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  • Jsting
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    Maybe Mattel should be throwing you a party. Lol. Wait breaking news!!! Mattel has announced they dont give 2 cents about the fans......im glad its finally over. Now comes the bargaining phase. But Mattel should this and Mattel should that......lmfao.

  • Dark Angel
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    So...that's that, then?

    I mean, even if Super 7 picks up the torch (and guys, while I do not doubt their good intentions, let's not count those eggs before they hatch, eh?), the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics line ends in a little over five months with...ugh...Filmation Clawful (unless you consider Club Filmation a separate animal from Classics, in which case the line ends with the Horde Wraith. Unless you consider this year an addendum to Classics, in which case the line ended with...ugh...He-Man Junior or whatever his name is).

    I know I've been running the line down the last two or three years, but I never wanted to see it go out like this. This isn't even going out with a whimper, it's more of a...weak sigh? A tremulous moan? A soft fart?

    We can't even pretend the line is complete: No toy versions of She-Ra or Catra (even though at least 75% of the tooling exists!), a whole slew of NA, Filmation and other media characters on the table, no meteorbs...and where the seven hells is my Stridor?

    For that matter, have all subscribers ever settled with Matty over the Fisto Fiasco and at least gotten their money back?

    They aren't even able to claim they are going out on high note - the most memorable products of the last couple of years include Classics Hordak in Filmation Drag (incomplete without Nope, You Can't Have It Imp), Industrial Accident Teela, Bait and Switch King Hssss and the aforementioned Nobody Asked For This Barely More Than a Variant-Man.

    On one hand, I say good riddance to bad rubbish. On the other, I think "Really, Mattel? That's it? A single email and a free shipping offer? Really?" But then, I suppose it is appropriate for the end to be a mixed bag - after all, the whole journey has been since day one.

    And DR, I hope you banked some of that shipping money you criminally overcharged, 'cause that gravy train is pulling out of your station.

    Cheers, Matty. It's been real, and it's been fun...but it hasn't been real fun.

    ...all that said, thanks to Mattel for the MYP Count Marzo figure. He's not perfect, but nothing in life is.

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  • Mechanizor
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    I agree, they don't have to stick with just one option, why should they?

  • Crespo
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    A combo of Sub + Preorders + day of sale options would be optimal.
    The sub as a tool for lazy people who want all.
    Preorders for those who are slightly more picky. (or subscribers who want more of a certain character for whatever reason)
    Day of sales to reel in new folks or for those who want more of a character but didn't preorder.

    Using a Kickstarter for the big things seems reasonable.

  • Draego-Man
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    If that's the case keep us posted! If nothing official comes then I'm in for the unofficial!

  • Freemansmindtoys
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    Either that or my brand will offer Snake Mountain as an unofficial 3rd party product.

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  • Mechanizor
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    Well Crespo, that's why I've suggested the pre-order model along side with the subscription model, which pretty much automatically means it's an added option for people to chose from.

    But it looks like that Super7 is adopting Mattel's subscription model for now, and I hope they'd look into more options to satisfy most collectors' needs like the pre-order and Kickstarter options...

  • Crespo
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    I want the sub as an OPTION for lazy people who want it all, not the MAIN METHOD as Mattel did in these past few years.

  • Mechanizor
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    Thanks bud, I'm sure this sentiment has been echoed through out the years a gazillion times, but Mattel and Neitlich weren't listening.

  • teemu81
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    "No one should be forced to buy everything just to get their desired figures, ever."

    Amen!

  • Mechanizor
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    Originally posted by Crespo View Post
    cornboy's statement puts me a bit at ease, but now we have the big question: WHEN will Super7 show something (not expecting anything at SDCC) and hopefully the subs are used as they were meant to be: A tool for completists to not bother checking at one date each time there's an item on sale.
    They could go with the pre-order model instead like how the 4HM are currently doing (or along side with subscription model if they wish), this way they can accommodate all type of collectors without much frustration at hand.

    No one should be forced to buy everything just to get their desired figures, ever.

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  • Crespo
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    cornboy's statement puts me a bit at ease, but now we have the big question: WHEN will Super7 show something (not expecting anything at SDCC) and hopefully the subs are used as they were meant to be: A tool for completists to not bother checking at one date each time there's an item on sale.

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  • rothsauce
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    Once they get their feet on the ground and get comfortable taking over the line, be more likely. Even if they have to KS it. Can certainly understand not wanting to bite off more than they could chew.

  • Mechanizor
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    Originally posted by rothsauce View Post
    Hopefully this eases some thoughts.

    EDIT: If I need to black out names or anything let me know.
    Great, I hope they'd continue making the vehicles and find a way to release Snake Mountain.

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  • rothsauce
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    Hopefully this eases some thoughts.

    EDIT: If I need to black out names or anything let me know.

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  • Andy
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    I'm excited as well. I am totally impatient to see what they have in store for us

    Hopefully they will get to work on Thundercats someday too.

  • PhantomZodak
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    great, an incomplete thundercats line up & more crappy retro junk. awesome.

    I would like to thank the incompetent children who took over the line & boasted about transparency just to have a meltdown. I would also like to thank all the babies who whined to the better business bureau & contacted mattel corporate about a torso. thanks:twobad:

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  • Battle Ram Man
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    I'm excited about the change. I'm really hoping that Super7 will expand on the vintage line more

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  • teemu81
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    Snake Mountain isn't looking good.Super 7 is afraid to do it!

  • darkhawk411
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    The sad thing is that, if they gave us 12 figs next year, they could hit all the A list wants. It would literally be a license to print money. Hell they could do it as an all in sub with no day of sales and it would be successful.

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  • Dark Angel
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    ...but not actually surprising, considering the source.

  • Draego-Man
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    I'm pissed about Thundercats. Straight up bullshit to get people to commit to a sub when surely they knew this was dead in the water BEFORE anyone handed over any money. That is what you call trickery and lying to your customers. Assholes.

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  • Crespo
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    Snake Mountain is the one that will hurt if cancelled. Hopefully Super7 will deliver that... and the cool dungeon grate rug.

  • MegaGearMax
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    I know how you feel, Crespo. This is like when NECA had to cancel Wave two of TMNT or when they didn't finish their SFIV line. ThunderCats can't catch a break! I can expect Bandai to drop the ball, but Mattel?!!! Man, it's a good thing that Mattel licensed off MOTU to Super 7.

  • Mechanizor
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    I feel your pain, and I would feel the say way if Snake Mountain and Roton are dead!

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