At least they are looking into something like this. Maybe as one of the extras in 2010?
Originally Posted by JVS3
Uh oh. This won't go well with the armor crowd...
3. Is there any chance of releasing full-body armor on figures like Hordak or He-Ro, rather than the half-body armor we've seen due to the ab crunch articulation? Or maybe releasing full-armor in the accessory pack mentioned above?
No. We’re pretty excited with the innovative look the Horsemen created for articulated armor and will continue to use it in the MOTUC line.
LOL! Nice try, whomever asked that question, but we don't have any control.
5. In regards to major design changes that affect multiple figures (such as the half-armor), would Mattel consider doing a poll to gauge reaction from MOTU's audience before hand? This way, Mattel and the 4H can take into consideration what consumers think about a major design issues before it becomes too late to implement any changes.
We’re very excited about the look the Horsemen created for MOTUC. We’ll continue to listen to fan feedback online and at conventions, but there are no plans at this time for any specific polls. The Horsemen are amazing sculptors and we leave it to them to make these type of decisions.
I think the ONLY thing we can do is to make it perfectly clear what we don't want waaaay before that character is made so the 4H will know what not to do.
I knew this would be the case. I've been saying maybe the whole tooling issue WAS the case, but things are much better now due to sales AND MOTUC getting an increased budget for the year. The more MOTUC keeps proving itself, the better the budget will be.
6. Since we were recently told that characters requiring more unique sculpting (such as Ram-Man, King Hiss or Two-Bad) will only happen if MOTUC is sold in retail stores, does this mean MOTUC will be moving to retail stores soon? If not, has Mattel considered offering those figures at a higher price in order to make them happen?
Do to the huge success MOTUC has become, we have been able to allocate more tooling for the line and will now look at adding more highly tooled figures in the future. We would like to see the line make it to retail, but it will not depend on a retail release for these characters. Teela and Battlecat are both 100% tools.
So in MOTUC, MAA is the boss again and He-Man the MVP?
9. Why did you decide on using Masters of the Universe as the title for the heroic warrior faction instead of how it was used in the classic line or even the 1987 movie as something that indicates all the characters are the ultimate masters of their individual powers, or that one who holds the ultimate power is the true master of the universe?
“Masters of the Universe” has been the title of the heroic warriors lead by Man At Arms and He-Man throughout the 2002 series (just check out the 3rd vol episode “The Island”, Dekker clearly states that Duncan leads the “Masters of the Universe”). It was also used as the name of the heroes in the original mini comics. That being said, MOTU has always been designed as an avatar for the imagination. There isn’t any one true correct storyline. If fans want to refer to the “Masters” as all the characters in their personal story lines, that is just as valid.
In a way I could see it, since He-Man was really an irresponsible kid initially in MYP. In Filmation, Adam actually WAS He-Man but in a weaker body, playing irresponsibility and could conceivably be leader. And mini-comic He-Man was a man, period, so leadership was no question.
Man...I think Prince Adam is the most anticipated figure, STORYWISE. We have to find out if he changes into He-Man regularly, how old is he, does look any different...