I slipped and meant Slave-I, not the BMF Falcon, but the point's basically the same...
And if you're using them for something else I think that's great. I just noticed a lot of, "These are for kids, and so scale doesn't matter and people complaining should just shut up" type comments were flying around when the reduced size came up on these sets. To me, they're comically underscaled. They're mini-rigs for a lot of money, more or less... and that's sort of an insult to mini-rigs since those at least were an attempt to LOOK like they were plausible. These are just the same stuff we've gotten since 1995 only way smaller. They're crap.
Hasbro is doing what they feel they have to do to keep a price point where it should be, since they seem to realize what they were charging was absurd and not selling anything, but at the same time I think this is a misstep in general. Even from when I was a kid, part of the fun of the toys was they weren't dinky little knock-off looking ships. These are, to me, for the most part.
Flying the B-Wing around in my front yard as a kid was, to me, a great memory. And yes, the size of that ship was part of the fun for me as a kid. Just as now I'm sure the BMF would have had my eyes fly open on Christmas morning.
I think they should've ditched that price point all together and refocused that money into the Class I sets. They're just better in concept. Save ships for exclusives then, and put the $/effort into something more substantial (retools of existing molds, repaints, etc). You'd make them more appealing to retailers by there not being smaller/cheaper things on the shelf next to it, plus you'd get something out that everyone would be interested in. You could maybe do larger runs too.