And then there's 3A's, which are also huge and painted as extensively as the Imaginarium statues, still action figures, and less than half the price. Combined with the dull, emotionless poses and faces and generic mechanical detailing, I don't feel like there's ever much to say about these things aside from "lol".
Maybe it is market changes, and all of this made sense at one time. I know this market for very pricey and exclusive (usually film-oriented) "designer" merch statues exists. It definitely seems out of place now.