She was my favorite of the POP characters after Kowl and Catra so I look forward to seeing her.
We're probably going to get the Filmation Mermista, since she's on the map and we've ONLY received Filmation PoP figures so far :shsad:, so (if that's the case), at the very least I think it would be nice if she had some toy influence (if they're not doing the "polly pocket" pick your preference idea I've been throwing around).
For example, in the Style Guide her scale body looks shimmery/sparkly, so that could be painted metallic like her green tail was (most are silver now for some reason).
It would also be wicked awesome if the gave her a removeable belt in the same style as the toy and 2 necklaces. One teardrop one like Filmation and the fish one her toy has.
I wonder if she will have two heads? Her toy head is VERY different. She was packaged with a Lady Gaga type hairstyle (big knot on the top, left side of her head and one at the bottom right. It's sort of a "crooked pigtails" look). :calol:
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Mermista's action figure was probably the biggest disappointment for me from the original line. I didn't like how her mermaid's tail looked bulky and 'unmermaidenly'...for lack of a better word. I'm really hoping that the MOTUC version comes with separate detachable legs.
As for all the She-Ra bashing, this is an old, tired story. Get over it boys! She-Ra was/is/always will be a part of MOTU whether you like it or not. Honestly, aren't we all old enough here to get past this 'too girlie' nonsense?!?! I guess this is a perfect example that age does not equal maturity.
I have a feeling they'll do the same thing with her legs as they do with King Hssss. Just give her a seperate fish tail to change out. I can't wait to see her!
The action feature isn't bad on the vintage. What are you expecting for the 80's?? She's a mermaid. She shoots water. It's ok.
Now that Filmation rights are on the table, for Mermista's legs and tail, which direction do you think they'll take with her? Will she have a silver belt around her waist as a mermaid, or will it be a seamless tail that extends to underneath her bust like Filmation?
Will she have the bathing suit cut bottoms and unique cut boots like the action figure, or will she have the seamless pants with the "Aquaman" fins on the back of her lower legs? Which do you prefer? I don't know which one I like better at this point.
I personally don't care. I just want a Mermista figure. Now that we have Queen Marlena, and Sorceress and Shadow Weaver are on the way, Mermista is my absolute most wanted figure.
Though, considering history, I think she'll mimic the style guide.
Mermista is one of my most wanted POP characters. I personally would like to see her made with a "seamless" tail into the top without the belt. I think without the belt she'll looks more like the tail is a real part of her body and not a costume. For her legs I'd like to see them done in the same color as her tail with no boots but a fin, as if her tail just separates into legs. Whatever way they make her I'll be happy, just make her.
these are the characters i dread in motu.
i'm a completest & will get her anyway but, mermista seems to much like a mermaid barbie to me it has to much of a little girls toy feel to it. thats how i feel.
The more I think about it, I kinda want the belt to be removable, like Fisto's belt or the belt with Adora & Queen Marlena. That way, those who want the action figure belt look can werq that look, and those who want it to look like the seamless Filmation fish tail can be happy too. If only they'd be wise enough to implement that solution...
So are most people hoping for the Filmation blue legs with the fins on the back of the lower legs?
I'm not much of a POP fan, but Mermista is one of my most wanted figures. Don't ask me why.. :sklol:
You know, I was thinking there are two ways they could get in both legs and tail fairly easy:
1 - Like King Hsss has two tops, she could have two bottoms. However, that doesn't give you a seamless tail like many seem to hope for.
2 - They could make interchangeable outfits like Queen Marlena, with the tail being like the dress, but her legs would fit entirely inside. Personally, I think this option would be best for a couple different reasons; we would get the seamless tail that runs from her chest down, and the tail would have a rubbery texture that might partially allow "articulation" through the enclosed legs. (Plus, I just think it might look nicer.)
On the belt I agree with Kevenn it should be removable.
It's true, having a tail "dress" put on will make her look waaaaay too bulky and less slim where her tail should be.
I agree with Kevenn's remark as well. It would be cool to have her belt removeable giving us the two options, Filmation look and toy.
