Brick_Obession wrote:Articles like these are written by sore losers! You have the accounts of a sore losers who percieves in their eyes what happened. Grow the eff up! The only thing Lego did wrong was make the quantities so little.
And posts like this are by people who missed the point entirely. Where did you see that it was Ace complaining about the fact that he didn't get the figures? Because that wasn't what even a casual glance should tell you about this post.
It was about how the system itself was broken, and the choices, both in how things were handed out, how winning tickets were distributed, and how poorly LEGO understands comic con as well as not having enough of the product to give away. Did it focus on the frustrations of an adult that was caught up in the situation? Absolutely, because it was an adult event focused on adult collectors.
I just laugh at the notion only kids got them. Those kids must all be sell outs. Just look how many are floating around on Ebay.
So, did you just tl;dr or are you purposefully missing the entire part in the post, and in follow-up comments, about how it was Lego targeting kids, and how more than a few parents had taken it from their kids once it became clear how much they were selling for? Or how with the Azog promo, LEGO was specifically targeting kids?
I want an Audi R8, do you see me writing blogs or on forums complaining that they are only cater to the rich!
Ah, my old friend the False Analogy fallacy. Because obviously wanting something expensive is exactly the same as wanting something that was a promo item that everyone was supposed to have a chance to get.
If Audi started to set up a program where R8s were given away to random people at their dealerships, and then when the entire city showed up, they only gave them away to specifically pre-chosen people, this would be the same. And I bet that there would be a whole lot of blogs and articles of people complaining about it.