But why not exclusive or variant movie versions of Skelly and He-Man?
Gwildor, Saurod and Blade, I would expect are all fair game since they were made into toys.
Everyone else from the movie?.... I dunno.
I don't mind waiting a few years for movie versions of Skeletor and He-Man. But I would like to have them.
It puzzles me to no end why Mattel would make those as the original figures but not other movie versions of the characters.
Also when the movie came out orignally MOTU was very close to the end, and Mattel knew it. Part of the decline was due to the same thing that hurt 200x, a lot of the big 2, not so much of the others. The movie didnt do all that well either. So knowing that the big two were not selling (plus if they did them there was the possiblity of having to pay for the actors likness as I am not sure how the contracts were written) they went with a few others. Instead of repaints they went with new molds and new charcters hoping to breathe new life into MOTU. It just didnt work. The movie charcters, unless I am mistaken, were in the last wave of MOTU so there was no chance to make any other characters after that.
Well, My question about the issue of them having the rights to make unproduced Movie Characters made it to the next Q&A so i guess we will know by next month or so if they have the rights or not.
As I recall, the NA He-man and Skeletor versions were based off the Movie versions. I wouldn't be surprised to see "Variants" of them in shall we call it, coincidental colorations?
Oh, and from the movie, I'd only be interested in a Langella Skeletor, and perhaps Evil Lyn.
I like the Frank Langella Skeletor but I think I could do without these types of figures.
I agree with the point in avoiding actor likenesses and just using some different paint jobs and acessories to make them look like the movie style. Maybe a grizzlor could become a movie beastman.
I think I'd buy a Blade or a Saurod. I thought they were pretty good characters.
I think the Blade and Saurod figures for their time were rather impressive, especially for MOTU. Just too bad we could never get movie He-Man or Skeletor.
Just put the Skeletor and He-Man from this series in movie outfits, maybe give Skeletor an alternate head sculpt ala Man At Arms.
Do movie Teela and Man At Arms too.
The point I was trying to make was that yes, those of us with the line from the start did have all those characters, but this was the 6th year of MOTU, and we hadn't seen MAA, Teela and Beast-Man since the first year, and Evil-Lyn since the 2nd, and these were the characters that appeared most on the cartoon, MAA, Teela and Beast-Man also featured on POP.
Whilst variants brought the new line down, I think a couple of extra ones in the original line may have helped. Plus we may have got a MAA with mustache!!
We already had movie He-man and Skeletor.
They're called Laser Light He-man and Skeletor. Discuss.
I guess you are counting those because I assume they came with the movie mini-comic, right? Even though they don't resemble the movie counterparts at all like the three other movie figures.
Still if we are to go that far, then there is a precedent to make movie versions of Skeletor and He-man for the new series :D .
Because I thought that's the whole point of this series. This very question was brought up in the Toyfare interview. The 4H didn't outright shoot it down.
If not likenesses, they can sorta be given movie like costumes. As chases or variants, I would love that.
Take the vintage Star wars figures for example, those look awful to me and always did. The new ones look much better since they're almost dead on likenesses. I'd be very ticked off If they made a Capt. Picard star trek NG figure that looked nothing like Patrick Stewart, or a Han Solo figure that looks nothing like Harrison Ford. The actor IS the character.
Same goes for any motu movie figures, they should look very much like the characters/actors from the movie. Otherwise don't bother making them at all. Authenticity & accuracy is what matters most imo. I'm not real keen on the movie myself, i was disappointed by it as a kid & never got any of the movie figs. :hmtung:
If they made them now, with improved sculpts & such i'd probably buy them all though (not sure about the HM & skelly though), but most likely gwildor i would buy even though I would have preferred to have seen Orko in the movie instead.
Blade, Saurod & Gwildor, yes. If they make Karg, yes. The others, not so sure about. I prefer the toon/toy versions of them more.
Just Blade for me please! He´s very cool, but the rest,:sksad::hmroll: