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    Let's make the MOTUC 2014 Subscription a REALITY

    I think it is imperative that we see a 2014 Subscription "Early Access Window" announced at Toy Fair next month.

    Simply announce the number and price points of SKU's planned for 2014 so customers can weigh the financial impact. Then offer this as an incentive:

    Make the club exclusive figure FREE to early subscribers. To keep this from becoming cost prohibitive we will have to live with a relatively low tool exclusive character.

    Keep the window open for say...6 weeks after Toy Fair. What this has the potential to accomplish is guaranteeing that 2014 will go through, or at least greatly minimizing the challenge faced at SDCC to keep the line alive.

    Can you imagine going into SDCC knowing the sub is already a "go"?

    Let's send a message to Mattel. I'm in for early commitment. Are you?

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    I agree with the idea that they should start early

    I also believe there should be two Sub Exclusives. One free of charge and one done the standard way.

    Give us Blonde Alcala Teela with a twist waist, or red Alcala Beast Man... then make the regular sub exclusive something like Eldor or Scorpia (yes... I said it... Scorpia lol).

    I'd be in for two again, as long as we get some SERIOUS catch-up for the POP heroines. I'm tired of waiting. REALLY tired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    I agree with the idea that they should start early

    I also believe there should be two Sub Exclusives. One free of charge and one done the standard way.

    Give us Blonde Alcala Teela with a twist waist, or red Alcala Beast Man... then make the regular sub exclusive something like Eldor or Scorpia (yes... I said it... Scorpia lol).

    I'd be in for two again, as long as we get some SERIOUS catch-up for the POP heroines. I'm tired of waiting. REALLY tired.
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    I would easily buy a 2014 sub early.

    Hands down!

    EARLY ACCESS TO BUY THE 2014 SUB??

    HEY MATTEL...



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    This sounds like a fantastic idea! I'd definitely be in for an early sub buy–in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    I agree with the idea that they should start early

    I also believe there should be two Sub Exclusives. One free of charge and one done the standard way.

    then make the regular sub exclusive something like Eldor or Scorpia (yes... I said it... Scorpia lol).

    I'd be in for two again, as long as we get some SERIOUS catch-up for the POP heroines. I'm tired of waiting. REALLY tired.
    Agreed on these counts (I'm not fussed about Alcala Teela, we already have two Teelas). At this stage, I'd be quite happy with Scorpia as the sub exclusive. They need to guarantee sales of the sub to ensure 2014 and 2015 go through. I can't imagine they'd EVER make a vintage toyline character the sub exclusive, so Scorpia and Eldor would be great candidates. King/Captain Miro would also be good, as would someone like Evilseed or Filmation Hordak. Plenty to choose from.

    On the POP heroine count, it's a MUST. There are just so many to get through and for such a popular faction, I find it odd that they haven't explored more of the laydeez. Peekablue and Spinnerella are as essential to me as Glimmer, Castaspella and Queen Angella.
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    Yes yes yes. I'm in for 2014, so signing up earlier than July would be fine by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    I agree with the idea that they should start early

    I also believe there should be two Sub Exclusives. One free of charge and one done the standard way.

    Give us Blonde Alcala Teela with a twist waist, or red Alcala Beast Man... then make the regular sub exclusive something like Eldor or Scorpia (yes... I said it... Scorpia lol).

    I'd be in for two again, as long as we get some SERIOUS catch-up for the POP heroines. I'm tired of waiting. REALLY tired.

    I could get behind an early sub sale. I also love the idea of 2 exclusives, and Blonde Alcala Teela would be great, I would of course put the auburn head on it if it's a female 2.0 body.

    I'm of the mind that a fan demanded characters should be the sub exclusive. It just makes good business sense.

