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    2013 lineup - glad you subbed?

    So now that we know all of the 2013 lineup - are you glad you subbed or were there too many duds that made you wish you hadn't?
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    Hell, YEAH!

    Bought my subs for 2014 already before SDCC. I want 'em all. Gotta catch 'em all!
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    I am always glad I subbed. I never owned toys as a kid, so this line is a dream come true!!
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    This was my first year subbing....

    I was at first not enthused about Netossa, but I kept her, and now her sword is coming....

    I subbed because of Ram Man, and the hope for Mantenna, Two Bad and Dragstor....well, we're getting Mantenna....so cool.

    I seriously dislike anything NA, so I tried to sell Karatti to no avail, and sold my NAHM....OK, I turned Karatti into a custom....solved.

    Geldor and Dactys are two more I need to decide on, likely, I'll be keeping both, for whatever reasons....Plundor is not a selling point to me....but hey, I'll still take him.

    Ram Man, Fang Man, King He-Man, Jitsu, Snake Face, Foe Men (well Ditztroyer anyway, Dawg is OK, I don't care for Sherrilyn's head), Octavia, Clamp Champ, Mantenna, Castaspella, Horde Troopers....have made it worth it, despite the two what I consider lame ass figures. Also, EA has netted me Strobo & an SOH....and will hopefully net me the Mini Masters, Stonedar set & the Sky High / Jet Sled combo....

    Not to mention the Filmation sub....glad I did that one too, despite Nepthu.

    So, to sum it up, the **** figures have been well more than outweighed by the good this line has to offer, and I am glad I subbed.

    2014 looks to be very promising, more than 2013 as far as figures I want....I have to admit....for some odd reason even Hydron is growing on me....
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    Were there some duds in this year? Yes--everyone has characters they don't value as highly (in my case it would be the FFM, Sky High and Plundor--but I will never say that I'm not happy and grateful to have had the chance to sub in the first place. This line is awesome, and I hope it continues chugging along happily for the next two years (and beyond) so that I can get the rest of my favorites, including Queen Angella, King Miro, Flogg, and the rest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telkan2 View Post
    Were there some duds in this year? Yes--everyone has characters they don't value as highly (in my case it would be the FFM, Sky High and Plundor--but I will never say that I'm not happy and grateful to have had the chance to sub in the first place. This line is awesome, and I hope it continues chugging along happily for the next two years (and beyond) so that I can get the rest of my favorites, including Queen Angella, King Miro, Flogg, and the rest!
    Sky High isn't sub though....
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    Wanted....Entrapa, Light Hope, (A real) Filmation Hordak & Clawful
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    Needed....Dragstor

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    of course I am, I am a fan of this line.

    More specifically other than just fan of the line, I am a fan of the MOTU Property, and though maybe to a lesser extent NA, I do mean the entire property.

    All things MOTU are awesome, and I want to keep having more.

    I'm not just a fan of He Man, and Two Badd, and so on, but MOTU. SO I buy MOTU stuff. 'Nuff said.

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    glad i didn't to be honest

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    People have amnesia for anything before SDCC. We got Ram Man! Octavia! Mantenna! Castaspella! Jitus! NA He-Man! Fang Man! Clamp Champ! Snake Face! Heck Yeah, I'm glad I subbed!

    Pause for just a second, and imagine if we still had to get these!! 2013 had it's share of unpopular characters, but not that many. The main culprit was the 3 pack and those are done for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzachery View Post
    People have amnesia for anything before SDCC. We got Ram Man! Octavia! Mantenna! Castaspella! Jitus! NA He-Man! Fang Man! Clamp Champ! Snake Face! Heck Yeah, I'm glad I subbed!

    Pause for just a second, and imagine if we still had to get these!! 2013 had it's share of unpopular characters, but not that many. The main culprit was the 3 pack and those are done for good.
    Every year has had characters I chose not to buy....2013 is no different, other than the fact I had to try to sell 2 figures....still, no biggie....I knew what I signed up for, no sense complaining when I get what I consider a crap character....I knew a few would come....

    Let's not forget unlike Star Sisters, more people actually wanted to keep the Foe Men....I personally did, I like Ditz. But, I am really glad the 3-pack is gone, especially since they chose not to pro-rate the sets instead of charging full figure price per figure.... $75 for one MOTUC item that's not a large beast like Granamyr, or a larger vehicle....was ridiculous....
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    Wanted....Entrapa, Light Hope, (A real) Filmation Hordak & Clawful
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    Needed....Dragstor

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    I am very pleased as usual with the offerings for this year! Both subs have been and will continue to be great! Next year looks amazing too-I will be buying my sub soon.
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    As a HARDCORE Filmation lover I am SUPER happy with the 2013 lineup!!!

