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    Official Sweet Bee Thread

    I wonder if she's on the list. I DO NOT want to start a rumor, this is MERELY AN OBSERVATION.

    He used her has an example for a thread here and he used her as an example for a different thread on Matty's forums.

    Just starting to wonder....
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    I think we should not try to read that much into everything he says.

    But, in any event, I rather take it that she is NOT on the cards. In the context where she has been mentioned it rather looks like a "insert name of character that is less likely to make it into the line here". That's how I took it. It's up to interpretation really. Would be so cool if they released Sweet Bee soon.
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    Sweet Bee is code for Catra.
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    Her name has been trademarked some weeks ago...

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    I'll take a Sweet Bee!

    To be honest, she's not that far a stretch as far as guesses go. She's got kind of a perfect mixture of obscure and important, which has been what MOTUC is like lately. She's a POP character which is now in the line. Her parts are easily shared with other/future figures (She has Catra's body with Double Trouble's gauntlets and boots), and she's a love/crush interest of He-Man. She's economical and interesting are far as choices go.

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    I would love for Sweet Bee to bee the next pop figure after She-Ra!
    And I think it would bee sweet for her to come before Buzz-Off as well!

    But in all honesty, I really don't care who comes next because I want them ALL and am confident that this line is gonna last untill we do get them all!
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    I think he's onto those of us who have been all up in their trademarks business and he's just throwing that name out there because it was on the latest list of them.
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    I love Sweet Bee. She's one of my favorite characters, and if the first version of Catra is based on the original figure then they share the same torso and it would be an easy item to re-use. Bring on Sweet Bee! I hope we don't have to wait until 2016 for her figure.

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    Maybe because they have the rights on her now and they can "mention" her name as much as they want to!

    Or it's a hint of things to come!
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    Honestly, I don't know if can trust anything Toyguru says, these days.

    But anyway, here's my feeling about Sweet Bee...

    As far as POP figures go, many fans are waiting for Catra, and I think she should be the one coming next !

    Sweet Bee, in all sincerity, is problably the POP character that I find the most insipid of the whole POP line...

    But while we hear Sweet Bee, we still didn't see the shadow of a Snakeman or of a Galatic Protector !

    Don't get me wrong, here : I think Sweet Bee deserves a figure, and deserve to be released. But CERTAINLY NOT NOW !

    Fans have requested and voted for figures like Sorceress, Spikor, Marlena, Man-E-Faces, Ram Man, or any other member of the Horde... we still didn"t hear anything about those !

    So I truly hope that we'll get these characters before Sweet Bee. That's my personal feeling, but I wanted to express it.

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    But fans also preached that we need some strong characters, and we're getting Whiplash, She-Ra, and Count Marzo, and a rumored Orko. They can't do all the popular guys right away. I really like the selection and randomness of it all, something I couldn't say a year ago. I really love this line and how it's shaping up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Montork View Post
    He used her has an example for a thread here and he used her as an example for a different thread on Matty's forums.
    Maybe he just really likes Honey Nut Cheerios...

    Or is an amateur apiculturist...
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    Well, as a matter of fact, we DON'T get all the popular guys right away !

    What with Gygor, Optikk, not to mention the non-MOTU character Mo-Larr, we cannot say Mattel releases too many favorite characters (even though I really like Optikk, for instance).

    So anyway, I don't feel it's the appropriate time for Sweet Bee. At least not before we got any Galactic Protector or Snakeman.

    The argument "we don't release the popular characters right away to keep the fans' interest (and wallet) active" is a piece of BS, and I don't understand how people cannot see that.

    What will happen is that some popular characters might NEVER be released in MOTUC just because other less relevant ones were released in the first place !

    Fans who really like MOTU will keep buying figures even after the popular characters were released, anyway.

