I would be ok with sub only.....but I really hope that if they do that they keep the sub the way it was this year, minus the three pack of course!Hey man, well written and thought out post in someways but i got to disagree with you.
the folks who brought multiple subs would easily be the minority by far (the effort of those that did is appreciated but i wouldn't expect it from anyone) Mattel hasn't set any precedent at all, and Mattel would clearly see the number of people who had the multiple and know this, mattel is clearly targeting the Non Subbers this year
I whole heartily agree with you that while they are toys to us, there product for mattel. however if you go through the posts on this board by myself and others it would be pretty hard for this reaction to be because of "Cancelations" . it dosen't add up. what looks most likely to me when i think about all the factors involved is this is DOS stock,
1)warehouse stock is whats killing figures at the moment, not just mattel like has been talked about, hasbro had a stock holders meeting about it, anything they can move they want to move, People say the wish matty started this sub in june rather then may so the don't have to by the FFM, well think about it, why do you think matty pushed them back a month to june.. matty wants you to buy them and move there stock so the don't have another star sisters. Matty wants as little DOS stock as possible
2) Big Rumour* for 2014 is sub only (or without it your going to have a shot at very little) Offering this sub then kills two birds with one stone then, it sets precedent for no DOS stock (despite there numbers on most of these being set ) and easing people into the idea its better to sub before the year they have no choice, and lets them move the stock to do it. fangman was not no DOS because there was no stock (though i believe he was less made then alot of characters) , i bet he turns up EA at some point, but he happened to have no DOS right before Oh wow a filmation Sub. Matty is using the Sub to play hard ball this year.
*Rumours abound of course, but i have heard this from the reliable folks, and i haven't seen anything matty has said or done these last few months to disprove it, in fact if anything they are making me more certain that the thing that will truly be "light" will be DOS in 2014