Page 4 of 18 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 100 of 427

Thread: MOTUC at Retail Discussion/Speculation/Support Thread

  1. #76
    The Great Eternal! GrtEternal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Recently moved to GA! Help! I need to know new people!
    I sure hope not. If you think a 20 minute sold out is bad. Retail's gonna make it worse. Not only that you won't get lucky all the time, there's also cases that you'll find 'em all messed up and crushed. Even worse, you might not find it at all and you ended up wasting both time and gas driving around from one store to another and just getting frustrated for not finding any!

    So, I'll stick with the online only, please!
    Last edited by GrtEternal; March 17, 2010 at 11:18pm.
    By the Power... and For the Honor of GRAYSKULL!!!
    HE-MAN and SHE-RA Rules!!!


    "Frustration is only felt when one realizes there is an option!"
    - Ancient One (BeastMaster: The Series; Fifth Element)


    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from MAGIC!
    - Clarke's Third Law

  2. #77
    Heroic Warrior JRLTML's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    keep buying what i can afford
    Good Journey

  3. #78
    Heroic Master of Toys
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Lots of good pros and cons listed here. I remember when Evil Lyn from 200x had been "released" and I could NOT find her anywhere in all of central Illinois. I drove by and stopped at a certain Wal-mart every day for almost 2 months on my way to class.

    However, I don't think it would be any easier to get only 1 chance per month online and still come away empty handed.

  4. #79
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    assuming it was successful, I'd love it if it went to retail. It was actually a lot easier and exciting for me to buy figures in stores. It was like being a kid again when I was walking into walmart or target and having the first thing pop in your head is go straight to the toy section. And to find what you were looking for and be able to buy it was great.

  5. #80
    GWILDOR 2012 MANGLORD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    swamp near palace 2
    driving around wasting gas and time and finding nothing will be motuc at retail. leave it online.
    MANGLORD'S most wanted MOTUC, GWILDOR and the rest of the 87ers.

  6. #81
    Heroic Warrior triklops3eyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Wandering the abyss, in search of an alliance of consequence.
    As long as everything that goes to retail is also on Matty every month i'm cool with it. I'd still buy it at retail but it would still be easier to shop online for them.
    Find the things in life that bring you joy and hold onto them with every ounce of your being.

  7. #82
    Heroic Master Of Wisdom Arthur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Malta near Italy
    I'll just cry like a baby for two or three days without ever stopping.

  8. #83
    Heroic Warrior leaper1976's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    North Carolina
    I'd rather it just stay online. With the superman 2-packs, I had to go ebay because my local TRU store decided not to carry it and there's not another one anywhere close. I don't want to throw my money away to the secondary market - keep it online.

    Photos and video of my massive collection! Updated January 2017 Click here!

    Most Wanted: Hook 'Em Flogg's weapon and Missile Armor Flipshot's backpack.

  9. #84
    Heroic Warrior HE-Fan78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    I think it would be Gggreat!! It will bring back the fond memories of traveling store to store in desparate search of 200X figures. Ummm I wonder if MOTUC Smash Blade He-Man will kill the retail line too?

    Also I think Toy Guru said a while back if they do go retail with the line, it would be during a movie year, and that the figs wouldn't come with extra accessories or heads and it would have a re-deco.

  10. #85
    Heroic Warrior Prime Nova's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    I would pick and choose the figures that I want based on affordability, quality and availability. The days of roaming Walmart 3am in the morning are over..
    Power flows to the one who knows. G1 Megatron

  11. #86
    Heroic synthalus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    I would still try to hunt from them, but probably end up buying from resellers a lot...
    I've been pretty much buying most retail toys online from resellers that I couldn't find in stores.

    I definably would not be happy if we can't buy the figures online anymore.
    I really like the subscription as long as there is enough produced to fulfill non subscription orders on the website as well.

    Retail would help boost the popularity of this line even more which is great!
    I do however hate that retailers can actually demand all those repaints which the mass doesn't want (looks at figures like 200x Disco Skeletor).
    And Mattel hopefully knows better now how to fill the cases with unique characters instead of 1 unique and the rest repaints which did indeed... kill the 200x line

    The DCU vs MOTU cases are pretty much perfect 2-2 divided. That's a great start!
    Last edited by synthalus; March 18, 2010 at 08:13am.
    MOTU WANTS: Songster "Kevin Corrigan", Kittrina, Illumina, Master Sebrian, Sagitar, Kayo, Vizar, Nocturna, Spinwit, Artilla, Drissi, Caz Spritina, Sprag, Sprocker, Hunga the Harpy, Green Reptile Mask of Power Demon, Purple Wolf Mask of Power Demon, Lizorr, Hoove, Butthead, Staghorn, Colonel Blast, Monster Riders Of Morc
    FILMATION: Battle Cat, Ram Man, Stratos Whiplash

  12. #87 Brian Ozone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    I hope it doesn't go to retail and that they do have a lot more figures available in the future on Matty. If they do go to retail everyone who has a real job will be screwed. The vultuer scalpers are learking at TRU at opening on truck days. I know first hand from tracking down the 2-packs a few weeks ago.

    I just want Matty to get things right and this will be a gret toy line..finallly.

    If they do go back to stores I will still collect it but I will be on ebay alot more like the 200X line.
    Check out the Masters Of The Galaxy Podcast. And also check out Masters of the Galaxy Facebook page

    Follow me on Twitter.... BrianOzone
    My feedback thread

  13. #88
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    I would assume you'd see the same drop in quality of paint apps on retail figures that we say with the the Toys R Us two packs. I'd rather pay a few dollars more for the quality although it might make me start collecting the line again. I quit after the digital river Battle Cat stuff.

