STACTION FIGURES FAQ
What are staction figures?
They are a line of 6" scaled cold cast resin figures of characters fans wanted from the '02 MOTU line that never came to fruition. NECA and the Four Horsemen are producing many characters from the 200X MotU line that were not produced in action figure form, and some that were with enhanced sculpts, in this mini statue format. These statues are done in the same size and style as the action-figures. The biggest difference is that they are statues and thus can't move. Each character in this line comes with all weapons that were planned, gets colored as originally planned, will be sculpted in the correct size, and will have a base to stand on. The base and accessories will be removable pieces.
The term "Staction Figure" is one that our very own Horseman, Chris Dahlberg came up with to describe these "static action figures". The official name is "Mini statues".
What's going to be released?
So far, the following products have been announced:
Wave 1 (AVAILABLE)
- Snout Spout
Wave 2 (AVAILABLE)
- Clamp Champ
Wave 3 (AVAILABLE):
- Sorceress (incl. Zoar)
- Tung Lashor
Wave 4 (shipping in October; available for preorder):
- Snake Face
- Rio Blast
- Evil-Lyn (incl. Screech
- King Randor was limited to 2,000 pieces, and offered only at the 2005 SDCC and WWC. But don't worry if you missed out, cause according to the Horsemen, there's a good chance to see a regular Randor in a future wave which will differe from the exclusive version!
- "Classic Colors" Sorceress is offered only via ActionFigureExpress in colaboration with he-man.org. This Exclusive is a repaint of the regular Sorceress Staction, done in a paint scheme that resembles the colors of the classic character and is what the Four Horsemen intended the 200x version to be colored like.
- Evil-Lyn was 2006's summer Exclusive Staction, offered only at the San Diego and Chicago Comic Conventions! Not only does this version have a classic colors paint scheme, but the parts that were once re-used from Teela for the action-figure have all been replaced with parts that are all Evil-Lyns very own! She also comes equipped with a fragment of the Shard of Darkness around her neck, as seen in Volume One of the comic from MVCreations!
- King Randor II
- Kobra Kahn
What's happened to Odiphus?
Odiphus was planned to be an "accessoiry" part of Stinkor, but was cancelled from the final product. It turned out that production would've become too expensive, one of the reasons being the amount of additional paint ops he would require.
But the Four Horsemen have already announced that Odiphus WILL be released at a later date somehow!
Why can't they be articulated?
Licensing. The Four Horsemen and NECA are only licensed to do statues. Movable limbs and action features would make these action figures, so they can't add articulation.
But I've seen articulated Stactions on a website!
All of them are fan customs! Skilled collectors have found a way to disassemble the parts of the Stactions that were glued together, and to articulate them. If you wanna find out more about their techniques', check out our Custom Forum
Do Variant or Artist Proof Versions exists?
Nope. There ain't any Artist Proof versions released or planned for any Staction. The same counts for Variants (uncolored or differently colored parts are results from production errors).
Will we also be able to buy extra bases to display the action-figures among the stactions?
Hopefully, yes. The Horsemen are concerned with the sales of the actual 6" statues at this point though. When they do get around to it, extra bases will probably be sold in sets of 3 or more.
How much do they cost?
Price for each "staction figure" are around $20.00 each, depending on the stores offering them.
What are the further plans for this line?
As far as we have been told, the Four Horsemen want to do the remaining 30+ characters that have yet to be made into figure form, and tackle some MYP characters as well.
Now, how do I spell that name again??
There are fans who spell and write it wrong, whether because they've typed it wrong by accident, or read the wrong term somewhere. But fear not, fellow He-Fan, for we are going to help you!
The correct term is:
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