BTW...CustomCon39 is underway...

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Rann's picture
Joined: 2012-01-04

It's a shame to see how interest & participation in this hobby, and these CustomCons (and this website) have declined over the past 7-8 years. I suppose kids are only interested in video games theses days?

I started collecting figures as an adult while still in grad school. I was a stereotypical POOR college student (A real treat for me was a dinner of sardines & macaroni, cooked in a popcorn popper!), but figures only cost $3-$4? I could afford that.

Now even the cheapest mass-market figures are $20, as the value of the "American peso" drifts lower & lower. And I simply do not understand what the sustainable market may be for the $200-$900 Hot Toys charges for their beautiful, but wildly expensive (not to mention frail) 12" figures!