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  1. Okay, that one had me slapping my hand over my...

    Okay, that one had me slapping my hand over my mouth so I didn't burst out laughing...:hmlol:

    Now that I've seen better pics, it really is noticable. It almost looks like the hair is a separate...
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    That HAS to be a good sign; the free stands seem...

    That HAS to be a good sign; the free stands seem to have chased as many folks away as they attracted, so I think we may see an even bigger spike after SDCC than expected.:hmgrin:

    Seriously, that's...
  3. Sticky: THat's the one thing that struck my as off the...

    THat's the one thing that struck my as off the minute I looked at the figure: from the neck down, he's Filmation. But the head is 200X (we only saw Duncan helmetless in one Filmation episode, and...
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    True, but nothing this obvious. Reversed...

    True, but nothing this obvious. Reversed shoulders, even fat armor aren't the same as this. Anyone looking at it, not just a toy collector, would immediately ask if it was defective. Even with my...
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    A wise move. Frosta is, after all, the only...

    A wise move. Frosta is, after all, the only person we ever saw who actually scared He-Man...:hmlol:


    There's a post in another thread that posits the idea these may not be actual Mattel shots;...
  6. Galactic Protector She-Ra (the likely name) is...

    Galactic Protector She-Ra (the likely name) is not an NA character; she is the second figure in the MOTUC Team Self-Indulgence faction...:hmlol:
  7. Going into SDCC already at nearly 50% is very...

    Going into SDCC already at nearly 50% is very encouraging...
  8. They went full on Filmation with Sweet Bee; I...

    They went full on Filmation with Sweet Bee; I actually think that was good, as she would look better with the reddish hair amongst the rebels, as opposed to another blond in addition to Adora and...
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    Feels silly having to dance around information...

    Feels silly having to dance around information that I found on the first other site I checked, but I'll just comment in general that the figures look really good, although the aforementioned variant...
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    The Fwoosh has a review sample, and a clear...

    The Fwoosh has a review sample, and a clear picture showing the problem with the chest flap. A new design botch-up like this is exactly what we don't need accompanying the sub push...
  11. This is true, but, in fairness, that means...

    This is true, but, in fairness, that means Hasbro's site has problems one time a year. It works fine the rest of the time. Can anyone really claim the same for Matty?


    Like modern Red Tornado...
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    Most folks aren't claiming deliberate diabolical...

    Most folks aren't claiming deliberate diabolical sabotage; I think the majority just see it as another example of inexplicable bungling. And it is utterly inexplicable here from the world's largest...
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    I like the Sam Elliot face and the changes in the...

    I like the Sam Elliot face and the changes in the hair; honestly, the original head looked too much like a 70's anchorman and not enough like a cowboy. :hmlol:

    The flap problem is an absolute...
  14. Not sure if they are becoming obsolete, but the...

    Not sure if they are becoming obsolete, but the whole industry is taking this kind of hit. I read a recent article that said toy sales in general are down about the same percentage as we see here,...
  15. That depends on who is making them. The recent...

    That depends on who is making them. The recent Power Lords figures from the Horsemen are easily on par quality-wise with the MOTUC figures for 15 bucks without sacrificing good articulation (and...
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    That's actually an amazing change; it's apparent...

    That's actually an amazing change; it's apparent from this that the squashed face and lack of chin are the main problems with the look. With the regular heads in place, even the choker looks 100%...
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    THat's going to happen anyway, and if they have...

    THat's going to happen anyway, and if they have figured out the usual margin of error there, that gives the minimum number. Has nothing to do with the max, really.


    They aren't sitting on...
  18. May not have been crazy about the movie, but the...

    May not have been crazy about the movie, but the big Jakks Zilly makes it worthwhile. My TRU only got a couple in since the line debuted (got it online when they put it up just in case), and it is...
  19. THere's been a demand for that among fans for as...

    THere's been a demand for that among fans for as long as I can recall. I would definitely be on board for something like that, especially if they came with a small figurine as some of the Batman...
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    Dang, nearly halfway and they haven't revealed a...

    Dang, nearly halfway and they haven't revealed a single figure yet. That's got to be a good omen...
  21. I had forgotten that specific description of the...

    I had forgotten that specific description of the sub; seems to pretty much preclude NA She-Ra (I don't see NA and Starburst versions as really being interchangeable here).
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    Interesting that, thanks to DR, Mattel's attempt...

    Interesting that, thanks to DR, Mattel's attempt at an incentive to sub early may actually be doing the opposite. We may wind up with a double surge after SDCC: folks waiting for the reveals and...
  23. Hard to say what Mattel will or won't do, but I...

    Hard to say what Mattel will or won't do, but I honestly can't see them making the much touted $30 figure NA She-Ra. Now, one has to consider that they thought UNO was a dynamite idea, so I guess...
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    Any rational reason given for this information...

    Any rational reason given for this information suddenly becoming top secret? It's something we just take their word for with no substantiation whatsoever anyway, so I don't really see a problem with...
  25. It would be interesting to study some of the...

    It would be interesting to study some of the rainbow test shots, if not just to see which parts likely share the same molds from looking at the matching colors. I know they use whatever plastic...
  26. Pretty much my thoughts on the subject; of the...

    Pretty much my thoughts on the subject; of the characters I would still want in 2016, most are Filmation who wouldn't really need and accessory, and, if if I felt they needed one, I have a bunch of...
  27. THere's a lot to consider here, and some of it...

    THere's a lot to consider here, and some of it has been brought up. Trademarks are part of it, most likely, especially with Mattel trying to get a movie made. THere's also the main reason the line...
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    Someday we have to get a Duncan who comes with a...

    Someday we have to get a Duncan who comes with a pail of water to drop on his head...:hmlol:

    Love the caricature they achieved here with MAA; they are having a lot of fun with these figures and it...
  29. You have left the ancient math gods of Eternia...

    You have left the ancient math gods of Eternia with a huge smile on their faces...:hmlol:

    Nice to see that things appear to be going smooth so far; 40% before even seeing anything at SDCC sounds...
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    That was actually my first Bond film; went with a...

    That was actually my first Bond film; went with a friend who was a big 007 fan and loved it. Probably a big reason why one of my all time favorite Bond characters is Jaws.
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