the prices, the shoddy restocks, the horrendous case breakdowns, and the fact that key characters are being left out of the mass release line up have all turned me off.
.. at this point, the main line that i'm looking forward to is the masterpiece line. though the prices for those are high, i can justify that easier than i can a scout sized deluxe prime for $18.
while the main line toys seem to be getting smaller and cheaper, the masterpiece figures are getting better, they're made for not only accuracy, but with scale in mind... and as a scale fanatic that makes me immensely happy.
it's a shame though. going out on good solid toy hunts were super fun, but now it's just a depressing wash of high priced yellow crap.
don't get me wrong though, the prime toys, for the most part, i quite like.. just being able to find the ones i want, and not having others that i want even released at retail just absolutely kills it for me. i just think to myself, well.. if i can't get this, this, and that... what's the point of getting the rest of them?
oh well. either hasbro/retailers are going to realize they're doing something wrong and will fix it, or they won't realize it and our favorite hobby will fizzle out until there's another explosion on a movie screen.... or maybe it'll end up like GI Joe where it can't recover the way it should.