MOTUC 2015 Sub – We are NOT there Yet!
August 18, 2014

Some rather enterprising MOTUC fans figured out the link to Matty’s Hootsweet account and found an image loaded 2 days ago announcing “WE DID IT 2015!!”   Some conspiracy theorists are taking that as “proof” that the sub has funded and that drawing it out is just a Mattel money grab.    We DIDN’T do it yet.   The sub STILL needs help!

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Toy Guru just posted the following update to the MattyCollector message boards about the sub:

 

Just To clarify for the conspiracy theorists out there: every year we prepare emails for both “we did it” and “sub did not go through” much as the same way t-shirt companies prepare shirts for both teams that “win” the Super Bowl so they can instantly sell shirts when the game is over.

Last year the DC sub did not hit the min and it did not go through. The “DC we did it” campaign was scrapped and never shown.

Right now we are actually quite a while off from the goal for motuc. If we don’t catch up (to be as transparent as possible) Ninjor, Lizard Man, Huntara and the “snake” two pack will become quarterly releases and Oo-lar will be sold at Sdcc.

Obviously we would prefer to have the full year program, but much as the DC sub last year, unless we hit the min, our pre created “we did it” campaign will just be scrapped. We have to prep it ahead of time to be ready (due to bandwidth and approvals).

Hope that helps clarify! We are factually a lot farther away then we would care to be, so if you are on the fence, today is the day, lets make 2015 happen!

 

Don’t listen to the lunatic fringe.   The sub is still in trouble and it needs more fans.   If you are on the fence (and have the means to sub) then you only have a few hours left!

Click here to sub!

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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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5 Comments »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    and toy guru resorts to his reminder of if the sub does not go through no figures bit. when like all the other times the motu sub seemed to not make its quato fully the thing still went through . for some how even if its short like a few subs in the end matel will re think and let the sub go through or just like with the dc sub let the figures they already have in the works the first few come out any way like lizzard man

    • A Reasonable Fan says:

      “and toy guru resorts to his reminder of if the sub does not go through no figures bit.”

      Unlike past years, this is the first time Scott has publicly campaigned for the 2015 subscription.

      “when like all the other times the motu sub seemed to not make its quato fully the thing still went through.”

      You should check out a site called Kickstarter – you’ll see that the vast majority of funds raised routinely come in the final 12-24 hours.

      “for some how even if its short like a few subs in the end matel will re think and let the sub go through or just like with the dc sub let the figures they already have in the works the first few come out any way like lizzard man”

      Scott specifically said that if they come up short, they will release Ninjor, Lizard Man, Huntara and He-Man/King Hsss quarterly and Oo-Lar at SDCC – because those figures are already tooled. That’s simply the company trying to recoup their expenses. None of the remaining planned figures will be made, just like with DCIE.

  • jay says:

    maybe if they made things more available for people other then pre orders and websites and actually had them in legit stores they would sell more? or maybe people dont want to invest time and money on a line that advertising its end is coming next year! personally i will jsut wait till they come on ebay at an affordable price or at a collectible store…make it more avaible and u will sell more make people have to sign to get it and well guess u will still release it when u arent making money without it

    • A Reasonable Fan says:

      maybe if they made things more available for people other then pre orders and websites and actually had them in legit stores they would sell more?

      You realize this line’s been around since 2008, right? It’s been an immense success, largely because they’ve cut retail stores out of the equation – decreasing final cost and increasing character selection. You might be able to sell a higher volume at a retail chain, but you give up control of character selection and pricing. Retail stores are great if you don’t mind 1) every wave having a variant of the main character 2) unique characters being one per case and 3) accessories being cut to one or none per figure to keep the price down.

      “personally i will jsut wait till they come on ebay at an affordable price or at a collectible store…

      Haha, good luck with eBay. And when you find a collectible store willing to sell collectibles at a loss, please let me know.

      “make it more avaible and u will sell more make people have to sign to get it and well guess u will still release it when u arent making money without it”

      You realize Mattel is a giant company, right? They make tons of money off of their major brands – not MOTUC. They’ve had no problem surviving years and years without MOTU product.

  • RELEASE MISS MARTIAN says:

    The sub is a joke to begin with. DC Universe Classics and Masters of the Universe sold just fine in stores and would continue to sell just fine in stores. The burden falls on Mattel to produce figures that customers actually want to buy. And that means forgetting this notion that any percent of their customers are “moms and kids”.

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