First off - let me just say - kudos to Darth_Anton for handling the 10 minute Q&A session. I just want to get that out of the way first.
Now - I'm going to ask a question - and I'm sure it's not going to make me very popular, but I gotta say it...
Why does it feel to me like the Hasbro team "got off easy" with regards to being asked the really tough questions? (both during the panel and in the 10 minute site Q&A sessions)
What do they mean by "the new waves are starting to hit now"? Is there a magical place that is receiving new cases regularly that I don't know about?
And does "and what we’re trying to do is leave room for us in the future, perhaps with vintage, not in main line, but being able to do it through exclusives... is to find figures that have been in short supply and find ways of getting them back out there. Maybe not in 2013 and maybe not 2014, although it could be, finding ways to get them back out into circulation, the figures that weren’t able to hit this time around"...
...mean that NOTHING is being done to fix the distribution issues before the Vintage line comes to an end at the close of this year?
I read that answer as if they're saying "we know figures like Shae Vizla, Malgus, Kithaba, etc... are popular, but they aren't going to be in circulation in the line again this year, if you miss them you're beat".
I get it - if you come across as confrontational it will be the last time you get the opportunity to ask questions, but there has to be a difference between asking the tough question and being confrontational.
Please know that I am not speaking about anyone here or on any other site specifically, this is more of an "on the whole" observation and it is born purely out of the frustration I have continued to feel this year trying to keep up with collecting this line.
(hoping this post doesn't get me banned)