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Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Dinosauria Diorama from Sideshow Collectibles!

Sideshow has just released a new Dinosauria Diorama for Pre-Order! Slated for release in the 2nd Quarter of the year, the "Allosaurus VS Camarasaurus" Dio features 3 dinosaurs; 2 Allosaurus and 1 Camarasaurus.

If I am not mistaken, this is the first time that 3 individual dinosaurs had been presented in a diorama from Sideshow's Dinosauria line. The Exclusive Edition comes with 2 seperate Dinosaurs skulls for complementary displays; an Allosaurus skull and a Camarasaurus skull.

However, at a retail price that is almost $300, I personally think that Sideshow is pushing the price limits on the Dinosauria line. Considering that there are no licensing or copyright fees to pay, a $300 price per piece is the maximum that I would pay for anything from the Dinosauria line. Even then, at this price, I am still considering whether I will eventually be getting this piece. It is quite painful to part with so much cash for a single display piece. On top of that, being an International Customer, there is also the high international shipping charges as well as the related Import, Customs and Duties to be paid.

On the bright side, the rewards points for this piece at 5% will add up to $15. So basically, it means we pay $285 retail for this item when ordering direct from Sideshow.

Seriously, Sideshow may want to consider lowering the retail prices for the Dinosauria line. And if that is not possible, maybe to increase the rewards points for purchases on this line. Food for thought, Sideshow! I love this line and the great artwork that comes with it. I certainly loath to give up adding more pieces from the Dinosauria line to my collection for the simple reason that I could not justify paying the price for it. To be able to afford is one thing. To be willing to pay so much for a display item is another. :)

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