my vote was toy prototypes i just think the colors look better but i do like what we are getting
Designs From The POP Poster!!!
I Can't Decide!!!
What We're Getting From The 4H Is Perfect!!!
I'm Not Interested In Any Of Them!!!
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As big a fan as I am of Masters Of The Universe & Princess Of Power, I knew nothing about the Star Sisters before joining this site. I wasn't even particularly excited about them when the rumor was leaked that they'd be revealed at SDCC. After having seen them, they are now one of my favorite MOTUC items shown at the con.
They, like most characters in this franchise, had different designs that The Four Horsemen could have picked from. Since I'm pretty new to these characters and they are pretty obscure to a lot of you out there, I'm interested to see what version is most popular.
Which Star Sisters Do You Want For MOTUC?
Designs From The Princess Of Power Poster?
What We're Getting From The Four Horsemen?
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my vote was toy prototypes i just think the colors look better but i do like what we are getting
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See the thing is, and I'm glad to see the votes going the way of "Perfect" overwhelmingly so far, is that the MOTUC has continuously been exactly what at least I want as a fan, more or less.
I'm on the same page as the 4h obviously, or Mattel.
The star sisters are a perfect amalgam of the best parts of the star sisters, and really look more like the most common depictions of them as is.
What I think people should be more concerned with is their bio(s) becasuse really, this family is basically an unknown and each individual character hopefully gets a good explination as to what they are, or where they fit into the mythos.
As I've said before on other threads, these MOTUC are now my Star Sisters, they never made an impression on me before now. And it seems most of the illistrations back that up more or less.
And no, I'm not anti POP toys just because I want the Filmation character Style Guide ect ect. I really was overjoyed to get obvious Filmation POP so far. I really would like a Toy Catra at least. Heheh.
I voted for "What We're Getting From The 4H Is Perfect".
I prefer the poster's designs since they look a lot more colorful to me than the vintage toys, but I'm happy the 4H kept the "mohawk" on Glory Bird since it makes him/her stand out more from all of the various Zoar repaints.
I do wish the faces on them were a little closer to either the vintage toys or the poster's, but I realize I'll never be entirely happy with the way the 4H do female faces. Also, even though I am happy with MOTUC Tallstar, I'd be curious to see what she'd look like in a top closer to that which she wore on the POP cartoon.
I can already tell you that the "What We're Getting From The 4H Is Perfect" option is going to continue to be the leading vote.
I'm starting to wonder if it's even worth polling on the Star Sisters, because several folks have already stated that they only want one set of the gals in MOTUC, or aren't interested in them at all. (but maybe they would have been if the prototypes were shown first) So even if they did like the toy prototypes better, I feel like many of those folks will vote for the opposite so that Mattel doesn't put out alternate versions.
Honestly, I don't think this poll is going to accurately represent which look is truly more popular. Before these versions were revealed, hands-down the toy prototypes were the most desired/discussed on these boards. If the vast majority felt that the poster based-versions were better looking, they didn't come out in droves to make that known in any of the threads over the years.
If the toy prototype versions were revealed first, I truly believe those versions would be the top vote right now.
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Don't get me wrong. I'm not against anyone getting vintage toy based POP characters in the future. While they aren't my style of choice, they definitely have their place in MOTU/POP history. I've always thought second heads with rooted hair would make more sense for MOTUC than 2002 heads would. It fits with the whole "based on vintage designs" thing that seems to be this line's main driving force.
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As far as official content goes, the Star Sisters were drawn closer to the depictions in the catalog (especially Tallstar) on the card art for the exclusive DVD set. I think it's safe to say this is what most folks were expecting to see in MOTUC.
By no means am I trying to diminish the importance of the magazine, or saying that I don't appreciate the versions we're getting. I'm just stating how it went down over the years.
I don't doubt that there's some folks who genuinely prefer these after seeing the prototypes, however, in the process of posting about their satisfaction, some of those folks seem to be trying to undermine the importance of those catalog images.
