I can remember the day when we were educating TG on who Strobo was on this very forum. Now here he is in action figure form.
2013 is shaping up to be such an awesome year for MOTUC!
Strobo plus with the extra head,a second version of zodak and king heman and now the exclusive fang man. Great month,also my birthday month so this is even sweeter.
I do hope those that do not want Filmation characters will help out fellow collectors for a fair price. With the new Filmation sub happening,I see fang man becoming a $100+ figure over nite.
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I'm a sub holder, I only wanted one, so I really don't care - but I cannot help but touch these facts:
1) I do not believe they have ever announced a sale for the next month before we even got through this month.
2) They are currently pushing a Filmation sub, of which this figure is of that "faction".
3) No where does it say its "gone forever", or a factory issue, or any other statement that leads one to believe that they CAN'T sell more, but that they very well could be choosing it to at this time.
4) Scott knew full well this Filmation sub would be coming when it was, long ago - it's very possible that if there actually are not more figures to be sold at a later date that it was completely intentional, because...
5) All this scarcity nonsense is completely planned, generated, and maintained at the sole will of Scott/Mattel/etc. - there are no rare minerals at use here, there are no external forces dictating this, it's a completely invented and fabricated way for them to corner collectors into feeling they must have a sub, because they will not do business any other way than the flawed blind-sub model.
So I don't see any way this is not their "fault" - they may have threatened it previously, I will grant you - but it is entirely a situation of their own making.
I'm going to sell my Fang Man for Castle Grayskull day of prices.
Two figures as the sub exclusive???
What happened to Fang Man being available outsite the sub??
OK so now Mattel can do whatever the hell they want???
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Now we get 2??? King He-Man & Fang Man????
Last edited by Megalodon; February 12, 2013 at 08:09pm.
People can still order Fang Man on BBTS for $39.99. I doubt he will go for that much he's just not an essential character.
Last edited by Bjjer; February 12, 2013 at 08:12pm. Reason: Correction
This is the classic dirty game! I'm sick of it! Enough! I'm out!
I wonder if Scott considered that this ploy might turn off potential FILMation subbers? "Well, I already missed out on Fang Man. Not gonna bother with the rest then."
Waaaaah! I don't have a sub! I won't be getting Fang Man! I will have to find another way to get him later.
But I am glad that there's real benefits for people who subscribe! This is exactly the right move IMO. Subscribers should have perks that civilians don't have, to encourage subs!
There's been many people saying they don't want Filnation lately so there should be a few Fangmen for sale afterwards
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Strobo, King He-Man, and Fangman in March!
..the fact that he isnt on sale on the day of sale has me VERY worried! I mean, what if they didnt order "exactly" enough to fill all the sub orders + have more extra jsut for customer service... which lucky few of us will get a refund instead of a Fangman in march I wonder?!
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I'm going to try and pick up an early access Strobo, but, holy cow, people are going to riot about the lack of Fang-Man on day of sale. Glad I'm a subber...
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I wonder if they are trying to pump up sales for the upcoming Filmation subscription.
Feels great to be part of the sub holder club.
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As for the notion that this is a transparent ploy to get people to subscribe... that seems quite obvious. I am surprised anyone is surprised. It doesn't mean it's wrong... just a sales tactic. Like the subscriber bonus. We were all well informed. People made choices. They should own those choices.The club-exclusive figure will never be sold at MattyCollector.com, and regular club releases may or may not be available for purchase at our regular monthly sales (around the 15th of the month). If these club releases are made available, both subscribers and non-subscribers will have the chance to purchase them, but the price will be higher than through the subscription ($27 for regular figures). Availability isn’t guaranteed and the purchase limit is ten (10) per person.
Before people freak out too much, we'll need to see what the final demand for Fang Man actually is. It might not be as bad as you think. I hope everyone who wants one gets one, though! You just might have to pay a little more.
I'm a subscriber and only need 1 Fangman. BUT! what absolutely stupid timing to do this! They are selling a Filmation sub and the first figure they make non DOS is.... you guessed it! a FILMATION character! So any Filmation completist jumping on board this year after hearing about the Filmation sub is screwed out of getting Fang Man! But then that's the dumbness to expect from Matty right?
Better go to BBTS folks as they only have 9 pre-orders for Fang Man left!
The Fighting Foe Men better NOT have any DOS either, so folks can offload those much easier!
The 12 figures I still need: 12/Spinnerella, 11/Peekablue, 10/Squeeeze, 9/Lizard Man, 8/Gwildor, 7/Filmation Clawful, 6/Imp, 5/Mermista, 4/Dylamug, 3/Tung Lashor, 2/Filmation Hordak, 1/Queen Angella.
Strobo unlike TOD Sorceress I want.