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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.37!

    Toyguru has once again provided answers to your questions.
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    1. radrcks: There have been many problems with the subscription and charging taxes on it. I know Mattel has made efforts to correct this in the past however I noticed a trend. January I wasn't charged tax for Adora, in February I was charged tax for Trap-Jaw, March no tax charged for Moss-Man and now in April I get the conformation for Evil-Lyn and Wun-Dar and I am once again charged tax. Are there any measures in place to fix the continual problem of randomly being charged tax for the figures when we either weren't taxed before, or in my case taxed randomly with no rhyme or reason?

    Yes, we know there have been tax issues and a lot of this depends on where you live and in what state and country. We are working through this as best we can to resolve as quickly as possible!

    2. MoViEfReAk: Can you confirm that February, 2012 is the official 30th anniversary of MOTU, and are there any chances we could see some Commemorative edition of figures (eg: He-Man or Skeletor 3-packs)? Or maybe something for She-Ra's 30th birthday in 2014?

    We don’t have anything specific planned at this point, mostly because we are still working on the 2011 line. We’re sure as we get closer to 2012 plans may come around.

    3. Maxgoof: It was confirmed in a recent Q&A that we will see our first Snake Men figure "soon". With that, every major faction will have had at least one figure released except one: Meteorbs. Are Meteorbs something that are planned to be eventually included in MOTUC in some way?

    While we do want to eventually get to the Rock People like Stonedar, the Meteorb animals are currently not being given the highest priority over other fully tool’d characters like Cringer or Ram Man, which seem a bit more fan demanded. If we see a ton of demand for these we could definitiely look at getting to them quicker. Right now they just don’t come up that much and we’d prefer to spend our limited resources elsewhere on more requested characters.

    And while the meteroids are cool, a little known fact is that they were not originally deigned to be MOTU toys. They were part of another brand acquired by Mattel in the mid eghties and released in MOTU packaging. So while they wound up in the MOTU world, that was not their original design. (but I guess the same could be said for Zoar and Battle Cat who started life as Big Jim toys!)


    4. Spectror: May we hope for some Snakemen (eg : Kobra Khan, King Hiss, Rattlor) to come with "hingeable jaws", just like some of them did in the 200x figures, since that is articulation rather than an action-feature?

    We tend to leave these choices to the Horsemen. So we’ll just have to wait and see. Really it is up to their creative choice and how they want to interpret the Snake Men in the Classics style.

    5. Horde08: There has been a lot of buzz over what the 200x character with a sheild will be for the last of the 2010 figures as stated by you in a previous Q&A session. Will you tell us if you were refering to the reissue King Grayskull whom you have confirmed will come out, or were you refering to a completley different character that has yet to be announced from the 200x era who will come with a shield?

    Now that would be telling, wouldn’t it? Don’t you think we “leak” this type of information on purpose to keep you guessing? What we will confirm is King Grayskull’s re-deco re-release in late 2010 will come with at least one new accessory. Other than that, our lips are sealed until SDCC.

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    I'd like to see the Meteorbs eventually.

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    I'd like to see Stonedar and Rokkon each have a Meteorb as an accessary.

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    I want to see Meteorbs, even in limited articulated form (non transformable).
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    I had left the vintage line by the time the Meteorbs came out, but there's something really charming about them & also really 80's(they look like animal Gobots). I want the Rock People first, but, while I may be one of the few, I definitely want the Meteorbs!
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    As cool ad Carnivus is, I'm surprised he's getting any kind of treatment so soon- he was only ever a bit-part character in the MYP series...

    I also have no desire to see the Meteorbs- never liked them and the fact they were originally designed for another line makes perfect sense. They don't fit into my MOTU world.
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    I bet the 4 Horsemen could make the Meteorbs cool ... but I want the Rock People first. I'd even be happy with a few new Rock People (definitely Granita or female Rock Warrior) before the Meteorbs.

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    Meteorbs never felt like MOTU to me, more like generic Transformers. I'm glad to see that Mattel understands that Ram Man and Cringer are more important. Especially Cringer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    I'd like to see the Meteorbs eventually.
    I would too! I think they're the best of the final few figures from the line back in the 80s.
    200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!

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    So Mattel's lips are sealed regarding whether that 200X character is King G or not when He-Man.org asks about it ... but when another site asks the same question in their Q&A, Mattel's lips aren't sealed and they'll answer the question for them? Interesting.
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    Most probably they just misread the question as "Who will come with a shield?". I don't think it's meant as a means to discriminate He-Man.org.

