I REALLY hope the mod's don't merge this because I feel this He-Man variant deserves his own support thread.
This is from today's Ask Matty:
Would Filmation colored MOTUC variants with realistic Filmation heads be out of the question? I'm not talking an animated look like JLU or Young Justice, but a repaint with new parts.
For example, making a He-Man repaint that has Buzz-Off dark skin and in the Filmation colors, but has a Filmation head, Filmation blue harness, blue scabbard on his back, a longer Filmation style sword and a repaint of the regular power sword to those Filmation colors.
We aren't going to do an animated head on a Classics style body. No sofa beds. To do an animated line we would need to do a full on new line and right now we are putting all of our resources into Classics.
We can of course do straight repaints, the concern is whether fans would except this as a quarterly variant. We are under the impression that including repaints in the sub is frowned upon. (this was the beauty of the TRU 2 packs, it was an awesome vehicle to do repaints!)
What say you?
I just don't get this! I LOVE Classics and I'm not saying they should slap a JLU version of He-Man's head on a Classics body, but they could totally do a hybrid with the Filmation hair and plain look on his face with all the detail and paint apps of Classics.
I'd even be happy if they put a Filmation style head on Thunder Punch He-Man. In fact, I think giving quarterly variants Filmation heads would be a GREAT way to spice them up! I'd buy at least 5 TP He-Man's if they did this whereas now I'll only get the one via my sub.
So, as ToyGuru said, what say you? Would just the head be OK with you like it would with me? Or would you want a FULLY Filmation He-Man with the blue armor that's missing the red squares on the shoulders and a sheath? That would of course be IDEAL, but at the moment I'll settle for the head.
OH, and OF COURSE we need a hand that allows him to hold his Sword aloft! This is JUST as important as anything else, and the fact that the FIRST Thundercats figure can do this when He-Man can't just ain't right!