Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:43 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:06 am 
active in the community
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:27 am
Posts: 84
Just saw this on Paul Dini's Twitter:

Quote:
@Paul_Dini - Earlier today, I was ejected from the Mattel line at comic con for trying to buy the Polly Pocket Harley Quinn figure.

@Paul_Dini - Booth person said "You're a pro. You have to come back tomorrow. We're only selling to attendees." ME: "Well, I'm attending, aren't I?"

@Paul_Dini - Kicked out. Oh well, to eBay.


What the heeeeeck?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:08 am 
User avatar
Disney is not his cup of tea
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:15 am
Posts: 2796
That's comedy!

_________________
Trading Scores: +16
+4 Bunger43, +1 alcinde4, +1 An-Gel Sakur, +5 ProfessorK, +1 Nonnahir, +1 Toyman, +1 Justice Freak, +1 bnjmnrlyr, +1 Jim_Abell
My eBay Feedback


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:19 am 
User avatar
Armored Avenger of Arduous Aspirations
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:36 am
Posts: 8275
Location: Phoenix Metropolitan Area
So Mattel didn't bother to comp the CREATOR of the character?

Classy as always, Matty. :roll:

_________________
Leave it up to a billionaire to buy the world some time --- Tony Stark

Trade Rating +55 and counting


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:23 am 
active in the community
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:27 am
Posts: 84
He took it in good humour, but still, what a bizarre scenario!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:48 am 
User avatar
5" Scale
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1772
Location: ATL, GA
when did he try to buy it, Mattel stated that Preview night is only for fans, and thursday morning is only for fans, after that anyone can buy them


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:09 pm 
User avatar
too much stick, not enough carrot
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3481
Location: The Great Country of Texas!
Eh I'm just gonna say fball that in this case they could and SHOULD have made an exception. He freaking. CREATED. The character. Nothing more needs to be said.

He shouldn't even have had to stand in the line.

_________________
Go visit the JLU Customs Wiki - you won't be disapointed!

DC/WB is all like "Wonder Woman's too confusing for a movie!" and Marvel/Disney is all like "Here's a raccoon with a machine gun".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:10 pm 
User avatar
Disney is not his cup of tea
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:15 am
Posts: 2796
And I do believe they mean that ruling so that Dealers can't jump in line and then sell those items at the show. I would say Creative Talent counts as Attendees.

_________________
Trading Scores: +16
+4 Bunger43, +1 alcinde4, +1 An-Gel Sakur, +5 ProfessorK, +1 Nonnahir, +1 Toyman, +1 Justice Freak, +1 bnjmnrlyr, +1 Jim_Abell
My eBay Feedback


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:15 pm 
User avatar
Collector Inspector
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:53 am
Posts: 1353
I think the whole scenario shouldn't have happened in the first place and that Mattel should have a system in place where creators should be sent an advanced product of the characters they created in the first place. Do you think George Lucas ever had to stand in line at Toys R Us to buy a Yoda figure? NO!

_________________
WHERE are my classic Freedom Fighter action figures?!? Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, The Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, Doll Man and Firebrand!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:20 pm 
User avatar
Disney is not his cup of tea
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:15 am
Posts: 2796
tuning4k wrote:
I think the whole scenario shouldn't have happened in the first place and that Mattel should have a system in place where creators should be sent an advanced product of the characters they created in the first place. Do you think George Lucas ever had to stand in line at Toys R Us to buy a Yoda figure? NO!

Well George does own... EVERYTHING and has a final say on everything and sees everything, I think that's a bad example... but I see your point.

_________________
Trading Scores: +16
+4 Bunger43, +1 alcinde4, +1 An-Gel Sakur, +5 ProfessorK, +1 Nonnahir, +1 Toyman, +1 Justice Freak, +1 bnjmnrlyr, +1 Jim_Abell
My eBay Feedback


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:27 pm 
User avatar
5" Scale
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1772
Location: ATL, GA
not saying I agree with it lol, thats just their company stance on those exclusives, far as I know lots of companys do that

but I do disagree that he shouldnt have to stand in line, if he wants to buy stuff like a fan, then he should act like a fan and really why he should always be sent anything and everything that is created using Harely? that seems a bit much. (which I am assuming he does too, hence he offered to pay for it)

Now if it was the very first item ever made, id get it, but Im sure its not common practice for every company that pays a licensee fee to make toys/products, for them to send out samples to the people that created every single character


Last edited by fball13z on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:37 pm 
there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1843
I'm overcome with an overwhelming sense of not caring very much.

_________________
"I'm not Smiley! I'm a real cow! Mooooo! Think I'll chew me some cud!" - Smiley Bone a.k.a. The Mystery Cow.

"I knew we'd made a mistake the minute I saw that little bologna loaf in the hospital bassinet." - Calvin's Dad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:41 pm 
Damn you, Autocorrect!
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:29 pm
Posts: 1541
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Good for Mattel employees, they followed the rules. Who cares who or what this guy did or that he co-created the character. Come back and stand in line when it is your turn.

_________________
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson

"AFI is my home for JLU" Thomas Jefferson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:46 pm 
there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1843
Reminds me a bit of Britney Spears being allowed to cut in line at Disneyworld ahead of people who had spent months saving up money to vacation there. I think some people have a lot of nerve. Not saying Dini is one of them but there was really no need to write a blog post on something so trivial.

_________________
"I'm not Smiley! I'm a real cow! Mooooo! Think I'll chew me some cud!" - Smiley Bone a.k.a. The Mystery Cow.

"I knew we'd made a mistake the minute I saw that little bologna loaf in the hospital bassinet." - Calvin's Dad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:54 pm 
User avatar
Brand Manager
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:01 am
Posts: 2048
Location: J Street
Image

_________________
Essential JLU:...1. Jax-Ur...2. Robin (Grayson)...3. Trickster...4. Power Girl...5. Spectre
...6. Chronos...7. Killer Croc w/BabyDoll...8. Felix Faust...9. Poison Ivy...10. Deathstroke
Bonus:...Starfire, Steppenwolf w/Desaad, the Joker's Jokerz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mattel refused to let Paul Dini buy Harley Quinn toy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:01 pm 
User avatar
Disney is not his cup of tea
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:15 am
Posts: 2796
Well there is a difference between waiting in line like everyone else and cutting ahead of line. I think cutting ahead is some bullshit that should be dealt with :lol:

_________________
Trading Scores: +16
+4 Bunger43, +1 alcinde4, +1 An-Gel Sakur, +5 ProfessorK, +1 Nonnahir, +1 Toyman, +1 Justice Freak, +1 bnjmnrlyr, +1 Jim_Abell
My eBay Feedback


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], degra1701


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright © www.actionfigureinsider.com


[ Time : 0.048s | 12 Queries | GZIP : Off ]