Ok so we know the biggest issue with subscribing for us is cost and customs charges etc. If they gave you an option to have your items sent quarterly by DHL at $33.95 shipping, that would be 3 figures plus a quarterly item for that shipping, making it less than $10 per item AND you'd have a refund/exchange option, would that work for you?
1 item via DHL is $32
4 items via DHL is $38-$40
so it's only around $8 more to send the ENTIRE quarters month of items, than it is to send one figure each month.
This totally makes sense to me. You'll only get the ONE £20 handling fee, then pay the tax you woulda paid each month on the items value, so right off the bat that's a saving of £40 in customs handling charges (for UK customers - I'm not sure about what customs are in other countries)
It works for them too, since most figures this year have had a delay on them, so it means if there IS a delay, people won't be effected as their items won't ship yet anyway. I really think this option would work.
If we can get enough people to request this, then Mattel might listen and then we'd all carry on getting awesome figures.