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2015 Subscriptions Are Open

The 2015 Subscriptions are now live at Mattycollector! The listing gives us our first look at the costs & specifics of next year’s sub while we wait for the July 25th Reveals:

The total commitment for 2015 is $570, plus applicable fees/taxes and shipping (varies depending on your location and the shipping method you choose). This includes 12 figures shipped approximately one each month from January 2015 through December 2015 (12 @ $26 = $312), four beasts/variants/multi-packs shipped approximately one each quarter (2 each @ $52, 1 @ $26, 1 @ $42 = $172), one “year-end” item (1 @ $60), and a $26 membership fee for a total of $570 plus shipping/taxes/fees.

So two-items at $52, one variant figure at $25, one larger quarterly item at $42, and the $60 year-end item. I’d venture to guess the $42 is Multi-Bot since it’s similar in price to Modulok, but what’s everybody guesses on the others? Think the $52s are two-packs? What would you like to see for the $60 item?

As Toyguru says in the video below, we know Mattel’s plan is to complete certain subgroups. Including the six remaining slots next year and the aforemention Multi-Bot, we still need Tung Lashor, Gwildor, Spinnerella, Mermista, Blast-Attak, Dragstor, Saurod, Ninjor, Sssqueeze, Angella, Peekablue, Perfuma, as well as Rotar & Twistoid. And we know that Mara & Huntara are poll winners. That’s a pretty solid list for the last part of this year and next year with a few spots open to have some fun.

We’ve also got plenty of a-list variants from the vintage line which sound like they’re promised, but I’m not sure. Do we still need Buzzsaw Hordak? And how about Flying Fists He-Man, Terror Claws Skeletor, or the Laser Figures? POP has some variants too, but I’m more sure they’re not coming.

What else am I forgetting? Lizard Man from Filmation? Calix from MO2K? Can anyone besides Mara make the cut from NA? Counting the six reveals left for 2014, an SDCC item for next year, and the 2015 sub, we’ve got 24 reveals left and nearly that many promised figures. SDCC nay be more predictable than we though, but hopefully some surprises are in store to keep thing interesting…

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The historic Masters of the Universe® Classics toy line presents one more year of must-have characters, and a subscription is the only way to guarantee you’ll get every one of these 2015 Club Eternia® figures.

How does Club Eternia® work? Purchase a membership now and in 2015 we’ll ship you every Club release. That includes 12 monthly figures and beasts/variants throughout the year, plus a club-exclusive figure to be announced at SDCC!

The enrollment period ends on Monday 8/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please read all the details before you make your purchase, then click “add to cart.”

Early Subscriber Benefits: You’ll want to make sure you subscribe early this year for a couple of reasons. First, subscribers who sign up before Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. will get a free set of Stackable Stands! Second, this year subscriptions are limited to a set number. Once we hit that amount, that’s it… no more subscriptions will be sold.
The Kowlometer: This year we brought in the all-knowing, all-seeing Kowl™ to help us keep track as we move toward our subscriber goal. We’ll update the Kowlometer twice a week so check back regularly to see how we’re doing. (If for any reason Club Eternia® doesn’t go forward for 2015, your club membership fee will be promptly refunded and no figures will be shipped.)
More Products, Lower Prices: Not all Club Eternia® items are offered to the general public. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll never have to worry about missing out on great figures like 2014’s Fang Man™ because every official 2015 Club Eternia® item will automatically show up on your doorstep. The price subscribers pay for basic figures is lower, too… $26 each when purchased through Club Eternia® and $28 each during All Access.
Early Access to Non-Subscription Products: Get a subscription and you’ll have the chance to purchase some of our hottest items before non-subscribers, like our 2014 traveling convention figure, Goat Man™, the insanely fast-selling Baby Skeletor®, and more!
Monthly or Quarterly Shipping Options: If you want your MOTUC figures the minute they’re released, you’re in the right place. Or, click here to choose the quarterly shipment option. You’ll still get all the 2015 club releases but we’ll ship your products every three months instead to save you shipping costs. (Read about shipping options here.)
Early Shipping: Subscription orders generally begin shipping two business days before non-subscription orders so subscribers usually get their orders before non-subscribers.

Club Eternia® Details

Whether you’re new to Club Eternia® or want a refresher course, here are all the details you need to know.

