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Comments It’s time to talk about figma prices.

  • ddarko2 months ago#78070368If this were true, you should see an increase across the board. However, as the OP points out, that is not the case. You have nendo around the same price. Apart from that, one could also point out that Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi figures for example, which are larger than Figma in most cases with ton more accessories, is still lower priced.
    So the excuse that the cost of production has increased doesn’t hold water in my opinion.



    Fair enough

    However a company does not typically increase the price of goods unless their costs have increased.

    Why risk alienating your potential customer base by pricing them out?
    2 months ago
    Nendoroids have gone up in price, but not as severely as Figmas. For Nendos, if you compare Date A Live's Yoshino(Has a large hood/hat lots of extra parts) which was 4200Yen to to Dungeon Fighters Geniewiz(Large Hat, Broom, 3FP) is 6500Yen from GSC(MFCs Price is different) there is about a 2000Yen increase for about the same quality and amount of stuff.
    2 months ago
    Skynetbeta2 months ago#78070286Simple the increase in cost is due to an increase in overall production/distribution costs.
    Firstly the mean cost of labor has risen over the past few years.
    Then you have the cost of tooling as an injection mold is quite expensive.
    The cost of raw material (plastic, pigment, paper, ECT) is up.
    You need basic labor to apply detail paint and decals in addition to polishing/deburring.
    Then you have your packaging design, production, and assembly.
    Then distribution both in regards to physically moving the parts and coordinating with retailers.
    Add on advertising so people are aware of your new release.
    After all of the above a $100 to $200 price tag is quite understandable.


    If this were true, you should see an increase across the board. However, as the OP points out, that is not the case. You have nendo around the same price. Apart from that, one could also point out that Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi figures for example, which are larger than Figma in most cases with ton more accessories, is still lower priced.

    So the excuse that the cost of production has increased doesn’t hold water in my opinion.
    2 months ago
    Poyofig2 months ago#78070007Green mold? What? I must’ve missed that, please explain

    Read what littlefishgirl posted below
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    Can find it in the comments section on his item page. Basically this affect some that were made back in 2017 and GSC wont accept defect on their side since it been years since it release.
    2 months ago
    Simple the increase in cost is due to an increase in overall production/distribution costs.

    Firstly the mean cost of labor has risen over the past few years.

    Then you have the cost of tooling as an injection mold is quite expensive.

    The cost of raw material (plastic, pigment, paper, ECT) is up.

    You need basic labor to apply detail paint and decals in addition to polishing/deburring.

    Then you have your packaging design, production, and assembly.

    Then distribution both in regards to physically moving the parts and coordinating with retailers.

    Add on advertising so people are aware of your new release.

    After all of the above a $100 to $200 price tag is quite understandable.
    2 months ago
    gwendal738-22 months ago#78068983I completely agree. Figmas these days go for ridiculously high prices for ridiculously little. If you compare today's figmas to, for example, the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica figmas - those came with a lot. Every single girl had all her weapons, her expressions, even alternate hair parts and hand parts with painted and unpainted soul rings. And if you bought their alternate (school girl) version, you get even more! And more alternate parts too. I remember breaking magical Homura's glasses early on and then thanking the gods that her school girl version also had them. It was a lifesaver.
    Now, figmas (and nendoroids! Oh boy, those are even bigger culprits!) come with the bare minimum. It's like whoever sculpted/made the figure watched a couple of episodes of the anime and called it a day (yes, I'm specifically calling out the makers of the Ash and Eiji nendoroids here). I'm especially miffed about Tanya's figma, she didn't even come with an alternate leg. Like, wasn't GSC supposed to know that she doesn't wear that metal thing on her leg when she isn't flying in the air? Plus, they should have had the option to make the box thing removable (yes I've watched the anime twice and read some parts of the novel, I still don't know/remember the technical names for those things, spare me) and included at least the same accessories they gave the nendo (tea cup and saucer, for example; maybe a nutcracker, or some books, or SOMETHING). Even her extra faceplate was a freaking bonus. All of that, with the audacity of charging Y7000 for her. And don't get me started on Erwin. Yes, he came with a horse, but Y10800 for a figma? Seriously? I could buy a Kotobukiya scale for that much!
    Ugh. Figmas have honestly lost their fun and flair. They used to be so awesome to pose and take pics with, now they barely came with anything - except a hefty price tag, that's for sure.


    I'm definitely disappointed that the new Stacia (Asuna) nendoroid comes with literally nothing... she just has her sword/a mother's rosario effect. Literally no accessories nor any of her actual Stacia/goddess powers. Still charging almost $50 though. Also comparing newer nendoroids to one like Ishtar; is a world of difference. www.goodsmile.i...

    Ishtar came with two bases (one for her bow,) and many accessories. I don't think the price of materials has gone up that much in less than two years? www.goodsmile.i...

    I can live with the Merlin figma not having Excalibur cause I love him and he'll look nice next to my nendoroid that actually has accessories.
    2 months ago
    I have to agree, I'd be fine with the higher price if they included more and didn't lack the same quality they used to have. My megumin figma's staff broke almost right away when trying to pose her. And I'm no newbie to figmas, so I know to be careful since they are small. But it's ridiculous how easy it broke, i had to sand the peg down and superglue it back together. And it seems like the joints break a lot easier. I preordered the raphtalia figma because I love her and missed out on previous figures of her, but I was so disappointed in the lack of extra faces and optional parts... I find myself ordering figmas less and less every year. I recently started collecting scale figures, and I'm becoming addicted. I should probably just focus on that instead of figmas and only get the figmas I REALLY need to have.. *sigh*
    2 months ago
    Yeah, I've sorta been staying away from Figmas due to the prices going up. the last Figma I remember getting was ITEM #508098 at around $70-$75 and I was still was not 100% happy when I got it due to the expense: quality ratio you talked about. I now just buy Nendoroids since its usually cheaper and tend to have more accessories for the series such as Fate and Touken which barely have figmas for the characters you like anyway. I think the biggest increase happened when the Zenyatta figma came out at like $100+ and they said it was "special" or something which was kinda .... BS lol. The Overwatch figmas have been making it hard to GS to keep figma prices down since they apparently put a lot of work into making them but b/c of that they can't just keep the prices that high lol
    2 months ago
    quirow2 months ago#78068841I stopped collecting Figmas after the incident with the infamous Figma Gilgamesh and the green mold and think it was one of the best decision regarding collecting that I made. I mean the price for Figmas are quite outrageous these days with some even surpassing the price of scale figures.

    Green mold? What? I must’ve missed that, please explain
    2 months ago
    Garbagely priced, and the alternate versions of them with like 2-3 more accessories for 10-20 dollars more is a huge turn off.
    I rarely preorder any Figma, they're just disappointing compared to what Bandai usually offers at a lower price-point.
    2 months ago
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