Benio wrote:Now it seems that it's harder to not only find the older figures but Konami seems to be producing smaller quantities of the newer figures and fewer online stores are carrying them. .
Pyaamon wrote:You're not alone in that, Zress. Things are starting to get out of hand now and it's gotten to the point where some of us are no longer sure that we can keep up - or want to.
That being said I don't think Aefils realized everyone was talking about budgetary constraints; the proxy list is the usual reply when someone asks where they can get an exclusive they've seen floating around on other sites.
trenner dios wrote:I also would like to know that the higher prices and less/smaller parts are due to the strength of the yen, and not just because Konami knows people will pay it.
Benio wrote:trenner dios wrote:I also would like to know that the higher prices and less/smaller parts are due to the strength of the yen, and not just because Konami knows people will pay it.
My thinking on it (purely speculative of course since I don't work for Konami, nor speak Japanese) is if they are producing fewer figures per release, then the cost to produce them will be higher. If they produced them in larger quantities, they would be less expensive. Just like Hasbro does with Transformers. They make a large number of figures in order to keep the mfg costs down but the collector figures aren't produced in the same quantities so they are more expensive.
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