I chose UPS during the presale, which was $64.55. Maybe I'll get it changed to DHL (although at the time, when asked, they said DHL would not be available?)
Also, if they want a cheaper method, Mattel offers Purolator on their own website, which is cheaper than international post!
Last edited by Whiplash7; February 18, 2013 at 10:47pm.
Given the size and price on CG, DHL will destroy your wallet with customs. I would even guess it would rival International Shipping after custom charges.
I remember buying a Casio watch ($50) and was customed for over $90 by DHL. Once you get hit that hard, you never go back...
Just went and tried to add one to my cart, shipping was $58.60 for DHL or International post. Weird it said that 180 number for you. Btw, I'm in Ontario.
Last edited by cax16; February 19, 2013 at 12:21am.
Good point. I'm going to clarify with DR why it quoted me $38 and now they want $186.
Ironmans Want List:
MOTUC: I want them all!!!!!!
Classic Line: Battle Ram, Wind Raider, Tower Tools, Eternia, Laser Power He-man, Laser Light Skeletor, Tytus and Megator.
DHL's customs charges on Netossa were 12 bucks. On Ram/Jitsu was 16 bucks.
Yep, stuff still sucks. Don't let the thread die, keep posting guys.
Ordered with DHL for the first time for RamMan/Jitsu because it was cheaper than USPS. I knew I would get charged customs but I figured it would still be less and I think it was, can't remember how much more USPS was, I think nearly double, which is insane.
Anyways, had to Pay about $16.50 for customs on two RamMan's and two Jitsu's. Not terrible, but when you factor in what shipping cost, that's an extra $53 above retail price for the figures, making them about $43 each. Back in the day I was paying about $23 each figure shipped. I know prices have to go up, it's how the world works, but $20 in a few years... Unacceptable. These were two key characters for me so I had to have them, but I will be passing on nearly every figure to come now. These prices are just absurd.
Also, really scared to see what happens with the shipping on grayskull. They should be honoring the $37 we were charged. To up it to $180 is insane, and the customs charges that will come from DHL would be bank breaking.
I don't wanna sound like a whiner but I have to admit the insane increase in final cost per figure has really put a damper on my enthusiasm for the line. MOTUC is my #1 and has been for years but when the standard figs are almost $40 each I'm nearing the point where I just want to finish the various teams and call it a day.
I ordered Castle Grayskull the very first day and they were charging $70! Then the very next day the shipping went down to $30+. Matty still hasn't gotten back to me if they will charge me $70 or the $30+ when the castle grayskull does come out.
BTW, anyone here got the filmation sub? I never got a confirmation email from then, went to the order history of MY SUBSCRIPTION, didn't see anything there. Do you think my order went in??
Wasn't there something in another thread that said that they would charge us what was shown on the invoice we received? I'll dig around on that.
EDIT: Here it is: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ne-up-394-!!!!
Anyways, despite the overall increased shipping costs for this line I have to consider the following:
1) The line isnt available at your regular Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, etc.
2) Buying from resellers (BBTS, eBay etc) also often have high shipping costs normally depending where you live, but also charge higher for the figure itself as well.
Once I consider these two points alone I have to say to myself "Since I can't buy this line anywhere else and if I go elsewhere it's even more expensive. It comes down to paying what Matty charges and collecting the line or dropping altogether and having nothing.
It doesnt mean I like the higher shipping costs, because I don't (like everyone else here). But I put up with it because I enjoy the line and want to see it continue and get as many characters as possible before the line ends (whenever that may be).
Last edited by Panthor; February 21, 2013 at 05:37pm.
DHL costs $24 + customs to the figure's total
Locally you can still buy MOTUCS through comicbook shops (like Silver Snail in Toronto). Funny thing is if you asked me 5 months ago I'd tell you their prices are highway robbery. Now, they're actually cheaper than Matty.
At Comicon, there's a seller there that prices his MOTUCs at $30 - $40 depending on the figure.
eBay now actually has competitive prices, and most sellers ship via USPS (way faster than whatever Matty uses).
The best way to ensure your figure is probably through Matty, but it's also one of the most expensive.
That's the tricky part for sure. Matty's own prices are neck and neck with secondary market sometimes.
But, on the flip side, you have stuff like Fang Man situations where it sucks to not be a subber.
It totally has ups and downs, but I also am in the boat that's paying the crazy prices simply because we kinda have to. And I think Matty is aware of that, which is part of why nothing changes.
I agree though that you might be able to get it cheaper on the secondary market on some figures, but that doesn't apply for ALL of them. When you also factor in popular characters to high demand, then figure availability and price become an issue. Then there's the sub exclusives (Wun-Dar, Shadow Weaver etc) that can go quite high on the secondary market and be in high demand.
Again, I have peace of mind that since I have a sub, I get all the figures and I won't miss out. Yeah the shipping times suck, but it gives me something to look forward to.
Exactly. If I didn't have a sub and couldn't get Fang Man because of that, I'd be raging!
I think it's cool that some people can come to terms with the shipping price hike, and can outweigh it with the actual product.
I've never complained about the line, like ever. Frosta's face, reverse shoulders, Sorceress' design flaw, She-Ra's skirt, Fang Man exclusive to subs or even Castle Grayskull's size and all. But there's something very dishonest and unfriendly about the shipping rates. I don't like being ripped. I don't like my answers as a customer unanswered. I mean, they could at least try to justify it... Or include the shipping slip with the package as proof that the rates through Matty isn't THAT far off. SOMETHING, ANYTHING...
The whole situation stinks of poor customer service. I won't be settling down anytime soon. I hope the other Canadians unhappy with the current situation continue and not let up as well..
I tolerate it as if I go another route to get the figures then I'm not guaranteed to get the ones I want or at the cheapest price possible and ease of getting them.
Would I like cheaper shipping? Heck yes! And I really hope that the people complaining to Matty can get some results from all this!
I don't even need to justify the cost of the figure...I just picked up a recent release from another toy line "in a galaxy far far away" and the figure for 12.99 plus $15 first class shipping is absolute crap! It is tiny, flimsy and cannot stand on its own and the paint from the weapons in the hands came off leaving silver paint in the hand and the weapons have no silver paint on the handle of either weapon. GARBAGE. Now I see why the line has 'paused'.
These Masters figures may hurt when they come to the door, or the VISA bill arrives...but once they are opened and on the shelf....they are priceless. They are the best thing out there right now...silver hands down!
But Matty needs to look at a MAP...
Any Ram-Mans show up yet?
Religion = The Horde
Atheism = The Great Rebellion
My Jitsu and Ram-Man haven't shown up yet, no.