I'm not arguing with you by any means MGM, I'm just a glass half empty kind of guy.:hmlol:
Here are some 200X variants I'm interested in to give Mattel an idea of what at least ONE customer wanting some 200X variants is interested in:
3-5 NEW parts: Egyptian head dress, two-piece Egyptian dress and MAYBE wings (Angella's wings might work).
Re-used parts: Female buck 2.0, Female 1.0 hips, Teela boots and arms, repainted Sorceress staff and Zoar in 200X colours
200X King Hiss
6 NEW parts: Egyptian head, lower arm/bracelets, sandal feet. More imposing snake form with MORE snakes (new snake form has 80's repaint potential and it's a VERY small detail).
Re-used parts: King Hiss chest/shoulders/upper arms/legs, Chief Carnivus loin cloth, He-Ro boot shins. Same staff repainted in 200X colours.
3 NEW parts: 200X robot head (serious looking), removable chest armour and MAYBE a new arm attachment (which can be repainted a bunch of different ways for the other arm attachment figures and put in Weapons Paks)
Re-Used: all of Roboto 1.0 (except the head). Repaint in 200X toy colours.
2-3 NEW parts: two piece dress and MAYBE the 200X robotic Screech
Re-Used: female buck 2.0, female hips 1.0, Evil-Lyn's long and short wand and orb, helmet head and maybe the knife. For Screech everything is Screech 1.0 except the head part. One side of the head + the opposite upper leg = robotic. The foot can just be repainted instead of a new sculpt. No re-use potential I can see).
1 NEW part: tiara head
Re-Used: Grizzlor 1.0 minus vintage head. Weapons = repainted crossbow and maybe some different, already sculpted weapons repainted.
I'm actually not thrilled with the idea of any 200X variants. None of those designs impressed me, except for the stactions that came out towards the end of the line.
I appreciate that other fans do want them though. Totaly cool. I just think that variants, such as these, should be offered as non sub items, since people, like myself, will definitely not want all of them and the changes, costume wise and colorwise, is rarely very different than that offered with the vintage figure. Take SMAA for instance...hardly any changes at all. taking into consideration that we'll never receive heads chiseled and sculpted just like the 200X Buzz-off, or Clawful, etc., the only thing you got left is maybe a color swap here and there, maybe a new loincloth o detail to some armor, but that's all; because the buck will remain the same.
Which makes me really hope that when Mosquitor finally gets released, fans of the 200X look won't start complaining because he is not skinny and more insect-like, per the staction. He's gonna match the same proportions as the rest of the line...I just hope they are prepared for that.
20XX could be a good option after they run out of vintage guys! I would be all for that. They really don't have many heroic warriors left.
He's EXACTLY the SAME MAA we already have seen (and was sold twice!) but with a palette swap and less accessories. He has NOTHING that makes people say, Oh he IS 200X version of MAA classicized! He lacks his signature 200X Weapon, or the "Final Fantasy 7 Pauldron" that he has in 200X, but made to fit within the classics aesthetics. (Smaller in size and not "hyperdetailed") The only 200X thing about him is the snakeman head, which we kinda could have done with the snake palace guard.
The whole all 200X fans want the "Blocky look" is a myth that has been debunked various times... (yes, there are a few who would like the look to return, but they are not the majority of 200X fans) A moderate to possibly large portion of the 200X fans (myself included) don't mind the MOTUC, bodies, aesthetics, etc. We just want the same level of attention given to the Vintage designs when they get their characters/variants...
Let's take Clawful as an example: Yes, there isn't THAT much of a difference between both eras (mostly a paint issue) They could've reused the same old Clawful head repainted in a more 200X scheme instead of the shield and more fans would've been happy... Like they did with Fisto.
Now THAT is a perfect 200X Figure. He has the 200X stuff while fitting within the MOTUC aesthetics.
We already suspect that Mosquitor will be made in the standard buck.
Long story short 200X fans want More figures like Fisto, and a lot less simply repainted figures like SMAA or Battleground Evil Lyn (who in this case fares a lot better than SnakeMan-at-Arms.)
Here's an example our our "impossible and irrational" demands:
Snake MAA = Add the MYP Unhelmeted head and arm cannon. Otherwise he's good!
Battleground Evil-Lyn = Swap out the Teela leotard for the 200X purple outfit and skirt. Otherwise she's perfect!
Sorry, rant over. As far as Snake MAA goes, I think it's like you said. BG EL though, I think something holding her back is also the 2.0 female buck. They wanted to reuse the 1.0 buck, but they didn't want to sculpt anything new to go over it. Or that's how that seems to have gone. And I agree, it's too late to get a change. Technically nothing about Snake MAA would change either, the options seem to have always ever been additional accessories (another head, arm cannon, etc.).
I DO hope that Mattel doesn't try to make 200X Adam from the He-Man buck. That would miss the point of making him, but then again, they missed the point about 200X Evil-Lyn.
On "200X" Adam I AM expecting them to do THAT... I don't want them to, but I have a hunch that it's what they'll do... (with a maroon repaint of the current 200X sword) cause intentional part sharing even when new tooling could have been used is part of the lines philosophy...:hmroll:
There is only one 200X head we need that we don't have. The alternate head for pretty much the only 200X character that made a difference. Yet no one seems to bring him up. That character...
Zodak's helmetless bald head is the only crucial 200X element we need.
Roboto would be cool. Let's stop all the "Buzz-Off needs a better head" silliness. Helmetless Zodak; crucial.
Part of the feel and look of the vintage MOTU line has always been the strategic use of shared parts (Stinkor and Mer-Man anyone?). To help capture that feel in MOTUC, we very deliberately use shared parts in MOTUC even when sometimes a new part could be called for.
I disagree with this line of thought: Too much nostalgia can be a bad thing... Case in point, BaGEL...Quote:
When designing Battleground Evil Lyn, we used a combination of new parts (new head, cape) along with thought-out reuse parts (tunic, Catra hand) to capture the charm and nostalgia that reuse parts evoke uniquely with MOTU.
Please add me to the list. I would like to see classicized 200X heads!
Thanks Sabes! There are now 80 of us!:hmgrin:
snake armor he-man
snake armor m@a
200x king hsss
200x buzz off
200x beast man
zeelar (zodaks brother)
young prince adam
hek-tor kur (before he was destroyed & remade into bone & rock & called hordak)
Added! Glad to have you aboard!
Please add me to the list
Thanks dagodfather! We're 82 fans deep right now who would like 200X headed variants in MOTUC!
Snake Armor He-Man
200x King Hiss
Ice Armor He-Man
All Skeletor variants!
Happy New Year 200X and Alternate Head fans!
Let's hope Toyguru is still fighting the good fight for 200X and has made some headway in trying to get the fans their 200X heads or alternate heads in some capacity! Some of us are itching to make some of those old MOTUC releases into new favorites by swapping out the old heads for the newer ones!
I hope all the great buzz on Fisto leads to this stupid, stupid 200X head ban getting lifted. A lot of fans think he was knocked out of the park.