Optikk (May) and Trapjaw (February) were only 2 months apart and share half the parts.
So I am now sure that is a rule. Maybe you are right as the colour scheme for NA He-man and Bow will be very much the same.
I'm surprised that people were hoping NA He-Man would arrive next year. There's no way Mattel were going to release him and Bow so close together when both their sculpts and colouring will be nearly identical (especially from the waist down). They had to space them out a bit.
Plus we're already getting another version of He-Man (Preternia Disguise) in 2011 as it is.
Besides, i'd rather have a new character over another He-Man variant.
The fans LOVE a much improved figure, which is why Bow was the most impressive figure at SDCC--he was something that everyone wasn't expecting to like and he exceeded many expectations. I think NA He-Man is going to be REALLY popular when he hits--tons of accessories--some of them translucent, no Power Sword rehash, improved figure that you'd actually would want to buy, armor and helmeted alternate head.
My point is, you could just take Bow, remove his armour, put on a new He-Man head and bandolier, and bam = there's your New Adventures of He-Man figure. You wouldn't even need to change his colours, as they're pretty much the same (unlike Teela/Evil-Lyn, Gygor/Shadowbeast, etc)
I do want New Adventures He-Man & Skeletor, but i'd rather get some more Galactic Guardians and Space Mutants first.
I hoped for NA He-Man in 2011 as well. The vintage figure was one of my all time favorite action figures ever Bow's boots are a giveaway that we will get NA He-Man for sure. The 4H might be throwing us off just because they aren't allowed to discuss any figures beyond Sy-Klone
There's the whole annual tooling budget issue as well to save costs, so there's a good chance! There is always a possibility we'll see another NA figure,
but I'm sure we'll get at the very least one New Adventures of He-Man figure in 2011. If we don't get any NA in 2011, I'll be severely disappointed because I want at the very least one figure of POP, NA, 200X, Mini-Comics & Concepts/Unreleased Prototypes per year to spread it out. The more the merrier! I'm not worried about the vintage MOTU because we are going to get plenty of them since they are the most popular after all. That doesn't mean I don't want vintage MOTU, on the contrary! It's the very first action figure line I grew up with. I just want all the lines made which makes MOTUC so special imo and vintage MOTU seems to keep this line alive for the biggest part.
MY MOTUC WANTS: Rio Blast, Gwildor, Eldor, Angella, Mermista, Sweet Bee, Peekablue, Double Trouble, Spinerella, Master Sebrian, Sagitar, Tuskador, Darius, Mara, Kayo, Vizar, Nocturna, Saurod, Ninjor, Blast-Attak, Hunga the Harpy, Evil Seed, Lord Masque, Dragstor, Imp, Vultak, Entrapta, Multi-Bot, Tung Lashor, Sssqueeeze, Blast Attak, Lizorr, Hoove, Quakke, Butthead, Critta
I'm a little disappointed were not getting him next year, thats one of the few He-Man variants I actually want. I hope we don't get yet another He-Man before him.
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MOTUC NA Most Wanted: Darius, Kayo, Vizar, Hoove, Lizorr
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I'm really not bummed about it. He's one I can wait a bit longer for. I'm thinking they may surprise us with Darius, since the 4H/Mattel seem to have an affinity for unproduced concepts. And he does have an active trademark.
Considering how many cool characters haven't yet been done, I am happy to wait for NA He-Man. I was surprised to read "not.. ..for the next year or so" though. That sounds like a long time.
The only thing I don't want to happen is for Mattel to start fluffing out the line too much with z-grade characters. As cool as Vikor is, I would prefer these "new" charcters once in a while.
Why must NA He-Man come out the same year as Bow? Because they share the same pants? I don't get how that was a foregone conclusion.
Agreed He-Boy! I really want these concept figures kept to a minimum. They're cool and all but I'd much rather see the mainstream characters first.
However, we are getting a male Protector this year so it looks like 1 NA figure a year. Kind of a rip off and NA should be more represented more.
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Only downside to there being 1 NA figure a year means that by 2015, we'll be getting like 9 a year.
Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.
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If the line is planned out til 2016/17 or whatever, NA He-Man might not even show up til 2015. I'm not really expecting any one character before another just because one figure introduces new parts that we imagine will be shared with another figure at some point down the road. I imagine Mattel is going to want to mix it up a little bit and not have the roll-out of figures be quite so predictable. As long as the line continues selling like hot cakes, we know that EVERYBODY is coming, it's just a question of when.
I'm really bummed about this. He's easily my most anticipated He-Man variant.
Hopefully they are lying and he'll be out sooner rather than later.
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.
This is distressing news to me. NA He-Man and Skeletor are the only ones from the NA line that I really care about. It seems like we receive a response like this fairly often when it comes to certain mainstream characters. It's times like these that I miss the good old "...we can't comment on any figures past King Hsss" statement.
They should just release all the A list charecters in 2011 and let the line die after that. Not sure why they don't do that.
Doesn't bother me one bit that NA He-Man has been delayed...
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I was hoping for na he-man soon, but one variant of he-man & skeletor should be how they should be spaced out. I really would like for a na good guy to be released for 2011.
This really surprises me that so many people were wanting the NA He-Man. I would be really curious if someone could do a mock up of what they think he will look like, because the way I imagine him, I am not super excited to get him. Any takers on doing a mock up with accessories for those of us who are short sighted and dont see the need for a NA He-Man?
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I'm all for NA characters but not He-Man & Skeletor - yet. Personally i'd rather Mattel get to the other NA characters first and leave these two for a little while.