It's okay. We all have our personal preferences. Some are very disappointed by Leech but I think he's about as perfect as he can be. He's about everything I wanted. I'm thrilled with that figure.
Originally Posted by Mern-Ra
Same with Whiplash and Grizzlor.
Thank you, but there's no need to apologize. It is what it is.
I am genuinely sorry about that--it's never fun to be disappointed by a figure of a character you're a big fan of and have really been looking forward to, and I know we've all been there
The answer is you sculpt it so that it looks appropriate.
I think this was one time when they went against the vintage design for a better result (like they should have done with Clawful and Snout Spout) because I think that teeny-tiny 6th snake just looks freaking silly, and makes Hiss as a whole come across as way less intimidating. It's like "Oh no, look at all those big and threatening snakes! I should run buuuuuut look at that little baby snakie! He's so cute and wittle and adowable I don't feel threatened by anything having to do with that little guy!"
That design choice was a problem. Fan opinion is pretty evenly split on the snake torso, I'd even say it's slightly more negative than positive.
That means you screwed up.
My first reaction on seeing the King Hsss reveal and realizing it was a totall vintage toy update was to count the snakes. I immediately noticed the missing snake within two seconds.
It mattered to a lot of King Hsss fans. The first words out of my mouth were literally "What the hell is this? Is that it? That's a joke. It's pathetic looking."
Eric Treadway screwed up. He knows it too. That's why he took responsibility for it on the Roast Gooble and stated he had seen the pages and pages of criticisms.
Since big and powerful was not the way the design went with motuc Hsss, they should have added two or three more snake arms.
And yeah the arms are skinny, but if they made them much thicker I don't know if he'd be able to stand. Maybe he could still stand if they made them thicker and shorter, but then they'd be closer to the first two awful Hiss toys;
You add to the underlying concept of the figure, not subtract from it. That was the correct answer.
He does not or he wouldn't have subtracted snakes from the already minimal design.
everyone, including myself and Eric Treadway, understands that the concept behind him is a rolling mass of powerful snakes,
He even said by the time the snake men came out, he was no longer collecting the line. He had moved on. He has no connection to the snakemen or later figures.
It shows in the final product or he wouldn't have thought he could take liberties with the snake torso and churn out something so minimal.
My point exactly. The previous two toys were limited by the material and the format at the time. The Classics version was not, yet it's less than both previous versions in one way or another.
NONE of his figures have ever had a rolling mass of powerful snakes--not even close! The first two toy versions were just silly and not AT ALL threatening, due to the restrictions of the disguise.
Not even close. The only thing, and I mean the only thing that saves the motuc snake torso is that when put up next to Hordak and Skeletor is does have a slight height advantage so that it does looks slightly intimidating against the other figures. But only just.
The Classics version looks like he's gonna come out and get you, no matter how far you try to run.
Other than that it's a complete failure to me as a die-hard King Hsss fan.
And I'll reiterate, I love the human form. It's great except for the reversed shoulders. I prefer 200x King Hsss, but I also love the vintage design.