We should probably just agree to disagree.
Just to respond to your comments...
Ok, no. First, yes, lots of EU, but how hard is it to figure out a blackhole stormtrooper? Darth Revan? Wow, that's tough. But who says I'm buying it?
The point is that sometimes you need to buy something you don't want to get what you do want. If you bought 3 scouts and wanted three lucas troopers, you would have to buy 3 of everything else in the line to get the extra figure. Well, until they changed the offer that is.
I'm not sure how you can seriously compare the SW universe to Marvel's universe. For the most part you're talking about 12 hours worth of movies versus thousands of issues of comic books. Sure, the EU not withstanding messes it up a bit, but I'm not jumping all over the EU stuff, so my argument remains consistent.
Well, I can't argue for what fits with your personal preference. Maybe I only like the EU stuff, or maybe I just collect imperials. What if I say that the Avengers storyline is the only one you need to pay attention to and you should skip X-men villians like Blob or skip villians all together and only buy heroes? Your point was that its too difficult to follow who all the ML characters are, but there are 10 Pote Snitkins in the SW line for every ML Xorn.
Previous Celebration exclusives have been retoolings or a minor change by adding a different head or accessory, but not totally new. Toyfare Vader was just a repaint when it comes down to it. No, if you wait a year, you'll be able to get the same darn figures in a regular assortment for $7.
Not sure where this insight is coming from. When exactly will Hasbro be releasing the Jorg Sacul figure with the rest of the line? Or the Lucas Trooper? Or the C3 Vader with talking base? Are you suggesting that I can just repaint or make customs of anything that's too expensive? If that's the case, just take a Hulk, put some clay on the belly, and swap out the head to make your own custom blob.
I think Hasbro should have released Blob as a regular figure, it's important enough to do so. This just isn't the case with this figure that is a fairly important figure in the comic books. And I'm really unclear how exactly this constitutes something "Free"? You don't think the price reflects this piece being in there? I'd rather they drop the BAFs and pull the price back down.
If you don't realize this is "Free" then you obviously don't work for a major manufacturer. I think the average Legends figure today costs $9.99 at retail? If Hasbro dropped the BAF parts, what would you pay? You'd pay $9.99
. They consider the piece as an investment spend to get you to purchase more product, but there is no way that they would lower the price to $9 if they took that piece out. Sure, their margin per figure would increase or the retailers margin would increase, but show me an example anywhere in the history of toys when a manufacturer took out an 'extra' portion of the product and lowered the retail price. If anything, you might pay more if they took out the BAF pieces, because they'd sell less overall and would probably need to jack up the price to make the line worthwhile.
I also would argue that Blob is not a major character in the Marvel U. I collect ML figs (mostly avengers/some X-Ment and Villians), but have no problem keeping this guy out of my collection. What you're basically telling me is that you specifically really want this figure and are irritated that you'll have to pay $50 to get it. I really wanted a Flip up visor Biker Scout, but not the TRU exclusive AT-AT - not much you can do about that.
Talk all you want about the size of the figs or whether or not you buy the comparisons to star wars... at the end of the day, you would be paying the same amount for the core line of figures you want with or without the Blob pieces, so all I'm saying is that you shouldn't complain about a freebie.