There are a lot of basic ways to fight bots (I work IT security for a living). If any maker wants some help, feel free to PM me. That being said, not every drop you miss is the fault of bots. The simple fact of the matter is there are a lot more people that want the toy you want than are being made. Sure, maybe if toys only sold to "true fans", whatever the Hell that means, your odds would be 3:1 and with bots its 4:1 or 5:1, maybe worse depending on the maker. Ultimately, if you want your main hobby to be collecting limited edition stuff, expect to be disappointed.