Monthly or Quarterly Shipping Available for Mattel’s 2014 Subscriptions
June 18, 2013

We all know that the shipping is pretty steep on Mattel’s subscriptions due to Digital River.   Today Mattel announced that both monthly and quarterly shipping would be available for the 2014 subs.  That should save the folks that decide to go that route a few bucks.  See details on this new offering below:

Toy Fans,

Back in April, we asked if you’d be interested in having us send your figures to you quarterly rather than monthly if it meant you’d save money on shipping (it costs less to send one big, heavier box vs. several smaller, lighter ones). By your votes, it was clear you were ready for the idea so we’ve been working behind scenes to make it happen. Our 2014 subscriptions are now available and to make sure everyone gets their figures the way they want them, we’re stoked to give you both monthly and quarterly shipping options for 2014! Check it out…

The monthly shipping option is the same way we’ve always done it: your MOTUC figures will be shipped and billed as they’re released each month. With the quarterly shipping option, you’ll still get all the 2014 club releases but we’ll hold them in our warehouse then ship and bill them every three months to save you shipping costs. Here’s how it works: we’ll manufacture the figures for our quarterly subscriptions at the same time as those designated for monthly subscriptions so there are absolutely no differences between them. The figures designated for the quarterly subscriptions will be stored in a separate holding area in the warehouse, just waiting to be shipped to you each quarter. That’s it!

How much will you save by shipping quarterly? That completely depends on where you live, the shipping method you choose, and how many subscriptions you have. As an example, a typical shipment of one basic figure in the US costs about $10 to ship. A similar shipment of three basic figures would be about $15. Your costs will vary, of course, but the potential savings are substantial.

Either way, it’s totally up to you. Monthly and quarterly subscriptions are available now for both Masters of the Universe® Classics Club Eternia® and DC Universe Club Infinite Earths so click here to see the options and place your order today!

–Matty

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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