Dr. Heavy B wrote:WHY CAN'T HASBRO DO THIS. there combiners are five guys, made from three molds, and they don't even have elbows
Because Hasbro has to build toys to a specific price-point.
If this thing hit Walmart or Toy R Us with its $600.00 price tag no one would buy it. Hell, most stores probably wouldn't even wanna stock it since it is so far outside the price range most consumers will pay for a toy.
When you are building a toy to a particular price point you need to make sure you don't over-invest in designing and manufacturing the toy so that the toy remains profitable to sell. 3rd parties have less constraints in this regard, especially if said 3rd party don't have a whole lot of overhead costs such as labor, facilities, etc to worry about.