Matty January sale info: price increases, year-round figures, more …

Matty posted an update today to clarify the sale items for January 2012 and announce a few new things in the pipeline.  Firstly the good, there will now be figures available in the store all year round (no coincidence this happened after the price increase) to purchase at any time.  These will be He-Man, Skeletor, Battle-Cat, and Panthor … also there will be Ghostbusters Peter and Ray.  The sale date will be January 17th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. day holiday.

And finally, we knew it was coming, the price increases are here..  Looks like the $20 MOTUC figures will be up to $22, the $30 beasts will be $33, and the Star Sisters will be $66 (good luck selling through those!).  Subscribers will get their subs at the “2008” normal prices we have gotten all along, but anything else you buy will be the new prices.

So go ahead and read the full release from Matty, some nice MOTUC reissues in January as well, with Faker, Battle-Armor Skeletor, and Mer-Man.

Toy Fans,

Okay, gang, 2012 is right around the corner and there’s no doubt it’s going to be our biggest year ever. MOTUC Club Eternia® continues into its fourth year, and we welcome the all-new DC Universe Club Infinite Earths, Voltron® Club Lion Force and the MOTUC 30th Anniversary Series subscriptions! Along with the new Voltron® line, we’ve also got the WWE® Legends line joining Matty. There’s a lot happening, so read on for all the details!

January 17th Sale

First up, please note that the first sale of the year is on TUESDAY, January 17th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Here’s the list of products we’ll have for your purchasing pleasure:

Masters of the Universe® Classics

Sorceress®, Club Eternia® Figure of the Month (included with 2012 subscriptions)
Fearless Photog™ (included with MOTU 30th Anniversary Series subscriptions)
Battle Armor® Skeletor®
Faker®
Mer-Man®

Ghostbusters™

“Ready to Believe You” 6″ Peter Venkman (with Taxi Cab Ghost)

Core Characters Available Year ‘Round

Great news… we heard your requests and will have a selection of fan-favorites available in the shop all year so you can buy them anytime! We’re starting with MOTUC and Ghostbusters™, and these figures will be available starting January 17th so you can combine them with other products and save on shipping!

He-Man®
Battle Cat®
Skeletor®
Panthor®
6″ Peter Venkman (with proton stream)
6″ Ray Stantz (with “no ghost” ghost)

January Subscription Key Dates

Because there are so many subs and no separate “combo” this year, we won’t be posting a summary of the costs, but here are the key dates for January 2012: Your card will be charged 5 calendar days before the on-sale date, so plan to have funds available before Thursday, January 12, 2012. Subscription orders will begin shipping 2 business days before the on-sale date, which is Friday, January 13, 2011.

2012 Price Increase

Please remember, prices are going up in 2012 for non-subscription items. As we told you when the subs were originally on sale, we are going to hold our prices at the 2008 levels for all subscription holders, but in 2012 they will go up for items purchased during the regular monthly sales. This applies to both subscription holders and those without subscriptions: if you purchase products during our regular monthly sales, prices will be higher in 2012. The pricing for basic figures will be $22 each, beasts will be $33 each, and large items like the Star Sisters™ set will be $66 (prices, as always, are subject to change). This only applies to non-subscription purchases — pricing for items purchased through subscriptions will remain as previously stated.

So remember, the first sale of 2012 kicks off Tuesday, January 17th at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET). As always, I’ll send email reminders (click here to register) and post reminders on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums.

Thanks for a fantastic 2011 and from our family to yours, have a great holiday season!

–Matty

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