if it's true about the current CEO, to him the vintage heads are definitely a sure thing, as well....they're based on one of their top selling boys toy lines of all time.
The MO2K heads, while in several cases I do prefer them( see Buzz Off, and Whiplash), I can understand his hesitance seeing as how the line didn't do as well at retail.
Even Val has admitted that he--much like I--doesn't really think the MO2K line would've done anywhere near the success of the vintage line.
I remember suggesting it might've done like a 1/4 of the popularity of Ben 10...maybe.
To this guy, that's not a sure thing.
Do I fully agree with the decision? Well, to be fair I think there're other, better ways to go about it. With Buzz Off, they could have just made a more serious-looking head. Even though I'm fine with the Grizzlor decision, they could've just put the faceplate on the vintage head. And oh my god how I wish they would've painted King Hiss's hood/crown gold.
I've already mentioned what the Horsemen said about Buzz Off; they didn't want to make him with a more "ferocious" face because--in their words--he's a good guy. And I still said they could've done something more with it. I know their work, and I was definitely a tad disappointed.
Nonetheless, that's why I think the decision that was made was...well, made.
I will definitely push, though, for MO2K heads if that's what it takes to get what I want made!