For 2012, Hasbro/FunPub has decided to introduce the "golden ticket" to the Botcon registration packages. For an extra $300, attendees can get some special privileges, including the opportunity to buy extra toys before everyone else, a private reception with guests, and reserved seating in the panels. (Oh, and don't forget the special cloisonne pin! ) I'm curious what everyone's reactions are to this. Good idea or bad? Did you consider buying it, or do you think it's a waste of money? Do you think this will end up being a "scalper ticket" that will affect the availability of exclusives at the con and/or their aftermarket prices? Any chance for backlash towards golden ticket holders? Or is there anyone out there who actually purchased a golden ticket and wants to share their motivation and expectations? (I don't intend to judge, I'm just curious. ) I'd love to hear what you guys think.