Keroro is shocked by the news of rising price of gunpla.
Thanks to ottbot for the picture. ^^
Read from Gunota few days ago that prices of gunpla might increase very soon. >.<
ITmedia News reports Bandai is looking into a mark-up on the price of Gunpla. According to the news, the reason for this is a steep rise in the cost of materials as a result of high oil prices. When the change in pricing might occur, exactly what merchandise it will affect, and how much it will be is not known. Bandai’s PR department is quoted as saying, “The details haven’t been decided but there is a change in merchandise specifications which has added cost to new parts & booklets for Gunpla and we will be repricing.”
A week ago, <a href=” http://d.hatena.ne.jp/type97/20080220#p4
” target=”_blank”>Aoi Model Shop, a blog said to be run by an employee in a hobby shop on the outskirts of Akihabara, claimed there would be a 10-20% increase in HGUC and MG kit prices beginning around May. Oil prices were cited as the reason. Furthermore, the site said it looked as though old merchandise would also be marked up as it was reissued. As with the official news, it was said there were details yet to be settled.
Me better stock up on MGs before the rise come. >.<