I bought the CupCake Ultimate version of the MakerBot because they offered a $200 price break (it was $700 and change). The Thing-O-Matic is the most recent version. I think a bunch of people were in the same boat. Now, MakerBot announces : Cupcakes out of Stock Until Spring.  Bre Pettis reports that they are waiting on a custom part.  Totally understandable.  I am sure glad mine arrived a couple days ago, though.