Why such a sharp increase in so little time? I curious as to the economics behind this.
It's simple really. When they previously made big ships in a non movie year they could count on a certain amount of volume. Well, not really, so let's pretend. But based on poor sales of the completely unrelated 6" TIE Fighter and lower-than-expected sales of figures they haven't shipped to stores yet, it's clear that this item would only sell at a fraction of the volume needed to reach their 500% margin target. I mean, who wants a ship like the Falcon after seeing it so sparingly used in the TFA anyway? Plus they'd have to go to the whole trouble of including a few new electronics and complete redesign...of the radar dish. You can't seriously expect there to be cost savings from the rest of the mold being completely finished and production read. Much better to throw out unrealistic comments about price inflation and move along. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Wow. I can hardly believe they would seriously consider 5 POA on vintage cards. The only way that would work for me is if they were reproductions of the actual vintage line.
Good Lord please no. Don't even suggest that. I spent years and years and years getting my vintage collection to where it is today. I do not need the likely heart attack that repro figures flooding the market would bring. Please God no.