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    Heroic Warrior Ultimate Evil's Avatar
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    Do you like the commemoritive Figures?

    Hey!

    As question says do you like the commem figures?

    As for me Yes I do but its a shame theres a few let downs like trappy having no hook(or whatever piece it is) and mattel not keeping the molds!

    Anyways lets hear what you have too say!
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    Yeah I enjoyed the commemorative figures mainly because I got to pay a decent price for figures I know are going to be in great condition as opposed to being chewed like half the stuff you see on ebay. I wish they would have released more of them. I would rather have a straight rerelease of those than 200X figures. For one there would have been about 18 less he man varients.
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    I don't like what they did to Battle Cat and Panthor. Looking at the regular, original ones, I see perfectly-represented felines. Now, look at them: with those exagerated claws, their thick bodies and small eyes, they look like bear freaks. I have nothing against bears: I like them for what they are. But Battle Cat and Panthor are not supposed to be finger-walking bears, they are supposed to be cats. So, let them be cats, please.

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    They were okay, and a welcome release, but where they didn't keep the original molds (what were they thinking?! MOTU was so massive I can't believe that they didn't!) and had to recast them from second hand figures, some of the figures looked a bit off, just somehow not quite right.

    Not to mentiont that (as Ultimate Evil said) Trap Jaw didn't come with his hook, as well as Faker having no chest sticker and whatnot, apparently because their second-hand examples came without and they didn't realise that they were missing parts!

    So I'm pretty split down the middle on this; as I say, yes they were a welcome release, but as a straight "yes or no" question, I'd probably have to go with "no" for the reasons mentioned above.

    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that Battle Cat and Panthor looked bear like!! Battle Cat in particular was terrible, and his horrible, clunky armor and... okay, probably something for another thread!
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    I like them,I have a few boxed and loose, they're are a lot smoother and in some cases look better than the originals. But overall the originals win over the commemoratives. But still a very good release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    I like them,I have a few boxed and loose, they're are a lot smoother and in some cases look better than the originals.
    It's that kind of debate like can a cover version of a song be better than the original. Sometimes no matter what comes after it will never quite match the original, inperfections and all.
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    I never bought any. I dont plan to ever buy any.

    But to be able to see MOTU in the toy aisle again? Priceless. For that I will love the commemerative series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGIMMORTAL View Post
    Yeah I enjoyed the commemorative figures mainly because I got to pay a decent price for figures I know are going to be in great condition as opposed to being chewed like half the stuff you see on ebay. I wish they would have released more of them. I would rather have a straight rerelease of those than 200X figures. For one there would have been about 18 less he man varients.
    Same thing here, ado I have a great loose collection of MOTU figure (vintage I mean), I always got tempted to get some old MOC ones, but the high prices and so many variant kept stopping me from buying some.
    When the commemorative came out I was able to get the whole regular series (except the multi-pack) plus the Cat / Warrior set for under 300$, so I was pretty pleased. For that price I would have gotten maybe just one of the Cat / Warrior box I guess? The Battle Cat / He-Man two-pack was the first MOTU toys I ever had back to the first Christmas it came out, so I was very happy to be able to get one back in his gloriously rendered box.
    I really liked the idea of having a mock of the original card boxed in a larger package.

    And for my part, ado I wouldn't have complained if it had run longuer, I like that the series is somehow limited to the first vintage figure, I think it offer a good cast and since the series is not too long it's possible to have the entire commemorative run at a decent price (although this tend to change).

    In short, I really like this series, allowed me to have a complete MOTU series and have cool, vintage looking MOC figure!
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    I love mine, and am glad that they released them. I however wish that they would have released more of them.
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    I loved them. I can't even begin to describe the feeling I got upon seeing them in toy aisles

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    I loved them to death. I, like Leanne, cannot tell you the instant surge of joy I felt when I first found them in the store.

    If Mattel has more coming, I'll buy 2 of every one of em... again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratosMacca View Post
    I loved them. I can't even begin to describe the feeling I got upon seeing them in toy aisles

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    I know what you mean. Impressions of a same object are infinite. It's only that, to me, to make a good "commemorative", you have to respect the original PURPOSE of the artwork. I can't represent Swift Wind as a zebra without disrespecting his true identity, can I?

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    I like them, and I even opened them although they look better in their boxes. I'm disappointed with He-Man's head (I can't help, he looks kinda retarded to me), the bad minicomic scans and the missing accessoires, but aside of that, the Comms are really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Reilly View Post
    I like them, and I even opened them although they look better in their boxes. I'm disappointed with He-Man's head (I can't help, he looks kinda retarded to me), the bad minicomic scans and the missing accessoires, but aside of that, the Comms are really nice.

    Are the comics just scans then?
    Jesus what the hell were Mattel thinking loosing all the original material for their biggest toyline!!
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    Yes, they are blurred and the colors are extremely pale. Nothing you couldn't solve with a good scanner or at least Photoshop, so I wonder why they turned out so badly even though the covers' quality is perfectly fine.

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    I loved them -- especially the really cool outer box they did to hold the MOC figure.

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    I would like to buy a commemorative He-man figure someday.
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    I liked the Commemoratives. I thought they where really cool, and I hope they make them again for the 30th Annivarsary.

    In some ways, I think if they had made these more mainstream, they would have sold better with kids than the 2000x line did. These where toys that where meant to be played with.

    One thing I would have really liked though, is if they had a hole in the bottom of the feet so they could connect to stands. Even better... if they could have come with stands! Would have been a good way to tell them apart from the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Atkin View Post
    I liked the Commemoratives. I thought they where really cool, and I hope they make them again for the 30th Annivarsary.

    In some ways, I think if they had made these more mainstream, they would have sold better with kids than the 2000x line did. These where toys that where meant to be played with.

    One thing I would have really liked though, is if they had a hole in the bottom of the feet so they could connect to stands. Even better... if they could have come with stands! Would have been a good way to tell them apart from the originals.
    And if they had shoulder joints that were like the 2002 versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    And if they had shoulder joints that were like the 2002 versions.
    If they could have had that, while keeping with the classic figure style, they would have rocked!

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    I think considering how long ago that line was over, they did a great job recreating the figures and packaging. Sure, there were a few things lacking but overall I was thrilled and resparked my entire interest in MOTU.

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    I love em. The 10-pack is on my May shopping list.
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    I could not believe my eyes when I saw SKELETOR behind the glass at walmart. I grabbed it took it to the check out line and forgot to buy anything else.That too was the beginning of my interest in the motu line again! SKELETOR rules! just wished they would have made a HORDAK!!

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    I have everything but the TRU and JCPenney multi-packs. I loved this line, and like most others in this thread, wish it would have continued. I'd have loved a Randor, Horde Trooper, or Scare Glow in this line since those are ridiculously expensive on ebay.

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    There's quite a lot of (very subtle) differences between the comms and the genuine artefacts: skeletor's face sculpt is less detailed and his eyes are shallower, for example. Also, the hands are different as on the comms the fingers on the right hand are much blunter and don't grip in such a tight fist. Man-at-Arms has a VERY different 'squashed' face sculpt and generally you can just sort of...well, tell. Look at them for long enough and (like antique experts and their vases and whatnot) you can just tell by instinct which is old and which is new.

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