Dang, that sucks. The toy looks great, just I'll never own it.
I'm curious about something. I know Master Collector of GI Joe infamy offers Joe exclusives every year, and they're not made by Hasbro. They only lease the molds to MC who makes the toys, hence the high price on those. Is that the same kind of deal with Botcon and Hasbro? I find it hard to believe Hasbro would be so daft to offer these only there at Botcon. I know they make some dumb decisions, but this just seems out of their league in stupidity.