$19.99 price point

Would you really rather keep paying only $20 for your collectibles even if they look horrificly cheap?

Imo raising the price afew bucks and getting better paint is worth it.
>B-b-but you can touch up the paint yourself!

Painting supplies cost money too, and it frankly is not worth my time and effort to consistently fix a company's lazy efforts.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most companies seem to already be raising the prices without actually putting more paint/effort into their figures.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Besides MLs? Which ones?

      McFarlane is keeping the same price and offering less than they used to. There is an undeniable drop in quality from the days where they first debuted the new articulation schemes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you picking and choosing? Warhammer figures are substantially bigger than any other $20 figure they make and that certainly relates to cost, even if not amount of plastic (which would add a few cents per unit) then also the amount of tooling required plus surface area for the paint that is there, taking up parts of the budget. There isn't a stark difference in amount of paint otherwise. And idk about in the US but Fortnite figures from McFarlane were always more expensive than their other assortments over here because a lot of the designs required paint to match their in-game looks.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then they should charge more for them instead of having them look dollar-store painted.

          How is there not a stark difference in paint between this and the Fortnite stuff, your blind as a bat, lmao.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Are you picking and choosing? Warhammer figures
          I don't really understand the Warhammer line, because they CAN do full paint apps, but all the human figures seem to get the short end of the stick, while the xeno scum get all the paint.

          Figures like this have washes, spray masks, tampos, and even shading.
          AND it has more articulation than your standard human marine, which increases the amount of molds they'll need to create.
          Makes me think that McFarlane does the "budget per wave" thing Hasbro does, where accessories or paint are cut on one figure on the wave so that they increase the amount of accessories/paint/newmold/etc another figure in the case can get.

          Like you said, the size doesn't really correlate with cost, as they likely decided on the size based on the maximum height a standard figure can be before it requires more molds, which is the most expensive part of producing a toy. The extra plastic is only a cent or two more.
          Height and weight is the easiest trick companies have always used to get you to feel like you're getting more bang for your buck. From food to detergents to toys.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Much as I like the genestealer, even it is missing a ton of painted details.

            They painted some of the sculpt and left plenty untouched.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hasbro for sure. Their entry price on MLs and SW Black series is almost $30 now, with no actual increase to quality, paint, or accessories. In fact, they often try their damnedest to charge $35 by packing the figure with one extra accessory than normal, and putting it in a bigger box and billing it as a "deluxe" release. Though coincidentally enough, the GI Joes are still only about the $25 range, and seem to have the most paint, accessories, details, etc.

        McFarlane is skimping out, and cutting things, but at least they're trying to maintain the $20-$25 price point, I guess.

        NECA figures have nearly doubled in price, with no real improvements either. But...at least they're larger than most of the rest of the competition and started out with more detail than the competition too.

        ...Does Mattel even have any worthwhile 6"-:7" Figures? I guess MOTU stuff, right? Don't really collect it, but they seem like they're only in the $20-$25 range, and what little I know and see in passing, they seem decently detailed, painted, and accessory-laiden.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        These Fortnite figures retailed for $24.99

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The better toys cost $5 more
          Good, they should have kept it that way then.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That was also 3/4 years ago when everyone had their prices at $20. What does $25 get you now? McFarlane has their new Avatar figures at that price, and the Spawn line. What about everyone else charging that much?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              More than the toys going for $20 apparently, since these are the worst looking "collectibles" at any of the current price points.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Imo raising the price afew bucks and getting better paint is worth it.
    You're expecting "a few bucks" to actually get better paint. McFarlane probably could because of their independent nature, but look at other companies that have already raised their prices, not like the paint quality has gone up. Hell, look at import figures, they're 60-80 and a lot of their paint quality is going to shit with limited applications and QC issues for what is there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Hell, look at import figures, they're 60-80 and a lot of their paint quality is going to shit with limited applications and QC issues for what is there.
      Truth. No manufacturer is immune.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the line.

    Also, how much better paint are we talking about?
    Lots of unknowns here, especially when companies that do offer full paint apps are usually imports, who already over charge for their figures.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How much better paint are we talking about?
      How about no garbage grey plastic weapons?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think my first reaction is usually I don't mind price increase if it is something I like. I do prefer it look good, especially if it is something I want to display. But when I think back on other things I collect, once price goes up from what I am used to paying I start to rethink the whole collection. I will start getting only what is more important or favorites only. Then eventually just stop all together because I cannot justify the collecting any more.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Warhammer fags are ultracucked, they pay more for a 1" unpainted grey plastic figurine that isn't even assembled.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anon doesn't know what a model kit or garage kit is and instead associates it with his weird fetish.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah I play 40k and I can confirm we're pretty cucked. Thankfully 3rd party and resin KOs are a thing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Thankfully 3rd party and resin KOs are a thing.

          Bullshit boy. The absolute shit fit most groups have when you show up with anything besides the official models is "that guy" levels on the low end. God forbid you 3d print stuff, it's GWS sets, or you're not allowed to play.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's just autists who drop mortgage payments into their plastic army and want others to make the same mistakes as them.

            You can play any wargame with fucking cardboard cutouts instead of minis, I remember old box sets used to even come with those in lieu of miniatures before they realized how much they could rip these guys off.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Seems like the poor are truly oppressed in America. Not even allowed to play a game with functionally equivalent pieces, not out of fear of some lawsuit, but out of social oppression by the rich who spent thousands of miniatures.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If other players can tell that your miniatures are KOs after painting and basing then you bought low quality ones. Good quality fakes can be near indistinguishable after just being primed.
            >3rd party
            YMMV, but generally speaking most places that aren't official GW stores won't care as long as your army isn't completely/mostly proxied, and you support their business than just using them for their tables.
            If your group gets triggered by them, then that's a problem with your group than the hobby itself.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not autistic, so that looks fine to me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have really low standards, which makes me based

      Lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I am satisfied with the product for the price tag. If better paint means a price increase, I’d rather keep the current price.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd accept $21 for that level more paint.

    Protip: 1 dollar would not be what it would be raised and that level of paint would not be what we would get.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd need to trust that every cent of the higher price was going into the paint. What companies do you trust, anon?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Honestly the 40K McFarlane line is probably the best thing they've ever made and certainly the best Western retail line at the moment.

    Honestly really wondering how you came to that conclusion.

    >Best articulation:
    Certainly not outside of acouple skinny figures like the genestealer and Necron. The space Marines move like crap.

    >Best Accessories:
    Noooope, not a chance.

    >Best paint:
    Actually in the running for least and worst paint apps with how cheap they look.

    >Sculpt:
    Pretty well detailed, but never given enough paint to actually look great, looks bogged and mogged next to joytoy sculpts.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You should learn to read somebody's post before replying.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much paint do you need anyway?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    There are some places I noticed the lack of paint on details but for 20 I think he has enough to be worth it. Can't really say for the other Space Marines.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At this point I think it should be assumed that if you buy a McF 40k fig, the paint is gonna be shit - but thats okay cuz I repaint them all anyway.

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