Be as opinionated, no. Be as passionate, no.
Okay, so let's pretend for a minute that the Internet doesn't exist.
And yes, MOTUC is Internet exclusive, so let's say that we grew up in the 80's with MOTU and PoP, and lived through NA in the 90's and 200x in the, um 200x's.
And now in the, 201x's, MOTUC has been released at retail. The figures, beasts, etc are all the same, but I suppose the timing would be different, as retail utilizes waves.
Everything's the same. But the Internet doesn't exist. Do you think that we would love/hate/be as opinionated about this line as we are now?
Be as opinionated, no. Be as passionate, no.
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The internet is evil & will cause World War 3 by becoming super intelligent.
The heat & noise He-Man fans generate online will be part of the energy that brings the internet into Supreme Consciousness, whose first thought is to destroy humanity.
I had the worst time collecting 200x. If not for ebay, I would never have owned the likes of Evil-Lyn or Buzz Off or anything from the Snake Men waves. Unless the lack of an internet cuts down on scalpers, I'd probably have just given up the whole thing. In general all of my collecting is only possible because of the internet. If I want something from any line just about, it's not in the stores. I take an interest in Young Justice and suddenly all they have anywhere I go is Captain Atom. Brick and Mortar stores are simply an epic fail for me. I want a certain Star Wars character, 10 to 1 it's either an internet exclusive or might as well be. So if there was no internet now and I had to go to B&M stores to get MOTUC, unless everything was available whenever I go, I'd probably give up or just be extremely weary.
As for opinions, I'd have plenty. As long as I don't know anyone disagreed with them, I wouldn't make a point of sharing them as much.
Our constant complaining and nit picking will make the internet consciousness decide that human life is a pox on this planned and must be destroyed.
If it were not an internet exclusive and was available at retail then there would be no bullying by Mattel to get people to sign up for the subscription program and I'd still be collecting the line.
If the internet did not exist, I suspect that I would not be aware of the line at all as I don't collection action figures anymore so I have little reason to visit toy stores.
Assuming I did come across the line at retail, I think that I'd feel about it pretty much the same way that I do now. The primary difference then is that I would be unaware of the new figures as the effort that goes into finding out (going to the stores, looking for the new waves, etc) is greater than my level of innate curiosity.
if there is no internet would not exist motu (at retail ) until there has been a new media(cartoon ,movie).
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Dude, I wouldn't even be collecting! It was internet sites like Joesightings 'n such that introduced me to the concept of adult collectors back in the later days of high school, and made me realize that if my interest never wained, there's really no reason to stop! I was afraid to buy toys back then, but the community helped me get into it. Without the internet, I doubt I'd be buying toys today.
...and I'd probably have more money, time, a dead-end job, and possibly eternal sadness.
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1.to allow us to whine, beech & moan
2. tell how much we hate/like a certain figure
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If the internet didn't exist then I'd be out of free *Part of this post was sent to the Tar Swamp* and no Illumina support from me!
I'd probably be less interested in MOTUC... The Thundercats Classics from Bandai... as in pegs are full of BANDAI products... I've seen none!
Mattel's less than stellar distribution would mean that I'd never find Teela, Evil Lyn and if I'm Lucky I would've been able to get a He-Man and Skeletor... That would also mean no Marlena, Adam or He-Ro...
FINALLY!! GLIMMER IS IN MY SHELF!! Now I need a Crita!! Crita is to Mara what Evil Lyn is to Teela. If we ARE getting Mara, then we NEED Crita.
... I'd have a lot more money
... Toyfare would still be in business
... My job would be a little bit more, but not quite that much, more difficult than it currently is
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We would have been worse w/o net complaining. Mattel would have never gotten fan, and child feedback on the out of whack case ratios. Also we wouldn't have had the TEHYR KILLEHN TEH LEIN! meme.
I'm glad we had them fix things even if we had an insufferable meme.
Also without the internet I would have never met my best friend, I'm sure some people wouldn't have met the loves of their lives, and instead of meeting jerkbags online, the unlucky would have probably met equally jerkbaggy jerkbags at the local pub.
I didn't even get into the fact that a lot of positive outcomes due to the quick information spread wouldn't have happened.
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Personally I would have bough every fig I could have gotten my hands on and would have been happy they were making them.
If the internet didn't exist I know I wouldn't have any complete collections like I do now (Transformers, ARAH, Star Wars). And that would suck.
As for MOTUC, I'd feel the same towards them.
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The line would-be cheap, but I would probably be dead.
I may not check toy aisles quite as often as I do as I wouldn't be aware of many of things that have come out.
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It would affect my toy collecting as in I wouldn't be able to have as big a collection I have, however toy stores I believe would be more full, not quite 80's years full, but I think we would have a few more pegs for DC vs MOTU, and a few more pegs for G.I. Joe instead of the same tired crap we see there day in and day out.
Strange women dressed in bird outfits guarding castles distributing swords and harnesses in no basis for a system of heroism.
If there was no internet I think people would doing their own video reviews or keeping some kind of notes/log/journal/diary/whatever on each figure. And trying to find by any means someone/anyone else that collected the line to see if they new about it and what they thought.
If there was no internet I think people would doing their own video reviews or keeping some kind of notes/log/journal/diary/whatever on each figure. And trying to find, by any means, someone/anyone else that collected the line to see if they new about it and what they thought.
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