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JediTricks
01-06-2010, 04:23 PM
I was thinking about this a lot lately, about how Lando and ROTJ Palpatine have very few accessories or costume elements and yet cost $79.99 each compared to Piett and Antilles and other non-armored, non-main-guy figures which go at $69.99. The only difference I can think of between them is the fact that the $80 figures are main characters while the others aren't. But from what I understand about the SW license, those costs don't change from character to character, they're all covered under the SW license. So is this a case of Sideshow charging a 15% increase merely because these characters are more recognizable than others? If so, that's way too sleazy for my blood.

Thoughts?

Slicker
01-07-2010, 02:53 AM
That does seem rather dirty. I don't buy any of these but if I did I'd be writing emails to ask what's up. The likenesses are good but I don't know if they're $80 good. And seeing as they come with fewer accessories the argument that they cost more because they spend more time on the sculpt gets shot down.

Jayspawn
01-12-2010, 11:59 AM
The main characters cost more because Sideshow knows people will fork over a little more for them.

JediTricks
01-15-2010, 06:05 PM
So that would be a "yes".

AmanaMatt
01-16-2010, 01:05 AM
Its a conspiracy............

I just preordered Hot Toys Terminator 2 figure for $160....so the Emperor seems like a bargain!!!!

JediTricks
01-16-2010, 07:32 PM
You won't feel that way when you compare them in person. ;)

Turbowars
01-16-2010, 08:37 PM
It's either that or SSC just knows they can sell the core characters for more.

AmanaMatt
01-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Yeah, not digging the pro body.....makes the price that much harder to swallow