Awesomesauce. Strobo is one of my favourites.
As others have already said
1. They promised this would happen when selling the sub to us last summer. Only problem is they kept their promise. People assumed this would only apply to figures they might not want like Netossa and Fighting Foe Men.
2. Of course subscribers are going to get perks over cherry pickers. The two groups are not equal.
Honestly, I don't know why anyone would feel bad about this decision as a subber?? You are getting Fang Man because you antied up to save the line from what we all thought would be done for if we didn't meet minimum quota. Not to mention TG saying over and over that this could possibly happen. Scare tactic or not, I'm happy I subbed for 2 and I'm thrilled that we are getting rewarded for doing our part. The cherry pickets are going to complain and that's ok, but where were they when we "thought" we needed that extra push to save the line. I personally have a wife and a baby on the way and can't really afford subbing this line at all, let alone the two filmation subs I picked up. I deserve some exclusives and so do all of you other subbers. I don't feel bad one bit, I think this is a perfect move by Mattel. Show up or go home. This line will only continue if we keep subbing. I think this is something we all better get used to seeing.
Fang Man is on E-Bay already and look at the BIN..........
Do you think this would happen if he had been a regular figure?
Some are saying that people shouldn't be upset because Mattel said this would happen. Well, people shouldn't be surprised, but they can still be upset because it's a rotten decision to make.
It's not even all that rare, but it's subject to artififical scarcity by those in control of it. Kinda like...Mattel. Hmmm, isn't the world a great place where Mattel uses the same tactics as one of the most hated industries in the world - to sell toys.
They should be so proud.
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This series is a must-have for every Masters of the Universe® collector and you won’t want to miss a single figure! Production quotas for this line will be extremely limited and figures may or may not be made available during the regular monthly sales at MattyCollector.com. Along with the peace of mind you’ll have knowing you’re guaranteed to get every figure and avoid sellouts (that is, if they’re even offered during our monthly sales!), purchasing a subscription to Club Filmation brings you these rewards:
Oooo Strobo in March with early Access.
It will be great getting strobo shipped to my house monthes before he goes to any convention
It's great that Mattel has finally put their money where their mouth is after all the scare tactics. It also means for subscribers who weren't thrilled by King He-Man... well, enjoy your exclusive Fang Man instead!
I hope i can get a Strobo. I imagine early access will be packed.
Quote the Raven, Nevermore.
It can't rain all the time.
"Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another."
$139.00 for Fang Man on evilBay!!!
Man am I glad I got a sub this year.
Now sold out on BBTS too!!
I really only need Dragstor & Two-Bad, and that is it for anything I truly need from MOTUC....so 2014 may be out for me I believe....BBTS, will be my supplier next year, if those two appear.
My sig list and previous wanted / needed list is almost complete thanks to Batros, Icer, Mantenna, Castaspella & 2012....I can walk away after getting the last 2 I need, then again, all the 2013 reveals are not over yet, so Dragstor or Two-Bad may still appear.
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Recent.... HATMOTU Trap Jaw
Coming.... Classics Vultak
Wanted.... Classics Masque & Callix?
Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
I understand that some figures sell better than others. It's a no-brainer that Ram-Man is going to sell more day-of figures than, say, Netossa. And I'm sure Mattel produced fewer Netossa figures than Ram-Man figures in anticipation of this. But did they honestly have a meeting and say, "Based on our sales data, we anticipate that Fang Man is going to sell ZERO figures day-of"?
Of course not. What they're doing is drumming up artificial scarcity so that more people will subscribe next year. Forcing people to commit more than $500 on a set of figures, more than half of which they don't even know the identity of. That's low.
As a sub holder, I feel really good about how Mattel has been handling this. I mean, we're getting early access to Strobo, and we're guaranteed figures every month without hassle. This was announced time and again. I love that cherry pickers feel that they are entitled to choose every month if they want the figure or not, at the risk of the line.
Must Haves before MOTUC is complete! QUEEN ANGELLA! Mermista, Peekablue, Perfuma, Imp, Admiral Scurvy, General Sunder, Colonel Blast, Vultak, Clawdeen, Stridor, Nightstalker, Cat version of Catra METEORBS Gwildor, Saurod, Point Dread with Talon Fighter! Sagitar
I'm really happy to be getting Strobo early though. Zodak needs his head!
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Kowl, the know it owl!
Feedback Thread: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ad.php?t=71871
MOTUC MOC Want List: SDCC 2008 King Grayskull
Vintage POP MOC Want List: Bubble Power She-Ra, Loo Kee, Spinnerella
Offering $2,500 for MOC or AFA graded Teela and Zodac 8 backs with "He-Man and the Power Sword" mini comic
and I've never said anyone (sub or dos) has a given right to any of the figures. If Matty wants to limit them it' their call. Not cool to expect those without subs not to be ticked off though.
My top 10 characters: 10/Filmation Ram Man, 9/Filmation Count Marzo, 8/Uncle Montork & Dree-Elle, 7/Kothos, 6/Filmation Mer-Man, 5/Filmation Leech, 4/Filmation Tung Lashor, 3/Twiggets (Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina), 2/Hunga the Harpy, 1/Dylamug.
Also, i absolutely don't believe for a second that there's a single person out there who'd be so devious as to rejoice in the knowledge that some other fellow fans will not be allowed to buy some of their childhood favourites for whatever reason... Many times over i've seen ppl on here and elsewhere show empathy for one another because there's someone who isn't ~ for whatever reason ~ able to get their hands on a particular figure(s). Castle Grayskull is another good example too.
Most Wanted MOTU Classics:
*200X ~ WMD Roboto/Sorceress *Filmation ~ Teela' Na/Hawke *Play-Sets ~ Eternia/Crystal Castle *Vehicles ~ Land Shark/Roton *Beasts ~ Stridor/Dragoon
Scott said this would happen during the 2013 subscription drive but I guess people either didn't listen or take him seriously. It's even posted on the Club Eternia 2013 page:
http://www.clubs.mattycollector.com/store/mattycol/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29372800/productID.249805700regular club releases may or may not be available for purchase at our regular monthly sales