1) The initial in-hand pics from overseas will look terrible causing a panic and many curses to be lobbed at Sideshow.
2) Later in-hand pictures will look much better and those that canceled will post about regretting their decision.
3) Some inaccuracies and/or damaged figures will be found causing a 2nd wave of curses and cancelations.
4) Overall most people will be pleased with the figure and the fervor will die down.
5) The Exclusive will end up being worth a lot more than the regular even though everyone knows the base is stupid.