We continue our look at the pricing of Star Wars action figures and how it has evolved over the years since its inception in 1977. We began two weeks ago with Part 1 “The Figures” which charted the evolution of Star Wars action figure price points over time. Today we breakdown what the cost of a singled-carded action figure looks like when we take inflation into account. We referenced the CPI (Consumer Price Index) as calculated by the US Dept. of Labor for our cost adjustments and presented each as rounded to the nearest quarter on the histogram below. This has provided a rather unique perspective on the history of Kenner and Hasbro figure pricing and shows that Hasbro is currently acting a bit outside of their norm these days. We’ll provide our analysis of the first two parts in Part 3.
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