OK, take everything you read in this MUTANT CHRONICLES preview over at Gameshark.com with a grain of salt.
I've only played with a starter set so regard this strictly as an early look. So far, my opinion on it is kind of mixed, but I definitely don't dig the collectible aspect. At this stage, it could turn out to be pretty cool, a fast-playing miniatures game with some board game elements or it could turn out to be another also-ran collectible game that failed to find traction.
But yeah, the figures come out to $5 a piece. I think that sucks. It's one thing to pay $5 or even more for something you choose specifically, but it's another to blindly buy four $5 pieces at a time and not know what they are.
So, go read and then check it out for yourself. And make up your own damn mind, whaddya think I am, one of those internet tastemakers?