Yeah, these are gray areas. But just to clarify, did the original Webstor have a pulley of some sort for the grapple and rope? I don't really know, cuz I never had him.Webstor's pulling rope. You have to pull it yourself, but it could have just been a sculpted cord...or not even come with the grapple. Man-E-Faces was confirmed to be coming with his spinning head feature. Extending pieces for Mek-A-Neck and Extendar are mimicing action features...so...gray area.
Otherwise, in my mind's eye, this is just another accessory, like a gun or sword. Not much different from TrapJaw's armaments.
Far from it. I'd still buy the fig, even if they did include an *extra* rooted head. But as long as it's not the only head, and as long as this doesn't effect the cost of the figs overall.All for me. And, are you saying if they DO make rooted head boxsets, you will stop buying PoP figures? Even though they would not even be packaged with them?
Point. However, so long as it's presents as something purely extracurricular, I'm good with it.To be honest, it could be a vast opportunity to get more collectors into the line. For example, doing the rooted head boxset means not only will PoP fans get it as well as MOTU completists, but they can market towards the insanely large doll collecting fan base.
If this gets them on board with the ladies, they will obviously at least by the villains for PoP and He-Man (She-Ra's brother). It could get additional people to start collecting the entire line. A lot of the women who collected PoP as girls are Barbie Collectors today with no idea it's back and may ONLY be interested in rooted hair. I can't speak for them, but I know there are a lot of people from other sites solely interested in PoP.
Taking this risk could proove to be immensely profitible.
As you started off saying, ultimately it's Mattel's call.I don't know what else I can tell you besides that the bonus figures, MOTUC stands, flying stands and artbook didn't increase costs...and Mattel is making more MOTUC figures each month (which is SUPPOSED to decrease the cost...). So I'll just give the answer: only Mattel could say for sure, but the cost of the non-subscription item. should take care of all costs.
Same here.Me too. Loved the toon. Devestated it's over.
That's what I thought you were hoping for.Think like...a thin cardboard box (like MOTU vehicles come in) with a clear window screen. Image on the background with their heads attached to the one piece (like how they tie down figures). The window screen would have a pattern that looks like this: # to separate the heads visually.
*tallies up cost on calculator*
I kinda disagree with this. Wasn't the book advertised and sold at a Con? If so, that's HUGE marketing, since that's basically a collector's haven.I think TG said it was a special thing they wanted to do for the fans. 1000 books isn't a big advertisement. Minus all the hype surrounding it, I mean. lol
Yeah, that's what I thought you were saying. That's an awful lot of extra heads, that if they don't sell, then they are basically stuck with them. It's not like they can use the heads for other toy lines (i.e. Barbie). And it's not like a gun or sword, where people will always want those for this line.8 heads for 1st boxset. 1000 boxsets (8000 heads total)
9 heads for 2nd boxset. 1000 boxsets (9000 heads total)
= 17000 heads total.
If you're looking at it, that's correct. I thought you meant 17000 boxsets each.
Yeah, that's not cost effective for me as a consumer. Why spend an extra $20 bucks for a box of heads, when they can save that cost, and include it in the box with the figures, as they are already doing?I absolutely would buy a MOTU head pack, which there are a bunch of people wanting too. Blonde Teela, Alcala Skeletor Head, Helmetless Zodak, etc.
I would DEFINITELY buy it. Releasing a single head by itself would be a terrible move and extremely unfeasible financially.
Besides, the clean shaven MAA head works for potential army builders. I can't wait to see what they do with generic Snake Men from 200x. (digression)
Yeah, they don't take into consideration that people might wish to doctor up their figs. But seeing as now you sound like a customizer, I'm sure you took great advantage of the new fig.Toy companies don't do that (for the most part). Hasbro sure doesn't. My Invisible Woman had 2 left feet and they could not send me a foot (same with NECA and my SDCC He-Man). They both sent me replacement figures though.
The reason I think there might be some sort of rule against it, is because clearly it's never been done. Mattel has never sold just a pack of Barbie heads for retail. You said yourself, you couldn't even get a right foot for one of your figs.I highly doubt there's a rule for that. There are plenty of accessory packs/weapon packs for figures...and using Barbie as an example again (because Mattel makes it), they make wigs which they sell separately and then those make-up/hair styling whatever they're called (head, neck, shoulders and are life-sized).
I don't know if there is some sort of legality, or just some unspoken policy about it, but it seems pretty taboo.