EnigmaticClarity wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Yes, for one primary reason aside from fan demand for the characters--they're ALL new sculpts, so they're more expensive to make than the average Legends figure. Very surprising overall to put this much budget into characters they have about as much reason to believe won't sell as that they will sell.
I hadn't thought about the all-new sculpts when I hypothesized that Disney incented them to do this, but now it's much harder to see that not being the case. Maybe they waived most of their licensing fee on these figures as a way to help promote the movie.
I think it is much more likely that Hasbro decided it was best to find a way to make all ten plus the villain than Disney cutting ANY licensee a financial incentive to make the product they have already paid to make. Because that's what Hasbro does. To suggest otherwise is wild speculation on your part that you've completely made up and now can't see it not being true.