Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Lost Face."


The other day, my girlfriend got me the Masters of the Universe Classics Faceless One figure. (She wanted to get me a figure for my birthday, so I said "that one!" Thanks sweetie!) And I picked up two others (that I won't name here yet...) at Big Lots, a discount chain that picked up some of Mattel's unsold backstock in that line. Which is either just Mattel clearing out some stuff, or a slap in the face to customers asked to subscribe to the line at $24 or so, plus shipping, a figure. Depending on who you ask...

It's probably not a big conspiracy on Mattel's part or anything, but they made a bit of a choice, to ask customers to front the money via subscriptions, to continue the line. They've done the same with their DC Universe Signature Collection or however they bill it now, and their Watchmen line. Even though I pick up a figure here or there (mostly through eBay...) I do not subscribe, mostly because I just want the figures I want, not necessarily all of them. Of course I say that, then grab every ten dollar figure I can lay hands on...

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

Ha ha, that Deadpool masturbation joke was funny! Love it. Deadpool just makes me smile when's like this:)