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Disney Infinity: Cars playset is pricey at £39.99 RRP

Monday, 25th February 2013 12:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Disney Infinity launches in June with three starter playsets; Monsters University, Pirates of the Carribean and The Incredibles. However, additional toy kits could cost around £40 a piece.

Pixar’s Cars is the first separate playset to be released alongside the game on June 28th. Retailers are currently pricing it around the £40 mark, suggesting that extra playsets could cost parents and gamers a lot of money.

ONM has done a little price round-up to see how much the playset and two extra figures – Mater and Francesco Bernoulli – will cost come launch day:

Amazon has the full kit at £39.99, Mater figure at £15.99 and the Bernoulli figure at £12.99.

Game is selling the full kit at £34.99, with both Mater and Bernoulli at £12.99.

Finally, Shopto is selling the Cars playset at £31.85 and both figures at £11.84.

What do you think of the above? Is Disney taking the piss? Let us know below.

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2 Comments

  1. fightclubdoll

    The prices were announced at the time of the reveal, they will be expensive. That’s been a guarantee all along. The online retailers are going to demand more than the shops.

    Have you ever looked for Skylanders on Amazon.com? The mark-up over retail can be extreme, nay obscene. Expect to pay well over the retail price online.

    It was perhaps at its worst after Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure launched. By Christmastime, the online prices for Skylanders were astonishing. The lone figure of Cynder the dragon ($7.99 retail) was on offer for no less than $50 online. Toy scalpers were calling the shots.

    Christmas 2012 saw greater availability of the toys, and more advance planning on the part of would-be buyers. The mark-ups are still quite visible. Look on eBay or Amazon and it won’t take long to find clear examples. Skylanders still go for a significant mark-up online; you can expect to pay double on Amazon for the set that’s hanging on the wall at GameStop.

    I have little doubt that those who learned their lessons with Skylanders will be better prepared to cope with the potential frenzy over Disney Infinity. Online mark-ups are par for this sort of course. Those that don’t shop smart will likely have to use their wallets to compensate.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    omg, this will fail hard… who is mad enough to pend that much on a game for a dying console(ps3/x360/wii). when the ps4 and x720 are around the corner with new awesome games.

    #2 1 year ago

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