They don't have to downplay anything, its 2011 we can read financials and we realize how much money they stand to potentially make and are making.
If Mattel would stop trying to be our friends (which I feel they fail at btw) and just be honest I think people would be in much better spirits
I would imagine that with resources such as this forum available to them to help with market research that they have a much easier time making decisions on what to produce than they would if they were trying to introduce an entirely new toy line to the marketplace.
No need to tip toe around anything, just give it to us straight. I want stuff like "flocked panthor looked nasty so we vetoed the idea" and "we have to sell out another two sets of repainted weapons before we'll spring for a Ram Man mold".
That would be so refreshing!
Nice to see they're considering the Horde Troopers as a single-carded figure. It really shouldn't waste an army-builder slot imo, it's a bunch of generic identical robots with little room for differences. I'd prefer they saved army builders for characters with room for biological variations and other differences.
I see my Panthor flocking question was answered. I have to say that I did not really want to start the flocked/non-flocked discussion again. And I completely get that with non-flocked the sculpt is visible. I just thought that it would be fun so see a flocked cat buck prototype in case Mattel has one available and would like to share pictures with fans. That's all. This was supposed to be a fun question not a nasty question. So I am sorry if it sound like that.
Regarding the Horde Troopers I do not like the idea of the different versions either. It would be nice if they do one classicized vintage-like trooper and one classicized 200X-like trooper. This idea was already presented somewhere on He-Man.org.
Good news for me that the vintage vehicles will be done first and certain non-vintage figures aren't being given much thought.
A kick in the gut! :sksad::hmmad:Quote:
We suppose most ideas could be “possible”, but in all honestly there is not a Slush Head figure in development right now so discussions simply haven’t taken place. When, and if, we get to Slush Head you will be sure we will take fan comments like this to the table to make sure we do Slush Head right!
Really Mattel Really?
This completely, utterly SUCKS!!
So WOOT to my question being answered but really that answer was lame.
The bad: Sweet Bee and the others. :(
The good: It looks more likely that Frosta could be one of the remaining 2011 figures. :D :D :D
Surprised: Slushhead not in development?! He seems to be one of the more popular Mutants and an obvious choice for the line.
I applaud Mattel for being direct and not "beating around the bush."
Most of the negativity about the Q & A's comes from Mattel not really answering questions.
These answers certainly shake up the guessing for POP idol. I'm surprised with the answer against Sweet Bee as I was certain she would be one of the first POP releases.
Makes me hope a left field POP gal like Netossa may be closer to release than I initially thought. :shgrin:
And I'm also loving the blunt answers.