Jewelstar - I would've liked for her to have been based on the prototype, all translucent ans stuff
Tallstar - Perfect as is based on the poster colors, the "star" of the pack if you will
Starla - eh, if she was based on the prototype I'd be able to have a better idea how they'll design Peekablue
Looking at the it juist occured to me, right this minute , that there were really no hybrid elements like with Bow, hmmm....
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Jewelstar: I'd prefer something closer to the prototype... (More crystal-like pieces)
Starla:As-is minus the crown
Tallstar:As-is but with Prototype colors.
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I'm a big supporter of POP in the line and hope to see more than 2 or 3 POP figures a year.
Still, I have no personal connection to these characters, so I'm satisfied with what we are getting. Either way, though, I would still be just as satisfied if they looked like the filmation versions or the toy prototypes. I guess it just doesn't matter to me. I'll get two sets no matter what.
I would be fine if these were delayed to re-do them if there is enough support for that as I am in no rush for these characters either.
I would not support varients of these characters taking up A-List quarterly slots. There are more than enough varients of the main characters (Sorceress, Evil-Lyn, Skeletor, He-Man, She-Ra, Catra, Hordak, etc.) and I just don't see these characters as important enough to the mythology to warrent varients.
I voted for the toy prototypes. They are more detailed and more intricate with their sculpts, especially Jewelstar. Tallstar also extends at the waist in the vintage toy and was to have silver, vac-metalized chest "armour." Like Hurricane Hordak has. The vintage Star Sisters also have more accessories and Jewelstar AND Starla have nothing to emulate their action features, like ALL MOTUC figures thus far have. Where's Jewelstar's jewel form (like the Rock Men's rock forms)? Where is Starla's "exploding star| back pack? It was either going to be light up, or full of liquid to move around the stars inside (think snowglobe).
I also fully believe those COLOURS translate better into MOTUC. They are darker, like all of MOTUC (minus Evil-Lyn and Sy-Klone) and the colours are more "average guy friendly." The poster colours are the girliest colours anyone ever could have chosen for MOTUC...especially Jewelstar! Her toy was translucent reddish pink with sparkles in it...and they made her cotton candy pink! Tallstar was a silver, deep purple and maroon...and they make her blue, orange and metallic light purple!
To get a TRULY accurate look at what people though BEFORE SDCC, just look at any of the Star Sister threads (there are quite a few). The vast majority wanted the toys (including people who ONLY love FIlmation and think the PoP toys are an abomination) because they thought the Filmation and magazine versions were hideous or VERY hard on the eyes because of their garish colour choices.
This, also, is a moot point (because Mattel has the rights to everything except the movie now), but Mattel ONLY had the rights to make the Star Sisters based on the prototypes! I have no idea how the heck we winded up with these versions at all! Mattel told us they did NOT have the rights to the magazines when people asked for a Strobo figure. They didn't have Filmation at the time either. So...that leaves the toys. Like I said, it doesn't matter now...but they didn't have the rights to the Star Sisters' likeness they used at the time. I know Mattel has since said "we can make any toy in any colour..." but these SCULPTS are 100% magazine accurate...so...no.
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I voted toy prototypes, but what the 4H have given us are perfectly fine. (gonna break out some paints though, hee hee)
Honestly, if we were given the choice just between the poster versions and the Filmation versions, the poster versions would win for me, hands down. I'd rank them:
Toy > Poster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Filmation
So, I'm happy with what we're getting. If we get revisions, that'd be unexpected and awesome, but for now, I'm pleased.
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In fact, the Star Sisters & The Sorceress(the inside of her wings are now orange & blue instead of the previously all orange) are the rare times where I agreed with the 4H on what they used as a basis for a sculpt or the various "upgrades" they added to the characters for MOTUC. While I think they do good work, I am often as hard on the 4H as some fans are on ToyGuru.
