honestly, you're nothing but rhetoric and agenda. you constantly come up with inane conspiracy theories. the market research would essentially be how much the hardcore collector is willing to pay for a percieved value. this thread in and of itself is an excercise in market research that hasbro doesn't actually have to pay for, we are giving it to them for free. how many people have said that at this price it should have voice clips or leds? how many people have said this or that about it? if the right people are reading this thread then the entire this is market research, along with everything else about it online. you keep talking about how hasbro is so cheap and always looking to cut corners, why pay someone to perform market research or even marketing in general when an online community of nerds and collectors will do all of that for them for free?