Hi Beedo,Doubledown: Well, back when MOTU was first starting out, the origins of the characters were VERY different. He-Man was a member of a Stone-Age jungle tribe who decided one day to go out and fight evil. He rescued a green woman (The Goddess) from a wild beast, and was deemed worthy to be Eternia's champion. He was given an axe, a shield, a sword, two power harnesses (one which generates a force-field, one which greatly increases his strength), and the Battle Ram, which can travel in space and time. He carved his new home by punching the heck out of a giant boulder, was a bit snarky, and gained a few allies in defending Castle Grayskull against the inter-dimensional demon, Skeletor, and his flunkies.
Then came the Filmation cartoon with the Prince Adam story, and the jungle He-Man was largely forgotten. Fast-forward to MOTU Classics, and the notion that here have been many, many He-Men throughout the centuries (so-called because they guard the mystic Sword of He) crops up, with "Oo-Lar the Jungle He-Man" being the last "random" He-Man before the title passes back to the royal lineage of King Grayskull in the form of Prince Adam. So, Oo-Lar was retconned into being the original mini-comics He-Man with a funny new name.
That's really cool! Thanks for sharing.Just got the Eldor / Sweet Bee / Light Hope shipment yesterday, and as cool as Light Hope is, I felt he needed some tweaks. So, I took some tools, some white Spandex, and some electronics, and . . . .
They sound like they're crazy. Hopefully it'll work out for you.SO I know this isn't a Mattel thing... it's for the mini-statues put out a few years ago. I just don't know where else to post. I found a Hordak Mini-statue on Gamestop's website. Totally psyched. It was in stock, around $25, and I have been looking for this for a while now. Well... If you shop at Gamestop, be careful! I'm not sure if anyone buys anything from them, but they're a trusted company right? Anyway...
If you order something online that shows it's in stock, it might not be. Their FAQ's show that they have 4 statuses: Pre-order, Usually ships in 24 hours (available now), back ordered, and currently unavailable online. It may show that it ships in 24 hours, but they may not actually have it. And if you want to cancel your "pending" order, THEY WON'T DO IT. I spoke to online support this morning, and they refused to cancel my order even though the site's FAQ's state that you can cancel an order. They said that I can send it back whenever it finally ships to me; which is a time frame that they can't confirm. So I have this pending order that will remain pending for an indefinite period of time. The item I ordered isn't made anymore, and they're saying that the manufacturer will be sending them more "soon." How can a manufacturer send them something that they haven't made for over 5 years? Once the inventory is gone, it's gone... they can't replace it, right! I've never dealt with a company that won't cancel an order. Even little small businesses will cancel an order that they can't currently fulfill, but not this national company.
Tell me if this is logical: based on their chat conversation with me, and in their FAQ's, if it's not in stock, the button to "add to cart" is supposed to be grayed out. The chat person confirmed that this is the rule. Gray = not in stock. Red = in stock and will ship in 24 hours. NOT out of stock. NOT back ordered. NOT pre-ordered. NOT "need to wait for the manufacturer to send it to us." It means, in stock and will be sent out to me roughly within a day. Chat person confirms that the button is still red and means it's in stock... no exception to the rule, and yet also confirms that they do not have the item in stock. So which is it? Is this not misleading? "We can't confirm a time frame," is what they said regarding when it will be back in stock. I can't cancel my order even though the company is unable to fulfill their side of the order agreement, and even though their site says that you can cancel depending on where the order is in the process. If you rely on a statement from a company when deciding whether or not to go ahead with a purchase, and this turns out to be wrong or untrue, this is identified as misrepresentation. If you enter into this type of transaction, then you are to be able to cancel the transaction. Apparently, this doesn't apply to GameStop. Luckily, this is only for a $30 item, and they luckily haven't charged my card yet. So I guess that this accounts for something. Just be careful.