Yeah, this is exactly where I am. If these were the flat $20, I probably would have succumbed to the temptation...we are building up a decent collection of characters for a 2015 Marvel run display, and I'd gladly include Kreel.I do want this figure, but I don't want to pay that price for him. I'm not sure what new sculpt he's opening the door for, but based on the last two years, I think it's gonna be a different kind of trooper, or backgrounder from one of the shows. Which would probably also be a pass from me.
We all want a few obscure characters, but I don't think they've been doing a good job of finding the balance, because there's a chunk of main characters everyone seems to want too that aren't getting any love. And half the ones that do, land in the "deluxe price" range.
But with prices going up, I have to be a little more selective...and a simple figure of a minor character in a third-tier medium* is not gonna make the cut.
(*No disrespect to the comics...I enjoy reading them more often than not, but I still think of the movies as the top tier, TV shows as second, and then publishing characters in third.)