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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.17!

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    1. Will He-Ro's sales be a way to see if some of the more obscure characters that existed only as a prototype before will be able to be made in the MOTUC line? (for example: Eldor, The Star Sisters and Glory Bird, and Mara from NA, etc.)
    Technically yes, but we have always planned on brining these figures into the line in time.

    2. Since we have learned there will be a chase He-Ro (with a different staff jewel color), will there also be any differences between the He-Ro figure offered at SDCC and the He-Ro figure offered on MattyCollector.com after SDCC?
    Yes there will be. The different colored Spell Stones will be available both online and at the show (with Green being the most common). But there will also be an additional minor difference for the SDCC version. We will reveal more details about closer to the show.

    3. Will you produce He-ro in the same quantity as the monthly figures or will it be more limited because it's a exclusive?
    Yes, with the total production split between what is going to the show and what is sold online. But we are producing in total about the same amount as a current monthly figure.

    4. Will the limit for exclusives be lowered from 10 when the SDCC exclusives go on sale on Matty Collector, similar to how it was done with Faker?
    Yes. The exclusives will be sold online in the same quantities/limits available at the show.

    5. It's been announced that the next NYCC won't be until Oct of 2010.
    That means after SDCC this year, the next opportunity for an exclusive figure won't be untill SDCC rolls around again in July of 2010! Is it possible to see a He-Man.org exclusive or some other sort of exclusive/extra figure between the two SDCC shows?

    We will only be doing MOTUC exclusives for large conventions. There will not be any exclusive figures for any other websites whether an etailer or a fan site for the time being.

    6. With all the major faction "leaders" released thus far (He-Man, Skeletor, Hordak), does this mean that King Hiss will be coming in the near future?
    Eventually. But we are planning to space out the key “leaders” a bit.

    7. Exactly how far out have you planned the line thus far? For instance, do you know who's going to be the May figure in 2011?
    We have the line “roughly” worked out for the next few years with enough space and flexibility to accommodate any changes such as fan requests and new characters that become available. This is done mostly for tooling so that we can accommodate when certain tools will become available, (such as when will we get to the claw’d hand, with Buzz-Off or Clawful first etc…). The May 2011 figure (unless things change, which they always do) will tentatively be The Faceless One.

    8. Is the Wonder Twins bird accessory going to be used for a Zoar and/or Screeech repaint, perhaps with some extra armour and a stand?
    A good possibility! Much of the same team works on DCUC and MOTUC and we are trying to be smart with our tooling. We’re not just shooting blind here!

    9. It's been stated that Teela will have a variant. Will this variant be a random chase, an exclusive, or will it take a monthly action-figure slot at Matty Collector?
    She will have an extra head, but there will not be a variant.

    10. A number of international fans are getting figures with two right feet, wrong legs, etc. When they contact Mattel for a replacement, they are only offered refunds. These fans feel it is unfair because customers inside the USA get replacements for damaged cards while people outside the USA can't get a replacement for a messed up action-figure. Why is this?
    We realize this is an inconvenience and are actively working to rectify this in the near future.

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    We have the line “roughly” worked out for the next few years with enough space and flexibility to accommodate any changes such as fan requests and new characters that become available.

    I like the sound of this answer! (IMO) it sounds like if Filmation or WB/Cannon movie charcters do become available to Mattel would be able to slot them into the line. Could this be a glimmer of hope for Shadow Weaver? Maybe Matty is internally lobbying Mattel legal to sort out some kind of deal?

    So no Teela variant, but what does this mean for the Green Goddess repaint? I hope we still get that version.
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    The Faceless One?

    This line better survive until 2011!
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    Man what a tease!! 2 years wait for the Faceless one??....
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    What a great tease with the mention of the Faceless One. I hope they stick to that date and didn't just make up that answer on the spot. What do you think he means when talking about spacing out the key "leaders"? Does that mean figures that WE consider leaders or figures that THEY think are leaders?

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    Yay Faceless One!

    Boo difference between SDCC He-Ro and Mattycollector.com He-Ro!

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    Yeah, hopefully there will only be a very small difference between SDCC and Matty's He-Ro! But still I am mighty grateful for Mattel giving fans who don't attend SDCC the chance to get a He-Ro on mattycollector!
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    I plan on buying a He Ro off of ebay anyway, so hopefully if I can grab one on Matty as well, I can get both variants.

    I don't think Ebay is such a bad deal for SDCC "preorders"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel-T View Post
    Yeah, hopefully there will only be a very small difference between SDCC and Matty's He-Ro! But still I am mighty grateful for Mattel giving fans who don't attend SDCC the chance to get a He-Ro on mattycollector!
    I agree. The difference mentioned doesn't bother me all that much.
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    So, if....

    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    3. Will you produce He-ro in the same quantity as the monthly figures or will it be more limited because it's a exclusive?
    Yes, with the total production split between what is going to the show and what is sold online. But we are producing in total about the same amount as a current monthly figure.

    4. Will the limit for exclusives be lowered from 10 when the SDCC exclusives go on sale on Matty Collector, similar to how it was done with Faker?
    Yes. The exclusives will be sold online in the same quantities/limits available at the show.
    ...then why...

