View Poll Results: Should MATTEL let the FANS create "Real names" for MOTUC?

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  • YES! Hold a contest each month and let FANS vote for their favorite names!

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Thread: Should MATTEL let the FANS create "Real names" for MOTUC?

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    *batteries not included Captain Atkin's Avatar
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    Should MATTEL let the FANS create "Real names" for MOTUC?

    Many MOTU fans have not been thrilled by the "real names" that the figures have been getting. This got me thinking... why doesn't MATTEL have a contest each month for fans to create names?

    Fans on the Org could submit names, and then a poll could be set up where we vote for the name we like best. Have it be that the winner wins a prize (a signed action figure of the character they named.)

    I think that this would be a really cool marketing strategy for Mattel if they did something like this. Certainly creates more interest in the toyline. Who wouldn't want bragging rights to say that they named a character in the MOTU universe!?

    Just a crazy little thought I had. Curious what other people out there think of this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Atkin View Post
    Many MOTU fans have not been thrilled by the "real names" that the figures have been getting. This got me thinking... why doesn't MATTEL have a contest each month for fans to create names?

    Fans on the Org could submit names, and then a poll could be set up where we vote for the name we like best. Have it be that the winner wins a prize (a signed action figure of the character they named.)

    I think that this would be a really cool marketing strategy for Mattel if they did something like this. Certainly creates more interest in the toyline. Who wouldn't want bragging rights to say that they named a character in the MOTU universe!?

    Just a crazy little thought I had. Curious what other people out there think of this...
    That would be a nice idea! I'm all for it. The fans have come up with far better names than Mattel has so far.

    Though the real names should only be for all of the characters whose names are titles, like Clamp Champ, Ram Man, Snout Spout, etc.

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    Yes, one would be cool.

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    I voted no. only because i could care less about there real names. I love the stories about where they came and how they came to be more

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    Hell yes..
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    Never gonna happen.

    the logistics and legalities involved wouldn't make it worthwhile.

    your best bet would be for Mattel to propose several potential names, and allow fans to vote on which one they like best.

    and I really think we should see where all of this is going in the first place before we throw the baby out with the bathwater. I'm starting to note connections between certain characters' names, and I wanna see how it weaves into the larger tapestry.

    perhaps there's a reason they chose the names they did, and they're not arbitrary, or just random names out of a hat, like with Star Wars.

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    Maybe Mattel could take a leaf out of the 4H's fantastic exclusive book and create a few versions and then run a poll on each name to see what comes out on top. We get a say but ultemately they would still be creating the names so would still end up with one of the options they wanted from the star and would still be controling the process. Also because they would be creating the names for us to choose from they would still be in legal control of all that stuff, as they can't use fan stuff right?. Just an idea, but still would prefer that there were no real names in the first place.
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    i voted no. its the only choice to vote. not cause all the names are good but because it isnt our choice. to suggest that it should be is ludicrous.

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    Oh gosh, no.
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    Sorry but no. Mattel would obviously select the name that would make the least sense.

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    No. I'm not readin' these silly bios to begin with...
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