My wife and I were actually lucky enough to each score one of these on Friday morning. It was our first stop inside the convention. We got in 15 minutes after opening, and I immediately stuck Patty in the line at the Gentle Giant booth to hopefully snag one of these for Adam (BigDumbWookiee), while I hightailed it over to the Silver Fett line. Well, the Fett line was supposedly already 3 hours long at that point, so I said screw that and went back to join Patty in the Clone bust line at GG.
When I got back there, she was holding a sign (form Dark Horse) that said "I'm last in line
". I asked her what the hell that meant, and she said a Gentle Giant rep walked the line and counted off the people who would get a bust, and said she was the VERY LAST person for their allotment for that day, so they asked her to hold the sign so no one else would waste their time waiting behind her in line!
I even have a picture of her holding the sign (I'll try to get it up soon). Talk about LUCK! Well, I joined her in line anyways, just so she wasn't waiting alone, since it was going to be over an hour.
Well, as luck would have it, they slightly miscounted, and had three more Clone busts beyond Patty's spot in line, so I lucked out and got one as well, along with a couple other fellas behind us that absolutely refused to ever leave the line despite being told numerous times by the GG folks that they weren't going to get a bust. Guess perserverance pays off! Definitely a cool looking bust...
But yeah, I just don't get why companies need to make exclusives in such a ridiculously limited number. It really just ruins the collecting fun for anyone who is a consumer of that respective line... Plain stupid if you asked me!