alternator77 wrote:not to mention a gestalt that doesnt have indivual bot modes and yet you charge 100 bucks.
heres a tip hastak get rid of the lights and sounds and focus on the details,look at the masterpiece, binaltech, and alternity lines no electronics,no lights and yet stunning detail.
dont mean to sound angry but im more about quality and detail than gimmicks and yes i know these toys are mainly marketed for kids but theres a reason the stores in my area haveabout 20 of each and every figure.
The problem there is most kids don't give a rats ass about quality or details...they just want to play. They WANT the gimmicks. And honestly most don't care that the gestalt has no individual robot mode- it's really only the collectors who are making a major fuss about that. Look at the most popular toys now- they are the ones with gimmicks. In a way you can blame Transformers for that because they really were the first toys to have a gimmick with their shapeshifting. It's all built from there. The weird thing is that TF's have actually lagged behind when it comes to electronics...in my opinion this is largely to do with the space requirements for such devices and the lack of space in TFs due to the moving parts.
And the reason your stores have 20 of each figure is because that's what is available at the warehouse. Think about how the stores buy their figures (by the case...in some cases, by the hundreds of cases). They just put out what they happen to have at the time and most of the time it's duplicates. They really don't care about selection. They want the shelves full. So really it's Wal-Mart and Target we can blame for the duplicate figs because that's what they bought.