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    Official Entrapta in Classics Thread

    Yes siree, what do you guys think Entrapta should be like in the new line? Obviously she can't look too much like the Filmation-version, since that's in a gray area legally, but she doesn't have to look exactly like the old toy either.

    I'm thinking, maybe throw in slightly more purple than gold this time, yes? And, why not combine both sculpted and real hair? Some kind of sculpted posable hair in the midle, and then real rooted hair entwined with metal-clasps around it?

    So that you can pose the hair, and have it hold stuff, as well as perhaps even have Entrapta floating in mid-air because of said hair acting as legs.

    And accessories.. ah, the accessories. She definitely needs some gadgets of some kind, to show that she's the Horde resident technical genius.

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    Her appearance in the cartoon was pretty close to the toy anyways, aside from her colors being dulled down, so I doubt a new "classics" version would look much different. She's a Mattel creation, not Filmation, so I don't think there'd be any legal problems whatsoever bringing her into the MOTU Classics line.
    I don't think they should bog her down with a ton of weapons either, as her hair is her weapon. The way they presented her in the cartoon, as a Horde mechanic or whatnot, I thought was very unnecessary- I never thought of her as being a female Man-At-Arms when I first got the toy, so I'm not too keen on a new figure with Horde insignia's and a toolbox full of gadgets and stuff to make her "cool". That was the problem with the 2002 line, too many bells and whistles for a lot of the characters and they came out looking like a mess... my hope is that this being the classics line- a lot of the design elements/accessories are going to be stripped down and kept all "back to basics", as it were. Entrapta's pretty much perfect the way she was the first time around.

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    I'd like to see her just like the classic figure but with sculpted rubber hair and a horde symbol somewhere.
    I liked that she was chromed.... I hope they keep the chrome.
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    Any of the characters from POP would be more than welcome. THere's only three major female characters outside She-Ra that have had figures before, and, with this being a self-proclaimed collector's line, the old "female figures don't sell" line doesn't wash here. Using the POP cast would allow for a stronger female presence, and Entrapta would fill the "secondary/fan favorite" slot in one of the waves (assuming a similar strategy to the DCUC assortments).

    We definitely need POP integrated into the new line on a regular basis.
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    The old toy was my favorate POP doll. I loved the dark pink and purple hair style. I loved the chrome look as well. I really hope the 4H keep her very similar to the toy, but I would love to see a red bat on her chrome chest. I love the idea of a mix of sculpted and rooted hair! It would be a nice through back for POP fans to see some real hair and considering hair is her weapon, having some elements of real hair would seem appropiate.

    I am not saying I want a fully rooted head of hair that's brushable, just an element of real hair. Grizzlor got real fur, so Entrapta should have some real locks. Maybe it could be wound up in such a way that it can't be undone, with a wire running through her two main braids so they are poseable. Maybe she can come with a sculpted fringe. Real hair would be there, just not brushable, unless you wanted to unpick the wrapping and risk never being able to get it back in the same style, the same deal we had to make with ourselves when we got the orignal toy!!!!!!!!!

    I have collected together some pictures of art board members have created, in hopes if the 4H check out this thread they will be able to find some inspiration from fan art for their version of Entrapta (if she is going to be made}. They have been checking out the Catra thread so we never know, they might find something they like here.!!!!!!!!!!! I hope this is ok. If anyone is unhappy with me posting these pictures please let me know and I will edit my post immidieatly.

    Here is bord member Nightwings art and Entrapta custom. I love these!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...esign-45457844

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...-2007-47096316

    Beana also posted his version of Entrapta in the catra thread, I love this one as well!!!!!

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../BVEntrapa.jpg

    Here are two drawings posted by gbagok, the first is a group picture (scroll down to find the second full body pic, about 1/2 way down.)
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...t=gbagok+Catra

    Finally, the orignal Mattel Entrapta toy I found on Deviant Art. Also a picture of the Filmation Entrapta!!!!!!!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ouble-37256504 One more http://img45.exs.cx/img45/9080/entrapt9dv.jpg

    http://img223.exs.cx/img223/3815/entrapta26pa.jpg

    This is a picture of Entrapta comissioned by bord member Scorpia for an excellent project!!!! Bringing to life an unproduced episode of She-Ra. Entrapta is presented very closely to the orignal Filmation art. I think the picture was created by bord member innershade. http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1205278634

    Here are two poll threads, featuring re-design's of the lady in question. I like the colors and bat symbol on buffelow bill mans design, and the elegence and costume style of Beana's version. Give me a mix of these two designs and I would be very happy!!!!!!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...light=Entrapta

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...light=Entrapta
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    I might be in the minority, but I'm more into Catra and Entrapta as their own unit- with no Horde symbol involved on their costumes.

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    Entrapta: A Blank Slate?

