Mattel's Hoverboard Interview: A Beyond the Marquee Exclusive Video !

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  1. Mooniteman

    Mooniteman Well-Known Member

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    Last Friday I was very lucky to get to Interview Scott Neitlich from Mattel about their new Hoverboard Replica and grill him in person about all the details and functions of their new replica... Needless to say I'm super impressed - and hopefully it will answer even the most die-hard fans questions!


    Enjoy!

    Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series *Extended Edition* (Episode 10)

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    -AJ
     
  2. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    Awesome bro! This video really got me more excited about the release, great interview.
     
  3. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great interview AJ! I am now going to preorder because of this interview!
     
  4. Mooniteman

    Mooniteman Well-Known Member

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    This interview answered all of my own questions as well ( because I could literally ask ) I was worried by the prototype when I first saw it - but I made sure to really ask about the more hardcore details when talking too him (mostly off camera) and he was sure to mention everything that we prop enthusiasts were concerned about. These guys have studied this prop as much as us - and they are dead set on implementing that knowledge.
     
  5. Gary Weaver II

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    Mattel better be giving you a couple boards for free. That interview just secured my preorder for two of those things :) Great job.

    -Gary
     
  6. Cadeian

    Cadeian Active Member

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    No kidding. Great interview! Looks like Matty gets some more of my cash...
     
  7. Sundowner

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    Awesome AJ, top notch fella right here!
     
  8. emeraldnite

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    Just saw the video and am relieved to here him mention all the non-accurate areas of their "show" board--although I feel a little bad for whoever whipped that up for the Toy Fair, as it basically got bashed. :confused
     
  9. Pitbull

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    It's because of me CMON now :cool
     
  10. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Shark still looks fake...
     
  11. Mooniteman

    Mooniteman Well-Known Member

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    love this
     
  12. MrSinistar

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    Epic interview, AJ! It answered a LOT of questions I had and I'm glad to hear they're trying to make this as accurate as possible. I'm definitely gonna get this :D
     
  13. MattMunson

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    Great video, man! Really well put together, and fun to watch. Good stuff.

    Oh, hoverboard looks great too :)
     
  14. Jedifyfe

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    /\ I agree. Honestly AJ, I would not have preordered if I hadn't seen your interview. You also have a great on camera presence and personality. I hope you geat more work! :thumbsup
     
  15. McBaine

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    I ordered the hoverboard from Mattycollector and was told the amount would only be deducted from my account once the item was ready to ship. These are months away from shipping yet I noticed a transaction on my account for digital river for $156. I rang up my bank and cancelled my card and disputed the transaction thinking it was bogus. Now I am not sure if it was for the hoverboard but the transaction seemed a bit sus, especially when I was told the amount wouldn't be deducted till the item shipped. Anyone else noticed this?
     
  16. Kerr Avon

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    I think they said that an amount would be 'held' on the account, as in marked reserved or unavailable, but the amount wouldn't actually be charged yet. Isn't cancelling your card right away a little bit of jumping the gun?
     
  17. Gary Weaver II

    Gary Weaver II Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I already got a pending transaction for the two I pre-ordered. Sure looks like they are charging accounts now.

    -Gary
     
  18. McBaine

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    Not really when you consider the transaction was marked as "DIGITALRIVER.COM LUXEMBOURG"

    Sounds a bit foreign to me. Even when paying on mattycollector it said to look for mattycollector on your bank statement. No such title or mention of mattycollector for that transaction. I looked up digitalriver and it seems there are hundreds of people with the same problem, having amounts debited from their accounts without knowing why. I don't want to take that risk, if that means not getting the hoverboard, so be it.
     
  19. Mooniteman

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    I wanted to make sure I asked real questions and asked permission to comment on the lack of certain details and Scott was all too happy to jump on it - he is a really HUGE BTTF Fan - I was super surprised.

