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    Color'licious! JVS3's Avatar
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    WTFWTK 2.150 - Ask your questions here!

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    This past round of questions were selected by Niki.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!!!

    1. Jean: If everything goes well for both subscriptions, is there a chance of a third 2016 mini-sub being announced at the next ToyFair?

    2. Bender Rodríguez: Any word on making both the Snake Men and Horde Trooper 2-packs evergreen items on MattyCollector?

    3. bigsexy_j: If no further info can be given at this point about how we are getting the 200x King Hssss snake form, can we at least get confirmation that it is coming in 2015 as part of the sub?

    4. Scorpia: Could you give Vultak the Icer forearms so his gauntlets are furry? That way he'll be more accurate to his appearance in the cartoon as opposed to the gauntlets his prototype currently features.

    5. MegaGearMax: Does a Filmation-accurate figure candidate have to have a prior figure release in Classics? I ask because every character revealed thus far for the 2016 line has an alternate counterpart in Classics. Or is this merely a coincidence?
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    Widget Magoohan's Avatar
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    Dragstor's torso and armour are wrongly coloured black in the SDCC reveal.

    It looks awkward (especially the torso not matching the limbs but it makes the wheel look more like a part of the armour too) and is just is just not faithful to the original vintage figure upon which it is based.
    I'm a huge fan of the original figure and found that pretty confusing and not a welcome decision (if it was actually a decision and not just a mistake).

    Will this be corrected to match the original figure and how come it ended up black anyway?

    It seems like an odd choice.
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    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
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    What chance do we have for another vintage vehicle coming out later in 2016?

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    Motuc Blister Eater OnlyOneSkeletor's Avatar
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    Any chance to reuse the 200X King Hsss's loincloth or something equivalent?As the bathing suit failed
    to seduce a great majority of fans.

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    AZ Mazter Shokoti's Slave's Avatar
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    Why were we NOT given Early Access for the SDCC after-party sale like we were all told we would be. It IS one of the perks of the subscription, after all.
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    Heroic Warrior mjw41's Avatar
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    At SDCC January 2016's Collectors Choice sub Figure Lord Masque was shown but in the wrong colors. What are the Chances The New Matty Team can have his colors Corrected to his Filmation look before he goes into Production?
    Collectors Choice most Wanted Characacters:

    Hunga The Harpy, Kittrina, Melaktha, Stridor, Sagitar, General Tateran, Kothos, 200x Sorceress.

    Club Grayskull Filmation most Wanted Characacters:

    Grizzlor, Leech, Mantenna, Horde Trooper, She-Ra, Prince Adam, Stratos, Modulok, Multibot, Ram-Man, Whiplash, Webstor

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    Powers of Grayskull Lord Snake Hunter's Avatar
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    All the Filmation figures have the wrist articulation. Why this kind or articulation is not also implemented in all the upcoming MOTUC figures?



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    Has there been any thought on creative solutions to get out more horses? It seems that beasts such as Crystal Sun Dancer & Moonbeam, Storm, and the 3 Swift Wind variants, would all be relatively cheap to release. There are definitely fans who want these toys, but perhaps not enough to warrant adding them to a subscription. Are there possibilities for products such as this, which have lower production costs but are also lower in demand, to eventually find their way into the collections of those who want them?

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    Slave Girl for MOTUC! Jean's Avatar
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    Looking at the future, MOTUC's potential 10th anniversary is coming up fairly soon. Has the team begun to think and plan for that landmark occasion yet?
    Proud supporter of the Snake Men.

    Most Wanted: Slave Girl, Lizorr, T-Rex, Great Black Wizard, rest of New Adventures, Lodar, MOP Demons, Dream Mistress.
    Most Wanted Filmation: Ileena, Granita, Teela, Hordak head, Dylamug, Twiggets, Trollans, Widgets, Dark Dream, Lady Valtira, Count Marzo, Chimera.

    No Slave Girl? Watch us hurl!

    A barbaric world without slave girls? That's truly barbaric!

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    Heroic Warrior Dinobot's Avatar
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    Will the Rotar and Twistoid SDCC set be offered again this year? And if so, will subscribers be offered a chance to buy them in Early Access?

