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Spirit of Hordak figure? Secret sale?

Post by awe on Thu May 09, 2013 4:32 am

Sorry if this is known (I don't collect MOTUC) but couldn't see this mentioned here and thought I would pop it up just in case.

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Post by Xenaphobia on Thu May 09, 2013 4:39 am

Bizarre! Whatever happened to Early Access for subscription holders?

I thought that they got early access to ALL non-subscription items? If you're a completist who purchased a subscription hoping to maintain a complete collection, then this has to be frustrating.

If you're a fan who still doesn't have Teela, The Sorceress or some of the other "main" character and who is constantly told by Mattel that they cannot justify going back into production for those figures, then this also has to be frustrating.

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Post by awe on Thu May 09, 2013 5:01 am

Yeah, this seems like a bit of a dick move on Mattel's part. I don't understand what they are trying to achieve here.

Anyway, it seems he will be popping up for sale randomly throughout the day at some undetermined point in the future. Rolling Eyes

I guess, you just sit on this link and hit refresh?
http://www.mattycollector.com/store/matty/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.280980000#.UYqQiqUtXT8

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Post by awe on Thu May 09, 2013 5:23 am

Already ten on eBay. Love it.

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Post by The Dr Of Style on Thu May 09, 2013 5:26 am

great way to piss people off....figure is a pass for me but the random nature of the sale and lack of notification just seems stupid.......yes random drops seem to work for some designer toys.....but most of those end up being flipped for a profit, the cool item gets into serious collectors hands eventually but they get pissed of in the process and cough up more $ to do so.....

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Post by TheGoodDr on Thu May 09, 2013 8:04 am

Just sent this off to Matty....

To whom it may concern,

I discovered this link this morning via a toy collecting form that I frequent from time to time: https://www.mattycollector.com/store?Action=contact&Locale=en_US&SiteID=matty

I would like to register my disgust at the obvious disdain that Matty has for its customers. I have continued to support Matty's MOTUC line by subscribing year after year. This year as a subscriber Matty promised us access to exclusives and the opportunity to purchase figures before they went on sale to members of the general public.
To discover via a fan forum that this figure went on sale today and his since sold out is yet another slap in the face. I missed out on Strobo earlier in the year and given the fact that I have missed out on this figure too, I seriously wonder why I bother collecting this damn line in the first place.
Thanks for nothing Matty!

Paul Arangio.

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Post by DroothR on Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

Man, what the hell was the point of this?

So, they showed off the white crossbow at a covnention last yeah to build anticipation for an as-yet unrevealed figure.

Then it turns out to belong to a repaint (that seems to have no president) sold at random intervals, with no warning or promotion.

What is supposed to be achieved by this?

It doesn't bother me on a personal level, as I'm not a 100% completionist (but it is a slap in the face when you recall all of the times Mattel tells us that production slots are too precious to waste on repaints), but it really is more evidence that the people running the MotUC brand really don't seem to know what they're doing.

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Post by Artistix on Thu May 09, 2013 3:44 pm





Not really interested in another Hordak. If I had Spirit Of Grayskull I might be more into this figure.

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Post by awe on Thu May 09, 2013 4:14 pm

Seems many are confused as to Mattel's endgame.

MOTUC “Spirit of Hordak” Action Figure: Clear, Red, Not For You

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Post by Mahzian on Fri May 10, 2013 5:55 am

Oh boy, I can see this fetching a pretty penny, at least initially! It is kind of exciting I guess, while I do feel for completists this does add a bit of excitement that you used to get like from back in the days of finding stuff in person before the internets

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Post by Sledge Hammer! on Mon May 13, 2013 11:10 am

I was actually online when all this went down. I came so close to ordering it, but then I had to stop myself...I'm currently working towards re-assessing what and how I collect, and working out what to keep packed away and what to part with, and I'm not even sure if I'll end up keeping my MOTUC figures, so I had to let it go.

If I had thought though, I should have grabbed a couple and offered them up for the members here at cost. Alas didn't think of that until too late. Neutral

Hopefully it'll pop up again soon for those that want it, and hopefully when it does you guys will be online and ready to pounce.


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Post by awe on Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 am


Second, did you hear about our new “chase” figure? Toy collecting is all about the thrill of the hunt and with that in mind, we just released the first ever MOTUC chase figure, Spirit of Hordak™! He’ll appear unannounced in our Shop throughout the year so everyone will have a chance to find him. And if you’re a subscriber, we’ll have a small amount available during Early Access starting 5/14 at 8 a.m. PT. He’s subject to sellout during Early Access (purchase limit has been reduced to four per subscriber) and won’t be available to the public on 5/15, but watch for his logo in the Shop – you never know when he’ll sneak back in.

"C'mon guys...! Backpedal harder!!!" - Matty

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Post by fuzzcat on Tue May 14, 2013 11:39 am

I stupidly left my wallet in my desk with cc's in it - is anyone trying for one of these tonight? If so, anyone want to order 2?

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Post by fuzzcat on Tue May 14, 2013 8:16 pm

My awesome fiancee let me try to put one on her card, so I stayed up... and what do you know? I got one, ordered in less than a minute.

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Post by TheGoodDr on Tue May 14, 2013 8:37 pm

I was able to get four in about the same time frame. I panicked though and forgot to change the shipping method.....so they're coming via slow mail instead of DHL. From what I could tell, he sold out in less than five minutes....

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Post by Jor-El on Wed May 15, 2013 6:00 am

Ordering from Matty took years off my life. So glad you're doing it now, Paul. Razz

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