i voted no for many reasons many of which have been well covered by others but heres the thing
i constantly hear "but collectors are a fraction of hasbros sales"
when in reality its more like "collectors are a fraction of hasbro sales but a huge chunk of TRANSFORMER RELATED SALES"
very few kids have the means to go out and buy ENTIRE WAVES OF FIGURES AS WELL AS MULTIPLES FOR ARMY BUILDING. let alone whole cases from online retailers who restock from hasbro.
its the same reason hasbro banned 3rd party stuff from botcon simply put we are a HUGE chunk of tf related sales contrary to popular belief.
its the main reason i voted no since it seems the collectors are not as important to hasbro as a higher profit margin on a $5 botshot with what 6 pieces?
but honestly im ok with that because the reality is there are many more options out there for collectors than in previous years.
they will continue to profit and i will continue to collect but it may not be hasbro related. truth is i havent purchased anything hastak since prime SW and that was at the beginning of the summer where as i spent 300 on giant/buildking but to each his own.
sorry for the rant everyone been a looong day