I'd say having most of their inventory wiped out from their online store counts as being "out of business" even if they're still in business on an informal basis.
I don't know why they'd say they weren't a distributor. Here's a link to an archived version of their site:http://web.archive.org/web/201007262058 ... ontact.php
They take wholesale orders. That makes them a distributer. Whatever they say, it does. That's the prupose of wholesaling. Unless you want to argue grammer and terminology and I'm wrong on some technical level.
Chimungmung doesn't seem to do wholesaling. This is what your issue is. But wholesaling isn't a requirement. It's not "business sense" if that's not the kind of business they're in. I mean, I can kinda see how you'd like KOToys a lot if you took advantage of their wholesaling option, but I don't see the point in getting mad at another store for not having that option.
Anyhow, yeah, this forum as a whole doesn't like KOs, and scalpers (although there's some here who like them fine and others who don't care). That's just how it is. If it really, REALLY bugs you, I'm sure there's a more KO friendly type of forum. I don't think collecting is the issue here, it's probably just this forum for you.