If nothing else, we DO know where the "Mighty" Spector trains...
The purple makes sense, at least...
I wasn't really a fan when I saw the slide at the panel, but seeing the proto in person really won me over. The paint detail and sculpt are great and the mini cosmic key is fantastic. Still not in love with the spade, but overall, I am looking forward to owning this bad boy.
Hi all! I just had to pop out of my long hibernation and comment on the so-called Mighty Spector.
Several people have already nailed what the main problem with this character is, in that it is simply uninspired. There is very little about the design that jumps out as interesting (except for the Cosmic Key bracer, which is admittedly a cool gadget).
In my opinion, the main problem is that the design lacks the key thing that all MOTU figures should have - a theme! Every figure in the original line, apart from the first wave (who were still based on core barbaric fantasy archetypes) had a strong core fantasy or sci-fi (or both) theme that tied into their action feature gimmick.
Clawful = crab guy with snapping claw action.
Dragstor = humanoid drag racer with racing action.
Leech - leech guy with suction action.
Scare-Glow - ghost with glow-in-the-dark action.
Butt-head - space mutant with head-butting action.
Draego-Man - dragon guy with flaming weapons.
And so on...
Mighty Spector = ??? :hmconf:
What is Mighty Spector's theme? The name evokes thoughts of eyeglasses, superior vision, or even something to do with ghosts (as in 'spectre'). Yet in the design we see a masked superhero figure with a spade on his chest and a laser whip on his wrist. What is this supposed to suggest to us?
Even the name goes against MOTU convention - almost all figures have one-word names, unless it is a title (such as King Randor or Prince Adam) or a variant (Thunder Punch He-Man, Too-tall Hoove). Again, the 'Mighty' suggests a superhero connection, which doesn't fit in easily with the existing fantasy/sci-fi concepts of every other figure.
Extendar = extending guy
Fisto = punching guy
Ram Man = ramming guy
Mighty Spector = ??? :hmconf:
Time and time again we find that the design of this figure ignores the key qualities of the MOTU franchise. I don't see how you can pay tribute to the history of the line (30 years, after all) by ignoring everything that made it what it is!
I don't begrudge Toyguru his chance to create his own MOTU character - it's an awesome privilege. I just feel that his design is so uninspired and has such an ill-defined theme that you would be hard-pressed to identify it as a MOTU character.
I just don't like the design. I tried so very hard to like this figure but I just couldn't. I looked at him so many times throughout the con to see if he would win me over but I just couldn't. I just couldn't look past that it looks like he simply doesn't belong at all. I understand that he was a genius to have thought up this design before Deadpool, Cable, Grendel, and Deadshot but this character just doesn't look like he fits in. There is nothing about him that demonstrates that he is a master of time. If he is a spy then they should have given him better stealthy colors and not barney purple colors. I liked every other toy released so far except Spector. If he had a clock instead of a spade I think he would have made some kind of sense.
I'm not in love with the figure, but I don't have the hate for it I see in a lot of posts. I'll be scrapping the bio and making him whatever I can think of, because characters like this and Draego-Man are blank slates as far as I'm concerned. I agree with the statement made by some that it's not so much Toyguru designing it that's the issue, it's the fact that its such an odd design. If Toyguru had designed Draego-Man everyone would be applauding him, so while it may be personal to some, I think for the majority of people it's just the fact that its such a puzzling design.
The one negative remark I'll make is that I bought a sub for the 30th line, and so far of the three that have been revealed only one I would have made a special effort to seek out based on the quality of the figure itself. I find Fearless Photog absurd and Spector's ok but nothing I'm really excited about, so far Draego-Man is the only figure from this series that is really making the most out of the potential the 30th line has as a concept.
And I guess Fearless Photog is another character that has the same style name as Mighty Spector. Perhaps they have formed their own superhero team? Is it too late to have the Burning Draego-Man? :hmwink:
Though I'm glad that some people dig him! :)
I think he'd look better flocked!
Given it's the same purple as Panthor - I AM CALLING FOR A FLOCKED SPECTOR!!!
How does Ninjor, a guy in a karate gi and gimmick from Earth's fuedal Japan, fit more into the MOTU "universe" than a guy in in spandex with a spade on his chest? I get some people don't like the design for whatever reason(Ninjor was designed in the 80's, when the ninja boom hit the U.S., seems kind of unimaginative and uninspired to me), but the whole "he doesn't fit in the MOTU universe" argument is kinda ridiculous.
"The Mighty Spector" ain't doing it for me. We need to come up with a crappy 90's comic name to go with this Spade Wilson here. Something like...
I got it! How 'bout...
Perfect name for this guy.
Tough crowd! I like him.
I'm a toy collector first and a MotU fan 2nd. To me, this figure is a cool looking toy. The yellow gives a sharp contrast to the dark blue (or purple?) of the rest of the figure and I like how the metal parts of the costume really give that feel of being armor worn on-top of that blue/purple jumpsuit.
I'll totally buy this figure when it comes out as I personally love new character designs that I can put my own imagination and backstory into. If it looks like Deadpool/Snakeyes/Deathstroke/etc., that doesn't bother me. MotU has ninjas, cowboys, samurais & knights in it so a super-hero/ninja looking guy doesn't really seem that out of place for me.
I'm still stunned how year after year, toyline after toyline people continuously bash prototypes of action figures and then months down the road the full production toy comes out and the figure looks completely different. Half the time reading these posts is like watching an angry mob from some old Frankenstein movies:
"I don't like this figure!! LET'S BURN DOWN THE CASTLE!!! *angry townspeople yelling in agreement*"
If you don't like the figure: don't buy it. No one is forcing you to...at least I don't think there is....:shifty: If other people enjoy it but it's completely ridiculous to you (G.I. Joe's "Ice Cream Solidier" comes to mind), let them enjoy it. I doubt if the Mighty Spector is released the world will come to an end....then again it is coming out in 2012...:eek: :lol:
Out of curiosity, do you think there could be any licensing issues with this figure due to the similarity to Deadpool?
Ice Cream Soldier didn't suck. Only his name and uniform colors.
I love Battleground Evil Lyn. Her colors match and her new headsculpt is beautiful. She's superior to both the vintage (colors) and 200X (costume design) in every way.