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    MOTUC Figures w/ "The Original" Burst

    Hi all,

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    Now that we know there won't be any "reissued" figures after Man-E-Faces, I figured we could resurrect this thread for all the MOC completists out there!
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    I was going through my collection this afternoon and wanted to verify which figures have NOT been released with a "The Original" burst packaging. I know that some 1st release figures have "accidentally" been shipped with this packaging (ie Roboto/Vikor/Sy-Klone).

    I know that all the figures listed under "with burst" are accurate, b/c I own or have seen them.
    Are any of the figures under "without" actually available "with" ?

    Any Panthors ? Any Zodac? Any Whiplash?

    Thanks!

    Figures WITHOUT Burst
    Zodac
    Teela
    King Randor
    ScareGlow
    Tri-Klops
    Webstor
    Whiplash
    Zodak
    Goddess
    Optikk
    King Grayskull v2
    He-Ro
    Orko w/ Prince Adam
    Wun-Dar
    Preternia He-Man
    Battle Armor He-Man
    King Hsss
    Faceless One
    Battleground Teela
    Clawful
    Man-E-Faces
    Shadowbeast
    Panthor
    Mo-Larr vs Skeletor
    Weapon Pak 1
    Weapon Pak 2
    Weapons Rack


    Figures WITH Burst
    He-Man
    Man-At-Arms
    Stratos
    Skeletor
    Beastman
    Mer-Man
    Faker
    Evil-Lyn
    Trap Jaw
    Keldor
    Hordak
    Grizzlor
    Adora
    She-Ra
    Count Marzo
    Moss Man
    Buzz Off
    Chief Carnivus
    Battle Armor Skeletor
    Battle Cat
    Tytus
    Gygor
    Roboto *Common Error* Sold w/ Original Run
    Vikor *Error* Seen on eBay
    Bow *Error* Seen on eBay
    Sy-Klone *Error* Seen on eBay
    Catra *Error* Seen on eBay
    Swiftwind *Error* Covered by Big Stickers
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    I think Goddess and Hsss had a burst.
    A notice from Mattel on both sales warned that some customers may get a burst figure and some will not.

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    I have a sy-klone with "the original" on it. Oops!

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    For quite a long time (someone might be able to tell you when it started) they've been printing all the inserts at one time, during the initial production, which is why some second run 'the original' ones have slipped into the first run figures.


    As it's been speculated here, and I agree, I think they are actually producing all of the figures at one time and holding back the 'second release'. It makes sense, because all of the arguments in favour of producing the inserts at the same time also apply to the figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    For quite a long time (someone might be able to tell you when it started) they've been printing all the inserts at one time, during the initial production, which is why some second run 'the original' ones have slipped into the first run figures.


    As it's been speculated here, and I agree, I think they are actually producing all of the figures at one time and holding back the 'second release'. It makes sense, because all of the arguments in favour of producing the inserts at the same time also apply to the figures.
    Exactly! Mattel has their own warehouse to store the reissues. As cost cutting as this company seems to be, there is no reason why they wouldn't save money to produce the reissues with the original release. I also think that's why the Stratos reissue will not have the unglued wings like the TRU 2-pack...........because they already had Stratos reissues packaged before the fixed TRU version!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nato View Post
    Exactly! Mattel has their own warehouse to store the reissues. As cost cutting as this company seems to be, there is no reason why they wouldn't save money to produce the reissues with the original release. I also think that's why the Stratos reissue will not have the unglued wings like the TRU 2-pack...........because they already had Stratos reissues packaged before the fixed TRU version!
    The Stratos "Reissue" coming in May is not a third run of the figure. It is only leftover customer service stock from the second run of the figure. TG has already confirmed this on Ask Matty.

    Anyone get a Clawful? BG Teela or Faceless One with a "the original" burst ???
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    Please remove the picture of Sy-klone featuring the "starburst". The "starburst" is evil and staring at it for too long may cause blindness or compulsive killing of kittens. You have been warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyHall666 View Post
    Please remove the picture of Sy-klone featuring the "starburst". The "starburst" is evil and staring at it for too long may cause blindness or compulsive killing of kittens. You have been warned.
    Poor, poor kittys.

    I don't like the starburst either. IMO, dumb. Seems like a way to sucker people into having to have 2 figs - both with and w/o.
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    1st release MOTUC He-man question

    Did any of the 1st release he-man figures come with the "original" burst on the front accidentally, like a few other figures like Roboto etc.?

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    Nope. 2nd runs didn't exist back then.
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    I didn't think so. Bought one to keep mint about 2 years ago and didn't inspect it much. I was just going through my collection and saw it. Lesson learned. Thanks buddy.

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    Actually there have been news of first run he-men and Skeletor in a reissue package.
    Of course they appeared well after 2008, as mattel probably repackaged some open original figures in "the original" bubble.
    You can check if the figure has reverse shoulders or a glossy face to see if the figure actually comes from the first batch run.

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