Everyone is obviously aware of the panic and worry pervasive throughout the fandom recently as news and rumors abound. Who's to blame and why? Hasbro and its distribution ineptness? Retailers and their ordering process? Kids? Their parents for buying the wrong stuff? Or the fans themselves. What if there's a deeper, darker evil out there trying to prevent us from acquiring certain G1 screen-accurate figures? Consider: Thundercracker 1) Botcon 07 Thundercracker - exclusive and crazy hard to get. 2) Henkei Thundercracker - produced-to-order. Finally a <$100 TC. What do you mean QC issues? And chrome? 3) Generations Thundercracker - take that Botcon & Henkei suckers. I knew if I waited four years I'd finally get one for retail. Huh? End-of-line? It gets worse if we expand outside CHUG. 4) Animated Thundercracker - CANCELED 5) Japanese Animated Thundercracker - ??? 6) JP Masterpiece Thundercracker - $200!!! 6) US Masterpiece Thundercracker - ??? Rachet 1) Universe Ratchet - how much? 2) Henkei Ratchet - how MUCH?? 3) Botcon 05 Ratchet - how MUCH??? 4) G1/Reissue - wait, mine came broken, where's his head? Wheeljack 1) G1 Wheeljack - mold gone .......*crickets*............ 2) Generations Wheeljack - end-of-line? Warpath 1) Legends Warpath - $30 for a legend? 2) Generation Warpath - sweet. Um, where do I order one? Arcee 1) G1 Arcee - ... 2) Animated Arcee - what's a scalper? 3) TRNS-01 Valkyrie - ugh. . . 4) Generations Arcee - FINALLY! Wait, what's a prime?