#1. No, it is not going to get a massive surge when its only 1/3 of the way there.
#2 There is no way in hell that Hasbro is dropping this at this point. Way too much pride and pressure to let it go this far into development with all the attention it has received.
#3 Having the ability to add worldwide pre-orders does give them the ability to save face when this insanely expensive toy fails to get halfway to 8000 in the US. I will add that to the article. Thanks!
well good to know the original version of the article was that way out of willful defiance of the facts rather than mere ignorance I guess