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    Last chance to lock in Presale benefits on Castle Grayskull

    Hey! Happy holidays all! Hope everyone is enjoying some wonderful time with their loved ones and quality time with their toys collection. I got my hands on some early 2013 product right before break and let me just tell you, King He-Man is my new favorite figure in the line. He is just so much fun. Old man with sword kick you're butt good! Seriously. 2013 is going to be an amazing MOTUC year!

    Ok, I digress...

    As we wrap up the year what I wanted to post about was one last shout out on the Castle Grayskull preorder. While we hit our min back in Nov., you only have until Jan 3 to lock in Presale benefits such as:

    -$250.00 price point. The castle will only go up from here for any future presale deadlines or day of sales. Expect significant price increases if you do not preorder. Likely around $300.00 for day of sales.

    -Only presale customers will get the exclusive cross sell poster. We started some early work on it. In addition to using the current look of the back panel cross sell and photos, we are going to position all of the figures in roughly chronological order in the MOTUC Cannon. We'll also throw in some call out for significant events (like the Great Unrest or the Battle of Grayskull Fields) to help make the poster also a time line of events as well. Really think this is going to come out cool!

    -Only presale customers will get to participate in the box art character selection poll. We'll be emailing all presale customers later in Q1 next year with codes to let them vote for 5 good guys and 5 bad guys to be attacking/protecting the Castle.

    Thanks to everyone for supporting the presale to date~! We are going forward and it is because of you. The fans did this one. I just want to make sure everyone is clear on what expires on Jan 3 in case anyone is still on the fence on this one.

    Oh, and since I know everyone likes updates, Granamyr is going awesome. He is still in stock but looks to be on the way to selling out. We're getting the final shipment in so all orders should now be going out as the come in. Thanks for supporting this one! And no, no word right now on a green repaint. If you are passing on the current one to wait for a repaint, that really isn't in the cards. He is selling out, but not at the rate that would justify a redeco due to the high price point and low quota. This is pretty much THE Granamyr we'll be making right now.

    Okay enough for now. It's been a great 2012 and as I mentioned above, 2013 just has so much goodness. Just on the horizon are such awesome figs as Ram Man, Jitsu and Snakeface. Lots more surprises in store. Your support keeps this going!

    Happy holidays again and see you all on the forums next year!~

    Scott
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    Thanks for the heads-up Scott!

    Happy New Year to you and yours as well!
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    Hope there's enough Granamyr stock left to replace all the defective ones being sent out.
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    How about an update on the QC issues that are being reported with Granmyr? Asking us to spend $250 for an item when an $80 item is coming with a bunch of issues just doesn't seem right. Spend more money with us but we not guarantee any sort of QC.

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    Any defective Granamyr (or any Matty item) can be returned or exchanged at no cost. All MOTUC figures are assembled and painted by hand. There will always be human error which is why we will always replace product if defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsexy_j View Post
    How about an update on the QC issues that are being reported with Granmyr? Asking us to spend $250 for an item when an $80 item is coming with a bunch of issues just doesn't seem right. Spend more money with us but we not guarantee any sort of QC.
    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    Any defective Granamyr (or any Matty item) can be returned or exchanged at no cost. All MOTUC figures are assembled and painted by hand. There will always be human error which is why we will always replace product if defective.
    Human error isn't the cause of that breakage, if it is....what were these guys sticking in Granny's bum? Because he's an unassembled figure, and the breakage is in his....butt....sorry tail....hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    (In other words) Buy the damn red Dragon and paint him green people....otherwise ya ain't gettin 'im
    Oh and don't forget to buy a pack of Super-Glue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    Okay enough for now. It's been a great 2012 and as I mentioned above, 2013 just has so much goodness. Just on the horizon are such awesome figs as Ram Man, Jitsu and Snakeface.
    More excited for the awesomeness that is Netossa, Fang Man, Octavia, and NA He-Man.

    I know how tough it can be to throw us POP and NA fans a bone now and then, but we DO appreciate it, and you're right - our support does keep the line going
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    More excited for the awesomeness that is Netossa, Fang Man, Octavia, and NA He-Man.

    I know how tough it can be to throw us POP and NA fans a bone now and then, but we DO appreciate it, and you're right - our support does keep the line going
    Bravo! Yeah we 'all Inners' do a Great Job keeping it afloat...what with wanting AND buying all the Figures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    Bravo! Yeah we 'all Inners' do a Great Job keeping it afloat...what with wanting AND buying all the Figures!
    Heck yeah!!!

    Ain't no shame in Lovin' it all!!!!

