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    Gleanons and Galactimytes are Obscure...umm...what?!

    Here's a little Q&A with TG on MattyCollector:

    Q: Galactimytes and Gleanons from NA had prototypes...

    'In legal limbo' (like Mara) or 'Possible'?

    'On the masterplan list on TG's wall' or 'Maybe after 2016'?

    TG: Honestly, I have not really looked into these guys. They are a bit obscure and would take a lot of tooling. If it is something fans really want to see I'd be happy to see if we have access.
    http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve...6&r=1311060646

    I mean...really?!

    For those of you who have never watched NA, you obviously don't know who these guys are, and that's okay. I'll educate:

    The Gleanons and Galactimytes are two separate races, who are at war. The Gleanons are evil and Crita became their Queen. Mara became the Galactimytes "Ambassador" or something. The fighting between these two races was heavily featured in all of season two of NA. It basically WAS season two of NA.

    It would be like if in the 80's cartoon of MOTU, Trollans and the Konseals (Loo-Kee's race) battled it out for 10 episodes and were called "obscure."

    I think this has REALLY shown how much of an interest Mattel really has with NA as a whole, when a major part of it is "obscure." I'm pretty sure characters appearing in cameos ONLY in maybe 3-5 episodes would be obscure (Chief Carnivus), concepts that never appeared in any media (Gygor and Vikor), possible 80's knock-off toys (Fuerza-T and Wun-Dar) or only appeared once (Green Goddess and Preternia He-Man) are obscure. Not a grouping of 50+ characters on a TV show seen worldwide by millions, that had their own story arch and toy prototypes shown in a magazine and online for all to see! Grrr...

    From a 1991 Mattel catalogue (and Mattel did have their names copywritten in 1990).

    Gleanons:



    Galactimytes:

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    I think that "You don't know who these are unless you've seen NA Season 2" definitely counts as "obscure" in the context of MotU as a whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    I think that "You don't know who these are unless you've seen NA Season 2" definitely counts as "obscure" in the context of MotU as a whole.
    There are people who don't know the later MOTU characters or ANY of the NA characters. That means nothing. I'm sure these groupings appeared in more episodes than a bunch of the toys did.

    The point is, they are NOT obscure. Only to non-NA fans. To non-NA fans, everything NA is obscure.

    EDIT: I just wanted to point out I'm not hating on characters that actually ARE obscure (like the ones I mentioned in the opening post). I love obscure stuff. These two races are not obscure though. That's what I'm pointing out.
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    Obscure or not, I want them!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    There are people who don't know the later MOTU characters or ANY of the NA characters. That means nothing. I'm sure these groupings appeared in more episodes than a bunch of the toys did.

    The point is, they are NOT obscure. Only to non-NA fans. To non-NA fans, everything NA is obscure.
    EDIT: I just wanted to point out I'm not hating on characters that actually ARE obscure (like the ones I mentioned in the opening post). I love obscure stuff. These two races are not obscure though. That's what I'm pointing out.
    And how many non NA fans are there? I counted 6 in one of the threads They are obscure enough that if you didn`t watch NA theres no way you`d know who they are. Lets face it as NA fans, you and I both know what the majority of the MOTU community feel about NA

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    I never saw these episodes, but I'd still rather take these guys than the Meteorbs

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    Well, let's see... I've had over 53,000 views on my thread in the NA forum. If there're only six fans then they've sure got a lot of time on their hands. Just joking...though not about the 53,000 views.

    Seriously, since TG mentioned it I'll chime in and say I'm pretty sure Mattel has no problem with them as I created them and Mattel owns everything I did for the series. Agreed, however, that they are a ton of characters that should come first, even in the NA
    world...Crita in particular.


    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    And how many non NA fans are there? I counted 6 in one of the threads They are obscure enough that if you didn`t watch NA theres no way you`d know who they are. Lets face it as NA fans, you and I both know what the majority of the MOTU community feel about NA

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    I hate these garbage characters. They're up there with the NA scientists and Meteorbs as things I hope never make it into MOTUC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    I think that "You don't know who these are unless you've seen NA Season 2" definitely counts as "obscure" in the context of MotU as a whole.
    oh give me a break. how many figures are we going to put in the 'You don't know who these are unless you've seen 200x' etc. that's not a valid argument to stop chief carnivus etc and it isn't valid for these guys either. this line is all about embracing the 'supporting cast' as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    I think that "You don't know who these are unless you've seen NA Season 2" definitely counts as "obscure" in the context of MotU as a whole.
    NA Season 2?! Most cats haven't even gotten past the first episode, let alone Season 1!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    There are people who don't know the later MOTU characters or ANY of the NA characters. That means nothing. I'm sure these groupings appeared in more episodes than a bunch of the toys did.

    The point is, they are NOT obscure. Only to non-NA fans. To non-NA fans, everything NA is obscure.
    That's alot of damn people.

