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    WTFWTK 2.13 - Ask your questions here!

    Rules for What The Fans Want To Know:
    • Each user is limited to 1 question per Q&A.
    • Posts with repeat questions & multiple questions will be deleted, and the offending user will no longer be permitted to participate in that particular Q&A. So check to see if your question has been asked and help everyone out!
      Be sure to check the posts in this thread before you, as well as previous Q&A sessions!
    • This is for questions only; not discussion.
    • We will start a new Q&A thread when it is time for more questions, approximately every 2 weeks. So please don't start new Q&A threads.

    Please avoid questions about:
    • Figure specific requests (eg: When will we see She-Ra?).

    Figure specific requests will undoubtedly be met with a "anything is possible" answer.
    The figures that can be produced are figures that were in the original MOTU, POP and NA lines, as well as in the mini-comics for these lines.
    Characters that appeared in the 2002 MYP cartoon are also fair game.
    Filmation characters are off limits!
    Who will be produced will remain to be seen.

    We will pick up to 10 questions we feel might get answers at that time. Please do not take offense to your question not being asked.
    It's nothing personal.

    Previous WTFWTK sessions (questions and Mattel answers):


    The questions that were asked in the previous Q&A & will be answered in a couple weeks as follows (please do not repeat them, or questions from previous Q&As):

    1. It was previously said that Mattel would start making use of the newsleter on Matty Collector. But so far, most of the recent news updates have been posted on Matty's facebook account. Wouldn't it be better to not only post the news on Facebook, but to also send the news via the newsletter on Matty Collector as well as send the news out to all fan/toy sites, or at least to, to maximize Mattel's informative reach?

    2. Who specifically is responsible for creating/writing the bios shown on the back of the MOTUC packaging and what all goes into creating a bio (details please; inquiring minds want to know!)?

    3. Demo-Man has been a controversial character, mostly because of his name and because he wasn't part of the existing MOTU lore known by the public. Has Mattel given thought to modifying his info any further to increase favorable opinion of the character, or at least change his name so it reads more like "demon" which the name is supposed to imply?

    4. Is there any update on re-releasing King Grayskull?

    5. The original toys, mini-comics and MYP cartoon have all been confirmed as character sources for MOTUC, while the classic cartoons have been ruled off-limits.
    But there is a variety of other character/story sources (eg: Golden & Ladybird books, Marvel/STAR comics, etc).
    Are these also unavailable for use, and if so what are the actual legal reasons this material can't be used as it was originally created for Mattel Licensing?

    6. Will the packaging for 2002, NA and/or POP characters be different than the current MOTUC figures?

    7. What is the status on the "coffee table book", and if it's moving forward will it include previously unknown archival info like we saw with Demo-Man?

    8. Now that Mattel has MOTUC figures in production, which happen to include a number of the weapons that helped make up the original '80s accessory pack, is there any update on the possibility of releasing a MOTUC weapons pack?

    9. It appears that the paint app consistency has varied on the three figures released to-date.
    For example, both He-Man and Skeletor seem to have two different paint apps on their faces. A glossy finish version and a more matte finish version. Why is this?

    10. It doesn't seem fair to fans outside the USA to have to pay twice for international shipping (to receive and then to return) for something that was Mattel's fault. Will Mattel provide a free-international-return-shipping for figures that are faulty or sent with/in error?


    So ask those questions!

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    Can figures purchased from MattyCollector be shipped from various countries instead of just the U.S. to help lesson the cost to international fans (customs fees)? Example: All the MOTUC figures say they were imported by Mattel's Mississauga, Ontario location (Canada). Why can't they be shipped directly to Canadians from this spot instead of from California?
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    Will the classically non-skirted female MOTUC figures (Teela, Evil-Lynn and The Sorceress) feature "soft" plastic skirts to cover their ball-jointed hips (and make the figures more aesthetically pleasing) or will they utilise hip articulation that is similar to that used on Mattel's DCUC Wonder Woman action figure (and retain their original swim-suit styled garments)?


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    Heroic Social Worker Fisto's Avatar
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    Hello there, Toyguru!

    Is it possible for Mattel to offer more shipping options especially that offer tracking? Currently fans can only track their order if they choose UPS to deliver their order, however, UPS do not deliver to Post Office Boxes.

    Would Mattel offer more shipping options through the United States Postal Services (U.S.P.S.) to international fans?

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    Heroic Warrior Eric's Avatar
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    I'm not sure the best way to word this, so feel free to edit it to make better sense if need be.

