Come on, can't you tell us "the bonus figures will be produced in the same amount as the normal monthly figures", or "bonus figures will be produced in a smaller amount than the normal monthly figures", or even "so far, we still don't know if bonus figures will be produced in the same amount than normal monthly figures" ? Mattel already gave us clues like that in the past, and suddenly they can't do it anymore ?2. Are the bonus figures going to be produced in a lesser quantity than regular monthly figures and will there be a lower limit placed on how many you can order?
We can’t comment on production runs, but limits will remain at 10.
WHAT ? I mean, here we had a bunch of very down to earth questions that I was certain Mattel would answer, so we collectors can keep our figures in the best condition possible, but Mattel "can't comment" on these questions ?3. Because plastic degrades over time, can Mattel advise us on:
-what plastics MOTUC are made of?
-the optimal conditions for storing them?
-the known environmental hazards that speeds degradation (e.g.
-how long Mattel expects a MOTUC figure to last?
Sorry, we can’t comment on these questions.
That's really the WORST I've ever heard from them so far ! It's like Mattel acts like their product is the last gadget used by the secret services, and like we ask questions related to "industrial espionnage" ! I think this is ridiculous.
So people who actually don't succeed to get Battle Cat in November will have to wait a whole year before getting one ! He problem is that, next year the demand might not be there anymore...5. Battlecat, as a "bonus figure", will not be offered with the subscription, so fans are worried about getting one. What insight can you offer us into how many you will be producing?
Sorry, we can’t discuss production runs, but like the re-release of He-Man in November, if Battle Cat does well we will do a second run with a slight package change.
Well, I know some more fans who'll get disappointed, here !8. With all the effort going into providing back stories for each character and taking parts of each canon to construct a story, are there any plans on releasing that story in book or comic form of any kind?
Here, I think we got this answer because we should have used other words than "original characters". Maybe we should have written instead "characters never made before as figures" and give an example or two (like Eldor, Shadow Weaver...). Then, maybe we might have received a better answer.12. It was revealed at the SDCC that there are going to be "original characters" introduced into the MOTUC line in the future. When this does happen, will these characters be part of the yearly subscription or will they be considered bonus figures?
This may have been taken out of context. There are no plans to introduce original characters in the line.
Come on, folks, we all know what kind of mess happened at SDCC with resellers and the huge number of items that were sold to some of them ! But still, Mattel REFUSES to admit it ! Worse: they are insinuating that it is US, at he-man.org, who broke the limit rule and who are responsible for the mess that happened at SDCC because "the only time they broke the limit rule during the entire convention was to sell 10 MOTU books each to two He-Man.org members" !15. This year, there are numerous accounts on most toy forums of people in line who were able to buy Mattel exclusives exceeding the stated limits at the conventions. What steps are being taken to ensure that things like this will work better at future cons, and is there anything we can do to help at next year's SDCC?
Limits were strictly enforced throughout the con and were not changed at all. The only time we broke the limit rule during the entire convention was to sell 10 MOTU books each to two He-Man.org members. Any other changes to limits was human error and quickly corrected.
As a conclusion, I truly wonder what's the point of WTFWTK, since it seems we're only considered as annoying geeks by "the Firm" ! Many of the questions are not even answered, and whenever there's a problem due to Mattel, they always refuse to admit their faults, and actually say (or insinuate) that the problem came from the customers/fans/collectors !
As far as I am concerned, I'm certain of one thing : MOTUC is the LAST Mattel product I'm buying. If I continue to buy these figures, it is ONLY because of my personal attachment to the MOTU mythos and universe, and because the figures are great and very well sculpted by the 4 Horsemen...