it's NOT a bad thing to have things in stock Mattel!
Reducing the production numbers would be logical for Mattel.
1. They don't overproduce figures like Gygor or Palace Guards
2. If there are fast sellouts in 2012, people would again buy more subs for 2013, like they did in 2010 after the massive 5-minute-sellouts.
You see at the number of remaining Tytus, Gygor & Palace Guards at Black Friday that Mattel doesn't have a feeling for a good production amount of figures besides the sub numbers.
After 3 years, you see what they thought in 2010 to produce Gygor, Mo-Larr Set & Palace Guards. They thought, they would sell amazing! They didn't. Now they sit on the figures and don't know what to do with them.
Reducing the production is the only way to insure, Mattel didn't produce thousands of figures over fan demand.
posted them here, not anything great this week
Really?? Nobody commented on the humidity testing they do....? MossMan says hello!
I'll never understand the need to yank things off the website and then put them back on some time later...
I remember TG commenting on how they still had (either She-ra, or Adora) at conventions that weren't selling... so the demand must not be there....
While I was sitting at home and would have LOVED to buy one... I went about 8 months before I could get my hands on a She-ra... but they have them sitting in a warehouse somewhere.
If you have product to sell.... Sell it!!
I would like to know, if they reduce production of Granamyr in relation to other figures.
He's not in the sub, so Mattel better not overproduce him, like they did with Gygor & Mo-Larr.
I doubt that several thousand fans will buy him for a yet not revealed price. Due to other figure prices raise, his 80$-price will surely raise, too... If you add shipping costs, especially for international fans and customs, there are MANY fans who pass on this. It would be around 110-120€ here in Germany!
I would produce maybe 2000-3000 of him and take the risk of having him sellout fast! They can break their promise and re-release him every time, if there is a demand!
Better than having 5000 units sitting around in the halls of Mattel!
As others have mentioned, if Mattel had/has all of this overstock sitting around that they end up marking down for clearance sales or those cheap bundle sales, why don't they just leave the items up for sale on the site instead of indicating that the figs are "Sold Out"? I hear of people all the time stating that they're new to the line and have gone to Matty's site, but nothing is available to purchase. Then, a couple of months later Matty has a huge sale that lasts a day (or less) to get rid of overstock. I don't get it. :hmconf:
So what is Snake MAA? Breaking your own rule?Quote:
MOTUClassics.Com: Taking it account the vintage-inspired Snout Spout’s one-day sellout, has Mattel given any thought to a “Battleground” type release that incorporates more modern, but classicized elements like the tusk anatomy for the head, the hooves, or even a handful of armored/techno body parts that would be more complimentary to his current head sculpt?
No. While we will include some Classic-sized version of 200X armor and weapons we won’t be doing 200X versions of figure’s heads or bodies. All the looks for MOTUC will be based on the Classic look which is a modern update on the vintage design.
I am sorry I do not shop online to chase figures unless the figure is no longer on sale in stores. Then the only part of that chase is finding the price I want to pay. And how with the way their site work has is spreading out everything helping the shopping exprense. The only thing that spreading out figures is helps is its helps them make more money on their overpriced shipping and handling.
Remember, they were saying that 2 different head sculpts for a character would irritate customers?
Then came the Alcala head...And Stinkor...Horde Prime... All different sculpts...
Extra heads are always good!!!
Poeghostal's first answer kind of ticked me off. Am I the only one that got a snout spout whose rubber trunk had split in the package? Been struggling with dr customer "service" since I got him. Sigh. There's no wa this material will last....
On the issue with Swiftwind, I myself am going onto a month with no sign of replacement. I have called and I'm tired of calling so I guess I'll see what happens.
It's not made of the Stay Puft material. If it were made up of that they would all be dented and dinged from top to bottom. :hmlol: