I'm with Nick - the pricing on the 12" stuff (even the sideshow stuff) drove me out of the 12" line a long, long time ago. They look fantastic though.
When Sideshow introduced their 12" figure line at a price point around $50 / figure it was certainly manageable. When things started creeping over $100 / figure? I started being more selective. But with the Hot Toys figures priced like this, at over $200 per figure? I just enter the giveaway contests, and that's it.
The prices have ridiculously gone up but so have the quality of the product. Looking back at some of the old Sideshow figures is laughable compared to Hot Toys. One is artwork, the other are toys.