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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.27!

    Toyguru has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to him for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out his answers to your Round 27 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by Lord_Of_Destruction,
    and proofed against old Q&As by Uncle Montork.
    Thanks to them for their help!

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    1. joseephus: What is the status of the MOTU Attitubes release dates, price, etc?

    There was not enough fan interest from SDCC to move forward with any AttiTUBES at this time.

    2. cyberv: If/when Catra is released, will she be an Evil Horde member? The original POP figure was not labeled this way but this is how most fans remember her.

    Yes, she will be an evil Horde member.

    3. Spectror: Are there countries that Mattel is prohibited from delivering to, and if so why? For instance, Matty Collector doesn't deliver to one of the fans in Serbia.

    Serbia is currently not a country DR ships to, but they are in the process of scoping out how they can include it. (I’ve personally requested this). Unfortunately there is quite a bit of work involved so I don’t have an ETA yet. It is being looked into.

    4. DamnSmooth: Has Mattel given any thought to breaking up the sale dates on Matty Collector? For example: Ghostbusters on the 1st, MOTUC on the 15th, Bonus Figures on another date, etc?

    All sales dates will remain on the 15th of the month (unless the 15th is a weekend, then it will be the following Monday).

    5. Lord_Of_Destruction: It's been stated that all female figures will use the same basic body. How will this affect a possible Veena figure since she is supposed to be barefoot and have an exposed midriff? Would her outfit be refreshed/altered or would she receive different tooling?

    Females will share the same basic body, but as you have already seen from Teela and Adora, new arms, legs and dresses (armor) will be created for each figure. So it is very easy to do new bare feet and attach them to the female buck for a Veena figure in the future. We will also be using a looser plastic on the armor for females (starting with Adora) to help with the articulation.

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    I'm liking these answers. Catra as a Horde member, and the possibility of Veena. Plus, it seems that TG is wanting to get these figures to EVERYONE who wants them. Shame about the Attitubes though
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    Very informative set of answers this time around. It's cool that Adora will be the first to benefit from this 'looser' plastic.
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    Very clear Q and A! Thanks Toyguru.
    To bad he didn't explain how to fake a exposed midsection on Veena. Perhaps a dress that looks like there is a belly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_E View Post
    Very clear Q and A! Thanks Toyguru.
    To bad he didn't explain how to fake a exposed midsection on Veena. Perhaps a dress that looks like there is a belly?
    Sounds like it.
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    Yes...quite a decent set of Q & A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_E View Post
    Very clear Q and A! Thanks Toyguru.
    To bad he didn't explain how to fake a exposed midsection on Veena. Perhaps a dress that looks like there is a belly?

    We won't need to fake it. The female basic "buck" is nude. When we get to Veena down the road she can have a 2 part dress/armor piece if that is the way the Horsemen go with her design.

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    Catra! I love that answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    We won't need to fake it. The female basic "buck" is nude. When we get to Veena down the road she can have a 2 part dress/armor piece if that is the way the Horsemen go with her design.
    Um, you sure about that Toyguru? Here's a picture of Teela sans dress:

    She doesn't seem to have a sculpted midsection, so her outfit would need a 'fake' belly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    We won't need to fake it. The female basic "buck" is nude. When we get to Veena down the road she can have a 2 part dress/armor piece if that is the way the Horsemen go with her design.
    Hmmm...I figured that they could do this IF they can do a DC Comics version of Teela down the line. She's the only other MOTU-verse character with an exposed navel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    We won't need to fake it. The female basic "buck" is nude. When we get to Veena down the road she can have a 2 part dress/armor piece if that is the way the Horsemen go with her design.

    Thanks for the reply, TG!
    But I also ripped open a Teela like RocketPunch and here is no midsection that can be exposed. The white part doesn't look that anatomicly correct

    I guess just that white part will be replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    [B]

    1. joseephus: What is the status of the MOTU Attitubes release dates, price, etc?

    There was not enough fan interest from SDCC to move forward with any AttiTUBES at this time.

    Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!!! Let them fade into the ether!!!!!
    THE LINK BELOW IS THE TIME THE NEXT MOTUC FIGURE GO'S ON SALE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post

    3. Spectror: Are there countries that Mattel is prohibited from delivering to, and if so why? For instance, Matty Collector doesn't deliver to one of the fans in Serbia.

