I just came from Target. This may be interesting.
There are 4 Mustafar Playsets on the shelf for $29.99.
Where are all the adult collectors who should be buying these?
There were 2 kids, approximately age 7 and another younger (but at least 4) and they were explaining to their mother:
"This is how Anakin falls into the lava."
"They have break away platforms to fight on just like in the movie."
"See mom? It's a volcano and it launches fireballs."
Mom's response was to say she thought it was $89 - the price of the Lego TurboTank which was sold out and that was too much.
The kid responded that it was the other tag and he read it to make sure "$29.99."
Mom said "Where do you think $30 is going to come from?"
A sign of the times I suppose.....
I really want a large Star Destroyer and Jabba the Hutt's sailbarge and I'd be willing to pay several hundred dollars for either, and then again for the other one.
Many of us here will.
Target and Wal-Mart and Toys R Us contend with this mother however, who will not spend $30 for Mustafar and the kids are way more impressed with it than the folks I've heard talking around here.
(By the way, $30 is also the price of the sold-out ARC 170, but the mother would respond "It's still $30" I'm sure.)
So the stores won't gamble on larger playsets, no doubt, except if you really really hope we get lucky and Hasbro can produce something really nice for say between $50 and $100 and it's good enough for all of us to buy them out.
(The original sale price of the 1998 AT-AT Walker was $79.99 and it sold out. Later TRU clearanced some they would get in fresh off the truck for $10 each. Why they had them for that low I don't know. I can only guess that other stores backed off of ordering something to take up shelf space for $79.99.)
Anyway, your thoughts?