Tim O'Connor wrote:
"Value added"? No, just good old gouging. I was looking at some oldThe cost of making the cars is low.
It's the quarter of a million dollars UP FRONT to research the car, make and remake the moulds, do the test prints, design the packaging and advertising that makes up the major part of the cost of the final car.
If a manufacturer does not think that they will sell enough models to recoup their UP FRONT costs they won't make the model.
You can have a fantastic model of any car / locomotive / passenger car you want if you are willing to spend the money.
The first model will cost $ 250,000.
The second model will cost $ 5.00 but you don't get the second model without paying for the first one.