    LOVE Ram Man, Snake Face, Fang Man, Clamp Champ, Icer and especially Octavia!!! She's my favorite so far this year I think. I just love Horde and Filmation. That was the peak of MOTU for me. When the Hour of Power was in severe syndication rotation!!

    CAN'T WAIT for Stonedar/Rokkon, Castaspella, Shokoti, Batros, Mantenna, Horde Troopers, Sea Hawk, PLUNDOR!!! So much Filmation greatness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Marzo View Post
    As a HARDCORE Filmation lover I am SUPER happy with the 2013 lineup!!!

    LOVE Ram Man, Snake Face, Fang Man, Clamp Champ, Icer and especially Octavia!!! She's my favorite so far this year I think. I just love Horde and Filmation. That was the peak of MOTU for me. When the Hour of Power was in severe syndication rotation!!

    CAN'T WAIT for Stonedar/Rokkon, Castaspella, Shokoti, Batros, Mantenna, Horde Troopers, Sea Hawk, PLUNDOR!!! So much Filmation greatness.
    Filmation kicks ass....I love Octavia, Sea Hawk, Icer, Batros, Shokoti....not to mention all the Filmation style of all the POP figures....
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    I feel from what we've seen so far, 2014 will be a stronger year for Club Eternia right out of the gate.

    For 2013, out of the 18 characters we got, I call 5 duds...


    My Dud List
    1) King He-Man - Design is bad.

    2) Jitsu - Head is unbearably small

    3) Fang Man - Well executed but I don't want goofy Filmation designed characters.

    4) Dactys - Too 200X looking. Doesn't fit with other designs.

    5) Plundor - See #3

    5 out of 18 isn't bad until you add it up...$30 each x 5 duds = $150!

    I also subscribed to Club Filmation and if I add my dud from that sub, I spent another $30 on duds. (Nepthu)

    But I'm not complaining. If finding a solution for these 6 duds ensures I get all the other figures I want, I'll take em in a heartbeat.

    And I can only hope I'll dodge the Razz bullet again in 2014! Fingers crossed.
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    for me, there's too much stuff i don't want or have any interest in for 2013 - especially at year-end ...

    i have been able to sell most of it, but i could have done without it to be honest ...

    i guess it's a good job i did subscribe otherwise i wouldn't have got clamp-champ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes0217 View Post
    I feel from what we've seen so far, 2014 will be a stronger year for Club Eternia right out of the gate.

    For 2013, out of the 18 characters we got, I call 5 duds...

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    My Dud List
    1) King He-Man - Design is bad.

    2) Jitsu - Head is unbearably small

    3) Fang Man - Well executed but I don't want goofy Filmation designed characters.

    4) Dactys - Too 200X looking. Doesn't fit with other designs.

    5) Plundor - See #3

    5 out of 18 isn't bad until you add it up...$30 each x 5 duds = $150!

    I also subscribed to Club Filmation and if I add my dud from that sub, I spent another $30 on duds. (Nepthu)

    But I'm not complaining. If finding a solution for these 6 duds ensures I get all the other figures I want, I'll take em in a heartbeat.

    And I can only hope I'll dodge the Razz bullet again in 2014! Fingers crossed.
    Yeah, but you could have sold Fang Man and King He-Man for over the retail price when they first came out, and that would have covered the other 3. I know when King He-Man first came out, people were paying $80 or so for him, and Fang Man was going for at least $60 - $70.

    Crap like Karatti is what won't move unless you take a loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    Yeah, but you could have sold Fang Man and King He-Man for over the retail price when they first came out, and that would have covered the other 3. I know when King He-Man first came out, people were paying $80 or so for him, and Fang Man was going for at least $60 - $70.

    Crap like Karatti is what won't move unless you take a loss.
    I like Karatii. He fits well with the other "space type" characters.

    As for the others, I opened Fang Man so I could give his sword to Alcala Skeletor to stand in for his "lightning blade" and because once my son saw him, he wouldn't let me sell him. (I'll give it to Filmation, their goofy designs still appeal to little kids.) I "fixed" King He-Man by splitting him up into two different figures one of whom is King He-Man and the other is an all new "King" character. I don't mind that terribly deformed crowned head so much if it isn't supposed to be He-Man. Watch my blog Insidious Customs for an all new "The Little Differences" post to see them.

