I wholeheartedly agree. This is first and foremost a POP figure, so the gift should relate to that. I think at the very least, they could give out BP She-Ra's tiara with a gold sticker (to resemble the vintage crown), but knowing them, it might be nothing more than a sticker or coupon or something.Ideally the free gift would be something useful to have in our collection, and would be something POP fans especially would enjoy.
Eternianghost, I share your frustration, but making Frosta the worst selling figure...well, I don't think that would do much for POP fans, would it? Of course they want a Frosta! They're not morons for wanting it, flaws and all.
It just speaks to Mattel's quality control that there seems to always be an issue like this with every release.
I hope the free item is a Frosta head with painted hair.
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I can't wait for Frosta and think she looks great if the forearms weren't pointed out by others I would never notice it myself.
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I know we shouldn't have to do this but won't she be a relatively easy fix? I'm all for a free gift though
Shame. I know a couple people who are getting her off me are gonna probably be upset. Wonder if any slipped out with correct arms?
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Mattel has us on a spot where we either take the defective Frostas in order to keep getting POP or we don't...
If Frosta doesn't sell as well as she should, Mattel's people is more likely to think: "Frosta's sales sucked, then POP SUCKS, no more POP in MOTUC!" Instead of ""We screwed the pooch with Frosta. We should do a Frosta 2.0 to fix this issue" (Cause they still sold us the Goddess even if the entire run was defective, same with Hsss, snout Spout and Roboto...)
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I hate the fact that this line is still plagued by the same types of problems, especially due to the fact that we've been promised, ad nauseam, that these issues would be addressed.
But I do commend the fact that they took responsibility on Frosta's forearm issue, and admitted that it was an actual error this time around.
It really bugs me whenever they try to weasel out on obvious mistakes by selling us with some cockamamie excuses, I often find their obvious "spin tactics" as just plain insulting to one's intelligence.
The continued issues have been harrowing, but the honesty has been quite refreshing.
The silver lining is that swapping Frosta's forearms seems to be an easy fix, but the "black plastic" issue my rear it's head again and make this a bit harder than initially anticipated.
The question is:
Do any go you guys know if the forearm part of Frosta would be cast in flesh, or will it be in black plastic?
Arm swaps are fairly simple (heat and pop), but if the parts to be swapped aint cast in the color it should be in, then scratches a very likely to occur if this fix is going to be done (popping the pins in still requires a modicum amount of force, even if the parts in question has been heated).
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I won't be popping the pins. If anything, I'll pop the bicep at the shoulder joint and just swap the entire arms, then pop the hands out and swap them.
Or just leave her with reversed hands after the fact. Might make her "pop."
[QUOTE=Haradrel;3124106]Because they are humans doing a manual task, probably under a set time to have them finished.
I understand there is a line with people putting these Classics figures together. But you can't tell me that somewhere there has to be a operations/floor manager overseeing the product. They should be checking for errors as the figure is being put together. Not wait until all 10,000 figures are completed. And say...well we tried. The R & L are confusing apparently.
So, they're willing to say that the forearms were a mistake...but not the white, unpainted back part of her costume?
They will NEVER learn ! A "free gift apology item" is NOT what fans want. We actually wanted a DECENT, CORRECTLY ASSEMBLED FROSTA WITH A WHITE OUTFIT (and not grey) ! If Mattel wanted to play fair with the fans, they should have ordered a SECOND RUN of Frosta figures, but correctly assembled this time !Mattel: Frosta's arms incorrect. Sub holders get a free gift apology item.
Due to this, I decided that I'd pass on Frosta, who is one of my most favorite POP/Great Rebellion characters. I'm still undecided about the other Great Rebellion characters... I guess my final decision will be taken by the time Netossa is released. But I read that Netossa's shins could be reversed too. Such a cryin' shame...
By the way, I think I know why Frosta's clothes are so grey... It is likely that she has black plastic under that coat of paint. Cover black plastic with a THIN layer of white paint, and you'll get a greyish colour.
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IF they could tell us what the free gift is that would be nice
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Not a great reward on my book... I'd prefer they would take all these screwed Frostas back and release a proper one. To me the worst is not even the forearms but the dirty white suit. This will probably drive me out of MOTUC for good... I'm just waiting to check how my DB Skeletor will arrive and go from there.
These last few days, instead of getting pumped by the Grayskull revelation and all that I'm just thinking about better places to spend my money other than MOTUC...
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I'd sooner have a Frosta with incorrect arms than no Frosta at all and a 'free gift'...
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I think we all know that the apology gift will be Rattlors armour. Great, something non POP related
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If it's Rattlor's armor, that would be awesome! Nothing has been said to confirm that yet.