That's true about POTF2 (Power of the Force) action figures, for me at least. At the time it was all we had so most kids had some, but I didn't like them. I do remember speculators hoarding them and they were at every flea market for 5x retail even though they were never hard to find. Now that I think about it, the same thing around the same time happened with Beanie Babies. And also that period in comic books saw a great shift towards gimmicks designed to draw in speculators. I guess in part all of that was because of the economy booming people had money to blow and so they cranked out crap and gimmicks. Right now the economy is not so hot but IMO it's a second golden age for genuinely good creative toys. So maybe there's an inverse relationship there.
This thread on Rebelscum has a cool timeline about POTF2
My Luke Skywalker figure has a yellow lightsaber....did anyone at Kenner even watch the movie?!
Also I have to admit, what was written about the WWF figures was almost verbatim what ran through my head when I first saw the Hasbro figures at TRU lol.
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