    Serbia is currently not a country DR ships to, but they are in the process of scoping out how they can include it. (I’ve personally requested this). Unfortunately there is quite a bit of work involved so I don’t have an ETA yet. It is being looked into.
    I am very glad for this question, and even more beloved for the answer

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    Not a POP fan, but I will be picking up the Catra. Some of the designs Emiliano did are awesome. The Attitubes were horrible in my opinion, I'm kinda glad they decided to scrap the idea. Hopefully they will put that energy into something much cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Lord_Of_Destruction: It's been stated that all female figures will use the same basic body. How will this affect a possible Veena figure since she is supposed to be barefoot and have an exposed midriff? Would her outfit be refreshed/altered or would she receive different tooling?[/I]

    Females will share the same basic body, but as you have already seen from Teela and Adora, new arms, legs and dresses (armor) will be created for each figure. So it is very easy to do new bare feet and attach them to the female buck for a Veena figure in the future. We will also be using a looser plastic on the armor for females (starting with Adora) to help with the articulation.
    Great answer!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post


    3. Spectror: Are there countries that Mattel is prohibited from delivering to, and if so why? For instance, Matty Collector doesn't deliver to one of the fans in Serbia.

    Serbia is currently not a country DR ships to, but they are in the process of scoping out how they can include it. (I’ve personally requested this). Unfortunately there is quite a bit of work involved so I don’t have an ETA yet. It is being looked into.
    And now, we wait...
    Here's hoping that issue will be fixed soon.
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    I'm totally gutted about the AttiTUBES not coming out. I love Mighty Muggs, and other vinyl toys, and they looked amazing. I really hope they find some way to release these in the future.

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    Getting "Serbia on their list" might actually be a lot harder than some may think. When some company cannot ship to some particular country the reason usually lies with the merchant service provider (the bank) which processes the credit card payments on behalf of the company. Usually these banks spend lots of $$$ to gather statistics about credit card fraud (unauthorized chargebanks, stolen credit cards, unauthorized purchases, identity theft) on a country by country basis and if they don't like what they see they'll refuse to deal with that country and put it on a blacklist. It will be REALLY hard for Digital River to have their request accepted as banks and merchant service providers are usually quite unflexible when it comes to stuff like this. I have first hand experience of how unflexible they can be, but again for a big company like DR things might be different and they might be more willing to accomodate their needs. But I wouldn't rejoice too much about this reply until this actually happens.
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    Love that Catra will be a Horde member. Thanks again for the answers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Getting "Serbia on their list" might actually be a lot harder than some may think. When some company cannot ship to some particular country the reason usually lies with the merchant service provider (the bank) which processes the credit card payments on behalf of the company. Usually these banks spend lots of $$$ to gather statistics about credit card fraud (unauthorized chargebanks, stolen credit cards, unauthorized purchases, identity theft) on a country by country basis and if they don't like what they see they'll refuse to deal with that country and put it on a blacklist. It will be REALLY hard for Digital River to have their request accepted as banks and merchant service providers are usually quite unflexible when it comes to stuff like this. I have first hand experience of how unflexible they can be, but again for a big company like DR things might be different and they might be more willing to accomodate their needs. But I wouldn't rejoice too much about this reply until this actually happens.
    True,
    but starting next year, PayPal becomes active in Serbia, and in less than a month we will be able to travel to Shengen countries without visas, so I'd say things are moving up for Serbia

    Plus, it sucks that I'm able to order from, say BBTS and Amazon for years, while I had to pass on most of MOTUC figures because of DRs outdated politics...
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    I don't think it's DR. It's probably their merchant service provider and if you can order from BBTS and Amazon that's because they use a merchant service provider that accepts Serbia. When the place I work at is unable to process payments from some country it is because our merchant service provider does not allow us to, not because we don't want to.

    Personally I agree that this kind of discrimination that merchant service providers employ is uncalled for.
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    Pardon my ignorance, but whats an Attitube?
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    A vinyl toy resembling an MOTU figure in funny poses. Searh for "MOTU attitubes" and you will find many pictures of the ones shown at SDCC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    2. cyberv: If/when Catra is released, will she be an Evil Horde member? The original POP figure was not labeled this way but this is how most fans remember her.

    Yes, she will be an evil Horde member.
    I'd heard about this over Thanksgiving, I can't wait to see Catra! =D
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