Yes he should, but he still claims it is one of the greatest accomplishments in his career even after Bob Gale denounced it. What else can you expect from someone who would put Snout Spout, a figure with a known defect, back up for sale with an absurd price increase. It just boggles my mind that these people come to decisions like this when they want our business.
These are all issues with the original sculpt/design that prevent characters from sitting properly... or in some cases at all.
Female body 1.0... Seriously... the lack of a waist twist was a terrible idea. I'm not sure how much the bobble head was them or mattel... but the fact that they basically scrapped it for a 2.0 version shows that it wasn't a great design.
Sorceress Wings. The size of the drums was Matty Design trying to turn the sculpt into a physical toy... but the existance of the drum was all on them.
That isn't even getting into the 'design choice' of Buzz-off's face or 'Clawful's eyebrows...'half-armor' with armor colored bucks... that make the POINT of changable armor pointless if it ONLY looks right on ONE character....
Things like Stinkor, frosta, Goddess... They're completely faultless on. But there have been serious issues that ARE their fault too.
The fact that we needed to buy TWO she-ra's to ride ONE horse is ridiculous. There should have been more forethought in their planning.
HOW will she ride a horse if we don't put those slits in???? How will He-man ever sit on Battle Cat with that long loincloth? Shouldnt' a king be able to SIT?
Sorceress will NEVER be able to sit on a throne in Grayskull... Nor will King Grayskull, King Randor, Queen Marlena or even King He-man... The fact that Scott has stated that the trap door will not be activated with the throne like the original.... KINDA makes me think we should just FORGET the stupid thing and do something else with Grayskull tooling dollars...
Scotch tape on the hoverboard, wow............... is that a widespread thing, or did they just do it on boards where the sticker was coming off or something? That's disgusting.
From what I've seen and heard it is a widespread issue. It is very disgusting indeed. That's how these preorders and subs work though. Scott promises wine and roses to get you to buy and once you're locked in they can cheap out any way they want because they have guaranteed sales. There is no accountability over at Matty.
In regards to Castle Grayskull, I PRE-ordered 2 before the first due date. I have no doubt that the 4H are going to sculpt the most amazing playset, because they themselves are super pumped to do it. As an artist, I know that I always produce my best work when I am passionate about the project. I'm sure the same goes for the 4H and we'll be blown away with their prototype.
What we need to do is be very vocal to Reuben and the engineers that they shouldn't change things to "make it pop". How the 4H designed it is most likely how we want it, so don't adjust things just to put Reuben's thumbprint on it. If possible, have them address the consumers and fans FIRST/BEFORE implementing design changes; like a poll. If he had done this with Frosta's hair, I'm sure the consumers and fans would have veto'd the transparent hair in favor of solid light blue hair.
If Mattel is smart, the will double their efforts to maintain QC on this item from start to finish. This is gonna be the flagship of MOTUC and the attention it'll get will be huge. To mess it up would seriously damage their rep and I don't see that happening after the bad press they received with the hover board. They will want to redeem themselves.
On a side note, I think the 4H nailed Clawful and Buzzoff's heads. They are perfect representations of the vintage figures. I only wish Jitsu's was too.
Fisto and Jitsu are nearly complete new interpretations(not even based on filmation). They are representing a new direction of Classic which i personally donīt like, cause i think it takes the classics too far from their origin, which again takes away a lot nostalgia feelings the first figures transmitted( it also clashes more with the more plain filmation characters )
Eric said that the classics were ment to give you the feeling that you had as kid when you were playing with the vintage MotUs. Thats why they are also so chunky,heavy and so big!
Furthermore they were ment to give us the figures we had in mind as kid and we thought we were playing with(after seeing the cardback illustrations,etc).
Some may feel there were not enough updates made to figures like Clawfull and Buzz Off and i agree to a certain degree(Clawfull is perfect in my opinion), but Fisto ,Jitsu and also Bow are going to far.
I donīt think those are bad sculpts ( absolute not, they are amazing), but with them the look of Classics is obviously not consistent and you can see that different aproaches from different sculptors were made on some figures.
Its clear that tastes differ, but i thought the agenda were set in the first Classics year and for increased updates and new interpretations we had the 200X line.
IMO there are no set of clear rules for the 4HM to follow in this line. The way I see it is that the heads normally define how people feel about their favorite characters, and I think what Mattel should have done from the beginning is to supply all characters with at least two different heads, much like Mer-Man, Moss-Man or Whiplash (Whether they were vintage and updated heads, or just have different expressions or even heads with totally new looks much like the 200X), and let fans decide how they wanna display their figures, even if they had to charge two extra dollars from the beginning and make most people happy. It even could've been more profitable for Mattel too because a lot would've bought two of each if not more...
I know this topic already has been discussed to death from the first launching year, but like everything else, Mattel had their own logistics! :skroll:
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Wow. That is absolutely disgusting. Scott should feel ashamed about that. Absolutely disgraceful.
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MotUC timeline once the poster has been released. Or I'll have to find someone who could take over who has access to this poster.
Ah well, it has been fun while it lasted... :hmgrin:
I'm curious how far over the goal they will end up with CG. I know they can't comment and we won't ever find out, but it would be cool to know if the fans really blew it out of the water from the deadline date until now.....
Well I broke down and preordered. If the prototype doesn't look awesome, I will cancel my order, but I have a year to save so I should be able to pull it off!
I look forward to CG's glaring defects and low built quality. I also look forward to 'Must be customer's fault' official replies asking people to take photographs as 'proof' or it didn't happen.
^Castle Grayskull is sort of the 'Make or Break' for me as far as Matty/Digital River are concerned. I will use it to determine whether or not I want to keep collecting MOTUC.