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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:42 pm

Resubmissions are fine. A question we didn't use last time could be useful at a future date.
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:42 pm

Resubmissions are fine. A question we didn't use last time could be useful at a future date.
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:26 am

it's been stated that the scale of the millenium motu line has been abandoned for motuc. we get that... but not all characters in the vintage line were the same size either. for bigger characters like leech, we can all assume they'd just come w/ fewer accessories... but what about smaller characters like gwildor? orko is getting an entire eternian prince as an accessory, any thoughts on what could hypothetically come w/ other small characters?
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:26 am

it's been stated that the scale of the millenium motu line has been abandoned for motuc. we get that... but not all characters in the vintage line were the same size either. for bigger characters like leech, we can all assume they'd just come w/ fewer accessories... but what about smaller characters like gwildor? orko is getting an entire eternian prince as an accessory, any thoughts on what could hypothetically come w/ other small characters?
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:45 pm

what is the expected life of the adult collectible? to what standards are adult collectibles manufactured that may differ from a "child's toy?"
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:45 pm

what is the expected life of the adult collectible? to what standards are adult collectibles manufactured that may differ from a "child's toy?"
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:48 am

dear matty,
why the slavish devotion to a system that doesn't work? digital river (hereafter referred to as the Henchmen) is your constant scapegoat in the gross mismanagement of your website, but your own business model, the push for near-instant sellouts of multiple brands' products all on one day of transactions, puts the Henchmen in the worst possible position you could manage. if you spaced out your products, for example, had motuc mondays, dcu tuesdays, ghostbusters wednesdays, miscellaneous other product thursdays, then allowed the Henchmen fridays for order consolidation and processing, you'd have the entire weekend to combine products into one shipping box and get things labeled, then ship the following monday. the entire process would be streamlined, and easier to process, AND cheaper to ship. wouldn't this be infinitely easier than the mattygeddon as it currently exists? for everyone involved, not just "the fans?"

BTW, we HATE being referred to as "fans" we're CUSTOMERS, learn some respect.
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:48 am

dear matty,
why the slavish devotion to a system that doesn't work? digital river (hereafter referred to as the Henchmen) is your constant scapegoat in the gross mismanagement of your website, but your own business model, the push for near-instant sellouts of multiple brands' products all on one day of transactions, puts the Henchmen in the worst possible position you could manage. if you spaced out your products, for example, had motuc mondays, dcu tuesdays, ghostbusters wednesdays, miscellaneous other product thursdays, then allowed the Henchmen fridays for order consolidation and processing, you'd have the entire weekend to combine products into one shipping box and get things labeled, then ship the following monday. the entire process would be streamlined, and easier to process, AND cheaper to ship. wouldn't this be infinitely easier than the mattygeddon as it currently exists? for everyone involved, not just "the fans?"

BTW, we HATE being referred to as "fans" we're CUSTOMERS, learn some respect.
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby dayraven » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:22 am

So when can certain motuc characters, for whom extra articulation would make sense, expect double pin and hinge knees and elbows?

why are certain DCUC characters, like blue beetle, allowed to have "hyper anime detailing?"

why doesn't the arkillo CnC comes with his tongue?

when can certain GBC characters, for whom extra articulation would make sense, expect double pin and hinge knees and elbows?

how is the price point of the wwe elite figures justified, in light of the fact that many of the reasons put forth for the MOTUC price point aren't applicable to the wwe figures? shouldn't the figures, on the basis of mass market availability alone, allow for a nearly accessory-less line to come in far less than 15 dollars, even with the significant investment in new tooling? isn't jakks using an existing "buck" to make their competing TNA line come in at a 10 dollar SRP w/out including accessories?

why is it jakks can use bucks across mutliple properties, but mattel can not... wouldn't that have saved mattel a HUGE amount of money to produce figures if the bucks could be shared? the various wwe bodies would surely offer DCU fans enough size options to get all their scale complaints under control.

when can certain wwe elite characters, for whom extra articulation would make sense, expect double pin and hinge elbows to go along with their double pin and hinge knees?
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Re: The IAT "Ask Mattel" Thread

Postby Mose » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:49 pm

Dear Mattel:

The quality control on the MOTUC figures (loose ankles in particular) in the last few months have been fairly poor. Have you made any strides in correcting this?
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