WEll, they create a lot of interest amongst a certain segment that's for sure. Being a McFarlane collector it would be sort of hypocritical if I crapped all over the idea but essentially, yeah, you're right.
The McFarlane release dates around here are nightmares. Swearing, shoving and fisticuffs are regular occurrences, moreso with football due to the limited numbers we see up north, but also occurs for hockey. It is severely turning off retailers and most of our Walmarts won't carry anything but hockey. A few carry football and only one or two carry baseball and basketball. Variants - whoosh - gone in a second, everything else sits.
I thought the Marvel Legends chase figures were handled well with gold Ironman and Doombot. Not overly plentiful but enough that the price never went through the roof. No Mask Wolverine is a farce. $300 on ebay
Thank you, no. $30 yes. Seemingly so far Goliath is leaning this way.
Same fiasco that the comic book guys went through. If you want to kill the market, this is the way to do it. Anyone sitting on these chase pieces for anything other than posterity would be well advised to get rid of them now while they're still worth something. Don't believe me? Anyone remember Valiant comics?