That's about the dumbest thing I've seen them do. Without the trade board, the whole forum will disappear as that is the main reason most people bother to post there. Without an actively involved community directly connected to the company, the RLC will eventually disappear. Without the RLC, collectors will stop collecting, and soon the only Hot Wheels we will see are dragon, rat and shark cars. With only dragon, rat and shark cars on the pegs, kids will grow up without a love of real cars ingrained in them. Without a love of cars, the masses will force driverless automated transportation on the rest of us. So essentially what this means is that you can thank Hot Wheels for driving around in Pod Cars in 15 years.