lordvader208 wrote:MrCRskater wrote:Take a step back, fellas. We don't have any reason to complain about a $25 price tag for the upcoming Hoth set. We've been begging for an official Tauntaun figure for years, practically on our knees. Now they've not only created a brand new mold to produce it, not merely included it as part of a monster Hoth set, but created an affordable set that revolves solely around it, and we're upset/disappointed/perturbed that it's a mere $5 more than we had hoped?! The phrase "bite the hand that feeds you" comes to mind. . . let's not be such thankless ingrates!
I only say that it's $5 overpriced because I don't want TLC to be thinking that they can now charge $25 for all sets that should cost $20. Then in a year, they might start charging an extra $5 just because everyone thinks $25 is a good deal. That makes it $30 for a set that should only cost $20. And it may keep on rising. We should all watch out how much TLC is charging now because they may just raise it the next year.
I believe what you are referring to can be defined as inflation. Costs are up across the board for everything. Would you really expect LEGO to shoulder increasing production costs, and then giving you the same priced sets year after year, all while their profit margin decreases? If they adopt your model, I'm certain we wont be enjoying new releases like this again.
Skip the Starbucks or McDonalds just once a month and you've got your extra $5 to buy an already bargain priced set.