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  • #26
    There's a guy on Reddit already showing off his Wave 9 figures and I haven't even seen Wave 8 yet. <sigh>

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    • Mechanizor
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      A lot of those wave 9 figures are showing up in Malaysia at the moment, and someone in South Cal scored the Leech and Snout Spout figures!

      Strangely enough, BBTS hasn't started its pre-orders for this wave yet!

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    • #28
      Someone has it in hand already! (probably from an overseas country):

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      • Captain Atkin
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        That new Roton looks fantastic. A nice, subtle upgrade of the original toy.

    • #29
      Still seeing nothing but Naked Stratos on the shelves near me and a few Buzz Offs. Reddit post recently intimated there is a distinct lack of Wave 8 in the states at actual retail stores, although I did get my 2 Sun Man figures from Amazon and they were in relatively good shape, especially by Amazon's standards (they're terrible for collectors.)

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      • Mechanizor
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        In my Targets the latest waves of Origins seem to be in stock according to Target.com, but I'm just too lazy/occupied to go and check or make a purchase.

        I think it depends on where you live and how popular MOTU is, and also on how active the "toy hunters/scaplers" in your area.

        And BTW, I got my two copies of Sun Man earlier this month from Amazon as well...

    • #30
      Ok, so now allegedly, the Roton will be a Wal~Mart exclusive of some kind: https://www.upcindex.com/194735059003

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      • Mechanizor
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        No idea!... But I'm guessing it'll be out as soon as it arrives from China or it get released from the ports.

        That listing was posted about a month ago or so with a hidden link. A while ago it was available for purchase from the UK!

      • Mathius
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        Also, Flocked Panthor was available on Amazon as well, although probably just from re-sellers.

      • Mechanizor
        Mechanizor commented
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        Yes, Amazon's actual store doesn't sell flocked Panthor, only third part sellers.

        I'm surprised that it wasn't offered on Mattel Creations after all this time!... Just another dumb decision by Mattel!

    • #31
      Really looking forward to the Roton - I like the nice addition of the canopy, which is an homage to the '80's model kit (which I never had). This is definitely on the top of my list of non-electronic MOTU vehicles I wanted to see re-made. Hopefully I will be able to find this @ retail, or at least won't have to pay expensive after-market prices if I can only find it online.

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      • Mechanizor
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        Has it been confirmed that the Roton is actually a Walmart exclusive?... If so, by whom may I ask, Mattel?

      • man-e-faces
        man-e-faces commented
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        Good question - I've read conflicting info. about this. Some places online say it's a Wal-mart exclusive, and others say that it will eventually also be available on Amazon, etc. I've gone back & edited my previous post.

        https://toyhabits.com/roton-motu-ori...n-hand-images/

    • #32
      There's also reports on reddit now of Wun-Dar being released in retail stores in California. I can't verify the truth of that, but people are definitely posting pictures of Wun-Dar in hand on reddit. They're getting them somewhere.

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      • Mechanizor
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        Yes, those units were released in a couple of stores in South Cal before they went on sale on Mattel Creations. How and why are still a mystery to most of us!

    • #33
      For what it's worth, the Walmart page listing says doesn't appear to say anything about it being an exclusive: https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/344366776

      Reportedly you could pre-order earlier, but now it just says "Check Availability"

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      • Mechanizor
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        Probably Walmart made a deal with Mattel to sell it first for a period of time just like the early release of Castle Grayskull 2 years ago, and then it will be available everywhere thereafter!?... Keep your eyes on BBTS and EE...

        We should know more info soon from the SDCC panel or even before then.

      • Mechanizor
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        It's back, I was able to pre-order a couple, however they claim it'll ship in Nov?!

        I always can cancel if I find it somewhere else...

    • #34
      So grizzlor as an online exclusive complete moronic decision or asshat stupid one you decide

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      • Mechanizor
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        "Some fans" claim that Mattel is doing it on purpose just to hype the fast sellouts to prove their site is hot and also to please the CEO and the investors!?
        So yes, it's moronic, stupid and probably malicious to piss fans off!

        How come some scalpers ended up with multiple (more than the maximum limit) Wun-Dars online? Bots, multiple accounts?

        Shit like that brings back the early days of MattyCollector for sure!

      • Mathius
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        So if that's true, then they're either really stupid, or they think consumers are really stupid, yes?

        Because the idea is they can do whatever they want and people will keep buying from them anyways, or, they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground and they're going to kill the line?

        Unless they're just counting on the scalpers to keep them going.

      • Mechanizor
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        For them scalpers or not, products are selling out on their site and that what counts at the end of the day…

        Hope they’d fix the issues asap before they start losing momentum and eventually their MOTU fans…

    • #35
      Yes, this is ridiculous. Grizzlor is an iconic & unique vintage MOTU character & is especially interesting due to the "fur" and the savage appearance, etc. And, this forthcoming Origins version is obviously superior to the original figure; for one thing, the fur on this new one is an improvement.

      And, any Horde collection/display would obviously be incomplete without this character. So, they decide to make this an exclusive?! Screw that - I know how difficult these Mattel Creations exclusives are to track down if you try to get them off the website.

      I could see making a variant of an already existing figure an exclusive (Christmas Tri-klops, etc.). Sure, completists want everything but at least - in these cases - collectors (who can't get the exclusive) can at least typically find the regular version of the figure.

      However, it's awful that they're making a figure like Grizzlor an exclusive, given that he's never been released in the line before. WTF?! This should be a mainstream Origins release. It's crap like this that really turns me off to collecting these toys.

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      • Mechanizor
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        So true...
        It's really sad that we have to quit collecting this line due to crappy decisions like that! The figures and the toys themselves are simply awesome for what they are.

        I sent a detailed feedback to MC ranting about all the dumb decisions this brand is suffering from in the past 20+ years since the 200X days (after the Wun-Dar debacle), and still they keep repeating similar mistakes to this day!... It's mostly due to bad marketing/sales and management.

    • #36
      Been a while since I did a toy one so at the last minute thought I'd do one today. Found and got Mantenna and passed on Pighead

      Mantenna--Didn't have as a child. Rose colored glasses commanded me to get it. Almost bet I don't have classis and not sure but if I do it was because of the rose colored glasses commanding me to get it.

      Pighead--Don't think I heard of Sun Man as a kid IF I did I very quickly forgot about them. Didn't get it this time because reasons.

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      • #37
        I haven't seen anything new recently at all. Both my Targets are empty except for a few Naked Stratos, and a random Buzz Off. They don't seem to have any problem keeping Masterverse in stock though.

        I even broke down and checked out Wal-Mart (only the 2nd time I've been to a Wal-Mart in the 6 years I've lived here) and they had the same, although they still had some flocked Panthors, and were loaded with Stridors, but they were full price ($32 or some such.)

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