Bwah? SIXTEEN?!?!? Insanity!
As a DCUC collector, I completely sympathize.
As bas as the JLU price jump was, the DCUC has been worse. Even though the DCUC runs about a buck cheaper than the JLU 3 packs, they’ve also jumped more times in price.
They were 11-12.99 when they came out, then 13 and now 15 most places. Target had a recent sale at 7.99 and Kmart ran wave 15 for 7.75 but those are extreme exceptions.
Look at wave 17 with the Anti Monitor. Now if you can find a whole set not counting both Hal Variants it’s going to cost at least $70.00 for a set of six to get the AM figure.
What really bugs me is that the individual JLU guys are $8.99. Yeah, the big six-inch guys are about $15, but… dude, the JLU guys are SIX TINY PIECES OF PLASTIC. And most of them are the same six pieces of plastic Mattel engineered ten years ago. You can get a fully-articulated GIJoe (with an arsenal of accessories) with a buck to spare for $9! And how much for a comparably-sized Marvel figure? It’s kind of ridiculous.
Yea, that’s exactly the reason this massive DC fanboy has quit JLU and DCUC and gone back to the 3 3/4″ army men of his childhood and despite the lack of Metal Men in his life, doesn’t regret that decision in the least.
Yep. They’ve been that way for a while.
I think the price jump pretty kicked in around the Apache Chief/Samurari/Black Lightning time. They were 12.99 one week, then the next they were 14.99-15.99 depending on the Target.
They’ve gone on sale maybe three times since then, and the cheapest I remember was about 12.99 and that was it.
Been a while since I bought DCUC because of that dang price increase. Grrr… gonna want Blue Lantern Flash, though. Dang.
DUDE! WILLIS! You should call this guy the Bulletin Frog!
And really, the new wave of Joes seems to have a “regular” price now of 7 bucks – Hasbro had all the movie figures priced at 8 and they saw how “well” those sold so they wised up I guess. Of course, the Marvel figs are still at 8, but people keep buying them so…
Hasbro admited the rise of cobra line had problems. Includeing the high pricepoint, they projected that the sectors of people who sleepily remember gijoe would become fans of it again with the new movie.
So they priced things like Star Wars figures in a volatile effort to get newbies to recognize them as collectibles and buy a ton.
Pursuit of Cobra is a bandage on those wounds and a hot cup of cocoa for the GIJOE fanbase.
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