2015 Subscription Purchase Limits: This year subscriptions are limited to a set quota. No additional subscriptions will be sold once we reach that number. You may, however, purchase as many subscriptions as you like until we reach the quota.
Subscription Period Opens: Friday, 6/27 at 9 a.m. PT.
Free Set of Stackable Stands: Every order placed before Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. PT includes a set of Stackable Stands with an approximate retail value (ARV) of $15 per set. One set of Stackable Stands per subscription ordered. Stands will be shipped with the first shipment in January 2015.
Subscription Period Closes: Availability continues until subscription quota is met or Monday, 8/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT, whichever comes first.
Subscription Cost: The total commitment for 2015 is $570, plus applicable fees/taxes and shipping (varies depending on your location and the shipping method you choose). This includes 12 figures shipped approximately one each month from January 2015 through December 2015 (12 @ $26 = $312), four beasts/variants/multi-packs shipped approximately one each quarter (2 each @ $52, 1 @ $26, 1 @ $42 = $172), one “year-end” item (1 @ $60), and a $26 membership fee for a total of $570 plus shipping/taxes/fees. ONCE PURCHASED, MEMBERSHIPS MAY NOT BE CANCELLED.
Club-Exclusive Figure: Only subscribers receive an exclusive Club Eternia® figure directly from Mattel! This very special figure will never be sold separately at MattyCollector.com or anywhere else by Mattel. Shipped sometime around the first quarter of the year, the cost is covered by the $26 membership fee (any applicable shipping and taxes/fees will be charged at the time of shipment). The name of the club-exclusive figure and the names of the first three club releases will be announced at our Mattypalooza panel 2014 San Diego Comic-Con on 7/25, with the balance announced approximately one to two months before each on-sale date.
Credit Card Charges: When you purchase a membership, your credit card will be charged for $26 for the cost of the membership. Your membership fee covers the cost of the club-exclusive figure so you will only be charged for shipping and taxes when it ships in 2015. You will not be charged for the first regular club figure until it ships in 2015. Beginning with the first shipment in January 2015, your credit card will be pre-authorized approximately five (5) calendar days prior to the All Access regular monthly sale date of each Club Eternia® item. Your card will then be charged when the item ships. Figures usually begin shipping approximately three (3) business days prior to the All Access regular monthly sale date. For more information about how subscription renewals work, please visit our Fan Forums.
Early Access: Beginning in January 2015, all subscribers to 2015 Club Eternia® will be given the opportunity to purchase select non-subscription products through our monthly Early Access program. Monthly Early Access is a 24-hour period that is open to subscribers only. It generally occurs the business day prior to the All Access monthly sale (if a monthly sale is scheduled for a Monday, subscriber Early Access will usually occur on the previous Thursday). As a subscriber, you’ll be notified of the date and product offering via email prior to each monthly Early Access period.

Availability is first-come, first-served and if products sell out to subscribers during the Early Access period, no additional quantities will be made available during the All Access regular monthly sale. If any products do remain after Early Access ends, they’ll usually be made available to the general public at the All Access monthly sale. Early Access products are sold separately from subscription products so shipping can’t be combined with subscription orders or orders placed at MattyCollector.com during the All Access monthly sale. Products purchased together during Early Access do ship together when the shipping address/payment information is all the same.

Early Access is offered at Mattel’s sole discretion. Items vary and certain convention products, chase figures, and other specialty items may not be included. In addition, select products may be offered through Early Access at various times throughout the year with no advance notice and those products may or may not be offered to the general public immediately following the Early Access period. This is another great benefit to being a subscriber!

Shipping, Taxes and Fees: Shipping costs apply and will vary depending on the destination, weight of the package and the shipping method chosen. Applicable taxes and fees may apply depending on your location and are billed with products. Please visit the Shop FAQs for more information about domestic and international taxes and fees.
Non-subscription Purchases: Subscriptions will not include any additional items beyond those listed above. Special convention items, reissues, weapons paks, stands and other accessories are not included in subscriptions. Mattel reserves the right to offer those and any other Masters of the Universe® items for sale, and to reissue non-subscription items. Please note that official club releases may or may not be available for purchase at our All Access monthly sales (usually on the 15th of the month or the first business day following the 15th of the month). If club releases are made available, both subscribers and non-subscribers will have the chance to purchase them during All Access, but the price will be higher than through the subscription ($28 for most basic figures). Availability isn’t guaranteed and the purchase limit is usually ten (10) per person. Non-subscription products are charged and shipped separately from subscriptions.
Changes to Your Subscription Account: Should your card expire or you move during the membership period, you’ll be able to update any account information through the My Subscriptions section on MattyCollector.com after the first shipment in January 2015. If it changes before the first shipment, please call 1-877-GO-MATTY or email us at MattyCollector.CS@digitalriver.com.