    EDIT: I just wanted to point out I'm not hating on characters that actually ARE obscure (like the ones I mentioned in the opening post). I love obscure stuff. These two races are not obscure though. That's what I'm pointing out.
    I think the Mytes and the Gleanons are definitely obscure. They appeared in the last 10 episodes of NA. By then, only the most hardcore of fans were watching since everyone else jumped ship 54 episodes ago. If people don't know who Master Sebrian is, then they definitely won't know who Beemo and Niffel are.
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    I thought there was only one season of NA....wasn't it just one season of 65 episodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneepoo View Post
    I thought there was only one season of NA....wasn't it just one season of 65 episodes?
    Yes. Maybe Dark means the DVD sets. The Mytes and Gleanons were on vol.2.

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    Hello.
    Really? Crita (spelling?), Skeltor's NA love interest, becomes the queen of the (i think, from the pics) small evil guys that fight with gardening tools?
    Lovely.
    Well i think that, if they are so prominent in NA (did'nt know it had a season two) calling them obscure might be exageration however the second part of the answer is the one that matters: they'd require too much tooling.
    I suppose most NA characters can be integrated in MOTUC as 6" inch figure (like Optik, really nice figure, now showcased alongside the evil warriors on my shelves), while these little guys would, probably, be rather small in size. I think this, rather than their being "obscure" ,is what prevents them seeing the light right now. He did not say "no, absolutely not", however.
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    I'm a huge NA fan, but even I would classify them as rather obscure in relation to the other characters. Doesn't mean that I wouldn't buy them. But it's a valid question if there'd really be enough "customer" support for those guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Reilly View Post
    I'm a huge NA fan, but even I would classify them as rather obscure in relation to the other characters. Doesn't mean that I wouldn't buy them. But it's a valid question if there'd really be enough "customer" support for those guys.
    Et tu, Sir Reilly?

    I think there would be fan support! They're these cool little rock-looking guys with axes and such. They could chop you to pieces before you even SEE them! I mean, come on, they're MUCH cooler than the meteorbs. They're equally as cool as the Energy Zoids. I think those two last sentences are going to go over many people's heads though.
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    I like these little creatures.

    They need a new body buck and legs, but they can reuse the standard MOTUC arms. And even the bodys and legs can be reused among them. They even share "body/armor".

    The weapons are very cool and unique in their design.

    Ill buy 2 packs of each race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    Et tu, Sir Reilly?

    I think there would be fan support! They're these cool little rock-looking guys with axes and such. They could chop you to pieces before you even SEE them! I mean, come on, they're MUCH cooler than the meteorbs. They're equally as cool as the Energy Zoids. I think those two last sentences are going to go over many people's heads though.
    Dude..."they're equally as cool as the Energy Zoids" really doesn't help their case.

    Let's first see if we can get Darius, Filmation characters, and the '87 movie characters before jumping into territory that's as obscure as you can get it.

    On the plus side, since they all seem to have the exact same mold, Mattel could likely do them all with ease.
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    Not before the meteorbs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingRandor82 View Post
    Dude..."they're equally as cool as the Energy Zoids" really doesn't help their case.

    Let's first see if we can get Darius, Filmation characters, and the '87 movie characters before jumping into territory that's as obscure as you can get it.

    On the plus side, since they all seem to have the exact same mold, Mattel could likely do them all with ease.
    I think the Energy Zoids are awesome!

    The G&Gs would share a bunch of similar tooling, but there are differences:

    Gleanons have "bumpy" skin and Galactimytes do not. All have unique boots and bracelets too, which could cause problems.
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    They look like m.u.s.c.l.e. men with armor!

    Definitely obscure, especially since NA itself is pretty obscure.

    I like em though, and I'd buy em. I don't like Crtitta however, nor those annoying scientists, so I'd definitely buy these over them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutro View Post
    I like em though, and I'd buy em. I don't like Crtitta however, nor those annoying scientists, so I'd definitely buy these over them.
    Oh, come on! I'll give you the scientists...because...eek!

    ...but Crita was the BEST thing about NA. She was Uhura in the first half of the show and then pretty much became Queen of a planet and was the ONLY villain who remained evil with Skeletor! She was so cool. I love her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    Oh, come on! I'll give you the scientists...because...eek!

    ...but Crita was the BEST thing about NA. She was Uhura in the first half of the show and then pretty much became Queen of a planet and was the ONLY villain who remained evil with Skeletor! She was so cool. I love her.
    LOL! Yeah well, I honesty don't think I ever finished the series (even though I own it) so maybe she would've grown on me eventually.

    Mostly though, I think the two things, um, three things that bothered me most about her were 1) here design: too plain and just reminded me of some rocker chick from the '80s, which to me was more Jem and the Rockers than MOTU, and 2) to me she seemed to be a replacement for Evil-Lyn (which itself is unforgivable) and paled in comparison, and 3) that voice! man her raspy, smoked-all-my-life, voice was almost as unbearable as listening to those damned annoying scientists bicker with one another! So yeah, maybe I should give her another chance because there was definitely some resentment there for taking my beloved Evil-Lyn's place.
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    Is Crita wearing Mara's toy costume in that shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Is Crita wearing Mara's toy costume in that shot?
    It's similar:





    Her toy looks nothing like her in the toon though (also, see the Galactimytes behind her):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    It's similar:

    Her toy looks nothing like her in the toon though (also, see the Galactimytes behind her):
    Think Mattel got her model sheet mixed up with Crita's?

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