  14. #89
    Heroic Swamp Hopper Frogster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    New Texas
    MOTUC at retail in this current format presents an interesting conundrum. To actually work, Mattel would have to sell all of the already released figures again, and I wonder if those of us fans that already have 3 He-Mans (original, BA, TRU, ect) would want to buy another at retail.

    I think the 7 inch format should stay online, but then like someone mentioned earlier go ahead and make a 3 3/4 inch line aimed at kids and fans that would include vehicles and playsets. I also think since Mattel owns the Imaginext line, which includes DC Superheroes; a MOTU Imaginext line is a no-brainer. Imaginext already makes all sorts of awesome playets and I can fully envision a killer Castle Grayskull with working lights and sounds aimed at the younger set with an under $50 price point.

  15. #90
    Heroic Warrior kagamigod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg88 View Post
    i would rather just keep ordering online
    i hate finding stuff in stores
    Totally agree with you on this one. I collect DCUC and geez that stuff is a pain in the a$$.

  16. #91
    Heroic Warrior Skeletortilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Ashtabula, OH
    I think Robert Downey Jr. said it best...

    "NEVER go full retar...uh, I mean retail!"
    SKELETORTILLA...It's taco night at Snake Mountain!

  17. #92
    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Camden, NJ
    I think it would be great for the brand. The retail figures shouldn't be for collectors who have already been collecting. Those retail figures should be for new fans.

    Just keep the online figures going while the retail stores are a year or two behind. The retail stores can have 3 waves of four characters a year. This stops the need for re-issues sold on since fans can just go to a store and stock up on old characters.

    The Official 200X Sorceress vs 200X Evil-Lyn 2 Pack Support Thread
    The Blonde Teela Thread

    Sagitar (Jetlag) • Azdar • Belzar • Chazdar • 200X Evil-Lyn • 200X Teenage Prince Adam • 200X Teenage Teela • 200X Sorceress • General Rattlor (MYP) • 200X King Randor and Queen Marlena • 200X Battle Armor King Randor and Battle Armor Queen Marlena • Ice Armor He-Man • WMD Roboto

  18. #93
    Oracle of Fabulousity Kevenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Lakewood, OH
    If they went to retail, I would still try to order the all-inclusive subscription - but likely, they would do retailer-exclusive figures. Going to retail would mean MOTUC would be HARDER to get. Try collecting Mattel's DCUC and JLU lines. They still are plagued with horrible case packings, horrible distribution, and the inablity for retailers to get more product from Mattel. Most of the time, the shelves around here are empty, because Mattel simply isn't shipping enough product.

    I love MOTUC, and I don't want to miss out on building its inclusive universe of characters. I prefer sticking with the subscription.

    "Yep! And now I'm gonna blast ya!" - Orko to Skeletor in "Lessons"

    WANT: Twiggets, Hunga, Josh, Joya/Bubblerina, King Ahgo, Wise Old Wizardess,
    Crimson Fury, Melog, Kowla, Red Eye, Staghorn, ALL New Adventures, Sharella,
    Gray, Kittrina, Melaktha, Miranda, Lt. Andra, Illumina, Lady Slither, MYP Evil-Lyn,
    MYP Sorceress, King Miro, Songster, Scrollos, Kayla, Skeleteen

  19. #94
    Heroic Hero Grayskull's Heir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Castle Grayskull
    I just hope they never go full retail. As an ihternational customer, I'd be screwed.
    Moreover, if the line failed at retail I have serious doubts that Mattel would go back to an online sale and thus the line would be killed.
    These types of action figures just don't survive atretail any more like they used to in the 80s.
    The line would be doomed to failure.
    Awesome sticker included!

  20. #95
    Master of the Arashikage J_Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Mattel is worse keeping stuff shipped and stocked in store than on mattycollector. It would be hard to get these at retail. Plus who knows if they'd even continue the online sales anyway? I'd bet that they'd drop the online sales if they were to go retail in a large way. TRU exclusives here and there is fine and will not make them drop the online sales, but a full on retail market probably would.

    My G.I.Joe page
    D&J Toys - Display Bases and more!

  21. #96
    Heroic Warrior bamf1980's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Cotonou, Benin, Africa
    I do believe I would have to stop collecting. I do not have the patience for toy hunting on a retail level. The only reason I'm getting the TRU two packs is because a friend found them for me.
    In Orlando, and now in the Metro DC area, it was/is hard to get to a store. Traffic annoys me. I'll be moving to Guadalajara next year, and i have no idea what the situation will be there, but I doubt I'll be up for daily toy hunts.

  22. #97
    Evil Horde Poison Master! Mr_Yuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Owings Mills, MD
    I wouldn't be a fan of this line going retail. As someone else mentioned, the DCUC line is a collosal pain to try to find at retail (at least the figures that I want) and I end up having to go through resellers anyway to get those figures. At least I do have a chance of getting the figures I want in MOTUC through the subscription.

  23. #98
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northeastern PA
    Quote Originally Posted by MeguiarsEM View Post
    Agree. Here in Southern California it's a pain to find anything. A ton of collectors and s.c.a.l.p.e.r.s. Why waste time and gas?
    As opposed to going online, adding the figure to your cart and then having to remove it at checkout because the system in place is complete bs?

    I'd prefer the challenge of being in the right place at the right time and finding a figure in a retail setting. For as frusterating as it was at times find the 200X line, I found every figure available. As I look back, I can't believe how many Teela's and Evil-Lyn's I managed to find.

  24. #99
    Heroic Warrior Grayskull_Khan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shop my ass off.

    That's all the needs to be said.

  25. #100
    Royal Guard chuc98's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    I'd rather they stay online. For all the troubles that DR has with getting their act together…it's still easier to find the figures. One place. I wouldn't like having to hunt all over the place. And for those that think you'd save on shipping…you'd spend it in gas.
    200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts