e_galston wrote:these figures aren't for us though.. they are for kids... they are doing a line of Marvel Legends (actually two i think) for the movie with a comic accurate Iron Monger as the build a figure.
Yeah but you can go to a flea market or dollar store get the same toy with same articulation for less a price and you get three figures. Hasbro started this downward trend since last year in all four of their major toy divisions (Marvel, Star Wars, Joe, and Transformers). The good news is for the later is they're making better figures again, but on the downside also releasing some of the most horrific (Beast Hunters I'm looking at you).
Why G.I. Joe fans flipped on Hasbro for their cheap ass tactics during the first wave of G.I. Joe Retaliation. When you're getting a figure that has worse articulation then the ones you made originally in the 80s you have a problem. Why later figures won't feel like they've been made in the stone age.
I'm almost surprised collectors of Star Wars haven't flipped yet either since they've been de-evolved into the levels of 1970s articulation/paint jobs and yet cost double the price $9.99. That's inexcusable. At least freaking Mattel is up front with their cheap ass figures at times costing 5.99 or with their stupid gimmicks $9.99. At least you know you're paying for the cheap ass gimmick.
Why some collectors are starting to jump ship to the foreign market (Takara) or third party. They're getting sick of the cheap ass and stupid gimmicks. More they're also getting tired of paying so damn much for the good figures.