I've been collecting Hasbro Star Wars consistently since '95 when Kenner put out POTF2 figures. While I've considered getting out before, never has it been so tempting to leave Hasbro as it has been with The Black Series.
The last 3.75" figure I was even remotely interested in getting was Mara Jade and that was November of last year. At $10 a pop, not finding the new figures has been more a blessing than a curse as these things just look terrible, bad executions with poor paint, not enough accessories, and questionable articulation choices - there's nothing premium about this line but the price.
I tried to like Saga Legends but the few figures I got were underwhelming, sculpts that didn't look good up close and were difficult to pose in an enjoyable way.
6" is barely holding my interest, the sculpts and paint jobs have gone downhill and the character choices aren't hitting my needs that well, there's a lot of odd decisions like the codpiece on that Vader figure or the helmet on the Biker Scout figure or the lack of a removable vest on ROTJ Luke. These started at premium but quickly slid down to "Hasbro".
Hasbro also refuses to make anything happen with the Force FX line, just letting an awesome license die because it doesn't fit their bloated business model.
Meanwhile, as Hasbro continues to flounder, Mattel has gotten an old Galoob license wrested away from Hasbro and is doing something with it, Die Cast Flight Series will return Star Wars vehicles to shelves this year.
Acme Archives has so many amazing art pieces for Star Wars this year that it's hard to decide which to focus on.
Sideshow may be treading water but they're still releasing an amazing R2-D2 in 1:6 this year.
Kotobukiya continues to deliver with ArtFX+ model kit prepainted statues that are 8" tall and look better than Hasbro for around $40 a piece.
2 Japanese companies are looking to release 6" Star Wars figure lines soon, and Hasbro says that's for a different collector, proving their still marketing their 6" line to lower-end rather than the premium they originally claimed it to be.
Hasbro is refusing to look at Star Wars Rebels for The Black Series right now.
So, do you feel like you're nearly done with Hasbro? If so, what do you think will be your breaking point? If not, what's keeping you in the game?