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Young Justice Miss Martian/Superboy 2-pack Pre-Order

#1 User is offline   Wheeljack35 

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

The newest plea



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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

why can't they do preorders with motu :S good old beggor

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

I got 2 pre orders. Its a good price considering custom toys of thease figs went for about 130$ each. Oh come on guys , you guys are gonna talk trash about this?, its a just a preorder lol

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:31 PM

Hmm.. am I willing to buy one figure I don't want to get one figure I do.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

I agree with what you're saying Grunt, but his pitch is kind of weird. Lots of toylines have figures that were sculpted but never make it to production. But now they have this "opportunity" to sell you figures at twice retail price. Low production run is why, ok, whatever. I do think though that it's cool that they're making an effort to get figures of these characters to people, even if it is at boutique or custom prices.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

No dice, Nutlick...might have paid $40 for em

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:29 AM

This is ridiculous on mattel's part. I love his commentary on superbly, "this is the outfit he wears 90% of the time". No kidding. Maybe you morons should have led with that one. Saying that I am still going to bite on this. I only paid 10 bucks for all the others and with figures costing close to $20 now. I will bite the bullet and then be done with mattel.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

He mentioned how retailers didn't have interest in the YJ line. Maybe had they not been priced $20 per figure forcing them do deep mark downs in order to sell any.....Yeah, if I were a retailer, I don't think I'd have ordered anymore either.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:35 AM

I thought these things were outrageously priced when they were at twenty bucks each WITH bases.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

I think its to much for me anyway. I would have considered $40. I just don't care enough for YJ.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

I'm still on the fence with these...the only reason I would bite on this is because I have all the rest of them.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:56 PM

Considering how retailers can discount them for $10 and still make a profit. There's a $30 profit for Mattel there.
Will I bite it and spend $50 on just 2 figures with no base? Hell No!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

View PostCloud, on 10 August 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Considering how retailers can discount them for $10 and still make a profit. There's a $30 profit for Mattel there.
Will I bite it and spend $50 on just 2 figures with no base? Hell No!


Working in retail I can tell you thats not necessarily true. 90% Of the items we clearance we loose money on (at my job anyways). Some items the MFG will take back for a partial credit but most items are just lost money. Usually it's more profitable to take a small loss on the old product (to get different salable things out) then to leave the old non selling things there.

However I do agree with you about Mattel, they have been fleecing me for awhile now...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:31 AM

Today is the last day to order this set. I sure hope it goes through

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

View PostSniper1, on 11 August 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

View PostCloud, on 10 August 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Considering how retailers can discount them for $10 and still make a profit. There's a $30 profit for Mattel there.
Will I bite it and spend $50 on just 2 figures with no base? Hell No!


Working in retail I can tell you thats not necessarily true. 90% Of the items we clearance we loose money on (at my job anyways). Some items the MFG will take back for a partial credit but most items are just lost money. Usually it's more profitable to take a small loss on the old product (to get different salable things out) then to leave the old non selling things there.

However I do agree with you about Mattel, they have been fleecing me for awhile now...


Im not going to defend mattels price at all, but they do have to pay for storage and crew to ship and pack these items instead of just shipping them off to brick and mortar stores.

If they can do it for $20 i can't imaging a 2 pack being $50, they' should've cut it at 30.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

And I still haven't decided to get these...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

I am thinking these are not going through after what I just read on FB.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

View PostDraven79, on 14 August 2012 - 12:35 PM, said:

I am thinking these are not going through after what I just read on FB.
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What did you read?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

Looks like they extended the deadline. Till 8/31, must not have gotten the results they wanted.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

View PostSniper1, on 14 August 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

Looks like they extended the deadline. Till 8/31, must not have gotten the results they wanted.


According to the meter its not even half way... $40 would have been a fair price...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

The meter is so low.... I am not sure this will get the surge it needs. That is what I read on FB the extention and saw the meter.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:24 AM

This is one of those things that I would like to have but I'm not sure. For the figures sans bases its kinda expensive. Although the other YJ figures cost a bit at least they had bases and since I found all but Batman in stores I didn't have to worry about shipping.

However when you tack shipping on-top of the existing kinda high price it makes it a pass for many people. I want the figures, but I am growing tired of Mattel's shenanigans.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

View PostSniper1, on 11 August 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

View PostCloud, on 10 August 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Considering how retailers can discount them for $10 and still make a profit. There's a $30 profit for Mattel there.
Will I bite it and spend $50 on just 2 figures with no base? Hell No!


Working in retail I can tell you thats not necessarily true. 90% Of the items we clearance we loose money on (at my job anyways). Some items the MFG will take back for a partial credit but most items are just lost money. Usually it's more profitable to take a small loss on the old product (to get different salable things out) then to leave the old non selling things there.

However I do agree with you about Mattel, they have been fleecing me for awhile now...

Thanks for the insight. Still, the way I see it, Mattel profits more when they sell their toys directly and not through retail.
I just can't justify the high price tag. Perhaps the Mattel execs are willing to take a cut? Oh, also try to cancel some toy lines that's not too appealing like the Evergreen Batman series.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

View Postgruntcast, on 09 August 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

I got 2 pre orders. Its a good price considering custom toys of thease figs went for about 130$ each. Oh come on guys , you guys are gonna talk trash about this?, its a just a preorder lol

So basically, what we're getting are two figures with no accessories, or bases. Basically, what you'd get if you bought them loose off Ebay. Yeah, fifty bucks plus shipping is a good price. :rolleyes:

Try shaving off about thirty bucks, and half the shipping. Then we'll talk.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:50 PM

Does anybody know why these are still up for preorder on Matty? I thought this was supposed to end on 8/31.

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