Daz Hoo wrote:Personally, I would prefer it if you would be straight with us. Tell us that it's because it's a Toys 'R' Us exclusive (like you pointed out very lightly), hence why it needs to generate a higher profit margin. Or because the set features exclusive and rare minifigs (hence why LEGO has set a higher price point for it), or that certain pieces included in the set cost more to produce. Heck, I'm a grown-up mature man, and I can accept LEGO wants to make money.
My point is that you cannot blame the economy for the price point of one particular set. You can do that when talking about the global increase in US prices for LEGO sets, but not for one particular model with one particularly high price point.
speaknspell wrote:hey bro I get to theorize too, just because I have more insight on things doesn't mean I'm not just venturing an opinion. I kind of take offense to the 'not being straight with us' part of that simply based on the fact that I'm telling you as much as I know. Just because it seems to not be the answer you were expecting you think I'm trying to BS you.
Mark Hansen, director of business development for the LEGO Group wrote:Within the company we have made a strategic decision within LEGO to make a delay of LEGO Universe. It will not be coming out in 2009, The reason is, we have a luxury right now, the business is going good. We have products launching that are not digital, the physical products, with them going so well we don't want to take focus away from them.
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