Hmmm, I think I said this in the thread Scott started....cutting packaging alone would not make any significant cost reducing difference, and that Scott was saying leave it as it is? or cut all 3 down, not pick one to cut like everyone was making it seem as though he said, I know how to read, and I know how that thread was worded. And I also said, that cutting tooling would net the biggest gains, which would be the accessory side of things....simply because molds are expensive....printed cardboard and vacuformed plastic is pennies compared to molds & deco materials and labor, which change from figure to figure, the packaging does not, except the inner bubble, and what's printed on the cardboard.Q: To keep costs down for a potential MOTUC 2014 line-up, would Mattel consider smaller packaging (such as a box and no plastic bubble)?
A: Reducing the packaging this way would not reduce the cost of the figures in a significant enough way. To get the cost of the figures down, to say around 20.00 we would to take a multifaceted approach and reduce package, deco, accessories and articulation.
Edit....I missed that about the articulation....they already cut articulation on the females starting with Frosta....and yet she was still $22, Netossa was still $25 / $27, and Netossa only had a reused shield as an accessory, and her cape....oh, sorry, net....no, if it was meant to be a net, it would have tied on her and opened up into a square usable accessory, but no, it didn't it was fit to her neck and shaped only like a cape, yet she was still $25....with the boot cut missing.
Yeah, and that's why the name is over exaggerated I mean I could say my name is Brriannnnn! But that would look and be stupid, not to mention be pointless.
Snnarllllllllllll is just an unoriginal, unimaginative rip off, no matter how it's spelled.