WARPO is a big fan of Dragonriders of the Styx. It's often overlooked but amazingly fun line that stood on its own when its contemporaries had movies and TV to support them.
As far as the quote about the "stiffness," I wanted to emphasizes that every design decision was made with the purpose of evoking nostalgia. It's not that we just happen to like things that way, we HAD to do it that way for the figures to look and feel authentic.
As far as price, if we could afford to make them cheaper, believe me, we would because I know we'd get even more of them into people's hands and in the end, that's where we find the most joy in making toys.