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    Dial-a-mug in MOTUC

    Dial-a-mug is one of my most anticipated Horde figures in Classics. He only appeared in a few episodes of She-Ra, but in every episode Dial-a-mug stole the show with his self-importance and ridiculousness.

    Adding Dial-a-mug to Classics is dependant on Filmation rights, but I think a figure of the Horde robot would have a lot of playability for collectors. I imagine the 4H could design his face using the snap-in feature that is used on the Battle Armor and the Palace Guard's armor.

    What do you all think? Would you like to see Dial-a-mug in Classics?

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    IIRC there is a vintage MOTU toy concept similar to dial-a-mug.
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    I've never liked Dial-a-mug. And if his classics version looked anything like the Filmation version, I'd pass.

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    I have no idea who he is? Can't remeber him in the show?

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    He was called Dylamug in the She-ra cartoon:


    Here's Mattel's sketch for a "Dial-a-Mug" figure:


    It's pretty much Marvel's Arnim Zola turned into a MotU character.
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    I want him. It would be cool if he came with different face panels so you could change his facial expressions.
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    [QUOTE=Sir Reilly;2745637]He was called Dylamug in the She-ra cartoon:
    http://www.frankshemanpage.net/shades04.JPG

    Here's Mattel's sketch for a "Dial-a-Mug" figure:
    http://www.planeteternia.de/grafiken...ericht2_10.jpg

    The text says (slight paraphasing to make the sentence make sense):

    "Lou Scheimer productions obviously took another concept. The never produced figure (left) was inspiracton for a Horde character, "Dylamug", who appeared in three episodes of She-Ra".

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    Sir Reilly,

    Thanks for the photos! I'd forgotten how different the Mattel sketch was from the Cartoon. Maybe if a Dial-a-mug figure got made, he could get a D-list variant down the road.

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    I would really like him. He did stand out as a "should have been" (and point of fact should a was).

    I'd like to see him in this line. I dont even know if I would like him too much but he would fill out the Horde.

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    I support Dylamug and don't ask me why, but I want Dylamug and a Tavern Diorama like in the episode Duel at Devlan
    I want all Horde Troopers, the barmaid and the bard.

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    I like Dylamug but he need 110% new tooling, so i don't know if he's gonna make it There are too many new tooling-characters to be done, and he don't reuse a single finger from the figures already done.

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    Bring on Dylamug!! I really wanted this character made into a figure back in the day and recently someone here on the .org made a custom vintage Dylamug out of a Roboto figure. I would definitely prefer the Filmation version over the concept art one for the vintage line. He can be created using an existing buck with his giant face as a separate piece like Slush Head that attaches onto the buck front and back. Give him
    Trap Jaw shoulders
    Icarius biceps and arms
    new hands and feet
    Roboto legs
    A different face plate and bonus accessory - cherry whipped pie

    I think he can be made into Classics without much new tooling. He can use the broader Leech buck with some alterations made to it. If we can get him in Classics I'd be more than thrilled!
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    No dylamug we dial a mob!!

    With the Filmation sub greenlit for this year, now is the chance to have Dylamug in Classics! He'll expand the Horde ranks very well and it'll be great to see him sculpted by the awesome 4H!

    A new way of creating him under budget if tooling is a huge issue:

    He can use the trapjaw buck and have the trapjaw mechanical arms with new hands. Maybe icarius waist and new robotic legs which can be used for Multi Bot as well. Similiar to Slush Head, he can have his giant head go over the entire torso like an armor piece would. Give him two removeable face plates (one smiling, one angry) and trap jaws gun in silver (for Roboto as well) and he'll be done. This is just an example on how he can be made without being 100% newly tooled which may detract Mattel from greenlighting him. The trademark gives us hope he will be made!
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    I'm all for Dylamug! The Trap Jaw robot arms are an excellent idea! New torso overlay/armor as well. He'd need new legs and waist, though. And new hands. But he's entirely possible! I've got my everything crossed!

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    He's not a character that can share parts with anyone else. Why would you want to compromise his design? He needs to look the way he did in the show or not be made at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal:3207416
    He's not a character that can share parts with anyone else. Why would you want to compromise his design? He needs to look the way he did in the show or not be made at all.
    His new parts would be his full legs, hands, new head mold armor piece and a new waist. Mattel had made a sketch of what his action figure would look like and in the tradition of Classics, they can blend in elements from other parts like Trap Jaw's mechanical arms which will not compromise his look but make him "fit" in with the line.
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    I'd be all for Dylamug, especially now that we have a dedicated Filmation sub!

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    I need this guy for many reasons.

    1- He's Horde
    2- He's a big robot
    3- He's a big robot in the Horde
    4- Unique tool to add depth to the display
    5- We need to see his bio to answer a very important question...If he's a robot, why does he go to taverns for beer & pie?

    I just always liked him. A cool looking, no remorse, thieving bully equals Horde employee of the month. If we could just get his sweet Horde jet cycle thing too.

    Count me in for 3!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawful Ofit View Post
    I need this guy for many reasons.

    1- He's Horde
    2- He's a big robot
    3- He's a big robot in the Horde
    4- Unique tool to add depth to the display
    5- We need to see his bio to answer a very important question...If he's a robot, why does he go to taverns for beer & pie?

    I just always liked him. A cool looking, no remorse, thieving bully equals Horde employee of the month. If we could just get his sweet Horde jet cycle thing too.

    Count me in for 3!

    5. - I've always wanted to know this as well!!
    That jet cycle would be all kinds of awesome!

    Looking at Ram Man in hand, it would be best if Dylamug was about his size, just for the depth and width of his head/face. He would make an impressive figure!!
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    I would totally buy a Dyalamug figure, though I can't bring myself to imagine that Mattel would invest in all of the unique tooling for this character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride:3227046
    Everybody goes to taverns for beer and pie so maybe he just wanted to fit in..... Maybe he took his beer and pie back to Hordak. hahaha.
    He also went there for the dancing shows! Lol It'd be cool if his figure came with Etherian pie, like Wun-dar did with the bread. I hope he gets made, soon!
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    BAM! Currently 5th place in MGM's Filmation Idol thread!

    Yes, there is a 3 way tie for 4th, but I'm taking this one as a win!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ol-2!!!/page21

    Chant it with me now... No Dylamug? We Dial A Mob! (again, Kudos to Count Judas who coined the phrase )
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    I've always like him even though he's a little strange looking. I hope he makes the line.

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    Dylamug is the perfect kind of character for classics. He would even be better as a BAF. I want one.

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    Just having some fun passed my midnight. He'd be great with the upcoming Horde Troopers. Mattel can make it happen!

    No Dylamug? We Dial-A-Mob!!

    NO DYLAMUG? WE DIAL A MOB!!

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