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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.57!

    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
    Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
    Check out their answers to your Round 57 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by Son of Keldor,
    and proofed against old Q&As by Uncle Montork.
    Thanks to them for their help!

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    1. zodak74:
    Is vac-metalized armor a possibility on Hurricane Hordak? Vintage Entrapta and Mekaneck's goggles featured this, and it would be great to have them appear in MOTUC with vac-metalized parts instead of a dull matte paint job as seen on Hurricane Hordak at Wonder Con.


    Yes, as announced at WonderCon, Facebook, several times on our Mattycollector.com fan forums and in the April 15th Ask Matty session on several sites, he will indeed have vac-metallized armor.

    2. TheFallen:
    While I really enjoyed his inclusion in the line, Mo-Larr was met with mixed reactions. Has this experience with Mo-Larr soured you on releasing any further "celebrity" MOTUC figures in the future and are there any characters that would fall into this category?


    Mo-Larr actually sold just as well as any other figure despite fans on both sides of the aisle with strong opinions. We did have leftover stock due to Cartoon Network backing out of their order at the last minute. But the quota we sold through on Mattycollector.com was the same as any other figure. So it is clear there is a market for this type of figure. You never know what the future will bring.

    3. guy-dude:
    We learned about the Faceless One on May 6, 2009 two years before he was slated to be released. Could we now find out what April 2013's figure is slated to be? It was fun to have that countdown marker.


    We teased a 2011 figure back in 2009 to show fans how far we had the line planned down. At this point most fans know this so we won’t be “teasing” and more future figures. Especially since plans do often change and we don’t want to wind up with pie on our face (even Faceless one wound up changing from his original slot of May 2011 to June 2011 due to logistical issues!)

    4. mick4metal:
    You have said mini-comic characters are an option for figures. What do you think about the warrior in yellow who is participating in a tug of war against He-man in the mini-comic Skeletor's Dragon as a figure, or other characters like a male non-Sorceress mini-comic Zoar?...a possible Oo-lar pet.


    While we certainly could do this figure, we think it would take a lot of fan support to get him into the line. What say you He-Fans?

    5. Zargon:
    My understanding is that the Club Eternia and convention exclusives will not be re-issued. But I see that both versions of Orko say "Gone for Good". Will the regular release of Orko w/ Prince Adam be available again or even re-issued separately?


    Yes, we will eventually reissue the non SDCC version of Orko and Prince Adam.

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    Aren't they ending up with pie in their face for NOT teasing another figure, though?

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    YAY! No one asked about Dials!!!!!

    BOO! They dont rule out another Dentist style abomination!!

    dang!
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    I'm really surprised they're going to re-issue Orko and Adam!! Well, I guess they are main characters and all but I thought sub exclusives and SDCC items weren't going to be re-issued.

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    Little passive-aggressive on that first answer (in keeping with how they seemed to have answered many other sites this month as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    Little passive-aggressive on that first answer (in keeping with how they seemed to have answered many other sites this month as well).
    I agree... RUDE! LOL... when that question was posted, it was well before they answered the same one on all of the other sites' Q & A's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HordeFan View Post
    I'm really surprised they're going to re-issue Orko and Adam!! Well, I guess they are main characters and all but I thought sub exclusives and SDCC items weren't going to be re-issued.
    The SDCC color change version, and the SDCC tatoo He-ro will never see the light of day again. But the Matty versions are still possible and always have been.


    Actually I think the Sub exclusives are the only things they've ever said will never be released again.

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    2. TheFallen:
    While I really enjoyed his inclusion in the line, Mo-Larr was met with mixed reactions. Has this experience with Mo-Larr soured you on releasing any further "celebrity" MOTUC figures in the future and are there any characters that would fall into this category?

    Mo-Larr actually sold just as well as any other figure despite fans on both sides of the aisle with strong opinions. We did have leftover stock due to Cartoon Network backing out of their order at the last minute. But the quota we sold through on Mattycollector.com was the same as any other figure. So it is clear there is a market for this type of figure. You never know what the future will bring.
    While it's VERY clear and obvious to any fan following MOTUC sales that Mo-Larr DIDN'T sell very well (and definitely slowlier than the regular figures), Mattel insists on the contrary !

    So, it seems we can expect more NON-MOTU characters appearing and taking skus, tooling and slots of requested figures ! Mo-Larr was an exception and was funded by a partner, but if Cartoon Network backed out of their order, I guess Mattel might take other measures for the next joke/non-MOTU figures...

    I'm definitely against such non-MOTU figures : they delay the release of genuine MOTU ( & POP & NA) figures, and delay even further the release of popular figures.

    I for one won't buy non-MOTU characters, and certainly not joke characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    I wonder what really happened with Cartoon Network, we know it was supposed to come with a DVD but then they backed out leaving Mattel holding the extra stock.
    I want to know this as well. Not very nice of Cartoon Network.

