Response to Mattel’s Ghostbusters products have been so good, the company announced the formation of a special subscription club, similar to the Masters of the Universe club they offer through Matty Collector.
The announcement and details, posted today on the Matty Collector forums, is as follows;
Ghostbusters™ fans, your loyalty to this iconic brand is about to be rewarded… I’m thrilled to announce the all-new 2011 Club Ecto-1 – an annual subscription service that guarantees you’ll receive every standard 6” Ghostbusters™ figure released throughout the year!
How Club Ecto-1 Works
•Purchase a membership to Club Ecto-1 for $20 and you are guaranteed to receive all six of the 6” Ghostbusters figures released during the year. You also receive a club-exclusive figure (to be announced July 23rd at our Mattypalooza Fan Panel).
•About every other month in 2011, starting in January, you’re automatically shipped the 6” Club Ecto-1 Figure, for a total of 6 throughout the year. Each figure is $20, plus shipping costs and applicable fees/taxes.
•Exact figures are announced approximately two to three months from each on-sale date. The January, March, and club-exclusive figures will be revealed on July 23rd at the Mattypalooza Friday fan panel at San Diego Comic-Con, then here on MattyCollector.com.
•Figures begin processing (meaning they are billed and shipped) approximately two (2) business days prior to the official on-sale date. Along with guaranteed figures and the club-exclusive figure, this is one of our members’ favorite benefits because they usually start getting their figures sooner than non-members!
•The special club-exclusive figure will be shipped sometime around the first quarter of the year. The figure is included in the cost of the membership ($20), however applicable shipping and taxes/fees will be charged at the time of shipment.
•Special convention items, reissues, stands, or other accessories, are not included.
•All figures EXCEPT the club-exclusive figure will also be available at MattyCollector.com around the 15th of each month without the membership. You will have the option to buy additional figures, but availability isn’t guaranteed and the purchase limit is ten (10) per person.
•The only way to purchase the club-exclusive figure through Mattel is to buy a membership to Club Ecto-1. This item will not be sold separately on MattyCollector.com!
•Memberships are available for purchase from 7/21 at 4 p.m. PT through 8/4 at 4 p.m. PT here on MattyCollector.com. They can also be purchased at the Mattel booth located at San Diego Comic-Con during the convention.
•Once the enrollment period has ended, memberships cannot be purchased until the following year.
•Memberships are $20 each, plus the cost of the figures, shipping, and applicable taxes/fees.
•Your total commitment per membership is $140 (6 figures at $20 each = $120, plus $20 membership fee), plus shipping costs and applicable fees/taxes.
•You may purchase as many memberships as you want during the on-sale period. There are no limits.
•Once purchased, memberships may not be cancelled.
•When you purchase a membership, your credit card will be pre-authorized for the cost of the membership plus the first month’s figure. Your credit card will then be automatically charged every other month approximately two (2) business days prior to the official on-sale date of each figure. For more information about pre-authorizations, please visit the shop FAQs http://bit.ly/c2MP9t.
•Applicable taxes and fees apply and are billed as figures are processed. Please visit the shop FAQs for more information about domestic and international taxes and fees http://bit.ly/c2MP9t.
•Shipping costs apply and will vary depending on the destination, weight of the package, and the shipping method chosen. These costs are billed as figures are processed.
•If you purchase more than one membership at the same time, all figures purchased in a single transaction are shipped together to the “ship to” address given at the time of purchase.
•Should your card expire during the membership period, you’ll be able to update any credit card information. You can also change your billing and/or shipping address.
•Other figures purchased outside the membership (MOTU, additional Ghostbusters™, etc.) are charged and shipped separately.
Remember, Club Ecto-1 subscriptions are only available for a limited time. The 2011 membership subscription purchase period ends on August 4th at 4 p.m. PT, so get one while you can!
MAKE NOTE! MEMBERSHIPS GO ON SALE JULY 21ST (STARTING AT THE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON) FOR A LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME! ONCE CLOSED, YOU HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR!
Exciting news for anyone that hated spent a morning pressing refresh on their browser on sale days.