Yeah, thinking of the Power FX X-Wing, that was one of the first vehicles I picked up in the modern line and I got it on clearance as well. I don't recall even being aware of what the "regular" price was when I picked it up, but at the time I got the Falcon for $30 and the X-Wing for $20 on clearance at KB Toys. Quite a change from today, when I picked up the new Falcon last year for $150 and the latest use of the FX X-Wing mold (Wedge's this year) will likely be at least $60 I would think.
I agree, a pack in astro and/or pilot with these would make it much more reasonable. Of course, that causes headaches for people who want all the figures or astros, but don't want the ship necessarily. Its tough to know which way to go. I haven't decided yet if I'll pick this up or not. The price seems steep, but the ship is pretty cool. Plus, I'm still trying to decide if I should collect PT/CW vehicles going forward - as its really tough for me to find the display space for all of them - and it would be easier if I stuck to OT. Same goes for the other PT/CW ships I have had my eye on (AT-TE, Turbo Tank, etc.)