G1 Legacy wrote:BUT, to those of you that are requesting free figures and year long memberships renewals for nothing...whether your joking around or not, I fell confident in saying, "That ain't gonna happen!"
I'm not saying it's right, but I accept the reality of the situation for what it is....a big ol' cluster F__k. It's not in the nature of big companies to do stuff like that these days (give out freebies), it's unfortunate. The almighty dollar and good ol' fashioned greed are how most big business is run, with a culture of covering your ass legaly, thrown in there for good measure. So keep dreaming if you think they're gonna give away entire membership packages for nothing. I hope we can move on from this after Botcon, but something definatly needs to be said by us at the convention to impress upon the powers that be that this doesn't need to happen again, EVER.
I agree. No sense wasting time asking for something you won't receive. Only thing we should be asking for at this point is for big changes to happen wherever necessary so that this situation will be avoided in the future.
I also strongly agree that this situation should be brought up and discussed at both the Hasbro panel and at the Collectors' Club panel. The response "this isn't the place for this discussion" is not an appropriate response given the gravity of this situation. It is most definitely the place for this discussion. They should set aside five or ten minutes at both panels to discuss it. If they don't, I could see some fans getting a little unruly if this issue isn't brought up in some capacity. It can't just be pushed under a rug at this point.