The "that figure" you highlighted in his answer refers to the "future bio", not to the Sorceress.
It is the grammatically correct way to phrase it. Pronoun: "that", antecedent: "a future bio".
Is there room for confusion? Sure.
But is he still correct that some of us jumped to conclusions instead of just looking for clarification? Yes.
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Really !? I didn't know the noun "figure" was a synonym of "biography"... That must be a novelty.The "that figure" you highlighted in his answer refers to the "future bio", not to the Sorceress.
To me, it was excessively obvious that "that figure" was pointing to the action figure that would come "in a few years"...
The answer was not very clear at all. I hope and pray Mattel will be less cryptic in their answer. It will avoid fans "jumping to conclusions" that were triggered by the confusing style used in Mattel's/Toyguru's answers. We wouldn't "jump to conclusions" if things were clear !
Can I just say...2. Neutro: Some fans have received Scareglow figures that were missing the "Cursed Grayskull reliquary" and/or the key inside. Will Mattel send them these missing accessories?
If anyone received a broken or faulty figure please just contact customer service for a replacement.
How about addressing this problem with more than a simple "not our problem" answer next time?
I mean these figures aren't cheap, and from what I've heard/read from others, and from my OWN experience, us loyal fans and customers' experience with "exchanging faulty figures" has NOT been as "simple" as their above "answer."
I mean, honestly, considering all the undue "environmental waste" that would result from exchanging an otherwise perfect figure simply for a missing accessory, just doesn't seem very "environmentally conscious" for such a LARGE corporation like Mattel, and further, seems like it would be even more 'costly' than simply sending out the missing accessories.
Oh, and how would one exchange a product, for one that isn't even being offered for exchange??
Or should I ask that question in the next Q&A and hope for an actual human answer next time.
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I agree with Toymaker on this one, Spectror.
I think you're reading too much into his reply, especially since he's already come on board and said he wasn't talking about Sorceress.
Toyguru deals with a lot of Q&As, and we've seen him make some grammar boo-boos before. I wouldn't roast him for it.
Well, I read his reply in a correct, analytic and logical way, and all I'm saying is that before TG accuses the fans of "jumping to conclusions", if he took care of giving clear, non-confusing answers first, there probably wouldn't be any confusion or any jumping to the wrong conclusions !
So there is no "Toyguru-roasting" intended, but just to let him notice that the "jumping to conclusion" resulted from a confusion coming from HIS answer !
On another level, I'm happy to learn that it shouldn't take that long ("a few years") before we get the Sorceress !
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Of course, Mattel could release that character from MVC volume 3 issue 5 with the She-Ra emblem on under a new name, after all, it's not like he's been called the human form of Light Hope officially
Looks like TG got himself into another vat of hot water with an unclear response on the Sorceress/swords query; I actually read it/interpreted it the way Spectror did the first time through (and I've taught folks reading skills for 20 years now). I see what he meant upon closer examination, but it really was a badly worded answer.
But, that said, as has been pointed out, I believe, here and elsewhere, the reply of "contact customer service" is the worst of the answers, completely out in never-never land. Some folks are being told there are no replacement figure, and TG knows the figures sell out before most people have them in hand to know if they need replacement. I really hope the question of exactly what is going on at DR in reference to exchanging sold out figures is addressed in the next Q&A at the very least (unless it's been addressed and I missed it).
Technically, we've got the Sorceress already.... in the form of the Goddess. The very first Sorceress in the motu mythos...
Maybe they could be talking about a figure of Sharella (the goddess before she became the goddess)... who knows?
I'm thinking the Sorceress (vintage toy style) is up there in the 4hm's to do list, since she hasn't had a figure since the 80's and just about everyone wants her. I'm guessing the 200x version (if & when they make her) will be a different person entirely, like Zodak & Zodac.
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I'm thinking Sorceress could be a year or so off - to help with the spread of so called A-list charachters.
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Would it be possible when producing two characters in one (Trap Jaw/Kronis) to print a reversible title card? That way, we can buy 2, open one, switch the heads (and whatever other body parts), flip the title card and reseal the bubble to allow both characters to be on display with or carded collection. I'd love to have Trappy and Kronis looking MOC in my collection.
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