View Full Version : MOTU how hard to find?

12-16-2002, 10:58 PM
I know that Mer-Man & Ram Man were shortpacked & I'm still looking for Mekanek, but today I found Teela, Orko, Trap Jaw, & Tri-Klops and I was just wondering if any of these new ones are short packed. I only picked up Teela & Orko, cause for some reason this particular TRU didn't have their figures marked at $7.99 (they were the old price of $8.99) and I'm cheap. I'm wondering should I go back tomorrow and pick up Trap Jaw & Tri-Klops or will they be fairly easy to find?

12-16-2002, 11:06 PM
Everything but He-Man and Skeletor is shortpacked, so you would have been wise to pick them up when you saw them. The case breakdowns are 6 figures per case. 4 Skeletor/1 Trap Jaw/1 Tri-Klops and 4 He-Man/1 Teela/1 Orko. Frankly, Mattel is making a huge mistake with their packout ratio, and it's going to make collectors and kids stop collecting the line, because they can't find the new figures.


Jar Jar Binks

12-17-2002, 11:37 AM
You said it JarJar. My TRU has 3 different versions of Heman and Skeletor. And they are all warming the pegs. Mattel is sort of new to the action figure era and is making a mistake with the shortpacking. THis has been the death of many toy lines.

JarJar, did you send off for the ToyFare Faker figure?

El Chuxter
12-17-2002, 12:06 PM
For Mer Man, check K-Mart. They're getting new exclusive versions of the original wave with trading cards. Pretty useless, but if you need old Finhead. . . .

Trap-Jaw and Tri-Klops are tough to find, but worth the effort. The two best of the line (and Trap-Jaw is, IMHO, the best action figure of any line, ever). Orko and Teela are a tad rarer, but I suspect it's mainly because their case is a bit newer.

Mekaneck is the Holy Grail of the line. I've been checking 2 Wal-Marts and a Target daily (plus any other stores when I'm able, up to 10 a day). This morning I saw the second Mekaneck I've ever seen. He comes in a case with Jungle Boogie He-Man and Ram Man, which is shipping less frequently than the others, I think.

12-18-2002, 12:09 AM
Well this morning I went to my local Target and as I was walking to the toy aisle I saw this guy walking away with a Tri-Klops & Trap Jaw, but there were no more on the shelf. Oh well, I found them once I'll most likely find them again, I've found everyone but Mekaneck. I saw those versions with the trading cards and I think Mattel's gone a little too far. First they short pack pretty much everyone but He-Man & Skeletor, then they release the first 6 at Wal-Mart with a video, then they make chase figures, now they're rereleasing them with cards! To me they're slightly out of control.

Jedi Master Silas
12-18-2002, 11:14 AM
I found Teela and Orko yesterday. Last week my friend at Wal Mart put aside a Trap Jaw and Tri Klops. I think it really stinks how they pack them int he case assortment. It seems ignorant to me.

12-19-2002, 12:09 AM
I found Trap Jaw & Tri-Klops today at a TRU they had about 3 or 4 of each. So I picked them up.

Jedi Master Silas
12-19-2002, 11:00 AM
Hey JJ where did you get the info on the case assortments? I was wondering because it seems like more folks are finding the the TK and TJ. I've been seeing more then one Teela and Orko while we have been out toy hunting. Ya' think they have been slipping a few each ones in the cases??

12-19-2002, 11:28 AM
So far I have seen all of 'em (except Orko and Teela) in retail stores, even Mekaneck (sp?).

However, I don't collect the MOTU stuff. I almost bought the He-Man/Skeletor 2-pack from Target, but I passed.

I also passed on a Dr. Doom with human face, which I guess is sorta rare.

Some have Mask off with HUMAN face:


Mask off with ROBOT face:


and there is even a gold variant:


WHY can't I have this kinda luck with Star Wars?

El Chuxter
12-19-2002, 12:10 PM
As I understand it, all Dooms are packed with the mask off. I don't know why since, to my knowledge, he never revealed his face and it's supposed to be horribly scarred.

BTW, my bet is that next week (after Christmas) those shelfwarming Target 2-packs will be marked down pretty drastically.

12-20-2002, 01:15 PM
I managed to snag a Teela when I was out of town, but I've yet to see Mekaneck, Tri-Klops, Trap Jaw or Orko yet.
My Wal*Mart was completely sold out of MOTU figures, even those crappy resculpts of He-Man and Skeletor. They only MOTU items they had left were Samurai Battle Cat and one of Skeletor's Raptors and one or two Grayskulls.

But, I would say if you can find them, grab them, because odds are they won't be there later. I might go out today to look and maybe I'll get lucky and find them.


P.S. Anyone who owns a Teela: is your Teela twisted slightly at the waist? I know that's her action feature (twist her and she'll twist back), but mine is permanently turned to one side. Sometimes with gimmicks like that, you can turn it until it ratchets and locks, but I'm afraid I might break this one. Any suggestions?

12-20-2002, 04:01 PM
I saw a couple of Ram Man today at KB, but I don't really do the MOTU figures.

Jedi Master Silas
12-20-2002, 05:50 PM
Well grab one of those puppies and send it to me QLD :) I Have not opened my Teela yet becasue she's wrapped under the tree but I'll let you know if mine does that to Lman after Christmas.

I saw 2 Trapjaws and 2 Triklops last night at Wally World. It seems to me that they are much easier to find or more plentiful then the Mekanak and Ram Man assortment.

Eternal Padawan
12-21-2002, 01:06 PM
I think Mattel should track down the Thundercats toy liscense and incorporate it into the MOTU figures... MOTU:Thundercats!

Then they could be on the new MOTU show with He-Man and the others.

By the way, suppose all your MOTU figures threw down on all your Marvel:Legends figures...which team would win? And who would be last man standing?

Darth forb1us
12-23-2002, 08:26 PM
Ive had Teela and Orko for a couple of weeks, found TriKlops yesterday, and Trapjaw today :D

Ramman is wrapped for xmas, and I need mekaneck and merman still :(
If anyone has either mekaneck or merman in their area, send me a message if you'd like to help a collector :)

12-24-2002, 04:21 AM
I was just coming here to mention I spotted a Merman at TRU tonight, but didn't have the extra cash to get him since it wasn't on my "must have" list. Sorry Forb1us. :( Good luck finding him though.

12-25-2002, 04:41 PM
my friend got me a Mekaneck for XMas. So now I might actually get JA He-Man & Spin Blade Skeletor

Prince Xizor
01-03-2003, 09:50 PM
It's funny, I don't collect the MOTU line, but I seem to have more luck finding them then the people who do. I have seen Mer-Man numerous times, as well as Ram-Man. Mekaneck I have seen twice, Orko and Teela maybe two or three times, and the Walmart near me I think still has a bunch of Trap Jaw and that other guy he comes packed with (I forget the name right now). Too bad I don't collect.

Darth forb1us
01-04-2003, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the mention JediTricks.
If anyone were to find, and was able to pick mekaneck or merman up I'd have a money order in the mail quicker then you can say "I found em for ya!" :) No worries :D