What's funny is there's a not insignificant number of people who simultaneously complain about the price of retail figures but then gladly gobble up the equally spendy kits to upgrade them anyway. And HasTak is VERY aware of these kits. I would assume it's also part of the reason they abandoned stickers after Prime Wars. They know ToyHax is already doing it and people who care go that route. I wouldn't be shocked if, when having to make design decisions around their budget, they may consider how 3Ps could potentially supplement the figure. That way they can focus on staying in budget and delivering characters at the required price points.