Honestly there is so much gray zone in this discussion and we should collectively appreciate that a bit more IMO. @Rich is right (to some extent). I had people talking shit about "flippers" at my show. Why were they flippers? Because they're not on Instagram and they were on the phone a bunch. Yes, that was the "evidence" I was provided; frantic behavior and the simple fact they didn't know someone. The reality? It was a family of collectors; mom and dad were there on the phone with their kids to confirm what they wanted as well. I later saw the mom at Five Points Fest hanging out at James Groman's booth (she was customer #1 and the first thing she bought was a James Groman piece) and I saw the son at the last Death's Vault. I'll be honest; I got riled up at first when people I trust with MVH tattoos were telling me they were flippers, but in reality they ended up being super gracious and thankful to me for simply throwing a show they enjoyed. Maybe we shouldn't be so liberal with pulling out the pitchforks sometimes, and I say that as a guy with a reputation for rabble rousing. But on the flip side, when does it end? What is the functional difference between asking a family member or just some random dude to mule for you? What if you had 5 mules? 10? What if you had all your friends entering for a lotto? I know for a fact a bunch of people here do that all the time and they've ended up with duplicates or even triplicates of hype stuff. Who is the better fan; the one with the largest collection or the one that wants to share the love amongst the community? If one guy who is well-prepared ends up SUPER loaded up with sofubi, is that cool because he's a fan even if it means 9 other people end up with nothing? It's hard to say. I will say this hobby could really be better off with a lot less greed and a lot more chill. The collectors who will never be happy no matter how much they own is frankly ridiculous, and the amount of money they are throwing reminds me of the behavior of a junkie. Anyone who has ever done hard drugs or knows people who have knows that this chasing the proverbial (or in the case of the maker, literal) dragon never ends up good. If you're selling toys it's a really hard balance between gaining new fans and keeping old fans happy. I think guys like Pus are probably the most generally balanced with the friends and family sales, even if maybe the management of that system is a bit militant. I don't know what the answer is because it will depend on the situation. I don't think the dudes who ran Game of Hope had this list in their heads of who is a Mori collector, who is there to help a Mori collector and who is there to make a buck, so to some extent their hands are tied. I think @Rich 's coin system is a very interesting idea that will be improved over time, but the reality is few artists can manage the logistics of such a system or candidly even have the need to.