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  1. I wouldn't be hard on Mattel. It is a very large...

    I wouldn't be hard on Mattel. It is a very large company and i absolutely understand that the toys that make the stock price move (hot wheels, monster high, dino riders) needs to be the focus. Life...
  2. I did have more plans for these "move the brand...

    I did have more plans for these "move the brand forward" characters, which was also left on my desk when I left. When I called HR after I left, I was told everything on my desk was desposed of. Gabe...
  3. All of the art that remained for new MOTUC mini...

    All of the art that remained for new MOTUC mini comic characters was shown at Power Con. I think val posted them online after.

    As for the SOHM bible, I left all the bibles and motu material from...
  4. It doesn't really work that way. You are talking...

    It doesn't really work that way. You are talking about legal issues and licensing issues. A "petition" isn't exactly the way to go as this is Not just a request for a company to release something....
  5. Any news is good news! And folks, it's...

    Any news is good news!

    And folks, it's "Grayskull". Spell it right or you loose your He-man card. :-)
  6. I just preordered from Amzn at 31.99. Maybe...

    I just preordered from Amzn at 31.99. Maybe because it was in my saved list?
  7. Yeah, but you need someone to run it and the line...

    Yeah, but you need someone to run it and the line doesn't generate enough revenue to justify a head count. So Mattel need(ed) to find someone who would manage it for free. Not easy to do. (Come on...
  8. Ummm... I don't think those count as bios....

    Ummm... I don't think those count as bios. Product descriptions maybe, but not bios.

    The only thing i recall about Nightstalkers bio was his real name was his serial number which was his vintage...
  9. They may also just move remaining inventory to...

    They may also just move remaining inventory to one of their three retail stores and liquidate for holiday gift givers. (And yes, all three are in the LA area).
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    Might I suggest asking the current team or Super...

    Might I suggest asking the current team or Super 7 if they will release my original 2016 roadmap. That would answer a lot of these questions.
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    No, I only had Nightstalker as a name on a piece...

    No, I only had Nightstalker as a name on a piece of paper (along with Stridor and a full 2016 line with avail dates). Once I left the new team took over my plans and went forward as you see.
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    The reason there is such a huge descrepency...

    The reason there is such a huge descrepency between day of and sub this year is due to a strategy and pricing error the new team made on. By the time they caught it, the sub was already sold. Think...
  13. I think that is a great point. And another...

    I think that is a great point. And another advantage S7 has is much lower overhead so I presume their OP requirements are way lower vs Mattel (opp profit).

    Again, here is hoping! And really...
  14. Here is hoping! But I have seen the numbers....

    Here is hoping!

    But I have seen the numbers. And I'll tell you sales have trended down, costs go up every year and A list character selection is depleted. There will Always be vendors that will...
  15. Danielle, Oh I'm not saying it shouldn't go...

    Danielle,

    Oh I'm not saying it shouldn't go on, heck I WANT it to. What I mean is it is facing a huge uphill battle.

    We had a very hard time hitting MOQ and selling subs when there were A list...
  16. I think the bigger issue is a lack of A list...

    I think the bigger issue is a lack of A list characters. MOTUC is down to D list. Without current entertainment to drive sales, are their enough customers to justify production MOQs for obscure mini...
  17. Scultpting is a very tiny part of the overall...

    Scultpting is a very tiny part of the overall production and cost of a toy. Tons of figures get sculpted and never made (voltron force, LOSH animated, etc....)

    It is when a toy is tool'd that it...
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    The brand manager can propose a quota but...

    The brand manager can propose a quota but management makes the final say and almost always changes things based on logistics, production time, storage space etc...Especially for a small line like...
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    We made WAY fewer palace guards vs Horde troopers.

    We made WAY fewer palace guards vs Horde troopers.
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    Whoa there partner. You are blaming me again? We...

    Whoa there partner. You are blaming me again? We produced more Horde troopers than any other army builder. They still sold out fast. It happens. But to say i was unaware of the demand is just not...
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    Sunder is a Transformer. These things happen....

    Sunder is a Transformer. These things happen. Ninjor is owned by Playmates and Veena was a doll from India if i recall. Galactic Guardians is too close to "I am Groot" and all. I personally liked...
  22. Smaller companies have the ability to get stuff...

    Smaller companies have the ability to get stuff out much quicker. That being said, because the "Super 7" line would be using existing Mattel parts (i.e. common body) it may actually slow things down...
  23. I know a lot of folks never liked the "sub or...

    I know a lot of folks never liked the "sub or die" issues with Matty, but the reason for it was that the guaranteed sub sales each year gave me the ammo to convince management to green light another...
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    See my post above yours!

    See my post above yours!
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    Mattel has this document. You would need to ask...

    Mattel has this document. You would need to ask them. I haven't worked there in quite some time.
  26. The 4HM mythic legends line should keep you...

    The 4HM mythic legends line should keep you covered for all those generic fantasy types. And it looks like they are in scale to MOTUC more or less
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    I'm not talking about the JLU line that had some...

    I'm not talking about the JLU line that had some LOSH figs. There was a full line based on the short lived Superboy and the LOSH shown that was sculpted and never tooled. Every JLU fig sculpted was...
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    That is prob the one line where EVERYTHING...

    That is prob the one line where EVERYTHING shipped. On the other hand you had lines like LOSH animated or Voltron Force with extensive full lines sculpted and publically shown but never shipped. Just...
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    That is awesome! I do want the robo equines

    That is awesome! I do want the robo equines
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    Or canceled. That is now a lot of tooling for a...

    Or canceled. That is now a lot of tooling for a dead line.
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