I've finally worked out how to generate a poll on the topic of black plastic :hmlol:
Please vote if you have a moment.
I'm going to do a favor to all of those who can't stand the people (like me) who refuse to shut up and eat everything that Mattel puts out... I'm shutting up for good.
However, this decision will force me to stop collecting MOTUC. I've had it with all of this, it's not fun anymore and I just realized that I have better things to focus on.
But just before doing so I just have to say this:
Some of you guys should thank all the people who spoke and shout during the "Stinker" mess, because that's the reason why Mattel is accepting back your messed up Frostas, and giving away free gifts. You guys can bet on that.
MOTUC was my last hope on enjoying He-man, I just don't believe I will enjoy movies or other toy lines based on He-man... too bad!
We've introduced the problem and- believe their promises or not- Mattel has made assurances they will resolve this. If they don't then I'm right there with you beating that drum soundly in Mattel's face until things are changed for the better. But at the moment I'm not sure what else we can accomplish. I've been wrong before though.
I will continue to be critical until I see that my 2013 subscription isn't a bunch of recycled painted plastic junk. He supposedly said that they still had enough time to make sure Dekker avoided this issue. So IF we get Dekker and he is also painted junk, it will hit the fan.
Considering 6 months is too late to change anything about Snake Face, yet it is still enough time to completely change the color of Dekker leaves me scratching my head. :hmshift:
But changing a design in the steel mold that already has been tooled is alot different than changing the color of plastic poured in said mold.
U don't know what pas are in the same mold could be Hordak's feet and head or his cross bow or staff and not something that could be used for Snake Face.
If there's a new part, there's a new tooling that can be swapped with another in the mold cavities. Everything is not tooled together in one big ass mold, that would cost more than
anything to have one giant mold for each figure. They don't even have single separate molds to make bucket lids, it's one mold, with interchangeable toolings for say a solid lid or an
opening for a pour spout....same mold for the lid, but different toolings for each part of the lid.
All that would likely be needed is to swap out the section where the feet are in the molds for another set of feet....I mean, they had Castle Grayskullman samples with regular shoulders,
they then changed out the shoulders for the Whiplash ones....not that hard to do....
I've working in Injection Molding plants, making many different things....this is always how it works, toys are no different.
So, that begs the question. Why can Dekker SUPPOSEDLY be saved from "Blastic" because 2 months is enough time to make changes, yet requesting Hordak feet on Snake Face 6 months prior to his release is too late? It couldn't be another contradiction from Scott & Friends, could it? :hmshift:
They won't make it for Dekker. They'll start with Mosquitor;-)
Please can someone talks about the black plastic and ask "Who is the genius behind the black plastic idea?" ?
Please take with you the worst chipped figure that you have!
Show to the world the cheap figures that Mattel is selling!
Pillory 'em in front of everybody!
This was already addressed @ PowerCon...
Ruben & design who translate the horsemens sculpt into a working toy chose to use the black plastic because Mattel was hit with cost increases mid 2012 for the raw material and chinese labor. since the figures were locked in at $20.00 they had to cut cost by using the black plastic which was a design dept choice. Now that they have seen how easy the paint chips off, so from Decker on no black plastic will be used.
that it was a "paint drying problem"... Which is not.
I mean I understand the REASONS they were using the black plastic. Neutral base color, churning out lots of parts ahead of time. It's cheaper to produce and looks good for the bean counters.
Sadly it's CRAP for the consumers. Requiring extra paint on moving parts, causing friction and paint chipping and making the toys seem like they are inferior to previous MOTUC, or made with lesser quality. Which could potentially translate to less customers for the next Sub... something that we cannot afford now. molding as many parts as possible in the appropriate color is the best solution for the consumers, but not for the bean counters
And I'll expect that a Granamyr detail will be like that: :sksad:
if this morbo continues i will stop with the motuc.. for SURE
They seem to be using blastic on a new Big Show figure. Wwe figures are sold at retail... And this one might even be a tru exclusive... Looks like it is becoming policy and not just because of the subscriptions.
Im kinda hoping Mattel uses blastic on Procrustus and Granamyr so I can boycott them since it's going to be an expensive month.