Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Price increases hitting Hasbro toys at Target, Walmart

Target and Walmart have begun to raise their prices on various Hasbro toys. These 2 retailers have always been my first choice for toy hunting as they almost always offered the lowest prices.
We reported last month on how Hasbro was raising wholesale prices to retailers, and it was up to the individual retailer whether or not to raise prices to consumers. It now appears that they have followed through with a price increase on various lines. Petroleum and transportation costs are mostly to blame.
Some of the price increases include:

G.I. Joe vehicles now $15.99 (was $14.99)
G.I. Joe DVD Battle Packs now $21.99 (was $19.99)
Transformers Universe Ultra figures now $26.99 (was $24.99)
Transformers Universe Voyager figures now $21.99 (was $19.99)
Transformers Universe Deluxe figures now $10.99 (was $9.99)
Transformers Animated Deluxe figures now $10.99 (was $9.99)
Star Wars vehicles (medium sized) now $21.99 (was $19.99)


G.I. Joe vehicles now $15.86 (was $14.86)
Marvel Legends - Fing Fang Foom Hulk series now $15.96 (was $14.96)

This is not a complete list; expect to find other price increases soon. I've also read some rumors that carded single G.I. Joes and comic packs are going to be going up too, as well as Star Wars comic packs. One piece of good news is that Walmart still has its sale on all Deluxe Transformers for $7.77, though this special may end any day.