i started collecting ss in 2005. there is a glaring rise in costs as of the past two years that have left me shaking my head, but i believe ss is trying to grab a piece of the secondary market pie by charging more from the beginning. for this reason, the joker will be the last statue i ever receive from ss. it's almost reached the point of laughable, but then i see other manufacturers testing the waters as to justify the time it took to develop the statue. all well and good however that should of been a factor before ever deciding to make the statue. knowing what you will have to charge should keep a manufacturer from making a statue because he'd know his profits will be limited even though he's charging more. but to what end? will a manufacturer start charging because a more skilled hand painter needed to paint a belt without going outside the lines? it's like a car dealer justifying every little difference between one model and another to justify the higher price.
Last edited by oddball; August 19th, 2012 at 04:25:01 PM..