Anybody else thinking it’s Mike’s Halloween costume this year? And Mike has just happened to try it on?
I have absolutely no idea what the heck is happening there.
the jughead looking smarmy faced bastard is “matty”, the character created as the mascot for “mattycollector” mattel’s adult-collector oriented online store (mostly ghostbusters and he-man toys). mattel is an evil, evil company, and despite having some of the best toy sculptors (4 horsemen) in the biz and make some awesome figures, they constantly metaphorically kick their fans in the nuts, by way of countless quality control issues, or distribution flubs, or general middle fingers to their consumer base. the prices for their “adult” figures are obscenely high, and they typically sell a few new figures every month on a specific day at noon, and everyone flips out and the ordering process is a nightmare. mattel considers figures to be failures if they dont sell out within minutes, so they’re constantly baiting fans to go apeshit by threatening that popular toylines will be unable to continue if a figure doesn’t “do well”. the latest blunder involves roboto, where all the he-man roboto figures were manufactured with the shoulders put on backwards, and mattel basically responded as usual, with a snide “woops. oh well suckers!” see also the “gleek debacle”, the “DC unlimited collection wave 5 walmart exclusive disaster”, etc. etc. /rant
Ahhh, now I get it.
Did Matty do something in particular that was ball-kick worthy, or is this just a commentary on their general policies?
I just saw an image of Matty one morning recently and decided he looked like he just kicked you in the balls.
So true it hurts… like a kick in the balls. Well played Willis, well played indeed.
Matty is the new trollface.
To true, Matty runs that stupid website like a man trying to kick you in the nuts.
One thing I never understood – the Cars Toons subline of the die-cast cars, representing even more fun, kid-friendly variations of the movie characters, and one of the versions of Mater, as a Tokyo drift racer – is only available through the Collectors’ Club?! Just feels wrong to me…
Every 15th of the month, this is what it feels like to try and buy something off Matty.com’s website.
The sad part? The problems that started when they created the monthly sale program are STILL THERE over a year later and they WILL NOT fix the problems.
In every board across the internet that deals with DC Universe Classics and He Man classics you will find the exact same issues happen month after month and Mattel and Digital River simply don’t care enough to fix the problem.
At least Bandai US, who is apaththic towards their customers, doesn’t outright hate us like Matty.com does.
I’ve never seen a product so hard to buy in my life. We want to give them our money, and they make it as hard as possible for us to give it to them.
Nevermind Matty and their crap, Digital River is always something I’m fond of ripping into. I first had to deal with their bull on the Capcom online store. It’s some of the WORST customer service I’ve ever had to deal with and weird-several-months-late charges from games I pre-ordered several months before hand…I have no idea why I ever agreed to joining Club Eternia. It’s the dumbest decision I’ve ever made.
You want to give them your money
You want to get their new action figures
But ’cause of how their stupid shop’s configured, it breaks down
This is almost as awesome as LAWesome.
Do one about Roboto’s swapped shoulders. Mista Roboto..Y MY SHOULDERS HURT..I EAT YOUR BABIES..
Y’know, I’ve seen pictures of this swapped-shoulders Roboto… how can anyone TELL???
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