Would it literally or would it because Hasbro would say "But you get a poster!?"
Honestly, a poster adds little value or cost to it... Really, they have not a solid excuse in their pockets as to the costs of these. I'm seeing some label the term "exclusive" as a reason for increased cost, but when all the mold toolings are done and the packaging is relatively simplistic (which it is) then there's not even much cost there beyond basic production.
With the molds being tooled, these should be $5 a piece, or less.
They should chime in at the 4-pack TRU price, where you at least get something NEW in each set generally.
This is one of those days you don't know what to do with yourself as a collector... You just got something you asked for, but not even VAGUELY in the ballpark of the price you asked for it at. There's another cruel irony to all this. The company that reads the boards, totally glossed over ALL the SA Clonetrooper discussions that have gone on around the net in the last year +, as they all said that "Wow if we got these in a 4-pack like the Stormtroopers and stuff, that'd be great".
So Hasbro decides to A) change the packaging... OK, cool, I don't mind that in the least since it looks nice. And then B) increase the price by what, 50% from what those other 4-packs ran?
And they were all but exclusive in name too as I recall. The Stormie set WAS exclusive to the fan club for quite some time... The others were "dumped" when the Fan club folded then...
This is bull ****, plain and simple. I'm as close to being genuinely pissed off at collecting as I have been in a long time. This hobby shouldn't frustrate us to this extent, ever.
Total crap my friends... Total crap.