Doomsday Turns Into Doomsdelay

BHG81_001_600x600Mattel began selling their "last" DC Universe Classics figure – an oversized Doomsday figure – on their Mattycollector site last Tuesday – for current subscribers of their Masters of the Universe line -and Wednesday for the rest of us.

Doomsday was listed as available, in-stock, and when bought, the customer received an e-mail that the item was getting ready to ship.

Only, that hasn't happened. Turns out it wasn't exactly in stock for everyone.

In a posting to their Facebook page yesterday – a week after the sale started – and not in an e-mail to the customers who bought the figure, they revealed that they didn't have Doomsdays to ship out, that more were coming, but are currently on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Doomsday "Unleashed" Update: Just wanted to let everyone know that Doomsday is currently on his way across the Pacific to our distribution centers so he may ship to customers a little later than planned. We'll ship them out as they arrive, so some customers may get theirs before others. All of them should ship before the holidays, but we'll let you know as soon as we've got more information.

Customers on the Facebook page are for the most part livid and feel lied to. Some are requesting free shipping as a result of the delay…

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