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Right, so i've been running around for a few days trying to put this puzzle together.

Here in the Uk, there have been no Slo Mo sightings. I don't believe any stores in the US have seen him either.

Anyway, contacting every toy store who had him advertised, they all told me the same thing. "Our supplier didn't deliver"

Mattel UK informed me cases including Slo Mo would be released in April, a good three months after the initial release which is very worrying.

However I then had a chat with Mattel US who actually usually are more clued up on things (Mattel UK are morons, they tried to tell me at one point that Cupid wasn't being shipping in assortments with Draculaura when I had a freaking box of them IN FRONT OF ME)

Anyway, here's my conversation:

Me:  Why do no stores have him and only assortments of the three girls? despite clearly advertising all four characters on the boxes and in shops.
Diana:  Slo Mo is being released this year to the major retailers of Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us.
Me:  Yes, but Ghoul Spirt as a line has HIT major retailers
Me:  he is NOT in the cases.
Me:  why?
Diana:  Just a moment.
Mel:  and is there any word of when he might start to appear?
Diana:  Thank you for waiting.
Me:  No problem
Diana:  Here in the United States, he will be sold under his product number of BGD87 and be released later this spring.
Diana:  The cases of the dolls do not have the Slo Mo figure in it.
Me  So does that mean he'll get his own case or will you just seed him into the cases with the girls?
Diana:  I'm sorry that I do not have any information for the United Kingdom.
Me:  and if so, how is that going to help his scarcity?
Me:  I mean in the US
Me:  The problem is, the boy dolls are very in demand and with 1 per case, they sell out immediately
Diana:  I'm sorry. He is sold in a case of 6 to the major retailers.
Me:  then people resell them on Ebay for crazy inflated prices
Me:  So he's getting his own case?
Me:  JUST of him? No girls?
Diana:  You would need to check to see with the affiliate if the "Slo Mo” Mortavitch is going to be sold there.
Diana:  The case only has 6 of him in it.
Me:  That's amazing news, i'm so relieved to hear it.
Diana:  Can I help you with anything else today?
Me:  thank you for that.

Diana:  Thank you for contacting Mattel. Have a nice day!

So.. mattel US are saying that "in the spring" (March/April time?) we should see cases of just Slo Mo hit stores? If so, YES! But what the hell? Very strange way to do this release, why not include him in the initial run in the first bloody place *sigh*

But good news is, if this is true, we shouldn't have any trouble finding him within the US. Hopefully the UK stores that are having the trouble supplying him to annoyed customers, will also order these cases when the chance arises. Fingers and toes crossed, but I do feel better with a semi official word of single character cases.

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Yup,,,, got it from that guy. Seemed cheap to have a Slo Mo in my hands tomorrow!


robert hughes said:

u got it from toys4u right...he got them from mattel.com...i talked to him last night

doubledeckersoulwrecker said:

So last night I picked up a Slo No off of eBay for $46 shipped. It was in hand from Cali. My question is, do you guys this is going to get released and flood the stores or be tough to get?
By the way, Purple, not sure if you saw...amazon de has changed its information...no longer saying 4-6 weeks or 1-3 months...now is saying currently out of stock :((((((

purple_monkfish said:

So... you're willing to pay for a trip to canada on a very slim chance you might find a doll....  but not to ship a doll when it's widely available from the states to Japan?

Uh...

ok?

my mother in-law lives 40 minutes away from the Canadian boarder and she always goes up there, seeing that we will be there visiting family and other people. its an idea, and it wouldn't cost anymore then the rest of our trip would. although I would have to see just how much he really is showing up in Canada before im willing to go that far.

I might be able to find him before then on my own, seeing that we will be driving cross country. but that all depends on where and when we are able to stop. 

it would be several months once I get to japan before I would be able to have anything sent to me. I don't know how long mattel plans to allow his production to run. 
 
purple_monkfish said:

So... you're willing to pay for a trip to canada on a very slim chance you might find a doll....  but not to ship a doll when it's widely available from the states to Japan?

Uh...

ok?

I'm so tired of the run around with Slo Mo.  I just wanna find one... :(

I understand that,,, this has been the weirdest release. But I'm guessing that Mattel is making a ton of Slo Mo so that there will be enough once he hits. And in a year from now, you woulnt be able to give him away. ....a zombie epidemic



Torie said:

I'm so tired of the run around with Slo Mo.  I just wanna find one... :(

That would be ok by me.  I want one to keep in the box, one for my kid to play with, one for me to customize...and maybe another... :D

doubledeckersoulwrecker said:

...And in a year from now, you woulnt be able to give him away. ....a zombie epidemic



Torie said:

I'm so tired of the run around with Slo Mo.  I just wanna find one... :(

when i gave my daughter hers she was excited for 5mins then got to playing with jackson and frankie..but i always buy 2 of someones first doll..one to play with and one for storage

This is going to be Scaris Deuce all over again... Scarce at first then a few months later he'll be sitting on shelves at walgreens for $11
I hope you guys are right. Really hope so
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