Hasbro made $ and didn't lose... It's not like they're doing things wrong really, it's just a matter of whether you like it or not ya know? They've always made things that didn't work and things that did, so I honestly don't see things changing much either. It's also, as I've said before I know, uncharted waters not only for us but them. A movie a year for Star Wars is very different than this line ever had to deal with. Kinda weird to see what they may look at doing differently going forward.
Re: Twelfth Parsec, that sounds like an interesting story, and that this was an honest mistake... so thank you for the apology to Muftak, Anton. No harm no foul. I tend not to promote things unless I'm sure it's a legitimate dealio, especially on the front page. Twelfth Parsec appears to be, but not all of these "garage kit" guys are and that can bite you in the ass IMO.
I think the future, if one is there for these playset/diorama display things, really only exists with these guys building stuff out of their garage for people in small runs. And clearly they're priced where you either can afford it if you want it bad enough, or you just didn't want it that bad in the first place.
And the garage model kit world is like that too... They're resin, they're usually pricey... But if it's your bag, you'll pay it.