I have neither the budget nor the space to go all-in with the Aliens line, and have largely limited my purchases to the '86 film. Which included tracking down, and paying through the nose, for SDCC Newt.
This club scares the snot out of me, as the exclusive, end-of-year figure could be rabidly fan-demanded, but otherwise limited retail-appeal characters, like Bourke, Gorman or other marines like Drake and Ferro.
I'm not putting myself through the drama of having to explain to my ever-patient wife why I'm buying all these aliens toys, just to sell them off again, to maybe get one Aliens character at retail price. But then, who knows how much the exclusive figure could fetch, if it even gets onto the secondary market at all.
I really hope any exclusives are just repaints, and any '86 figures are continued con exclusives.