I'm still excited for Netossa.
Uggh! They weren't prepared for it again! Darn that Chinese New Year!
Somebody at Mattel write on the calendar for the Chinese New Year so this delay stuff doesn't happen again.
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Ill just say as someone that was not a POP fan at all before MOTUC, I am very excited for Netossa. With the 4HM they can do not wrong for me and hope we see more great POP females!
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Why continue to make promises they can't keep? I mean, how about being realistic about release dates and more open and honest with fans.
Ok guys, just to be clear, Chinese Newyear is on February 10. In China there is a nationwide holiday of about 2 weeks. So it's way too early for the China factories to be influenced by this. Whatever caused Ram Mans delay has nothing to do with Chinese Newyear.
I do wonder, if a good number of Ram Man figures got held back due to some other toyline Mattel execs wanted to come over first. He sounds like he's been made, but not all have come obviously. I wonder if this is the reason we tend to see these delays. These figures come by boat, I believe, and perhaps there are times this tiny collector line gets pushed aside for some more profitable Mattel line(s).
I don't like it, and I would prefer Ram Man where he was slotted in the year, but I feel like there is more to these delays than we suspect. I guess we'll never know.
I don't like the idea of Ram man delayed, but I can live with it.
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Well at this point I could care less when he comes out, we gonna get him! and my recent card is Matty-specified so nothing else goes on it; I'm covered for whenever they release whatever, my resolution so I don't have to deal with the headaches...
But this now means Ram Man, Jitsu and King He-man being released in Feb. But isn't the Chinese New Year somewhere around the 10th of Feb and from what I understand the country celebrates it for almost half the week, so isn't that gonna be an obstacle???
I think the new plan of Matty is to loosen up the funds by not including the pricier Rammy so we can all have money for Netty and create a quick sell-out!
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I just starded subbing this year and was all set for the big ramman and netossa. So as luck would have it my fiancee decided that I still deserve 2 figures so she ordered me a figure that I do not have yet Faceless OneSHE IS SO AWSOME!
The main page has the story about Ram-Man being delayed, and it has a pic of Ram Man with the word 'DELAYED' spelled out in big, scary, yellow lettering...like he's a criminal or something. Poor Ram-Man, it's not his fault!
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At least Netossa was part of the vintage POP toyline and in the cartoon. That beats plenty of other figures in the line. Ram Man is an oversized quarterly figure, Netossa is a general monthly figures, it's apples and oranges. How is this even a topic?
I get that Ram Man is a fan favorite, he's one of mine, but none of this falls on Netossa's shoulders. Just because she has the misfortune of being released the same month as Ram Man doesn't make her culpable.
I suffer through some of the fanboy wants, you can swallow a couple of POP per year. No faction can float this line alone anymore, we all need each other, vintage, POP, NA, etc.
I'm pretty happy about the delay. One more month is no big deal. Honestly I am trying to get caught up on my finances and any breaks are appreciated. It could be worse. I have the Hot Toys movie Avengers Black Widow on Pre-order and she has been delayed to Feb. That's 3 months late from when I was supposed to have gotten her.
On the netossa issue, I really like the figure. I don't collect POP but my wife does. I am happy for her. It's fine for people to voice their displeasure with the figure but when 5-6-7 people at a time post about how she's an unwanted figure, it really feels like people are dog piling on her. I undersand some of you guys don't like her, but don't ruin the fun for the ones of us who do like her. Sometimes just cause you have the freedom to say something doesn't mean you always have too, especially when 8 other people have said the same thing before. It's pretty much beating an already dead horse. I don't like NA but why bother ranting about it especially when there are others who do.
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Judging by when review samples hit, I would say Ram Man was produced in plenty of time to arrive for this month, but that some other factor played in his delay. Something out of Mattel's control...like the strike at the ports!
I am let down that Ram Man will not arrive in January. January 16th is my 40th birthday, so I was looking forward to him and Netossa.
Yeah, let down, but a month with one delayed figure and one figure I would never have had a chance to own in its vintage version, is a lot better than the many years we had NOTHING before the 200x and before MOTUC.
I am still happy we have MOTU in some form or another.
I am tight on cash this month so this announcement was a bit of a relief...
I am regreating buying two subs "to save the line." February is going to be $$$ now!
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I created that pic because it pretty much sums up the story with a glance: Ram Man is delayed.
I can understand people getting upset at Ram Man being delayed, but we've been waiting for Ram Man for years...one more month won't kill us!
I'm fine with the news, I just think back to how disappointed I was that the Sorceress was delayed...and now, 11 months after getting her, she is happily displayed in my collection, and last January is but a memory. My point is, he will come and I will be excited to get him in February, and within a few days to a few weeks after he arrives, this disappointment will not matter one bit. Besides, Fang Man is who I have my eyes on! I always wanted them to make him when I was kid!
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