1) It doesn't really matter if it's Echo or some other character. Even Omega has more new and unique accessories. All new sculpt. It didn't help Jar Jar Binks figure that much. It can be found for like 10-12 bucks if you try. I am more than sure that most casual fans won't even try to get it at first and will wait for a sale. In the end, they will simply lose more making him "deluxe". Like, I'm not gonna buy it. Only if he goes on sale. And I would buy it right away if he was 22.99.Benedict wrote: ↑Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:11 pmWell, it could be that this Echo was in a whole season of an animated show (not even counting his Clone Wars popularity) and likely to sell very well.
Vanth was in 1 episode of Mandalorian, and they’re unsure how well he’ll sell, taking into consideration that other characters that appeared in more than one episode still have their figures on shelves. Deluxe pricing could be hedging their bets.
This is all assuming the reasoning for the deluxe price is obvious, after all heavy Mando just came with his jet back and big blaster and was $30 and people were happy to pay that.
Or it could be the obvious thing of; plastic costs have nearly doubled and shipping costs have trebled. A few extra dollars per figure sounds pretty fair to me.
2) Heavy Mando is all new sculpt, big cool looking mandalorian, has a big gun and came out at the right time.
3) "Plastic costs have nearly doubled and shipping costs have trebled". Sounds ...unconvincing, especially when we have other figures as an example.
It just feels like they were happy with Deluxe Boba Fett sales and decided to make exactly the same scheme, but with less accessories.