the problem is that hasbro hardly restock so once the preorder train pass you are almost 100% sure the only way to get a figure is ebay. With apple that hardly happen you might not find the specific combination immediately but for sure you aren’t restricted only to the preorder windows. The difference here is the ability to adjust the quantity produced when hasbro decided to do a rerun on some figures they become available again even here in Europe so what really is the problem? The business model or hasbro predicted quantity being wrong or the choice they did to sell all the production plants and use contractors in asia to produce all the lines? Honestly the pulse last resort retailer is a great idea but imho will only work if : 1 hasbro change the way they do exclusives from a specific mold like today to a specific package model. 2 hasbro get at last one in house plant where they can produce on the fly the needed quantity of a specific mold without being restricted to a contractor.