This seems especially true in California. I don't say this elsewhere, but I think in this business model respect, California leads the nation. Other parts of the country seem to still do well in the collectibles business, but California and the SF Bay Area in particular (which leads California in gaming), has a much harder time.
But the fans love it, right? At one point you could package just about anything in a collectible format and it would sell. Now you can't even package a good game without collectible fatigue killing it. Here are what the fans are saying:
- Collectible is a non starter though, not going to bother."