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    An introduction - Another Mattel representative here

    Hey there, He-Man.org! I've been lurking here for a while and posting for about a day, so I figured it was time to introduce myself. I'm one of the lucky people entrusted with working on Masters of the Universe at Mattel. If I met you at Comic-Con, you know me as Johnny, but here on the boards you can just call me Matty's Minion (or Minion, for short).

    Some of my earliest and happiest memories are of playing with my Castle Grayskull playset, so I pretty much consider myself to have the best job in the world. Along with Toyguru, I'm part of the current "pro-collector" regime at Mattel. We know that talking directly with fans is the best form of "market research," so you can expect to see me around these boards. I won't always have a chance to read every thread here, and I usually won't be able to answer specific questions, but I'll chime in if something catches my eye.

    Part of my job has been making MattyCollector.com a reality so we could have a home for Masters of the Universe Classics. As you know if you were shopping on the site on launch day, we had server problems that led to a lot of problems with people's orders. On behalf of everyone involved, I want to apologize for those problems and let you know we're doing everything we can to fix them in the short term and long term. Our web vendor has learned their lesson from the launch (we have lots of fans!) and will be allocating much more server space when He-Man goes on sale in October.

    Thanks for being such an awesome fan community and really keeping He-Man alive during the years when we haven't had new toys. I hope you're as excited as I am about the new figures!

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    Welcome to the boards Minion!

    The server issues were understandable. I'm glad the launch of the site was a success.

    I know I'm super excited about the new figures! I look forward to seeing you posting around the boards.

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    Sup man. Thanks for stopping by. I think Mattel keeping in closer contact with the fanbase is a good idea.

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    Hey there Minion, welcome to the group.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty's Minion View Post
    I hope you're as excited as I am about the new figures!
    Oh yeah, especially about the potential of seeing PoP and NA incorporated into the line. I hope we don't have to wait years for them.

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    Hello there, welcome to the forum, it's good to see someone from Mattel visit to the forum world.

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    Hey Mr. Minion. I'm the guy at the 'con who suggested you should hand out the inflatable swords to the people waiting for KG. Prob'ly not such a great idea in retrospect since you only handed out about 10 swords, and the people who didn't get one were even more annoyed, but hey, at least my boys both got a sword right?

    Anyway, thanks for joining the boards. It's nice to know that the people who are working on MotU, care about the brand and the fans.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums Johnny!

    It's always great to have people who work with the property come here on the boards and possibly straighten people's imagination right up.

    With DVDs, BCI Guy has done a great job keeping us informed with upcoming exclusives, and correcting any false information that might have been floating around.

    Hoping you can do the same for these upcoming figures.
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    Thanks for chiming in! It's great to see Mattel getting so involved with the fans this time. Thanks!

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    Hey Johnny Minion! Thanks for coming to the org!
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    It's so cool Mattel is so on board with this new line!!!!!

    Matty's Minion-Welcome, and Like others here, I could NOT be more excited then I am for this line!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hey Johnny!
    Nice to see you here too!
    I'm sure you'll have a great time on the board!

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    Welcome Johnny.
    It's cool to see you here after speaking to you at SDCC.

    I think I mentioned to you about getting that sword into production?!

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    im really excited by the new line and the fact you have included international shipping. I cant wait for the first figure.
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    Hi Minion and welcome!
    It's great that MAttel is interested in what the fans have to say (e.g. the chase figures issue...) so it's good to see you here!
    Awesome sticker included!

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    Hey Minion! Welcome to the boards!

    Yes, let's get the sword into production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Montork View Post

    Yes, let's get the sword into production.

    Here here!!

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    Welcome Jonney! I am sure you will have a great time on the org. (Like Tallstar said I am am very much looking foward to new POP characters)
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    Welcome to the board. It's genuinely heartening to see Mattel seriously targeting the collectors' market these days. I will warn you that there are still folks who don't see Mattel as the collector's friend because of past problems (read "Smash Blade He-Man"), so there may be some bridge building needed. The launch of the MOTUC line is a major piece of that construction, and lines like DCUC and continuing JLU with a major collector aimed slant add a few more pieces. As for the Matty opening, there were some significant problems from what I've seen, but given the apparent traffic that hit the site, it's surprising the whole thing didn't crash after 10 minutes for the rest of the day. I think if folks can get He-Man without major glitches, all will be forgiven.

    I'm probably one of the staunchest critics of Mattel around here, but given the olive branches the company and its representatives are holding out, and the quality of the product we're seeing (DCUC is an outstanding line, one of the best on the pegs right now), I think folks are willing to let the past go and look to the future.

    Of course, getting us some of those cool inflatable swords wouldn't hurt, either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    Of course, getting us some of those cool inflatable swords wouldn't hurt, either...
    They already have.
    Someone isn't checking the Marketplace forums.

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    WELCOME Johnny!!!
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    Welcome and it's so great to have you hear...best place on the net baby!

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    WELCOME to the boards MINION!
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    Welcome to the baords Johnny! Hope we don't scare you away too soon

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    Its nice to have you here please keep us in the information loop!

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