Scott completely ignored what he was being called out on; the fact that he contradicts what we were told before. For anyone still confused about this, the answer is simple. Scott, is a salesman. He will say anything he has to in order to get you to buy his product, even if he has no intention of following through. He'll basically ignore that he said it, just like he did here. Fans did vote with their purchases...the Wind Raider is sold out. Here is a question for you, Scott...how many 2-manned vehicles can you name from the vintage toys????there are none. And before anyone starts saying Battle Bones, that wasn't a vehicle. And the Battle Ram did have the handles on the back for a figure to hang on to, but who seriously considers that the second seat? C'mon, really. The real issue isn't that we won't be getting a full battle ram, it is that Scott won't man up to his contradictions. He wouldn't do it for Castle Grayskull. He wouldn't do it for the Hoverboard.
1. No-ah: Scott was quoted as saying that . Since a pre-order only goes through if we hit the number necessary and you've already paid to design and create the tooled prototype, a pre-order would appear to be a no-risk situation. Is the Battle Ram pre-order still a possibility?
Definitely not at this time. The Windraider simply took too long to sell through and there is too many "human man hours" needed to produce a toy like the Battleram or any vehicle outside maybe small one manned things or deluxe accessories. Vehicles are actually quite complicated, at least compared to a basic figure. We have such limited resources for the MOTUC line and we are putting all of those into trying to finish up the vintage MOTU, POP and key NA, mini comic and animation characters by 2015 (pending we get enough sub holders each year to have a 2014 and 2015 line). Fans really do vote with their purchase (yes we know you are sick of that line but it is just true) and we did not sell enough Windraiders at full price and quickly enough to justify any more vehicles at this time. Even with a preorder.
In other words, he has no idea. He hasn't made that up yet. Basically, he realizes he goofed up saying that, so now he is going to try and write up some "spectacular" explanation to woo us all back. Personally, I'm not holding my breath for the answer to this. It's my opinion that he really needs to stop writing for MOTUC altogether.
2. Jeevesosiris: In a recent question to Mattel we were told that "Castle Grayskull does not even exist at the time Teela is queen and Sorceress simultaneously." I know that more details of this may appear in a future bio, but to ease the minds of those people who are worried that Castle Grayskull has lost some of its importance in the mythos because of this, will you please clarify what was meant by your statement? Is Castle Grayskull no longer standing? Or has the power within gone with He-man on his New Adventures?
Sorry, but we are not going to give away the goods here in the letter column! You'll just need to keep reading the bios and mini comics!
See, what the person did here was provide Scott with his answer. Anyone that actually thinks Scott has this all figured out is fooling themselves. He is making this up as he goes along. When someone asks a question involving names or back stories, he literally makes it up on the spot. There isn't any development, or research, or true planning involved at all. All he did was take the suggestion of male Sorcerers made by the original poster and made it sound like, "Oh yeah, that's how it's always been". Scott did the same thing when someone asked why Spector would alter time by taking Evil-Lyn's baby, continuing to ask if it was actually someone else in the time suit or whatever it's called. And, of course, Scott took that and ran with it, heavily implying it was the plot all along. It was a nice, convenient way to cover up the fact his original idea made no sense and got him out of a jam.
3. Shokoti's Slave: So far we know of Veena, Kodak Ungor and Teela'Na. In all the centuries between the first and last Guardian, has there ever been a male Guardian of Castle Grayskull in the MOTUC mythos? A Sorcerer of Grayskull, so to speak?
Yes, both men and women have served in this role over the centuries. Some non humans too.
What the heck is that supposed to mean? Based on how customers purchase? They purchase the figures just fine in the general sales page where items are bundled together. This is something you already have set up. You're not breaking new ground here. How is this not possible for early access? Get some people that actually know what they are doing for a change, please.
4. Dynamo Of Eternia: Can the Early Access sales pages be updated to work in a manner that is more like the combined sales page from general sale on the 15th of each month? The general combined sales page is set up so that a quantity can be put in the box next to each time listed and the one "add to cart" button appears at the bottom, which adds ALL of the items to the cart all at the same time. But with Early Access, each item has its own separate "add to cart" button with no quantity box. As a result, when one the "add to cart" button is pressed for one item, you are sent to the cart page. It defaults to a quantity of 1, so that has to be manually changed. But the bigger problem is that you then have to navigate back to the early access page to add a different item, further slowing down the checkout process. This slower process can result in missing out on items. I hope this can be changed before the SDCC items go up for sale via Early Access, as I'm sure a lot of people will want more than 1 of multiple items.
At this time no, but we are always looking into ways of improving the EA process based on how customers purchase.
Please, for the love of God, stop asking Scott to name characters. Strettch Nek and Vypor?.....cause all you need is to misspell a few words and then it's all MOTU, right? I could have sworn we already have a Snake Man that can extend his neck (Rattlor), as well as a hero (Mekaneck), and if you really want to "strettch" it, there is Snake Mekaneck too. Vypor is just a completely effortless name, but what can you expect when describing A SCRIBBLE on a mini-comic page!? This "character" is not even a 1/8 of an inch big, nor a full figure drawing. Why bother naming this? Seriously?!
5. facet: Scott, will you please tell us all of the new characters on pages 2 and 3 of the third new mini comic? By this I mean any character that was created by you and your staff, that didn't have an action figure or previously existing media associated with it. Then, also show us exactly where they are in that 2 page spread by either circling them in a JPG and attaching their name or something similar. Thanks!
He-Man.org were kind enough to also send over a visual to assist with this question. Based on this visual, the character labeled "Golden Rod" are generic members of the Viper Squadron, the character labeled "Snow Thief" is actually Goldenrod (Snarrrlll the Snow Thief is above Mosquitor). The two characters behind BlastAttak are Strettch Nek and Vypor.