Let's just end this conversation, please?
Jman and I are never going to see eye-to-eye on this, so the back and forth is just pointless. I will forever be a con-man, out to screw Hasbro Toy Shop and my desire to acquire two for my family's collection puts me in the same Axis of Evil as BBTS who used the exact same (or similar) con to garner themselves a quick $6000 of profit.
I appreciate everyone who has supported me in the discussion.
Let's just all agree that:
- Hasbro clearly didn't make enough to meet demand
- It's lousy that certain individuals are looking to profit from the situation
- The HTS website was a p.o.s. and clearly not designed to handle ANY load of any kind
- Hopefully, the promise made by Hasbro that they are going to discuss what happened and work to prevent the same situation from happening next year is really true and not just lip service
And let's all keep our fingers crossed that Hasbro is having second batches run of the Revenge set, the "Lost" Indy wave, Zarana and Skystriker Starscream so they can have something cool to sell at NYCC. I know some may not want that since it would de-value some of these sets, but I'd rather see more collectors get the exclusives they want rather than add something to the collection that doubled in value overnight.