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    The Tytus Thread

    Kind of hard to keep track of all the news about each figure in one thread. I think Titus is a great looking figure and I definitely wasn't expecting to see him revealed. My one complaint would be the lack of some articulation. Has Mattel stated why?

    What do you think of him?





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    I have heard that the figure is rotocast but I'm not 100% sure it's official yet. Rotocast is essentially hollow on the inside, and they use rotocast to make bigger toys cause it's cheaper to make. But because it's hollow on the inside it may be harder to articulate like a normal figure. IIRC some old toy biz rotocast stuff had double jointed knees...

    But it's to keep the costs down a bit as well all around i think.

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    It looks to me like its got 9 points more then most vintage.
    I just wish he was taller.

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    Can anyone tell if he's got ball hips or just a t-crotch?

    $40 for a rotocast figure without ball hips may just equal pass for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opticon View Post
    Can anyone tell if he's got ball hips or just a t-crotch?

    $40 for a rotocast figure without ball hips may just equal pass for me.

    I don't have any confirmation on this, but I posted a pic earlier today where you can see up the side/underneath his loincloth a bit and it appears to be the 'T' crotch. Can't say for sure though.
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    Can someone post a pic of the original, so we can do a side by side comparrison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
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    I don't have any confirmation on this, but I posted a pic earlier today where you can see up the side/underneath his loincloth a bit and it appears to be the 'T' crotch. Can't say for sure though.
    that would be a complete pass for me then, the lack of articulation at the biceps, lack of ab crunch and t crotch = pass...
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    i'm hoping he's not $40
    can't see how mattel can justify that high a price. battle cat is huge and is $30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man-E-Toys View Post
    i'm hoping he's not $40
    can't see how mattel can justify that high a price. battle cat is huge and is $30
    I'm thinking that was a mistake. I thought all the larger items were to be in the same, $30 class. Especially if they are considering including all these items in the 2011 sub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.fantastico View Post
    that would be a complete pass for me then, the lack of articulation at the biceps, lack of ab crunch and t crotch = pass...

    Tytus has the same articulation in the arms as all of the other MOTUC figs. The arms bend at the elbows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nato View Post
    Tytus has the same articulation in the arms as all of the other MOTUC figs. The arms bend at the elbows.
    ...biceps???
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    I am definately passing. Reason being: The vintage Tytus was a cool idea, and it is cool in theory because it is a hard to find vintage item, but to release this figure at the current time for $40 doesn't sit well with me. I could buy 2 motuc figures for one of these.

    Also, it looks like a lot of tooling went in to this unigue sculpt... why couldn't we have gotten a small vehicle like the sky sled instead??

    This might have been a bad investment for Mattel, especially at that price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.fantastico View Post
    ...biceps???

    ok....now I see what you mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opticon View Post
    Can anyone tell if he's got ball hips or just a t-crotch?

    $40 for a rotocast figure without ball hips may just equal pass for me.
    Here we go. This is the picture I was talking about. We can see pretty high up, and if you look towards his crotch, it looks like an indent in the inner leg like they do for 'T' crotches:

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tycho View Post
    Can someone post a pic of the original, so we can do a side by side comparrison?

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    He's going to be $30.

    He's "Beast #2" of 2010

    Gygor is #3

    and someone else is #4... we will see that at SDCC


    His articulation is decidedly 200X style... and his loin-cloth looks like 200X style fur-design. I mean, I know it's probably not a 200X proto or anything, but I am surprised by how much he reminds me of that.

    A bit disappointed in the lack of shoulder articulation.. particularly when the DCUC collect and connect figures have shoulder articulation (and bicep artic for that matter).

    Still love him though!!
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    hmmm, maybe its a v crotch? That would be even worst, but my fear is that the legs are static...
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    There is no way I'm passing him up! I love it..
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    If it's 40$ then yes like i said it's probably rotocast, rotocast can be made for much cheaper production wise than regular tooled figures.

    It's spectacular figure tho i don't get the negativity twoards it? a couple of missing joints, but that totally does not matter to me in the least. I'd rather get this awesome figure done like rotocast for 40$ then get one made with a few extra articulation points for like 70$.

    Toy biz made some really kick ass rotocast figures, that i'd say were on par with the 12 inch icons stuff they made it can be done.

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    Interesting, the original has an open left hand, the new one has a fist.

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    I don't know about everyone else, but out of all the big reveals today, I think Tytus is 100% perfection like the King Grayskull prototype was. A+
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    On a side note, now if there doing rotocast i can totally see it being used to make Granamy.

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    Yeah, I'm buying this guy for sure. Awesome bio

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    From the Toy Fair Talk thread, my comments about the bio. Figure they make just as much, if not more, sense here as there.

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    This bio actually made me want the figure. My problem with it, though, is the wording "...Tytus fell during the first Ultimate Battle Ground..."

    I'm pretty sure battleground should be one word. Also, it makes the Ultimate Battleground sound like an event that has tickets sold for it and pay-per-view buys. A battleground is a place, not a time.

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    I think he looks great, I don't mind that he's a little shorter than the vintage version(I don't want He-Man to look like a Smurf next to him), but I'm in the minority with the bio. While I don't hate it, it's defintely one of my least favorites. Although, what do I know? I loved Evil-Lyn's bio and there were a lot of people that hated it.
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