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    King He-Man, and Plundor (and Nepthu counting the Filmation sub) are the only duds for me, and even those aren't so unbearably awful--just annoying that characters I want more may not happen while those three did.
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    I'm very glad I subbed again this year. While there are say 4 or 5 not so good figures, that extra $100 to $125 would have been what I paid for in mark up buying from the secondary market on figures I really did want. That keeps me subbing because I'd rather have 4 or 5 so so figures than not have them for the same price. I'll sub again in 2014 as well for just the same reason.

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    I've always been happy to sub, and I feel like 2013 might be the best year yet in terms of character selection, execution, and overall quality control (and shipping's been super-fast this year, too! A major plus!).
    Looking back (and forward), there's only a few figures I don't care for (as opposed to 2012, which I felt was such a weird 50/50 mix of "OMG- FINALLY!" and "OMG- WTH is THAT and WHY?!?!").
    My duds are:
    King He-Man (just... not going to stand the test of time, I'm afraid. When all is said and done, and time passes and I look at the shelf, I'm going to wish Flying Fists, Snake Armor, Ice Armor or Alcala Mini-Comics He-Man had been the 2013 sub exclusive instead. King He-Man is nothing I ever wanted and nobody I would have ever missed. He just didn't come out very good, overall.)

    Nepthu (Filmation sub is separate, sure... but things are tight and the Filmation sub has 5 really amazing action figures, that to have this 6th one be such a waste of a slot is always going to sting. Negator, Vultak, Lord Masque, Imp, a Filmation Hordak... any one of those choices would have been superior to Nepthu).

    Geldor (he's just not as terribly an interesting-looking action figure as I hoped he would be. I don't get what they were thinking when they created that axe- it looks especially shoddy like a fan-made custom, and he just looks very one-dimensional. I wish the Horsemen could have beefed this design up a bit... for the first-ever "FAN VOTED!" character in the line, they didn't bother going all-out to make him a memorable release )

    Plundor (this is just something that shouldn't be happening in the main line at this point, IMO. A perfect character for a Con Exclusive, for sure. But this- this has the potential to be the very last MOTUC subscription figure released... and frankly it should have been a vintage PoP, NA, or MOTU figure taking December's slot).

    Other than that, I've loved pretty much everything. Had some issues with how they handled Netossa, think the final Weapons Pak should have been tweaked (heck, if you're giving us Kowl, may as well have put Imp or Loo-Kee in there as well in place of those gold Grayskull weapons and all of the Trap-Jaw & Roboto pieces!), and will always wish the Rock Warriors had smaller rock armor pieces. But other than that, I love that we got Ram Man, that Octavia exceeded my expectations, that the Fighting Foe Men turned out to be some fun action figures put out in a nicely-done three-pack, nobody was missing paint apps or had reversed pieces... I could go on.
    If it goes through, I very much look forward to what 2014 has to offer. But if 2013 is the end, it's been a pretty solid year! It's just a shame about some of the 4th quarter choices... there are some glaring missteps that, if 2014 DOES go through, that ToyGuru and the Horsemen would be wise NOT to repeat... 4th quarter 2014 HAS to be just as solid as the first, otherwise they might not have a customer base when the 2015 sub comes a-calling.
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    YES! Now, let's make this poll possible for next year,too

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    A resounding YES!

    Seriously, 2013 was one of MOTUC's greatest years.... and it's only gonna get better!
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    I haven't subscribed because I couldn't afford it but I wanted to (I am a subscriber only for the Filmation sub).
    Including the filmation sub that's the only figures I would have to sell:
    1. Netossa (I don't collect POP except for few characters)
    2. King He-Man (He isn't in my canon)
    3. Snake Face (The vintage version is enough for me)
    4. Karatti (I don't collect NA figures)
    5. Clamp Champ (The vintage version is enough for me)
    6. NA He-Man (I don't collect NA figures)
    7. Castaspella (I don't collect POP except for few characters)
    8. Nepthu (I don't like it)
    9. Lord Dactus (I don't collect MYP except for few characters)
    10. Strong-Arm (I don't like it)


    As far as I am concerned that's the best lineup since the 2008/09 line up!!! (the best line-up ever)

    I'll be a subscriber for the 2014 despite I already know that I have to sell Glimmer and Hydron.
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    Very glad I subbed.

    Mainly for the 3 sub exclusives we've gotten so far (woulda been ****** if I ended up Champless). None of the characters are duds to me. Of course I like some characters more than others, but I'm not going to (complain) as if thinking Mattel is only going to make half the characters- coincidentally (and egoistically) only the ones that I want. I know full well what I signed up for and I'm happy to do it year after year.

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