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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #75 on: December 5, 2003, 02:17 PM »
The He-Store is now open. They're selling the swag by-the-case, but after the holidays, they're going to sell them individually.

There's a blurb on the .org's main page that's quite interesting, especially if you're looking forward to owning Clawful and his oft-mentioned ilk.

All in all, good news on the MOTU front for once.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2003, 01:21 PM »
Looky at that. The newest article on the .org states that '...Mattel isn't moving as quickly as we liked..."

Leave it to that company to screw up a good thing.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2003, 01:25 PM »
Mattel needs to go to hell ::)

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2003, 10:22 PM »
And now direct from he-man.org's main page:

 "Mattel has still not shipped the Snake Men wave, which made up the bulk of our orders from fans and collectors. If any of you were hoping we might be able to ship orders before the holidays, we doubt that will happen unless Mattel works a holiday miracle. The He-Store, for this first few rounds of orders, will ultimately use the 4 week window specified in the Shipping Policy. Our apologies!"

Surprise, surprise. Guess I won't be getting my Roboto case for Christmas after all.

Well, guess I'm gonna cancel that order and sink the money into those IKON Buffy exclusives now.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #79 on: January 3, 2004, 09:27 PM »
Well, I'm one figure closer to being done with this line. BBTS has Khan in stock, so I ordered one and a Buffy figure.

Just need to find Roboto again and that'll be it. This line cannot possibly continue now that Target and Wal-Mart don't carry it anymore.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #80 on: January 5, 2004, 11:35 AM »
Still waiting to pull the trigger on a Khan.  It doesn't look good though for MOTU with the resets at Target and Wal Mart happening and no space for MOTU on the shelves.   A MN guy at .org who works at Target says the Snakemen are in the computers...we'll see I guess

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #81 on: January 5, 2004, 11:43 AM »
Yeah, I noticed this past weekend as well that there was no space at Target for MOTU.  The one we frequent also had gone through its resets, and had a lot of spaces for other new stuff (ML5 was there, Spidey 2 figs, a few Ultra figs but now Wampa :(, and others.  The MOTU figures they did previously have are now in the clearance aisle.  I'm still just mainly keeping my eyes open for a Roboto, otherwise I have really cooled off on this line.  Plus, I really don't have the space for it anyways....so I think its just going to be Roboto (hopefully), and I'm done with it.

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #82 on: January 8, 2004, 10:46 AM »
Doesn't sound good, I think I read the cartoon wasn't picked up, the He-Store isn't getting their orders filled, no shelf space at Target or Wal Mart...so long He-Man, it was a good run.  Stoopid Mattel

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #83 on: January 9, 2004, 12:36 AM »
This sucks. They sold every Commerative figure they made--wouldn't it have made sense to sell to that very same market rather than kids who obviously never liked it? I'm willing to bet this becomes an example in high school level business classes about how NOT to run a multinational. Ignore fans, market to the wrong demographic(and never fix it), and ignore the wants and needs of the retailers, which is obviously the worst thing you can do.

I have a brief thread at the .org about maybe Mattel allowing NECA to do the action figures, and JVS3 (you know, Mr. Honcho and author of the MOTU comic) said that Mattel wouldn't do it, simply because it will look bad to the stockholders and retailers.  So, because of Mattel's pride, fans suffer more. Grab your ankles and have courage, MOTU fans, because the worst part is yet to come, I'm sure.

Rant over.  >:(
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2004, 10:42 PM »
Wow, amazing how a rant will kill a thread, huh?

Anyway, with all these clearances, I've been able to pick up custom fodder. So far, I've bought an Orko, Trapjaw, and regular He-Man, and made some really awesome customs. I made an Evil Orko, based on a fan-fic I wrote where Orko became Skeletor's familiar.  I blackwashed the Trapjaw and added some painted-on blood to his hook and claw. It's neat. it's my favorite work too.
And the He-Man- I made a battle-worn version, with a lot of black mud and soot, and scrapes and cuts on his body. I also painted on blood to his sword and axe, to a chilling effect. It's certainly my most ambitious custom, but I'd have to post pics so you can see what I'm talking about. How do I go aobut that? I've got them on my computer, but I don't have the first clue about posting them here.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2004, 10:49 PM »
If you have pics email them to me and I'll host them here ;)

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2004, 11:42 PM »
They're pretty big. Proving that I'm a complete dumbass when it comes to this glowing box, I can't figure out how to resize 'em. Should I send anyway?
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2004, 12:04 AM »
sure, I have a cable modem...unless you don't :-*

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2004, 01:40 AM »
Yeah, I got cable. Away they go. Thank you. :)
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2004, 03:06 AM »
Were they too big, or just that terrible? :)
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