In my opinion, as stated earlier, it's all about greed at this point. There is no reason whatsoever for reissues of toys that are, in some cases, 10 years old, to cost more than the original item. Hasbro has long since made their money back on all of these molds, and to charge almost double for them is completely ridiculous and transparently an attempt to milk the consumer. And because of the fact that these are so hideously overpriced and will likely sit for a long time once they hit en masse, the glut will no doubt keep later waves (in which Hasbro will put out new molds) from reaching retail or, at the very least, making it to retail in decent numbers, at which point they will say, "Fans obviously don't want a deluxe line" and cancel it outright, never admitting that Hasbro is the reason the line failed, not retail or collectors or kids.
I realize that's all sort of catastrophist of me to say that the line is doomed to fail less than a week after a single retailer has gotten the line, but Hasbro's really pushing it at this point. If the ARC-170 repaint was the point where people said "Enough" in terms of price increases (again, for the record, it will go for at least double what it went for in 2005, and for 33% more than it went for just this year/right now at TRU as their exclusive), the deluxe line at a price point that is only a dollar less than the Starfighter vehicles are at Target (at least at mine as of earlier this morning), is going to be the thing that makes people ask if Hasbro truly are the crack smoking monkeys folks have referred to them as since the late 1990's in jest.