MOTUC News: Free “Thank You” Gift Revealed, Discount Paks

In continuing efforts to purge old inventory, Mattel has decided to do a few things.  First was the big Black Friday purge, where they listed a large amount of mostly pre-2012 product at discounted prices.  Some of these sold out, others did not.  Then a few days ago they put up a selection of discounted “Paks” featuring two to three figures at a discounted price.  These paks will be on sale until January 4th or while supplies last.  There are packs for both Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Classics

Finally they have found their most creative way of killing two birds with one stone.  Remember after we found out Frosta had reversed arms there was an announcement everyone would get a free gift?  Well that gift has been announced and every subscriber will be getting a free random figure (probably of leftover stock).  They say they will also be covering the shipping so basically it is a 100% free addition to Mosquitor and Procrustus this month.  Here is the official email, sent personally to “%%FIRST_NAME%%” … they are still working that out, much like the My Sub page, oh boy …

[box style=”note”]

Hi %%FIRST_NAME%%,

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to say “thank you” for being a loyal Club Eternia® subscriber in 2012. It’s been a great year with incredible highs (Fisto™, Rattlor™ – two vintage figures that surpassed even our expectations) the occasional minor misstep (Frosta’s gloves), and more incredible highs (Griffin, a 200X beast, and Shadow Weaver – our first Filmation figure!).

So, to make sure you know how much we value your business and as promised at Power Con in noting the issue with Frosta’s gloves, we’re sending you a FREE gift… a basic Masters of the Universe® Classics figure will be included with your December subscription shipment! You won’t know which one you’re getting until it arrives and because it’s our gift to you, shipping for this freebie figure is 100% paid by Mattel. While we originally thought this gift might not come until late next year, we wanted to end 2012 with a bang and make sure you get your free gift before the year is up!

Looking ahead, 2013 promises to be even more powerful! We’ll start out the year with Ram Man® and Netossa™, then get ready for the arrival of the first Castle Grayskull® playset in 30 years.

Again, thank you for being a part of our MOTUC family. We wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!

The MattyCollector.com Team[/box]

I know some people are down on the idea and I can understand to an extent since they did kind of make it sound like we would be getting something new.  On the other hand it is a whole figure which I also think is a pretty cool deal, even if it ends up being one I already own.  This seems like a polarizing decision by Mattel, but ultimately it makes me happy even if their motive is to just clear warehouse space.

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