I was under the impression that this was all this was, a way for you to stand in the "Pre-Order" line instead of they "buying line" (although the lines will probably be equally long ).
The preorder line will probably be as bad but at least you're guaranteed to get your figure(s) at the end of it, unlike CIII.
What happens in the unlikely event that the line is so prohibitively long you literally can't get to the store? Or if you have an emergency and have to leave early? Wouldn't they have
to ship it to you, despite their policy? I mean, as long as you were on record as having checked in at the con.
Sounds like you can't even place a pre-order for a buddy to pick up with all the "photo ID required" talk.
Strangely enough, you can pre-order up to 4 but you can only purchase 3 at the con. And conceivably you might
be able to order 4 with case and 4 without, because they are separate items in the cart.