View Poll Results: What would you sacrafice to reduce costs?

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    Heroic Warrior Stratos*Major's Avatar
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    What would YOU sacrifice?

    TG asks: "Do you want a $20.00 cost reduced figure"

    To get to $20.00 something would have to give and we know it's not going to be shipping now.

    So what would YOU sacrifice to get a less expensive figure?
    Last edited by Stratos*Major; January 17, 2013 at 11:12pm. Reason: I can't spell

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    Nothing but shipping....

    MOSC collectors are just as important as loose collectors in any line that there is packaging to collect, and MOTUC is and has always been a line like that....
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    all is perfect

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    Hmm I wonder how I'm going to vote....

    It's NOT THE FIGURE PRICE, Scott. IT'S THE SHIPPING.

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    It is the shipping. Its at least $5 more than anything else. Is this where DR makes their margin?
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    By far the shipping.

    Everything else is essential to the line.

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    I went with shipping, but I think it's kind of pointless. It's like saying I want gas to be $1.00 a gallon again. It's just not possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_WARLORD View Post
    I went with shipping, but I think it's kind of pointless. It's like saying I want gas to be $1.00 a gallon again. It's just not possible.
    Same here.

    I open all of my MOTUC, but I used to be a MOSC collector and I completely understand the draw to having everything untouched and in the package. I only decided to open mine because I knew I would never sell them.

    I think even if POP, minicomic, vintage, NA or 200x isn't our cup of tea or if we open or leave our toys packaged - we need to stop all of the childish bickering. At the end of the day "Classics" has evolved in to a line that really does try and please everyone of us (sure, some a little more than others) and we need each other to maintain the line. Honestly, the best chance any of us have at seeing price reductions is if the line gains popularity and is able to be mass produced on a larger scale. If we were to lose any one part of the fan-base you would more than likely see lower quality, less accessories, no package or worse - the end of the line.

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    It's all or nothing for me. Meaning, all the accessories, all the paint apps, all the packaging that I've come to expect in MOTUC. Change any of this, after 5 years into the line, to give us a cheaper inferior product... and I'm out. Death of the line, plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    It's all or nothing for me. Meaning, all the accessories, all the paint apps, all the packaging that I've come to expect in MOTUC. Change any of this, after 5 years into the line, to give us a cheaper inferior product... and I'm out. Death of the line, plain and simple.
    Well, so far there are 13 people who can't seem to comprehend this.

    I guess some people don't realize that whenever you lose a significant part of the fan base, whether it's loose collectors, MOC collectors or re-sellers, the sub sales and the line overall is going to take a severe hit.

    We already have seen what happened when re-sellers stopped buying as many subs in 2012. The line won't survive another hit like that.
    Last edited by dedset13; January 18, 2013 at 10:05am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratos*Major View Post
    What would YOU sacrifice?
    I'd sacrifice an enemy captive. But if none are available, a goat would be good.
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    The shipping, not the figure!

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    Elimination of 2nd heads, new accessories or parts that were not present on the vintage figures, plus lower shipping and handling fees would be nice.
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    Packaging and shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    I'd sacrifice an enemy captive. But if none are available, a goat would be good.
    I know JUST the captive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratos*Major View Post
    I know JUST the captive!
    Interesting. Do tell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Interesting. Do tell!


    I can't everytime I cross that line it gets deleted and I get a strike!

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    Fix the shipping. Maybe even an option to combine items to bring shipping costs down. Or even a poly bag option for people who collect loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratos*Major View Post


    I can't everytime I cross that line it gets deleted and I get a strike!
    Pfft! The strikes are what makes us interesting, S*M!
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    Packaging, I collect loose...

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    less figures per year

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    Absolutely NOTHING!!!

    Fix the shipping costs and all will be well with the world!
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    Keep everything as is except for the over-priced/snail mail shipping. I shouldn't have to pay $10+ dollars to get a couple action figures shipped and wait almost a week and a half to get them from a domestic company.

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    It is the shipping.
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    Combine shipping more. Shipping every other month or quarterly would really save costs. Heck, what Mattel could do would be to plan to ship subscriber's figures 4-5 times a year, letting subscribers get figures a little early. Mattel could still then put the monthlies up on Mattycollector for shoppers to maintain an online presence.
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