We're sad to report that Masters is no longer at US mass retailers. It's definitely not due to Mattel's lack of interest, but because of lackluster sales that led to no support in Spring 2004.
The new line of Snake Men are currently being distributed through websites, magazines, and specialty retail stores. This will continue to be the case in the future for US sales.
The future of the cartoon will be determined at a later date. Ratings were average in the US. However the show continues to do extremely well internationally.
We are still working through the details on DVDs. Whatever cartoons are released via DVD would be packaged as sets in the US. That's all we can say at the moment. International fans should not be discouraged by this.
There is still full support for the international market. It is unfortunate how Masters has performed in the US. But as long as international sales continue as they are, we will continue the line internationally. We are even getting ready to shoot commercials for Spitbull and the Mecha Crunch Action figures.
Toys that have only been released internationally will probably not make it to the US. But you never know what can be imported by various retailers.
And there is still hope for US fans. We have a number of figures sculpted that have never seen the shelves. Snake Armor He-man is one example. If the interest continues to grow, we may be able to ship them to US specialty retailers interested in carrying the line. There are a number of figures from the Four Horsemen that have never been seen that we would love to see produced and in the hands of fans across the globe."
So, they have the nerve to blame us, THE FANS, for its retail death. Kiss my ass. Keep your stupid con exclusives, since the hurt the line about as much as your casepacks.
Would you like to buy a vowel, Mattel?