Early on I remember discussion of MOTUC figures sharing tooling with DCUC figures, has this been abandoned or discussed elsewhere? I would think DCUC Metallo or Cyborg would be good places to mine for Trap-Jaw pieces.
I still don't understand why we can't have the "Vote For Figure" option.
They have a budget for 12 figures/year.
Why can't they have a vote with those 12 options. The highest voted character gets the first month, next in line goes second, etc. etc.
They are still controlling which figures come out within the alloted year and within the budget...but we choose which order those 12 come out.
All they'd have to do is coming up with, let's say, six characters who'd all need similiar amounts of new tooling and tell us to decide which one of those we want to see in 2010. That way, they wouldn't have to worry that we vote for a character who'd be too expensive to produce.
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I don't care about fans voting for a character unless the character selection starts to look iffy.
But so far, I'm totally cool with the choices so far.
Besides, it would be so far off from when we voted on it, I really don't see the point.
It's not like some really obscure character would win the vote.
It would likely result in getting Tri-Klops released two months before Fisto instead of two months after, or something equally unremarkable.
Mattel said it's *possible* a (presumably) 200x-style Adam might share a DCUC base body because they're smaller than the MOTUC body.
Also that incidental stuff, like capes or possibly accessories, might be reused if they work.
But no extensive cross-line use. The MOTUC females are going to be brand new bodies, etc.
There was also a mention of retooling Grodd into a Shadow Beast, which IMO isn't that great of an idea unless that was the only way to get one, but it would also likely be kind of expensive.
I don't think it'd be good to stack all the popular releases at the beginning of the year and thus have the least popular characters placed one after another to kill interest as the year progressed.
It's one thing to let fans select a figure to be released, but it'd be kind of insane to let fans dictate something like a release schedule.
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Guys one things for sure, this line at its current pace is going to teach us about patience and delayed gratification.
The first year had eight characters, and there were only six new people in '83. It took a while before they started putting out more and more per year, although they were putting out vehicles and accessories back then.
(All this is assuming the org's archives are acurate, I'm too young to remember this for myself )
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Plus, I was too young myself when the figures FIRST came out.
So when I got into MotU I remember a veritable RAINBOW of assorted MotU stuff.
It was overwhelmingly awesome being in the toy aisles in those days.
I wish I had home video footage of TRUs or Children's Palaces from back in the day!!
But as I'm thinking way too far ahead, I digress.
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i am actually quite pleased with this round. the questions picked had a lot less chance of being answered with "we will see how sales go".
the answers were fairly straight forward and answered well.
then again i believe that has to do with the fact they have one month of sales to go by now. so they have data to go off of and an idea of how the line is going to do.
i feel after the may figure they will have a pretty good idea how the line is doing and be a little more "teasy" with the answers as some have hoped they'd be. i guess it is me but i hate a tease
i am GLAD more questions about QC were not asked. look at all the OTHER Q&As around the net for those answers since it seems it was asked by eveyone and his momma and we already know the answer to any of those type of questions..."we are aware of *insert problem* and we are working/ will work to rectify it but it takes time for you to see the changes as a consumer".
that doesnt mean dont bring things to their attention. just remember all QC answers, unless it is dealing with a specific mess up, like a missing accessory in all figures(looking at YOU commemorative trap jaw) etc.
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So... does this mean they're going to be showing 3-4 new ones at NYCC and SDCC or spreading out those 3-4 between the two conventions? I ask this because it was stated elsewhere that they were only showing up to the June figure at NYCC.Right now we have revealed up to the March figure (Mer-Man) and plan to show at least 3 to 4 new figures at each convention this year at our fan panels. (both NY and SD).
Now that I'm thinking about it... since they said they're showing up the June figure, do you think that means the NEW figures are going to be in the May and June slots?
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I'm glad it's only one a month. I would want them all now, immediate gratification, but I like looking forward to something new EVERY month. If they make 24 figures; that's 2 years worth of happy months. Also the damage to my bank account isn't that bad. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Some intelligent questions and answers there. Good stuff to read, and it actually makes me more excited for the line hearing about some of the fore thought going into making it have some legs financially.
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