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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.44!

    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out their answers to your Round 44 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by dorrmann,
    and proofed against old Q&As by Uncle Montork.
    Thanks to them for their help!

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    1. Sandman:
    For characters who had limited articulation because of limitations to their action features (for example: Ram Man, Man-E-Faces, Mekaneck, Leech, Mantenna, Horde Troopers, Tongue Lashor and more), will these rather immobile characters get some decent articulation now that the action feature is not being considered by Mattel?


    Part of the style of the Classics line is to give all characters incredible ranges of articulation (something that separates the Classics line from 200X style and vintage) and we are all looking forward to highly articulated versions of these characters down the road.

    2. Skystalker:
    You said that we should expect about 2 POP figures and 4 female figures in 2011, but no estimation of New Adventures figures. How many of those will we be getting?


    There will be some NA representation, but we are not ready to announce how many at this point.

    3. Loo-Kee:
    With prototypes finally come to life, what about the Star Sisters? And while going through the Mattel archives, did you ever come across the Star Sisters action-figures? We hope to see official pics of them!


    From Toy Guru:

    “Much like my hunt for He-Ro, I was unable to locate prototypes of the Star Sisters. Definitely characters we’d love to get into the Classics line sooner then later!”


    4. Masamune:
    Regarding the prospect of a new MOTU movie and the news that yet another writer is supposedly attached to the project, does Mattel have final say in what goes on with a new MOTU movie if they felt that the direction wasn't in line with their view of what the MOTU property should be and would they intervene? Or is it out of Mattel's hands?


    Mattel is working hand-in-hand with Sony on the development of the script and our own Toy Guru has personally given notes on every draft to date!

    5. Irian:
    Toyguru mentioned that for Roboto Mattel has changed both of his arms so that they work like Trap Jaw's. Does that mean that we will be able to attach the weapons to BOTH of Roboto's arms or just the right arm as in the 80s?


    We are still working on this with design, but ideally both arms will be removable. Hopefully we can confirm if this is going forward soon, but that is the goal! (We just don’t know if it is too late to make this change and we don’t want it to be a “running” change where some fans will get Roboto with both arms removable and some with only one, that will only lead to chaos).

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    I wouldn't expect much from Man-E-Faces in added Articulation... I don't see HOW they could do that helmet and still have him look side to side. Same Mekanek... He'll get waist this time naturally and be able to turn his head... I never would have expected anything else... It'll be mostly He-man buck for him... same as so many others....

    Ram man... Ohhh HE'LL be fun to see with moveavle legs and such...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom1592 View Post
    I wouldn't expect much from Man-E-Faces in added Articulation... I don't see HOW they could do that helmet and still have him look side to side.
    Have the helmet rotate as well, surely - from their definition of "no action features" as "nothing that requires dials/buttons/levers that aren't part of the character model", the helmet will probably need to be removed to switch faces, so it might as well turn with the head.

    Up/down articulation is a bust though whatever way you cut it.

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    A much more direct answer than I'd expected. I'm pretty pleased.

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    Kewl! More NA figures are coming in 2011!!!
    Go NA He-Man!

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    When were these answered?? Surely there's no way to change Roboto at this point…he's released next month!

    Great news on NA!
    200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuc98 View Post
    When were these answered?? Surely there's no way to change Roboto at this point…he's released next month!

    Great news on NA!
    Probably, but it's much more savy to look into it, however remote it is, just so you can say to the fans that you did.

    And who knows, maybe they'll find that 1innamillion chance to change it.

    Personally, I dont care if it does happen or not. But it is a great idea.

    Oh, and as for NA, I'm guessing NA He-Man based on Bow. But who would the second be? I'm betting if there's another after NA He-Man it'll be a Villain. who would that be?

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    I hope it's Slush Head if it's an NA villain. I think the 4H would do wonders with him.

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    I'm happy that Mattel/ToyGuru is said to being keeping a close eye on the MOTU movie script. Unfortunately, with Scott's bias towards 2002, I'll probably have to prepare myself for Skeletor's Keldor origin, a Battle Cat that doesn't talk, and a He-Man who is a glorified secondary character.
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    Man-E-Faces' 200x figure had head movement, if I recall correctly. Why would MOTUC's be different or more difficult?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    Unfortunately, with Scott's bias towards 2002, I'll probably have to prepare myself for Skeletor's Keldor origin, a Battle Cat that doesn't talk, and a He-Man who is a glorified secondary character.
    Better than a perfect, boring He-Man and a moronic, loser Skeletor.
    Fictional characters are just that. Fictional. They have no personality or free will of their own.
    Writers and editors mold them to their own wants and needs.
    All we as the audience and fans can do is pick and choose our favorite interpretation and ignore the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Kewl! More NA figures are coming in 2011!!!
    Go NA He-Man!
    Agreed. I want Flogg!
    Who has the Power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO-MAN View Post
    Better than a perfect, boring He-Man and a moronic, loser Skeletor.
    Someone is taking others' opinions a tad too personal.
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    I'm really hoping for our first Galactic Guardian hopefully Flipshot i think he would be so cool and maybe another mutant Slush Head or Flogg and NA He-Man as a bonus figure.

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