By most of what I've seen of the ship's design the BMF might actually be about what a scale one of this would need to be... Given prices rising though I'd guess they'd aim for something fairly smaller... MTT at best, in terms of size. And that, everyone bitched about price. I think Hasbro's generally dismayed with collectors and what they claim they'll pay for stuff. You can tell by the way they're juggling prices and how they make things. Vehicles are made far different now than they were just 5 years ago. Lots of "hollow" parts and whatnot.
Collectors like to talk big, but wallets rarely open. I'm as much a part of this as anyone, except the "talk big" part.
I know what I want and what I'll pay for. Give me a scale Y-Wing, you'll see my purse strings loosen. Give me anything underscale, and I'll pick and choose, wait for sales... It's nature of the beast. I don't fault anyone for that either, but I think Hasbro's just well aware these days most collectors talk out their ass when they say, "I'll pay X for Y", when in reality they're probably pitching a fit if Hasbro makes it and it's not their perfect dream of what they claim they wanted.
The ones willing to shell out obscene money are few and far between. Most I think consider it financially irresponsible even, at our age anyway, to just go nuts over toys... I know I'm not in my early 20's anymore and I'm shelling out every year for trips to football games for the kids, or upkeep on 6 or 7 cars at a time, two houses, college, college soon for another...
Hell just feeding two boys trying to gain weight, and who are both bigger than I ever was at their age, is straining. So toys just take a backseat for me and I try to aim for sales unless it's something I really want or know won't be there again. Figures are about all I don't mind shelling out for when I see them or by the case.
Big vehicles? If it's not ideal, why pay full price? And rarely is anything "ideal" to me. The fact sales and clearances are so predictable makes you just know Hasbro's viewing these things as high risk, low reward situations. Not even big vehicles, but look at $40 sets at TRU... We'd have gone nuts over stuff like those Jedi closer to 2005, but once multi-packs got up to $40? Collectors take the stance that TRU has sales, usually stocks well, so why commit to the full retail? Me too, but it just goes to show the typical collector price threshold is low... I think really 6" is a sign that $20 for a figure is tough for many to swallow even.
Everyone's different of course, but there's clear trends too where collectors will abandon anything no matter how awesome it is if they get even a sniff that they can get it cheaper at some point.