Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 183

Thread: Subscription Hydron ARRIVAL Thread!

  1. #1
    Loves MOTUC canon! PaTrIcKfOgArTy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    1,845

    Subscription Hydron ARRIVAL Thread!






  2. #2
    Heroic Warrior Ridureyu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,039
    In the cartoon, Hydron always had his mask down so you could see his face.

    The toy has no alternate head.

    So pretty much, the Hydron figure is worthless. It'd be like if we got He-Man with no sword, or just a Prince Adam head.

  3. #3
    Master of Gardening MOTU_Maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    8,173
    CONGRATS to the 7 Lucky Winners of my
    FREE Club Etheria Sub Figure Giveaway!!!


    Double Mischief = Minor
    Madame Razz = Uncle Jake
    Entrapta = SorceressSon
    October figure = SunDevil
    November figure = Ealo
    December figure = yodafreakmaster
    Light Hope SUB EXCLUSIVE = McLaughlin2778


  4. #4
    #1 Extendar Fan! JonWes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    13,362
    I really like Hydron overall. He's a cool design and I've always liked him. But there's no denying the bulky armor does mess his overall look up, some. I mean, it kind of works. It just doesn't look vintage-accurate.

  5. #5
    The Gunny PlatinumFist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    205
    Hey I think I may use his calf fins for my extra Merman! Just need to paint them yellow.
    Psalm 18:32 - "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect."

  6. #6
    Heroic Warrior Count Judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Underworld, Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    1,047
    Hydron is looking awesome! The bulky armor doesn't present any problem with me at all, it suits his gear just fine. If he was done in scale with the original line, he'd probably would've been a bit bulky anyways. NA figures were too skinny for my complete liking back then. Hydron & Flogg were my favorite though, can't wait for both of them!

    Wonder if MAA's head would fit nicely on Hydron? For those not too crazy about NA, perhaps making an Aquatic Armor MAA or Palace Guards would suit them best.
    NO DYLAMUG? WE DIAL A MOB!!

  7. #7
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    135
    I actually really like that first picture. Haven't been thrilled about Hydron coming, but maybe this will be one of those figures that grows on me in hand (unfortunately, his compatriot Flipshot was not). Although, based on those pics, I think I will probably display him without the helmet on.

    And yes, it would be nice if he came with an unmasked head. Really don't see the logic there.

  8. #8
    Spoony Bard davidlogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    4,740
    Flipshot's face could be seen by lifting his visor, yet he got a second head that wasn't truly needed. Hydron who both needs and deserves a second head, didn't get one.

    I don't get it...
    I just published my very first ebook: Malediction! A short story of monsters and magic!
    Buy it now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

    Print version, also available!

  9. #9
    Heroic Warrior Ridureyu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,039
    There's nothing like being the leader of a group of intergalactic outer-space heroes... and wearing a wetsuit. For all that water you'll be coming across in deep space.

  10. #10
    Awesome Warrior Alexx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    The big 'ol mitten
    Posts
    6,059
    Quote Originally Posted by Ridureyu View Post
    There's nothing like being the leader of a group of intergalactic outer-space heroes... and wearing a wetsuit. For all that water you'll be coming across in deep space.
    "Sir!! We need you, quickly! We've run into a batch of...SPACE WATER!"

    "R-really? I'll be right there!"

    (Runs onto the bridge and sees the standard endless expanse of space amidst the rolling laughter of the whole freakin' crew)
    "Since you got here by not thinking, it seems reasonable to expect that, in order to get out, you must start thinking." ~ Tock, the Watchdog

    Alexx has a blog?! Come on in and check out Toys and Tomfoolery! You won't regret it...until the next morning.

  11. #11
    Court Magician
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    57
    Hey its scuba sam!!!

  12. #12
    Heroic Warrior Dinobot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    91
    Quote Originally Posted by Ridureyu View Post
    There's nothing like being the leader of a group of intergalactic outer-space heroes... and wearing a wetsuit. For all that water you'll be coming across in deep space.
    Who says it can't double as a deep space suit?

  13. #13
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    Flipshot's face could be seen by lifting his visor, yet he got a second head that wasn't truly needed. Hydron who both needs and deserves a second head, didn't get one.

    I don't get it...
    Another thing with this is, couldn't they have at least made the mask removable to show his face? Stinkor had a removable gas mask and two heads. They could have done something for this guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridureyu
    There's nothing like being the leader of a group of intergalactic outer-space heroes... and wearing a wetsuit. For all that water you'll be coming across in deep space.
    Yeah, it really is a pretty wonky design. It's like Batman stashing his shark repellant Batspray on a helicopter (for those who don't get the reference, yeah, he actually did this in the 60's movie. And yeah, he actually ran into a shark while piloting his helicopter).

