It's the way of the world. Everyone's money seems to be disappearing.
I'm not a fan, but I was happy to hear that the new Star Wars will apparently feature a whole lot less CGI and a whole lot of actual, physical models/props. The droids are real! I read somewhere that sci-fi productions have figured out that 3D printing is a cheaper way to do things than computer graphics and they're starting to trend back that way.
Not really my place to say, but I think you would make an amazing toy designer, Ludi! I could totally see your crafts at something like DesignerCon. http://www.designercon.com/