I'm gonna get a cape for him
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I said it before but the dials on Sy-clone and Optick aren't really noticeable being on the waist, but Hordaks dial being on the middle of his back on his armor, possibly removable armor, is very noticeable and looks out of place
I'm gonna get a cape for him
The dial on HH back makes no difference to me as he'll be displayed and i'll rarely see the thing. I can understand why others are fuming over it, and why others are ok with it. I do wonder though what will happen when the next Classics figure is shown to the public who had a dial/lever or whatever on the vintage figure...
You know, I'm very irritated at how mattel is defending the freaking dial, but prince's Adam sheath?, it was in the prototype, and it needed to go... so we ended up with and Adam who has no sheath.
What's the reason for that, budget?, it couldn't possibly be that, if they are willing to waste budget in useless dials.
lately mattel has been making some pretty stupid decisions, it's like they're trying to top the one they just made.
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Plus, they haven't ruled out Captain Randor, Prince Adam and Evil-Lyn by their own admission.
As far as we know, instead of HA (obviously), it'll be classicised and that's why Mattel will be very picky over where they put extra heads (like Bow) is all i'm saying.
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I'm happy you meantioned Bow's boots though. I know I may be in the minority here, but I think the MOTUC Bow (while cool) got a bit screwed. Besides being changed up significantly in design/style which isn't what this line is about, he LOST vintage parts and accessories.
Has any other figure in MOTUC so far actually LOST accessories they had in the vintage line? I know Optikk lost some of his unique sculpting to share pieces...but I can't think of anyone outside Bow who actually LOST vintage accessories (full torso armour chest plate). Also, his quiver of arrows used to be removeable.
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They went that route with Bow, a total makeover, because most fans gave them the impression that Bow is the last figure they want and is a girl's figure.
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The fact is that either TG or someone else should be paying attention to details like that. He's busy? Fine... hire an intern to be the detail-police for MOTUC. Details are important for a collector-line... I'd bet that the Green Lantern Classics and the new Green Lantern movie lines will have their details looked after. Why? Because TG is a Green Lantern die-hard.
When you produce lines like MOTUC, you have to make sure you have a system in place to deal with details. The adult-collector market is VERY picky... but then we should be, we pay a lot of money for these items.
Adam's missing sheath was just silly... especially since the 200X figure had it, the MOTUC Adora had it (and it was received with wide acclaim), AND one of the things the vintage figure DIDN'T have was a sheath, and we all wanted that as kids I'd imagine.
Mistakes are made. That's fine. No one is perfect. TG makes mistakes too often with the details, and even THEN it would be forgiveable, but he's just way too snarky with his responses to the customers. He is far too defensive. That kind of defensive response masks a good deal of insecurity.. IMO.
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Its really easy to ignore the complaints and critiques, more people on this board should learn how and they would feel much happier I think.
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They have separate rules for MOTU and POP. With MOTU, the Horsemen chose the original designs with slight changes here and there. That genre is the direction of MOTUC. POP was a different genre, so they have the challenge to either redesign POP into MOTU or keep iconic looks like Catra's the same while not scaring away the MOTU fans.
If I was in ToyGuru's position, I'd either stop coming to this forum(I'm not sure how bad Matty's forum is), or I'd start lashing out at the "tough guys" here who like tossing insults. He seems to be the scapegoat for every toy related problem whether he is to blame or not. People want him to treat them in a professional manner with a great deal of respect but some of them act like a bunch of children themselves. Practice what you preach.
Yes, it is his job and he may get snarky at times, but when you have a bunch of grownups acting like they're on the playground at school making fun of the "new kid", it's almost impossible to not lower yourself to their level at times. If TG started ignoring everyone who insults him or gives him a hard time, he'd probably only be able to view 3 or 4 forum members' posts.
I don't think anyone here who has taken issue with the way this line is run has anything personal against him. Unfortunately, I do have to agree some of his responses in regards to issues presented by the customers read a bit less than professional at times. As we said, he's human, and he's going to make mistakes. On the flip side though, with some of the issues that are continual problems, I think it's reasonable to expect criticism to be sent his way as he is the face of the brand for us.
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Speaking as someone who has a lot of experience with how this board works the amount of negativity is severely overblown. If he truly utilized the ignore function he would probably not even miss any of the conversation.Yes, it is his job and he may get snarky at times, but when you have a bunch of grownups acting like they're on the playground at school making fun of the "new kid", it's almost impossible to not lower yourself to their level at times. If TG started ignoring everyone who insults him or gives him a hard time, he'd probably only be able to view 3 or 4 forum members' posts.
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The idea that TG should ignore anyone is ludicrous, if you ask me. For his work, he SHOULD know what fans are saying. All of them. Not just the ones that kiss his ass or are super-nice in their critiques.
Sure, plenty of people could take on a more respectful tone, or be more reasonable with their cute little demands and ultimatums. But it would be irresponsible of TG to just flat out ignore what anyone is saying about the lines under his control.
It's just good info to have. The more information he has, the better he can make the line. And if reading the boards hurts his feelings, he should toughen up. But I really don't think that's the case. Scott seems to pretty consistently give the impression of being in control and calm. In other words - he listens, he understands, and he doesn't let it get under his skin. That's perfect, and exactly how it should be.
On the other hand, I will offer this: Scott should be legally allowed to jawjack anyone he meets in person that posts online in an extremely rude, disrespectful manner. I hate the anonymous say-whatever-I-want-without-consequences Internet tough guy act.
((So again, I do not condone or approve of disrespect and aggressive attitudes toward Scott. He hasn't done much of anything to deserve that kind of vitriol.))
Also, tiny little dials sculpted onto the back of a figure AMONG other tiny details and greebles is a fun little nod. A GIANT -fake- dial sticking out of the back of a figure with no other detailing on the back of it whatsoever is absolutely asinine and mega-stupid. And if that was a 4H decision entirely, then Mattel needs to rein them in and say 'hey, that's stupid, knock it off.' Because it is stupid. As talented as the 4H are, they are not untouchable all-knowing, all-mighty toy gods.
I'm certainly not going to buy any toy with a giant fake dial sticking out of its back. It's unsightly. One of the reasons I'm glad the action features is gone is -because- that means no more giant ugly levers and dials and garbage sticking off the figures (not to mention nothing to interfere with great articulation and posing).