/StartRant.exe: Walmart in my area placed another price hike on deluxes! From an already inflated 12-ish, now they're almost $16.00? By the pit! I remember when you could get a BW-Mega sized figure for that price. And of course, it was like 20 BB's and 1 CJ. Feeling my wallet getting strangled, I stopped by the Target a few blocks down. SAME THING. WTF? I wouldn't be so reticent if it was a revolutionary new gimmick or transformation technology, but I got knockout like 2 weeks ago at what after taxes was like $14.00 and his fender/hiphugger broke off like 2 seconds into the transformation. Me = pi$$ed! Lack of retailer participation is what screwed the US out of some nice DOTM figures and FE's, which is why I'd LIKE to support my local wallyworld so I at least get a chance of seeing some of the new stuff, but at this rate, I'm thinking I should save my money for 3rd party stuff that *earns* its pricetag. That, or maybe order wholesale and flip the ones I don't want on ebay. Anyone else's wallet being slowly murdered like this? Is it a preemptive strike against tax-free weekend? Or how 'bout the drought the US Midwest that's slowed down corn production? "The SPI--err, CORN must flow!" Seriously? /EndRant -Kronatron, patiently waiting for wave-2 PRID.