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  1. This feels like a slight misunderstanding of the concept of supply and demand. When demand for an item drops, one way of preserving equilibrium is to lower the price and keep the supply the same. Another (more sustainable) way is to lower supply, which is rarely feasible without also increasing the price. If fewer people want plastic, then factories will simply produce less plastic and ask higher prices of those who do still want it. We're not looking at a truly competitive market here, either, because the reason plastic use is on the decline isn't economic, it's environmental. Lowering the prices isn't going to convince people to buy more plastic if the reason they stopped buying it wasn't its price. You guys get, though, that everyone's money today is less valuable than it was in 2002, right? A 2002 dollar is equivalent to about $1.55 in 2022 dollars, probably more considering how high inflation is at the moment. And it's not just my dollars and yours that have been devalued, it's Hasbro's too, and their suppliers'. So, if they have to spend $1.55 on the things that used to cost them $1.00, and their suppliers have to do the same, a proportional increase in everyone's margin means your 2002 dollar is probably actually more like the equivalent of today's $3.72, which makes $24.99 look pretty reasonable by comparison. You should start looking around for out-of-state small businesses to support. The tax nexus thresholds for needing to charge sales tax on out-of-state sales are far higher than the volume of sales your average local brick-and-mortar store is going to be making to any given state outside their own. Don't want to pay sales tax? Buy from someone who doesn't have to charge it.
  2. It’s not a custom! It’s a second copy of the Skullbuster figure, using the alternate head that figure came with to represent Reese.
  3. I think Meggan looks fantastic, personally. Her feet are a little weirdly large, but her face doesn’t bother me one bit. Kitty’s hair is a little annoying, and Brian’s helmet being depicted as a more form-fitting mask is also a little irksome, but neither is a huge deal. Meanwhile, on the X-Force front, Rictor is incredible. He’s another one that got an uncharacteristic level of attention to detail. His boots are so stupid! I love them. My one gripe is the way they handled the ‘X’ emblem on his chest. I feel like there had to be a better way to break that across the diaphragm joint. Domino’s mask is somehow more annoying than it looked like it would be, but her face looks better than expected. Cannonball? Well, he sure does have legs this time.
  4. *shrug* I think the Hulk faces look perfect, and I’m honestly really surprised there’s been so much backlash.
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  6. The problem is that he kind of does suck now. His original runs on X-Men, New Mutants, etc. were the stuff of legend, but his recent work has been, not just awful, but some of the worst material Marvel has released in recent memory. It's a bummer, because 90% of everything I love in comic books came from his brain, but he just doesn't have it anymore. I think maybe the rapid changeover on titles in comics these days just doesn't play to his strengths maybe? Or maybe he just doesn't care as much because of the short-term prospects of the job? When he had years and years and years to revisit dangling plot threads and slowly weave an intricate but elegant tapestry, he was unstoppable, but I think trying to get him to focus on (or care about) what he likely knows is going to be no more than a one-year gig is just a losing battle.
  7. Sigh. You’re not wrong, but I would actually be really into a Cassidy set like that. Black Tom needs a full-bearded, 70s-haired head.
  8. I’m really surprised by the reactions to these heads. I don’t ever remember seeing Hulk look like this, with the sideburns, etc. (other than, perhaps, as portrayed by Lou Ferrigno), but I still think these heads look great. Maybe I’m misinterpreting people’s complaints.
  9. I definitely wouldn’t get too up in arms about no screaming head for Siryn yet. We haven’t seen alternate heads or hands for anybody in this wave yet, but they likely exist for some of the characters. There’s still a chance. Hopefully there’s an alternate head for Sabretooth. 🙂
  10. Is that definitely Sunfire? I had assumed it was Vulcan, since they mentioned when they spoiled Vulcan last month that another figure in the same wave would also use the body. Siren, Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Maggott definitely aren’t on the new body, as they said Sabretooth was on Grim Reaper and Maggott was on Hercules. That only leaves Darwin, but that can’t be right, right?
  11. It's not Astonishing Wolverine! It's the weird classic tiger-stripe and Astonishing mish-mash that he wore in Return of Wolverine, when he returned from the dead with claws that he could somehow super-heat.
  12. That X-Men wave looks incredible. Preliminarily, confused why Maggott has no goggles, almost certainly didn't need this Wolverine, and the Sabretooth face is a bit much, but mostly everything looks really good.
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