He was revealed tonight to come with the Sky Sled as the Holiday Item this year! :D
It's an awesome 2-pack! And that name "Sky High" is pretty sweet too! :hmroll:
I love the winged jet pack too!
The figure is phenomenal the sled is a bonus!
GREATEST FIGURE REVEAL EVER!!!!!!!!!!
I knew he was coming when Scott mentioned him by name in the spring when answering a question about the Foe Men.
Why is it being called the Jet Sled? That was a completely different vintage toy. Shouldn't the package say Sky High with Sky Sled?
So I guess it's official now we'll never get a full Battle Ram?
Is this "holiday item" included in the 2013 sub? I cannot recall what was included?
Whatever the case maybe, I'll be buying a bunch since I consider it an army-builder set for both the heroes and the villains, until of course they release an evil counterpart like Roton and such.
Hmmmmm... I have mixed feelings about Geldor, Sky High and the Sky Sled...
The figures (Geldor and Sky High) are VERY SIMPLE DESIGNS (with MANY reused parts). On the other hand, they look nice. I like the ancient greek soldier (hoplite) vibe we get from Sky High's helmet (looks almost like a corinthian helmet)... Smart choice for cheap figures, I'd say.
The Sky Sled looks awesome (the detail that kills : the painted eyes on the beastly head of the Sky Sled). I hope we'll get the whole Battle Ram later, though... Also, Sky High doesn't seem to be the one who needs a Sky Sled, since he has his own flight pack !
I rather like the vehicle + action figure idea... now, the biggest question is : how much will my reseller ask for this (and NO, there's no way I'll buy a sub ! Too many bad services and issues with that option) ?
I think I'll buy Geldor, PROVIDED he doesn't have flaws or articulation problems.
Sky-High and the Sky Sled : will depend on the money I can spend, but I'm not against it.
On a side note : I've officially had enough of these Trap-Jaw legs ! PLEASE use something a bit different, good-looking and more orginal, now!
You cannot pair a highly-demanded first-wave-vintage army-builder vehicle with an obscure non-army-builder "concept" character (who, on top of that, is the pilot of some other vehicle), because the latter will hugely negatively affect the marketability of the whole pack, deterring many customers who would potentially have bought many multiples of the Sky Sled had it been released on its own, but who won't buy multiples of this pack to be left sitting on half a dozen unwanted extra Sky Highs (which won't be that easy to resell, since the market will get flooded with them, and since they will be open figures even if in mint condition, so the asking price will necessarily have to be rather low).
The Sky Sled on its own, paired with another Sky Sled in "evil" greenish colors, or paired with an appropriate army-builder figure (such as the highly-demanded Robot Knights) would have been a great choice expected to perform up to or above expectations. But a Sky Sled paired with Sky High is doomed to flop from the get-go, and with it any chance of getting the back part of the Battle Ram or any other future vehicles (and there are so many of them that we're lacking).
But this two-pak is jsut such a bad marketing decision. And there have been too many bad marketing decisions made recently (Netphu, end of the weapons paks with too many fan demended items still unreleased). I've never felt so miserable around SDCC. It's the first year ever that I think we might actually have reached the end of the line and will not make it to 2015 (not even 2014 is set in stone if you ask me). I'm sorry for whinig and complaining, but that's the way I feel right now. The reveals do not get me excited, the opposite is the case.
Moreover, with 16 vintage MOTU and 10 vintage POP characters left, they will never be able to wrap the line up the way they want to. You need two full years to release only the vintage guys that are still left and there's lots of fan demended Filmation, 200x and other characters.
Al this is a huge mess. :hmsad:
Wait!?? There are not enough slots for Huntara and Masque but we get another FFM guy with one of the most wanted vehicles!!! I thought we'd had enough of those concept art characters?!! :hmshift:
Such a lame way to push fans into buying a figure!
Wow did they really use your bio word for word??
does it not say holiday item fall of 2014? I mean it does, right on the card. Am I missing something?
Anyway, I love the sled. It's beautiful, and I new it would be. I just never thought I'd be getting one.
And Sky HIgh? I'm actually more exicited for him than the sled. I'm very happy to get it. But he's what I want more, since when we got the foe men, I was hurting he wasnt there. I knew he had to be.
And he's pefect. I knew he'd be the best one of them all, and now he is.
This set is just a suprise blessing, & I be thankful.
That sounded too religious. Ugh. Point is, I am excite.
awesome, he's a great figure, and I believe will be in demand. Of course I cant see people wanting just him and not the awesome sled, but hey, maybe. And he may be a great base for customizing.
But he's just tops.