    Now, Mattel's/Matty's/Digital River's scarcity marketing and repeated blunders got me really worried that this line could end way sooner than what we hoped (and no matter if the line is "planned" until 2016). Too little figures for a growing number of fans, with the added customer service and quality control issues, can only result in fans dropping the line, sooner or later.

    And I really pray that, IF the line ends soon, we'll have been able to get all the popular figures we wanted. Because let's face it : the last line (200x) was killed before the fans were able to get some of their favorite characters. And that line was ALSO disrupted because of Mattel's incompetent and disrespectful marketing !

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    I could see Mattel releasing Sweet Bee fairly early amongst the list of POP characters - she is highly popular with fans (not to mention He-Man! )

    However, I hope Mattel release Catra and Shadow Weaver first!

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    Bring her on! I love the more obscure/less popular characters!! Still waiting to hear if they will do a MOTUC Strobo!!
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    Just to point out, we got Beastman before Skeletor. So to get Sweet Bee before Catra really wouldn't suprise me. It is a way to pass time between the hard hitters so to say. Personally I would totally buy a Sweet Bee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motufan425 View Post
    Just to point out, we got Beastman before Skeletor. So to get Sweet Bee before Catra really wouldn't suprise me. It is a way to pass time between the hard hitters so to say. Personally I would totally buy a Sweet Bee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk476 View Post
    ...if the first version of Catra is based on the original figure then they share the same torso...
    They've said that Catra will be a Horde member, so I wouldn't bet against her having the bat on her chest.

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    I am going to be so happy if Sweet Bee comes out sooner than later. She was the example I used way back when it was announced that the Bonus figures would only be variants of a-list characters. It made me think that she might not come for a very long time.

    When I saw the trademark, I was excited!!

    She's an awesome choice because the 4H's version will shut up everyone who thinks these characters won't work in motuc.

    I also don't see the logic of saying she isn't an appropriate choice now. ALL characters are appropriate choices: this is a new line, and allllllll the characters belong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    She's an awesome choice because the 4H's version will shut up everyone who thinks these characters won't work in motuc.

    I also don't see the logic of saying she isn't an appropriate choice now. ALL characters are appropriate choices: this is a new line, and allllllll the characters belong.
    THIS. Optikk was used as an example as a non-favorite on this thread, yet he is THE most popular character in NA. We've done many threads and posts about popularity in NA, and he always won.

    Yes, all the characters belong. I hate NINJOR, but I'm not going to bellyache if he comes before the Sorceress. The point is that they are ALL supposed to be coming. After this year, there are six years of figures planned-- 72 figures without counting bonuses, large items, and exclusives.

    But, I do understand the frustration of wanting those key characters. I want Prince Adam to go with Adora, yet I have Webstor and two ZodaCKs as of yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    She's an awesome choice because the 4H's version will shut up everyone who thinks these characters won't work in motuc.
    Sweet Bee's biggest problem is her hair and wings not mixing in the same character design - even the Filmation version was borderline with her helmet off, but the toy cardback posted in the TM thread was just completely taking the smeg, with permed hair completely swamping the wings. And with sculpted hair, that's only going to become more obvious - they need to redesign her with short hair if she's going to work as a MotUC figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agostinho View Post
    They can't do all the popular guys right away. I really like the selection and randomness of it all, something I couldn't say a year ago. I really love this line and how it's shaping up.
    Your words echos my sentiments. Im from the same point.

    On the one side, i can understand those guys who are sick of characters they dont have any association to them, on the other side, they are lot of people who want them really bad.

    Mattel is walking on a thin line ... they try to suit everybody ... if they release all the big buddys first, the interest for the whole line could end abrupt after them.

    If they release to much "obscure" characters in a row ... it could happen the same. Isnt that easy, is it ?

    hh .... what was the topic of this thread ? sorry

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    Out of all the POP characters, Sweetbee is the one I want the least. But as I love POP, that still means I want her more than a lot of MOTU characters, so I'd still totally get Sweetbee, but only one, not several like I would with my favourite characters.
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