It is mentioned in the article that Hasbro won't make the Shuttle because it would be a $100 item. I don't understand the price increase. My vintage shuttle way back when cost $20 in the store and that's what I paid for the new one a couple years ago. Same story for the Falcon and the TIE's and the X-Wings, etc. All the prices for the new versions have been the same as for the vintage.
Now, I didn't buy a Shuttle back in the day so I don't know what the cost was, but I'm sure that it wasn't a Ben Franklin. If all the other prices have remained reasonably constant, why the huge increase on this piece?