MOTU Origins Thread

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

  1. Mumble-bee

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    I can't even tell the difference between the "new" head and the vintage. but, also, I haven't made the effort to dig up the box that has my old MOTU toys in it to directly compare. (which is, last I recall, just He-Man, Battle Cat, Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops, and maybe Roboto, plus the same from the first round of Classics.)
     
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  2. Maximus Danz

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    I just want to say this now.

    @chrisr291 You're my Hero. Because of the Skysled image you posted, I was able to price match at my local Target, and got two for $9.71 a piece.
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    When?
     
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  3. shellformer

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    they usually just send out a heads-up saying that they're expecting the item to "arrive soon", barring unforeseen events. so could be anywhen, really. last time i got the notice on june 4 and LOP Merman arrived on june 21

    so one or two work weeks is fair to assume
     
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  4. RKillian

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    Yep, it's MOTU 200X all over again. Went to Walmart and the toy aisle was blown as usual. Couple of dusty HeMans, Skeletors, and Battlecats off to the side. The stickers for Panthor, just to taunt passersby, was a nice touch.
     
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  5. Maximus Danz

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    Honestly, its only Walmarts though. Targets near me tend to sell through their Heman and cases of other figures actually get put out
     
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    I've noticed the same thing. I'm guessing that since Walmart had the exclusive on the line for a year, they may have really stocked up on the 2 mains, and are now having trouble moving them now that everyone carries them.
     
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  7. Pharoid

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    Well a while back you couldn’t find them and fans were freaking out on Mattel so they made a bunch to over compensate.
     
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    I have had wave 2 on preorder for a few months with BBTS and on Friday they sent an email saying that my preorder will be processed soon.
     
  9. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Evil Warrior of Talking

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    Oh nice! I hope that is across the board.

    Someone cancelled their wave 2 POs so I was able to pick up the PO.
     
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  10. Jedi Kermit

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    I finally got a tracking number for my Castle Grayskull and it is due to arrive tomorrow. My BBTS shipment of wave 4 and Earthrise Tracks is also due to arrive tomorrow. If I remember I'll post pics.
     
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    Nope, Targets here are the same story, except they got their H/S cases several months later and never got anybody else from any of the assortments.

    Edit: The only other section that had more than one item in it was the TF section. A dozen Kingdom deluxes, all first wave. In July. Nice try, Walfart, but I got my Waparth from BBTS a week before Christmas last year.
     
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  12. Prime77

    Prime77 Until next time…

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  13. Slender102

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    I listened to that interview that last night. Super interesting stuff about the history of her company and the toys they made.

    She wasn’t aware of the distributor leak. When asked about Origins Sun Man she said there’s things she can’t talk about quite yet. She did point out an official Sun Man Instagram page. Maybe this is one of those blacked out announcements on the Mattel 12 Days SDCC page. Also since it looks like crowd funds are a thing on Mattel Creations, maybe an Eternia Playset remake could happen that way?????

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    Found these this morning at Target. Evil Lyn has the old knees though.
     
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    Right!

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    Mattel had these filed back on 4/7/21.
     
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    Well that’s not a No, is it.;) 
     
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    On the 7th stop at target.. BANG
     
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    Weird…I assumed the new Evil-Lyn would only be available with the new knees.
     
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    Man, wish my Target had the wave in yesterday, but no, just He-Man and Skeletors. Did price-match a Panthor at least, another hole filled in the Evil Warriors.
     
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    I'd bet on a running change


    at least this line is pretty good for people who like to collect MOSC variants
     
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