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After reading that news update from Matty, I just have to bring up this point.
I guess this means there will be TWO versions of She-Ra sold on Matty for the June 15th sale date. The one version will have the one-tone sword and the other version will have the two-tone sword.
Oh, the chaos that will result on that day! I'm sure everyone remembers the unflocked ears and flocked ears Moss Man fiasco.
I've known about this for a long time and it still irks me. I like the complete silver of Adora's sword and I liked the complete gold of She-Ra's sword.
I'm really confused about them saying it was fans who asked for it to be two-toned. It was literally ONE person who asked about it and TG said that was a good point and they would look into doing a running change.
One fan isn't fanS.
Luckily the two-toned gold still looks okay, but...for the record, it was one fan...not a massive grouping of fans looking for a change. Like the massive grouping of fans that would like to see Keldor come with his REAL swords, or get a basic female buck 2.0. THAT'S fans.
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This attempt at good P.R., in anticipation of what promise to be 2 months of insanity on Mattycollector.com, WREAKS of self-congratulatory smugness.
Yeah, it's cool that the sword is two-toned because someone asked for it.
A LOT MORE fans asked for the mask to be changed... yeah, yeah, I know, too late, yadda yadda.
A LOT MORE fans asked for a second sword that looked like the original toy's... that could EASILY have been included. It's She-Ra, she should have extras. Plus, there are plenty of figures with little to no accessories to keep a balance.
I don't know, there is just something about this press-release that stinks... not sure what it is (aside from it being a self-congratulatory attempt at looking cool in front of the "fans" - AGAIN, WE ARE NOT FANS, we are CUSTOMERS!!! Get it RIGHT, MATTY!! HARUMPH!! We PAY for this stuff, and you are OUR fan as a result).
I just want to have this figure in-hand so I can make a final judgement. After years of waiting for an updated vintage toy, we're getting something else... I'm not jumping up and down, but it IS She-Ra, and she is just ridiculously cool a character.
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well who cares if it was one person that asked for it. i'm glad he did. I would prefer 2 tone sword and glad mattel did the change.
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I'm very disappointed about the golden sword (who cares?!), because this I'm indifferent about two gold tones... I will display with Adora's sword
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I am sure there will only be one version of She-Ra with just the two toned sword, otherwise they would have mentioned that there will be two, just like they did with Moss Man. On the first picture used on Matty the sword looks single toned but that's probably just a stock photo of the early prototype/testshot shown at NYCC.
The suggestion to give She-Ra a two toned sword came from He-Man.org's faq and while it was indeed one person who asked that question there are many fans of He-Man's two tone sword, who would have liked to see the same kind of paint application to She-Ra's sword. I am definitely happy with this change. Thanks again to Mattel for their efforts. Hopefully, if there is enough demand they can always include a single toned sword in a future Weapons Pak, to make everyone happy (as well as a two toned silver sword for Adora pehaps. That would be terribly cool!).
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I'm all for the change to make the figure or in this case the sword more detailed. However, I agree that they do this on purpose just to see us fight to get the one WITHOUT the new paint, since that one will be more scarce.
Now if they tossed a two tone Adora sword in a weapons pak...
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Funny how way way back we had to wait until She-Ra for a production increase but within a short amount of time all She-Ra figures will get this "running change". How is it a "running change" if they're all going to be made this way? I guess if a few get out all one tone, we'll see. That'll be reseller bait though.
Yeah before anybody posts it, I know, I know. Mattel says that running changes aren't the same as production increases...
Oh and for the record I don't care one way or the other. Just as long as they don't play the usualy "sell it out in 3 minutes" game. I want 1 extra beyond my subscription one.
i'm on the fence about the 2 tone she-ra sword, but i would really like for her to have a more scaled sword comparable to he-man's sword adora looks like a toothpick compared to his.
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I did not ask for a change to She-Ra's gold sword. I hadn't even seen the She-Ra figure at that time. This was Mattel's fault for misinterpreting what was asked. I'm sorry to hear that you're not happy with the 2-tone gold sword, but I haven't gotten the sword I wanted yet either.
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I just want to point out that this in no way is new news. ToyGuru said this exact same thing about She-Ra's sword when she was first shown at New York Toy Fair. You can hear him say it in the video I posted from the event.
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I don't really mind one way or the other. She-Ra's sword is being painted silver when I get her. I'm not fond of the gold sword.
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For me the best sword for She-ra is bronze, the same of Adora..I don't like gold..
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The sword looks good to me! Can't wait!
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Why is it they can change the sword color, but it`s too late to do anything about the hole in She Ra`s head
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I think what everyone is forgetting is that the request for the two-tone She-Ra sword was made when Adora came out, NOT after the She-Ra prototype was revealed. This is not a running change. This was something that was planned from the get-go. The prototype didn't have two tones, but we were told at the time that the final product would.
I personally am ok with the gold sword. Not only does it follow the style guide interpretation, but it's a nice throwback to the original toys sword.
Do I wish they were including the original toy's sword? I'm honestly not sure. I remember being VERY angry as a child that the sword looked nothing like She-Ra's "real" sword. In fact, I liked Starburst She-Ra's pink sword better, because it at least had the same basic shape as the Filmation sword.