Just reading through the BBTS Seacons thread and was wondering why this exclusive wasn't picked up by Walmart, Target, or Kmart. One would assume they had the opportunity and passed. Now enter BBTS, and the Seacons are on their way. Our options for exclusives outside normal retail channels has always been pretty limited, with Botcon and the Collector's Club offering the only real options. I know many had hoped HasbroToyShop would become a vehicle for online exclusives, but with the exception of the yearly nightmare of SDCC items, they've been a washout. Now that BBTS is a major player, and TFSource getting there as well, does this open the possibility of more Hasbro online exclusives through them? Just making up an example... say BBTS was able to collect $40 preorders for 2000 Drifts in a red Sideswipe deco (maybe no packaging, just bagged like the con exclusives). Are we getting closer to the point where a BBTS or TFSource could secure several thousand preorders for a popular fan-item and have it made in a Hasbro factory? * Please keep in mind that I do understand the cost involved with something like this, and this isn't just a "why won't Hasbro" thread. But BBTS getting a large-scale exclusive certainly seems to open some doors.