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    Prince Adam *did* originally have a sword holster

    Greetings all--

    I just posted this over on PGPoA: it turns out Prince Adam did have a sword holster. It was lost somewhere between the prototype and production.

    You can read more about it in my blog post.

    EDIT: Just to clarify, this pic was sent to me by the Four Horsemen after I asked them why they didn't design Adam with a back holster.

    Last edited by Poe Ghostal; August 20, 2010 at 08:04am.

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    That holster was probably one of those 4 Horsemen features that was eradicated by Mattel coporate in order to cut the costs...

    So sad...

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    Son of a #$$#%!!!

    I knew it! I love my Prince Adam figure, but he does need a holster for the sword. Adora has one. [Sarcasm] Thanks, Mattel! Glad to see you guys going the extra mile for fans. [/Sarcasm]
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    Been playing with the classics with my 3 year old son today and even he was annoyed that there was no where to keep Adam's sword.

    This must be a factory forgetting to put it on error. I just can't see Mattel being that desperate to cut costs to remove it deliberately.

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    Well, that's kinda stinky. What say you Mattel?

    This would be an excellent update for the eventual re-release of this figure.
    Last edited by Zodach; August 19, 2010 at 02:57pm.

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    Ah!!! The plot thickens...
    I just hope this doesn't hurt the Mattel/4H relationship...
    Didn't TG blamed the 4H for the Grizzlor Toyfare pic?
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    That is disappointing. The lack of a holster really hurts the fig, in my opinion. Not as much as the awful ankles, but it does nonetheless.
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    What were you expecting?
    That's an "anime hyper detailed" holster!

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    It really sucks but I think it was a mistake done by the factory like flocking Moss-Man ears or Stratos wings position.

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    I will never understand some of Mattel's decisions. Why do they do things like this?

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    How could that be a factory error? And even then, why didnīt quality control jump onto that immediatly?

    Nope, thatīs plain stupidity from someone in charge at Mattel HQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad2dbone View Post
    You can always count on corporate management to try to kill the golden goose.
    True words. Why is it that the people who end up having the last word has the least knowledge.
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    I saw the holster before. Somewhere in a post with early PA pictures long ago.
    I remember being excited that MOTUC PA finally got a holster.

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    It's not a deal-breaker for me, I like my Adam figure. But if it was indeed a cost issue, I would have sacrificed the second head to have a proper sword holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    It really sucks but I think it was a mistake done by the factory like flocking Moss-Man ears or Stratos wings position.
    Nope no mistake, it was removed before it was tooled, if it was supposed to be there it would have been molded to the back of the vest like Adora`s holster not a glue on or clip on type of piece. For some reason they removed it from the prototype before it was tooled Not a good move at all IMO

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    That's...curious. Didn't Mattel say they "didn't know why the Four Horsemen didn't sculpt a sword holster?"

    I have to go find that quote...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    Nope no mistake, it was removed before it was tooled, if it was supposed to be there it would have been molded to the back of the vest like Adora`s holster not a glue on or clip on type of piece. For some reason they removed it from the prototype before it was tooled Not a good move at all IMO
    Thanks for the explanation. As you said not a good move at all.

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    Hopefully when they reissue Orko they will include the holster next time.

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    Put the holster and a tube of super glue in the next weapons pack, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    That's...curious. Didn't Mattel say they "didn't know why the Four Horsemen didn't sculpt a sword holster?"

    I have to go find that quote...
    http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve...5/m/7231044046

    Q: Why was the decision made not to include a sword holder on the back of Adam's vest? You've done this for most figures with swords, including Adora. Adam is especially known for pulling his sword out from behind him. I understand that She-Ra's hair probably got in the way of giving her one, but why not Adam?

    A: The Horsemen created Adam based on the origianl toy. It was their design choise. We leave these choises to the boys in Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    That's...curious. Didn't Mattel say they "didn't know why the Four Horsemen didn't sculpt a sword holster?"

    I have to go find that quote...
    Yes they did! Toyguru said that we should ask the Horsemen why they didn't sculpt it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    That's...curious. Didn't Mattel say they "didn't know why the Four Horsemen didn't sculpt a sword holster?"

    I have to go find that quote...
    If you'd clicked on my link, it was right there in the post

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