    Fortunately for me, I never saw NA as a kid at all. To me, all these NA guys are just as new as Draegoman, Spector, and Unnamed One. I also have no problem tossing the bios in the trash, so as far as I'm concerned, Hydron is just an aquatic Heroic Warrior (which they kind of need, since Skeletor and the Horde each have a couple of aquatic villains).

  14. #14
    Elder Councilman
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Sandusky, OH
    Posts
    3,811
    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    Flipshot's face could be seen by lifting his visor, yet he got a second head that wasn't truly needed. Hydron who both needs and deserves a second head, didn't get one.

    I don't get it...
    Hydron, like Two Bad in my opinion, was one of the casualties of fans insisting on the vintage lines and heavy hitters being wrapped up sooner than spreading it out til 2017. I remember looking at the 2014 reveals at SDCC last year, and all I could think to myself was "these look incredible all things considered; but it pains me to think how much better they could've been if fans had just let Scott stick to the original roadmap".
    "Whoever says money is evil...doesn't have it"- Boiler Room

  15. #15
    Heroic Warrior retcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    268
    I actually like the NA figures - like, not love - and am bitterly disappointed by the lack of a second head. What an underwhelming month for MOTUC.

  16. #16
    Heroic Warrior Thrawn29's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,322
    He does look pretty cool. And he gives Merman and Leech someone to fight against, so that's cool.

  17. #17
    Heroic Warrior Jor-El's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    514
    Quote Originally Posted by KingRandor82 View Post
    Hydron, like Two Bad in my opinion, was one of the casualties of fans insisting on the vintage lines and heavy hitters being wrapped up sooner than spreading it out til 2017. I remember looking at the 2014 reveals at SDCC last year, and all I could think to myself was "these look incredible all things considered; but it pains me to think how much better they could've been if fans had just let Scott stick to the original roadmap".
    If he stuck to that, we'd never make it. Subscriptions would continue to drop and Mattel would declare the line unviable.

  18. #18
    Elder Councilman
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Sandusky, OH
    Posts
    3,811
    Quote Originally Posted by Jor-El View Post
    If he stuck to that, we'd never make it. Subscriptions would continue to drop and Mattel would declare the line unviable.

    Right, so then would you rather have a non-fully equipped Hydron, or no Hydron at all?
    "Whoever says money is evil...doesn't have it"- Boiler Room

  19. #19
    Heroic Master of Puzzles Thatman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    8,045
    I think he looks great and am looking forward to getting him next week, but I really am bummed that he didn't get a second head. He's as natural a contender for an alternate head as any.
    "That's very interesting...but silly."

  20. #20
    Heroic Warrior Nemisythe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Despondos
    Posts
    1,456
    Quote Originally Posted by Dinobot View Post
    Who says it can't double as a deep space suit?
    Agreed. I use that train of thought to get it passed by my original resistance towards him. And since there's no action feature what's to say that the suit didn't physically adjust to it's environments?

    Just would've been nice to get an extra head.
    'Tis the wind and nothing more.....

  21. #21
    Heroic Warrior wayne-klops's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,010
    The armor looks better in these pictures than previous ones. Glad to finally have him in my collection!
    formerly wayneepoo, now with better name!

    Most Wanted (Remaining)
    Vintage MOTU: Blast Attack, Dragstor
    POP:Angella, Mermista, Peekablue
    NA:Tuskador, Quakke, Sagitar
    Filmation:Lizard Man, Dylamug, Vultak
    But in reality I want them ALL!!

  22. #22
    Heroic Warrior EagleOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    916
    I'm looking forward to him. And an extra unmasked head would have been great. Or just the breathing piece being removable (like Stinkor). BI hope

    And I'm for the suit just being a Bio support suit, where it can be used underwater, on a planet with a hostile atmosphere, or in space. And I think that Hydron's feet are actually shaped like that, they aren't flippers.

  23. #23
    Clown Prince of Darkness Benedict Judas Hel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    The Ninth Level of Hell plotting my slow and painful revenge on the brightly sunlit world...
    Posts
    8,830
    I think it's a pretty cool figure...despite being a good guy. Maybe a black and silver re-deco?
    "Wheresoever on earth he dwells, man is prey to two weaknesses: the need to pray and the need to love."-Marquis de Sade

    "It is not by reasoning or by our understanding that we have received our religion; it is by external authority and command."-Michel De Montaigne

    Heretical Vintage Purist and Non-Fan Extraordinaire!

  24. #24
    #1 Extendar Fan! JonWes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    13,362
    I just think he makes for a striking figure. As for everyone trying to bring reason to why the leader of a space-based force is in a scuba suit... well, I don't think I'd love MOTU as a property as much if it always tried to make logical sense!

  25. #25
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    291
    I look at this figure and I don't get him, probably because I am not familiar with the NA cannon. However he gives a Mr. Freeze like bad guy vibe, so if I kept him he would be a member of the evil warriors.

    I am also seeing some custom possibilities with this figure.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •