MOTUC Sold Out Figures To Return?!? a statement from Mattel.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:12 PM
While we sold out of He-Man in about the time we expected, Skeletor went really fast. We are still reviewing sales but if fan support continues it looks like we could have a real winner.
For those who missed out on the first three figures, we will indeed bring core characters back from time to time, but will change things up such as packaging, deco or even accessories to preserve the collectability of the first release. But hey, it can't be a MOTU line without He-Man and Skeletor. So in one fashion or another they will return down the road. (and don't forget Battle Armor, Terror Claws, New Adeventures, 200X etc. Lot of good ways to keep these guys around without the words spin or blade.)
Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:25 PM
Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:56 AM
I commend them for addressing the issue, but as you say, this isn't news, and what they've announced isn't going to calm anyone down or convince too many people to go ahead and get on board with the line if they missed He-Man and Skeletor.
They should have given a time frame for the reappearance of He-Man and Skeletor, and they definitely shouldn't reference the variants like Battle Armor or Terror Claws as possible solutions. People want regular versions of He-Man and Skeletor, not the variants. Change the packaging, change the accessories, but give them the chance to get them each as they first appeared in the line with minimal/no changes to the paint ops.
Posted 31 January 2009 - 01:08 PM
I was fortunate to order and receive He-Man and Skeletor, but lost out on King Greyskull due to not knowing he was available for purchase.
I think they should release another 10,000 or so figures and then stop. I would not purchase a re-painted King Greyskull or alternate accessories like a ball and chain for example versus the power sword.
So I feel SOL reading that press release from Mattel.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:48 PM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:03 PM