This week Amazon has put up for pre-sell two highly anticipated vehicles from The Vintage Collection; TIE Interceptor Vehicle and Slave 1 Boba Fett’s Spaceship. This marks Amazon’s first foray into selling exclusive Star Wars Hasbro action figure toys. Now after seeing the price tags attached to these sets, it lead us to wonder if the retail internet giant needs to seek advice from someone at Target or Toys ‘R’ Us in relation to their pricing schemes. To make our point we have compared the price breakdown of The Rise of Boba Fett Slave 1 from a few years ago with its newest repaint incarnation in form of Amazon’s The Vintage Collection Slave 1.
2010 – The Clone Wars: The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs
-$8 R8-B7 Action Figure
-$8 Mace Windu Action Figure
-$8 Bossk Action Figure
-$8 Anakin Skywalker Action Figure
-$8 Boba Fett Action Figure
-$25 Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter
$45 = Slave 1
2013 – The Vintage Series: Slave 1 Boba Fett’s Spaceship
-$5 Carbonite Accessory
$95 = Slave 1
Is our math and breakdown calculations potentially flawed and based on speculation – you bet. Are we trying to make a political statement about gas and oil prices and Chinese factories – not really. Are we just pointing out to our readers that we are paying a much larger dollar figure for a significantly lesser valued toy and would like to believe this will not be the pattern Hasbro’s retail partners will be following in the future – bingo!
All sarcasm aside, we are very much so looking forward to both of these sets in all their vintage glory but now we are thankful that they won’t be released until August as we need to take on some extra bounties to earn some more cash!