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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    We don't know if it'll be the last time we see the book. It could be re-released later on, with a hundred different ways to do it. In different prints.

    It could be an experiment to measure the buzz on such products. They did say it was merely the first of those kind of books. If it sells out or does super well, we might see it on Mattycollector in greater numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    exactly, they said this is the first in a series of Designed @ Mattel books, SDCC is them testing the waters and (no doubt it WILL sell out) then the higher ups will greenlight making more for the website, remember Mattel is cautiously changing the way they see themselves, moving (slowly) past what they once were. they are focusing more on adult collectors, they are branching out into entertainment again and now they are getting back into publishing. it's a good sign they are moving too cautiously for my tastes but slow motion is better than no motion right?
    I hope you´re right......but....... why not ?

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    I have wished for one of these for years....wish I knew how much it was going to be so I know how much to send with my friend...

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    Well, that is something special! I would love to have one myself. Too bad I'm not going. With only 1,000 in print, it will be even hard to get it on e-bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    Is that not a kick in the face to the legions of fans that can`t get to SDCC!! I feel almost betrayed by this
    I feel 50/50 on this.
    Yeah, it is a bit of a kick. We'll see with the ammount that shows up on ebay. They only offered 1,000. Thats the same ammount of Commemorative Series 10 packs that were made, and you hardly see those on ebay. So a good ammount may still fall in the hands of MOTU fans. Or toy fans in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by joeyd View Post
    Ok wait a minute. This was said to be a line for the fans of MOTU? Right? Then what is this only printing a thousand and only available at the con (if they don't sell out). Is this the way to reward the fans that have waited through your website problems over & over & over. The people that even though the economy is the worst it has ever been still will scrape up $20 for a figure. Now you take a book the the vast majority of others would love and only sell it to a select few who are lucky enough to be at the con. Wow this feels like a chase variant to me or a keldor. Way to keep the majority of fans from this line happy! Just my opinion and everybody has one.
    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    We don't know if it'll be the last time we see the book. It could be re-released later on, with a hundred different ways to do it. In different prints.

    It could be an experiment to measure the buzz on such products. They did say it was merely the first of those kind of books. If it sells out or does super well, we might see it on Mattycollector in greater numbers.
    Ditto. This may just be a test book. Who knows. I wanna say it is, and there may be an ad in it saying "look for the offical edition this fall" or whatever.
    But I think we may see it released sometime soon ...
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    I think if Toy Guru is going to post on a thread again before SDCC it should be this one. I think he needs to come here and throw everyone a bone

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    Quote Originally Posted by LookAway View Post
    I was thinking the same exact thing too. I mean come one...1000 copies?These guys at Mattel sure are sadistic.
    Quote Originally Posted by He-Man54 View Post
    I have to agree. This is one of the most asked for things since I can remember. I REALLY hope this gets reprinted because forget about getting any leftovers on Matty Collector. I don't even want to think of the price they will fetch on Evilbay
    Yeah, not to sound smug, but I feel like we all deserve to see this book first, since we're the ones 'living it' day in and day out (some of us for years); gone through all the ups and downs and supported MOTU/POP.
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    Hopefully there will be a reprint of this at some point. If not, then this is a big slap in the face to the fans that cannot attend SDCC but would love to own this book.

    I do feel there will not be any left, but also that Mattel is, like someone else mentioned, testing the waters and will release an unlimited version later.

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    Man I have been wanting something like this for years. I collected boxed MOTU items just for the vintage artwork. 1000 copies is ridiculous. Thinking of going to SDCC now... Cool news, but bittersweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookie View Post
    I do feel there will not be any left, but also that Mattel is, like someone else mentioned, testing the waters and will release an unlimited version later.
    I would bet a lot of money on it. People need to take a few deep breaths.

    There's no way they would go to the trouble of producing an art book of this type and only make 1000 copies, and not release it in a non-exclusive print later on. Because that would be...well, insane.

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    The very first place we get them is SDCC. Those copies will have embossed seals and ribbons with the book number. But it will probably not be the last place.

    We'll probably get the second printing...maybe like a more generalized release.

    I'm not worried about this at all, because it would be crazy not to release this in some form later on.

