I really think retailers are or will start avoiding collector's lines very soon. They really need to focus on getting kids back into it again. The buyers for collector's lines are largely adults. The people ordering the toys do not understand this demographic and even seem to look down on them. My TRU has Stratos and Mer-man packs for $35. They are nailed to the shelf. They marked them down to $25 this week. Everyone who wanted one bought one a long time ago. They still didn't move. They might start flying if they mark them down to $15 LOL.
I fear a really bad stigma will develop if all the kids exit and only adults are left. That would be a shame because it is a fun hobby