The dial looks bad, in my opinion. I understand the homage to the action feature of yore is the intention, but it is not executed well.
For me, the non-functional dials are the same thing as She-Ra's comb weapon.
It's amusing once.
Now it's just becoming annoying.
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No dial please!
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I like MOTUC Hurricane Hordak. I like the vac-metal choice for his armor but I don't like the big red dial on the back of his armor. Maybe if the dial is also vac-metallized gold instead of painted separately it would blend in easier. It'll make it seem more like it's part of his armor, like back spikes. That way it can still be seen as an homage by the Mattel folks but won't stick out so much as a nonfunctional action feature.
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I like it. I'm sorry most of us don't.
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I LIKE the dial! I consider it to simply be part of his armor, and why not!
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The dial will be particularly "helpful" when you'll want your Hurricane Hordak in a vehicle... That "bump" or "hunch" in his back will just prevent him to sit or lay properly.
Please remove that dial. Small dials (even useless) are OK. Big dials like the ones protruding from HH's back should be avoided, provided there's an action feature related to them.
I mean, one of the reasons why fans didn't want action features in the first place was that they didn't want bumps, buttons, levers and dials to ruin the figures look...
That's also how we got no action features (= cheaper figures to produce). But now, they still want to give us the useless, bulky dials and levers ? This is a nonsense ! And if they keep doing that, we'd have been screwed both ways : no action features, but still dials and levers ruining the look of the figures and the possibility to put them into vehicles !
P.S. : on a side note, it also looks like Hurricane Hordak was the victim of one of his "buzz saw" blades... It's not a big thing to change, since they just need to remove that cumbersome and ugly detail. Make the back of the armor smooth and flat, with no dial, please !
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There are still 6 months until Hurricane Hordak. I don't think the molds are already done. A change like this should still be able to be done. But of course, there's the "all sculpts are final" mandate.
So I guess we'll have something protruding from our HH's back, and many difficulties for him to "drive" a vehicle. Same for Mantenna, Tung Lashor, Snake Face, Terror Claws Skeletor and Flying Fists He-Man ? That remains to be seen...
The "keep the big dials" policy won't encourage the fans to buy the vehicles either, because there's no point in buying vehicles that very few figures will be able to "drive". I wish Mattel would see that.
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I really like Hurricane Hordak especially when the final version gets the more metallic paint job.
I was surprised and happy to see Hurricane Hordak! He was my favorite Hordak as a kid and I'm looking froward to having him in MOTUC to stand alongside my Battle Armor He-man and Skeletor! I love the Vac-Metal choice for his armor, but could do without the big red dial on his back, it's fine either way as he still looks awesome.
I think there are two sides to every "OMG, you've got to change this figure NOW or my head is going to explode arguement." I kind of like the dial and if the Horsemen chose to design it that way, I'm all for keeping. Honestly, for those people who haven't been completely happy with a Classics figure since. . . well, ever? it might be time for you to move on from Classics altogether.
I don't care about the dial on his back, simply because I don't care for the figure. I don't like variants.
I don't like the dial.
If something really needs to be on his back, put something to hold the other two accessories.
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Definitely interesting figure! I never imagined Hordak to be a 'techno' guy. I prefer him much more the way his character was presented in MYP cartoon - a powerful dark wizard. That is why I wish Hurricane Hordak figure had an extra arm attachement: a regular hand. The armor is great! It will be cool to see him displayed with the metalic silver Horde crossbow from the first weapons pack! (... and I hope there will be a Horde crossbow released in the next weapons pack that matches the color that was used for vintage Hordak)
Either NO dial at all, or make it blend in with the armor. This "nod" to the vintage MUST be an april fools joke on this particular figure. Especially since one of the design laws for MOTUC was to remove all action feature levers, buttons etc. sticking out of figures.
Hurricane Hordak is growing on me now that I've seen close up pictures.
I also like the arm a lot and the fact that he doesn't have a cape.
Although I really dislike the huge dial a lot. So much that I've started a poll on it: http://he-man.org/forums/boards/show....php?p=2684799
I'm not sure yet about the gold armor which I may decide to paint black.
Before I decide to paint it, I'll have to re-watch Excalibur for my final decision thanks to Niki's post
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I don't like this dial on the figure as it looks out of place, serves no purpose, and will affect the figure's ability to sit properly in the vehicle(s) coming soon (unless they put an indent for the dial into every vehicle).
the 4 horsemen limit articulation for the sake of the sculpt (roboto, king hssss, leech) but now they are ruining the sculpt for the sake of nostalgia? it's nonsense.
Hordak is in great company there!
But if you do paint it black you have to show me i bet iīll find another armor refrence than
The dial looks like a part of the armor and that is cool for me