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    Some perspective on Walmart...when it comes to resets they go clearance happy in toys even on brand new product. Ask Star Wars TVC collectors and most recently Grayskull. WWEternia for God's sake was on clearance and yet they sell out instantly without a mark down. Notice how Scott keeps deflecting the fact that HM and Skelly are different SKUs?
    I remember in an earlier video him saying with confidence that we wouldn't see Origins wave 2 in the states since the majority of the product got shipped to Europe. For retail, yes, wave 2 was scarce but he was claiming that was it, and yet the e-tailers eventually got their orders for waves 2 and 3 JUST AS MATTEL SAID THEY WOULD.

    Bottom line: we don't have the full picture but Scott doesn't either by pretending he does since it has been YEARS since his Mattel days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forcehunter View Post
    Some perspective on Walmart...when it comes to resets they go clearance happy in toys even on brand new product. Ask Star Wars TVC collectors and most recently Grayskull. WWEternia for God's sake was on clearance and yet they sell out instantly without a mark down....
    I would add to this that different Wal-mart stores do different things. Optimus Prime on clearance at one store, full price at 4 other stores.

    My particular Walmart got in the first wave, stuffed the shelves, and has never added a figure since.
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    Ok, gang. This is a news thread, not a pile it on Scott thread. Let's please keep it civil and show some respect. Thanks.
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    If Origins being low in stock were unique I would be concerned, but I've been looking at the same three Kingdom Transformers for months at my local Target and nearby Walmarts aren't do any better with most toy lines. It's not MOTU or Mattel failing it's the ****ed up supply chain. Partly held up because California won't allow trucks older that 2011 to work in the state. Among other things.

    But like said above let's focus on the toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    https://toynewsi.com/241-40419

    Some new images of Clawful, Anti-Eternia He-Man and as I posted before the Horde Trooper.

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    Nice - Horde Trooper has a metallic sheen as opposed to the flat grey of the vintage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    Nice - Horde Trooper has a metallic sheen as opposed to the flat grey of the vintage.
    I do like the metallic look, it's something different.

    BTW I wonder when Grizzlor will be released at retail also an easy to do figure like Moss Man.
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    I do have to say, that if Mantenna has the fused-together legs like the original figure, I'll be very disappointed. I mean, yes, it would be a homage to the original figure, but not a very welcome one, IMO. We know they can do better nowadays. Pretty surprised he wasn't a Deluxe release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
    I do have to say, that if Mantenna has the fused-together legs like the original figure, I'll be very disappointed. I mean, yes, it would be a homage to the original figure, but not a very welcome one, IMO. We know they can do better nowadays. Pretty surprised he wasn't a Deluxe release.
    Yeah, I had the vintage as a kid and he always seemed a bit goofy. He was so different from the other figures, but not in a good way. I like the character and feel a bit of nostalgia for him, the action feature was always fun, but the new figure deserves some improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
    I do have to say, that if Mantenna has the fused-together legs like the original figure, I'll be very disappointed. I mean, yes, it would be a homage to the original figure, but not a very welcome one, IMO. We know they can do better nowadays. Pretty surprised he wasn't a Deluxe release.
    That would be a truly bizarre step backwards, especially since we got such amazing versions of Mantenna in Classics and Club Grayskull. I really hope they don't just slavishly copy the vintage figure for Origins for the sake of nostalgia.

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    I´d love to army build Troopers. Hope Mattel will supply plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    That would be a truly bizarre step backwards, especially since we got such amazing versions of Mantenna in Classics and Club Grayskull. I really hope they don't just slavishly copy the vintage figure for Origins for the sake of nostalgia.
    Agreed, but I think to save on costs it will be two moulded legs. Four individual legs kinda goes into deluxe figure territory...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    That would be a truly bizarre step backwards, especially since we got such amazing versions of Mantenna in Classics and Club Grayskull. I really hope they don't just slavishly copy the vintage figure for Origins for the sake of nostalgia.
    I see comments like this but then I remember the stink everybody made about He-Man's head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    Agreed, but I think to save on costs it will be two moulded legs. Four individual legs kinda goes into deluxe figure territory...
    Sorry, but I apparently missed something. Mantenna was confirmed to be basic and not deluxe? Last I read his release was in rumor territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forcehunter View Post
    Sorry, but I apparently missed something. Mantenna was confirmed to be basic and not deluxe? Last I read his release was in rumor territory.
    I agree. In the screenshot of the leaks, the price is cut off. So he could very well be a deluxe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forcehunter View Post
    Sorry, but I apparently missed something. Mantenna was confirmed to be basic and not deluxe? Last I read his release was in rumor territory.
    Yes, if he is confirmed as a basic figure I'd expect the two moulded legs. I am hoping he is deluxe though, that would be the best way to make him.
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    Do you think Roboto will get a reissue? Has anyone heard anything?

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    Got a new Mattel label in my FedEx app, weighs over 5 pounds. Probably the Horde set?

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    I am the only one who wants some of the random stuff from Classic in Origins, like Castle Grayskullman, the Fighting Foe Men, Draego Man, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    Do you think Roboto will get a reissue? Has anyone heard anything?
    If anything we'll get a mini comic color Roboto before any kind of re-release.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I am the only one who wants some of the random stuff from Classic in Origins, like Castle Grayskullman, the Fighting Foe Men, Draego Man, etc?
    I think the fighting foe men would be cool but I don't care for Castle Grayskull Man.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I am the only one who wants some of the random stuff from Classic in Origins, like Castle Grayskullman, the Fighting Foe Men, Draego Man, etc?
    Definitely Draego Man and I would like to see Cy-Chop, I thought he had a really cool design and I liked his vintage Japanese-style robotic head.

    I would like to see Goat Man, Lodar and Geldor included too.

    Not really that keen on CG Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I am the only one who wants some of the random stuff from Classic in Origins, like Castle Grayskullman, the Fighting Foe Men, Draego Man, etc?
    Not at all! I'd love to see Origins versions of figures that were only released in Classics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man-Man View Post
    Got a new Mattel label in my FedEx app, weighs over 5 pounds. Probably the Horde set?
    How does one find this? I can't seem to find it in my profile or I'm just not looking in the right place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I am the only one who wants some of the random stuff from Classic in Origins, like Castle Grayskullman, the Fighting Foe Men, Draego Man, etc?
    Gygor is #1 on my Origins wish list. Would also like Draego Man and Lord Dactys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DadStrong View Post
    How does one find this? I can't seem to find it in my profile or I'm just not looking in the right place
    New shipments generate in the app when a label is created. Should be the first thing you see when it loads.

    Now another Mattel label just popped up. Almost 3 pounds…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man-Man View Post
    New shipments generate in the app when a label is created. Should be the first thing you see when it loads.

    Now another Mattel label just popped up. Almost 3 pounds…
    I'll download the app and see if I can find it. Doesn't show anything on the desktop site.
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