Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Smooth sailing at

The next time you’re trying to snag a exclusive, spare a thought for those of us on the other side of the globe who not only have to avoid the red screen of waiting, but have to get up at 2:00am to do it. As of Man-at-Arms I’m officially on the MOTUC bandwagon, and so until my 2010 subscription kicks in I have to sleep in the spare room on the 3rd or 15th of every month so that the 2:00am alarm doesn’t wake Mrs AFB up. It’s the kind of thing you’d only share with another collector, lest people think you’re totally insane. (I mean, I suppose I am, but I don’t want everyone to know……..)

There’s been a great deal of Internet traffic about how poorly Mattel’s SDCC booth was handled, so I have to give them props for the post-com experience at Expecting a long wait with so many exclusives up, I was surprised to log on at just before 2:00am and get the order screen straight away. Thumbs up for having all of the items on one screen. I picked up He-ro, the JLU 3-pack, the DCIH Anti-Monitor and the Wonder Twins 2-pack. I think I’m the only person out there who couldn’t care less about Gleek, but I paid the same price as those who got all three at SDCC, but less than I’d pay to Scalp-or, so win some, lose some.

Not taking anything away from those that had very frustrating experiences at SDCC, but Mattel certainly did well on the website end – even if I did have to get up in the middle of the night! Hope your experience was positive as well.

Until next time!



Westy said...

There are things I can't bring myself to do, and depriving myself of significant amounts of sleep to buy something is not one of them.

Still, it sounds better than the Hasbro Nick 'bound to induce' Fury MU figure, that I couldn't even get if I did subscribe to their crappy digital comics since... I'm in AUSTRALIA!

bigraj said...

I was able to get straight to the site about 15 minutes after the SDCC stuff went on sale with no trouble and order Egon w/Slimer. Got order confirmation 20 minutes later.

Now, just waiting on shipping confirmation. C'mon Matty!!!

Saranga said...

You get up in the night to get your goods? That's dedication!

fishmilkshake said...

I agree with Westy, amazing how difficult it is for Hasbro/Marvel to send stuff across water. Mattel on the other hand send international they just have nothing I want.

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