ToyFarce News: The Bag of Chips Approach - Bigger Packaging, Higher Prices!

by ToyFarce
February 04, 2022
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"New recipe! Now with 25% more air!". This is what seems to be the trend the toy brands have adopted recently. We cannot pinpoint exactly when it started, since there are always been large boxes full of air, but the Star Wars: The Black Series Return of the Jedi Deluxe Boba Fett figure seems to be the one a lot of collectors remember...

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Toy companies are now using what we'll call the "bag of chips approach": A packaging in which there's a lot more air, and a lot less chips (or action figure, in that case). Figures that would fit in a normal sized packaging are now sold at a premium in a bigger box, with the accessories more spread, and a 'deluxe' sticker slapped on them. Do we get more action figure? Not really... Here is a recent example:

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See how those 2 Boba Fett figures have the exact same accessories? One fits in a normal Star Wars: The Black Series box, the other one is Deluxe.

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With the cape folded in the box, King Grayskull could have perfectly fit in a normal box, too.

You'd think that, at least, the MOC/MIB collectors would be happy about getting more packaging, right? Well... think again! The MOCC (Mint On Card Confederation) sent a statement to ToyFarce mentioning that bigger boxes means less space on the shelves for display, so no, they are not happy about the change (even if it does give them more box to cherish). "If the companies continue to make the packaging of our toys bigger, we will run out of space faster and won't be able to buy more!"

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Here's what the future might hold for us, by @chaztheguru

We will keep you inform as the boxes keep getting LARGER!

After an excellent idea sent by @darkfigtory on instagram. Give him a follow!
More news at 11:00... but BIGGER!
*ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!



Comments...

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Lord_Scareglow - 2022-02-15 @ 7:22 am

This hurts because it's all true, the Black Series team are on some good stuff. It's hardly even funny anymore, but still funny, but sad... I'm confused

ransomz - 2022-02-06 @ 12:24 am

I think the enlarged packaging is a real improvement. Bigger is always better, after all.

ghostbogey - 2022-02-05 @ 10:05 am
15 hours ago, yojoebro82 said:

It's written as satire but it's actually 100% true.

I have yet to purchase the new price gouged Boba Fett, and I think $30 is just about the price point where I bow out of 6" buying.

Good to "Know" yourself =^)

ghostbogey - 2022-02-05 @ 10:03 am

Air???....

You should be use to it......

Been doing it with "Potato chips" for years =^)

memocromatico - 2022-02-04 @ 7:57 pm

Worst part is theyre not stopping!!! Every new Boba Fett related figure is a deluxe suddenly!! Cobb Vanth? I mean, seriously deluxe with NOTHING but a couple guns and helmet?

K9K1N6 - 2022-02-04 @ 7:00 pm

extra money for extra air?! no thanks, imma plant my trees for extra air thank you very much xD, besides... when do my figures even need air inside the bo- oh... ooohhh.... they need to breath... (runs away)

yojoebro82 - 2022-02-04 @ 6:59 pm

It's written as satire but it's actually 100% true.

I have yet to purchase the new price gouged Boba Fett, and I think $30 is just about the price point where I bow out of 6" buying.

MandoMuggle - 2022-02-04 @ 3:12 pm

Ah yes, the screen accurate retool of Super Deluxe Boba Fett we know that well soon be getting!

I think its worth calling out that its also wasteful and environmentally irresponsiblefor Hasbro to use so much packaging just so they can put a mark up on popular figs they know fans want.

A lot of recent transformers such as SIEGE Shockwave, Astrotrain and Studio Series 86 Hot Rod are another example of this as well.

Something we definitely need to bring up at the next Q&As or else Hasbro is just gonna keep going with this to take advantage of fans.

Raziel_Crow - 2022-02-04 @ 3:07 pm

And will continue to be while people keep buying.Sadly, there is no farce in this...

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