Remember, subscriptions for Club Eternia® are only available for a short time each year. The 2015 membership subscription purchase period ends on Monday, 8/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Ready to make your purchase? Click “add to cart.” (Want them shipped quarterly instead? click here.)

IMPORTANT:
Subscriptions CANNOT be purchased in the same transaction with non-subscription products. If you would like to purchase products other than subscriptions, please complete your subscription purchase first, then return to the Shop.

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20 comments to MOTU Classics
2015 Subscriptions Are Open

  • lovable-bill

    I think the biggest surprise is going to be the Club exclusive figure. I am wracking my brain trying to think of what they could pull off for the last year of the sub.

    • Impaler

      I’m betting it’ll be one of the characters introduced in the last minicomic, like Lady Slither or something. Or they could throw a curve-ball and make it one of the most demanded remaining figures just to throw out a giant “FU” to the naysayers who don’t sub.

      Right now I’m debating it…. I can cover the cost, but do I really want to? I’ve got almost all the figures released so far, and it’s the final year, but again, do I still want to spend that much? As long as Angella & Tung Lashor are released this year, I’ll have all the characters I really would care to own, but not knowing ’til SDCC to find out the remaining lineup for the rest of this year to know gives me pause. That $570 could go towards alot of other things, and that’s excluding shipping costs at that…

  • Signed up. Get on with the reveals!

  • Black Arbor

    Not gonna sign up, but I ain’t gonna bash, so all I’ll say is this: I wish I had 500 buckaroos to spend on toys… 😀

  • If we need a Gwildor, doesn’t it follow that at the very least we need Movie He-Man and Movie Skeletor? If not Dolph and Frank, then maybe just their distinctive costume looks on the existing bucks. That could be neat, actually.

    (naturally a sub-line of Movie MOTU figures would be awesome, in both ‘actors’ and ‘animated’ styles, but THAT sure isn’t a-ginna happen. Teela. *sigh* 🙂 )

    Well, I wish those buying in all the luck and happiness.

  • Mikey

    I still don’t understand why they can’t tell people what figures they are signing up for yet things can’t be changed cause all manufacturing decisions are made two years in advance.

    • I was going to talk with Beedo in another thread but maybe it’s better here.

      Why can’t they spell it out? I think it boils down to fear.

      See, it appears that the subscription is considered a contract, and if they tell you NOW (June 2014) that Lava Fighter Gwildor will ship in July 2015 and some bitch-up at the Chinese Factory prevents that from happening, that opens up Mattel to a lawsuit for failure to deliver on contractual obligations.

      And it appears that a boilerplate “Subject to change” note is useless.

      In theory, Mattel had the entire 2015 line locked down last year. They also decided that 2015 is the last of the line last year. TG saying “It won’t be called MOTUC and it won’t be on green brick backers” simply means that decision has already been made, not a ‘what if’ scenario.

      How is this different from Beedo’s experience back in the ’80s, when he got what sounded like a ‘sell sheet’ from Mattel’s public relations via their retailer relationship department? A sell sheet is a solicitation, not a contract. “subject to change” boilerplate covers them.

      • See, now, what you say makes sense, Steve. But I don’t see how “a boilerplate ‘Subject to change’ note is useless.” Line-ups getting rearranged has happened before, they’re eventually put right and caught up on, and there’s a fair amount of grumbling about it (understandably), but who’s going to sue Mattel over something like a muddled schedule, so long as all the promised products are released? Toys that crumble into sharp shards when you so much as touch them, toys that give off toxic fumes and flake poisonous paint, these are sue-worthy escapades. Swapping months due to unforeseen circumstances? No.

        The litigation culture is far too prevalent.

        • There is a shade, a razor thin difference, or so it seems, based on past events.

          See, if they told you right now, before you sign up, that Lava Fighter Gwildor (with bonus Bola launcher!) was going to ship in June 2015, and that was your most favorite original MOTU character EVER, so you signed up for the sub just to make sure you got that figure, and then something happens that pushes that figure back to Oct. and they take away the bola launcher because Chinese Factory, they could be sued for breach of contract.

          But if you sign up blind, with only the promise that there will be 12 figures, that’s somewhat open ended and what 12 figures when can be swapped around.

