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    Yeah money is tight here as well at Least until the 1st of the year. I'll be getting a second wind raider to customize but it won't be until then
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    Given some expenses my wife and I have been having lately, and some other recreational things (i.e. DVDs, Blu-Rays, video games, and collectibles.... plus Christmas shopping coming up) that I am putting money towards, buying any additional Wind Raiders is even more out of the question than it normally would be.

    But even if these things weren't issues, I still likely wouldn't get another. I already have one from when it originally went on sale, and that's all I need. I have no problems buying multiples of some figures/items when I have specific reasons for wanting more than one, but I am not going to spend a lot of extra money to buy multiples of something that I don't want multiples of in an attempt to cause more items to get produced down the road.

    For one thing there is no guarantee that it will work (even if I buy a few extra, there may not be enough total overall sales to make a difference), and I just kind of feel that as much as I do want more product, including vehicles, I shouldn't have to artificially pad the numbers just to get them. If there's not enough support to get those further items made, it sucks, and I may even end up being very very disappointed in some cases (more so if we don't get certain figures before the line ends rather than vehicles... though I still would like more vehicles if possible), but it is what it is. In a round-about way, me buying tons of extra stuff that I don't want is sort of like paying that much more for a future vehicles. So buying 2 or 3 extra Wind Raiders would be like paying an additional $100 to $150 (plus tax and shipping) for a future vehicles on top of whatever it will actually cost. No offense, but no thanks.

    If I were to win a multi-million dollar jackpot in the lotto, I would be more inclined to "support the cause" in this manner, but otherwise it's just not going to happen.
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    I have 3 already, but would be down to buy another to support this good idea and in hopes that we could get a Battle Ram in 2013!!!!!

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    This is a positive idea and if the 'day' was to occur in early 2013 I may support it by adding to the 2 Wind Raiders I already own. However, I don't need another Wind Raider.

    The only reason for me to participate would be to help clean out Mattel's warehouse and open the way for another vehicle.

    However, at this stage I feel the best thing we fans can do to help Toyguru argue for production of additional vehicles is to support the Castle Grayskull pre-order. My hope is that if the pre-order is successful, Mattel may choose to adopt the same approach for MOTU vehicles. I do think there would be support in a pre-order for the Collector, Battle Ram (and Sky Sled), Roton and maybe even a Horde Tank. Long shots IMO would be Attak Trak (which I love) and Talon Fighter.
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    I'm down to buy another. I don't think I can open my WR now that Rudy Obrero has signed it. Just give me a date.

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    I have two.

    And I will be buying 3-4 MORE when money allows, hopefully at the end of the month!

    I want 4-5 for an armory building set. My dream is to have a permanent diorama with lights and custom structures, etc. The remaining Wind Raider is going to be a christmas gift for my nephew, who loves the MOTUC figures I bought him for his birthday (He-Man, Battle Cat, Skeletor, Trap Jaw, and Tri Klops). Besides the Wind Raider, he is also getting Panthor, MAA, MEF, Stratos, and hopefully a couple of bad guys if we have any good second chance offers from Mattel before December!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanmarsh View Post
    if the 'day' was to occur in early 2013
    Prices are slated to increase very significantly on New Year's Day. Figures sold originally for $20, and the Wind Raider for $45. With 2012's 10% increase, they're now at $22 and $50, respectively. 2013's price will be $27 for figures (35% increase with respect to their original price), and correspondingly the Wind Raider's price will jump to some $60.
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    Well maybe after I get my my desired amount TOD Sorceress', how much damage I incur at the NYCC on things other than MOTU, after my Castle Grayskull pre-orders and all my responsibility expenses, I wouldn't mind getting more to have a squadron (since I already have 4), BUT this would be at a real leisure and with extra cash available.
    I understand that ideology (and for some blackmail) in why we should buy more but the Raider did well, it sold; maybe not in the per-speculated numbers Mattel wanted to believe they could do but it did initially sell for it's price point and the time period in which it did. And maybe if they helped others with c/s issues that might convince people that it would be actually worth buying more and even hoping for another vehicle (Eamon's 'RaiderGate for example)
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    Let's propose a date and vote!

