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  1. You have an overly rosy view of things :p...

    You have an overly rosy view of things :p
    Companies cater to collectors because collectors there is money to be made, simple as that. They don't give a flip about the collector themselves, just so...
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     200X   I keep hearing Cartoon Network as somehow being...

    I keep hearing Cartoon Network as somehow being "responsible" for 2002's failure, and I keep wanting to know WHY.

    At the same time as people claim He-Man was being screwed by Cartoon Network's...
  3. Considering the line doesn't even sell at retail...

    Considering the line doesn't even sell at retail to begin with, it can easily be argued the resources spent on unique card backs, bios, and the packaging itself really aren't worth it from Matty's...
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    True, but success and failure DO factor in the...

    True, but success and failure DO factor in the development process. For example, GI Joe got pushed out because a similar film (the toy-based Transformers) did exceptionally well. As is, the...
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    This year? I don't think we had THAT many...

    This year? I don't think we had THAT many released this summer, I'd say this summer was (in all reality), about average. It doesn't matter what year MOTU gets released, it will be in hefty...
  6. Yeah, in all fairness to people like Toyguru and...

    Yeah, in all fairness to people like Toyguru and Fangirl 2.0, Mattel (the corporate entity) has sucked for distribution going on almost 10 years. If it isn't tied to a street dated movie push where...
  7. I think in some eyes, nothing will compare to the...

    I think in some eyes, nothing will compare to the 87 film. Even as I watched it a few months ago, it still had a campy charm to it. Same reason us older fans tend to still enjoy things like the 67...
  8. I had similar thoughts myself, though I think the...

    I had similar thoughts myself, though I think the production values on Thundercats is a LOT higher than MOTU's. Series has a great artistic style thus far, great voice acting, I think Cartoon...
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    I would support any 200x variant, but my big push...

    I would support any 200x variant, but my big push is for a more 200x inspired Buzz Off. AT this stage, they have an impressive library of tools that could easily make him more than a Whiplash...
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    Actually, MOTU isn't as big as many like to...

    Actually, MOTU isn't as big as many like to think, but what will drive Sony to get into gear is how similar films (like Thor and its sequel, the GI Joe sequel, the performance of Transformers, and...
  11. I think it should be common knowledge the limits...

    I think it should be common knowledge the limits Mattel can do with "action features" by this point in the line (I personally find it humorous how many seem to want action features when the lack of...
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    Same here, I know it is not a "full 2002"...

    Same here, I know it is not a "full 2002" rendition, but what they DID do still makes a very nice figure and is "close enough" for me.

    All told, I'd rather Mattel spend its tooling dollars on...
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    I am actually a bit surprised how "2K" Snout...

    I am actually a bit surprised how "2K" Snout Spout's head ended up being. And Fisto is darn near a perfect representation of what I've wanted for LONG time in regards to 2002 elements:
    He includes...
  14. Keep in mind that right now, they have no...

    Keep in mind that right now, they have no director, no script, no producer (that I'm aware of), basically, NOTHING has been done aside from Sony claiming right to it.

    Transformers was first...
  15. Not a whole hell of a lot. I'm not sure how...

    Not a whole hell of a lot. I'm not sure how Mattel operates, but Hasbro at least does the "invest in success" strategy: a given line's budget is determined by its prior performance.
    And "bigger...
  16. Keep in mind that Green Lantern toys had barely...

    Keep in mind that Green Lantern toys had barely hit retail in the second quarter, most of their "sales data" was likely from the retailer orders.

    So yeah, Walmart and Target buying ENDCAPS worth...
  17. So, I take it you missed the promo a few months...

    So, I take it you missed the promo a few months back with the GIANT ROBOTS in it?
  18. Just to clarify: Hasbro owns their stuff lock...

    Just to clarify:
    Hasbro owns their stuff lock stock and barrel. As of 2004, Hasbro FULLY acquired all of their comic material from Marvel, allowing them to freely reprint the issues in figure comic...
  19. CGI, well QUALITY CGI, is not cheap. And...

    CGI, well QUALITY CGI, is not cheap. And Transformers Prime, in particular, Hasbro invested a LOT of money into that series, and the result has been one of the most polished CGI series on the market...
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    Also keep in mind that to register a mark,...

    Also keep in mind that to register a mark, Mattel does need to USE the mark. Keep in mind that until his Classics release in 09, Mattel hadn't used Hordak since, what, 1988 or so? (Not sure how the...
  21. Mattel made a new production run. As with most...

    Mattel made a new production run. As with most products they offer, it will be available until it sells out. And then they'll decide whether or not to do another run in the future.

    Keep in mind...
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    You guys are surprised? This is Mattel, the same...

    You guys are surprised? This is Mattel, the same company doesn't print the names of its cross sells on the pack of NORMAL retail lines
  23. The issue there is, if collectors are finding...

    The issue there is, if collectors are finding basically the same toy retail only smaller, why buy the larger, more expensive (and depending on factors, harder to get) figures online?
    I think by...
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    I'm doubtful this will have ANY impact on how...

    I'm doubtful this will have ANY impact on how Mattel runs its action figure business (however shoddy it may be), and will likely have NO impact on the MOTU brand as a whole unless their new COO can...
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    Actually, the 200x game was released, the GBA...

    Actually, the 200x game was released, the GBA version got widespread release, the PS2 version saw European release (to critical panning along with it).

    But I think most are going to be highly...
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    I wouldn't put too much into this. It was likely...

    I wouldn't put too much into this. It was likely a pro-active move on Sony's part to prevent Cybersquatters from snagging the domain names.

    The fact it was updated just a few weeks ago only means...
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    Actually, it is my understanding that the...

    Actually, it is my understanding that the flexible/bendy plastic is actually MORE expensive than the more rigid plastics. Ultimately, though, the type of plastic doesn't have an impact on tooling...
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    I've long held the belief that the "Snake Armor"...

    I've long held the belief that the "Snake Armor" upgrades done to the entire cast would make for excellent refreshers later down the line. Most were simple repaints of the characters with a few...
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    Judging by the responses among Transformers and...

    Judging by the responses among Transformers and GI Joe fans, pretty much ANY change, regardless the reason, will be decried and "ruin the franchise".
    I think any discussion on "how much" is moot as...
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     200X   Any attempt would be a waste of time. Judging by...

    Any attempt would be a waste of time. Judging by Q and A response in the Classics forum, Mattel, on a corporate level, would be just as happy to forget the series ever happened.



    Yes it is,...
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