One of my players has a magic-user with a raven as a familiar. We play with miniatures, and although I've got several wizard figures, I thought it would be cool to try and find one with a raven. A few minutes on the internet turned up Radagast from Games Workshop's LOTR range. If you'd asked me to guess the price of this single 28mm metal figure, I would have said £4, maybe £5. The actual price is a shocking £7.70 or if you're in the US, that'll be $12.25 please.
I checked a couple of other places for prices of metal figures and, imported Reaper ones are £3.50 or £4.10 each, for most adventurers, and Otherworld Miniatures charge £10/£11 for 3 human-sized figures. I then turned to ebay, and snagged a part-painted Games Workshop Radagast for £1.47 + postage.
Although I'm not a fan of Games Workshop, I might buy some figures and scenery pieces from them, but they seriously need to sort out their prices.