I found Sgt. Kup @ WM west yesterday. It was almost $16 for this dinky little, barely bigger than scout sized figure. You can get a light up spaceship or drill for $22 which even includes a cyberverse figure, so how is it that these 'deluxe' size figures are so close in price..? Sorry to say, but Hasbro has about lost my business entirely. I can't really see a parent paying those type of prices either, for a tiny little vehicle that turns into a tiny little robot.
I don't like the way we've been jerked around with the exclusives either. They dangle these carrots in front of our faces only to tell us cancelled, or only available on a overseas website. WTF...
I've been collecting for about 15 years now and I think it's time to quit. It's no longer enjoyable and has become quite expensive. That, plus the unavailability of a lot of figures just doesn't cut it with me.
Sorry...just venting frustration. Hasbro just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.