NOT. AT. ALL.
And this is coming from someone who managed to get all of the others with ease. I just think it's a stupid idea, it gets people (customers with $$$) riled up for NO GOOD REASON and does more to generate a negative experience with the brand more than anything. I'm sure when Scott came up with it, he had all kinds of good intentions (it will drive traffic to the Matty site! it's a way to put variants out there outside the sub to generate interest!), but it has obviously backfired and should be a thing of the past.
If the figure is produced and just sitting there in a warehouse, PUT IT ON SALE. Let us take a crack at them on a specified date and it will make people happy. I don't get how that's not a thing they are doing with these "chase" figures? Instead, trickle it out... have it sell out in 30 seconds, and make everybody who didn't get one (people who are already over the tired Matty shenanigans) hate your company ten-fold. Great strategy, huh? Pretty cool!