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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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Crazy. A few have popped up IN HAND on ebay for over inflated prices as well. So they're starting to trickle in, just really slowly. Hmmm...

Still no news of them hitting the UK annoyingly. We may be waiting months, we may even not get him at all. It's a waiting game now and waiting sucks.

2am!? I have better things to do then stay up looking at websites trying to find him! That is ridicules, they need to stop beating around the Bush and put him out in the stores. They already have a lot of really upset people around the world because of there mistakes and problems. The least they could do is do what the promised they would, RELEASE HIM!!!!!

adora said:

Ok so slo mo was on the Mattel website this morning but now he is gone. It did say in stock around 2am my time but now it's like he wasn't even there! I did get an email saying they are processing my order so hopefully I will get a sent email soon

These inflated prices not only make the company look bad, but also make a whole lot of people mad. I wonder if they are aware of that, while I doubt they would do anything to stop it. I wish for the time being they would put restrictions on the number of dolls people could by to ensure everyone had a far chance at getting him. Of course I doubt they would, as they only care about the money. But guess what!? They are losing money!!!! Because the few dolls they have released are being sold for almost 20x store price!!!  You know you would think a company as large as Mattel would be smart about this, but as it seems they are not. The only reason I started buying Mattel products again was because of the monster high dolls. They lost my business when they turned Ken into a metro sexual sissy and turned barbie world pink..

They are slowly starting to lose my business once again!

purple_monkfish said:

Crazy. A few have popped up IN HAND on ebay for over inflated prices as well. So they're starting to trickle in, just really slowly. Hmmm...

Still no news of them hitting the UK annoyingly. We may be waiting months, we may even not get him at all. It's a waiting game now and waiting sucks.

I agree with you 100% on that.. Release the items in the frigging stores so people can buy it enough with the games, and the hunt... I collected collectable Barbie, for years, but stopped after years of game playing by Mattel, and I started back after Mobster High, but these petty games continue... This stuff is nothing new the shortages in certain areas, releasing to some stores but not others, selling it online only, when it was announced the stores would carry.. Nothing new.



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madpiratepixie said:

2am!? I have better things to do then stay up looking at websites trying to find him! That is ridicules, they need to stop beating around the Bush and put him out in the stores. They already have a lot of really upset people around the world because of there mistakes and problems. The least they could do is do what the promised they would, RELEASE HIM!!!!!

adora said:

Ok so slo mo was on the Mattel website this morning but now he is gone. It did say in stock around 2am my time but now it's like he wasn't even there! I did get an email saying they are processing my order so hopefully I will get a sent email soon

Thanks.  :)

Victoria Niccals said:

Asda is a British supermarket chain ^^

beegirl83 said:

Kind of embarrassed to ask, but what is "asda"??  Thanks.  :)

Abbeyrocks said:

operetta FCA is on asda direct website good news for those like me who have no asda near them.

i predict a black carpet 2 pack happening with frankie and ghoulia so odd they havn't got a doll in the series yet.

what ever happened to once upon a zombie they seemed to be around december then totally disapeered no restock or other stores selling.

Thank you.  :)

purple_monkfish said:

Asda is a supermarket in the uk, owned by Walmart.

Dunno what's up with OUAZ, TRU haven't restocked in forever, on anything. Their stock is just... bizarre.

i have a huge problem with buying online, manly because I dont have a credit or debt card. when ever I do buy things online I use a pre paid card, and I almost never have money on it. I only put some on when I know I need to. so if they are only going to see him online and in limited number, at like 2AM.. then I may never get him!!!! 

I stopped collecting Barbie when they turned ken into a metro sexual sissy and made Barbie's would pink! I know that she's popular with girls but not all girls like pink!! do you know how much spray paint I have had to use to "fix" the pink.so sick of it... 

 
Onlyalisa said:

I agree with you 100% on that.. Release the items in the frigging stores so people can buy it enough with the games, and the hunt... I collected collectable Barbie, for years, but stopped after years of game playing by Mattel, and I started back after Mobster High, but these petty games continue... This stuff is nothing new the shortages in certain areas, releasing to some stores but not others, selling it online only, when it was announced the stores would carry.. Nothing new.



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madpiratepixie said:

2am!? I have better things to do then stay up looking at websites trying to find him! That is ridicules, they need to stop beating around the Bush and put him out in the stores. They already have a lot of really upset people around the world because of there mistakes and problems. The least they could do is do what the promised they would, RELEASE HIM!!!!!

adora said:

Ok so slo mo was on the Mattel website this morning but now he is gone. It did say in stock around 2am my time but now it's like he wasn't even there! I did get an email saying they are processing my order so hopefully I will get a sent email soon

my baby and Slo Mo...

Real nice!! Do I have to ask? lol

meaning where?



inlov said:

Real nice!! Do I have to ask? lol

Ya lol

http://www.toysonline.com.au/monster-high-ghoul-spirit-sloman-slo-m... out this is where i got Catty Noir like 2 months before it was out in United States

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