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    Hungry for Hunga! Scorpia's Avatar
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    In the early days of MOTUC and in all minisubs apart from Club Etheria, female characters are heavily outnumbered by males (Club Filmation - 1, Club 200X - 1, Collectors Choice - 2). Given the high demand for ladies like Hunga the Harpy, Hawke, Kittrina and Granita and considering Club Eternia had 5 in 2015, what's the likelihood of more than two women appearing in a potential 2017 Collectors Choice sub?
    Most-wanted MOTUC: Granita - Hunga the Harpy - The Melog - Dylamug - Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina - the Twiggets - King Ahgo - Filmation Grizzlor, Mantenna, Leech, Modulok and Multi-Bot

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    Historian of Eternia LORD FALLEN ELDOR's Avatar
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    Would you consider swapping out Dare for this King Hiss 3.0 figure? That way all customer expectations are met, and Mattel doesn't have to loose any money. This would also be a TRUE TEST of Dare's popularity because nobody is "forced" to buy him. Additionally everyone who wants King Hiss Torso (sub or not) can get it as I'm sure you'll make plenty for DOS. It's a Two birds one stone solution that pleases the broadest possible spectrum of your customers.

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    Heroic Warrior melkor23's Avatar
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    As a German MotU fan since 1985 I was very pleased to see the black-red Anti He-Man from the German audio play "Anti-Eternia" as a MotUC figure at SDCC 2015 - thank you for this gesture to the German fanbase! Can you confirm the rumor that he will be the chase figure 2016 or will he be released otherwise?
    Last edited by melkor23; August 1, 2015 at 06:06pm. Reason: typo

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    Squirrel that can type Lewd_Squirrel's Avatar
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    Are there more beasts coming, such as Clawdeen, Mantisaur, Sagitar, or Sleetah?
    Does Galactus fart?

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    A Real Master Of Arms nato's Avatar
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    Recently, Toyguru confirmed in a post that the 200x King Hsss torso was absolutely costed to fit into the 2015 sub before he left. What changes did you make that didn't allow the torso to be costed into the sub?
    Keep The "Classicized" 200x Heads in MOTUC!

    No Thundercats Sub For Me Due To The 200x King Hsss Torso fiasco!

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    Hiya. Would you guys do me a solid and release the three main Twiggets from the She-Ra cartoon as a 3-pack? They were in almost every episode. If you make them, I'll totally buy you ice cream sandwiches at Power-Con next year. Thanks!
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    I have to respond to the complete and total lack of mini-comic figures! Toyguru said long ago that the last half of the last year would be the time to expect mini-comic characters, and we've seen none. Where are Haramesh, Lodar, and Kex Queen!? Wouldn't mind seeing Stratos' wife Delora, or White skin Man-E either.

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    Is there any possibility at all of having previous figures re-issued, or are 2.0s the only option?
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    Evil Warrior Invicta's Avatar
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    There has been announcement of both figures (Laser Light figures) and playset (Snake Mountain) that has electronics. In the past Matty Collector has not shipped these over the seas. Is something about to change, or are these items only for the American consumers?

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    I was over the moon with the announcement that you were going all in and we will be getting for the first time ever a true Filmation line of action figures that are faithful to the beloved cartoon. My question is can we hope to see more filmation figures than the seven announced Filmation sub figures in 2016?

    please release accurate Filmation of-- Fisto, roboto, kobra khan, grizzlor, mantenna. Leech, entrapta, , moss man, icer , buzz off, whiplash, webstor, prince adam, rattlor, mekaneck, stratos ram man, frosta, bow, shadow weaver, catra, catra frosta, panther form ,Mermista, glimmer, Angela and perfuma.

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    Heroic master of drums DrumMaster's Avatar
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    With a little "technical" decrease of the number of figures offered over a year, will it be possible to increase the number of vehicles produced over a year (maybe 2 or 3 instead of 1) ? It will make the line goes complete as the vintage one was full of vehicle .

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    In the past, when stock of a particular figure was added back to Mattycollector, it was often sold at the present figure price point instead of the original price point. Given that the announced price of figures for 2016 is lower, will we see reductions in price of any older customer service stock sold on Mattycollector?

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    Ravage ThunderCat blackiecats's Avatar
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    Given the fact he would be a 100% new tool, is it possible we might eventually get a figure of Dylamug? and if so would he be in a semi-annual oversized slot?
    Most wanted Filmation style MOTUC figures:

    Hunga the Harpy, Webstor, Kobra Khan, Leech, Grizzlor, Mantenna, Rattlor, Catra Cat Form, Ram Man, Count Marzo, King Miro, Twiggets, Frosta, Kothos and Admiral Scurvy.

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    Will Mattel be attending any other conventions or Cons before NYTF or would that be the first chance of seeing the other reveals like Tuskador, Horde a Wraith, and Filmation Evil-Lynn and Clawful.

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    Heroic Warrior MaxGoof's Avatar
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    Although we technically have all of the humanoid vintage MOTU figures in Classics form as of the end of 2015, what is the status of the Meteorbs in Classics? They are also part of the vintage He-Man line, and even if we can't have them all, have at least one or two of them been seriously considered for a release in Classics in the near future?

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