Do you think his armor will come off!? I'm hoping to switch the two Armors so HH has the original's armor. I'm wondering if that ____ dial will mess it up.
For the honor of Grayskull!
Trader Feedback thread: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...74#post2598174
The armor has plastic tabs on the side. No reason to think it won't come off.
Since vac-metal requires hard plastic, I look forward to the Classicized vintage-accurate homage of easily-broken-armor-tab Super Action Feature.
Jokey pessimism aside, I'm thrilled with the vac-metal and I won't be removing the armor anyway. Hopefully it's sturdy for those hoping to do some armor switcheroos with regular Hordak.
SO... We're September 9th. Less than a week before sale date, and STILL no Hurricane Hordak preview ? That's not a good omen at all.
I wonder what kind of flaw or defect we'll get, this time...
Might this delays be somehow related to the vac armor?
Not worried. There's no clandestine plan at work here. Things are just delayed. It's happened before and I'm sure it won't be the last. The sky isn't falling.
200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!
The reviewers are finding that if you mess with his dial, the vac metal falls to bits.
Prediction: the vac will crack on many a Hordak.....
I just spoke with Scott:
"I've been in vacation the last two weeks. That is as simple as an answer. When I am not in the office there really isn't anyone else reading forums or sending out samples! :-)"
So no, the sky is not falling.
OK. Thank you Pixel Dan !"I've been in vacation the last two weeks. That is as simple as an answer. When I am not in the office there really isn't anyone else reading forums or sending out samples! :-)"
So this means that if Pixel Dan didn't get Hurricane Hordak yet, he probably won't be able to make a preview before HH's sale day !
Like I said, I wonder how HH will turn out... If there are bad surprises, we'll know where this comes from : no one taking care of MOTUC and sending a sample to Dan while Toyguru was on vacation.
There are still 6 days to go before September sale day. If Dan receives his sample in time, we MIGHT still see his review before sale day. But I'm not holding my breath...
I'll do my very best to get a video online as quick as possible, but yeah it's going to be close this time. Regardless, I'll still have a video up.
Good ! Thank you, Pixel Dan !
Still, I'm worried about Hurricane Hordak's potential issues. He's the first one with vac-metal armor and - what a, "unfortunate coincidence" - you won't get to review him before sales day...
Oh, well. Que sera, sera. But is he comes wrong in any way, I might systematically have to pass on figures that are not previewed before sales day.
Ok do you really think the didnt send out samples b/c the vac metal is messed up? Most of their sales come from the subs, so they are going to get their money one way or another.
TG went on vacation and didnt have a chance to get the HH samples out. Simple as that. Nothing shady, no one is trying to hide anything from you.
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All I'm saying is this : it's a strange and very unfortunate "coincidence" that this happens with a figure that will have a new feature (vac metal armor).
We know there are many QC issues with this line, and quite a lot of 2011 figs had their share of flaw(s)... I hope it won't be the case with HH, but if it ever had to be, then I'll know how to act from now on.
P.S. : I would expect a SERIOUS company that CARES for its products and customers to plan things ahead of time, and to have someone to take care of things while the brand manager is away on vacation. Sending a sample is not a herculean effort now, is it ?
Last edited by Prahvus; September 9, 2011 at 02:06pm.
Prahvus, the reality is that Mattel has bigger concerns than sending out a few samples to fan websites on time. They are much more concerned with keeping up with the production schedule, working with the Four Horsemen on new sculpts, planning the remaining figures for 2012, and preparing for Power-Con I'm sure. And with the main man (Scott) out for 2 weeks I'm sure this was one of the last things he would have delegated and prioritized for the rest of his team while he was gone. There is no need to be concerned or read anything else into this.
Yeah; advertising and fan relations are such silly things to bother with. I can see how they'd be easy to overlook.
Feedback thread: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=191923
All Mattel really has to do is post the pics on their website and call it a day.
I swear to god, the sense of entitlement from MOTUC fans gets on my nerves.
Last edited by fireball13z; September 9, 2011 at 02:44pm.
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Last edited by Zodach; September 9, 2011 at 02:49pm.
Please, let's not go down the road of arguing about who is paranoid and who is overly trusting.
There are plenty of reasons for concern and plenty of valid explanations for the delay.
Let's just keep the discussion civil and not paint each other with such broad brushes.
Bill :: guitargod694
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