Posts Tagged ‘Zhu Zhu Pets’
$1,000 netted somebody 6 rare Skylanders.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:58 Written by LoganDX Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:58
Madness, I say! 35 bids drove up a Skylanders auction to £797.00 which comes to $1262.68 here at home. 6 Skylanders toys went to what appears to be a last-minute sniper, 6 toys of apparently the rare persuasion. Skylanders? Rare? Seriously? Gold painted versions of Chop Chop, Drill Sergeant, and Flameslinger plus silvered ones of Eruptor, Boomer and Dino-Rang are that valuable? Am I in the wrong business?
Let’s just hope this isn’t the future of gaming. If publishers think they can make a mint off of gullible kids with mom’s credit card, they’ll do it. We’ve already seen the emergence of post launch DLC already being on the disc, content that gamers pay for on top of the $60 they’ve already scraped up for the game. There’s been a glut of costume packs, minor weapon add-ons and more to nickel and dime the loyal purchasers into oblivion. If we have to start buying items like this at an astoundingly high price, count me out!
Of course this could just die out like every other crazy spending fad. Anybody remember… well pretty much anything hot at Christmases past? Pray to the gaming gods these end up like the Zhu Zhu pets of old. Found on clearance racks and going for the princely sum of $8 on Amazon. Any geeks out there stricken with the Skylanders fever? Would you pay a couple month’s rent for some toys? Hit the comments and spill your guts!