Why cant it just be that to see them as actual MOTUC toys, people were just overwhelmed with how good it looks?
I for one have seen plenty of cases where someone, or many someones were anti A character until they saw how cool they looked as MOTUC toys.
So the Actually revealed toys were (maybe) supprisingly awesome. I dont see what's so hard to believe.
I'd argue that any polls from before were just diehard fans, and evidently they were prototype fans.
But now that we have an actual very visible wide ranging release of these characters, people who maybe didnt care about them originally (myself included) or never really knew about the what appears to be most common look for them, have seen this is the perfect version.
I think to say that for some reason this poll is invalid is strange. I think people's opinions have obviously changed, and maybe people who didnt vote before, or did, decided to make their opinion heard. Clearly this is a satisfying set.
But hey, if it makes you feel better...cool. They look great, they look like "them" and other than Jewelstar maybe being entirely clear plastic (would have been cool) it's exactly what MOTUC Star Sisters should be.
But hey, it's just my opinion. But I'm glad it seems to be the prevailing opinion. Not that I'm against the toy proto style, just that I dont see the exicution of the Toys as being that deviated from them, taking into consideration how MOTUC would simplify the cloth and rooted hair accessories, ect. That plus the toy proto's are clearly the least definative version of these characters, so they made the right choice.
Much how many like the He-Man origin that predates Prince Adam, and they certainly have a good reason as he's pretty cool, clearly Prince Adam becomes He-Man is the definative version of He-Man, so that's what they went with. What's the suprise there?
Not interested in any of them personally...
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Even if it was just 'diehard' fans giving their input all these years (totally not true), what difference would that make? The main reason Mattel and the 4H favor style guide versions of POP characters, is because the vast majority of collectors on these boards prefer them to the vintage toys and make it known in various threads/through feedback. So how does it make sense to go against what the majority were asking for in this special case?
This poll definitely isn't going to be anywhere near accurate, so far as showing which is the preferred version. That's not me 'trying to make myself feel better'. There's just too much of a reason right now for a lot of the "I only want one version of the Star Sisters, so we can get other characters, so I don't have to spend another $60 etc." folks to vote against them.
Additionally, this poll isn't designed to determine what version the uninterested subscribers prefer, if they had to choose. But even if they were polled, the results would be skewed as many of those collectors would go for the existing version that was shown, to spare themselves from potentially having to get another $60 set.
Has anyone asked Mattel about doing a separate POP toyline that is closer to the original vintage toys? They could even do something similar to what they are doing with the DCUC sub(waiting to see how many subscribers they get before making it official). This isn't my subtle way of saying I want POP separate from MOTU since I've always preferred the 2 lines to be a part of one canon ala Filmation. I just feel that Mattel is never going to make any POP characters look exactly like the vintage toys due to all of the guys who say online how much they hate She-Ra & her friends. I honestly feel there might be a bigger market for them than there would be for a separate MOTU 2002 line.
I voted for "what we got is perfect"...
I think TG listened to us. I remember making a comment a long time ago (one I'm sure others have also said) that it would be really smart to do the Star Sisters sooner than later because they would really "catch up" POP in MOTUC. And they have!
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I voted for "What We're Getting From The 4H Is Perfect!!!"
Tallstar mentioned that there was a lot of talk about the prototypes for the last several years. The toy prototypes were the only images I ever saw other then the FILMation versions, until the SDCC panel reveled the MOTUC figures. I then saw the magazine artwork that they were based on after the reveal. Even though I didn't know of the magazine look I'm happy that is what they went with. I do like the translucent idea for Jewelstar, but on the head design on the toy prototype. I'd would have loved for the MOTUC Jewelstar to be translucent but I think after the problems with The Goddess Mattel was afraid to go there again. It would have also meant more tooling as the torso of JS is a dress covering like the other girls and it would have to be whole new solid torso to look right.
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