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    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
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    Official Word From Toyguru About Roboto

    Official word from Toyguru:

    Well there is no way around it. Roboto did get assembled with his shoulders swapped.

    What can I say. These things happen. I could mention the hundreds of things we do catch and correct before going to production, or all the time we spent making small tweaks based on fan comments such as Skeletor's purple feet or trying to see if both Roboto's arms could be detached (which we didn't have time for but we really tried on!), but none of that changes that in the end a mistake was made.

    Luckily in the long run this is not (I hope!) Earth crushing to most. By definition the only change is the pattern of tech on the shoulder. The toy itself functions 100% correctly and is not defective. (that and combined with the fact that the whole production is done means we can't exchange your Roboto for a corrected version, at this time there are no "corrected" versions.)

    It doesn't mean we won't try to find a way down the road to correct this. It took almost 4 years but we finally got Sinestro's height corrected in the DCUC line (check out the 2 pack coming to TRU next month with a ton of yellow and green constructs!).

    I'd personally like to find a way to fix this but it will take time. We don't have a reissue planned right now but it doesn't mean it is out of the question. I'm sorry for those whom were counting on the tech detail pattern on the shoulder going the other direction. I'll take the fall on this one and just let you know we continue to be vigilant on getting the best collector product out there. Sometimes we hit a problem. But the important thing is we will try to correct this one day. It just won't be in the immediate future.

    Oh, and while I have everyone on the line, a few updates:

    Jan 18th:
    Bow (2011 sub figure)
    Shadow Beast (2011 sub quarterly beast/multipack)
    Palace Guards (2010 item delated slightly)
    Castle Grayskull stands (reissue)
    Evil Lyn reissue

    Feb 15:
    Vikor (2011 sub figure)
    Other reissues to be announced
    (and ideally Preternia He-Man will ship with the map)

    March 15:
    King Hssss (sub figure)
    Battle Armor Skeletor (sub quarterly variant)
    Other reissues to be announced

    April 15:
    New Male Masters of the Universe member (to be announced soon)
    Panthor (quarterly subscription beast)
    Weapons Rak ($15.00) (not part of subscription)

    Alright, have a great weekend and I'll catch you all after El Segundo Toy Fair.

    TG
    January 18th is going to be a mofo on the ol' wallet...

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    Aw man, I was about to post this ( or at least the part about how packed January is.) Beaten by a matter of seconds!

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    New master huh. I wonder who it will be? Man-e-faces perhaps?
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    Wow...lots of stuff in Jan. Panthor is April - nice!
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    Thankfully I already have Evil Lyn, and don´t plan on getting the stands. However I don´t know how i can afford Bow, Shadow Beast AND the Palace Guards all at once, especially right after Christmas. Hopefully there will be reissues of the Shadow Beast or Guards down the road.

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    HOLY CRAP in regards to January 18th. Thank Goodness I don't need Evil Lyn or am interested in Bow or stands. But still, getting a couple guards and Shadowbeasts is going to be a ***** for the money stash!

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    Ouch, right in the wallet!

    15 dollars for the weapon rack is a decent price. Can't wait to see who the male master is!

    As for Roboto, I can live with the shoulders. But as a mint on card collector, I'm more concerned about some of the Roboto's shipping with 'The Original' burst on the packaging. Hope mine don't have that when they arrive.
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    Ah....guess I know what the Christmas bonus is going toward....

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    Wow January is going to be über-expensive especially for non US collectors... and most expensive for non US Club Eternia members...

    BTW, thx for the words on Roboto TG, well said. It is frustrating if we get figures which have flaws. For me Roboto's shoulders are not a major flaw and I really am looking forward to get my Roboto next Tuesday.
    I can only imagine how much work the MOTUC-line is and it is really great what you and the 4 horsemen achieved. It is obvious that you put a lot of effort into this line. Although sometimes it doesn't sound like it, I think most fans do appreciate it a lot.
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    I'm really glad they've set the Guards in stone for January. If they were pushed back any further, I would have been very unamused.
    Everything else that month is an easy pass for me.
    April is gearing up to be a stellar month.

    And it's nice to see the shoulder problem acknowledged from toyguru, rather than the behaviour from the moderators on that forum.

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    Evil-Lyn reissued before Teela? Wow. Hopefully Roboto's reissue will be bumped up as quickly as she is!

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    Wasn't Battle Armor Skeletor supposed to be in Feb?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad for an easy month of just one figure, and i like that they pushed Panthor back to April because I really wasn't going to be ready for him in March.
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    I love that when they screw up they give us a little tidbit of new news to sugarcoat the screw up.

    I'm sorry at $27.00 a figure for me this is nonsense.
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    I appreciate the acknowledgement from TG. The shoulders or not a huge deal for me. I would not have noticed the problem myself. I'm very content with what we are getting with Roboto. Mattel, TG, and the 4 Horsemen did us all a MAJOR SOLID by including the moving gears!!!!!! That more than makes up for this minor problem. I'm loving the looks of the upcoming lineup as well!!!

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    January 18th?

    Just to raise something completely different:

    Does anyone know why the January sale date is the 18th?
    The 15th is a Saturday, so I was expecting the sale to be shifted to the Monday, but that's the 17th not the 18th?

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

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    Roboto has 2 right shoulders!!! Not swapped.

    Look closely at the shoulders,it's the same piece,same shoulder,if you switch them,it's going to be the same problem.

    Toy guru please notice this!!!!!!!!!!

    Roboto has two right shoulders

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    You may indeed have 2 right shoulders, but that's not the common issue.
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