I'm an old-time Mantenna lover and a vintage-lover but seriously, Mantenna should not have the fused legs! I always consider that as a limitation in the vintage-line. Combine the best elements of the different lines and sketches, add some 4H magic and we'll get a great Mantenna (I really want this guy!): with a crossbow, four separate legs and interchangeable heads/eyes... Great character, he is!
I'm relieved they can do Filmation now. The vintage toy Mantenna was AWFUL.
They should hold off of him til 2013, though.
Ultimately, it's a question of will - we have to let them know we want a Filmation/MYP Mantenna, not the bloated Manny Redbreast...
Please make Mantenna as close to the Filmation and staction design as possible and not the total abomination that was the fused legs 80's figure.
NO fused legs, BUT an 80's vintage head for Mantenna, please !:skwink:
As for Mantennas second Accessory, I thinkit should be this hand blade thing that we never saw him with. Im sure if the thrid season was created, we probably would have seen it, so why not throw into the mix now.
I remember when I was little and got Mantenna at Service Merchandise. I thought he was so awesome...
didnt they have different crossbow head sculpts?
I dont need white, I can paint one of the two we got of his white if it mattered (it doesnt, silver/gray is close enough for a weapon I dont use anyway, ;) ) but it isnt a bad idea, excepting the design of their personal crossbows.
More importantly how do you see Mantenna looking? Four legs is going to be akward. And if it's two legs (two legs per "leg as per vintage) I would be upset with 4H for the first time enough to not get a figure. that's a vintage thing that has to be left behind. Everything else they've done, I support, but this....nope.
Here's to 4 seperate legs, however they do it.
I can't wait to see their take on Mantenna
I am really looking forward to this one.
Now that we've gotten some newer parts, here's what I'd expect of Mantenna IF he does not get the slimmer buck (the occasionally mentioned "teen Adam" buck)
Head (New with holes on his eyes to insert the eyes/stalks for Popped eyes)
Eyes, Vintage based but with a yellowy tint
Torso: Normal Torso
Biceps: Sy-Klone (New Mantenna Finpiece glued in)
Arms: (New with tiny fin) or Reuse TK's arms.
Hands: Skeletor hands
Crotch: (New 4 legged crotch)
Legs: Whiplash legs
Feet: Snout Spout (if based on the vintage toy) or Skeletor feet if they want a more 200X vibe
As for Mantenna's head, definitely make it look like he wants to devour your face like the staction. Or at the very least make it believable he can make that horrifying screech from MYP. Four legs is of course a must.
I need Mantenna! But Filmation style with 4 legs!
I'm not sure if he would look right with a bulky torso, but I doubt they will create a torso just for him. Mantenna has always seemed best looking a bit more thin to me, he is much less a warrior than other members of the Horde. Even the vintage figure wasn't quite as bulky to me as other he-man figures, but maybe my memory is playing tricks on me. If I had to choose between a bulky body and 4 legs though I would prefer to see 4 legs. The "fused" legs of the vintage toy was just a poor design element.
Mantenna will come out looking just like the vintage, fused legs and all, with added articulation! 4H will recreate the original...it's "Classics" after all, just like Clawful, Buzz-Off, and Snout Spout!
Considering Clawful's shell is entirely different and Buzz-Off has those tiny legs on his back, there's no way Mantenna is going to come with fused legs.:hmroll: I'm not the biggest 4H fan, but even they wouldn't do that.
I'm all for the staction head with the yellow eyes--a great blend of Filmation and 200X.
I'd love to see examples of hardcore vintage fans who get upset about "silly" versions of Buzz-Off, Clawful, or Snout Spout. Most of the people who have issues with those characters' MOTUC toys are either primarily 2002 fans or are indifferent to a number of the vintage designs. You're not going to find many, if any at all, fans who want MOTUC to stay "true" to vintage complain about "silly" heads.
I'm a huge Mantenna fan - besides Shadow Weaver, he's my favorite character - so I hope that they make him with 4 legs instead of the two legs fused together.