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    Are we paying a 15% likeness tax on SSC figures?

    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?
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    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.
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    The main characters cost more because Sideshow knows people will fork over a little more for them.
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    So that would be a "yes".
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Its a conspiracy............

    I just preordered Hot Toys Terminator 2 figure for $160....so the Emperor seems like a bargain!!!!
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    You won't feel that way when you compare them in person.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    It's either that or SSC just knows they can sell the core characters for more.
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    Yeah, not digging the pro body.....makes the price that much harder to swallow
    Real men buy Willrow

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