>>16040128>I know why they do it, and I can understand from a business perspective - the releases that are artificially limited and quadruple in price on the aftermarket encourage consumers and speculators to buy their other products up-front in the fear/hope that the value will increase, or the fear that if initial releases in a line underperform future figures will be impossible-to-get exclusives. I still hate it though.
Yea, or they could just make more and make them widely available so people in other countries can actually buy them without resorting to some obscure middleman or kinda shady shop that pretends to be western but is actually some HK shithole. I guess the third alternative is wait for BBTS to mark it up 300%. Honestly, at this point I might as well scalp the shit I have and just quit collecting RDs and MBs. I'm just wasting money on one offs when I want the sets, I'm just not willing to pay the scalper fee on top of the already increasing costs for fewer content. At least with Gunpla the price for what you get hasn't changed much even if the P-Bandais are getting ridiculous. In general I feel like Japanese toys and figures are quickly going down the drain. The price for what you get is bullshit compared to just a few years ago. Figmas are like twice the cost for like half the weight in plastic. The RD ANIME line was okay but now it's just all P-Bandai MSVs and the other releases like the Patlabor line were lackluster to begin with and are getting worse with each release. Probably time to quit toy collecting desu, it can only get worse.