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    Why is Man-At-Arms so pricey on the secondary market?

    Hi, I'm pretty new here and was a latecomer coming into the line. Since discovering the line back in April I probably have half of the figures MOC and a second of many of my favorites in my loose collection.

    One thing I don't understand is why is it so difficult to find Man-At-Arms for a reasonable price? I paid somewhere in the $50 range for him on ebay a month or so ago, but I want a second one and every time he is up for auction he goes for as much as $90. Why is he so hard to get? Seems to be the same story with Teela. Most of the other figures, even the earlier releases, can be found for reasonable prices, thankfully.

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    mattel will not reissue him Teela or Triclops...and no one knows why....god knows they still have her dress mold

    the King needs his Queen and pet! Queen Veena and Battle Lion for MOTUC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sorceress View Post
    mattel will not reissue him Teela or Triclops
    and Webstor!
    THE LINK BELOW IS THE TIME THE NEXT MOTUC FIGURE GO'S ON SALE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    and Webstor!
    you are rite! i forgot about him

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    All four of them need to be re-released as well as Scareglow. I don't know why Mattel thinks we need more Chief Carnivus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick4metal View Post
    All four of them need to be re-released as well as Scareglow. I don't know why Mattel thinks we need more Chief Carnivus.
    Simply cause THEY need to get rid of him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick4metal View Post
    All four of them need to be re-released as well as Scareglow. I don't know why Mattel thinks we need more Chief Carnivus.
    yes and this time ALL the Scareglow's need the key i remember some of them did not have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    and Webstor!
    OH! No kidding!! I have been waiting for a re-release on him. Now if they aren't doing any more of them I don't want to think what that's going to do to his secondary price!
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    I got into collecting late last year, but I was still able to grab MAA, Teela for $25, Tri for $20(at a show). Scareglow and Webstor cost the most for me(both $35 shipped). Id hate to try to track these down now but even if MAA and Teela get rereleased I still got them cheaper than I would have from Matty.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoViEfReAk View Post
    It#s very easy and obvious, too: When the figures started to sell out within minutes back in 2009, they decided to go into a second production run... but then they realised that it is much cheaper to produce first and second run at the same time... and since every figure sold out fast the second run would sell out fast, too.

    But then there were some problems... some second run figures slipped through and many fans received "the original" figures and when figures with reversed shoulders like Roboto and King Hssss showed up, they told us, they couldn't change them for second release because of "taking up another slot..." but it's very obvious that they already produced the second run...

    Now they need to get rid of all the second run figures from the past months before they go into production for "new" second runs... and that is why we won't get figures like Teela soon, but rather Bow, Vikor and Sy-Klone...
    That sounds plausible, so it is a possibility that MAA, Teela and Tri Klops won't come back, after all they would compete for "line time" with the current MOTUC plus other Mattel offerings. If so then all we will be getting is figs that have a second run completed and ready to ship.
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    I hope MAA, Teela, Tri-Klops, Webstor and ScareGlow will all be re-issued in the future, though the character selection of the past re-issues do hint that the re-issues are actually left over stock rather than re-issues.
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    I've wondered that myself ... I remember Man At Arms was kinda a peg warmer in the original line.

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    Supply and demand, friend.

    MAA and Teela are the 2 main supporting protagonists. MAA has had only one reissue and it was a while back. Even though Teela had a much bigger production run, she hasn't been reissued yet(?) and it's about time she returned. Her demand went up significantly due to folks wanting to make a mini-comic version when BGT came out.

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    Thanks for the info..

    I think the Man-At-Arms figure is awesome and easily one of the best in the line. Its a shame Matty doesn't re-release him along with Teela and Tri-Klops Hopefully they will, thanks again.

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