You can't think about this stuff logically. When Bruce Banner hulks out, his pants should turn into shredded strips of material all falling off his body just like his shirt. His tag line should be "Hulk Smash!!! Hulk Bash!!! Hulk...Hulk feel a draft..."
"I will use this power for all the good that can be done, to work for peace, to encourage virtue, and above all, to preserve life in all its forms..." Superman
I think there are two approaches - the one that the figure takes (to create an action figure) and the decisions the writers of the comics, tv shows, etc. make. The former can be given lots of leeway. But I think the latter should at least THINK about this stuff. And they might have and still gone the way they did. But in some ways the toy is actually more plausible than than the way it's represented on TV!
Anyway, as to this figure itself, I am glad it has two heights. I think they both look great. I MIGHT even use the longer one.
Who's to say that there isn't some atomically thin accordion segment just below his collar that unfolds as his head extends, reinforced by dedicated nanoparticles which simultaneously reinforce the column that is his neck AND the electronics which augment his brain stem, relaying information to his body? Eternian tech is so advanced it would look like magic to us, but an iphone would look like witchcraft to Shakespeare.
Because Mekaneck will be a blue plastic figure, I'm fairly certain this figure is going to have hands cast in blue plastic as well, unless we speak up. The super stiff painted hands concern me because one of my Prince Adam's paint was pulled off when I switched his purple sword with a silver one. Not to mention the difficulty in putting the sword in his hands to begin with.
If possible, I'd like Scott and Matty to avoid this issue by casting his hands in flesh colored plastic. I'd like to know if the painted hands are an issue or concern with a minority of us here at the ORG or not.
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I definately do not want painted hands (if that means blue plastic painted flesh)
I will definately get over it if they do, but certainly I dont want it cast like that.
We cannot be sure Mekaneck is going to have painted hands but I hand painted hands too.
Prince Adam is a figure I love soooooo much but his painted hands spoils the party. I was so disappointed to see TP He-Man had his closed fist painted too...
Please, no more painted hands ! I'd rather pay the figures a little more.
Well, since the wrists are ball/socket joints and they have flesh colored hands on other figures, it seems like it would be a simple matter to cast the arms in blue and the hands in flesh tone....pop them together and away we go. But that may not be the most "cost effective solution"....*sigh*
I will hope for non-painted hands as well.
Isn't this one of the issue we raised and were told they weren't going to do painted hands anymore?
I can't stand painted hands. It ruined Marzo and it ruined Adam. As a result I never put their weapons in their hands because it is too hard and they get damaged.
I would rather Mekaneck be cast in flesh coloured plastic and painted blue.
I agree, even King Randor's hands are an issue. They didn't do a very good job on paint coverage, so you can see red though the paint. And i King's hands shuldn;t look so beat up like a laborer.
but back to real life, I do not want painted hands either, but I am worried they hands are in the same mold as the other parts of the body, which would mean it will either be cast in blue and hands painted FLESH tone or it all will be cast in FLESH tone and then arms and legs painted SMURF FLESH tone
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We have a guy who materializes a metal neck from somewhere (what else can he extend that you never get to see?) , may have painted hands, is finally coming....and yet there is fuss about the word Flesh? A Crayon is one thing, because being colored makes it a different story, but the term "Flesh" when not referring to color, just skin tone, with no color involved or implied....means nothing, but whatever skin color you are referring to.
Don't we have enough PC BS in the world today, to not have to worry about one more thing? I am not PC, I say what I say, what I grew up hearing, don't like it, whatever....but that doesn't mean I go around trying to offend people....but no on will tell me for example I can't say Merry Christmas if I so choose.
Anyway whatever, Mek is a figure I had as a kid, was one of my favorites, and I haven't had for many years, getting him again finally with all the articulation after all this time will be awesome, but I do agree, his hands should be molded in whatever his flesh color is. I never opened Prince Adam, never realized his hands were painted, seems stupid to do so, even TP He-Man's fist would look much better molded in his flesh color, instead of painted.
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Executioner has a point - the make-up & garment industries often refer to "pink" as "flesh" & "brown" as "brown".
Whether or not Orgers were using "flesh" with specific reference to a character's skin colour is debateable. But his point about the wider use of the term "flesh" is valid.
And yeah, uh, Mekaneck
Sure but here we are all referring to a portion of the figure that is indicative of his skin colour regardless of whether he is Caucasian, African, Asian, Gar etc so it really wasn't necessary to to bring it up.
Yeah Mechanek is "caucasian" but if this thread was about Clamp Champ or Keldor would we be having this discussion?
The term "flesh" as a color automatically brings up a certain hue. It doesn't mean that it's racial...
Saying "Peach" is really a "Flesh color" is also wrong. Peach has an orange hue to it...whereas Flesh is more of a light tan.
That being said, I am REALLY looking forward to Mek...he was always one of my favorites and can't wait to add him to my collection. I've been looking forward to him more than any other heroic warrior for the past few years.
As far as I am concerned: Peach is NOT a color! It is a fruit! Please stop offending fruits!
Maybe Marzo as an archenemy was the biggest thing to happen to Mekaneck, but as far as Marzo was concerned...it was Tuesday.