Maybe Josh is really the Red Knight? ;)
Maybe Josh is really the Red Knight? ;)
Josh? He doesn't really do anything, does he? No special powers. No crazy weapon. No hokey/catchy name. I wouldn't want him myself BUT, as long as he's not part of the subscription, I don't see why not. Maybe towards the end of the line.
In the old line (Pop mini comics) I have "Josh" pegged as bow`s love interest:hmwink: Unless this guy is dead last I don`t want to see him in MOTUC:hmtung:
... just 2 things are against ...
1- IMO the magic of Red Knight relates on his secret identity
2- Just imagine the reaction of the collectors if Mattel decides to put him out ....
Fearless And Lonesome Warrior Of The Dark Woods
Real Name: Josh
I'm kind of amazed that so many people are holding tight to their notions that Josh can only be the boring villager. Is anyone even reading the pro-Josh debate postings?
Mattel will be making mini-comic only characters but I doubt they will go for non-speaking background characters with no memorable actions to their credit.
Josh was the only survivor of the Evil Horde's attack on the village of Kasol. When all seemed lost, he came across a blaster pistol, allowing him to take out a guard and pass by undetected disguised in his armour. While he was unable to prevent the tragedy at Kasol, he joined the Great Rebellion and has become one of its most prominent members, often joining Glimmer, Bow and Adora on their missions. His passion, courage and determination is all fueled by what happened that one fateful night. Josh's specialty is strategy and a keen sense of hearing. He can hear sounds from a great distance, allowing him to easedrop on important Horde conversations and plan the Great Rebellion's actions!
I'm not saying it should be that exactly, it's just something I came up with on the spot. :hmlol:
But you could do the whole fleshing out thing for pretty much every background character that appeared in the mini-comics and 200X. Not saying theirs anything wrong with that but I don't see why Josh is being singled out for this. The pro Josh debates all revolve around making basically a brand new character so if thats the case why narrow him down to being Josh who is just a random background filler.
Personally im not interested in dozens of toys of nobodys that appear in the background here and there.
Aren't there enough men in the lines combined? Do we really need yet another slot going to a male figure with no superpowers or weapons, named rather univentively, 'Josh'? This line needs more women and not men and to commit another POP slot to a male figure when Casta, Frosta, and Peeka still aren't adorning my bedroom walls is a travesty + tragedy = trajesty.
As much as I love and support POP in the MOTUC line, I really can't see a compelling reason to make Josh. He's not very visually interesting. He didn't make a meaningful contribution to the story he was in. There's no "cool" factor in his design or story participation to advocate his bid for figuredom. He's not like Lodar or Geldor, who actually played an active part in a story. There's nothing significantly special about Josh besides the fact that he has a name.
I'm not saying that he shouldn't be made, but I don't think he ever will be. Look at all the hurdles they've been jumping just to try to convince people to buy Bow, as if they have no real faith in what a cool looking figure he is - and that people have an emotional connection to the character due to his numerous appearances in cartoon episodes, comic issues, books, stickers, coloring books, etc. Josh doesn't even have that much going for him. It would be cool if there were some unused POP prototype characters that we don't know about that they could introduce into the line, but sadly, the joint way in which the She-Ra mythos was created with Filmation, means there probably wasn't anything that Mattel has the rights to use. I hope I'm wrong about that, but I think the Star Sisters, Glory Bird, and the Bubble Carriage are it.
There are tons of characters I would like to have before this Josh, no offense. I realize Filmation characters are still off limits, but Seahawk and the Red Knight are WAY more interesting to me then this Josh. I'm okay with new characters being introduced, but I would want a great reason for him to be introduced as a new character.
Heck, even Songster is more interesting to me than "Josh"
Seriously, what I find funny is some people are dead-set against Josh, who was good enough to be included in the original toyline via mini-comic, but are all for characters that have absolutely zero history and only a sketch of a rejected toy idea.
Isn't that a little curious? :hmconf:
I'll also say that I'm not all that excited about most mini-comic characters who only had one appearance, like Geldor or Lodar (even though his ties to Zodac are cool and interesting) who do seem to have quite a following. I'm more for characters who had released figures or were in the cartoons.
Gy-gor the giant armoured gorilla and Vikor the barbarian warrior both look alot more interesting and exciting that Josh, She-ras picnic buddy lol. I don't think you can really compare them!
Lots of characters were 'good enough' to be drawn in the background of mini-comics, doesn't mean they are all good enough to be made toys of.
It would actually be quite funny now if Josh was released as a fighting foe man lol.
I want a Rod figure too.
I see Josh as a sub exclusive. I find it hard to believe that anyone (or many people, anyway) would chose to buy or not buy a sub based on the bonus figure. This way, Mattel gets guaranteed sales, and the hardcore, I'll-buy-anything fan is pleased.
For the record, I'd love a Josh figure. I remember reading the comic as a kid and going "who is that? when can I have one?"