3. AdultCollector: Would Mattel consider cancelling a figure if all indications pointed to unexpectedly low sales of said figure? Related to this, is feedback from conventions or other events Mattel participates in used to gauge fan interest and to make decisions related to the direction of the MOTUC toy line?
Usually by the time fans see a figure we are well into production, so no, negative feedback would not likely cause us to make changes so far as to cancel a figure. Occasionally we can make slight deco changes (as we did with BA Skeletor's feet) but that is about the limit of change we can affect once a figure has been revealed!