    Anyway, if one figure came before another and the two shared parts in the '80s line, will Mattel be dedicated to making the "original" character first in MOTUC, too? e.g., Mekaneck before Stinkor (armor), Fisto before Clamp Champ (armor), etc.

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    Heroic Warrior sailoruranus's Avatar
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    We were told that you would be producing two never-before-available figures within the first year. Is this still the plan, or has the release schedule been shifted around?

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    Evil Lord of the Deadlift Larry Waters's Avatar
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    I want to know why a dealer was sold an ENTIRE CASE of Beast Man figures at the NYCC?

    We can't order them off of the site anymore and fans are limited to one per person, but a person can buy a case at the show?

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    Why are Hordak's abs showing, and painted black, rather than having a torso piece of armor?

    This question is not as character specific as it may appear. If this is how the all armour will be handled, I would like to know. Thanks

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    MASTER AQUARIST! Yoko's Avatar
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    You Say you are considering Re-releasing previous figures that are now sold out (He man Beast man etc etc) With different paint apps or card variations... Is this Realy a Wise idea Seeing as This Was done with the 2002 line and seemed to be a majour downfall, Would it be wiser to just re-release the characters with no variations?

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    If an actual Grayskull playset is too expensive to produce, has Mattel given any thought to producing smaller-sized sets from the classic line, such as Point Dread or the Slime Pit?

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    In regards to Hordak:

    the original figure's head was sculpted to the "head guard/backing"...while one of the greatest things about him in both the Filmation cartoon and the MYP cartoon was that it was just that....a "backing/head guard". What I'm asking is...will his head be articulated separately from the "backing/head guard", or will the "backing/head guard" yet again move with the head? Personally...I'd prefer it be articulated separately.
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    When we get to Battlecat next year, is it likely he will take up that month's slot, or will he be in addition to that month's figure? Thanks!

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    Shera's secret heartthrob oulala's Avatar
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    Regarding female articulation:
    The Teela prototype shown at the Comic Con doesn't feature ball jointed shoulders like the previous MOTUC figures. I noticed she has a cut joint located underneath her upper arm bracelet. It also seems that she will be sporting a soft plastic 'dress' concealing any possible ab-crunch / swivel torso articulation.

    Will Teela sport ab-crunch and waist swivel under the dress?

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    My question is regarding the animated DVD Movie.

    If done will you be using classic designs or 200x?
    Will this movie be a new story or a continuation of the 200x series?

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    My question from last round got selected!! Val, you kick ass, and I literally BOW before you! Cheers mate.

    Since there is talk of extra possible paint-app varied characters when it is logical some months, in the near future, have Mattel considered starting this with Teela? She is considered by many to be the ideal character to begin this with, since a repaint of her as Green Goddess would be highly sought after.

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    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
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    Does Mattel want to go into video games?

    I'm sure that one way to boost MOTUC's exposure is through video games. Some video games make more money than movies. MOTU is screaming to be a The Legend of Zelda-like game, just replace Link, Zelda, Epona and Ganon with He-Man, Sorceress, Battle Cat and Skeletor. MOTU could get TONS of crossover exposure, especially if the game is really good. Then He-Man won't be just a toy, but a legitimate entertainment property as well.

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    Because of the cost worries, instead of creating a whole new Castle Grayskull or a build-a-castle feature, would it be possible to re-release the Classic Castle Grayskull like the original toyline had re-releases? It would truly befit the Classics line.
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    Heroic Warrior Mern-Ra's Avatar
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    Last year at SDCC you said there wouldn't be any more chases. Now at NYCC you said there might be one for the SDCC exclusive. I'm REALLY hoping there isn't, but if there is, can you tell us what the ratio might be? Can you at least tell us if it will be the same or greater than it was with King Grayskull, because that seemed to be a pretty fair ratio, IMO.
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    Johan Eggink Eterniandreams's Avatar
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    It has been confirmed that Battle cat is coming and Panthor is a logical repaint.
    1. Will Panthor have a different headsculpt like the 200X version?
    Last edited by MossMan710179; February 12, 2009 at 12:20am.

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    Wouldn't there be a way to international buyers buy exclusive figures from comic con and such? I think that what happened to faker is the best option. I don't think it's fair to buy exclusive from scalpers at ebay for so expensive price, or buy diferent, worse version of exclusive figures.

    (please, make this question more understandable, if you can understand it)
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    Will MOTUC Tri-Klops include a flight stand for the Doomseeker?

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