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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.140!

    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out their answers to your Round 140 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by He-Dad.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!

    1. Vid.tracey: For the last figure in the 2015 classics line, have you considered a commemorative package, just like we did at the start of the line with King Grayskull. It would be a fitting tribute just as you did with Doomsday from DC Classics.

    It's a possibility. We wish we could say more but there is some special stuff coming!

    2. He-Dad & Wolfatthegates: What are the chances of seeing a DC variants of Masters characters such as Goddess Teela from the Eternity Wars in MOTUC or a rebranded MOTU line?

    We would love to start bringing those new designs into the line. Not sure where they would fit in, but getting some new versions of our favorite characters would be great! We'd love to know which designs you all are liking the most!!

    3. 13977: Would you post the 1988 He-Ro Son of He-Man pitch/bible on the MattyCollector.com for fans to read? Alternatively, perhaps make it available via a link/code on the back of the mailer boxes like you did for some issues of the DC comic? Not only is this a piece of Masters of the Universe history that fans would love to read, but it would also help to promote the characters included in it such as He-Ro, Skeleteen, Darius and other NA characters etc.

    We hope that we can get that out to the fans in some way, just not certain if, how or when that can happen. It is a great part of the MOTU history so we are sure if it is released it will need to be in a very meaningful way.

    4. Bigsexy_j: Would you revisit adding new monthly figures to the Early Access sales rather than only offering them on Day-of-Sale?

    Unfortunately at this time this is not an option since Day Of sales would be canceled if we took this approach.

    5. Uncle Montork: Have you considered retiring the "chase figure" going forward, starting with 2016? A number of fans do not feel the concept is "fun" and instead sours their collecting and toy buying experience.

    We think the chase figure will still be around, but we could be open to how it is released. We'd like to know why some of you think it sours your toy collecting/buying experience.

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    We think the chase figure will still be around, but we could be open to how it is released. We'd like to know why some of you think it sours your toy collecting/buying experience.
    Hmmmm because you make it next to impossible to buy it even in Early Access. Its not fun for anyone except the scalpers charging $100 on Ebay for it. As subscribers we shouldn't have to put up with that. You have the product, we want the product, let us buy the product. Why don't they get that?!?!

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    Being a person who hasn't had a problem with the chase, I still don't get why some people get so frustrated about the chase figure.

    Since I've been online and collecting toys, chasing down variants, chases, exclusives, etc, has been part of the hobby. So while I understand some people have a completionist nature, this line doesn't exist to give every collector a guarantee of getting every figure released.

    And with this MOTUC chase, I've rather enjoyed checking online to see a report from other fans it was available then rushing over trying to buy it. I feel it's nice to see people looking out for it and informing fellow fans that the hunt was on!

    Also, as we've seen with the chase figures in the past, by year's end there seems little problem in obtaining them.

    So if you miss out on the chase when it pops up, then you just wait until next time and try again. And by year's end, eBay will be swimming with them. There's no reason to stress out one's self over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post

    We think the chase figure will still be around, but we could be open to how it is released. We'd like to know why some of you think it sours your toy collecting/buying experience.
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    Part of the deal with a subscription is that we all end up buying figures we DON'T want. We're willing to do this for the good of the line.
    If we're willing to make that sacrifice, you should not be making it difficult for us to buy the ones we DO want.

    It's fine if you want to release extra out-of-sub product, but it is not alright if you make it difficult for us to attain it.

    The subscribers should be your only concern, NEVER the secondary market.
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    The whole point of online figures is to make the purchase simple and easy from home. This whole chase concept online is ridiculous. It is so random and no one wants to have to keep constantly checking to see if the stupid **********er has come out of hiding. And on top of that they never put enough up for early access. They sell out before you can finish placing the order
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Being a person who hasn't had a problem with the chase, I still don't get why some people get so frustrated about the chase figure.

    Since I've been online and collecting toys, chasing down variants, chases, exclusives, etc, has been part of the hobby. So while I understand some people have a completionist nature, this line doesn't exist to give every collector a guarantee of getting every figure released.

    Also, as we've seen with the chase figures in the past, by year's end there seems little problem in obtaining them.

    So if you miss out on the chase when it pops up, then you just wait until next time and try again. And by year's end, eBay will be swimming with them. There's no reason to stress out one's self over it.
    While your right that they'll probably be available at the end of the year, there were lots of us that had it in our cart right away when the sale went live who got errors when we tried to checkout and were then denied a minute later. Thats frustrating. Yeah I'm sure I'll get one someday and not have to pay $100 for it but I should already have him and thats very irritating. They should do something about making it a little easier. Maybe even limit it one per person for the first round or guarantee it for a half hour or something.

