LMAO at "bobo the fighting guy"
Anyway, I think that most of the complaints are pretty silly. No Gleek and maskless Hal Jordan are instances where Mattel's trying to do right by their fans but IMO can never make it happen because of the complaining.
LMAO at "bobo the fighting guy"
That's Savage He-Man's real name
Someone edited my post-lol.
So we can't use the other name?
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I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity--Edgar Allen Poe
I think the view that Mattel hasn't been able to do something without screwing it up somehow is a valid point at this time. It's amplified, of course, because of Mattel's miserable record of the past several years, and every new mistake simply compounds the old.
The saddest part is, Matty was dismissed by many as something Mattel would try and fail because the market wasn't there. They've thus far succeeded where Hasbro previously failed with a direct to collectors line that is a rousing success. People should be patting Mattel on the back, congratulating them for bucking the odds and having the foresight to see an untapped market. Instead, we're sitting here watching defeat snatched from victory once again, not becuase the market isn't there, but because, as usual, Mattel can't seem to get it together.
"I will use this power for all the good that can be done, to work for peace, to encourage virtue, and above all, to preserve life in all its forms..." Superman
It's like a year of online availability afterward has made everyone forget about the years and years of Con-only product. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished, and some are taking Mattel to task for essentially spoiling us with King Grayskull, Lobo, etc. on MattyCollector.
I guess I just look at it as five years ago, if there was an exclusive, I'd be going to eBay or some other means to get it. And I can still do that with Gleek. There's nothing to stop the old means (friend buying for you, eBay, online retailer) from taking place.
In the case of Gleek I think it's a pretty obvious problem. Admittedly I don't think that everyone will even want the Wonder Twins. I sure wouldn't, so in that regard it makes sense to sell them at the con. But I think that absolutely everyone who wants the WT will want Gleek and for them it is not acceptable as a con exclusive.
But joking aside, I can see how some view it as a step back, but I don't begrudge Mattel for wanting to do something special for those attending. It's expensive to attend, so to give those that do a little something extra is OK with me.
I hope I am not too late with my reply. Here are the creatures/vehicles I like.
Off course I know the MOTUC sales need to be very good to have these but anyway - here is my list.
For me the following are basic:
Battle Cat/Panthor, Zoar/Screeech (like in the 80s with laser equipment for fight), Stridor/Night Stalker
Also I was very much into the vehicles that look as if they were 'alive' (it is a coincidence that these are mostly the insectoid ones):
Spydor, Monstroid, Fright Fighter, Mantisaur, Rotton, Land Shark
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