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    November Q&A: No vehicles will be released in 2012

    From theFwoosh Q&A:

    4. If the Wind Raider is deemed successful in terms of sales so that a second vehicle will be released in 2012, when will we be told you will move forward on a release date?

    Regardless of how the Windraider does, there will not be a vehicle in 2012. We are putting our resources for fall 2012 into Granamyr. We may return to a vehicle in 2013, that has not been confirmed at this time.

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    I think this is good. Look like Mattel is trying to balance things here.

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    I think it's okay

    It is totally okay for me, that we will not get any vehicle in 2012. Granamyr is expensive enough and there already are too many items, we have to buy.
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    I'd rather them put $$ into Battle Ram than Star Sisters.

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    I'm surprised that many seem to prefer Granamyr above a vehicle anyway.
    That's not meant as criticism, though!
    I just would've guessed that more fans would want a Battle Ram than Granamyr. Seems I underestimated the old dragon's popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Reilly View Post
    I'm surprised that many seem to prefer Granamyr above a vehicle anyway.
    That's not meant as criticism, though!
    I just would've guessed that more fans would want a Battle Ram than Granamyr. Seems I underestimated the old dragon's popularity.
    I would love a Battle Ram. Especially after that one The Four Horsemen showed off. But the idea of a 2ft+ Granamyr is very cool! I just hope he isn't limited on articulation like Tytus and Megator are. Also I hope they go the route similar to Stay Puft and make a diorama box for him. If they can do it for Stay Puft, why not him since they're both $80.

    Maybe in 2013 they could give us 2 vehicles. The Battle Ram and Roton!
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    That sucks! I'd rather have a vehicle instead of a stupid dragon.

    On the other hand, If this sells well there should be no "logistics" excuse not to make CASTLE GRAYSKULL for 2013.

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    This was to be expected. Mattel always said they would wait to see how Wind Raider does before doing another vehicle. Once they know how well it did (late December) it will be too late to get a 2nd vehicle out in 2012.

    I don't know why anyone should be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvelous0ne View Post
    I would love a Battle Ram. Especially after that one The Four Horsemen showed off. But the idea of a 2ft+ Granamyr is very cool! I just hope he isn't limited on articulation like Tytus and Megator are. Also I hope they go the route similar to Stay Puft and make a diorama box for him. If they can do it for Stay Puft, why not him since they're both $80.

    Maybe in 2013 they could give us 2 vehicles. The Battle Ram and Roton!
    It would be cool to get a dark smoke diorama, but I would prefer the entire $80 going into tooling, to cater to all fans, meaning optional large or small wings, removable helmet and decent articulation. And if they don't do all that for $80, maybe they can include Sky tree in the box to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Reilly View Post
    I'm surprised that many seem to prefer Granamyr above a vehicle anyway.
    That's not meant as criticism, though!
    I just would've guessed that more fans would want a Battle Ram than Granamyr. Seems I underestimated the old dragon's popularity.


    I would rather have Battle Ram to Granymyr.... I would rather have granymyr than Land Shark or Night stalker...

    it's tough to have polls and discussion about Granamyr or.... 'Some Vehicle'. There are too many choices... too many variable to truly get upset over.

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    That's fine with me. I would rather have Granamyr than a Battle Ram anyway. Still want the Battle Ram, but the idea of actually having Granamyr in my collection is fantastic! I can wait for another vehicle!
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    Evil Warrior vehicle wish

    When the time comes for an Evil Warrior vehicle, one of the things I have always wanted is the "evil" version of the Sky Sled that was always featured in the Filmation cartoon. That would be cool.

    I'd also love to get Skeletor's Collector, but that would be too big to do (I assume).
    Say cheese!!!

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    No vehicle... what a bummer!

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    Although I would have prefered a vehicle compared to a dragon that I have no emotional attachment to I understand Mattel's thinking. People are complaining all the time about the amount of money they are spending on all the items in MOTCU (voluntarily mind you) so why risk an extra release. If that is Mattel's stratagey so be it. It is the buisness to run or kill, whatever the case may be.

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    The reasons they can't have a vehicle in 2012 is

    1.) They want to see how the Wind Raider does and since it has been pushed back to December it will be late January before the can commit to another vehicle.

    2.) It will take over a year from when the vehicle is green lit to make it into production roughly. So we will probably see a sneak peak at power-con next year.

    My guess is first quarter 2013 as an actual release date. More expensive vehicle if wind raider does well. Less expensive if it does poorly.
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    I prefer Granamyr over a vehicle, happy they went with him instead.
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    I'm glad we're getting the Wind Raider but I am not overly enthusiastic about getting other vehicles, especially when the resources could be used in other areas. I would rather see more beasts and 2 or 3 packs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipster View Post
    The reasons they can't have a vehicle in 2012 is

    1.) They want to see how the Wind Raider does and since it has been pushed back to December it will be late January before the can commit to another vehicle.

    2.) It will take over a year from when the vehicle is green lit to make it into production roughly. So we will probably see a sneak peak at power-con next year.

    My guess is first quarter 2013 as an actual release date. More expensive vehicle if wind raider does well. Less expensive if it does poorly.
    I can hardly imagine, that the Wind Raider wont sell out fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    I can hardly imagine, that the Wind Raider wont sell out fast!
    I am sure it will do good enough to warrant another vehicle. I plan on "trying" to get 2. But Mattel will want to make sure that it sells good before putting money into another vehicle. And that will take about a year from Mid December.

    I am hoping Battle Ram next but I will take any vintage vehicle we can get.
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    From the fwoosh

    http://thefwoosh.com/2011/11/ask-matty-111511

    Big news is no vehicle in 2012 =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    Big news is no vehicle in 2012 =(
    Not surprising. Disappointing, yes. But not surprising.

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    I got my hopes up about getting Battle Ram.

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    Very sad. Kind of thinking that one of the $40 beasts will be Stridor/Night Stalker or Mantasaur and those are both vehicles to me so it may not be a total loss in my head.

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    Shouldnīt they make him in both colors straightaway at least?
    To make the best out from his tooling?
    No battle ram for 2012 is a bummer but good for my wallet.

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    Damn, me sads that no vehicle there be. Wanted to see that Battle Ram (and even separate Sky Sleds)... if the 2013 vehicle is Roton, I'll be even sadder. Never liked that vehicle.

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