MOTU Origins Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Pharoid, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. fanbase0000

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    What time did Rokkon sell out? I checked mattel creations at 1:20pm est and it said sold out.
     
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    yeah talk about f up I went back to my tablet about an half an hour after I order from my phone and the three rock on’s were still in my cart so I said let’s see what happens, so I tried to complete the order and yes it worked. So now I have the old order of three plus a new order for three. I just ordered 6 off of the same irl and the same account.
     
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    If my old squishy mind is thinking it out correctly, they still have to give us:

    Stonedar
    Rio Blast
    Sy Klone
    Two-Bad
    Modulok
    Multi-bot
    Extendar

    I know some have been announced but, they are not in my grubby hands yet so... I still wait.

    I am not counting Blade, Saurod and Gwildor. I never had them so, they don't count to me.:p 
     
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    Maybe people in some country weren't buying enough for Mattel to keep shipping there, or maybe some new import regulations came into effect?

    Or possibly a website updated has made their systems incompatible?
     
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    I'll consider myself fortunate: I reset my alarm for today to remind myself about Rokkon but I either dismissed it or set it incorrectly. At 12:30pm est, I randomly saw Pixel Dan's tweet and scrambled to order two.

    I can't believe they aren't going made to order, it's disappointing. Sorry to anyone missing out
     
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    From what I remember folks saying on this thread, the second orders will get canceled out at some point, but I've never tried first-hand so I can't say for sure. If nothing else, your garden will have some nice decorations coming its way. :p 

    Possible on both, although the way they were hit with this suddenly and outside their expectation makes me think this is a credit card processor issue, either a sudden policy change or a glitch.

    It's really odd that Mattel can ship to as many countries as they can, I would have expected more independent distributors in those areas instead the way Hasbro does it, which is why Pulse has so many regions locked out.
     
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    maybe, but I did get two confirmation emails.
     
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    So did anyone else get charged tax? I only got charged for Rokkon and shipping
     
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    Yep, I did - it's probably a state sales tax, which I usually get hit with (Pennsylvania, US)
     
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    A little more info than the last post had. Sounds like Pulse Con. Hope to see more of what’s ahead I’ll be spending money on.



    I got there right away and got through no issues. It sounds like he lasted about 1 hour 25 minutes. With a lot of countries shut out especially some with strong MOTU fan bases I’m wondering how much effect that might have had on the time. I seen some areas of the UK were shut out along with Ireland and Scotland. It lasted way longer than the Mezco figure I tried to grab at noon which went in 2 mins as I was checking out.

    I did a quick through on the items on MC. Didn’t look like anything new but I missed the Rokkon merch. The one shirt with the circle reminds me of the old iron ons we had in the 80s.

    Well we will do this again next month.
     
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    Well I guess I did good getting an extra, hopefully he’ll sell quickly when they ship
     
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    That was me! I'm "some guy"! It was pretty chaotic there, the most I've seen in some time (not counting the Hot Wheels collectors, of course).
     
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    I hope they do with with all the upcoming
    VC figures. I'll definitely get some Rio-Blast and Laser Light He-Man and Laser Power Skeletor merch.
     
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    What about Blast-Attak?
     
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    And Dragstor
     
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    The fact that any pre-order can sell out is inherently ridiculous. There should be an order window during which all orders can be calculated and the item made to order accordingly. FFS, if a boutique company like Neca could eventually figure this out with pre-orders, you'd think the second largest toy company in the world wouldn't have too much trouble.
     
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    I would not be surprised if this event in March is where they launch the Snake Lair crowdfund.
     
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    Only 19 figures remain unannounced to complete the Vintage Collection. This includes Titus and Megator, as well as the rest of the Lost wave of 88.

    1. Blade
    2. Blast-Attack
    3. Dragstor
    4. Gwildor
    5. He-Man, Laser Power
    6. Hordak, Hurricane
    7. Megator
    8. Modulok
    9. Multi-Bot
    10. Plasmar(Unreleased)
    11. Rio Blast
    12. Rotar
    13. Saurod
    14. Skeletor, Laser-Light
    15. Stonedar
    16. Strobo (Unreleased)
    17. Twistoid
    18. Two Bad
    19. Tytus
     
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    That's awesome, so glad you're on here. Thank you again, that really cemented my day the way you saved my bacon on Trap Jaw!
    Yeah, I swear they're gonna have to create a third digital line just for MOTU soon with all the :duel 
    I suppose that's a sign that what Matty's doing with MOTU is working well, but yikes! Or maybe it's just a sign of the lengths people will go through to avoid having to deal with Walmart.
     
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