I realize that this subject has already been discussed (in the forums and in Hasbro's Q&A) and I'm sure I'll draw some criticism, but having just purchased some of the excellent new 25th anniversary G.I.JOE figures I find myself once again screaming in head the question; "Why do STAR WARS figures have to cost so much"?!!!!
I realize the licensing aspect is going to add cost, but after looking at all the detail, accessories and articulation in the JOE line, I refuse to accept the argument that increased articulation has to mean higher price tag (granted a little)!
I especially have a problem with the LEGENDS being so high whem they're all repacks (with slite paint changes here and there).
Stores in my area are charging $4.99 for JOEs (vintage packaging, extra articulation, cool accessories, great new sculpts and a stand) and $6.99 for LEGENDs. Consider the ROTS super articulated Clonetrooper. Here is a re-used sculpt, less articulation then a JOE, less paint application then when he was originally released, and at least a dollar more. It just seems to me that they could get away with LEGENDs at 4.99 and TAC at $5.99.
And, I hate the angled elbow cuts! I would personally prefer a straight arm, with no articulation over that.