Read the rest of what I wrote. I'm saying that if their estimates show not enough volume/profit coming from a collector focused 4" line, then their research or decision criteria is likely flawed.
Clearly if there isn't enough profit coming in, a company needs to stop production OR revisit the way they're going to market.
JMan, I meant no disrespect before. However, you're assuming that they don't see a profit because their "research is flawed." Perhaps THEY are not the problem and WE are.
Look at it this way. Let's say there are about 100 very active members on this site. People who post at least once a week. And perhaps there's maybe 10 big SW 3.75 action figure collecting sites with the same sort of activity. That's only abut 1000 hard core fans. So maybe that's low, just to spitball, I'll say there are 5000 hardcore Hasbro Figure collecting fans. Hasbro announces a new figure...some people won't buy it because they don't buy aliens, or only buy imperials, or only buy OT, or have a version already. So out of that 5000, let's say 500 aren't going to buy it. That 4,500 people who want this figure. Let's add in a few thousand causal collectors and kids who might want this, and collectors who want two. Maybe, maybe, 10,000 people want this figure. That's a tiny, tiny number for Hasbro. They won't, and can't make money that way. Like I said in my original statement, if Hasbro could make money off of obscure collector friendly characters, they would. It's that simple.