    And it's obvious it's CHIEF CARNIVUS anyway. Interesting that at some point in the question about the Meteorbs they started calling them Meteroids. Actually this latter name sounds better (even though it was 99% just a typo). I agree that characters like the Meteorbs or Rotar should be left out (at least until we get all the core characters). The Meteorbs would require all new tooling and they would necessarily have to make them transformable, otherwise they won't make sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bolty-Neck View Post
    So Mattel's lips are sealed regarding whether that 200X character is King G or not when He-Man.org asks about it ... but when another site asks the same question in their Q&A, Mattel's lips aren't sealed and they'll answer the question for them? Interesting.
    I thought the exact same thing. Unless they think people don't check in on other sites for answers, it appears that Mattel is having different individuals answering these questions

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    I truly hope the Meteorbs are at the very end of this line. I will pick them up regardless to have a complete collection, but really could care less about them. In my mind, they just do not fit in with MOTU. It makes total sense that they were made for another line and put into MOTU packaging. If not for the MOTU packaging, they would have been major peg warmers. I'm really glad to see that Mattel is observant enough to know that the vast majority of MOTU fans would prefer Rammy or Cringer over these second rate Transformer's toys!!

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    Uhh what does the fact that I get charged tax every other month have to do with where I live? It's highly unlikely that Matty would have a physical store/location in my state that only exists every other month...

    I do want a Snakeman faction figure soon and a 'Galactic Guardian/Protector' they're the only unrepresented factions so far. I can take or leave the Rock people, plus is 2/3 really worth of a 'faction' title? The Meteorbs I can take or leave, I'd rather leave them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radrcks View Post
    Uhh what does the fact that I get charged tax every other month have to do with where I live? It's highly unlikely that Matty would have a physical store/location in my state that only exists every other month...
    Matty said they need to look into why people are being charged tax incorrectly at times. But... he is also pointing out that they do need to collect tax in some states. I think he's trying to get you to keep in mind that, once the issue is resolved, it might not be the way you like (i.e. that you'll get charged tax EVERY month, not every other or no month).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super He-Man View Post
    Matty said they need to look into why people are being charged tax incorrectly at times. But... he is also pointing out that they do need to collect tax in some states. I think he's trying to get you to keep in mind that, once the issue is resolved, it might not be the way you like (i.e. that you'll get charged tax EVERY month, not every other or no month).
    I know, but it's still a weird generic answer I think. I wouldn't mind the taxing, if it wasn't so random half the time I'm taxed, half I'm not.
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    The Meteorbs aren't so big on these boards. I guess Mattel's attitude toward them is reflected by the number of Meteorb threads on the forums. It's a good call, at least until Ram Man and Cringer come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    The Meteorbs aren't so big on these boards. I guess Mattel's attitude toward them is reflected by the number of Meteorb threads on the forums. It's a good call, at least until Ram Man and Cringer come out.
    Seems like its the Goldilocks treatment for fan demanded MOTU characters ...

    The TOO HOT figures (Sorceress, Ram Man, King Hsss, Man-E, Cringer) get delayed (held to ransom ) ...

    The TOO COLD figures (Meteorbs, NA humans) get delayed ('til 2017) ...

    In MOTUC world I guess it pays to be a JUST RIGHT figure!

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    Some interesting answers, here...

    About the Meteorbs : I guess we won't see them before 2015 or 2016, if ever... I thought they might release them around Easter (they all had that meteor/egg shape) in a couple of years. I would like to see how the 4 Horsemen would redesign them...

    Snakemen's "hingeable" jaws : Hmmm... we'll have to wait to see how the 4 Horsemen will sculpt them. I really hope Rattlor, Hiss and Kobra Khan will have "hingeable", moving jaws. That would be cool ! Trap Jaw has it... I guess they could have it too, so they could "bite" with these venomous fangs... I hope we can trust the 4 Horsemen. So far, they ALWAYS did an outstanding and excellent job with the sculpts, and that's what makes the success of this line. Lord willing, we might have good news about this issue at SDCC...

    About shipping costs : same crud as usual ! Mattel is "looking" into it, but nothing on the horizon !


    Regarding King Grayskull and the other 200x character that will be released by the end of the year : I don't know who will get that special shield, but I hope the other 200X character is Chief Carnivus ! Always loved that character !

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    Well then, I can't wait for SDCC!!!

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