The price hikes are really starting to sting. I haven't seen anything over $7.99 here personally, although that is high enough. If we start hitting closer to $9 on average across the country, that will really make me think twice as well. I've been one (of the few) that is collecting most of the Clone Wars line as well, but I'm starting to think I might have to let those go - or just pick up a few here and there (like Kit Fisto, etc.). If they are going to start charging this type of price for the basic figures, I really hope they slow down the releases per year, or I'll never be able to keep up.