With the recent Target sale on Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, I was tempted to pick it up, but I found out that the components are different than the main hobby edition. I can’t tell that it’s marked as a “Target-exclusive” edition or packaged differently.
Same story with Downforce, though at least the packaging is different . They’ve done similarly with Sonar, Fireball Island, and others, but those have different titles making clear that they are different SKUs.
1) Are other big box stores selling alternate/cheapened/enhanced editions —Walmart, B&N, other?
2) Is this detrimental to consumers?
3) What happens when these hit the secondary market?