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Wizarding World - Diagon Alley Discussion - Part 2

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Shucker

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I thought the Ollivanders piece was great. Total Fallon. I am surprised that WB let that kind of humor fly on this IP... but hey, from the perspective of promotion, it was great.
I would have not expected less from Fallon. I thought it was pretty funny. Especially liked how Ollivander stayed in character. I wonder how many takes they had to do :)
 

rhino4evr

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the "interactive" wands thing is cool I guess..but I don't see ever wanting to spend $44.95 for one. Plus, if there are a bunch of people lined up, you can kind of see the effect a bunch of times while you are waiting. Kind of ruins the surprise element. Just seems way over priced to me.
 

UNIrd

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the "interactive" wands thing is cool I guess..but I don't see ever wanting to spend $44.95 for one. Plus, if there are a bunch of people lined up, you can kind of see the effect a bunch of times while you are waiting. Kind of ruins the surprise element. Just seems way over priced to me.
Are these confirmed to be $45? $45 for a wand that does "magic" vs $35 for one that does absolutely nothing? I think these will fly.
 

JungleSkip

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Feb 15, 2010
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the "interactive" wands thing is cool I guess..but I don't see ever wanting to spend $44.95 for one. Plus, if there are a bunch of people lined up, you can kind of see the effect a bunch of times while you are waiting. Kind of ruins the surprise element. Just seems way over priced to me.
Are these confirmed to be $45? $45 for a wand that does "magic" vs $35 for one that does absolutely nothing? I think these will fly.
Not confirmed, but reliable people like Derek Burgan and Attractions are agreeing on that price.

And yea, if a normal want is 30, a want that actually does something for 45 seems reasonable
 

rhino4evr

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I'm sure they will sell, but that doesn't mean they aren't over priced. I don't think I'd pay for then $20
 

Paul9251

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Jun 25, 2012
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UO segment from The Tonight Show, straight from NBC. Higher quality!

Enjoy :cheers:

[video=youtube_share;phC_FZ3idhE]http://youtu.be/phC_FZ3idhE[/video]

Love the BTTF theme toward the end.
Awesome! I knew it would be up on their YouTube page soon enough.
 
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MrRoamer

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May 20, 2013
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That's really pretty awesome, definitely makes me sad I already bought Dumbledore's wand though. I'd much rather pay the $45 for a real magic wand than a non-magic wand or a blinky skater helmet.
 

Frogki

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Jun 14, 2010
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I'm sure they will sell, but that doesn't mean they aren't over priced. I don't think I'd pay for then $20
I think it's fairly reasonable for a gift that will hold sentimental value for many and do things in the park. People buy wands that do nothing for $35, so I don't see this price being ridiculous. Theme park items are expectedly overpriced, and people care enough about certain properties to buy things from them, a magic wand arguably being one of the more unique souvenirs...
 

ChrisFL

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Jan 31, 2010
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the "interactive" wands thing is cool I guess..but I don't see ever wanting to spend $44.95 for one. Plus, if there are a bunch of people lined up, you can kind of see the effect a bunch of times while you are waiting. Kind of ruins the surprise element. Just seems way over priced to me.
Supply vs. Demand, basic rule of economics
 

Teebin

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Oct 12, 2009
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The maps included with the wands almost look worth $20 to me. I'll be framing mine, I think.
Yeah, while I should not have been surprised, I was very impressed with the map execution.

I've been wondering how easy it might be for someone to steal the RFID codes and program them into a blank credit sized cards. There are tiny hack readers designed to do just that. (can you imagine a bunch of people standing there waving credit cards? hehehe)
 

MrRoamer

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May 20, 2013
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Yeah, while I should not have been surprised, I was very impressed with the map execution.

I've been wondering how easy it might be for someone to steal the RFID codes and program them into a blank credit sized cards. There are tiny hack readers designed to do just that. (can you imagine a bunch of people standing there waving credit cards? hehehe)
I'm picturing a whole crowd of Fry's screaming take my money waving credit cards right now
 
Jul 10, 2012
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That's not the debate though
I wasn't aware there was a debate...

I was simply replying to Ad0niS8 statement. Personally, I see the value in an interactive wand, but I struggle to agree that an interactive wand has more value, a $15 increase in value anyway, over a non-interactive wand because once you leave the parks, they will be identical. In the long run, at home and to the naked eye, a $45 interactive wand and a $30 non-interactive one will still look like the same stick. I don't see why Ad0niS8 should be sad that he has a Dumbledore wand, and saved 15 bucks, because once he brings the $45 wand home, it will function just like his Dumbledore one. Short term value, in my opinion.
 
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