    (Heck, half the really good pictures will probably be all over the net that night...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    Yeah, not to sound smug, but I feel like we all deserve to see this book first, since we're the ones 'living it' day in and day out (some of us for years); gone through all the ups and downs and supported MOTU/POP.
    This is our "Gleek".

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    Even if we will get a 2nd printing for everyone else, it's doubtful that TG is going to come on say that here before SDCC. Mainly cause if everyone knows they can get it later, they won't buy it at the booth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post

    This is our "Gleek".
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    I would love one of these. I always dug the artwork for MOTU. But, since I am not going to SDCC and not paying exorbitant e-bay prices, I can do nothing but dream about it. I do hope they re-release this to the general public, even if it is just through Mattycollector.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisto's Left Hand View Post
    Even if we will get a 2nd printing for everyone else, it's doubtful that TG is going to come on say that here before SDCC. Mainly cause if everyone knows they can get it later, they won't buy it at the booth.
    1000 copies still wouldn't go far even if TG did say it would have a regular release

    It will still be an exclusive and still be sought after from collectors

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    You have all these people on the board who would love to GIVE YOU THEIR MONEY for this book. But instead you're going to have these people paying 5X as much on ebay. All that mark up will be some re-sellers and not yours.

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    YEEESSS!! A MotU Art-book! This is awesome!

    But... NOOOOOooo!! Why does it have to come now, when I've got no money to buy it with??

    I'm not worried about the low number tho, it's a special first edition to test the waters, it'll be back again. Count on it.

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    Wow, this is a double edged sword if I ever saw one.

    This is absolutely fantastic news, as well as something that I have been waiting for for years on end. I love looking at concept art and such; I can’t get enough of that stuff. The idea that it will also contain concept artwork from the new film just makes me even more excited.

    Now for the negativity.

    Too bad anyone outside the US are gonna find it nigh impossible to get their hands on this. Yep, no surprise, Mattel has screwed over the non-American MOTU fans.

    Again.

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    I'm sure their will be a second unnumbered printing, hopefully in hardback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Who's going to SDCC again?

    I'm serious. If you want the book, hook up with someone who is actually going.
    Send payment to them ahead of time, so that they can get the book for you.

    And make sure it's someone you know and can trust.

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    I'm not too bent out of shape over this. I'm glad it's coming out but it will not leave a gaping hole in my collections if I don't get it.
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    Okay, I've been getting PMs about getting a book for someone here.
    It's not going to happen.

    I'm gonna feel lucky to even get one for myself, and I'm not standing in line twice for it.

    IF I get an extra while I'm there, it will be at my discression as to who I'd give/sell it to.

    Please do not PM me about it. The answer will be no.

    I don't mean to be rude, just being realistic.

    Again, I really hope I can just get one for myself, I won't be there until Friday.
    I like many of you have long awaited something like this, I love the fact that they're doing it. I'm sure it'll sell out, and we can all hope for a second, larger printing at some point.
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    I have waited for this to come along for SOOOOOOO long...i hope i can get 1
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    test ground?

    test ground for something like this shouldnt be a comic con, in my opinion.


    shoot, drop this thing at Barnes and Noble, and tons of people that are not like us (he-man freaks) would pick this up on the pure fact that its a nestolgic (spelling) book.

    i know that the HARD CORE fans are on here or at comic cons, but there are plenty of grown adults, i think, that would pick this book up at a book store cause of the colors, and the memories it brings. timeless.



    this method of sending it only to sdcc is kind of lame (in my opinion)

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    1000 copies is nowhere near enough, I reckon they could make 5 times as many and still sell out.

    This is the kind of item that should be available for every fan, not just those lucky enough to attend SDCC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    The very first place we get them is SDCC. Those copies will have embossed seals and ribbons with the book number. But it will probably not be the last place.

    We'll probably get the second printing...maybe like a more generalized release.

    I'm not worried about this at all, because it would be crazy not to release this in some form later on.

    (Heck, half the really good pictures will probably be all over the net that night...)



    This is our "Gleek".
    The first place they'll be available is San Diego Comic-Con. Purchases will be limited to two per guest, per wait in line.


    Cool this is awesome.. we get a boook and it says (right above) "The FIRST PLACE they'll be available is SDCC and u know they are gonna make more..

    Im getting this book I love MOTU art!

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