@shingotink Not to mention the Zurg disc which many of us already have. Or to collectors who are collecting a whole set to keep them in package (most people who do that value uniformity). Or just people that want Buzz (one of the characters that a Crystal version actually makes sense for).
I'm not ready to say the sky is falling, but I do not like the precedent this sets. It's not hard to have spent $300-400 on DI so far, and penalizing your best customers so far is not what they want to start doing. Particularly with the paint issue going on - this week, I saw my TRU had a huge shipment of Crystal Sully. And given he has so little paint on him anyway, it was crazy - I looked at about 20 of them (they are literally bursting off the shelves - they have been there a few days and I don't think they have sold one), his mouth and eye paint is pretty terrible. I was going to pick up an extra, but I couldn't find an acceptable one after I went through 10, and I wasn't going to pull every single one off the shelf. I couldn't find a mouth that wasn't so mispainted it looked like fangs - for a minute I thought he was supposed to look like that, for Halloween, LOL. And the one or two that had ok mouths had off-painted eyes.
With quality seemingly going down, not only does having to buy two figures in a pack increase the risk/chances of finding two that are painted well, and the fact that many of us already have half the contents of the pack, and that assuredly many of their sales of these "exclusive" versions are keeping them packaged to collect, it just seems like a wibbley move, IMO. I guess the only thing I am greatful of is that they haven't said the CHROME disc is exclusive to this pack...yet. Personally, that would be catastrophic for me - I have been putting together sets of the exclusive power discs with all the regular Series 1 discs in the exclusive books for a few of my friends that are buying DI for their kids for Xmas, and unfortunately they won't be getting complete sets from Uncle Leia if in order to get one disc I have to buy a $30 pack that is redundant to begin with.