    Other than that...kind of boring this round. They should have teased another figure! Even if if falls out by a few months or whatever, it's fun to have on your "figure ticker." We ALL had fun with the Faceless One countdown. *shrugs*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    Aren't they ending up with pie in their face for NOT teasing another figure, though?
    I wouldn't if I were them. If they tease a figure and, for some reason, it doesn't come out the month or year they "promised", there will be WWIII on the forums again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFallen View Post
    I am glad they would still think about it regardless off all you fans who hated the idea. I guess you're not 'true fans' like the rest of us
    I'm right with you. I'm not even a big Robot Chicken fan(I don't hate it, but I don't watch it either), but I really liked Mo-Larr. As long as the "joke" fits into MOTU and doesn't involve bathroom humor(I don't want a "Kitty Litter Cringer" for instance), I think it keeps the fun in this line strong. I know some people want He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe to be about the "hardcore" bloody battles of a blonde Conan, but I am definitely not one of those people. I say bring on Stinkor, Rio Blast, Ninjor, and the Comet Warriors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    I wouldn't if I were them. If they tease a figure and, for some reason, it doesn't come out the month or year they "promised", there will be WWIII on the forums again.
    Really?
    I don't remember people being very upset that the Faceless One got bumped a month.
    Most of the replies I remember were sympathetic and to the effect of "better to bump it a month than rush it".

    I don't see the harm. But it's their call... if they really don't want to do it, ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitargod694 View Post
    Really?
    I don't remember people being very upset that the Faceless One got bumped a month.
    Who can remember at this point? While there are some legitimate reasons to be unhappy with Mattel, I've also seen people flip out over things that I would never have dreamed anyone would get mad about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    Who can remember at this point? While there are some legitimate reasons to be unhappy with Mattel, I've also seen people flip out over things that I would never have dreamed anyone would get mad about.
    True... there are things that some people care about that I don't understand.
    But I read literally every post in this forum, and I don't recall anyone reacting to the news with anything that seemed over the top.

    But then, I read literally every post in this forum, so perhaps that is clouding my memory.
    I feel like I have a pretty good handle on what things people, in general, did and did not get riled up about.
    But maybe I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    (I don't want a "Kitty Litter Cringer" for instance)
    I wonder if that will be the hand out this year at SDCC like the Moss Man deodorant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    3. guy-dude:
    We learned about the Faceless One on May 6, 2009 two years before he was slated to be released. Could we now find out what April 2013's figure is slated to be? It was fun to have that countdown marker.


    We teased a 2011 figure back in 2009 to show fans how far we had the line planned down. At this point most fans know this so we won’t be “teasing” and more future figures. Especially since plans do often change and we don’t want to wind up with pie on our face (even Faceless one wound up changing from his original slot of May 2011 to June 2011 due to logistical issues!)
    I don't like this answer. Toyguru, despite The Faceless One not keeping the May slot, the fact that he was leaked two years early HELPED illustrate that the line was planned well in advance. I think TG underestimates the effect of knowing how far the line is being planned has on fans who think every little slip-up like King Hssss' shoulders or wasted tooling dollars means the beginning of the end of the line.

    The revealed character doesn't even has to be a major character. It should be someone non-vintage and obscure. This would be wonderful for POP or NA fans who usually feel snubbed. Really, is revealing that Butthead or Perfuma is planned for August 2013 going to upset anything?

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    I wonder what really happened with Cartoon Network, we know it was supposed to come with a DVD but then they backed out leaving Mattel holding the extra stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    I don't like this answer. Toyguru, despite The Faceless One not keeping the May slot, the fact that he was leaked two years early HELPED illustrate that the line was planned well in advance. I think TG underestimates the effect of knowing how far the line is being planned has on fans who think every little slip-up like King Hssss' shoulders or wasted tooling dollars means the beginning of the end of the line.

    The revealed character doesn't even has to be a major character. It should be someone non-vintage and obscure. This would be wonderful for POP or NA fans who usually feel snubbed. Really, is revealing that Butthead or Perfuma is planned for August 2013 going to upset anything?
    It's a terrific point you've made. If I knew Sagitar or the Wizardess were being planned into the line in two years, it would be HUGE and a nice thing to keep in mind as the months roll by!

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    2. TheFallen:
    While I really enjoyed his inclusion in the line, Mo-Larr was met with mixed reactions. Has this experience with Mo-Larr soured you on releasing any further "celebrity" MOTUC figures in the future and are there any characters that would fall into this category?


    Mo-Larr actually sold just as well as any other figure despite fans on both sides of the aisle with strong opinions. We did have leftover stock due to Cartoon Network backing out of their order at the last minute. But the quota we sold through on Mattycollector.com was the same as any other figure. So it is clear there is a market for this type of figure. You never know what the future will bring.
    YAH! Hope for JOSH is still alive! That is, if they made him a comedic character...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    TheFallen:
    While I really enjoyed his inclusion in the line, Mo-Larr was met with mixed reactions. Has this experience with Mo-Larr soured you on releasing any further "celebrity" MOTUC figures in the future and are there any characters that would fall into this category?[/I]

    Mo-Larr actually sold just as well as any other figure despite fans on both sides of the aisle with strong opinions. We did have leftover stock due to Cartoon Network backing out of their order at the last minute. But the quota we sold through on Mattycollector.com was the same as any other figure. So it is clear there is a market for this type of figure. You never know what the future will bring.
    I didn't ask about how well he sold, I just wanted to know if they would sell another celebrity figure.

    I am glad they would still think about it regardless off all you fans who hated the idea. I guess you're not 'true fans' like the rest of us

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