    Still waiting on that Sweet Bee though. Don't we get He-Man's girlfriend?? . He's lonely, Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    More excited for the awesomeness that is Netossa, Fang Man, Octavia, and NA He-Man.

    I know how tough it can be to throw us POP and NA fans a bone now and then, but we DO appreciate it, and you're right - our support does keep the line going
    You're saucy. I like that.
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    For some reason I thought that the voting, poster, and such were for those who preordered before Nov 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    For some reason I thought that the voting, poster, and such were for those who preordered before Nov 13.
    Everything is until it isn't with this line.

    Also, I think ToyGuru needs to weigh in a little more on the Granamyr issue. This is definitely not a few isolated cases. Oh wait...he will...once we provide him 20,000 pictures proving to him that it isn't just a couple vocal minorities.

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    That is correct. I need photos to show visually the extent of an issue to the right folks. I started a thread just for that to help out.

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    Why make photos? Just send the defective Dragons back so they can take a look for themself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    For some reason I thought that the voting, poster, and such were for those who preordered before Nov 13.
    I had thought so too but it was always Jan.3
    The minimum needed to be reached in November to move on...but the preorder/poster/voting was always available until January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    More excited for the awesomeness that is Netossa, Fang Man, Octavia, and NA He-Man.

    I know how tough it can be to throw us POP and NA fans a bone now and then, but we DO appreciate it, and you're right - our support does keep the line going
    Man, you and me both! Always a pleasure to hear more support for the other factions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    Thanks for supporting this one! And no, no word right now on a green repaint. If you are passing on the current one to wait for a repaint, that really isn't in the cards. He is selling out, but not at the rate that would justify a redeco due to the high price point and low quota. This is pretty much THE Granamyr we'll be making right now.


    Couldn't you consider a pre-order to see how much demand is actually out there ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post


    Couldn't you consider a pre-order to see how much demand is actually out there ?
    Apparently the only thing they will EVER do is a preorder for is CG--(sorry vehicles, beasts,etc). Honestly, with all ideas/suggestions from fans being shot down by Matty, I can see why people are getting SOOOOOO frustrated now (and I usually see the glass half full). At the end of the day it definitely feels like we are the lepers of the toy community sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterniandreams View Post
    So for only 50$ extra I can wait and see the prototype first?
    I think I will wait then.
    Given the fact that they now sell their old stock with a 40% increase, I also expected the day of sales price to be a bit higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Kal View Post
    Apparently the only thing they will EVER do is a preorder for is CG--(sorry vehicles, beasts,etc). Honestly, with all ideas/suggestions from fans being shot down by Matty, I can see why people are getting SOOOOOO frustrated now (and I usually see the glass half full). At the end of the day it definitely feels like we are the lepers of the toy community sometimes
    I don't get why they didn't produce him in green and in red from the start (except for TG's buh huh huh it's another SKU)
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    I already pre-ordered one, but had every intention of pre-ordering one or two more.

    After seeing the terrible way Granymyr has turned out (look at the arrival thread - one "mine was fine" to every three "mine was broken or has defects" - not to mention he just looks very cheap for an $80 toy), the fact that the Hoverboard turned out so poorly that Bob Gale apologized for endorsing it, and in general how things seem to be going - I won't be ordering any additional units, and I am already wary that I will be spending the next year wondering how Mattel will manage to mess up the one I am already committed to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EtherianChronicles View Post
    I already pre-ordered one, but had every intention of pre-ordering one or two more.

    After seeing the terrible way Granymyr has turned out (look at the arrival thread - one "mine was fine" to every three "mine was broken or has defects" - not to mention he just looks very cheap for an $80 toy), the fact that the Hoverboard turned out so poorly that Bob Gale apologized for endorsing it, and in general how things seem to be going - I won't be ordering any additional units, and I am already wary that I will be spending the next year wondering how Mattel will manage to mess up the one I am already committed to buy.
    After all those issues, I decided to pass on CG and the Granamyr situation make it even worse. I will never give Mattel blindly so much $$$... I would be so angry, if the castle arrives and there are certain things missing or broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    After all those issues, I decided to pass on CG and the Granamyr situation make it even worse. I will never give Mattel blindly so much $$$... I would be so angry, if the castle arrives and there are certain things missing or broken.
    Yeah, Gran makes me worry about bad quality control and poor construction, and the fact Bob Gale has had to publicly apologize for his involvement with the Hoverboard because he was embarrassed it turned out so bad makes me worry about Mattel design so much - I almost wish I hadn't ordered even the one I did.

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