March 20, 2012, 12:35am
They are making it overseas, and that in itself means it's cheaper to be made first off, regardless of labor & packaging, it's not at all hard to believe that even with an online exclusive, collectors grade toy, that they still make at least half in profit. Remember this they cost $22 when in retail they would probably go for $15 or so, so the cost is offset already by having the figure cost more for a lower production run. Besides plastic costs what it costs, when was the last time you paid $22 for an empty 5 Gallon bucket, there is a lot of plastic in there, and it's roughly the same plastic used in the figures, and you still have to pay people to put the handles on, pallettize them and then there is the lids and the gaskets for liquid buckets & pour spouts for paint buckets.... Point is the plastic is a small part of the figure, add the labor per figure and packaging, and I'd be willing to bet that Mattel still hauls in at least roughly half or more in profit per figure.
Originally Posted by Super He-Man
Mattel is not going to make a figure line for just pennies in profit, they would cancel it for a more lucrative line, no they will not make this out of the kindness in their hearts, so they have to see there is a nice big profit in them to keep MOTUC around....and not to mention, for them to sell the figures at $10 - $15 in sales, even for overstock....will never hurt their bottom line, if so, they wouldn't be doing it.
Last edited by shadowfall1976; March 20, 2012 at 12:40am.
NA She-Ra, Jitsu....
Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
March 20, 2012, 06:02am
I didn't say that Brian was wrong...and I wasn't disagreeing with him...I just didn't know if that number he came up with included all of the startup for each figure or not.
Originally Posted by shadowfall1976
March 20, 2012, 12:55pm
I totally agree,i received my reply from DR about where my February figures are,and now the figures are more expensive,the shipping costs are higher,DR tell me that they will take two weeks longer.So instead of waiting 3-4 weeks i am now waiting 4-6 weeks,just like JLC and DCUC Mattel will kill this lines popularity.Take it back to the 12 monthlies and 4 quarterlies and SDCC exclusives,try and rescue whats left of the fans/collectors and not this model of squeezing as much money as possible out of everyone.
Originally Posted by bcrduke
I don't think its gonna sell either at $80-$100,the wind raider was a complete new tool that won't be re-used,Granymyr will use some of the previous tools,Draego Mans wings for example,and yet will be sold at double the cost(price and shipping).....the fans could be looking at up to $130 for one figure.......
Originally Posted by Berserker79
Last edited by he-man121; March 20, 2012 at 12:55pm.
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