To be honest, filmation and toy mermista weren't really that different, style wise. The only big difference was her shiny mermaid tail.
I really do hope she isn't too far away, but since she is considered one of the more obscure characters, I wouldn't be surprised if she IS farther than we all think. :hmsad:
I made a mock-up of what I would like Mermista to look like in MOTUC. I really suck at recolouring, so I did it really quickly and it erased the details in her shell bra and tail fin. Sorry about that!
Here she is:
Filmation ankle fins
Toy alternate head
Added scale detail on body
Here's the thing as I see it - her legs should look like her fin since they're formed from her fin. The Filmation design achieves that through consistency of colour and the back of her legs staying finned (I actually read her as naked from the waist down throughout the She-Ra cartoon, in human as well as mermaid form, and she doesn't have human genitalia since she's a mermaid who only pretends to be human). The toy design... doesn't. It's a woman in boots, which is considerably less interesting - she should be just as inhuman as the likes of Buzz-Off or Clawful, yet beautiful with it.
And yes, that means any scale design they put on the tail should be replicated on her legs and lower torso. [There's actually hints of this in the right-hand styleguide images on pg1 of this thread.]
[PS: Aren't you the one who complains about "dull Filmation colours"? You sure turned the brightness dial down with those colours there :motung:]
Plus, I think the Filmation "body suit" Mermista is very boring looking. :( I like her becoming human.
About the toy colours: in my opinion, they are much prettier and fit better with her character. Etheria/PoP is all about magical, mystical, beautiful places, people and creatures being taken over by dark, cold machinery and monsters.
The Filmation green on Mermista looks like gross sea weed...and having her hair and body being the same colour of water seems very bland. I had her shell bra and tail fin a lighter colour, but I made them a bit darker to match the bracelets Emiliano drew because they would be too much effort to recolour. :shlol:
So, basically the ONLY difference we're talking about are her thighs, which - since they'd be the same colour as the lower torso and lower legs and would be tooled at the same time - should be able to be included in the same mould, keeping costs down, yes?
Okay, now you're just makin' stuff up!
Her human legs would be re-used thighs, shins and feet. New pieces: upper boots and bathing suit bottom (3 pieces...5 if they make the fin shoes which aren't a necessity).
The Filmation legs new parts: thighs, shins, boots, feet (7 pieces).
Her Filmation "human" form is all the same colour which is VERY boring and bland, in my opinion and is MUCH more costly to make.Quote:
But she isn't, and that's something that should be accentuated, albeit without compromising the fact she's meant to be beautiful.
Okay, now you're just makin' stuff up!
I was talking about the Styleguide image. Regardless, I stand by my opinion on loving the Toy colours which look more tropical paradise...where mermaids are from. ;)Quote:
Her hair and body are, uh, not a million miles away from those colours you so want on Frosta! [The contrast absent on toy-Frosta comes from the dark green, before you pick me up on that - toy-Frosta's trying to contrast pale blue with white! :p]
By the way, thanks for posting that image of Filmation "human" Mermista. It looks more like pajamas. :lol:
I altered the shell bra, tail fin and bracelets to the original colour I had. Also, I coloured the boots the darker aqua colour. IF they do my human legs idea with the fin "shoes" (or if they add them to the feet), they would look better in that colour. If they just make them boots, they should be entirely the lighter colour. :)
Also, I would LOVE it if they could give her body a metallic paint job...kind of like how they used the metallic blue paint on Trap-Jaw.
Metallic aqua, like this nail polish. :lol:
I would not be surprised to see them use the Shadow Weaver pelvis (obviously with the bat changed). It could be used with the Lower fish tail so that the tail can bend.
Then she could have separate legs (with the attachment made like King Hssss).
I also hope that they put an alternat tail as an accessory in with her. Besides they did the alternate top half for King Hsss and he was able to get his staff as well. So I agree with the thought that perhaps they can re-use Shadow Weave'rs lower half with some tweaking to make it into her tail and still give her a kewl sea inspired weapon. :shgrin:
you know for mermista the 1.0 buck may work best then her bodysuit for both tail and legs would be seamless