Could someone please explain to me why Hasbro is so dead set against releasing these five figures all together in a single box set and then selling it through HasbroToyShop.com, IndianaJonesShop.com, Diamond Distributors, etc...?
They seem to have no problem selling things like the Crimson Empire Crucible Set or the "Legend of the Saga" Set though limited channels.
Yes, I know that those two sets are all re-packs of figures previously made or "new-ish" figures that are replicated four times over in the same set, but we already know that Toht's body is ready for production. I find it hard to believe with the "six month" lead time that Hasbro keeps throwing up to us, that if Toht's body was tooled and they were able to produce those Cobra Commander figures, that the entire second wave of RotLA figures weren't already tooled.
So instead of having a negative ROI on the development efforts of this wave, why not pump out 10K - 20K sets of them, and sell them to those channels for say $40 with an MSRP of $55 - $60?