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

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1. Kagamigod:
You stated in a recent Q&A that when you do get around to doing NA He-Man, he will be a bonus figure. But it was previously stated that bonus figures are mainly repaints with very little new tooling. NA He-Man actually requires a lot of new tooling such as his armor, shield, helmet and sword. Has anything changed in regards to bonus figures with more tooling?


Now that the “A-list variants” are part of the subscription, you can look for them to have as much tooling as any other figure. This is just our slot/system to bring out demanded variants of main characters to keep the “monthly” slots as new figures only. This way, each year you get 12 new figures, as well as four A-list variants as well (such as New Adventures or Snake Armor He-Man, Battle Armor or Dragon Blaster Skeletor, Blonde or Underwater Armor Teela, 200X Randor, 200X King Hssss, stuff like that). Originally this slot was for minimal tooling or deco only, but now that it is part of the sub, we can afford more tooling for these A-list reissues!

2. Steph:
According to Toyguru, 2011 is going to feature at least 4 females. My question is, is Mattel going to explore new advertising venues to reach out female collectors? So far, SDCC, Toyfare, and the DC comic movies are pretty much aimed at the male audience. Or instead, is there a plan to make the upcoming POP ladies appeal more to the current male collectors who refuse to add pastel colored characters to their collections?


We are always reaching out to new audiences to grow the brand. As for the look of POP figures, from what we hear from the Horsemen, you won’t be disappointed and these figures should appeal to the hard core collector and the new casual fan as well. Stay tuned!

3. Reboot:
In the past, you've said that doing a Sword of Power that matched Adora/She-Ra's Sword of Protection (i.e., the same design as the sword that came with those figures, minus the jewel) was out of the question. Considering that you've now said that you would consider doing an altered Sword of He with a future He-Man variant to give it a handgrip ala Tri-Klops' sword, would you also now consider doing a Sword of Power akin to She-Ra's, since "anything is possible"?


We might do the vintage toy version of She-Ra’s sword with a future She-Ra figure, but we don’t have plans to do any Jewel-less versions anytime soon.

4. willykfg:
If there are any vehicles produced for the Classics line, will they be motorized like the Attak Trak or free-rolling like the Laser Bolt? Many fans would love motorized vehicles if possible.


There will not likely be motorized parts as that would drive up the costs. Although we may look at adding some electronics if possible!

5. Swanmarsh:
In the vintage DC Comics Presents comic included with the Superman/He-Man DC vs MOTU 2pak, Beast Man refers to "Choloh's beard". Much like how the "Unnamed One" was mentioned in only one mini-comic, this seems to be the only reference to Choloh. Is the Matty team aware of and does Mattel have the rights to the "Choloh" character and has the Matty team given any thought to including Choloh (and the secret of his/her beard) in the MOTUC bio storyline?


We have full rights to the characters and looks of characters from the DC Comics. As to what aspects will wind up in the line, that is yet to be revealed. You are right, there are some cool mentions. Even Serpos is mentioned in the DC Comics!

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