If con exclusives are going to be insanely difficult to get new figures, I'm kind of fine with con exclusives going away entirely...
I'm ok with the SW format for the most part because they don't hose the fans like the GIJ ones... There's nothing entitling people to getting the stuff, but at least for SW Hasbro's made what seems like some kind of effort to piss off the least ammount they can, while still giving the con something big and special in terms of an exclusive item.
Not to say SOME guys won't be mad about not getting a carbo Jar Jar, but at the end of the day, does anyone honestly feel their collection is lacking if they don't have it?
Make it Jocasta Nu, and that hard to get, and you'd have just raw seething hatred... even guys who hate Jocasta Nu would be mad an all-new figure, especially one from the films, was impossible to get ahold of.
Then again everyone's bitching that she costs $25 and will ultimately be accessible so I guess there is no "win" there.
But yeah, the GIJ guys are the ones with a legitimate beef... Zarana, Jinx, Slaughter... That's like saying Ceremony Leia's exclusive to SDCC and most of you won't get her. Or the Tonnika Sisters.
I'm really bummed today about Jinx (the one without the mask) because my brother's too busy at work to sit at a computer all day hoping and watching when he's seeing patients, and I'm rarely at a computer for long periods. *shrugs* Who really ought to be pissed is everyone who's employed at a job that doesn't afford you internet access, or access for long periods of time, which are quite a few I'd think. I guess they assume most collectors work in a cubicle but I know I'm not one of them, haha. Oh well... such is life. It's just toys.