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 Post subject: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:16 am 
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Seriously, this is something my fellow Imaginext fans have been asking for for quite some time. Not to mention the fact that they look pretty great. Is it the price (like it is for me)? Let's have a discussion people.

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:29 am 
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They do look cool, but Mattel changed the scale, so they don't match the He-Man and Skeletor figures that were released last year at SDCC. That made me think twice about getting them. The price increase to $20 didn't help matters, either.


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:17 am 
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I love them but they are tiny, much smaller than Imaginext.


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:58 am 
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See, I didn't even know that. The price was a deterrent to begin with, but in conjunction with the size factor, that is an instant pass. $20 for 2 figures that are smaller than Imaginext? What are those guys smoking?

It's a shame, too. They really do look great, and I love the Castle Grayskull.

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:28 am 
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The first set in the Grayskull box done for SDCC were probably more to size with Imaginext, these new ones are more to size with Action League though the tiny Groo-esque legs make them seem smaller. If they were the only thing I was ordering I'd probably pass on them as much as I love them because the added shipping would just kill it all. Luckily I've got a friend that wants them and, so far, they've landed in months where I've had extra stuff I was ordering for myself and others anyway and that does cut down on the shipping once you average it out.

Pixel-Dan's reviews will give you a better idea...







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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:46 am 
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I passed on them too because of the size change and the price. Also, it's not going to be as collectible as the 6" line in terms of character selection. I'll stick to MOTUC


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:11 pm 
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I like them and I would like to get them , but the price point has kept me out.

I, like others, am waiting until they are all officially released and then I'll try getting them all at once to help cut down shipping costs.

But, by that time, I may just change my mind and put my money somewhere else, so who knows.

I'm glad they are doing them, but they aren't in the budget right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Wildcard wrote:
I passed on them too because of the size change and the price. Also, it's not going to be as collectible as the 6" line in terms of character selection. I'll stick to MOTUC


Same for me here. Rather have the 6" figure than these. They remind me of the DC minis they had not too long ago and those never got past the first couple of waves.


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:06 pm 
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These look really cool. But the size for the price matty is charging plus shipping just isn't worth it to me!


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:29 am 
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Two quick things...

I just opened up the latest set and noticed that there's a connector socket on the back of the new piece that has nothing to do with any of the parts that are announced. Seems like it will add another bit to the turret on the back. I don't have the lower turret opened (or with me at the moment) but it really seems like the castle has been planned out so that it can be something bigger if sales warrant a continuation of the line. I thought that if they went on Point Dread and the Talon Fighter would be the next steps (and they may still), but it seems like the plan is to build out the sides of the castle

The second thing is that I would recommend snapping the top and bottom pieces of each section together first then connecting the side-by-side sections together. I just snapped the top of the jawbridge to the top of the tower and went to take them back apart and the screw that holds the connector peg to the turret piece stripped out when I tried to take them apart leaving the peg connected to the upper jawbridge. I know that I can glue them together later, yada-yada and that it won't be noticeable but if the pieces are supposed to be a one-time permanent connection the package needs to say so...


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:15 pm 
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I love mini-figures, but I am yet another who doesn't want to pay $20 plus overpriced shipping for these.

If they were in stores, I would definitely get them. As it is, Matty can choke on them for all I care.


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Now Mattel posts ominous message on Facebook, All toy lines come to an end, really? And we should really buy into this line? No thank you. This mentality is exactly why I just cannot buy into this line. Memory keeps reminding me of another mini line...Action League. A really cool line of figures only to be brought to a premature end just after showing us some figures that we would never see at retail unless we wanted to buy them on eBay from some Chinese seller that smuggled them out of the factory in his lunchbox. Again I say, no thank you Mattel.

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Scott started a huge discussion about the minis over at the .org...

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/sho ... ot-for-you

...was 11 pages when I started reading it (no telling how long it is now), but I stopped after a few pages because it was pretty much the same couple of sentiments over and over.


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't anybody talking about the MOTU Minis?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:42 am 
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I've picked up all the figures they've released so far for my son. He's pretty excited about putting the Castle Grayskull set together.

The pricepoint is a little high for two action league type figures and a build a set piece but he's happy when he plays with them so I don't mind.

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