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    Support for a classic toy Mer-man?

    MOTUC Mer-Man is one of my top three favorites, and I love his cardback look, but he's SO different from the vintage figure, that I don't get that same nostalgia feel from him like I do some other figures.

    That said, I would LOVE to see a new Mer-Man with all green Kobra Khan arms and legs, orange trunks and greenish yellow armor and sword like the original.

    It would be a great way to refresh the character, and folks could use them as generic Mer-Men army builders.
    What do you guys think?
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    I'm in! He needs to come with some unique accessory though. Any thoughts?

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    How about an ear of corn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobshumway View Post
    I'm in! He needs to come with some unique accessory though. Any thoughts?
    How about a seashell battle horn? I think that would be freaking awesome.
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    Mer-Man is my favorite character so I am all about getting viable variants for him. I'll take it.

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    If they were going to do a more bluish-teal Mer-Man, better to do the Filmation Mer-Man, with the finned head rather than furry ears!



    Harness is basically like ye olde toy, except that the bottom is integrated into a unique belt, rather than the bow (?!) of the toy.

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    I don't care about getting a Filmation version, but a more Vintage toy looking Version could be cool; I'd use him as a Mer-Minion as I do the TRU repaint.
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    Toy Mer-Man in Classics

    When Mer-Man was translated to the Classics series, the design selected was from the art featured on the vintage toy packaging. This is quite different than the actual toy we played with as children, and I feel that in time there should be a place for this arguably more memorable design in the line before it ends. There are several key differences:

    * More vibrant orange color in his face.
    * Orange loincloth.
    * Scaled skin-colored shins (same used by Dragon Blaster Skeletor).
    * Scaled skin-colored forearms and hands (same used by Dragon Blaster Skeletor).
    * Toy-accurate chest armor with different colors, secondary straps wrapping around his stomach, no spikes, more accurate fins on his shoulders and belly button.
    * Toy-accurate sword complete with guard over hand.
    * No detailed neck piece (this was also specific to the card art).

    Your thoughts?



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    When i was a kid it really bugged me that Merman didn't look like the package or cartoon or art so I was happy to finally have the right one..lol. I think he's perfect and would not buy a toy accurate version. I would like a Filmation accurate head though! If they did the body you want with that Filmation head Im in!

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    Can't say I'm terribly interested, but I wouldn't be against it. I keep the classic head on my original ever since I got the blue VS pack version. Kinda covers it for me, I guess. Sometimes they make some massive improvements over the vintage figures, and no figure is a better example for that than Mer-Man.
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    I saw a real cool custom version that someone made that used the Dragon Blast body to make Mer-man. I can't find a picture of it now to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    When i was a kid it really bugged me that Merman didn't look like the package or cartoon or art so I was happy to finally have the right one..lol.
    Agreed! Merman has always been considered one of the most perfect figures in MOTUC. Although I can understand the nostalgia behind your wishes, I have no interest in a "toy accurate" version of Merman since his toy version wasn't accurate to his original design.

    Including an additional Filmation head accessory would be okay.
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    We could receive Mer-Man's Filmation head as well as cartoon accurate armor with a swappable gem at the bottom so you can add the toy accurate fins to it.


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    What bugs me more than anything is that loin cloth. Think I'll have to buy another Mer Man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    We could receive Mer-Man's Filmation head as well as cartoon accurate armor with a swappable gem at the bottom so you can add the toy accurate fins to it.

    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...ED/Mer-Man.png
    See...I would buy that for the head.

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    Vintage toy Mer-Man is one of my most wanted figures.

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    I cannot agree. Seems pretty much the same. Oh I recognize the "differences" but cannot get worked up about him. IF for no other reason that I absolutely do not want yet a 3rd Merman. One is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    I saw a real cool custom version that someone made that used the Dragon Blast body to make Mer-man. I can't find a picture of it now to post.
    The armor and sword are wrong (face needs to be a brighter orange too), but this might be what you were looking for:

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    Yes I support this version hate the inaccurate first release. But I want filmation merman in HMATMU first in case Mattel only wants to do one variant of him in the near future but id buy both and wouldn't mind if they released both close together
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    please release accurate Filmation of-- tri klops, merman, fisto, roboto, kobra khan, hordak, grizzlor, mantenna. Leech, entrapta, teela, spikor, buzz off, whiplash, webstor, prince adam, rattlor, tung lashor, mekaneck, man at arms, sorceress, jitsu, ram man, man e faces, frosta, bow and perfuma.

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    I'll put my hand up for this. I also want a Filmation Mer-Man from the HATMOTU line.

    And the Why is because some want the toy version, not the damn cardback version with the stupid webbed 4 fingered hands, and one with a permanent "HI Y'ALL" open palm and that goofy ass wide eye fish head, that Mer-Man looks more comical than sinister. The toy version would look more consistent and menacing. As well as having a better color pallette.

    The card back versions should have come later as a two pack or later variants or something. This goes for MAA for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    I'll put my hand up for this. I also want a Filmation Mer-Man from the HATMOTU line.

    And the Why is because some want the toy version, not the damn cardback version with the stupid webbed 4 fingered hands, and one with a permanent "HI Y'ALL" open palm and that goofy ass wide eye fish head, that Mer-Man looks more comical than sinister. The toy version would look more consistent and menacing. As well as having a better color pallette.

    The card back versions should have come later as a two pack or later variants or something. This goes for MAA for me too.
    Agreed. Man at arms needs a toy version too and Faker
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    please release accurate Filmation of-- tri klops, merman, fisto, roboto, kobra khan, hordak, grizzlor, mantenna. Leech, entrapta, teela, spikor, buzz off, whiplash, webstor, prince adam, rattlor, tung lashor, mekaneck, man at arms, sorceress, jitsu, ram man, man e faces, frosta, bow and perfuma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Dang, that looks awesome!!!

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    I would totally buy this. And a toy accurate Webstor with finned arms and feet.
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    IMNSHO the differences are too minor to warrant another figure. HOWEVER, I love Merman and if they make more figures of him, I'll buy them even if they only change his toenails. Don't tell Mattel though, I don't want them taking advantage of my extreme fanboy-ish-ness.

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