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    Man look at all the deco the blaster had on the...

    Man look at all the deco the blaster had on the cross sell!
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    For perspective, the amount of man hours and...

    For perspective, the amount of man hours and costs put into Castle Grayskull was about equal to 24 6" figs. If that helps.
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    Tooling on the castle was several hundred...

    Tooling on the castle was several hundred thousand dollars. Many many several.
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    I'm not stirring the pot. As a FAN I would like...

    I'm not stirring the pot. As a FAN I would like to know specifics if 6" is continuing. I'm so not trying to be a buzzkill, I just honestly (as a fan) don't have a clear understanding if this is 6"...
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    I'm still a he man fan and want more figs. I'm...

    I'm still a he man fan and want more figs. I'm certainly as a fan allowed to chime in. i want more classics figs too. I just don't read this press release as anything beyond the future of 3 3/4 and...
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    Ummm. I see "motu" and adult collector items...

    Ummm. I see "motu" and adult collector items continuing from Super 7, meaning the 3 3/4 figs. I'm not reading MOTUC 6" in this. Or is that just me?
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    And... Preview night is now open! After you...

    And... Preview night is now open!

    After you are done at Mattel, head over the Jada behind Hasbro in hall D to check out our awesome Metals line!
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    Just remember guys, MOTUC was a passion project...

    Just remember guys, MOTUC was a passion project done in everyone's spare time. You have to look at this brand from Mattel's POV, not ours.

    Remember years ago at Power Con when Ruben said "you are...
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    The banner is new, but the silhouette of He-Man...

    The banner is new, but the silhouette of He-Man as one of many Mattel Corp icons has been around since 2013. I know since I had to put in a special request to get it in my business card! ;/P
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    Really? And why is that? Have I EVER said...

    Really? And why is that? Have I EVER said something to mislead you? (and noting having to explain changes to product during the toy making process is not an example in the least. I don't control...
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    If there is a 2017, based on how 2016 was put...

    If there is a 2017, based on how 2016 was put together based on the plans I worked on, my money would be 2017 would be the second half of the full 2016 year that the old/new team halved.

    But I...
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    (in Prof Farnsworth) They can live in other...

    (in Prof Farnsworth)
    They can live in other places!
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    For the record you are incorrect. The Ant...

    For the record you are incorrect.

    The Ant People live in the hollow Earth opening in the Antarctic. The Lizard people are shape changing interdimensional beings who inhabit the bodies of high...
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    On Brand Managers and PR talking to fans

    So I am incredibly guilty of derailing a conversation on another thread. See the SDCC thread pages 22-24 for details. Long and short of it was a conversation about "lies" etc... that I may have said...
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    Yes, we needed the mock up of the figure in...

    Yes, we needed the mock up of the figure in package to convince management to let us make the figure. As I always said. That was the visual representation that got the figure green lighted by...
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    Ummm. No. Things changed. I was able to convince...

    Ummm. No. Things changed. I was able to convince management to let us do the toy. The situation changed. It was not a lie.

    Logistics and management changing and evolving does not mean a direct...
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    •Stinkor's forearms is one that immediately comes...

    •Stinkor's forearms is one that immediately comes to mind. It was a screw-up, pure and simple. Yet you said that it was done on purpose to make the figure "pop".

    This was a choice design made...
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    Fair enough. Give me one example of a direct lie...

    Fair enough. Give me one example of a direct lie I told.
    Seriously. I keep seeing this one over and over but I can't ever recall anyone pin pointing a "lie" I ever told.

    Things like "scare...
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    Why does everyone always think I have some type...

    Why does everyone always think I have some type of agenda? I swear, all I ever wanted to do was make as many motu toys as possible. The idea that I had time for conspiracies or agendas is honestly...
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    I honestly don't know many folks at Mattel these...

    I honestly don't know many folks at Mattel these days. Too much turn over since I left.
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    Hey fellow org'ers. While I appreciate some...

    Hey fellow org'ers.


    While I appreciate some of the posts online and the PMs asking if I would consider going back to running Matty, while flattering, my life has gone in a new direction and I...
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    Sigh. Okay. Lets get some facts correct. ...

    Sigh.

    Okay. Lets get some facts correct.

    1: The Four Horsemen absolutely get 100% credit for creating the visual look of the line. But the historic fact is the idea of selling adult collector...
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    I had explored that but it came down to storage....

    I had explored that but it came down to storage. It was too expensive to hold figures for months at a time. The best solution I found was to just monitor the daily schedule reports like a hawk. Once...
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    Try not to be too hard on them regarding...

    Try not to be too hard on them regarding schedules. I mentioned this awhile back on another thread; keeping the figures shipping each month was literally one of the hardest parts of my job (that was...
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    Lodar is by far my #1 unannounced fig!

    Lodar is by far my #1 unannounced fig!
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    Whomever is running marketing for the brand,...

    Whomever is running marketing for the brand, whether me, Kim, Megablocks or whomever, that person has nothing to do with QC. Marketing can certainly (and I did) bring QC issues to the relevant...
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    Sdcc panels are free. But they vet you and you...

    Sdcc panels are free. But they vet you and you are not guaranteed a panel when you apply.
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    Appreciate that! But I am quite excited at my new...

    Appreciate that! But I am quite excited at my new gig overseeing the entire METALS line at Jada. (Check us out at Sdcc at booth 4736 in hall D!).

    Besides, I don't think their is an open position...
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    Has anyone done an exact count? As a rule of...

    Has anyone done an exact count? As a rule of thumb, I count a full body as a fig. So the Palace Guards two pack counts as two figs, not four. A head swap only is not a unique figure, needs a...
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    Here here! A line like MOTUC (or MOTUCRN as the...

    Here here! A line like MOTUC (or MOTUCRN as the 2016 line was going to be called) needs a Val or a Dan or Danielle. You guys can put me down as a reference anytime you want to apply for a Mattel gig!
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