As far as bobble heads and mighty muggs and vinylmation things, I'm sort of indifferent. I have no interest in them, but there must be enough people who do. Those don't really bother me, I'm just not part of the market they appeal to. The 3.75 stuff disappoints me, though. It started with the retro Alien figures, which I was ok with, since they were unproduced designs from back when toys just didn't look as cool as they do now. The Alien figures would have been a nice one-off bit of nostalgia, but they just kept coming with these dumbed-down retro figures. It kills me because I'd love Back to the Future or Pulp Fiction figures, even at 5 POA, but the retro designs just don't blend with my modern figures. I just don't get the thought process behind making intentionally crappy-looking figures. Do people really look back fondly on the days of low atriculation, odd proportions, and bad likenesses? And what's with Buffy, Firefly, and the like being "retro"? Those properties existed in the post-McFarlane era, so these figures feel like a huge step backward.
Sorry for the rant, but I thought this might be the best chance of someone else actually caring about my toy opinions. I know my wife and kids are sick of hearing about "those dumb retro figures" during every Target trip.