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    How much did vintage figures retail for back in the day (i.e. 1982-1987)?

    I know this doesn't really belong here, but I'm really curious if anyone remembers. It would be an interesting comparison to today's price point of the Classics if someone can do the inflation calculations as well (I'm no mathematician!).

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    They were fairly expensive in Portugal, about 3000$ (escudos at the time) or 15€ per figure. Spydor was 50€ (50 000$)

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    Thanks for that.

    Sorry, I should have specified. I'm looking for information on the United States and Canada.

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    In Canada they were 4.99 AHH YEAH! and when on sale of Clearance they were typically 1.99 oh the good ol' days

    mind you they were selling em at 100 times the amount they sell today.. produced in the millions, so that is also something to take into consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGE View Post
    In Canada they were 4.99 AHH YEAH! and when on sale of Clearance they were typically 1.99 oh the good ol' days

    mind you they were selling em at 100 times the amount they sell today.. produced in the millions, so that is also something to take into consideration.
    I remember Eaton's sold them for $5.99 more expensive than Kmart and Towers which ranged from $3.99 - $4.99 Sears had em for the same as Eatons I think Consumers distributing had them for less, same with Toy city and Merry land toys (was that the name of it?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I remember Eaton's sold them for $5.99 more expensive than Kmart and Towers which ranged from $3.99 - $4.99 Sears had em for the same as Eatons I think Consumers distributing had them for less, same with Toy city and Merry land toys (was that the name of it?)

    ahh yeah man.. CD was the bomb.. my parents would bring me in.. i'd look in the cats and pick 10 figures.. and ready for pickup or if they had it in hand ready to take home.. i loved that place!! i always found it better then toysrus or Zellers or Kmart.. rest in Peace Zellers and Kmart.. -No longer in Canada but yeah so cheap.
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    Yeah, I was paying $4.50 to $4.99 usually. US
    I remember some of the higher priced stores sold them for $5.99 (Dillards, etc) and I wouldn't get a figure there unless I couldn't find them anywhere else.

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