This is a common criticism I'm seeing with the Haslab tiers, common enough that people really should be expecting it by now. [/quote]...But the prices were also more reasonable and justifiable than say a $600 Unicron. Or a $350 1/18 scale ship. While I enjoy the Mandalorian and loved Star Wars, I am not gonna spend my entire month's budget on 1 toy ship I don't have any other sized figures for. Same for the skystriker....[/quote] Yeah and I think Hasbro expects most collectors are like you and me. They don't anticipate fans ordering everything. I feel like we're venturing off the Haslab topic, but I'll bite. I am not collecting Joes and haven't touched the new 3 3/4 figures, but I do think O-rings worked better for the ab movement than what we have now. If they can make those more durable and keep the rest of the articulation with modern sculpting I think it'd be an improvement. That said, if the new O-ring figures are all done in the old style... eh, I guess I can see a market for it like the Retro figures with 5 points of articulation, but it isn't for me. As for the rerelease of the originals, its no different than the rerelease of G1 toys (and now Beast Wars). There's always new fans. Don't we get that all the time with TFs? People paying a lot more to get 3P figure or masterpieces or upgrade kits just to get stuff that is a better version of what many people were happy with the first time? Just look at the markup on those Premium Finish figures. This is a new, licensed mold with more details and bells and whistles. As with the other Haslabs, its for a niche audience. Payment plans are a great idea so long as there's a way to keep people from backing out of them, which there might not be. Maybe just tell people - hey, in 1 year we're going to be offering a Primus Haslab for $500. Start saving now. And yeah these are big investments. I'm better off than most and it took a lot to pull the trigger on Star Saber. I'd have loved to get that Galactus or Proton Pack, but they're both way out of my price range, especially at this time. It sucks but fans need to accept these are luxury goods aimed at the most dedicated and/or well off collectors. Just like most of us aren't going to plop down money for a 3A statue, most of us won't get the Haslab projects. As long as they are not taking away something from the main line, I can live with that.