>>6007276>you're buying the same figure over and over which affects value.
I don't think I've ever felt this way, despite my rather large collection. Though I rarely buy Hasbro MLs, so i really can't speak on them specifically. What keeps me away? The fact that they don't use the right bodies for them. It just looks cheap, which you partly speak about.>I would argue otherwise.
wtf are you talking about?
You're not even addressing what I said and just want to talk about how you appreciate your toys because you own less. This may or may not be true, because i have no idea of what you do with your stuff.
I do shit to "maintain" my collection. The vast majority is stored in boxes and i don't know if you've noticed, but most of what i show off is what i keep out. Hence that Frieza popping up so often in photos i take.
Do i appreciate my Frieza more, thus prefer higher "quality"? Nope, because my $8 GI Joes stay out and are taken photos of more frequently. And i probably have about a thousand of them.
What does that have to do with their value? Nothing, because it's an entirely different topic. Just because i like something more doesn't mean it should cost more. So its value is only based on its features and Hasbro pretty much sets what a toy with plenty of articulation, average paint, and a high quality sculpt should cost. You can see how that cost balloons up when collector companies who sell fewer toys but with higher QC/more features will sell for. Feature per feature,that cost doesn't always correlate, especially with import toys.
It really boggles my mind how figures from China or Hong Kong can cost so much, yet take into account what their cost of living is over there and their median wages. Do they really expect collectors to hand over a higher % of their income for overpriced toys? This applies to Japan too.
Rarely ever do i feel like the price is justified, so when i buy it solely for the character it better look right instead of this