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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.139!

    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out their answers to your Round 139 questions!

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

    1. smaug: Are there any die-hard MOTU fans left at Mattycollector, now with Toyguru gone?

    Yes!

    2. bamf1980: Will 2016 focus on releasing some fans' long-standing demanded characters that were in existence pre-MOTUC, such as Starburst She-Ra, Crita, the Twiggets, and Lord Masque? Or should we prepare for a large focus on characters with shorter histories that were created for the MOTUC mini-comics and bios?

    We think you can expect a good mix of both.

    3. Okro's Magic Hat: We have a "furry" beast buck in MOTUC which has been used for many male characters. What are the chances of developing a female beast buck for characters like Hunga the Harpy, Kittrina and Hawke?

    We think the chances are good. It is definitely something we are looking at developing, just depends on when.

    4. mjw41: Since Dare is not considered a "vintage" character, and 2014 & 2015 were all about wrapping up the vintage characters, what is Mattel's current stance on the rumor of Dare possibly being in the 2015 lineup? Some fans feel Dare, which Toyguru has indicated will be a Galactic Protector He-Man repaint, should be moved to 2016 and replaced with a more fan-demanded vintage character.

    All we can say is you'll have to wait and see if Dare makes it into the 2015 line. IF he was included it would not mean that we left out a "vintage" (vintage MOTU and POP toys, excluding a few POP variants) figure for his spot.

    5. Wakko: Has Mattel considered doing a second run of the under-produced Horde Trooper 2-pack? Other options could be releasing the Horde Trooper as a single-carded figure that includes alternate heads for General Sunder, Filmation Hordak and/or Filmation He-Man. Doing so would please fans who were unable to purchase the Horde Troopers the first time, and also entice collectors with an "all-new" figure thanks to the alternate head(s).

    Great idea! Wish we would have thought of that. (Hint hint)

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    God I hope its a baby stealing Hordak to get us more troopers and that Filmation head!

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    However they decide to give us a new Horde Trooper, I only hope they produce enough for it to sit around for more than a day.
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    That's great news! I sure do like they way they answer the questions these days. It just feels more laid back and fun. Ya know, like, how it's supposed to be to collect toys

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    Really like these answers, they do give off a more amicable tone than before. Really like that last question and answer!! single carded Horde Trooper with alternate Filmation Hordak head perhaps? That would be outstanding!!!
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    Hoo-boy! More Troopers, some Dare in 2015, and a lady beast all sound like sure things on the horizon!
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    Question #1 was wasted.

    I think we're getting a better handle on what they have in mind for 2016, but no clue as to whether we still face the dreaded sub minimum or what Matty might do differently to overcome it.

    LOVE that a single-carded Horde Trooper of some sort is on the way.
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    Single carded Horde Trooper was a no brainer, why its taken this long is beyond me. It could've been released as an out of sub item long time ago. These answers are encouraging.
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    Four useless answers and one with a little meat to it.

    It seems like a different person answered these than the last few. They are short, clipped and full of...definite maybes...I think.

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    A single carded Horde Trooper? That would be pretty awesome, especially if it came with alternate General Sunder parts AND a true Filmation Hordak head (and maybe even a Filmation He-Man head).

    And I wonder if "excluding a few POP variants" has any hidden meaning. From memory, there has only been a single vintage PoP variant - Bubble Power She-Ra. To date, we haven't received any vintage Catra variants, including the original toy-design, Scratchin' Sound Catra or Shower Power Catra. Not to mention original toy-design She-Ra and Starburst She-Ra. Maybe there is a chance for another She-Ra and Catra in the near future?

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    If I start a Horde Trooper fund right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haephestus View Post
    And I wonder if "excluding a few POP variants" has any hidden meaning. From memory, there has only been a single vintage PoP variant - Bubble Power She-Ra. To date, we haven't received any vintage Catra variants, including the original toy-design, Scratchin' Sound Catra or Shower Power Catra. Not to mention original toy-design She-Ra and Starburst She-Ra. Maybe there is a chance for another She-Ra and Catra in the near future?
    It's the opposite. It means they aren't considered part of that plan to deliver all the vintage MOTU and POP toys. And that's something we've known for a very long time.

    That few not included in the 2014/2015 roadmap are:
    Starburst She-Ra
    Scratchin' Sound Catra
    Shower Power Catra
    And I am 99% sure they aren't ever going to do a MOTUC toy influenced solely by the POP She-Ra toy. The one we got was considered an amalgam of the toy and Filmation.
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    I would hope that when they get to General Sunder that they would give him his own look instead of just sticking his head on a Horde Trooper body. But doing a Filmation Hordak head with baby Adora accessory and a second Horde Trooper head would be perfect and kill two birds with one stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out their answers to your Round 139 questions!

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

    1. smaug: Are there any die-hard MOTU fans left at Mattycollector, now with Toyguru gone?

