I'd pay $200 for large killer playsets. But would actually rather see them be made modular, and be around $40-$50 each.
heh, I've said this several times on this very site!
Even laid out the plans for different sized rooms, hallways, elevator, etc.
I keep thinking of modular playsets, and the only way that that would work was this if a costumer could logically buy 2-3 of a certain set. For instance, if they made a Death Star, you would only need 1 Conference Room. But if they made a generic hall/doorway/elevator, you could buy 2-3 and make your own set.
And a collector too...lol.
Seriously though, as I mentioned above, I've posted how the DS could be several playsets to come out over time.
Without repeating myself all over again (and being lazy as I don't want to find my own post) here is the basic rundown:
Red Control Room
Emperor's Throne Room
Hangar (that the Falcon was in)
Hallways: Each set contains parts to make it a wall or a door.
Long-twice as long as the short version
Curved make either or both 45º and/or 90º curves to connect hallways/rooms
Misc other related parts:
Interior Trench/Tractor Beam
Rooms can vary in price according to size. The Conference, Red Control, Trash Compactor and Dentention Center would be smaller sets that should cost around $30-40. The Hangar and Emepror's Throne room would cost a bit more. Since we now have a much large Falcon, the size of this "room" would be enormous. Though since it IS mostly walls, could be packed more tightly and definitely NOT be a window box. THe throne room would be smaller than the Hangar but would have more interactive stuff. (Rotating throne, stairways (one that could break apart), etc). These could come out once every quarter thereby giving everyone time to save for them as well as drum up anticipating getting the next set.
Hallways would be readily available and CHEAP. Since they are after all just hallways and nothing special, the sets should cost nor more than $10-15. Again, they would be just floor, walls, and blast doors.
Oh and these sets, both hallways and rooms would be stackable (no more than three high for safety), except the Hangar and Throne room which would likely be that high already.
Hasbro would NOT keep us in the dark about these sets. Rather they would have a carefully crafted plan to release these at the time intervals mentioned above. Having a marketing strategy in place for a year or two with this ultimate modular playset again helps we consumers plan for it, keeps us excited knowing what is coming next and when to expect it to come out. Barring a problem with the manufacturing plant, stick to the timeline.
There may be other DS environments I forgot, but you get the point.
Whew, I just can't condense that any further.
Anyway, Hasbro I feel is giving up a gold mine here that they could mine for a few years. The sets would be relatively cheap to produce. We DO NOT need figures as pack-ins for these. We already HAVE the figures. Maybe some accessories, but cheap ones. Cargo boxes come to mind as they are aplenty on the DS.
So there is is yet again...lol.