That's terrible! I know I have a Buzz-Off lying around spare. I have a loose Castaspella, too with her shield and wheel but no energy blast. I'll see if I can rustle up anything else. I don't have a lot of duplicates but I'll double check.
Org member Ayota's MOTUC figures blew up, and flew out the window! However, it is not Mattel's fault. Ayota's apartment building exploded and was set on fire last week. Seriously. It was actually on the news: http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3162884.shtml
You may recognize his artwork: http://ayotaartwork.deviantart.com/gallery/
"Ayott lost everything. 'There's nothing left. Everything is burnt, everything -- everything I've ever owned,' Ayott said. 'My violin, my guitar, my computer. I collect action figures -- I had thousands of dollars worth of action figures... All of my artwork that I've worked on for the past 10 years, that I've spent thousands of hours on,' he said." Luckily his cat, Sammy, was found the next day alive, but with singed whiskers and burnt paws. Oh, and he did not have renter's insurance.
I spoke with him today, and I offered anything I could: clothes, a stereo, kitchen supplies, etc... He said the Red Cross and other agencies are helping him with the essentials, however, all he really cares about are his MOTUC figures!!! Haha! They always talk about what you would grab in the event of a fire... and I bet a bunch of us would say our toys/figures!
Well, Rob's very saddened at the loss of everything (who wouldn't be), and he keeps thinking about his collection -- all of it gone. He actually found figure remains that exploded out of his front window and on to his yard. This morning I met him and saw he had a Vikor shield and a Zodac gun in a pouch on his backpack. They are a couple things that he found intact.
He had a fairly complete collection (minus NA figures). This event almost made him want to give up collecting altogether, but he can't give up something that he finds so much joy in. Rob's open to anyone willing to help him build back his collection: donations, offers, etc... I for one had some extra Big Lots finds I was going to use for trades, but I donated them to him. So, he has a few new figures for his collection! I gave up my own Mossman for him (since he's one of Rob's faves along with Skeletor, King Hiss, Hordak and The Sorceress). However, I will now have free reign to come over and smell Mossman anytime I want -- that is when he gets a new place.
He has a loaner computer for now with limited WiFi access, so he wanted me to pass this info along. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose it all. And if you have seen his artwork you know that he works with 3D renderings. He was only a couple hours away from finishing his latest MOTU art piece! Hopefully one of his computer tech friends can help salvage that hard drive.
Anyways, I know a lot of people were really helpful in assisting others after Hurricane Sandy. If anyone can spare an extra figure that'd be awesome. He doesn't care if they're loose, have bad joints, etc... I'd like to set up a donation fund too if anyone would be interested. So far I got him started with Sy-Clone, Mossman and Adam/Orko! He really appreciates any help anyone can give! He has been a MOTU fan his whole life and isn't expecting anything. But, he would gladly help anyone that was in his predicament.
Just Spoke with Rob, and he said he'll gladly send anyone who helps out a sketch of their favorite character as a thank you!
So far several people have offered up some figures (either through donations or deals). That's super generous! To keep track of what is spoken for I have created this list (in alphabetical order):
(FYI - Rob's not interested in NA figures or the TRU 2-packs, but thank you.)
Monetary Donation: Jason H.
battle ground evil-lyn(midor)
battle ground teela(midor)
captain glenn/queen marlena(midor)
king randor(filmation) (midor)
snakemen 2 pack(midor)
I'll cross out figure names once they have been obtained!
09/30/13 - Thanks so much for your contribution Jason H.!!!
10/03/13 - Your figures have arrived Mern-Ra! Thank you!
10/04/13 - Hey MOTU_Maniac & slackrguy, your figs have been added to Rob's army. Tis much appreciated!
10/05/13 - Thanks to Spidey) and Is-real, Rob now has a Heroic Cosmic Warrior and some 200X cat lookin guy!
10/07/13 - Thorns02 confirmed his hand delivery of The Goddess. Thanks bro! Glad you got to meet him in person.
10/??/13 - I forget the dates, but I know Rob got some deliveries from midor! That's pretty damned amazing. From the looks of Rob's smile, you can tell how much joy this has brought him. He never thought he'd be able to get a complete MOTUC collection back, but not he actually thinks he can do it! Kudos to you.
Last edited by Mysterio; October 29, 2013 at 09:15pm. Reason: UPDATE
That is unfortunate. Please inform that we are glad he is safe.
I do not have Masters of the Universe Classics, but I will give a Bandai 6" Mumm-ra from the classics line.
Im trying to round up a few figs and will get them to him. We'll get him his collection back.
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Thanks in advance everyone! Anything is great, complete or not! He definitely plays/poses his figures, so moc doesn't matter!
He does have his new address, but won't live there till Oct. 1st. In case anyone was wondering about shipping. You can ship to me if you want, I pass by his workplace all the time. Either way.
Rob was really happy and touched when I gave him the figs, I know he'll be even more ecstatic after he sees the awesomeness that comes from kick ass orgers!
That is terrible news I will see what I can round up to help out.
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Can you post a list of the characters which have been donated thus far?
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Again, thanks to everyone! Well wishes, thoughts, donations whatever. It's all positive! I've tried getting Ayota to get online, but not sure if his temp home has internet. And I know when he is at work he is busy working! I did speak with him about non MOTUC offers and he says thank you, but he only cares for MOTUC. When I compare vintage, 200X and MOTUC he always chooses MOTUC!
Earlier today I mentioned that JonWes offered up a Buzz-Off and a Castaspella and he was really happy. It was just weeks ago that he opened his Castaspella! And thanks for the suggestion of posting a list! That's a great way to keep track. Initially I thought of keeping a list, but wasn't sure if there would be many responses - everyone is being awesome and generous
So, these are figures that are spoken for:
(PLEASE SEE FIRST POST FOR UPDATED LIST OF FIGURES SPOKEN FOR! )
And yes Mern-Ra, his cat is ok. I joked that he is now a true Battle Cat!
Last edited by Mysterio; September 26, 2013 at 10:46pm. Reason: updated
Eh, I suppose I could give up this Megator I bought at Big Lots.
Last edited by Phil.Pastel; September 26, 2013 at 10:28pm.
PM sent to Mysterio
another pm sent
yet another e-mail sent to mysterio
what about things like beasts, weapons pack & weapons rack?
Last edited by Mysterio; September 27, 2013 at 10:17am.
ill mail an Icarius just tell me where. **** thats gotta suck!
Last edited by Mysterio; September 27, 2013 at 02:19am.