When I was at Target the other day, I noticed they hiked the price up to $6.99 for the 2-packs and $21.99 for the Cinema Scenes.
I counted the other day and we have over 150+ GH figures at our house... That fact, plus the latest price hikes, means it's time to stop I think.
Yeah, I'm wondering if others will start thinking the same. I think for a lot of us, at least for myself, this was a fun little "side line" that was affordable to keep up on. Although its great that Galactic Heroes has gotten more attention lately with more figures, new ships, and plenty of Cinema Scenes - its made it a little tougher to keep up. Like you said, couple that with price increases, and it makes you think twice. I've always wavered on the prequel ones the way it is (although we have most of them in our house somewhere I think), I'll probably continue on with the OT-based ones. I've often been curious where the line would head in that aspect, because they have covered a lot of the "big names" there. Sure, the basic Hasbro line has as well, but I'm not sure that people would be willing to pick up "all new" versions of ANH Han, Tat Luke, etc. They could always do new "poses", but I don't know if people would be re-buying as much as it seems to happen in the 3 3/4" line.
I think I'll continue with the OT ones, or at least like you said, the cinema scenes. I like the Snowspeeder that's on the way, and I'm sure there will be other spiffy stuff in the future that will be tempting. Plus, like I mentioned, our daughter enjoys playing with these too, so its a little bit easier to justify bringing them into the house. I do think its time to think about how many more of these we need though. I've never counted them up like you Jeff, but I'm guessing there's somewhere around that many here too - which is crazy when you think about it. I kind of got into these prior to having a kid, because I liked them and they were kind of a cheaper alternative to Kubricks for me (I'm not saying they are as good, but they were along the same lines to me). When our daughter liked them as well and wanted to play with them, all the better. I know that oil prices are high and all that, but Hasbro (and other toy companies for that matter) might start pricing people out of their lines (or becoming much more selective) if this economy continues.