    Thanks I Didn't put it together that was my friend steve over at Beyond the Marquee - he put this together in abut a day !

    Thanks mate ! I hope so too !

    Sounds like something else is going on here - haven't heard of this being connected to Matty at all - i've had problems similar to this in the past, but it's always from something odd like my account getting hacked or clicking an advert by accident when making a purchase on Fandango (hate Fandango)

    Cheers!
    -AJ
     
  20. Pitbull

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    Great interview AJ :thumbsup you had me sold lol

    -Mike
     
  21. Dredgen

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    Mattel hired Digital River to run Matty Collector. They handle every thing from billing to shipment. That charge was indeed for your hover board. Why they're charging people now and holding the funds is beyond me but then again Digital River doesn't have the best track record. I've been dealing with them since 2009 (I collect MOTUC).
     
  22. McBaine

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    In that case perhaps I shouldn't have cancelled the card and the transaction but it seemed a bit sus and i wasnt going to take the risk. judging by digitalriver's large unhappy customer base i am just gonna have to let the purchase go and hope to get one through ebay
     
  23. steveo3002

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    hmm thats disapointing , so they dont reserve it at all , just charge us now

    if anything happens between now and the shipping date wont it be too late to make a claim

    can they even charge for something not on the shelf?
     
  24. benhs1898

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    That is called an authorization. It's not an actual charge. They explain the whole pre-order process on the pre-order page.

    From the Hoverboard page:

    "How Pre-Orders Work
    When you place a pre-order for your Hoverboard, your bank card will be pre-authorized $120 plus shipping/taxes/fees for each Hoverboard you order. Your bank will "reserve" this amount from your available balance until your Hoverboard(s) ships in November/December, at which time you will be charged."
     
  25. McBaine

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    I'm not sure how 'pre-authorization' is any different from being charged. The amount is deducted from your available balance, not included in accumulating interest, basically it isn't yours anymore... if the transaction at least mentioned 'mattycollector' I would have taken a closer look at where the transaction came from.
     
  26. benhs1898

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    It is different. It looks and acts like a charge but it isn't. It's basically Digital River making sure you have the money in your account then the authorization drops and no money is removed from your account. There are many sites that work like this especially with pre-orders. Amazon does a double authorization.

    Edit: Either way, this information was clear and available. No offense, but it sounds like you over-reacted.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  27. steveo3002

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    so our credit card bill would only come through after delivery?

    ive had the reserve done at car rental places , nothing happens they just hold onto $xx
     
  28. Shylaah

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    It's a simple pre-authorization. The money is being "saved" to spend later on the item when it becomes available. The seller puts a hold on that amount of money on you credit card and that amount cannot be used then for anything else. It, in effect, reduces your available credit for the time the money is held. If you have a $1000 credit limit and $400 is held in reserve, then you only have $600 to spend else where until the reserve is charged and then paid off. You have not been charged the $400 that is in reserve, as in you do not yet owe it and it will not accrue interest until it has been charged to your account, but it's locked up and you can't use it for anything else either. But, gee, 8 or 9 months seems a very long time to have your money tied up in limbo.

    Shylaah
     
  29. Kerr Avon

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    It's just making sure that you have the money available when they do charge it. You don't pay any interest on the money, it's just not available.
     
  30. PropsGallore

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    so before i said how upset I was over mattels hoverboard prototype and how i would never buy one.. but after watching the interview and pretty much everything i was upset about they promised they were changing, then I got really happy and as long as they stick to their word, im going to buy one for sure
     
  31. benhs1898

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    I wonder how freaking scared they got when everyone started denouncing the prototype.
     
  32. Steamboat Spidey

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    I knew I'd seen you before, and it just hit me. Great interview and great job at voicing Marty in the game!
     
  33. Davlin

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    Thanks for the interview, great in-details one.
    I had to sold a kidney to have the cash, but thanks / because of you, Matty now have a bit more of my money. ;)
     
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