    I propose the 22nd of November!

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    NOOOOO...fix frosta...move her release date to next spring...then maybe...if not...they can keep the over priced wind raider....RECALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvulis View Post
    Let's propose a date and vote!

    I propose the 22nd of November!
    Think about how pricey the next 3 months are, even without the WR. I would shoot for the 15th of January 2013. That should give people enough time to save money (and sell their unwanted christmas gifts) and they could order the WR together with whatever else might come on that date.
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    I'd love to pitch in on this, but I just went to part time at work to save on child care and so I can go back to school soon. Most of my money goes to the bills now, with barely room to support my regular MOTUC habit.

    I think it's a great idea though!
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    I just bought a Wind Raider at Mid-Ohio Con for $40.

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    Good idea, but I already have 2. No room to really display more and not enough money to afford it anyway. They really fudged up the later part of this year's releases by cramming them all together.

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    I'm in for that, just pick a day......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternianghost View Post
    if not...they can keep the over priced wind raider....RECALL
    Overpriced? You obviously haven't had one anywhere within close range if you think this amazingly detailed item is overpriced.
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    How cool would it be if Scott read this thread and tried to convince management to come up with the Wind Raider Pilot as a non-sub figure for the BAWR-day?
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    It's a great idea! I can't participate because I have to support my wife next year when she goes back to school and we still need a car this year which is going to be expensive. I subscribed to 2 MOTUC 2013 Club Eternia subs which is out of my budget but I did it anyway to help save the MOTUC line. I somehow have to try to sell all the duplicate figures I get next year. I'm hoping for the losses on figures like the fighting foe men will cut even on figures like Ram Man to not lose money on it and finding the time between 2 jobs to try to sell it.

    I got 1 Wind Raider for Christmas last year and I love it. I really can't see why the Wind Raider didn't sell out yet because it truly is a masterpiece. There must be a really small group buying these? The Wind Raider is already for sale for several months and the chance of green lighting more vehicles after it sells out might be slim because of the duration of the sale. I still hope to see that Battle Ram made or at the very least the Sky Sleds!

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    If they are still around in Dec, I may get one because unless there are re-releases there is nothing for me to get in Dec....so a Wind Raider is not out of the question....a year later.
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    Having bought two of these day 1 (and they are really worth the $$ for sure) I don't have space or need for anymore. I really think the best course of action is them doing pre orders for vehicles IF Grayskull succeeds. I also think the next possible vehicle should be the Sky Sled only, the battle ram is cool and all, but lets be honest most of us just want the sleds which would be far cheaper to produce and sell than the full ram would be, maybe if things go well they could eventually release the ram down the line so it could connect to the sled. Honestly though I think the line it self is in dire straights right now as is, if we even see 2014 is in serious question to me and I don't think people need to be buying Wind Raiders they don't want/need in the hopes that Mattel may make another vehicle down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRampageo View Post
    Having bought two of these day 1 (and they are really worth the $$ for sure) I don't have space or need for anymore. I really think the best course of action is them doing pre orders for vehicles IF Grayskull succeeds. I also think the next possible vehicle should be the Sky Sled only, the battle ram is cool and all, but lets be honest most of us just want the sleds which would be far cheaper to produce and sell than the full ram would be, maybe if things go well they could eventually release the ram down the line so it could connect to the sled. Honestly though I think the line it self is in dire straights right now as is, if we even see 2014 is in serious question to me and I don't think people need to be buying Wind Raiders they don't want/need in the hopes that Mattel may make another vehicle down the road.
    Good point about the Sky Sled. If they make just the Sky Sled and it sells really well, maybe it could lead into an actual Battle Ram!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VZX View Post
    Good point about the Sky Sled. If they make just the Sky Sled and it sells really well, maybe it could lead into an actual Battle Ram!
    Why not just sell the Sky Sled and the Battle Ram at the same time. Basically you could buy a complete Battle Ram and as many Sky Sleds as you want. Makes better sense production wise.

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    I celebrated Buy a Wind Raider Day back when the item was first offered. I'll celebrate again if they retool it to look like a Land Shark or something.

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