A buck on two figures for, essentially, $5 won't break me, but it's annoying for certain... And any tool asking FOR a price increase is really just not thinking straight. Sure it'd be great if they follow-through with an articulation increase across the board with this increase in price, but the odds of that happening? Slim and none... Hasbro doesn't do anything across the board with price increases...
So that's the way the ball bounces I guess.
"A fool and his money..." and all that jazz. Clearly he wants people to take his cash.
Ideally the figures would improve slightly, but really most of them were pretty decent to begin with. Move Luke's ankle joints to his knees and he's suddenly a much cooler figure. That could be said for several others too. Relying on Hasbro to "come through" for you on that price increase doesn't seem realistic to me I'm afraid.