YES! Hold a contest each month and let FANS vote for their favorite names!
NO! The names being assigned to the figures are just fine.
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...
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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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.
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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A big "Hell no!" from me. No more real names from anyone.
HE-MAN: "Sure! What's his name?"
HE-MAN: "Excuse me? Did you say 'Cannon-Man'?"
MOTHER: "Yes. Our little boy's name is Cannon-Man. He's destined to do great things with artillery. We let him play in front of a trebuchet every morning hoping that it will catch on."
Now, do you guys get why we need real names for some of these characters?
It's like saying the characters were always like the way they were presently. How could they ever have any deeper layers?
Look what some history did for Stinkor, Trap Jaw, Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Two Badd and other characters. I think what is being disputed is the quality of the bios and the names, not that MOTU fans don't want to know anything about their favorite characters.
Last edited by MegaGearMax; April 1, 2009 at 08:47pm.
I think they should just give up on the so-called "real names" altogether.
Yes a contest would be cool.
200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!
I say have the fans pick from a list of names.
To the people who say away with the real names, do you not like any of the real names (Kronis, Tuvar, Baddrah, ect.) or just the ones with the MOTUC?
If they are gonna MAKE us have real names then yes something like this would rock.
I wouldn't even care about a prize, I just know we as a community could come up with better names.
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this is Mattel's ship to sail, and their decision to make. We as fans, are free to voice our protest, but ultimately, the decision rests with Mattel.
I for one, don't mind the names. If I don't like it, I ignore it.
but I do think that letting fans vote on a list of names is a great idea, and at least gets the fans involved in some capacity. Which is never a bad thing.
This is a cool idea. "Raquill Rqazz" will always be great, but now that we've been reduced to "Chopper", it's time to expand the think tank.
Clamp Champ's real name must be "Cassius".
As much as I like this, it wouldn't be logistically possible. Having to deal with all the submissions and the time it takes to get these figures prepared and ready for day of sale, I have to say no. Plus some do not really need 'real names' anyway!
But since I do not want to rain on this idea I kinda like to see maybe a forum based contest amongst ourselves (?) where we maybe can submit some better names cause i would like to hear some beside my own and I would adapt them to my canon and stories.
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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.
Oh gosh, no.
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Sorry but no. Mattel would obviously select the name that would make the least sense.
No. I'm not readin' these silly bios to begin with...
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