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    Sure, but I would do it like they did the pre-sale for Castle Grayskull - minus the minimum requirement. If you buy the 2014 within NYTF and SDCC (5 months, roughly), you get a simple redeco figure with very minimal new tooling (Red Beast Man, Crystal Man-At-Arms, Camo Khan, Mini-Comic Trapjaw, Vintage Catra, etc.), in addition to a typical sub exclusive (Lodar, King Miro, Eldor, Shokoti, etc.). Anyone buying the sub AFTER if debuts at SDCC (3 week window) only gets the 2nd exclusive, not the redeco figure.

    And, it might just be me, but I think it would be fun to keep the redeco figure a secret. You wouldn't know what it is till it gets shipped to you in the beginning of 2014.

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    Considering all the muck-ups lately (Granamyr assembly issues, Frosta forearms, Stinkor forearms), the idea of two sub exclusives sounds kind of nice. It saves them from having to send out future freebies to appease angry customers the next time they screw something major up... LOL.
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    I would be all for an earlier 2014 sub order, but Mattel may want to avoid announcing a 2014 sub so early in case some projected figures need to be moved (or management alters the tooling budget). Can you imagine if they planned a Mantenna for January 2014, then had to change plans for whatever reason, they might have to cancel subs made up until that point. Logistically, a 2014 sub offer prior to SDCC may be too risky.

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    I don't think, Mattel will change their methods, because there is no reason for them to change something... They announced Castle Grayskull a few months after SDCC and they got enough customers together, who buy this playset besides a sub. So they know, that there're many customers, who are willing to pay.

    Besides that, I personally wouldn't buy a sub without seeing the first figures of 2014. If Mattel continue a strong character selection like they already did with 2013 so far, I might consider buying another sub. If the second half of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 suck, there is no way for me to buy a sub and instead cherry pick again and I guess for many others, too....

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    I'll buy it whenever they make it available but "Salesmanship 101" says you have to create a sense of urgency in your buyers. That means a looming deadline, so people feel like they need to buy now or they'll miss out. A deadline that's 4 months away makes it easier to procrastinate. I'm not saying that an earlier window wouldn't work, I'm just saying that it goes against prevailing wisdom.

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    I don't need to see figures to know if I will sub for 2014. Of course I'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    I agree with the idea that they should start early

    I also believe there should be two Sub Exclusives. One free of charge and one done the standard way.

    Give us Blonde Alcala Teela with a twist waist, or red Alcala Beast Man... then make the regular sub exclusive something like Eldor or Scorpia (yes... I said it... Scorpia lol).

    I'd be in for two again, as long as we get some SERIOUS catch-up for the POP heroines. I'm tired of waiting. REALLY tired.
    I agree with everything you said. I will sub as soon as it['s available, but MORE PoP ladies please! Out of the main female heroines that were in the cartoon and made as toys in the 80's (not prototypes), we have She-Ra, Bubble Power She-Ra, Frosta and Netossa. That's IT out of three waves of characters...and one's a variant! If you include the Star Sisters, that's 7 characters out of 4 waves instead of 4 characters out of 3 waves. We need more NA too...
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    I'm down with the early sub sale. I don't care about seeing what is going to be in it. I'm a completist. I'm addicted and I need my fix.

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    Sure, I'd go for that.

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    I'd buy them tomorrow if they went on sale.
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    I think the beauty in this is that it would send a very important message to Mattel management. "Hey, we love this brand so much that there is significant contingent of fans who will support it without even seeing the first quarter of product".

    And we all know Mattel LOVES guaranteed sales (i.e. subscriptions). This gives them an opportunity to start counting their chickens early.

    And for those who are looking for more of a PoP representation, I would gladly sub early to support a sub if it had more PoP characters. Perhaps in multi-packs?

    While it is not my personal favorite faction I would sub to support PoP fans who have contributed to this line since its inception.
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    I'm in for multiple subs no matter when they go on sale. With that said, I love the idea of 2 sub exclusives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    I'd buy them tomorrow if they went on sale.
    I would buy a combo of 2014/2015 sub!

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    I'm in for one sub for 2014 once it becomes available.

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    I'm in as always.

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