Maybe a $30-40 figure wouldn't come with as many accessories, but it's still 2-3x higher than it should be.
Lines like Mezco's One:12 stuff has a lot of accessories and has tailored clothing so it actually fits the body (unlike most Barbie and NECA shit) and they're only $80. Something made completely out of plastic would cost less, around $40-60.>>8588981> If you don't know them
I know enough to look at a store's list of figures and notice that 99% of them cost $50-70, but I'm open to understand why some of them actually cost like i said they SHOULD ALL cost.>I'm starting to wonder if you understand cost vs final pricing.
I seem to know more than you, considering you want to argue against the fact that there's even examples from Figuarts that prove my point.
Yet other lines? It doesn't really match what you're arguing.>Capeshit and SW stuff, besides paying more for license, maybe additional for likeness to actors, are not as 100X more mainstream as you think. Not in Japan
LOL, bullshit. There's a reason why they keep on releasing figures from these licenses. They'er selling so well that other companies joined in to make their own. Those lines that WEREN'T popular, go see how Revoltech (Star Wars) and Figma (MCU) dropped these western properties.
Also, the LIKENESSES are included with the license. Actors have been signing them away to movie studios ever since Lucas made bank on that in the 90s (Kenner's mushy 70s/80s shit didn't worry actors and movie studios thought mushy sculpts weren't good enough to make it worthwhile). So only companies like NECA, McFarlane, and Mezco had to pay up twice when they get an old 80s movie property like Predator and Terminator and then also need to get Arnold's rights.
Anyway, smart companies will price their toys to get the most audience that they can get. Greedy companies like those in Japan don't, but because they know otaku and weeaboos like to get fucked up the ass while defending their rape.