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1. Why did Matty process the unsubmitted orders fans made on 4/15 when those fans managed to place a new order during the 2nd Mer-Man batch offering on 4/29? This resulted in many fans getting charged for orders they didn't want and couldn't afford.
Unfortunately there was a technical error due to the higher than expected traffic to the site. If fans are still having have any difficulties ordering from MattyCollector.com, please call our customer service number 1 877 GO MATTY and a representative will be happy to resolve your issue.

2. What will Mattel do to compensate for fans who cannot order these figures at work due to internet restrictions? The constant quick sell-outs make it an unfair impossibility for a number of fans to even order these figures from Mattel.
We are now offering a subscription service for all of the figures in the line. By signing up for the subscription it will guarantee you can get each figure. The 2009 subscription will go on sale May 18th and will include the Sept through Dec 2009 figures. See MattyCollector.com for all the details!

3. Will Mattel do what Sideshow toys does and offer a "second chance waiting list?" That way if extra figures show up by returns or are found in stock, those figures could be sold to people on the "second chance list" on a first-come-first-serve basis.
No, we won’t be offering this type of service. But we will be going back into production on older sold out figures to give fans a second chance down the road.

4. Why do International fans and other fans within the USA have to pay sales tax when their state and/or country is not listed in the Matty Collector FAQ as a taxable destination?
Certain States and countries have applicable sales tax and required tarfits. Please see the FAQ on MattyCollector.com for a full list.
***JVS3 Note: Toyguru tells us the FAQ info was updated late week.

5. Why won't Mattel include convention exclusives in the subscription service?
Convention figures may change in price or release date.

6. One of the downsides of the original classic line is an open left hand that prevented the holding of weapons. Why are some MOTUC figures designed with this same flaw?
This is an aesthetic chosen by the Four Horsemen on a figure-by-figure basis. We tend to give them leeway to make the call on how each figure should look and are very pleased with their work so far!

7. Why the long delay between the re-release of sold out figures?
The production schedule determines the time it takes to re-release a sold out figure, and that can take time.

8. Is there another raffle for a rare figure schedule for this year's SDCC?
***JVS3 edit: There are no MOTUC raffles for this year's SDCC. Only a DCUC related raffle.

9. Is He-ro designed in part to provide pieces for Bow for an upcoming release?
He was not intentionally designed to be for Bow, but we could use some of his parts for Bow or other figures if it works out. We’ll have to see.

10. Since the number of MOTUC figures produced and sold is increasing, are there plans to lower the price of the figures?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. While the number of figures produced is increasing, we still manufacture collectible figures in limited quantities.

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