On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for the Faceless One? For Battleground Teela? I’m a 4 on FO, 9 on BG Teela. That said, my excitement for BG Teela is less about the figure itself and more about the fact that she’s a figure from the 3-issue DC miniseries, my favorite piece of MOTU fiction.
Faceless One, though…for some reason I just can’t excited about him. Maybe that’ll change when I have him in hand.
This month we’ve also got:
- Slime Blower Winston – pretty tempted by this, actually, but it’ll be a last-minute decision.
- Retro Action John Stewart – afro included!
- Reissues of Grizzlor and Whiplash
On another note, let me tell you yet another Tale of Mattycollector Woe™. The credit card I’ve used for the site for years was about to expire, so when I got the new one I logged on to the Mattycollector website and carefully updated my payment information. That’s all–no change to my shipping or billing address, not even a new card number. Just a change of expiration date.
So then I get my renewal email…which referred to me by my mother’s name, and told me it was using my parents’ house as my billing address.
As you’d expect, this pissed me off pretty good. I immediately called Mattycollector and spent half an hour talking to an outsourced employee who ultimately told me there was nothing he could do.
I went back to Mattycollector and noticed that my card number, expiration date and shipping address were all accurate, so it occurred to me that the only thing that was wrong might be the email. Just to be sure, however, I entered my credit card as a brand-new card and deleted my parents’ address from the address book.
I have a theory on what happened. I think the very first time I ordered off Mattycollector, I had it shipped to my parents’ house because I was going to be on vacation when it arrived or something. Anyway, it stored my parents’ address on the site. When I went to re-enter my card, I noticed that it defaulted to my parents’ address as the billing address in the drop-down box, and I had to select my own address.
So here’s what I’m thinking: when I changed the expiration date on my current card, the system actually entered it as a new card and deleted the old one–but in the process, Digital River’s software being crap, it used my parents’ address as the default simply because it was first on the list.
Now here’s the good news: as far as I can tell, the only thing that had the wrong name and address is the renewal email. Everything else processed normally, and I received a shipping notice and so forth.
But seriously, Mattel, Digital River is a joke. I’m sure there are smaller, cheaper, and much more effective companies who would be thrilled to have your business.