I'm still confused as to how Hasbro Toy Shop can refuse a Hasbro Exclusive Item.
That's who would have carried this figure at Celebration, right?
Tis figure was probably going to be a victim of two VPs at Hasbro having a pissing-match, so while it's probably more than we would have paid for it at the convention, I'm glad we're getting the character AND on a vintage card back.
I wrote Brian's Toys asking why my order from mid-July hadn't shipped yet and the next day I got a shipping notification. It's not like my order was small either, I ordered four of them, just seems odd to me that an online retailer would be holding off processing a $100+ purchase.
My order for the group was 7 - I don't think they are picking and choosing by the amount ordered. They're just processing orders as usual and then getting to any JN orders as time permits. They said they would deliver in January and we're not even half way through December. Brian's should probably be sending the guys that ordered first, but who knows what kind of order processing system they have. Clearly raising a stink bumps you to the front of the list.
As for why it wasn't carried at a convention - I think it wasn't going to be ready in time. If they're shipping in Dec, they probably were produced in Nov, which would have been too late for any of the conventions.
NO, that's just the thing, there's no logic to how they are filling orders AT ALL.
Brian's Toys has successfully assured itself of never getting another exclusive again.