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    I personally hate the chase. It's the digital age and this is an online only product. There should be no chase. If you're going to continue the chase and promote the advantages of early access then make sure the sale lasts longer than 30 seconds.
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    I'm still baffled as to who benefits from the existence of on-line chase figures, other than scalpers.

    Chase figures at retail make some sense, because retailers like the idea of figure hunters coming into their stores and hopefully walking out with other product in their hands. But I seriously doubt He-Fans are logging onto Matty, not finding chase figures, and purchasing something else instead.

    The only thing that makes sense to me is that a figure like Cherry Candy Hordak would only sell a puny number if it didn't have the "get it while it's hot" mentality attached to it. If that's the case -- Mattel willing to tick off a number of the line's supporters in order to make extra bank -- that really stinks. At the very least, the "chase" figures should be made readily available to subscribers and only be "chases" to cherry-pickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    There were lots of us that had it in our cart right away when the sale went live who got errors when we tried to checkout and were then denied a minute later. Thats frustrating.
    yeah, that DR cart is not good. When it's in your cart, it should be reserved for like 10 or 15 minutes, then go back into inventory if a purchase is not made in that time.

    Anyway, they asked why people don't like it, so you all should keep posting your reasons if you dislike the chase.
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    Rather than quote everybody above me, let me just add my voice to the choir of customers rising up against the Chase Figure concept for MOTUC for many of those reasons first posted above!


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    We had a whole thread about chase figures not that long ago: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...-figure-is-fun
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    I'm against any kind of chase or exclusive figure just on principle. There is almost no benefit to the fan for such things, all it does is cause stress and taxing obsessions. I'm sure there's a small niche that they manage to be fulfilling to, but I don't feel that's fair to ask everyone else to get such negative reactions over. The most common defense I've seen, especially of exclusives, is just that it's the way things are, and if you missed it or found out after the fact, asking for it proves you have some misplaced sense of entitlement. In my experience, it's the other way around. It's the people who did get it that have this attitude that somehow they earned it, not just that they were in the right place at the right time. Seriously, what purpose does it serve to never reprint Shadow Weaver, for instance? To keep a promise unbroken? What good is a promise that only serves to keep fans from what they're fans of? Is it just so the people who did get it don't complain that other people get to enjoy what they did? Why should we support such selfishness? If you paid a whole ton on the secondary market because of the exclusivity, that's a different story, as you only had to do that to begin with because of this tradition of chase figures and exclusives, but I'd hope that most of those people would be happy to see others freed from that pain. I've bitterly missed my share of exclusives, but there are also several I've gotten that I would gladly give up the exclusivity to for the sake of more people being able to get the joy out of it that I did.

    I honestly don't know how smart of a business tactic it is these days either. Before the domination of the internet, a rare or exclusive thing wasn't always that bad, because you'd get it specifically for being in the right place at the right time, and people who weren't probably wouldn't even know about it. It was just a fun bonus. With the internet, you're going to know about every rare thing you want, even if it was only available in person in a country halfway around the world from you. This just generates stress and bad feelings, and I'm of the opinion that (unless you're simply too big to fail, and even that can change one day), good will is one of the most important things for a company to inspire in their business, more so than any direct sale.
    I go a little beyond just the chase figure itself there, but the point still stands. It's just needless stress. Just because it's always been that way, doesn't even mean it ever should have been (but, like I point out, this wouldn't even have been as bad back in the day).

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    I understand back in the day having the thrill of the hunt, going to a toy store and finding that figure you have been looking for, or don't; and try another store. But it is something else to have that figure in your hands/cart and have it snatched from you. That brings frustration and anger. I think a way to make it fun would be to guarantee the figure will be available in the middle or end of the year for early access members or day off sale, but if you want him sooner, and bragging rights or whatever, go through the chase hunt throughout the year. That would ease the blow a great deal after each failure, instead of the frame of mind I will just get it off ebay for 4x the price, which is money that could have gone back to matty instead of ebay and paypal.

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    Life can be and is often stressful and frustrating. Things like MOTUC are something that happiness should be associated with, something looked forward to and enjoyed. A chase figure, IMO, works against that. Now, we have to keep looking every 5 minutes to see if the figure is up, and even if it is, hope we can order it before it disappears again. That, or pay the scalpers 3x-5x the cost, or face the fact that we might not ever get it because of this game. Life's frustrating enough. Don't put frustration into our hobbies and fun, too. You want to sell the toy, we want to buy the toy. Let's make this beneficial for both parties and eliminate the middleman who won't give Mattel an extra dime.

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    Tell that to HTS when SDCC comes around. Staying on Topic, the spirit of Grayskull was handled horribly. I didn't sub up but my buddy try to get me one but was not able to. It does suck but I hope the figure will be available sometime down the road(BF/CM sale).

