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    MOTUC Castaspella Discussion Thread

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    Queen Castaspella is one of the closest friends of She-Ra.
    She was taught her magical abilities by a sorcerer called Norwyn, who used white magic. He also tutored Shadow Weaver. Castaspella worked hard for her power but Shadow Weaver was tempted by evil. The two are bitter enemies, but were once great friends, so much so that Castaspella knows enough that she can pre-empt any spells that Shadow Weaver may use against the Rebellion. Once Castaspella had achieved her great power, she was deemed suitable to be the ruler of Mystacor.

    When Castaspella sees Prince Adam for the first time she becomes very smitten with him, so much so that she "accidentally" leaves the Pool of Vision active, thereby pulling him into Etheria. Prince Adam also shows a mutual interest in her as well.
    Castaspella, being a sorceress, has many magical abilities at her disposal. She has exhibited powers such as teleportation, materialisation, and transformation. Castaspella has also demonstrated on various occasions her vast knowledge of all things magical and mystical. She also wears a pair of magical discs on her bracelets that can fire energy blasts.

    So guys, who loves her?
    How do you want her to be done, once the 80's toy is so different from the cartoon?
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    Another great video tribute, Adam_Portugal! I definitely want to see a Castaspella figure. I do wonder whether they can make her with blue on her costume or not. Can you post a pic of her design as it appeared on the cardback?

    I also want them to do something different with her skirt. The short skirt doesn't do anything to conjure up the feeling of a powerful enchantress. I'd love to see her get something akin to Evil-Lyn's skirt in the 200x series.
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    I hope if and when they do make her she has some sort of head piece, kinda like the Scarlet Witch, t make her look more like a sorceress.
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    Another great video!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevenn View Post
    Another great video tribute, Adam_Portugal! I definitely want to see a Castaspella figure. I do wonder whether they can make her with blue on her costume or not. Can you post a pic of her design as it appeared on the cardback?

    I also want them to do something different with her skirt. The short skirt doesn't do anything to conjure up the feeling of a powerful enchantress. I'd love to see her get something akin to Evil-Lyn's skirt in the 200x series.
    This was the best I could find.
    I think she is too yellow on the cardback and in the toy itself.
    Do you think they can use the blue? or anyother solution?
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    I'm doubtful on whether they can use the blue. I think it depends on when and how that artwork that you posted with the blue on it was created - whether before or after Filmation and by whom. I don't have much faith in Mattel researching all of that just for POP. I expect Casta to be all yellow - but likely a mixture of yellow and gold and white.
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    Man, I an really not to impressed with these POP figures. Don't like the colours nor the outfits.



    But if I had to choose I would go for (besides She-ra):
    Frosta
    The butterfly chick
    The masked blackhead

    The 4H could probably do something cool with them.

    Castapella has a great background story, but the figure is and will be pretty plain IMO. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_E View Post
    Man, I an really not to impressed with these POP
    Castapella has a great background story, but the figure is and will be pretty plain IMO. Sorry

    Well, actually I think she is the less notable from the first wave of heroes, being them: She-Ra, Bow, Glimmer, Frosta, Angella & Castaspella.

    I mean, all the others are so great that she gets a more "introspective" place on the cartoon. But I agree that she has a great background story.

    I think this figure will need something more that just the 80's toy style to be really great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_E View Post



    If I had to choose I would go for (besides She-ra):
    Frosta
    The butterfly chick
    The masked blackhead

    The 4H could probably do something cool with them.
    You mean Flutterina and Catra.

    Beside your choices (She-Ra, Frosta, Flutterina and Catra) I think Mermista (the mermaid) and Peek-a-Blue (not present on the image) will be good surprises too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevenn View Post
    I'm doubtful on whether they can use the blue. I think it depends on when and how that artwork that you posted with the blue on it was created - whether before or after Filmation and by whom. I don't have much faith in Mattel researching all of that just for POP. I expect Casta to be all yellow - but likely a mixture of yellow and gold and white.
    Well, this art I post on the first post is from the Original Mattel Style Guide, as many of you know already.
    I'm not sure, but apparently this was the document Mattel gave to Filmation, so it should be owned by Mattel. But as I said, i'm not sure.
    I would prefere a blue Castaspella or a different solution.

    Check that art Out:

    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/pop/l...ngpopindex.htm
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    I will definitely buy Casta she is a cool character and the Horsemen will make her look awesome. Bring on more females.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Portugal View Post
    If they used that art as the basis, I think most fans would be extremely happy with the POP figures. However, they've been saying things about how they're not sure if they can use that and that they're looking at the actual figures for source. Yeah, it's not the direction I'd want either.
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    MOTUC POP Castaspella design speculations?

    Hey y'all!

    To all POP fans & He-Fans. Which Castaspella design would you want to see when she comes around in the MOTUC line!

    A) Filmation design but with toy colorations:


    B) Filmation designs only:


    I did these quick mock-ups. A really quick mock-up of how Casta would look like if she's wearing her tall boots, as in the figure herself.

    C) W/ Tall Leggings:


    D) W/ Tall Leggings but in Filmation colors:


    Well, what do y'all think?
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    As long as they keep the disk, I'm fine with either color scheme.

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    I'd prefer the Filmation/Prototype colors, but If they make the toy colors I won't complain. I love the disk!
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    Both?

    I prefer the prototype/Filmation colors. But I'm hoping that the figure color scheme could pop up in a bonus figure w/ rooted hair down the road.

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    I like the toy design the best! There are actually a few different variations they can choose from for the legs:



    I think I like the orange leging version best!

    It would be cool to get BOTH eventually though, seeing as that's a big difference in the two.
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    Hmmm. They'll probably choose the one that can be made from Frosta's legs. Darn, I like the orange tights and lightning boots too.

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    they're both fine. While I do technically prefer the Filmation as I like the blue, the designs are really basically the same otherwise. I dont like her back circle thingy, but I imagine if they did it it'd be removeable.

    I dont want long leggings though.

    This is a win win senario.

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    My choice would be the Filmation style.
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    Well, since I know nothing about her, I'll just judge purely by aesthetics and say A., the toy colors. The blue just doesn't seem to fit well, for some reason.
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    Definitely the Filmation style for me, there are just too many shades of yellow/orange in the toy version.

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    Filmation as i'm a fan of Dark Blue. However the toy colors look good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrtEternal View Post
    Hey y'all!

    To all POP fans & He-Fans. Which Castaspella design would you want to see when she comes around in the MOTUC line!

    A) Filmation design but with toy colorations:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1264906557

    B) Filmation designs only:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1264906557

    I did these quick mock-ups. A really quick mock-up of how Casta would look like if she's wearing her tall boots, as in the figure herself.

    C) W/ Tall Leggings:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1265060570

    D) W/ Tall Leggings but in Filmation colors:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1265061579

    Well, what do y'all think?
    filmation colors. with or without tall leggings.
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