Agreed on the price hike...
$19.99 is ideal for 3 figures, considering these didn't include the tons of gear the originals did. I like what they've done, I think it was a good way to get some things out to retail, and I'm disappointed they're discontinuing the assortment.
Locally there's lots of these as well, at lots of stores, which makes me hope to get some on clearance. I already got a number for $17 a pop, kinda "stocked up" at that point. I got an extra Rebels at full price because I really think they're the best of the 3 (though if ANY of you odn't want your Imperial Commando, please contact me! I'd love more of him!).
Alas, at least if there's less evolutions stuff, there's less cost in general to pay out to the line next year. Evo's cost me probably $500 alone this year. Seriously.