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Thread: What if we did NOT make it? What if the 2014 subs did not meet the goal ?

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    What if we did NOT make it? What if the 2014 subs did not meet the goal ?

    I hate to think negative but have any of you thought about what it would be like if the goal was not met for the 2014 subs. I'd imagine we'd receive a similar message from Matty like the following..............

    " Hello fellow He-fans and She-ravers. Unfortunately , we do not have the power. MOTUC did not reach the goal for the 2014 subs blah blah blah,etc. "

    But Thank God the subs will continue. It would have been like a nightmare to learn that the line would be discontinued without a lot of favorite characters not being made.

    If that did happen however, I think the wise thing to do would be to start a petition for the line to continue. Someone would have to write a letter to Mattel and must get thousands of signatures to continue the line. The letter could go something like this........

    " Dear Mattel . Even though MOTUC did not reach the goal for 2014, we the fans still want the line to continue. Blah Blah , etc. "

    This was the first thing that came to my mind when the meter was only at like 72% by that Friday before the Monday deadline. But since we exceeded that goal by going 115%, it would be nice if Mattel could throw in some extra goodies for that accomplishment.

    I and many others don't want to go through the same stress next year. The one thing that can save MOTUC is proper advertising.

    Let all your friends know about MOTUC . Let your Facebook buddies, Twitter, etc. learn of MOTUC.

    One reason an action figure line may struggle is because not many people know of it's existence.

    If Mattel could make a MOTUC television commercial for an event like the Super Bowl, that would be nice. The product would reach millions of people instead of a few thousand, since almost the whole world watches the NFL Super Bowl .

    However, this is almost an unrealistic dream of mine, because toy commercials for some reason do not make it to being advertised during Super Bowls.

    Here's hoping for a successful 2015 subscription goal !!!
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    If Marvel were to bring back "What If....", we got a story for them.

    I think we should all still celebrate that 2014 is a go. And save our energies for next summer's sub sale. I love MOTUC, and we're so close to having a finished collection, the thoughts of 2016 and beyond are exciting as bonuses to our collection. For now, let's just enjoy each month.

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    A Super Bowl commercial would cost as much as the entire budget for the line for multiple years.
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    Look at the DC and Ghostbusters forums and the Ask Matty questions. That would have been us...

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    I know where your comeing from its all a verry stressfull time for all of us.and it will be again next year I say lets not give give them an excuse and buy at least one or two subs. then pray tearfully for a whole year.that we make it again to enjoy more figures.

    Try not to stress to much about it,but do agree that the MOTU concept and everything related should have a strong fan base to go on indefinatly. I for one am a lifer.

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    To dwell on what could have been is the path to unhappiness. Dwell instead on the fact that we have another year of figures coming.
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    So if guessing about what is coming is called 'speculation', is guessing about what might have been if it hadn't happened called 'anti-speculation'? Honestly it seems too much to be concerned about. Mattel wasn't going to end the line this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christop View Post
    What if we did NOT make it? What if the 2014 subs did not meet the goal ?
    Then it would be a day like any other. When Earth's mightiest buyers came together and bought something else. And on that day, MOTUC was ended....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Look at the DC and Ghostbusters forums and the Ask Matty questions. That would have been us...
    I really hope that we don't have to endure the thermometer conspiracy next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadley View Post
    I really hope that we don't have to endure the thermometer conspiracy next year.
    ...and if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their butts when they hop. More of the same in 11 months, I'm afraid. With just 115% this time, I'm hoping to be able to do the 100% last time. Every year it seems to be degrading for the percentage amount because of waning interest by casual fans who already have their "core" figures. I'm ready.

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    If ifs and buts were candy and nuts.

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    I don't play the "WHAT IF" game. 2014 passed and in fact yet again it excceded the 100% minimum

    This type of talk should be saved for 2015 when there will be another price increase. Right now 2014 is a go
    Looking forward to the entire 2014 & 2015 line

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw41 View Post
    I don't play the "WHAT IF" game. 2014 passed and in fact yet again it excceded the 100% minimum

    This type of talk should be saved for 2015 when there will be another price increase. Right now 2014 is a go
    Agreed let's celebrate the success and the upcoming new reveals we will be seeing in 16 days.
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    Would've been Two Bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw41 View Post

    This type of talk should be saved for 2015 when there will be another price increase.
    How do we know this will happen?
    My seller/trader/buyer feedback:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHard View Post
    How do we know this will happen?
    Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if memory serves I think Scott alluded to this possibility last year when he mentioned that the subholders would be locked in at the $25 price point for the next two years.

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    Oh, we can all play this game.

    What if some of the fans had not suggested subscription model to Mattel in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invicta View Post
    What if some of the fans had not suggested subscription model to Mattel in the first place?
    The line would have died years ago since we know Mattel invests so much into their website Dealing with the WSOD is a nightmare, and it was a huge inconvenience trying to fight it out, usually during working hours to get an order in.

    The sub is a convenience thing (for the most part). And it guarantees more figures. And imagine the nightmares we'd have to deal with in 2014 if Two-Bad and Modulok were only day of, and at a higher price.

    I will say, if there was no sub, I would have skipped out on a few of the line's stinkers like The Mighty Spector and Sir Laser Lot. But overall, I love it, because it's less stress trying to get the figures each month.

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    Looking forward to the entire 2014 & 2015 line

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    What's the point of a negatively themed hypothetical question. Why not celebrate our success rather than wonder about negative what ifs? I don't understand why everyone wants to worry and focus only on negativity and as if there's not enough problems lets create a hypothetical negative situation to focus on! Again what's the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bribri4u View Post
    What's the point of a negatively themed hypothetical question. Why not celebrate our success rather than wonder about negative what ifs? I don't understand why everyone wants to worry and focus only on negativity and as if there's not enough problems lets create a hypothetical negative situation to focus on! Again what's the point?
    Actually this thread is another way to be thankful that we DID survive 2014. The Ghostbusters without Ecto-1 is like He-Man without Battle Cat. We're NOT acting like the DCUC and Ghostbusters fans who are looking to blame Mattel, Digital River, Cherry Pickers, MOTUC or anyone that they can think of for why their subscription failed. We aren't waiting to see if any of those announced figures will ever see release or those fans who are trying to come up with alternate ways of saving their line.

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    I would probably try to finish up my loose & MOC vintage set. I have 80%-85% of both complete. But those last few MOC vintage figures will be $$$$. Never the less I'm very pleased 2014 is going through to finish up the vintage line. Come on LP He-Man & LL Skeletor.

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    Thanks to everyone for replying. I really like the reply about it would be Two-Bad instead of too bad. Very clever and funny at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Solstice-Moon View Post
    ...and if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their butts when they hop. More of the same in 11 months, I'm afraid. With just 115% this time, I'm hoping to be able to do the 100% last time. Every year it seems to be degrading for the percentage amount because of waning interest by casual fans who already have their "core" figures. I'm ready.
    Yup, and with a price increase, I honestly think there's a good chance we won't reach 100% next year.

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