Yep all that tooSo there are potentially some other things at work for pricing other than Disney needing the cash. Theses are all just speculative alternatives / additions
1. Zavvi - Independently, Zavvi could be behind the price rises. Either they have seen a fall in demand for steelbooks, so need to get more money for the ones they do sell/want to take more advantage of their exclusivity/etc. Alternatively the recent government increase to the living (read: minimum) wage could mean their employee costs have risen, so they need to increase prices.
2. Inflation - 3D steelbooks have been £24.99 for a long time now - I am pretty sure my 2015 Marvel ones were that price. Unfortunately, it is a long time since i got the play.com Iron Man for 10.99, Terminator for 13.99 and Man on Fire for 9.99 as their release prices. But it could still be just recent inflation
3. Distributer prices - Disney have put their prices up, so Zavvi has matched them with a rise themselves.
Whether the higher price is worth it is a matter of opinion. lots of steebooks are going for low(ish) prices on eBay (£10 for once £25 steels, save Marvel), so I wonder if the market is becoming more constricted. Personally, I wonder whether physical copies, in general, are going to go the way of vinyl; be an expensive, exclusive option for people who want the best sound and picture.
Sorry, wasn’t meaning to sound so condescending.Yep all that too
Kinda why I said rhetorical and was just moaning about the hike in price lol but yeah everything mentioned is all valid and also what has crossed my mind. Is what it is unfortunately
Not condescending at all mate.Sorry, wasn’t meaning to sound so condescending.
All in all, I used to love the excitement of trying to get a steel - whose art would never come around again - for under £15 for some of my favourite moves. Play.com iron man and terminator are two of my favourites ever! Now print runs are huge and you can wait for price drops. I get economics mean they probably make more money this way, and scalpers used to be a real issue where now they aren’t (apart from Marvel), but I wish they would release more classics at low prices. The Fugitive is one of my favourite movies and I’ve been waiting over 8 years for a steel that’s never arrived.
I was hoping it'd be something different, find this design quite ugly. Was really disappointed by the film as well, first of the live actions that I've actually disliked. My other half enjoyed it though and I need to get it to keep the collection goingZavvi has updated the date (18th November) and artwork