Okay, except... -Lawyers, executives to run the business, and related support staff. -Development teams with standards they have to adhere to - safety, product, workplace safety, etc. -Production time. -Design time. -QC - 3-5 releases a year can be a challenge, most 3Ps can't even hit Takara's level at maybe 2/year. -The lawyers and engineers Takara has to waste on examining 3P stuff for actionable theft every year. -Cost of moulds and production staff - getting a fly-by-night factory in China to produce something is easy, getting them to do it well consistently is not, as many 3Ps have found. -Oh, and the big one: The very real possibility of alienating the fan base with too many releases. You might be able to afford 12 figures a year, and that's cool, but most collectors can't. This happens over and over with premium lines where as soon as the fans get as many releases as they want, the line starts to die because collectors get to a point where they don't have the pocket money to spend on the maximized releases. Then you have a general breakdown of quality because a majority of fans are skipping most figures. They're not going to make them less expensive and now, and if they did, we'd all lose our minds at the drop in quality. Then there's a rise in QC problems (not the minor crap we see now, but major, mass-production problems). That's what happens when you force a line like this to up their numbers by a factor of 3.