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  • The Bios Always Affect What I Buy!!!

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  • The Bios Never Affect What I Buy!!!

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  • The Bios Sometimes Affect what I Buy!!!

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  • The Bios Have Me Considering Dropping The Line!!!

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  • The Bios Made Me Drop The Line!!!

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  • I LOVE Everything About The Bios!!!

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  • MOTUC Has Bios???

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Thread: Do The MOTUC Bios Affect What You Buy?

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    Widget Wrestler Mr. Shokoti's Avatar
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    Do The MOTUC Bios Affect What You Buy?

    While it seems like practically every forum member here has had at least one issue with something revealed in a Masters Of The Universe Classics bio, it affects some more than others. I'm curious as to how much of a difference the bios make when it comes time for you to buy a toy.

    Did the changes to Orko's history make you want him more, less, or about the same?

    Did Evil-Lyn's "real name" make you decide not to buy her?


    Did you not plan on buying Panthor until his bio won you over?

    Do The MOTUC Bios Affect What You Buy?
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    They don't affect what I buy.

    I'll be getting every figure regardless of what the bio says.

    If I let the bios influence my decision to get figures, I'd probably only have about 4 different figures.
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    They should not affect the manner in which anyone buys. MOTUC's are just toys with fictionalized histories.
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    I read the bios when the packaged pictures are revealed, then I never think of them again... I'd worry more when these silly write-ups make it into the next cartoon!
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    Don't care: I buy toys. These aren't books, after all. They're whatever I want 'em to be. So the bios don't have even a tiny bit of an effect on what I buy, but I do like them.
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    I may not like certain things in certain bios, but the bios never affect what figures I do and don't buy.

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    My answer isn't very straight forward. My answer is never, sometimes, maybe, no...not really.

    If I don't care for a figure but that figure has a decent bio, that helps warm me up to it. Like Gygor for example. I didn't care for him as a good guy, so when they made him evil with the bio, it sold it to me a little bit more than it would have the other way around.

    Oh and Count Marzo creating the Shadow Beasts in the MOTUC bio sold the Shadow Beasts to me even more than the Filmation-likeness of it alone.

    It's rare instances, but for the most part the bios are pointless. I'd rather have straight card art like the vintage line with a one liner on there describing the character and his abilities.
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    The bios are great, I think they're very interesting to read. However, the figure gets me to buy.
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    I voted: I love everything about the Bios!

    Honestly, I do, from the silliest Real Name to the most interesting bits of information. Of course, they do not affect what I purchase, since I am a diehard and will buy everything in Classics until the line shudders its last deathy gasp and we are again left to banter about what once was.
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    I'll step into the firing range here. Let me first clearly state - this is just my feelings and choice and I love that everyone here has different approaches.

    The bios totally affect what I buy. I love the MOTUC line and for me the line has an official story that I'm enjoying very much. That story is being played out exclusively in the bios released with each figure and I look forward to that these days as much as I do the actual figure release. I have always also been a very character driven collector when it comes to MOTU. Even when I was 5 and 6 I never cared about having different versions of the same character in action figure form, only about having the version that I considered the primary look.

    As an adult for me I haven't changed. I don't have unlimited space to display nor an unlimited amount of money so my MOUTC collection consists of only one displayed version of each character. The one I display and or buy is the one that best represents the character in my minds eye.

    I loved 200x and had every figure minus the variants. When MOTUC was released I had no problem blending the two collections and I only replaced the 200x figure for a MOTUC figure if I FELT it to be a better representation of the character. To date MOTUC figures have won out every time and my 200x collection has been sold.

    Who knows, perhaps someday we'll get a blue skinned Hordak, and you know what, I'll buy that figure and replace the original release MOTUC Hordak I now display. For me the blue skinned Hordak is how I see this character in my mind. I didn't buy BA He-Man however because, that for me is a variant of He-Man and not the definitive look I see in my mind - even though a VERY cool action figure.

    Battle Ground Teela, while also a great action figure is now officially a Teela variant. I can't wait to read the bio and have it expand on Teela's role in the MOTUC canon. I will not however be buying the figure because when it comes to Teela, this action figure version of her is not what I would display to represent Teela. If she had been a new character, I absolutely would have purchased.

