Poddie, do you not have any friends attending the convention?
I've read alot of negativity from you here on these boards but I missed where you specifically asked someone for help. Did I miss it? Did you ask anyone???
Keep in mind while complaining....
1. it's too early to freak
2. Those folks that are 'so fortunate' (and other comments I read) to attend and get all the figs..blah,blah
--keep in mind they pay outrageous entry fees to attend and then still have to pay for a fig there!
Not to mention travel considerations ect. Keep THAT in mind if someone helps your poor, tiring soul
out here with an exclusive- especially when you don't have to pay an entry fee, travel ect to get it.
Just think how lucky you would be then.
Please consider those things before anymore further crying
Nope, I have no friends attending C4. No I did not post a pestering message asking people I don't even know to pick up a toy for me. And I shouldn't HAVE to. The whole thing is bullsh*t.
Believe me, I completely understand that they are paying a lot of money to go to C4 and have the opportunity to again pay a lot of money for these exclusives. Again, that's kind of the point. It should not be a matter of paying $35+ each to a scalper or spending $2,000+ in travel, expenses, and time (and that's a low estimate if you count missed work). It's just the ultimate finger from Hasbro to the fans that can't afford/take the time to go. Well, ok... they could have done worse, but they would really have to try.
And I don't think that should be a justification for them... "I deserve to have an exclusive no one else can get because I have spent all this money". That just seems incredibly selfish to me. If the reason you love something so much is that you know that others can't have it then you need to reconsider how you live your life. Not pointing a finger at anyone in particular here, but I have seen some posts that follow this logic from time to time.
I am married and have a very demanding job. My wife likes Star Wars but frankly the idea of going to C4 for a vacation would not be her optimal vacation. She would do it... but again, she shouldn't have to.
And now TNI has a rumor that San Diego will have an Obi/Yoda Concept fig exclusive. Oh joy.
As I have stated before, I used to be relatively positive about Hasbro, trying to see their side of whatever they are doing and give them the benefit of the doubt. Balancing cost vs profit, kid vs collector, etc is always a compromise and they do the best they can. But I just don't see any way that this works out other than me and countless others getting screwed. I just hope they got one hell of a payday.
This wouldn't seem anywhere near as bad if I didn't feel like I had been setup like a pansy. "Hey look at all the cool concept figures we are going to release in 2007 for the 30th anniversary? Aren't they cool? Aren't you just dying to have them?? months pass... Hey, here's the first wave for preorder! Work towards completing your collection today! month pases... Hey, here's wave two! Look at Boba, ain't he cool??? months pass... why don't you go ahead and preorder wave 3... time passes... Oh BTW you don't have a chance in hell of completing this collection! We're not going to sell 2 of the figures to you because you're not one of the cool kids who can pay us a crap-load of money!" etc