Tom Bihn Inc is a very small company, whose people are extremely sensitive to the needs of their customers.
Every fabric is custom made for the company, except black, I think.
It is a fine balance between bringing customer's wishes to life and saturate the demand of, let's say, Solar, then ending up with unsold inventory which a small company cannot afford.
Forums members, Tom Bihn aficionados and especially the people with B.A.S* know that you have to follow the forum and the blog like a hawk, update your Wish List on the basis of that and save your pennies all year long.
* (which I do not suffer from, which explains why there is no list of my TB bag acquisitions)
Solar and Wasabi lined bags happen to be two of the colors I skipped because I don't particularly like light lining in bags.
Tonm Bihn Pouches in many colors, sizes and textures were invented so I can find anything within a couple of seconds, one minute if it is the first outing after a TB bag switch.
As other have said, and it is repeated almost everyday, bags in dream colors pairs or trio need to be put on the Wish List the minute they appear on the pre-order list. And ordered the minute the budget allows.
It sometimes means choosing between two or more Most Coveted Bags.
When Azalea and Teal came out, I knew I wanted absolutely everything in that color and then UV came out.
Because I already have multiple Swifts, I choose Azalea Cafe Bags to match my pink outfits and UV bags to match my purple ones.
Right now, I have to look at Nordic and Aubergine offerings and make a decision.
Procrastinating is not good, the time to act is now.
Knowing how much people love Solar, Darcy very nicely warned of the dwindling inventory of bags in Solar combo and people bought them in trove.
At this point, the only think that can be done about Solar is to ask somebody on the board if they are willing to part with the Solar bag you wish you had gotten.
Some of the people who bought Solar bags, might be, now, more interested in Wasabi. You never know.