Someone might need to reword this to be a little more congenial, but here goes:
It seems to me that over the course of the last few years, more and more attention is being paid to the "displayability" of mint-in-package toys than to the quality of said toys upon removal from the package. Throughout 2006, some figures were packaged in "action" poses in their blisters (e.g. Utapau Clone Trooper) whose posing tended to warp the already flexible plastic to the point of disfigurement. The little clear rubber bands used to hold a character's weapons in their hands are also problematic in that they often warp the hands to the point where holding their accompanying weaponry is impossible.
Vehicles have begun to suffer the same fate, as seen in the total warping of Commander Neyo and the Saleucami Clone Trooper's hands to such an extreme that they can not hold the handlebars of their BARC Speeders, much less hold the blasters included in the package, due to the use of plastic rubber bands. These days, if it's in a window box, you're pretty much guaranteed to have a shoddy product once you negotiate all the twist ties and rubber bands, rendering playability almost useless.
My question is this: Why, in the face of this being such a widespread problem, does Hasbro continue to design things seemingly geared more toward the mint-in-package collector at the expense of the playability of the actual toy that people are buying the item for?