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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.134!

    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 134 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by mjw41.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!

    1. bamf1980: Will we ever receive the fan-demanded Starburst She-Ra?

    There's no reason that it wouldn’t happen, just depends on when. If the fan demand is high enough I am sure that would keep her at the top of the list for the upcoming lines.

    2. King Tamusk: We were told that Filmation Hordak received a redeco'd "Classics" head because making a Filmation inspired version would break the aesthetic of MOTUC. Yet, Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hiss both received 200X inspired heads that were stylistically different than the "Classics" version. Would you please explain why your aesthetic rule applied to one and not the other two?

    To be honest that is a great question, and I wish I had a great answer for you. All I can say is that moving forward we hope to have better consistency with design and marketing direction. We have definitely taken note of these concerns and hope to find exciting ways to make sure you get the product and answers that you are asking for.

    3. mjw41: You stated you could not comment on a possible MOTUC's type rebranding for 2016 untill you saw how 2015 performed. Since 2015 met 100% of its goal, are there now any plans in the works for more characters using the MOTUC's buck structure in 2016 even if it's just one or two mini-sub offerings?

    With the 2015 MOTUC line we will have completed all of the Vintage MOTU figures from the original line, but that does not mean that we stop creating MOTU figures with the MOTUC buck. 2016 is in the works, and may be branded something else, but it will still be based around the 6" MOTUC form factor you have come to love. We still have tons of MOTU characters to bring to life, as long as you guys still want to collect them!

    4. CaptainMendoc: Could Blast-Attak at least have removable arms like Trap Jaw and Optikk? And could other features be introduced too such as a waist joint like King Hssss had? I would appreciate as many detachable components to Blast-Attak as possible to mimic the spirit of the vintage toy.

    Because of the use of shared tooling for many of Blast Attacks parts we were not able to make his limbs removable. It's always a tough choice when to include the vintage features in the new figures, and we try when ever we have the opportunity and it makes sense for the figure.

    5. facet: In an earlier post on MattyCollector.com, Toyguru spoke about moving the brand forward. There are characters created by Mattel that have gotten no chance to shine because they have not been featured in anything. The ones I speak of specifically are Tufos and Horde Lord which have had no artwork. We also have very poor visuals for others like Goldenrod, Snarrrlll the Snow Thief, Strettch Nek, Vypor, Spin Whiz, and Beast Lord. What is Mattels future plan to introduce these characters they created into the mythos in order to move the brand forward? Thanks!

    We are always looking for compelling ways to introduce new characters into the mythos, so when the time is right and it makes sense we will. All I can say is if the line continues from 2016- and on, we will want to make sure there is always a mix of classic and fresh characters in the content as well as the product.

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    It's great to read these again! It's just been feeling so "in the dark" lately since Scott left.

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    Do we know who is answering these now?

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    I do not know about all of you but these answers where really good. Who ever answered them this round did a great job.

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    I though the answers were pretty solid as well.
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    I'm digging these answers... the future suddenly looks bright, much to the chagrin of my wallet
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    Maybe the best set of answers in a long time!!!
    I will NEVER believe that Mermista beheaded Mer-Man! You sit on a throne of lies.... and smell of beef and cheese, bio writer!!!!

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    "That is a great question and I wish I had a great answer" IS a great answer. Sounds like this guy/gal is listening. And sounds clear as a bell MOTU is continuing
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyDell View Post
    Maybe the best set of answers in a long time!!!
    Agreed!

    C'mon 2016!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyDell View Post
    Maybe the best set of answers in a long time!!!
    Which is funny, not really any different from what Scott has said in the past, just phrased differently.

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    Nice to see the update on 2016.
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    No drama. I love the no drama approach - just basic facts to simple questions.
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    WOW! Who is answering these? We actually have a concise set of answers with no snarkiness! Scott has definitely left then

    It's great to hear that there are plans for a 2016 line using the same scale and buck as MOTUC. So still hope for the Filmation characters we are still missing
    My top 10 characters: 10/Filmation Ram Man, 9/Uncle Montork & Dree-Elle, 8/Kothos, 7/Filmation Mer-Man, 6/Granita, 5/Filmation Leech, 4/Filmation Tung Lashor, 3/Twiggets (Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina), 2/Hunga the Harpy, 1/Dylamug.

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    Okay, before I read the responses by the fans I thought to myself "Hmmmm, these are actually great and honest answers. Good vibes all around."

    Glad to see I'm not alone!

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    SPEECHLESS!!!!!...Actual answers this time?.....No"keep reading the bios crap".I am actually excited for the first time in a long time for the future of MOTU and whoever is answering questions from fans now please keep them!!!

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    "With the 2015 MOTUC line we will have completed all of the Vintage MOTU figures from the original line, but that does not mean that we stop creating MOTU figures with the MOTUC buck. 2016 is in the works, and may be branded something else, but it will still be based around the 6" MOTUC form factor you have come to love. We still have tons of MOTU characters to bring to life, as long as you guys still want to collect them!"


    Ooo I like this answer. Bring on Lord Masque, General Sunder, Kittrina, Dylamug and Hunga the Harpy
    Looking forward to a very bright 2016 with MOTUC Collectors Choice, He-Man and the Masters Of the Universe animated Filmation line, Thundercats & SNAKE MOUNTAIN

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    The answer to question #2 definitely shows that Toyguru didn't answer these questions. Remember when it was stated that someone else from Mattel always did these? We never got an answer like that admitting fault to themselves. I like the honest answer.
    Keep The "Classicized" 200x Heads in MOTUC!


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    The answer to question 3 is pretty reassuring: we may see more original characters beyond 2015!
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    Quote Originally Posted by samantha View Post
    I do not know about all of you but these answers where really good. Who ever answered them this round did a great job.
    I couldn't agree more! The Filmation Hordak answer was the best as it seems that Mattel realizes their mistake without actually saying that they did. It also gives me hope that they will concentrate more on keeping things consistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw41 View Post
    Ooo I like this answer. Bring on Lord Masque, General Sunder, Kittrina, Dylamug and Hunga the Harpy
    And Vultak!
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    Very very solid answers. Pretty excited about the possibilities we have now.

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    Much better.

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    Wow! I'm really impressed by these answers. They are honest, thought out, friendly answers-no snarkiness at all. These are the types of answers we always should have gotten. Here's hoping that whoever is in charge will give us a proper Filmation Hordak, plus characters like General Sunder, Lord Masque, General Tataran, Crita, etc. These answers really make me want the MotUC-style line to continue into 2016!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    I'm digging these answers... the future suddenly looks bright, much to the chagrin of my wallet
    My thoughts exactly.

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    pretty much just repeating what others have said already, but it's quite nice & refreshing to see some actual answers coming back our way.

    ToyGuru seemed to have become irritated by the questions, and just came up with a surefire way to snap back at the fans with his robotic repetitive responses without really explaining things. There's no way he would have handled the Question #2 with the professionalism that this person did.
    ToyGuru's response would have been, "To understand why we backpedaled on our words and started using a different style now... keep reading the bios!"

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