Yep, no real surprises here with this article. I was expecting Hasbro to pipe up any day now to give notice to whats been going on. But it was handled exactly the way I figured they would. No real admissions or surprises and playing down the damages in an attempt to do damage control. Companies these days, especially the size of HASBRO have too many attorneys and spin team people advising them on public statments. Of course they and FunPub are not going to admit to negligence or wrongdoing, because any admission opens them up to financial loss with lawsuits etc.
The damage is done as far as I'm concerned. I was fortunate enough to get wind of all this before i joined the TFCC group so I dodged the bullet. I'll track down the G1 Runabout and Runamuck on the secondary market, and I won't be joining the club anytime soon (probobly ever at this point). I have a feeling that heads will eventually roll at FunPub because Hasbro will apply liscence pressure and force changes, maybe reassign B. Savage etc....I don't really know the players in the company enough to have an opinion on how it should be dealt with.
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.