Post by rkmo: Mandatory Choice on Oct 17, 2018 17:06:10 GMT -5
Why did it seemingly become a necessity for Mattel to release so many figures as exclusives to one retailer or another? Corporate heads may have lobbied for them but inventories for the individual stores always struggle to keep stocks up-to-date to properly carry the lines. Does it have anything to do with some kind of push to produce as many figures as possible before the sunset of the Mattel license?
Can you share some insight concerning the decision to release store exclusive figures alongside the main Elite lines, aside from, "getting them out for collectors." Was this a purposeful plan to provide an incentive for stores to better stock and sort out their inventories? And do you expect that result with this model?
Why choose to short pack figures that are part of a Build series, specifically referring to the FB Elite Harley Race? If you need all of a certain series to complete a build, wouldn't the fig overpacked (Austin) that might end up sitting on the shelves cause delays in new shipments?
Are there any plans to produce any figures or sets that would include a Raw Roulette wheel or an Anonymous Raw GM laptop?
With the recent closures and/or struggles of brick-and-mortar retail giants and major customers of Mattel products, are you still comfortable with your current business model or do you seek to tweak your focus to take further advantage of the online market?
If you can answer this, what effects will US customers feel if those currently running the US Gov't decide to put tariffs on toy shipments from China? Would it mean figures will be that much harder to find because stores wouldn't order as much? Or would it likely mean an increase in price?
-How many Epic Moments flashbacks are coming in 2019? In 2018 only 1 of the 5 was a flashback -Can we expect any more WCW belts that we haven't seen? -Are you hoping to do any offbeat gimmicks like Shark or Red Rooster in the near future? -Will Fan Central continue past wave 2? Will the fan vote return? -Is there anyone recently signed to a deal that you are excited to get to work on? -Going forward will the Walmart Flashback line emphasize build a figure or build a set more?
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2018 18:16:01 GMT -5 by erikg: added one more question
Before Goldberg's DM release, it was stated that he would have a unique torso. Obviously that didn't happen. What changed and why? Also, does this mold exist and if so, will we see it in the near future? Or was it scrapped entirely?