Here are a couple of updates from the folks at Mattel:
A few updated for everyone. First off, Skeletor has been flying out of our distribution center much quicker than He-Man or Beastman. If you want old bones face for your collection, now is the time to place an order.
We are going to cut off sales when we have a few hundred left so he can make it to SDCC along with the few extra He-Man and Beastman we have. We won't be doing this with every figure going forward, but since He-Man and Skeletor are keynote figures (and we happen to have some extra Beastman since he was an early figure), we'd like to have a few pieces oif each at the summer shows to help promote the line.
Second off, looks like all is set to get Faker to NYCC. This will be your chance to buy the Evil Robot of Skeletor (well should that be "serving Skeletor"? Well you get the point!) early at the show before he goes on sale at MattyCollector.com on March 15th. He will be $20.00 and limited to 4 per guest. The plan right now is for Faker to go on sale at the start of the show, but we like to be careful with announceing info like this because plans do change. The Faker at the show will be the same figure offered online in March.
Third, we are getting geared up to offer the subscription service for MOTUC. Once it goes into effect, we will offer the remaining 2009 figures in one package deal. Ideally we will offer this package in two ways, 1: Have each figures shipped to you as it is released each month, or 2: have the option to save on shipping and have all figures mailed to you on Dec 15th.
We are still crunching the numbers to make this happen, so stay tuned for future updates!
Two quick updates for those fans who order their DCUC figures through online retailers.
We have been working all year to bring better distribution to the fans and one of those strategies was to offer all DCUC figures "open stock" to the online retailers. (meaning online retailers can order solid case packs of any 1 figure).
Although we had the best of intensions, we did hit a minor snag. The variants for Waves 6 and 7 were unfortunately not produced for the open stock orders. They are still available randomly distributed in the standard retail case packs (which are also available to online sellers). But for reasons way beyond our control, we had a mess up and the variants will not be available open stock until Wave 8.
We sincerely appologise to any fans who were planning to order the variants this way. We are activly working with our plants to ensure starting with Wave 8 that the variants will be included in open stock orders. Any cancelations of variant orders for Wave 6 and 7 is the fault of Mattel and not of any trusted online seller!
And on the "awesome news" front, we were able to redirect the remaining stock of the previous Wave 4 KB exclusive figures "Maskless Batman Beyond" and "Sonic Arm Cyborg" to online retailers. Both figures are available at 5 of each per case. Ask your favorite online retailer for availablilty today.
Okay, that is a lot of updates for one day. Keep those emails and posts coming! All of us at MattyCollector.com
can't wait to meet all the fans who come out to New York next month!