I'm excited to get this figure. July is going to be a big month!
My top 10 items I'd like for 2016: 10/Stridor, 9/Granita, 8/Filmation Tung Lashor, 7/Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina, 6/Frosta, Hordak, Mer-Man, Leech & Tri-Klops Filmation heads, 5/Filmation Teela, 4/Hunga the Harpy, 3/Filmation Evil Lyn 2/Filmation Clawful, 1/Dylamug.
In all honesty though, I really don't care. Money saved for other things.
Keep The "Classicized" 200x Heads in MOTUC!
Matty Savings For the Year because of No DOS Purchases: $210
Also, regarding the "He continued to lead the Masters of the Universe all the way to the Second Ultimate Battleground," the wording does indicate Clamp Champ leads. It is peculiar, but who would have thought of Clamp Champ and Jitsu leading their perspective sides.
However, without He-Man and She-Ra present, Man-At-Arms (Ducan) always appeared to be the second-in-command. If Clamp Champ is the new Man-At-Arms, perhaps he assumed all the command authority as Randor's new right hand.
Not happy. The price of all the Clamp Champs on ebay has just gone up. I am a filmation subscriber but could not afford the other sub. Was really looking forward to him too
Don't suppose anyone will have a spare they would be willing to send to the UK?
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The glossy skin is a bit much when compared to some of the earlier figures. But, like zodak74 says, it also nods back to the vintage figure if you look at it that way.
Still a great figure. Love me some Clamp Champ!!! I'm going to rename him Paul Justice. They both have that awesome dark complexion. Very cool!
It should be the Fighting Foe Men and Karratti types rather than the Clamp Champ and Fang Mans that are made the exclusive. I think it leaves more money on the table more than it helps push the subs.
There's people on Ebay that can't even unload them for $50ish and you've still got Ebay/Paypal fees on top of that! Shame...
Hah! You want to scare me, with no DOS for Clamp Champ, Mattel? You failed! Try again! Do it with Mantenna for example. That might work
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In theory though I totally agree that the less popular items should get no DOS so it's easier for them to sell on the secondary market. Keeping current subbers happy should be a priority and if subbers want extras they are stuffed too! I would have bought an extra Fang Man...
Making the Fighting Foe Men an "exclusive" would have helped them maintain some value. I think making popular characters exclusives just backfires. Mattel made Shadow Weaver, one of the most requested figures ever, an exclusive and subscriptions sales dropped drastically for her year compared to the previous year. It just leaves a sour taste in a lot of people's mouths.
The gloss doesn't have me worried. Looks like a great figure. I'm so pumped for july...too bad my wallet isn't lol.
It leans towards desperation more than sound business strategy to me, but I don't know for sure.
While I'm a subber, I did want to pick up an extra for a custom. Kind of bummed about that.
It sucks for international customers that there are no DOS Clamp Champs for those that wanted him. I already have mine pre-ordered through BBTS so it doesn't really bother me and but I do agree it makes people want to sub less rather than sub more.
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