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Old 10-12-2019, 07:35 PM   #501
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I just got an email from BBTS stating that the pre-order price / MSRP for the McFarlane B&W just increased by $30 due to "increased production costs" according to Diamond and DCC. While that seems kind of bogus I wonder if it's because they're changing factories or production methods due to recent QC issues.
Got the same email from BBTS. I知 pretty selective about my Batman B&Ws and really want this one, so I値l pay the extra amount.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:21 AM   #502
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Got the same email from BBTS. I知 pretty selective about my Batman B&Ws and really want this one, so I値l pay the extra amount.
I agree, the McFarlane one will be my third overall B&W, I just think it's kind of nonsense to offer the product for pre-order at a certain price and then increase the price afterward by a pretty large percentage. Can't remember seeing that before in the statue game, honestly.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:07 AM   #503
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DC has price-hiked every line across the board for all 2020 releases, most likely due to Trump's trade war with China. Now a 1/10-scale Batman B&W costs more than a 1/7-scale Cover Girls/Bombshells does in 2019.

Combined with the declining QC at various factories, I'm basically gonna stop collecting non-PVC statues. The aggravation isn't worth it.
I'm no fan of Trump or tariffs, but only half of the price hike can be attributed to the 15% tariff. The rest is pure DC. Let's hope they're planning to put the money towards a better factory that will have higher QA standards.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:31 PM   #504
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My Silvestri Bats came in and it looks spectacular. Thankfully, no QC issues with mine. I have him displayed on my computer desk. Just seemed appropriate.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:41 PM   #505
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I agree, the McFarlane one will be my third overall B&W, I just think it's kind of nonsense to offer the product for pre-order at a certain price and then increase the price afterward by a pretty large percentage. Can't remember seeing that before in the statue game, honestly.
It's happened before.

Entertainment Earth initially listed Gotham Garage Batgirl for $100 then jacked up the price to $300.

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Ent Earth just changed the price of the Batgirl statue from $100 to $300, so I canceled my order.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:30 PM   #506
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Would like to see a Don Netwon piece. Totally underrated Batman artist with a long run drawing Detective and Batman back in the day.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:34 PM   #507
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Would like to see a Don Netwon piece. Totally underrated Batman artist with a long run drawing Detective and Batman back in the day.
Totally agree! At least DC did a book dedicated to his Batman art which I bought as soon as it was published. I知 really stunned how much Amazon is asking for it now!

https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Batman-...+newton&sr=8-4
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:25 PM   #508
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Got the Silvestri today.... pretty good.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:36 PM   #509
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Nice! That's the best one I've seen. Hope the one I get is that good.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:28 PM   #510
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Got the Silvestri today.... pretty good.
Congrats!! You got a really good one.
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