Do you mean to say Jesse that the Target stores in your area only got in two of each UBP last Christmas season? Each of the stores in my area must had dozens of each (on the endcap, and tons on risers about the toy aisle), though different districts might get different shipment quantities.
Also, I think that a lot of the "cost" for Hasbro is made up by the repacks they throw into these sets. Without those, they probably at this point would not justify making these. If they continue to sell well however, we might see Hasbro start looking into making some of these "stand alone" sets; i.e. not packed with a bunch of extras, which also makes the cost to the consumer jump.
I agree that these sets are more than what I'd like to pay... I'm not all that surprised though to see TRU have such a high price on the Lars set, their Star Wars items past the basic figures are about 20-25% more pricey to consumers than what we see at Wal-Mart and Target (at least on things like this - basic figures, when exclusive to Target cost about $15.00, which is completely insane).... mid sized vehicles and Battle Packs are $25.00 there as we already know, as compared to $20.00 at Wally and Target.
Really, 2-3 years ago, the idea of something like this was all just speculation and opinion on our part. So, we've come a really long way the past couple years on the playset front. Not as far as I'd like to see, but we're getting closer.
BTW - a Dagobah environment sounds great Brian... I'd be up for it. Seems very doable in this format too.