I only recently started preordering figures again but i'm starting to question the practice. What exactly do you get from saying "insert store, I will buy this figure from you once its released, here is my Credit card info"? You don't get anything and it really makes me question the point of preordering items. Unless its an exclusive, why even do it? Its not like MP Ghost Starscream is going to disappear because you didn't preorder it from BBTS. You could still try tfsource, digital toys, toy arena, ebay, robot kingdom, Kapow... the list goes on and on. With Video Games for instance, I preorder them because you usually get some kind of bonus. For example, God of War gave you the demo early, WFC was free DLC characters, before that, N64 Zelda had free Target exclusive figures and preordering SNES Donkey Kong Country at TRU gave you a free VHS behind the scenes flick . That is the reason why i'll go to these stores and say "Here is 10 dollars, hold a copy, thanks for the bonus" I've used all the toy sponsors on this site and they all give fantastic customer service, no question. If I have some kind of defect, they will step in and offer a replacement or refund. Outside of a few customer complaints, because nobody can be perfect, all the stores mentioned are kick ass. This is just my opinion so feel free to disagree but shouldn't they offer some kind of preorder bonus? I'm not asking for a free Henkei figure but something.... maybe some reprolabels? discount on future orders? Loyalty bonus?