Yes, but if not possible I will buy/bought a yearly subscription if not possible.
Yes, but if not possible I will be a cherry-picker even with "many" figures not be available to me.
Yes, and it's the only way I'm deciding to buy MOTUC in 2013.
I tried to be as fair as possible in phrasing the options, any feedback welcome.
(EDIT: Sorry for the grammar typos in the options.)
Last edited by GozzoMan; July 20, 2012 at 12:04pm.
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BBTS has Pre-Orders, so I do that already....
HTS.com can do pre-orders, and that is the company's own sales site.....
DR is too inept to handle it, otherwise I believe it's entirely possible, besides, the sub is basically a pre-order, just a full years worth....And I get that many figures are not revealed, but they DO know which figures are coming full ahead of time, after all, they have that much endeared "ROADMAP" to go by. So I don't understand why they can announce at the beginning of the year which figures are coming, or even a few at a time each month, the given time it takes to need the full production numbers per figure which by the way they go....is like 2 or 3 months before the figure is sold.
Even if the figure slips a month, people who sub still get the figure same year (except Demo...cough), so would anyone who Pre-Orders....this way no one has to be out a figure, subscribers still get their perks...early shipping, sub exclusives....blah blah....and not much will ever sit in the warehouse, because most every figure produced will be accounted for. It would be a month to month sub per-Se. I don't see why it's a huge deal when other toy companies offer Pre-Orders on their own sale sites....why can't DR? OH wait, they can't even properly handle a defective figure exchange correctly without the Toy Company stepping in and waving their finger at them saying no, no, not like that.
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It should be a straight up "yes" or "no", adding caveats just lets Mattel off easy... especially the "if not possible". Of course it is possible! It is just a matter of will.
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Yes! It's crazy the line has got to the "sub or we won't sell to you" point and this option hasn't even been seriously considered. Mattel have proven time and again they can't accurately measure demand for this line, this would give them an easy out. It has the benefits of the sub (know demand before production) and allows people to know what they're ordering and gives them time to order without worrying about 10 minute sell outs.
I would be all over a pre-order system. Especially since some characters (Double Trouble, Horde Troopers) I'm going to want more than one of anyways. If they could do pre-orders and the sky is the freaking limit, put me down for 13 sets of Horde Troopers right now and TAKE MY CA$H, Gangstor!
Yes, I would love a pre-order system instead of a subscription.
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I would have loved to have been able to preorder figs I want because then I wouldn't have to be on Matty each month, I could just sit back and relax and wait for my figs to come to me.
But even if they announced they would be doing this in the next 5 mins it is too little too late. They tried to scare / bully me into buying a sub by saying I wouldn't get any more figures if I don't and then I and other cherry pickers get the same thing from other org members insisting we just man up and buy a sub just so THEY can have a complete collection...
It's not my job or responsibility to ensure ppl have a complete collection and I don't feel like supporting Mattel or this line anymore considering how they have acted towards us recently
If we start blaming each other for this line failing then the terrorists have won. But in seriously, if we start blaming each other for the line failing then maybe the line didn't deserve to keep going. That's just this old-head's point of view.
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ya that is one of the worst things for me as well, this ever growing war between the subbers and the cherry pickers and the constant blaming from each side that the others killed the line for whatever reason.
great option for those that dont want everything in motuc.
YES, YES and YES!
Mattel can have my $40.00 for Netossa right now if its wants. And another $45.00 for Ram Man too.
I'm more than happy to pre-order and PAY for the characters that I know I want in action figure form months and months in advance of their ESTIMATED release date. I don't need to see a proto-type to make a decision. I know that I want to add Glimmer, Mantenna, Extendar, 200X Sorceress, etc to my collection. I'm more than happy to give Mattel money in exchange for those figures.
If only Mattel were willing to take my money in a way other than forcing me to purchase an entire year's worth of action figures, the majority of which I personally have absolutely no interest in (e.g. Fighting Foe Men, Fang Man, King He-Man, Dekker, etc).
had to vote no. I dont understand pre-orders. Especially since the only thing pre-order means to me is fullfilled by the sub.
I want a gurranteed figure (boy can I not spell) and I get just that. Why have to do it every month? once is enough for the year. Covers all bases.
I'm still not convinced a preorder system would work for mattel. If a figure that's mostly a repaint (say Snake MAA) ends up not reaching whatever pre-order limit they need, how would they then offset the cost of the more expensive tools if they can't do the occasional 'quick repaint'? Obviously SMAA is an extreme example as Faker sold well and he was 100% repaint, but I could see management seeing it that way.
I'd be for a preorder system as long as the sub was still in tact. I like not having to hop on mattycollector monthly.
Right or wrong, buying a sub tells Mattel you want more MOTUC figures. Not buying does tells them you don't. Don't let MOTUC end early because you might not like their marketing strategy! Plus polls show you won't regret subbing!
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