Your patronizing aside, the more Hasbro has to blow out to the close outs, the less likely they are to get made. Ask them. They’ll tell you it’s exactly that consideration combined with the percentage of sell-through to retail. Go talk to Star Wars collectors about playsets. They just got their first stand alone play set since 2005 (and odds are pointing to most of that stock going to close outs). So yeah. It matters if it’s Amazon or Ollie’s or TJMaxx or whatever. And you definitely need a sarcasm tag because there are plenty of shitbag collectors on here who seem to think they need to collect Transformers but are totally above paying retail for them. If retail is a dealbreaker for you, maybe you need a different hobby.