This is a ranting post… yes ANOTHER rant. I found the MU 2-pack – Hulk and 1st appearance Wolverine – and while it looks awesome I was shocked at the price. The 2-packs at Target are now $19. Yup, almost $20 for two 3″ figures. I remember when the first 2-packs were released I actually praised Marvel for pricing them at $12.99. They are now almost $7 more… in less than 5 years. How is that possible? The MU figures are also being raised… to $11. I am so bummed. I picked up a few of the Secret Wars 2-packs because I was so impressed with the price – but you can be certain I won’t be picking up any extra two-packs at this price. In fact, the whole market, figures, statues AND comics are getting to the point where I don’t feel it’s worth it to collect anymore.
I was at my LCS today and saw the new Hulk trade on the stands – for $40! I mean, buying the single issues (which can be found in most $1 bins) wouldn’t cost $40! This collects 16 issues of the Hulk by Mantlo – which is a fun read and I would have picked it up in a second… if it were $20. I keep finding myself leaving more and more Hulk merch on the stands these days… and it’s depressing.