Hopefully poor sales won't hurt the chances of the "ultimate" realistic Jabba set hitting some day.
Hopefully poor sales will cause Hasbro to think twice on all of these price increases.
Battle Packs shouldn't be more than $20. A droid, and Jabba and the hooka stand should be $15 at most $20. Hearing that it's being sold for $26 is just plain ridiculous. Even the Yavin set while nice (though I have yet to get it), is still over priced. Three figs, two of which are all reused part (but for the head sculpt of the pilot) and a simple cart...for $26? We used to get FIVE
figures for $20. So taking into account the swap out of two figures for the cart in that case, I still can't see why the set needs to be $26. Greed, in a time when people can't afford this stuff as much. Make it more palatable for the masses by bringing the price down. Sure they wouldn't make as much profit per piece. But if these are not selling, then the retailers will balk at this stuff and not order as much. Then where would Hasbro be? Lower price per piece should mean more sales, bigger orders by retailers, etc.
The price point per figure has me cutting way down on what I collect. My self imposed budget restrictions aside, I've barely bought any SW this year. Choice of characters and availability aside, I just find it hard to justify $8 per figure when I can get much bigger and often better figures from other toy lines for the same of a dollar or two more. Halo figures as an example.