That is a shame. I've heard from customizers it's a VERY hard thing to keep consistent.... so it probably proved too expensive for production. I think it's really too bad, because it improves the look of the sculptures a lot.
Not sure when you can expect the preorder. :\ It's been in development for quite a while, so I hope soon
I'm sorry to say, I do not know if Sideshow plans to use the intrinsic method on the Legendary Scale Obi-Wan now...I hope that they do, but that is a production process, and I'm only involved in preproduction work.
Thanks for asking. You may try inquiring to Sideshow? Trev