I've put some new answers up after the Grayskull win!
Too bad that Grayskull going through doesn't influence 2014 any.
"Now that the fans have voted on CG and it's been greenlit, will this help 2014 get more (or at least not lose any) SKUs?
2014 is actually too far down the pipe to be affected now. It isn't approved, but it is too far along. The Grayskull sale if anything would affect 2015."
So I wonder if CG counts as 2012 or 2013? In other words, how soon could we see Snake Mountain?
Mattel can aways throw stuff in which are outside the sub. If they make a preorder for the Battle Ram, it wouldn't affect 2014, because it's outside the sub...
Another interesting thing to consider, is that it takes 1 to 1 1/2 years to get figures from concept to production. That means behind the scenes 2014 should be happening now. If the bulk of the 4H efforts are going into CG, what is going to happen to new sculpts for figures? Will that mean reduced number of slots because the 4H will have too much work? Or more repaints?
I mean, in theory, 2013 could have even MORE items than 2012, they would just all be outside the sub.
I think it would be good for TG to confirm that the Horsemen are involved to allay fears and hopefully prop up sales even more. For something this expensive, you want to take away as many excuses for not taking the plunge as you can.
I have just submitted the question on the 4HM website asking if they are involved. I'll let you know.
So letting us know in the summer doesn't seem adequate to tool the figures. Their timeframe of planning seems to be constantly altered to fit the current scenario. It's not a big deal that they want to keep secrets but they should let us know sooner rather than later if we will get a 2014 sub like he initially promised. If we aren't, telling us sooner won't hurt sales of subs or anything. But I feel like it is most likely a marketing tactic to build demand.
13 new answers are up!
200X is getting a character this year! I hope it's The 'Seed!
:hmlol: @ the last question.
Great news about the 200x figure (hopefully figures) I really want Dactys, Calix and Evil Seed so bad, they're three of my most wanted figures, easily in my top ten.
Calix is my bet for the 200X figure.
I think Catra's Wrath loves to answer questions that we intend for Toyguru to answer, even when TG himself has said that the mods aren't informed about the operations of the brand.
So Mattel keeps changing their stories as usual. The sub page still is coming very soon and there will be no extras with castle Grayskull like they said possibly would be. This is why I wish they wouldn't even bother communicating with us so often.
Yeah I was curious about the answer regarding extras with CG as they said what was shown was the minimum. Being that the sales still have over a month for the pre-orders, how can they comment on what extras will/will not be included with it. They should be able to add more if the pre-orders reach the 200% minimum for example. So, I would like to have them just say that. Say we will not know exactly what will be included until the pre-order period is over and we see how many are ordered. That would be the proper response to these type questions.
I expect it to be Calix as well. I'd rather see Prahvus or Evilseed though.
TG answer on Matty Forums:
But no matter how many slots we are getting in 2014, we're going to use 2014 and potentially 2015 to try and "wrap up the line". More fan demanded variants like this might need to be on the back burner for some more demanded vintage updates first.
Interesting . . .
Well, if you look at the other answers that are up, he's still giving hope for things like Koduk Ungol (sp?) and the Wind Raider pilot... sooo... I feel a lot of folks' "dark horse favorites" are probably still going to slip in one way or the other (SDCC exclusives, Traveling Con figures, etc).
A lot of my "dark horse favorites" are from the vintage line, so this news makes me happy and rather hopeful that Rokkon, Double Trouble, Entrapta, Extendar, Quakke, and Eldor will appear in 2014/15. I'd rather them in my collection than The Scientists, 2002 Evil-Lyn, Callix, etc. For me, the recent turn of events might mean figures that may have originally been on the roadmap for 2016 and beyond could come sooner. I'm one of the folks that felt like the line was starting to get a bit too padded out by the likes of Filmation Randor, Vykron, Sir Laser-Lot, Spector, BG Evil-Lyn, Snake Man-At-Arms, Dekker... I welcome 2014 with it's promise of "all vintage and A-list Filmation characters"- it'll be a welcome change of pace, even if it's just for that year. Chances are the line will still be going beyond '14, so there's no saying that the random stuff like Goat Man, Lodar, Josh, etc won't make some sort of appearance in the future.