Hopefully the majority of people have calmed down today and come to realize that Strobo selling out in a few minutes is not a big deal. HE WILL BE BACK. Why does everyone feel that they should be entitled to this figure now, before they actual planned release?
As others have mentioned, a convention exclusive that everyone owns BEFORE the conventions is ridiculous. Conventions count of these type of exclusives to bring people in. To rob them of one of their drawing cards is just plain vindictive. Also, an “exclusive” figure that everyone owns is not really an exclusive. I have never been to an SDCC but I have every exclusive that I wanted from that over the years. Without resorting to paying high ebay prices! Just a little wheeling and dealing and keeping patient and you can get these type of things for a reasonable price (or trade).
These will be available all year and will appear on Matty at the end of the year. If I can't get one through Matty than I will resort to the collecting forums. If I can't secure one from a fellow board member than I am not worthy of the name collector.
It also boggles the mind how many people are quick to blame the scalpers and the 10 figure limit as the cause of the problem. With no facts or knowledge or any type of sales data to back it up. But, I guess it is easier to blame some unknown entity for this rather than use cool, calm reasoning.