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    If they are going to offer a chase figure then they should limit the quantity to one per order and give others a chance at getting one.That's my biggest gripe with the whole thing.Who the hell buys 10 for themselves.At the most I buy two.One to open and one to keep on card.

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    In response to why a chase figure sours the experience...

    1. It sells out in less than 3 minutes, so even if you manage to snag the item, it's oftentimes gone by the time you try paying.

    2. Most people have jobs and most jobs don't allow folks to buy things online. And if you can use your cell phone to get to the site, it's oftentimes difficult to leave work to do it. And if you're working, getting onto Matty to see if the item is there is a bit hard, too.

    3. Most of the times, it feels as though the people who get their hands on these are folks looking to sell them for a tidy profit as opposed to actual fans. The Spirit of Grayskull figure was on ebay at triple the price one minute after it sold out on Matty.

    A chase figure works best in actual stores where you actually hunt for said figures. It's a bit more fair since everyone has to go to the actual stores. But online, it's simply frustrating and feels like a slap in the face of long-time supporters of the line.

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    The 2nd reason really comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryanmchsi View Post
    The 2nd reason really comes to mind.
    Yes, that's a big one for a lot of people.
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    I don't like the chase figure because I have a job. I had to take time off to be on for early access. Then I put the figure in my cart, got an error and could not check out. So I lost time I could have spent doing something productive and STILL didn't get the figure. That is not fun. It's frustrating.

    I cannot be constantly watching Matty and hoping the figure goes on sale, because I work quite a bit and do not have access.

    I do not like the chase figure because I bought a sub so I could get every figure in the line. If I can't get every figure in the line, why buy subs?
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    We are collectors. MOTUC is a collector line. Why would you want to make it difficult for collectors to collect your collector line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeledor View Post
    If they are going to offer a chase figure then they should limit the quantity to one per order and give others a chance at getting one.That's my biggest gripe with the whole thing.Who the hell buys 10 for themselves.At the most I buy two.One to open and one to keep on card.
    In all fairness, there actually are some people who buy multiples to help out other fans and friends of theirs at cost, with no intent of profiting on the figures.

    But that being said, for everyone one person doing that, there are several others buying these to scalp.

    I'm not a fan of these chase figures. I know by the end of the year I'll get the Spirit of Grayskull figure, but it would be nice if they'd just make the whole supply available all at once.




    Something else in this Q&A that makes no sense to me is the answer to number 4 about early access and day of sales. I don't understand why day of sales would have to be eliminated if all items (including in-sub items) were made available through EA first. I get that if an item sells out in EA, there won't be any left for the day of sale, but really outside of very select items, most likely wouldn't sell out anyway during EA.

    It sounds like selective, weird-ass Mattel logic at play again.
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    OK so the best fix, since we don't want to lose the spot, maybe once a year Matty has a 'Fan Appreciation Figure' available for sale like every other figure - while quantities last - like any other figure and just put it up for sale whenever it arrives from production. When it sells out it is gone like any other figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamo of Eternia View Post
    In all fairness, there actually are some people who buy multiples to help out other fans and friends of theirs at cost, with no intent of profiting on the figures.

    But that being said, for everyone one person doing that, there are several others buying these to scalp.

    I'm not a fan of these chase figures. I know by the end of the year I'll get the Spirit of Grayskull figure, but it would be nice if they'd just make the whole supply available all at once.




    Something else in this Q&A that makes no sense to me is the answer to number 4 about early access and day of sales. I don't understand why day of sales would have to be eliminated if all items (including in-sub items) were made available through EA first. I get that if an item sells out in EA, there won't be any left for the day of sale, but really outside of very select items, most likely wouldn't sell out anyway during EA.

    It sounds like selective, weird-ass Mattel logic at play again.
    Not really if you think about it. EA only benifits the Subscriber. I think what Mattel meant was they would have lots of people who don't sub be VERY upset they couldn't purchase a particular character if it was offered during EA and happend to sell out ( Again Scalpers would snap them all up)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw41 View Post
    Not really if you think about it. EA only benifits the Subscriber. I think what Mattel meant was they would have lots of people who don't sub be VERY upset they couldn't purchase a particular character if it was offered during EA and happend to sell out ( Again Scalpers would snap them all up)
    Yeah, that's how I see it too. If some of the bigger accounts bought up most or all of the extra allocated DOS stock during EA, then cherry pickers would be completely alienated.

    So, EA is a perk for subscribers to get older CS stock and a first shot at things like chase figures and such, and DOS of the current month's figures is a way to let both subscribers and non-subscribers have a shot at the newest figures. I definitely understand their reasoning.
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    It really wouldn't so much of an issue if they could bundle together all of our orders from EA and DOS into a single order.
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