January Sale: Sorceress, Photog out … Star Sisters in.

As promised, Matty posted their updated tenative schedule for Masters of the Universe Classics releases for the first six months of 2012. Quite a bit has been shifted around and it makes for some interesting months were we will get two monthly figures, and some where we get none! I’m not used to this Matty, hold me!

More importantly, the direct impact will be this month as Sorceress and Fearless Photog have been pushed back to February. In their place will be the Star Sisters three pack. Seems like a fair trade off to me. Although February will be pretty heavy with four figures coming: Fearless Photog, Sorceress, Fisto, and Shadow Weaver. Heavy … but exciting no less. Read on for the full breakdown from Matty.

As posted on Matty’s Facebook page:

I just heard from Toy Guru and he asked me to pass this schedule update on to you – Matty

He-Fans and She-Ravers,

First, Demo-Man™ has arrived in our warehouse and should start shipping out in the next few days. We will post a confirmation when he starts to ship. But just when we thought we made it through the Demo-Man delay with clear skies ahead, it looks like our carefully planned release schedule has hit some turbulence.

When we lay out the line each year, we very consciously try to plan it so there are not too many items in one month to help spread out the purchase price over the year. When it comes to shipping items according to plan, MOTUC has had relatively clear skies for a few years. Unfortunately, logistical issues we could not avoid (yes, I know how you feel about that word!) have knocked our schedule around. We will still ship all of the figures we announced, they just may not be in the same month as originally intended.

We’ve looked at the full year and it looks like we will be back on track with figures starting in July. But between now and then, here is the revised shipping schedule for MOTUC and the 30th Anniversary Series:

January

Star Sisters™ – Club Eternia® multipack

February

Sorceress® – Club Eternia® figure

Fisto™ – Club Eternia® figure

Fearless Photog™ – MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure

Shadow Weaver & Preternia™ Map* – shipping automatically to sub holders, not for sale

March

Kobra Kahn™ – Club Eternia® Figure

April

Thunder Punch™ He-Man® – Club Eternia® variant with mini-comic issue 1!

Draego-Man™ – MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure

May

Stinkor® – Club Eternia® figure

Slush Head™ – Club Eternia® figure

Snake Mountain™ Stands – non-subscription item

June

Horde Prime – Club Eternia® figure

Snake Man-at-Arms® – Club Eternia® variant figure with mini-comic issue 2!

The Mighty Spector™ – MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure

July

Griffin – Club Eternia® beast

Monthly Club Eternia® Figure – to be revealed at NYTF!

MOTU 30th Anniversary Series Figure – to be revealed at NYTF!

Why a complete revamp of the schedule? We didn’t want to get into another situation like with Demo-Man™ and sell a figure before the full quotas arrived. While a few figures are shipping in different months then originally intended, this new release schedule should ensure there are fewer shipping delays like we had in December.

Please keep in mind this new schedule is subject to change, just like the first one. MOTUC products are handmade and hand-painted overseas, so schedule changes are bound to happen. But don’t worry, because at the end of the year, you’ll ideally have all the figures we promised for 2012.

We do appreciate your patience and understanding. Our goal is to deliver the best figures and the best buying experience. Improvements will continue to be made and we will do our best to update everyone if any further changes are needed. There are a ton more surprises in store for the MOTU 30th Anniversary, with a reveal of two of the most fan-demanded figures ever at New York Toy Fair on February 12th! I can’t wait for our big collector night!

Toy Guru

*We are open to moving the Club Eternia® exclusive Shadow Weaver figure to March to help international customers with shipping. Please let us know if this is preferred!

I always thought Matty and TG were the same person … I guess I shouldn’t assume. Unless Scott is some crazy Batman villian who dresses up at night like the Mighty Spector and has multiple personalities?

So at New York Toy Fair we will have July’s figures announces, and apparently they are pretty big deals. So that is pretty cool. Griffin was moved to July so the end of the year is going to be very beast/multi-pack heavy. March will be a nice easy month unless one of the February characters get moved back.

I feel like telling us that the NY Toy Fair reveals being some of the most fan demanded figures ever is setting us up for a let down. (PS. I really hope the 30th figure is “Unmasked Mighty Spector” that would be the ultimite troll by Scott and I would love to watch that news tear down the He-Man internet boards.)

Well onwards to update the MOTUC Release Schedule!

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