I think Pre-Orders on top of the sub would work....as I said before....the sub has to pass first to guarantee the line goes through....no sub, no PO....then you could PO whichever figures you wanted, and Mattel would only make that amount +. It would still have to be made clear whoever was going to sub to keep the line going, must sub.
Say 1000 extra people wanted Ram Man, then 1000 extra Rammys got made, then say only 10 people wanted Netossa, then 10 were added to the sub total....no more, no less....everyone who wanted extra could have a chance to get it, then if they missed it....that was on them.
I know it's not perfect, because you would still get people on the fence who say...."yeah, I'll just wait, there's more than enough people going to sub"....but as I said....make it absolutely clear, like 2013 drama made it clear....no line if the sub doesn't pass.
But whatever. I'm sure some will still have issues with this type of solution....Just a thought, didn't say it to open a whole new debate.
Even with a solution such as this you'd have proponents and opponents....for whatever reason....people would still find ways to not get along.