If because there's so much exclusives that it's not financially viable to be able to obtain all of them, then that person is losing out on some experience of the convention.
I find it ludicrous that someone would feel like their experience was lacking because they couldn't get ALL THE TOYS.
If they made 2 toys, and you got both of them, your experience is the same as if they made 12 toys but you only got two of them.
You still have the same two toys. The only difference is that you don't get to say "I got everything."
And, well, if that's really that important to you...deal with it, I guess?
Edit: Not to mention it's Fun Pub's job to incentivize you to go for the biggest package and spend the most money. They want your money. That's how it works.
Sure, 100% of two total toys or 16% of twelve total toys is exactly identical since in both cases you get two toys. That's perfectly sound reasoning, thank you, Spectre!
Look, I don't personally give a shit since any given year there's at best a small handful of toys that interest me at all. I think 2007 and 2010 are the only years where I wanted a majority of the total offerings. In the time since, I got one 2010 toy, and one from 2007 which I later sold when a better option for the character became available. But just because my way to experience the convention and your experience of going to the convention differ from that of a person who feels the toys are a necessary aspect of their full experience, doesn't give either of us the right to dismiss that perspective or call it wrong. Disagree with Zac - I do. But I get where he's coming from and I'm not going to act like he's doing some great wrong for thinking the way he does about this.
As for incentivizing, sure. But Protoform is $200 already, and I'd be surprised if there's a ton of profit happening on those toy sets for the extra $200 they add. The attending package should be one base purchase that gets you the panels, the dealer room, options to buy tours or a toy building class or attend the dinner. The box set should also be an added option, not a tier unto itself. But the point is that everything going on should be available to anyone who wants to attend and chooses to preregister, without the requirement of buying the toys.