I'm actually worried about after con sales this year. In the press release there were only two items that specifically said that they'd have a "limited number" after the show on HTS.com, and the Indy, TF, GI Joe and Star Wars offerings were not either them.
I know Hasbro said early on that the Star Wars Revenge set either specifically wouldn't be available afterward or that they didn't think it would be since it's so limited. But I'd assumed that they'd have most of the rest up after the con as they have always done in the past. Now, I'm not sure. Curto also posted over on RS.com that the black Endor Soldier in the SDCC set would NOT be at retail even though we were originally led to believe that all the regular Revenge figs would be (all except Crumb and Mouse Droid). So either they aren't going to do a Revenge Endor Soldier at retail or he'll be the same white guy we've already gotten.
The GI Joe Collector Club has said they WON'T have any of the Joe exclusives afterwards and that makes me think Hasbro is aiming for a show sellout on all of it.
I wonder if this is a new strategy for them, to make their exclusives actually exclusive to the event, or a sign of the economy that they're willing to do a smaller run and sell out with possibly a smaller profit margine rather than potentially sitting on inventory at HTS.com for months afterwards. Either way, it doesn't bode well for us (the majority) that won't make it to SDCC. And I was planning on buying all the Joe exclsuives, the Indy set and possibly the Transformer. And that's not even counting the TRU exclusive RC set.