Hmmmm, an interesting issue.
It seems that Hasbro does this at the end of every line. They produce less figures to make room for the new stuff.
However, let's look at the difference between "Short Packing" and under producing. Because to me they are not QUITE the same thing.
Short packing is when Hasbro puts out, say, 3 new figures and packs the case with 8 of one, 7 of another, and 1 of the other! This makes no sense. Collectors went NUTS when they did this in the past, FF, POTF2, EP1, etc. Even POTJ suffered from this at first.
However, MOST of the POTJ line was evenly packed. If Hasbro puts out 4 new figs they pack 3 of each. If they crank out 3 new figs they pack 4 of each, 2 new figs 6 of each, etc.
I like to think that they did this because collectors were SCREAMING, Wiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!?!
Whereas under producing, is when they simply do not make many of a certain wave.
This is actually the worst of the two. Because with low production you don't just miss out on one or two figures. You miss out on the whole wave!!! Which could be anywhere from 2-4 figures.
Hasbro, we BEG you STOP the INSANITY!