Nice, I still regret not winning that disk. But, it's not enough to cry about. Still silly the did crap like that in the first place. Was bad enough the way they did the disks....
I am all for rare/exclusive items but I do agree with this to an extent. I think they should have made the D23 one rare/red/lenticular and then a normal one that is clear/normal. Just like they did with D23 Sorcerer Mickey.
But there are some interesting aspects of the discs being in blind bags that I think led to the success and in turn fall of Infinity.
Blind bags helped retailers, people bought them way more because of the randomness and rarity of some discs. It allowed retailers to sell them at a much higher volume. Sure there were left overs but nothing like in 3.0. Everyone attributes the excess stock with the figures, but I see way more power discs then figures at stores on clearance for 3.0.
With 3.0 you bought a 4-set and you were done, there were no more rares and no more trading for discs, so people were one and done if they even cared about the power discs. Everyone who bought Infinity bought it because of the figures and got into the discs as a side-effect (if at all). So when 3.0 rolled around the figures sold well but not the power discs, no where near as many as its predecessors. So while I think excess figure stock was a problem, I personally think the true loss in terms of revenue were the power discs.