    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    2. Since we have learned there will be a chase He-Ro (with a different staff jewel color), will there also be any differences between the He-Ro figure offered at SDCC and the He-Ro figure offered on MattyCollector.com after SDCC?
    Yes there will be. The different colored Spell Stones will be available both online and at the show (with Green being the most common). But there will also be an additional minor difference for the SDCC version. We will reveal more details about closer to the show.
    ...?

    And why impose YET ANOTHER difference that NO ONE requested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitargod694 View Post
    Yay Faceless One!

    Boo difference between SDCC He-Ro and Mattycollector.com He-Ro!

    Pretty much.
    Yay for the Facless One and the future of the line.

    Down with Mattel for the way they handle He-Ro.
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    Well, it seems that Hiss and She-Ra won't be released before 2010...

    The hint at the Faceless One is quite a good news, IMO. This means we might see that figure produced... finally !

    Teela with 2 different heads : awesome news !

    Once again, we have the same BS from Mattel regarding the "messed up action figure" problem : "We realize this is an inconvenience and are actively working to rectify this in the near future". Seems we heard it all, already !

    Once more, we learn a sad news regarding He-Ro : he will be produced in the same amount as Mer-Man... So we can expect more rush at SDCC, on Mattycollector and on Ebay, and probably more disappointed and angry fans !

    The "smart tooling" element lets me think that Mattel will probably use the existing pieces to the maximum before using new pieces which need retooling... So I guess we can expect Moss Man, Stinkor and Prince Adam very soon.

    The reference to the Buzz-Off and Clawful clawed hands give us another hint for the beginning of 2010, I suppose.

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    "2. Since we have learned there will be a chase He-Ro (with a different staff jewel color), will there also be any differences between the He-Ro figure offered at SDCC and the He-Ro figure offered on MattyCollector.com after SDCC?
    Yes there will be. The different colored Spell Stones will be available both online and at the show (with Green being the most common). But there will also be an additional minor difference for the SDCC version. We will reveal more details about closer to the show. -

    This is a Poor news. Specially the part that says:-But there will also be an additional minor difference for the SDCC version.-
    on the other hand,


    "7. Exactly how far out have you planned the line thus far? For instance, do you know who's going to be the May figure in 2011?
    We have the line “roughly” worked out for the next few years with enough space and flexibility to accommodate any changes such as fan requests and new characters that become available. This is done mostly for tooling so that we can accommodate when certain tools will become available, (such as when will we get to the claw’d hand, with Buzz-Off or Clawful first etc…). The May 2011 figure (unless things change, which they always do) will tentatively be The Faceless One."

    This is an awesome great news!!!
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    Allright, good news on the faceless one!! This line is turning out awesome I just wish we could up the numbers from 1 to two a month!
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    So....

    ...Teela won't have a variant. So the blonde vs redhead debate still rages.

    ...Faceless One in May 2011. Get to work figuring out what parts he will share.

    And probably most importantly, things aren't set in stone for the far future! Time to fire up a thread as to who do we want in the line the most, the soonest.

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    Not bad. I'll hold judgment on the He-Ro difference until I see what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhelmsley View Post
    This is a Poor news. Specially the part that says:-But there will also be an additional minor difference for the SDCC version.-
    on the other hand,

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    I really don't understand this stuff.
    This means that there will be 6 versions of He-ro!

    I remember a statement from mattel... no variants... no chase figures...

    Great Q&A with the other stuff though!

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    I like this Q&A for the most part. I don't mind the He-Ro variants but there will be six versions as has been said. The Faceless One was a surprise but a pleasant one. The only thing I'm bummed out about is the variantless Teela. I like the blonde Teela and hope to someday have her.

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    I really don't care what colour gem He-Ro has as long as I can get one.

    I think it's fair enough that the SDCC will have a slight difference -
    my guess is a SDCC sticker and only the SDCC version will have the variant gems.

    Seeing the Faceless One getting a release is great news indeed.
    Surely that would mean that Count Marzo is on the cards too?!
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    Talking about 6 variants is plain wrong. The gem won't be visible unless you open He-Ro and his staff. So, for MOC collectors, there will only be two variants - the SDCC one and the onlineshop one.
    I'd also be surprised if the difference was anything else than a convention sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    1. Will He-Ro's sales be a way to see if some of the more obscure characters that existed only as a prototype before will be able to be made in the MOTUC line? (for example: Eldor, The Star Sisters and Glory Bird, and Mara from NA, etc.)
    Technically yes, but we have always planned on brining these figures into the line in time.
    Man I wish we could get the month and year on all of those!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    7. Exactly how far out have you planned the line thus far? For instance, do you know who's going to be the May figure in 2011?
    We have the line “roughly” worked out for the next few years with enough space and flexibility to accommodate any changes such as fan requests and new characters that become available. This is done mostly for tooling so that we can accommodate when certain tools will become available, (such as when will we get to the claw’d hand, with Buzz-Off or Clawful first etc…). The May 2011 figure (unless things change, which they always do) will tentatively be The Faceless One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raining Light View Post
    Pretty much.
    Yay for the Facless One and the future of the line.

    Down with Mattel for the way they handle He-Ro.
    I agree, chase figures are good for toy hunting scenarios.

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    IF a Green Goddess is done, she's a separate character from Teela.

    Would you call Faker a He-Man variant?

    (Y'see how I hold onto hope like that? Y'see? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    IF a Green Goddess is done, she's a separate character from Teela.

    Would you call Faker a He-Man variant?

    (Y'see how I hold onto hope like that? Y'see? )
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