Yeah, I wasn't a fan of that helicopter and never bought the RoC version. The truck, while expensive, does look really cool with the different tops. Cost aside, that's an excellent piece IMO.
Found out that there is no 12" souvenir but they are selling sets of three of the AT crates for $21 which isn't a terrible deal. The 12" freebie was an extra mummy suit.
But, the huge prices weren't limited to the 3.75" stuff, according to reports the Man of Evil accessory set for this year's subscription figure is $45! That's $25 more than last year's weather spotter outfit, $13 more than the 2010 Urban Uniform and $12 more than the 2009 Talking Commaner set and that had a repro box in it!
What gets me about the Darklon 2-pack is that at 1,000 pieces it's the highest edition on a souvenir figure since the 2008 Roddy Piper figure and it's still $75. That's $30 more than last year's set, Telampago/Gatilho, which had an ES of 650 and the Manleh/Starduster set from 2009. The 2010 set was O-Ring, Dolphin & Poole, which came with 2 kyaks, ES 650 and also only cost $45.
Makes you wonder, did manufacturing costs really jump that much in one year or are they padding the bottom line to offset all the money they lost during the credit card fiasco? Anyone in the TF Club track pricing and can give a comparison of this year's Con sets & souvenirs vs previous years?