The way that Gentle Giant does business really shows contempt for their customers. I remember the jackbooted thugs they had at Celebration in LA, screaming at the fans lining up for a Gree bust. It was like that opening scene in FULL METAL JACKET, with them screaming obscenities at people who just wanted to buy the damn bust. I ended up getting one, then paid $90 for another from someone in line who didn't want theirs because I had promised Darth Ripley I would try to get her one. It was the biggest cluster**** I've ever witnessed, and I expect Comic-Con to be even worse.
The Bly/Neyo/Cody situation is ridiculous. Let's take the hottest characters (the Clones) and make them limited, so they'll be instant E-Bay scalper bait. Meanwhile we'll crap out another Han Solo with a run of 10,000 that retailers won't be able to GIVE away.
Now trying to pre-order the damn Cody on their site, I keep getting bumped out and my cart emptied so I have to log back in, only to get bumped out again because their piece of crap site can't handle the traffic they generated with their stupid pre-sale. Ridiculous. I give up.
I think I'm pretty much done with their future products at this point. A company that only exists to continually frustrate and spit on their fans is no company I want to give more money to.