When BAD ends and invariably it will, the cost of figs must come down by at least $1. That was one reason for the price increase per figure. I think people are forgetting that.
Then again I can still see the gripe if people aren't collecting every figure. They end up with parts they don't want or need, either have to try and trade or sell them off or throw them away.
Honestly, while BAD was a nice experiment, I don't see there being any more movie Astromechs or protocol droids needed. Some of the other droids have been very obscure. Rreally I could have cared less for L8-L9. Yes, I know some people wanted it, but it was in what one or two Clone Wars shows and that was from the one a few years ago. (BTW, I hope the people that wanted L8-L aren't the same people criticizing the animated line for episode specific figures because they are being quite hypocritical if they are.) Anyway, what I'm trying to say is we don't need BAD anymore. We need a price break. If figs were $1 less I'm sure that would help quell some frustration by we collectors. As far as unproduced droids, that is what Fan suggestions/contests are for. We got several droids from WM last year that really made no sense, most never being seen before.
Those were collector driven sets that didn't meet expectations. Why? Not price as they were actually a good deal. Nope, it was either that they were too readily available and people waited for them to clearance (and they did in many places) or that the droids and some of the characters included weren't wanted.
Sure, I'd rather see more accessories, but then again, if you've been collecting for years (as most of us have), we have more than enough accessories than we need. If it's scene specific parts you're talking about then those are best served to be included in a battle pack or ultra pack. At least this way you're enticed more to buy those packs that have rehashed figures... We all know we won't get playsets or accessory packs anymore. So this is one of the ways to get it done.
I'm honestly tiring now of buying SW. Cost has driven many people out of collecting. Space to put all of this carp is another big reason. Reissues/repaints of old molds is yet another.
Hasbro needs to keep the line fresh. And I'm talking Legacy here, not Legends or Animated. It appears they don't really care to give it as much attention as they used to so we bear the brunt of that as collectors. So be it. I'm looking for never before made characters that are FIRST from movie sources, then cartoon, then EU (and at that established EU as in games or novels or comic books, NOT Hasbro made-up carp).
If we must keep getting the same core characters fine, pimp the carp out of them, make them the best of the best that can ever be done and never have to resculpt them again. Then just rerelease those every few years.
I can't wait until I move into my new home (hopefully next month). I am SO looking forward to liquidating much of my unwanted stuff. I know I'll take a hit on it as it's a down economy and most collectors already have what I'll be off loading. However, I'm not looking to make a mint, I'm looking to seriously downsize the collection. Having a 10X25 storage bin filled with stuff does me no good if I can view it daily.
I'd be fine with the line ending. Again as said before, there are a few characters I'd be disappointed with not being made. But they aren't all THAT critical. I can make most of them as custom figs if need be.
Sorry for the rant, I guess I feel like I'm getting to old for this anymore. Buying a home has really changed a lot of the way I think about collecting.