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    Which was more fun to collect? 200x or MOTUC?

    Now not taking sculpt or the figures themselves into account, which one was more fun to collect for all of you?

    200x which was in stores and required quite a bit of hunting to find all the short packed characters.

    MOTUC with the massive amount of problems that some people experience with DR and mattycollector.

    Both have their negatives and positives, just curious which people actually prefer. We all see the DR complaints, just curious if people actually want to go back to the hunting that 200x brought.
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    MOTUC, because the 200X figures are horrible, and I never bought a one.

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    MOTUC by far.

    MOTUC is what I really wanted when 200X was happening. I supported 200X simply because it was MOTU even though I didn't like 99% of the redesigns.

    The only thing that was fun about collecting the 200X figures was finding an Evil-Lyn or other short-packed figure on the shelves. Still, I'll take figures showing up at my doorstep over that hassle any day.

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    Hmmmm...fun? That's tough. While neither one is what I would describe as "fun", I guess I'll have to say MOTUC merely because I enjoy the figures more as they are more closely related to the figures I had as a child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    I guess I'll have to say MOTUC merely because I enjoy the figures more as they are more closely related to the figures I had as a child.
    Same here. I just wish MOTUC were in stores. DR and the "subscription" model BLOW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCM Hitchhiker View Post
    MOTUC, because the 200X figures are horrible, and I never bought a one.
    have to agree big time. the comics werent bad tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCM Hitchhiker View Post
    MOTUC, because the 200X figures are horrible, and I never bought a one.
    Me too

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    Despite the flaws in the system, I love the MOTUC model much more. I was never big into "the hunt"... driving from retail store to retail store, hoping for something, leaving with nothing. If I hadn't had a buddy that worked in TRU in the 200x days to help me out, I probably would have gone nuts trying to track all that stuff down.

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    The Hunt can be fun for my more "casual" collections (TMNT, licensed HW cars, certain SW items), but I love the ease and fun of getting toys shipped monthly.
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    I loved the 200X line and those unique sculpts, but I HATED hunting for them at retail. I worked during hunting hours and as a result, missed the chance to get many figures. The majority of my figure collection, I got from eBay and LCBS starting with Mer-Man.

    I'd much rather get my figures in the mail every month, than waste time and gas hunting around. I had it with competing with collectors and resellers or uncooperative associates who don't want to look for things.

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    I voted Motuc, but with all of this sub drama--200x is looking not so bad now

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    MOTUC IS more fun to collect, not was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    I loved the 200X line and those unique sculpts, but I HATED hunting for them at retail. I worked during hunting hours and as a result, missed the chance to get many figures. The majority of my figure collection, I got from eBay and LCBS starting with Mer-Man.

    I'd much rather get my figures in the mail every month, than waste time and gas hunting around. I had it with competing with collectors and resellers or uncooperative associates who don't want to look for things.
    While I didn't collect 200x, I have to say based on other experiences, "ditto".

    Although I think the subscription model as it is now is flawed, and although I live 90 minutes from one of the largest cities on the east coast, it still takes forever for waves to get here, if they do, and I'd be resorting to eBay or other mail order anyway (much like I do with Star Wars - we still don't have the 2012 vintage wave of Star Wars, for example). I see the same figures catching dust on the shelves week after week, month after month. Retail for action figures is dying, slowly, it's obvious.

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    glad to see the result of this poll.

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    I voted 200x but not for the reason given with that option. I liked it better because every redesign was a surprise. With the classics you pretty much know what most characters are going to look like even before they are announced. Now if 200x was offered on matty collector that would have been perfect IMO.
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    The hunt was great back in 200X, well, until the smash/spin blade debacle. It took me forever to find Mechaneck and the only snake men I managed to get was king hssss.

    MOTUC has been a little different, the reveals have been great. I know a lot of people wanna know in advance what they are getting, but I'm in for as long as they make em. Waiting for Mechaneck this time bout killed me, but it was worth it, I can't wait to get him. Rattlor also looks great and can't wait to add him as well.

    200X to me was just something the tied over until MOTUC, the toys anyway. I enjoyed all of 200X cartoon and comics (thanks Val and Emiliano).
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    Don't get me wrong, I loved the hunt, but at times it got frustrating for me with 200x. I was employed by a major retailer throughout the life of the 200x line, and I still had trouble getting certain figures. I'm still missing several figures from the last few waves.

    Nothing like getting MOTUC figures at my door via subscription!
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    I worked on the advertising for the 200X toy line, and I couldn't even get figures directly from Mattel. That tells you something. It took me about 5 years to get Merman. My disgust with not being able to find nearly anything other than a zillion variants of He-man and Skeletor made me quit the line before the stactions debuted. I've never caught up with the stactions... and I probably never will.

    Suffice it to say, I'm very happy for the sub. The pre-sub days were horrible. Now the worst part is just waiting for my toys to stop looping through Sparks, NV and get to my house.

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    The thrill of seeing new toys in the store IMO can't be beat by home delivery, but it's ALWAYS great to get mail that's not a bill and esp a toy. What made MOTUC more fun to collect for me though is how there are more new unique characters over variants
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    200x was impossible to find in stores.
    Ebay was expensive & was long dragged out.
    The hunt was fun, but I don't like going trough all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seril View Post
    Now not taking sculpt or the figures themselves into account, which one was more fun to collect for all of you?
    I can't remember that last time that "hunting" in stores for toys was fun. Maybe during the early days of Marvel Universe or vintage Star Wars figures because they were actually sold at most stores and Hasbro seemed to keep the line restocked often. Prior to those two exceptionsl, I'm thinking it has been quite a few years (maybe around Star Wars: episode 2). The action figure hunt was exciting when stores would get cases in on a regular basis. These days, nothing really comes in on a regular basis and it's either online or bust. So many lines depended on getting to the store at the right time for the on,maybe two times that the store would actually get a case of figures.

    While I know that the blind subscription model is really wonky (and frankly its just handled pretty poorly by digital river) it does keep the excitement going by letting us find something new at least once a month. There have been many retail lines where I could not find one figure I needed a month, plus Mattel lets us get the MOTUC figures with minimal hassle (sometimes) without having to search or pay overly scalperish prices. I like MOTUC's model and if it were refined a bit (or handled by someone else) I think it would be absolutely amazing.
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