It's like with GI Joe and Storm Shadow. As I've said several times I grew up with Storm Shadow as a Joe, a hero, and one of my favorites. Sure I knew that he was a bad guy at the very start but the story I knew said he was never actually evil and just working undercover as part of a revenge plan. Then all of the sudden Hasbro makes him a totally evil jerk and throws all the great story I knew and loved out the window. All new media depicts him as an a-hole and the hero I knew and loved is no more.
It's not as bad with MOTUC since the figures still look like their classic styles (all new Storm Shadow figures are dressed in Cobra garb) but I just fear that one day it will no longer be the mythos I'm a fan of.
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I'm very pleased to be getting Vikor! Something new (or Conan-ish) is a welcome addition for me!
I'm hoping for a Disco Skeletor for the next subscription exclusive! Fully flocked!
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Dan - another great review. I wish you did show the new ankles, but overall I am very anxious to this guy in my collection. January is gonna be great start for the new sub. I only wish we knew what this new ordering system was going to be like as those palace guards are going to be a ***** to get along with extras of Conan.
i REALLY love this NOT conan figure lol.
I want NA Skeletor and Rio Blast and I want them now!
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I love this one. His helmet will be removeable on mine... I wanna see if I can swap his head out with the ol' H-Meister.
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another awesome review dan! ...
and i love the eamon pop-up picture! (reminded me of the mortal kombat game!) ...
in terms of the figure itself, i really like this one ... i think i will display him without his cape though ...
my only negative is that vikor should not be written into the motuc canon, he should be acknowledged and released as a concept figure seperate from the motuc storyline ...
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Fantastic review, Dan, (as always). Really enjoy the sneak peeks and getting a taste of the figure before before he goes on sale.
The more I see of this figure, the more I want it.
Just to point out, VeeBee of the fwoosh saus his shield clips on fine on his Vikor.
Vikor looks amazing. He'll be one of the ancient Warrior Kings of Eternia as mentioned in one of the Filmation shows in my canon!
Another great review Dan!
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Thanks for the review. I’m not excited at all with this figure, nice bio though; but, he is welcome to my collection.
YAY! He-Man from the North, but wasn't there a blue powersword with the figure?
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Yaaaaay!!!!! That was the review of the year that!! Because of the figure now you understand!
I am chomping at the bit for the FRAZETTA figure!
I repeat, it's a Frazetta figure rather than a Conan figure.
Conan looked quite different before Frazetta painted him.
This whole look comes squarely from Frazetta! Mark Taylor was inspired by Frazetta rather than Conan.
When the boxarts were comissioned, they were briefed to make it look like Frazetta rather than Conan.
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Great review. Even though I've never been a big Conan fan and much prefer He-Man's design, I've wanted a Vikor since I first saw the prototype sketch. This figure looks great. I love his furry "cape". I also appreciate that ToyGuru & his "bio buddies" made Vikor a part of MOTUC canon rather than just saying "Prototype He-Man" on the package. It's also kinda cool that we're going to begin 2011 with the "original He-Man".
Now when are we going to get the "He-Man Of The South"???
Keeping the brand relevant with regular reboots might be something that MOTU will have to do in order to keep the brand out there.