I'm posting this around to the other main boards. This price increase on the joes has gotten me to think that Hasbro should give us more if they are going to charge us more. I want to say that I'm basically happy with the product AT THE PRICE it is now. So if they want to up it a $1 a figure, then I want something more. We all know the basic improvements that can be done to make these outstanding figures...full 90 degree elbow joints, waist articulation (not to mention this would make customizing much better and Hasbro would sell more), better crotch clearance for legs, etc. I'm not suggestion we go crazy yelling at Hasbro, because they seem to be doing a good job listening.
My solution is that at the next Q/A session, on EVERY website, we submit a basic question like this:
With the price increase of the joes, you know that the fans are going to expect more for the new price, right?
Kind of just putting Hasbro on notice. Personally, I think they are increasing the price because they know they have a hit and they know they can do this because they have done it with Star Wars. Its worth saying again that I find this line to be great, so I just don't want to end up with the price nightmare that is Star Wars.