They should have Lizard Man, then make the 2nd Lizard Man a varient bonus.
They should have Lizard Man, then make the 2nd Lizard Man a varient bonus.
As usual, I'm in the minority. I looked up NEPTHU because I didn't remember him, either. I think he looks great, and I would love to have him!
That said, and before anybody tells me how much I suck, I am not saying that NEPTHU deserves a slot ahead of any other character. I'm just saying that if he does get made, I will buy him. He looks cool to me, and he seems to fit in with the rest of the musclebound, half naked guys who sport loincloths, boots, and harnesses.
Commence throwing of rotten heads of lettuce and tomatoes. :hmtung:
I would love to see Mantenna pop up soon. I know the troopers will come sooner or later but old bug eyes is in my horde any day :)
I'm not getting the Nepthu hate at all. Sure he's a tad bland, but I'm confident that put through the classicizer machine, the 4H will make him awesome looking. Plus he's another independent villain! MOTUC needs many more of those - it makes the whole mythos that much more diverse and interesting. One of the great things about this line is that it accommodates overlooked characters from all eras. I've always wanted a Nepthu figure (not at the expense of more popular/cooler Filmation figures however) so bring him on! Hell, include him in an Egyptian/Arabian inspired desert themed 3-pack: Nepthu, Kothos, and The Crimson Fury!! I can dream, can't i?
As for other Filmation characters that almost nobody is asking for, my top picks would be:
The Games Master
The line has to grow strong again on demanded figures from each factions first. There are many demanded characters with a lot of recycling potential. Mattel need characters most people want, not only 500 or 1000...
I would love to get Nepthu, his story was cool
Negator and the Game Master are two of my fave underdog Filmation villains. Heck, Negator even appeared in TWO episodes... so I feel he's definitely a prime choice for a figure in the line.
As far as Nepthu, I too had to go and look him up... there's some good shots of him in this pre-existing thread:
...and now that I've read it over I have to say if they could somehow do a pack of Nepthu and two of those Sand Demons... I'd buy him for sure. Well, I'd buy him anyways because I think he's cool, but it would be neat to start seeing Matty think outside the box, as it were, and instead of offering traditional two or three packs, to maybe start packing a 6" figure with a beast of some sort with additional Filmation-themed accessories/items:
Nepthu with a pair of Sand Demons
Negator with a pair of Nerbs
Game Master with his little pet and another one of his beastly slaves from the episode.
Heck, even a Force Captain Adora and Spirit could fall into this category- and we know a great deal of folks would buy something like that!
I wonder if that sort of thing would get fairweather Filmation fans to snatch this stuff up if they were offered outside the sub, or at this point if it would turn them off completely and end up being a total bust.
With Granamyr's tail issue, I'm basically totally deflated as far as caring about reveals goes. Even when they're revealed, they still have to be made, shipped, arrived, opened, inspected and pass inspection before I'll get excited. I don't care too much about how they look when revealed, thanks to a Christmas season of the most expensive item, in the most expensive month yet, with all 3 being potentially defective. If it arrives and it's not falling apart when I assemble it, or when I try to move it's articulation, then I'll be excited. And, since I couldn't justify a sub this time around, I'm anxious to see how these new lowest-numbers-ever actually sell. That may further dampen my enthusiasm for this line. And as a personal note to the 4 horsemen, If it weren't for you guys, I would have been out a long time ago. Thank you/curse you.
That being said, I'm suspectfully looking forward to Flogg, Stridor, NA Skeletor, the rock warriors, Mantenna, Horde Troopers, Staghorn, Modulok, Two-bad, Nightstalker and Hydron in that order. All the rest will be cool to have if not defective, but not terribly exciting for me.
I think it would be a very bad idea to release Nepthu... He's not fan-demanded (other than by a handful of people), and is low on the fans' priorities in general. Personally, I'd pass on this character.
Even though it's probably not what we're getting, I keep feeling like one of the surprises is that Mattel re-negotiated for the rights to do characters from the '87 movie.
I just think he's a character that no one would want. Not just because of the fact that he looks utterly plain and boring, but also because he's just so obscure. I like to think of myself as a fully fledged MOTU geek, with a particular love for all things Filmation, but even I had to look him up.
Easy answer: for Nephtu, there would be a lot of parts that could be reused. But that wouldn't make him a cool figure, IMO.Quote:
Why would Scott like that guy over so many of the more interesting looking characters?
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So I just watched Temple of the Sun, not a bad episode, still would not be thrilled with Nepthu, but if they have to make him, then give him the Scarab of Power and the Diamond Falcon and I would be happy. I think for these obscure characters, they need to include the artifacts.
I'll be honest, while he's not a character I really remembered from the show and I don't think he has a lot of the flair of many others, I'm pretty much cool with getting any MOTU figures. I have to wonder though - *if* duke is spot-on on this, and he doesn't seem to miss too often, it doesn't necessarily mean he's going to be in the main subscription as a single figure. He could be part of a separate sub that's been "rumored" (or rather, wished for) or even a multi-pack.
I watched another couple of episodes and the Gryphon looks like it could use the Granamyr buck. Really goofy, but I would like to have it in the collection. I just dont think he would sell at $80 though. Just a thought.
I wonder though, if they came out with Battle Lion, then you could reuse the head for the Gryphon. Though it may be too small.
I'd take a Nepthu. Though my Number 1 Filmation is Plundor!!
Wonder what the chances are of General Sundar? We saw it with Snake Men 2pack and Rattlor sharing, So GS and Horde Troopers? However as much as I want HT's, after signing up to two Castles for 2013, I'd like the chance to save up and buy an army of them in early 2014
Who in their right mind would want Nepthu? The guy didn't even leave his house the entire time and only made things out of sand. Even the episode he was in was pretty useless. :sklol:
As for Scott "liking" Nepthu, I make this assumption for a few reasons, not the least of which is that he mentioned him. When Scott mentioned a character, it shows up in the line soon after... Unless of course it's a POP character (still waiting for that Peekablue figure to go along with the Optikk that were both mentioned at NYCC in 2009).
So maybe he doesn't "like" him, but then again, maybe he does. Maybe he's one of the characters he was drawn to. Who knows? It doesn't matter.
What does matter is that there are probably many other characters who could be made as cheaply as a Nepthu figure who probably should be given priority (just based on the notion that the line is not going to go on for another five years).
Feedback from the customer base is important. Nepthu wouldn't be horrible. Will he sell? Not sure.