dayraven wrote:while some surprises are nice, some are that weird asian kid throwing firecrackers while listening to sister christian in alfred molina's drug palace in "boogie nights"... soul damaging surprises that ruin a great classic rock track for you for the rest of your life.
Talking with ToyGuru for RGD right now. Good info: 2014 will NOT have a price increase. So 2013 increase will hold for a few years.
ToyGuru has 2013 mapped out. Legal wont let him announce all of the figures. He would if he could.
2014 promises to complete the vintage MOTU figures and core PoP and NA. Its already figured out. Does NOT mean 2014 is def the end though.
It all depends on how sales are.
2013 subscription sales are about 60 - 70 percent less than last year st this time. That's the reason for his posts.
However, ToyGuru is sure that they will hit the minimum, and 2013 will be fine. But subscribers are needed. So that's the best way to help.
ToyGuru: "Best way to say it, if you invest for 2 more years, you'll have pretty much everyone." He three out names like Scorpia.
After 2014 they can go down to 6 figures a year to get out the more obscure or fan demanded figures.
ToyGuru: "When Classics does finish, MOTU as a brand won't go away. It will continue, possibly with new toy lines."
Mattel realizes MOTU is an important brand. It'll be like Transformers, Star Wars, etc...ToyGuru promises MOTU wont go away.
platypusrex82 wrote:The fun of collecting is 90% absent from MOTUC. Most of the fun lies in the hunt. I've been going from Wal*Mart to Target to Toys R Us to K-Mart and everywhere in between to complete a working bat signal. Catwoman eludes me, but I know the thrill of finally finding her will be worth it. Out of the 2013 Club Eternia, I really only want Ram Man and Strobo, and even if I buy a sub I'm still not entitled to Strobo. How is that rewarding loyal customers? I work 60 hours a week for USPS and I live in Buffalo, NY, no toy conventions come here and I don't get time off for anything fun. Either way I'm at the mercy of ebay but somehow I'm still a dick if I don't "support" MOTUC. You don't support a toy line, you support cancer research, and 500.00 + outrageously priced and very slow shipping is a lot to ask in this economy. The worst part is, I will probably cave and buy a sub because I want the line to continue so they release all the characters I had as a kid. First world problems.
dayraven wrote:but he's 100 bucks for a piece that will, eventually, be only shelf dressing.
PrfktTear wrote:I'm kind of surprised about everyone's reactions to King He-Man. I would have thought everyone would be excited for him.dayraven wrote:but he's 100 bucks for a piece that will, eventually, be only shelf dressing.
Agreed --- Poe made a similar point. To spend all this money for what will be taken out, reviewed, displayed for a few months and then end up in a ziplock baggie in his Rubbermaid bin inside the closet.
This morning I was thinking "do fans really need them all"? I don't own all the vintage MOTU figures, for instance I never owned Scareglow or Snake Face, nor did I own Multi-Bot or Modulok. How come I have never sought those out? Why don't I display my vintage collection?
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