I don't remember which year it was, because like you until this year had no trouble ordering the exclusives, but wasn't it last year or the year before they announced like Star Wars on Monday, Tuesday would be magic/Marvel Legends, and Weds would be the Transformers/my little pony stuff? That was by far the easiest year I ever had and it had to boost Hasbro for the multiple shipping costs. I think it may be time Hasbro opened a Collector Club similar in format to the former TFCC and offer pre-orders of the exclusive to whoever wants to pre-purchase. Then make that many productions and maybe like 1000 extra for the conventions. Then no one is left out, and the only high priced items on ebay for exclusives are ones from years past that just isn't circulated much anymore (i.e. Shattered Glass Voyager Optimus Prime, Days of Past Beast Wars set). Just my $0.02.