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    WTFWTK 2.22 - 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):
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    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. Are Horde Supreme and Horde Prime two different characters, or did Mattel have to change the Horde Prime character's name to Horde Supreme because of rights issues?

    2. Have you done any additional exploration into the release of an accessory pack or "extra head" pack?

    3. Is there any chance of releasing full-body armor on figures like Hordak or He-Ro, rather than the half-body armor we've seen due to the ab crunch articulation? Or maybe releasing full-armor in the accessory pack mentioned above?

    4. A lot of Fans really liked the clear Power Sword that was shown on the initial He-Ro prototype photos. Is there any chance of this version being released at some point? Or maybe releasing in the accessory pack mentioned above?

    5. In regards to major design changes that affect multiple figures (such as the half-armor), would Mattel consider doing a poll to gauge reaction from MOTU's audience before hand? This way, Mattel and the 4H can take into consideration what consumers think about a major design issues before it becomes too late to implement any changes.

    6. Since we were recently told that characters requiring more unique sculpting (such as Ram-Man, King Hiss or Two-Bad) will only happen if MOTUC is sold in retail stores, does this mean MOTUC will be moving to retail stores soon? If not, has Mattel considered offering those figures at a higher price in order to make them happen?

    7. When can we expect to see the e-mail customer service feature go into affect, as we are still limited to phone support?

    8. Now that Boomerang Media has purchased the rights to the Filmation Library from Entertainment Rights, is Mattel seeking a deal with Boomerang to lease or purchase the MOTU and POP rights?

    9. Why did you decide on using Masters of the Universe as the title for the heroic warrior faction instead of how it was used in the classic line or even the 1987 movie as something that indicates all the characters are the ultimate masters of their individual powers, or that one who holds the ultimate power is the true master of the universe?

    10. Are there any sold-out figures that will not be seeing a re-release?
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    So ask those questions!

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    If Battle Cat is a success, it would seem Panthor would follow shortly thereafter. If both cats are a success, would Mattel look at some of the other animals in the line that can easilly be reproduced as repaints- for example Zoar & Screeech, Night Stalker and Stridor, the winged horses from POP?

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    With the possibility of getting 2 figures each month in 2010, would you consider allowing subscribers to purchase additional monthly figures and/or the bonus reissues and have those figures added to their monthly committed subscription order so that they can save on shipping?
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    With all the effort going into providing backstories for each character and taking parts of each canon to construct a story, are there any plans on releasing said story in book or comic form of any kind?
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    The illustrations of figure-package and mini-comic of STINKOR in the 80's shows that early figure concept designed with the body-molds of BEAST-MAN, STRATOS and MOSS MAN. But changed and used for the end-product the molds of SKELETOR / EVIL figure(s).

    Which body-form could be used for a releasing for a MOTUC STINKOR in the future?
    Both body-parts are available to produce on of this!

    It would be great to make the changing here to use the early concept design with the actual legs of MOTUC STRATOS, because STINKOR wearing boots instead of naked feets like BEAST MAN...

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    Will Mattel consider expanding their subscription options/services for 2010? If fans were able to use a "pile of loot" shipping feature similar to Big Bad Toy Store, it would allow collectors of various product lines (MOTUC, JLU, DCUC, Ghostbusters) to save on combined shipping. It would also enable MOTUC collectors to purchase reissued or bonus figures in 2010 and combine the shipping, which the current subscription service does not allow.

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    Considering the current success of the line is Mattel taking any steps to acquire the Filmation character designs/characters (could this ever be a possibility)? Fans would go nuts over a Shokoti or Shadow Weaver.

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    With "buying" the subscription, a shipping address was needed to be entered. Does this mean you can't change the address during the run of the subscription?

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    If & when Stratos is reissued, would it be possible to adjust the figure to look more like the cardback art?

    For example, making him a lighter grey and with the wings on the sides of his arms, rather than underneath?

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    Since an intense effort of research in the classic line’s archives was announced, can we expect any kind of compilation with all the original arts used in the toy packages as one of the promised bonus items for 2010?

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    Now that Hordak is officially released, any chance you can let the fans know the origin of the name Hec-Tor Kur? Was it Hordak's original name that was dug up like Demo-Man, Sultress, and X-Man, or was he named after a Mattel employee who had a ressemblance to Hordak or something like that?

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    The recent demo/review pictures of the upcoming 200X power sword show how really bad its silver paint application clashes with the dull grey color that the original weapons included with He-Man and King Greyskull. Will the 4H be using this new silver color from now on for all MOTUC weapons/accesories, maybe even including She-Ras power sword, or was this done for the one time with MAA? Could the already released weapons prior to MAA be re-released with this new paint application?
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    Many fans are excited that Teela, the Green Goddess, and especially the miraculous Adora have been announced. Since most of the ladies went ignored in the 200X line, and many have never received figures at all, should fans be hopeful about seeing more females being released in the 2010 lineup?
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    I know we shouldn't ask about specific characters, but I was wondering if Stinkor will have the same scent as the original toy did?

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    Now that MOTUC has snowballed into HUGE success with sales and popularity, has Mattel at all considered doing another 'fan creation' contest for a new character to be made into MOTUC, such as Fearless Photog back in the day?

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    Can Mattel create characters from the New Adventures Mini Comics that came with the NA toys (before the NA cartoon aired) as is the case with Classic MOTU & POP. Or do Mattel only have access to the NA characters that were produced as toys in the original NA line, similar to the 87 MOTU movie figures Gwildor, Saurod & Blade?
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    Is there any chance for us to see an "He-Man & She-Ra Cartoon Soundtrack" being released?

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    With DCUC line being sculpted by the Four Hoursmen and the scale of the characters being similiar is there any consideration of using some of their tooling to create different bodies for characters that need a smaller build? Example: 200X Prince Adam or Bow from POP

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    It will be possible change shipping address during subscription? (due to a change of home address or city for example, or during vacations for summer or xmas)
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    Why doesn't Mattel utilize this site more? it's the biggest MOTU community and thus your biggest gathering of MOTU consumers and in turn a GUARANTEED source of income. Treat the org right and you'll always have consumers.
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    The subscription service is something that MOTUC fans have been looking forward to for some time! Has any consideration been given to a pre-order system for bonus figures and creatures and if not, could the bonus items that are not available by subscription go on sale at 8pm eastern to allow all of the working folks in different time zones have a chance to purchase these items? Many of your potential customers are working at noon eastern and do not have access to the internet for personal use.
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    Thoughh it wasn't mentioned at the Mattypalooza panel, is there a chance that Zodak will come with a 2nd helmet-less head to truly look like the 200X figure? And if it was never planned to release him with 2 heads, is it too late to have one sculpted before his October release?
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    As an International buyer I find it very hard to individually order figures due to the vast shipping amount difference. It's one of the major concerns for me not to enter the subscription. Will Matty provide a middle order shipping option, one that will atleast provide a tracking number at a resonably lower cost than Priority shipping?
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    Could you please tell us how many new characters we will see being produced into figures in 2010 for the following gangs ?

    - Skeletor's Evil Warriors figures
    - Heroic Warriors figures
    - Snakemen figures
    - Horde warriors figures
    - Princess of Power figures
    - "New Adventures" figures

    Thank you.
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    Is there any updates on Stands for MOTUC figures or Stand-packs (like 10 Stands in a pack)? Fans would like to have something secure to place their MOTUC figures on for display purposes...
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