4. masterenglish: Many fans are concerned about the new MOTUC white mailer boxes being way too snug and damaging the packaging for mint-on-card collectors. Is this new mailer a permanent change, or can the mint-on-card fans hope to once again see their figures shipped in the prior, damage-reducing white box?
We had the choice of adjusting the shipper boxes or reducing the deco and accessories for the figures. We went with the package change which we hope was the better option to reduce costs. The cost to produce MOTUC is just skyrocketing (raw material and labor) and we are often backed into a corner of increasing prices or finding ways to cost reduce. The last thing we want to do is reduce from the figure, so while this was our best option to keep costs down. Not ideal, but it almost never is.
I am really curious how much this is saving them per figure? The box is barely an eighth of an inch smaller? If it is a new, cheaper cardboard for the box, then tell them to make it bigger, by an eighth of an inch. I have a dime in my pocket if that is the difference. Charge me an extra $.25 on my 2 subs to pay for the better box. Seriously?? I would hate to be an International Cherry Pickin' MOMC MOTUC collector right now. Life would not be good. Well if my figures dont come MOMC, then there is really no reason to keep one Mint on Bent Card, so I can cut my subs in half and only buy one. Long live MOTUC!
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