Jul 27, 2015

The King Hiss Screwjob

The first Neitlich-esque move by the New Matty Team has been made:
I know you guys have been wondering about King Hssss and now that I have some concrete answers I can share what’s going on.
Yes, the new torso was scheduled to be released with Buzz Saw Hordak. However, when we tried to combine the two we found out that it wouldn’t be possible to do so due to costs. We tried a few different options (alternate packaging, higher price point, etc.), but none of these choices made sense (business or common).
So here’s what we’ve decided to do: King Hssss will still be released in 2015 but he will arrive as a complete figure. Accessories, alternate head, another set of legs…it will all be there. After reviewing all the different factors that went into making this product this was the only thing that made sense as well as the right thing to do. We know that promises were made regarding how you were supposed to receive this figure but ultimately…it just wasn’t possible. It didn’t sit well with any of us to force you to pay a premium for this item so we decided to put the power in your hands.
As a sub holder you will not be locked in to purchasing this figure. King Hssss will be offered during the month of November as an add on item. If you want him, he’ll be available during Early Access; if not, you won’t be obligated to purchase. All remaining stock not purchased will be offered during our November All Access sale.
There will be pictures posted of the bendy headed Snake Men leader at a later date, but I didn’t want to wait any longer to give you a heads up.
Transparently Yours,
Skeletor’s Love Child 

That would sum up my reaction in less than 10 seconds. But, this is the House of Rants and if I don't go on a long winded tirade, that means I'm slipping.

and here we have ♠ talking about how King Hsss' Snake Torso is guaranteed to subscribers. (From the time he WAS STILL ON MATTEL.)

Also, ON FREAKING NOVEMBER!? What do we have on that Month?

Well, There's Dragstor, Veena, Point Dread, Filmation Teela, and Talon Fighter, The new King Hssss.
Seriously... Pinned between a pair of 4 Figure Months: Perfuma, Ceratus, Flying Fists He-Man vs Terror Claws Skeletor and on the other end Phravus, Dare, The Laser variants... Not only that but we're getting this on Freaking Point Dread Month...

WE WERE PROMISED TO GET THIS SNAKE TORSO, IF WE SUBBED. The Torso would be PART OF THE SUB, just not showing up with He-Man and Hsss two-pack. This solution doesn't please me since I have to PAY EXTRA FOR IT, PRAY IT DOESN'T SELL OUT ON EARLY ACCESS (and hope that shipping costs for Point Dread AND this Figure are not Wallet Rapists...)


  1. the first Neitlich-esque move ?

    no early access for SDCC, 3 power-con exclusives not available online, ninjor available for DOS, the flippant dismissal of our power-con concerns & now this.

    same s#!t, different team

  2. To be fair Ninjor was still under Neitlich's tenure.
    The Power Con issue while still a massive dick move is not a Neitlich-esque move. (In all fairness, Neitlich at least had the exclusives always released on Matty at a later date.)

    This one is the only one that LOOKS Like something Neitlich would pull off. Hence the "First Neitlich-esque move" because I'm aware it won't be the last... though one could argue that throwing Neitlich under the bus was the first ♠ maneuver...