    Like I said - just my thoughts and explanation as to why I make the collecting, purchasing choices I do and no offense meant to anyone who makes other choices.

    At the end of the day, I'm just thankful we have all this to even debate about. MOTUC is a great line with something for everybody.

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    Nope, the bios have no influence on what I buy. Honestly, I read the bio once they're revealed online and then pretty much forget about them. I don't think I've read any of the bios on the actual card backs in a long time.
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    Doesn't affect me one way or the other. Should it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I voted: I love everything about the Bios!

    Honestly, I do, from the silliest Real Name to the most interesting bits of information. Of course, they do not affect what I purchase, since I am a diehard and will buy everything in Classics until the line shudders its last deathy gasp and we are again left to banter about what once was.
    This covers my thoughts perfectly

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    While the bios do play a large part IN MY CANON, there are aspects I do not consider at all, mostly the real names. I did not want King Randor at first, but his bio sold me on him. Other bios really annoy me like Panthor being an evil Battle Cat all the way down to his bio. Goddess' bio is the one I really hate, because of this "other He-Men" thing, but learn to adapt it in a way that I can accept it. I just look at it as these other protectors were called He-Man by storytellers and that Adam is the only He-Man, just their stories make him seem immortal. But overall if I like the figure, I'm getting them and with the sub I don't really have a choice. I'm a vintage fan, moreso a Filmation fan, but I like the inclusion of 200X characters to help flesh out the line. Minicomic figures are cool, but if they aren't explained well it might change my want of their inclusion.

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    Never - my Classics get the back story that I decide, just like always!
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    No, the bios read like online fan attempts to mix together different "real" canons. Best not to pay too much attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    No, the bios read like online fan attempts to mix together different "real" canons. Best not to pay too much attention
    Actually thats exactly what happened! A fan was hired by mattel and attempted to make up new names and characters for the cards backs. Ive always disliked the bois.
    Everything I wanted to know about the characters I can get from the cartoons or orig toys. I dont want someone who isnt a even a professional writer cobbling everything together to make up a new nonsense storyline. Its no different from anything any of us could make up so it has no validity to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude-ator View Post
    Actually thats exactly what happened! A fan was hired by mattel and attempted to make up new names and characters for the cards backs. Ive always disliked the bois.
    Everything I wanted to know about the characters I can get from the cartoons or orig toys. I dont want someone who isnt a even a professional writer cobbling everything together to make up a new nonsense storyline. Its no different from anything any of us could make up so it has no validity to me.
    Exactly. Of course not everything vintage was well-written, but a lot of it was pretty good and was written by professional writers.
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    I wavered between "Sometimes affect" and "LOVE".

    I ended up voting "LOVE EVERYTHING" because I am totally on board with what the bios are and have always been for and dooing. Linking everything together in a total package. And well. Sure, some of the Real Names are ...confusing at best, truly terribly at worst. But whatever. I always pick and choose anyway.

    But the bios are great and they definately have changed my mind on a few figures. Yes, I would have most likely bought them anyway, I do try to buy them all, but the bios really made me like a number of characters I otherwise could not have cared less about.

    Nepthu being a servant of Marzo? Brilliant! Standor being an elder god? Great! There's others, but you get the idea.

    Anyway, at the end of the day, I love this narrative. With little exception it has followed or introduced just a beautifully tasty story to link everything, just like I always did in my head anyway.

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    I love that the bios are giving a history of motu drawing everything into one cohesive story

    that said what makes me want a character is their media appearances

    if they were in the intro that's a must buy. if they were a recurring character that a definite buy, if they only appeared once but had a really good story that's a likely buy. anyone else is dependent on the horsemen.

    However! I have two exceptions secret of the sword and the 87 movie anybody from either of them is a "why don't I have it already" buy
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    MOTUC Has Bios???
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    They affect how many trash bags I have to buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake_mole_hill View Post
    They affect how many trash bags I have to buy
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    Sometimes. The bios can influence which character I get first for me (why the Unnamed One beat out the Faceless One), though they're not a huge factor. The bios are fun to help understand the characters, though Mattel still has yet to show off the bio I really want to see.

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    I ignored the bios. I read them but it don't affect me at all. There are some good ones that I keep in my canon. The bad ones, I ignore!
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