Looks that way. I think TG said as much recently.
It 'a bit of time that is not available for sale, will no longer be sold in the store essentials?
Looks that way. I think TG said as much recently.
Vaults of Grayskull - www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk
Toyguru popped on the forums with an update about the chances of getting the hard to find characters from 2012 and further back. Sadly, some highly demanded characters are completely gone. Read on to find out the identities of some of these unavailable characters.
Wanted to post up a quick note to clarify and explain sales of older MOTUC product in 2013.
Most older pre 2012 figurss were offered last fall on Cyber Monday. If a figure was not offered during this sale, it pretty much means that figure is long gone (original Teela is a good example of this).
After Cyber Monday's sale we were left with very little stock of some older pre 2012 figures. We have been working with select online retailers (not major brick and morter retailers like WMT, TRU or TGT!) to offer up this product to both make room in our center for upcoming 2013 product and to help spread the word about the MOTUC line. So if you see some select older pre 2012 product up on other collector based websites, this is what it is. I posted this on the Mattycollector forums a few months back, but I want to repost this here to make sure their are no surprises.
As for older product actually on Mattycollector.com, you will see two things:
1: "Evergreen" product like He-Man and Skeletor (who is coming back as soon as our last shipment arrives from Mattel to DR). These will remain on sale until they are gone.
Who is "Skelketor" as the title of this thread suggests? There was never a Skelketor in this line!
I ordered one 2 months ago thinking I was going to get the "updated" one with the "THE ORIGINAL" on the packing and the new closed hand, I didn't. I got one with "THE ORIGINAL" on the package but the figure inside was the first verion with the open left hand...I WAS VERY HAPPY. I was going to go looking for his open left hand if a customizer wasn't going to use it, saved me some time and a lot of trouble.
COMPLETE THE COLLECTION !
MY Feedback Thread : http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=191572
Hey guys, can't find anyone talking about this but i just noticed on matty that the so called "ever green"* skeletor is sold out, On the matty forums they are confirming he is gone for good and other "ever greens" will be going through the same thing when there stock runs out.
With talk of no more reissues i wonder what this could mean for the line and for those coming to it, i know a lot of folks have left the line but the Org seems to have a few people coming to it for the first time these recent months saying they just started collecting.
Is it worth buying a second he-man now incase the alcla head comes like Demoman ?
will the other ever greens sell faster now they are proven limited ?
Random Theory, If the rumours of MOTUC being only Sub next year and only DOS are true then there wouldn't be much point to countiuning the Evergreen line going if the line is just surviving only on its already set fanbase ? Why encourage new customers if they won't be able to buy new stock
It raises a few interesting thoughts to me ...
*I am aware Ever green was just a term used to describe this release, matty never intended the stock to be everlasting
Last edited by eddie3429; March 18, 2013 at 07:48pm. Reason: new idea to add
The interesting thing about TG's comments is that they were getting more Skelly's; everything pointed to the evergreen product being leftovers from previous releases/re-releases, but this seems to indicate that the big two were actually still being shipped fresh (or at least Skeletor was).
"I will use this power for all the good that can be done, to work for peace, to encourage virtue, and above all, to preserve life in all its forms..." Superman
If Skelly really is gone for good, they have officially given up on new collectors.
I think I am going to wait for the filmation versoin that should come sooner or later.
And yes, they are not looking for new customers other than at sign-up time in July. The line has 1 maybe 2 years left and what small amount of resources they are allotted are going towards finishing up what they started 5 years.
I, for one, am hoping that we get a Skeletor 3.0 which uses the finned Whiplash forearms and Kobra Kahn Shins to better reflect the vintage figure since the original classics release was more based on the cardback art. Basically Dragon Blaster Skeletor body with the standard Skeletor armor, staff, and sword.
This is a good idea - throw in a 2nd "Filmation inspired" head - just like the head which came with Demo Man was inspired by the mini comics.
I still think with Castle Grayskull coming - this has sparked interest again in this line - new people will be coming on board so a Skeletor and a He-Man refresh are much needed.
WISHLISTKarg ~ Crita ~ Despara ~ Fang-Or ~ Kittrina ~ Darius ~ Sorceress of Serpos Teela ~ Lodar ~ Hunga The Harpy Great Black Wizard ~ Staghorn ~ Lady Slither ~ Artilla ~ Ra-Jarr ~ Major Header ~ Vultak ~
Crimson Fury ~ Kex Queen ~ Hawke ~ Red Beast ~ Angast ~ Delora ~ Quakke ~ Lord Masque ~ Zilora ~ Three-Beast Robowoman ~ DC He-Man ~ DC She-Ra ~ DC Stratos
Ordinarily I'd think that's a cop-out, but with the recent scare about 2014 and 2015, he might be right. Maybe we should gather support until this mess is over with.
The Blonde Teela Thread
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Sagitar (Jetlag) Horde Wraiths Azdar Belzar Chazdar Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn 200X Teenage Prince Adam 200X Teenage Teela 200X Sorceress General Rattlor (MYP) 200X King Randor and Queen Marlena 200X Battle Armor King Randor and Battle Armor Queen Marlena Ice Armor He-Man WMD Roboto
I think they just had that much stock left over of some of these characters that they've been able to keep it up on Matty indefinitely until they sell out... not that we are guaranteed constant replenishment of stock when/if they sell out.
In the name of the Lloyd!
Could it have been better? Yes. I'm going to be grumpy if I never get an Eldor, myself. Could it have been run better? Probably. I'm not sure the 'subscription' model was the best approach to take. Mattel might want to explore Kickstarter or crowdfunding for remaining figures. Were there issues? Most definitely. But it still had a pretty good run.
(Disclaimer: As a non-subscribing cherry picker who owns a grand total of nine regular figures and the two Giants, I really don't have much room to talk here. )
The sub model is what has brought us such a large and diverse collection. Yes, not all fans like the all-in method, but for most it does seem to work.
We have gotten a nice sized line now, but I still mourn for what still could have been had Mattel managed the line better and hired a company that had the faintest clue what it was doing managing a website...