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    Cool work man......testify!!!!

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    Nice reviews

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    Thanks for the new review, Poe! Keep up the great stuff!
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    Great Review as always.
    The black bleed in the eye is really annoying.

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    I always pick Pixel Dan for my video reviews and Poe Ghostal for my written reviews

    Thanks Poe

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    Great review Poe!

    Just a couple of things.

    1. I mentioned it over at your site, Prototype vs. a Custom. The "mystery" He-Man figure at SDCC '07 was a prototype, not a custom.

    2. Preternia is often what is referred to with He-Ro and Eldor and the dinosaur line that was going to happen after the original He-Man line but got pulled. Only a few things such as Bionotops and the Meteorbs got released under the "Powers of Grayskull" line before it went "bye bye".

    The time period you refer to as Preternia with the minicomics and box art is often called "Pre-Filmation".

    Sorry... I'm just a big fat geek flexing big fat geek muscles.

    Otherwise, I love your review and look forward to your Beastman review!
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    @Baena--

    I came across the "Preternia" reference somewhere recently in reference to the early mini-comics...but your point is taken. I'll clean that up.

    As for the "custom" thing, you'll notice I put it in quotation marks--that's because, at the time, people didn't know what it was and thought it might be some fan's custom (I think Mattel might even have, tongue-in-cheek, gone along with that perception--or at least didn't correct people and say, "No, it's a prototype"). I realize that it was, in actuality, a prototype
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poe Ghostal View Post
    @Baena--

    I came across the "Preternia" reference somewhere recently in reference to the early mini-comics...but your point is taken. I'll clean that up.

    As for the "custom" thing, you'll notice I put it in quotation marks--that's because, at the time, people didn't know what it was and thought it might be some fan's custom (I think Mattel might even have, tongue-in-cheek, gone along with that perception--or at least didn't correct people and say, "No, it's a prototype"). I realize that it was, in actuality, a prototype
    Fair enough! I understand where you're coming from now.
    When's the Beastman review coming?

    @ Neo, okay that I'm not sure on, now we see my geek smack is more of a bark than a bite.

    I just know they came out around the same time as the "Powers of Grayskull" line was coming out. That was a dark time for me... A time when I was more interested in other things other than toys and He-Man... It was my apostasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    I just know they came out around the same time as the "Powers of Grayskull" line was coming out. That was a dark time for me... A time when I was more interested in other things other than toys and He-Man... It was my apostasy.
    OMG, you had other interests that you found more important then MotU?! Shame on you.. Jk man.. I have a Meteorb Moc and there is no POG on there. There is however a yellow meteor kind of subtitle underneath the Motu logo. They did apear on She-Ra though.
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    Nice solid review!!! You made out the bad points without making them sound all that bad! THAT`S AWSOME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    Great review Poe!
    Only a few things such as Bionotops and the Meteorbs got released under the "Powers of Grayskull" line before it went "bye bye".
    The Meteorbs weren't released as POG toys were they?
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    Excellent reviews. Well done!
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    Another great review, Poe! I also cannot wait for Stratos', although I will hopefully have mine as well at the time. Great stuff!
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poe Ghostal View Post
    Poe! Another wonderful review - I look forward to these as much as I look forward to a new MOTUC every month now!

    Question: Where did you pick up the clear display stand that gives Stratos some elevation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandalero View Post
    Poe! Another wonderful review - I look forward to these as much as I look forward to a new MOTUC every month now!
    Aw, shucks! Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandalero View Post
    Question: Where did you pick up the clear display stand that gives Stratos some elevation?
    They're called Whippy Superpose. Do an eBay search for "astion" It'll be under the Stores items.

    EDIT: Wait, the stand I mostly used in that particular review was the so-called "Doop stand" from various Marvel Legends figures. I had to use the clip from the Whippy Superpose stand to hold him in place, though. I use the Whippy stand in a lot of my other shots.
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    Question, Poe: When you cut the wings loose on Stratos, you said they could be used "like a normal point of articulation." I'm wary of modifying expensive product, so I wana make sure of what you mean here. The wings don't spin around freely, right? They are tight and stay in the position that you place them in?
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    Great reviews, Poe!



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    gO POE!!!! LOL love the reviews !
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    Another great review, Poe! Keep up the great work with these!!
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    That's an extensive, accurate review of Mer-Man.

    Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    Did your's have any bobble head issues like Pixel Dan's? Loose waist with the plugs?
    No and no. Not mine, anyway...

    Added my Preternia Disguise He-Man review!

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    Sweet, so Dan just got a defective sample =)

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