Ok here's my rant and I am sure people will disagree but I want an honest answer from someone. I drove from St. Louis to Providence to go to Botcon and I paid the fee for the Primus package on the assumption I was getting "exclusive toys", aka Thrust. Now I wasn't too thrilled and yet not too upset about Gentei Thrust because it wasn't exactly the same and it being more rare than say a general release it didn't totally affect the value of the Botcon set which is "supposedly" guaranteed because of low production numbers. 2010 comes and oh we get general release Generations Thrust. Yes its not quite the same as the Botcon figure, but is it really fair to the fans that made that trip and paid that money just for Hasbro to increase their bottom line or because the rest of the fandom bitched because they couldn't make the trip or didn't have the resources to buy Botcon or Gentei figures? Then on top of that there's supposedly MORE seekers coming for Generations? Why should I go to Botcon and buy exclusives if FP and Hasbro can't ensure something is going to stay exclusive? How long will people have to wait before and exclusive Darkmount Megatron becomes regular retail and crushes that figures value? Why not just make the exclusives general retail from the start? Like I said I know its not the same figure, but if there are general retail versions of Thrust, Thundercracker, and Dirge coming out what was the point of buying the set? The fact is it devalues the set and no one here can honestly say that set is worth it for Bugbite or Dreadwing. I know life isn't fair, but this just doesn't seem right. Thoughts? Comments?