Here's my take... Hasbro will continue to jack up their prices as long as collector's continue to buy every re-packaged figure they put out. For ages now they continue to make the same old characters & yes,adding a bit of variation now & again,but we are paying up the wazoo for packaging style! We certainly are not paying for Hasbro's "creative team" to brainstorm up new & interesting characters. Lord knows they are the most unimaginative group ever. How can anyone justify having a toy line,where everytime a new 'wave" of figures comes out,they somehow manage to weasel in a New Hope style Leia,or a "escape from mos eisley" style Han???? We've had what,only 1 single version of Ree Yees in the past 10 years???? And I won't get started on the tons of expanded universe figures they won't make.Sorry for the rant! Prices will drop again on the figures...they always do.Give it 6 months,they'll be $2.00 each.They will saturate this line of ROTS toys just like they did with TPM line & between ebay & bargin bins at TRU & other stores,eventually we will pay a "fair" price for what these figures are worth!