          I know, it makes no sense in a rational, reasoned world. But as you say, people sue for the most crazy reasons, and in our ‘special snowflake’ society denying instant gratification seems to be a real ‘trigger’.

          I still have 1000 Quatloos betting one of the figures will be another Toy Guru Vanity ™ figure. Anybody gonna fade me? 🙂

          • The more I hear about Humans, the less I like ’em.

            • Oh, some are alright. I could easily imagine sitting in a Dennys with any number of the regulars here chatting about all this nonsense, disagreeing on silly, meaningless points and still laughing and smiling.

              While I am usually loath to go to pop culture for meaningful quotes, this one from Men In Black does seem to have universal truth to it:

              “Persons are smart. People are stupid.”

  • Sunset

    It would be awesome of the sub exclusive was someone like Despara or Oo-Larr – even a fan demanded character like Evilseed.

    • lovable-bill

      *smacks head* Oo-Larr!!! Of course! I would absolutely put my money on that being the sub figure.

  • He-Mullet

    I’m hoping it’s Despara. She was in the last Mini Comic and she COULD appear on the 2015 mini comic.

  • Mark

    Mattel’s annual scare tactic to sell more subs, which oddly enough will meet the amount of subs just before the deadline.

    Does anyone else think it strange that to promote the sale of the upcoming subs they are using a marketing image proclaiming this is the final year and the line is ending? Maybe they really don’t want the subs to go through this year.

    • He-Mullet

      Perhaps Mattel simply wants to wrap up MOTUC and get rid of it before they do the next iteration of MOTU? Probably going the Total Heroes line style for it or smaller or changing designs due to a cartoon or something else coming? I seem to recall that they were pushing for the DC designs a while back?

      Then again, it could be the opposite… Mr. ♠ may be counting on massive fan support for this sub to then pull off either a mini sub for 15 or maybe an even smaller 2016 (perhaps 6 figs 2 extra slots and an exclusive)

      • Mark

        Lets hope they have something else planned……that doesn’t involve subs or Digital River.

  • Clay

    Hm. We can be pretty sure of the monthly slots at this point, but it’s fun to speculate on the other stuff!

    I had all but forgotten the two-packs – I was trying to work out a) what two beasts they would consider important enough to take the two $52 slots, and b) how they would complete the vintage variants with just one regular-sized quarterly position open, especially since that could leave us with one more Skeletor than He-Man… but two-packs could solve that completely! A Terror Claws/Flying Fists two-pack, another for Laser-Light/Laser-Power, and the single slot for BS Hordak (the variants really didn’t luck out on names, did they – BS, TP, and poor Douche Bag Skeletor, so named for his penchant towards nicking other people’s dragons).

    Though that is, in fact, a horrible idea. The Lasers are practically the New Adventures only not as good, and while the idea of a dude running around with a buzz-saw in his chest is terrifying in theory, in execution the action-featureless version would just be regular ol’ Hordak with a big saw accessory. No, a TC/FF two-pack, a beast, and NA/mini-comic She-Ra in the single slot would be my preference.

    (Would love to see Stridor, but then I’d also want Night Stalker, and taking both $52 slots with essentially the same figure in different colours might be a bit much… as it’s the last year, I’d guess any creature to be based on one of the existing bucks – possibly we’ll be in for Storm or Arrow, since they haven’t made much use of the Swifty buck yet, or Clawdeen?)

    I think Rotar and Twistoid would make a nice SDCC pair, like last year’s Rokkon and Stonedar – since they go together, aren’t that popular, and (far more importantly) I’m really hoping they’re coming.

    As for an add-on sub – the Horsemen have made most of the NA releases visually interesting, but I doubt even they could save the likes of Nocturna and Kayo. A couple of remaining villains aside, an NA-sub might start to look really dull really fast. I’d like to see an ‘Eternia Obscura’ mini-sub, where the only characters allowed are ones that haven’t had a figure before; Calix, Red Beast, Horde Mummy… the more obscure, the better. The main line-up will finally stop vintage-only fans moaning about concept characters ‘taking their slots’, so give the randoms one final chance to shine!

    • Some great logic there! I do think the $52 items will be 2pks, but I don’t think they would do two different He-Man & Skeletor 2pks in the same year. I think we’ll get Fists & Claws. I also don’t think the Tops can be done in a simple $52 2-pack either, so the question is… what other 2pk could it be?

  • James Meadows

    The other $52 Two-Pak:

    “Mara and/vs. Huntara: The team-up/show down You never saw coming!” [^D