    Entrapta is a character with so little back story that she stands the chance of being turned into a really cool character.

    With so many Horde females not available for the line, I think she'd be a great character to add to Hordak's ranks.

    Just not in doll form, exactly.

    The clothes are actually better designed for MOTUC inclusion than most of the 80's POP line. The girls' toy line made her look too friendly, though. Should she even be "pretty"? Octavia and Scorpia were a far cry from "sexy". Maybe the new design will rough her up a bit? I'm hoping the 4H will get to do some redesigning on this character and make her look more sinister. After all, super long hair that can attack you is bound to be a little scary, right?
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    I do think she has tons of potential. I like her design a lot and she was one of the figures I really loved as a child. I hope they add a Horde symbol to her costume. I hope they make her a figure that looks worthy of standing alongside a MOTUC Hordak. Very excited to see how they do her hair.

    I'm not expecting too much from her bio...Matty probably wont go too deep or give us any new information, unfortunately.

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    I am looking forward to Entrapta (and all POP figures, really). I think it will actually be quite nifty if she is still beautiful and even a bit friendly looking, because first, she lures people in, and before you know it, they're snared in her hair!
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    Her friendly face confused me as a child. I always had her as a good guy (I was quite young). Double Trouble was (and always will be) evil in my world. And Castaspella always looked evil to 4-5 year old me (mustve been the eye shadow) so thats how she was played with most of the time (unless an episode featuring her was on to remind me she was good...and even they they looked so different it didnt really matter).

    I think it will be a while before we see Entrapta since she is the only other female in the Horde (depending on how they play Double Trouble). I definitely want to fill out the ranks of the great rebellion more before we add too many Horde members.

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    I totally agree that i hope she gets a Horde symbol.

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    I've always liked Entrapta and of all the vintage POP figures I would say that she's the best of them all for me personally. She's so striking and I love the fact that she's a Horde member too. I like the fact that she's beautiful as just like Catra she is an anti-she-ra/rebellion female (just a beautiful as the good girls but deadly!)

    Seeing how they tackle her hair would be very interesting.

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    Don't like the bio at all

    Figure looks to have turned out ok, but her face looks quite butch

    Still looking forward to her though
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    Entrapta looks great and I love her real name she sounds like a bond girl.

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    It may be the photography, but her torso isn't gold, her hair isn't the longest (Double Trouble) and the gold doesn't appear the shiniest...honestly, it looks like matte paint, rather than metallic.

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    Entraptas pose inside the blister looks a bit awkward. What is she doing there? Running? Is she doing the twist?

    And why is the staff falling down or something?
    It´s a big mess if you ask me.

    The bio is boring and some references are from the style guide "the longest in the land" for example is new.



    Her torso is purple and her hair isn´t purple she wears purple ribbons in her magenta colored hair....so this bio just makes no sense.

    I like that she joined Hordak and left Etheria it shows she is going for power and doesn´t care for Etheria. Smart girl

    But i love that they chose her original blister card art for this card it´s one of the best pictures of her!
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    Toyguru is probably going to say that the differences between the bio's description and the figure's look occured, because the bio was written long ago and it just didn't match the 4HM's rendition of the character.

    Telling from that picture I'm not too pleased with how her face seems to be painted. Otherwise I really like what I'm seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jun-Yor View Post
    It may be the photography, but her torso isn't gold, her hair isn't the longest (Double Trouble) and the gold doesn't appear the shiniest...honestly, it looks like matte paint, rather than metallic.
    Entrapta's hair is braided AND curled which actually makes it shorter. So her hair still might be the longest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki View Post
    Entraptas pose inside the blister looks a bit awkward. What is she doing there? Running? Is she doing the twist?
    It looks like she's doing a "Haters gonna hate" pose to me.


    I agree with everyone that the translation of Entrapta's face from prototype to figure was terrible. Flutterina's is way better by comparison, in my opinion.

    I also love the implication that trapping women with gold is akin to trapping mice with cheese. I realize that was in the style guide and all, but if it were me, I think I would have left that part out.

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    Eh, she doesn't look AS good as the initial reveal pics did, and the gold is a lot less bright and shiny than I was hoping for, but pretty in-line with what I expected Mattel to give us... overall I think she looks pretty damn good nonetheless! Very excited for her release
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    The figure, again, looks amazing.

    This is another example of a missed opportunity for the bio though.

    No mention of her being a brilliant trap-making scientist for the horde?? That's in the cartoon and would have been a nice addition to the motuc bio.

    The faithfulness to the style guide is understandable if there is no access to the filmation story. But there is . So why not adjust the bio. It's not like it hasn't been over two years since those filmation rights were acquired. LoL

    There was room here for some Classics creativity. Make her hair organically able to move... Doesn't have to be magical. If her hair is able to move without magic, then she's more of a monster... And THAT is cool
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