Been in this camp since - 2018 when I bought Jessica a GOTPro. The increases just seem driven by something other than market. I get inflation and BOM increases, but damn, that was a pretty significant jump from Mandalorian, and that game was released this year.
Current Premium prices have surpassed LE prices from 2014 and are only about $100 away from Ghostbusters LE, and that was only 5 years ago.
I get capitalism, and I get price increases for economic reasons. This doesn't feel that - I can't imagine the Godzilla rights were THAT much more than Avengers whose owner is Di$ney.
Something really doesn't sit well with this increase. It feels dubiously planned and intentional, like they really wanted to see how far they could push it.
Got to give it to them: they are looking for the ceiling. Wonder what it'll be: $10K Pros? $17K Premiums? $25K LEs? Whatever it is, it'll be kind of fun to watch from the sideline.