    Yes!
    I'm guessing this is true but it's hard to imagine them actually saying "no" if it wasn't.
    TOP 47 WANTS
    NACrita/Darius/Nocturna/Sagitar/Sebrian/Tuskador/Kayo/Lizzor/Andros/
    Hoove/Quakke/Vizar/Butthead/Artilla/Spinwit/Staghorn
    TROLLA:DreeElle/Montork/Oracle/Gorpo
    FILMATION:Kittrina/Sunder/Masque/Dylamug/Vultak/Malektha/Twiggets/Granita/RedKnight
    200X:Miro/Hawke/Illumina
    MISC:Lodar/Delora/Dare/MaskOfPowerDemons/Andra/EvilRobot
    BEAST:Stridor/Clawdeen/Storm/Bionotops/Nightstalker

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    Regarding character selection, I'm curious who gets the final say now that Toyguru is gone. Will it be the new design lead to replace Ruben, Brandon Sopinsky? Or will it be the new director Mark Morse? Or someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    2. bamf1980: Will 2016 focus on releasing some fans' long-standing demanded characters that were in existence pre-MOTUC, such as Starburst She-Ra, Crita, the Twiggets, and Lord Masque? Or should we prepare for a large focus on characters with shorter histories that were created for the MOTUC mini-comics and bios?

    We think you can expect a good mix of both.
    That's somewhat comforting.

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    PoP Variants are part of the vintage line, too! Starburst She-Ra, Shower Power Catra, and Scratchin' Sound Catra for 2015!!!

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    Another good set of answers.

    I think Mattel are relaxing a bit now they have the vintage line wrapped up, I'm guessing they can be slightly more open with answers.

    Nice to know they could release a Horde Trooper again
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    Horde Trooper w/ Filmation He-Man head!! <3
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    Answer 4 is my favorite this month ... just a little element of the old cat-mouse about it! In truth, I could do without Dare but if he's taking an additional SKU for 2015 and not displacing anyone, I'm relaxed.

    I'm feeling positive now about furry females in 2016 - we need Hunga and Hawke pronto ... Kittrina will be very welcome also!

    Good hint hints for fans on the Horde Trooper single paks. Not sure if the hint was the single release or for the packed-in alternate heads. Seems to me the generally unloved Buzz Saw Hordak variant would be the best to pack-in the fan-demanded Filmation head. We already know this figure is expected for release this year. For the record, I love the vintage Buzz Saw Hordak!

    My guess has been for two new figures in the 2016 line-up ... maybe I'm under the money. Either way, there are a number of 'new' figures I'd be delighted to add to my collection. Darn lot of Filmation, 200x and vintage mini-comics/media figures also! Lol!
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    Horde Trooper answer sounds great, though hopefully it doesnt' come with yet another Hordak head. I think we have PLENTY, even before Buzzsaw.

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    Something tells me that Dare, could very well be included into an out-of-sub " galactic protectors "
    multipack.
    Sounds like anyway;
    now the question is when (to those who're interested )

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    New answer writer is a lot more fun than old answer writer.

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    A good mix of both sounds like we'll still be getting half new characters in 2016. Isn't this a little excessive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The All American View Post
    A good mix of both sounds like we'll still be getting half new characters in 2016. Isn't this a little excessive?
    Actually, no, I think you're reading too specifically into it. You could say that we've been getting a "good mix" of POP in our MOTUC, and that hasn't been half POP in any given year (not counting the Etheria sub last year, of course). If they'd said "an even mix" then you could assume a split, but a good mix just means that we'll likely see more than 1-2 new characters and more than 1-2 vintage. The slider could fall anywhere along the line from there. But honestly, how many vintage variants do we have left when this year is done? And are vintage variants alone enough to get people buying? Considering the reaction to the number of variants expected this year, I doubt it.

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    Not sure why people think these answers are so much better than the ones we used to get. They don't really answer anything we didn't already speculate or know. I don't even really understand what the answer to the Horde Troopers question is supposed to mean. One could infer that is might mean more are coming but I'm not so sure about that. Also, the continued refusal to answer the question about Dare leads me to believe he is for sure coming in 2015, probably the Decmeber 2015 character. I would have much rather had another NA character or Filmation or 200x or Mini-Comic. Also, it sounds like way more new characters will be put into 2016, which is a bit disappointing because that is pushing out more slots for NA which badly needs to catch up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haephestus View Post
    A single carded Horde Trooper? That would be pretty awesome, especially if it came with alternate General Sunder parts AND a true Filmation Hordak head (and maybe even a Filmation He-Man head).
    I think everyone needs to remember that the DCUC Rebranding went to a small box and one or two accessories tops. If MOTUC's ends this year and we get a rebranding in 2016 Mattel is going to do the same thing. A Boxed figure with one accessory Maybe two. So forget a Horde Trooper with sunder parts and two extra heads as that will NEVER happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyOneSkeletor View Post
    Something tells me that Dare, could very well be included into an out-of-sub " galactic protectors "
    multipack.
    Sounds like anyway;
    now the question is when (to those who're interested )
    No because Dare is part of Son Of He-Man line not NA Galactic protectors
    Looking forward to the entire 2014 & 2015 line

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