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    Quote Originally Posted by Mern-Ra View Post
    I don't know the full story, but I think it was just DC that got upset that their bird got shared with another brand...if anyone knows more, please post it ora link!
    It's exactly this. DC FREAKED OUT when they found out Beast Boy/Wonder Twins bird was shared with MOTUC. Mattel said it would never happen again.

    MOTUC and Max Steel are 100% both Mattel lines, so...cheap parts sharing = win for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    MOTUC and Max Steel are 100% both Mattel lines, so...cheap parts sharing = win for them.
    It's fairly obvious if you look at pictures of both - and TG confirmed - but there's no actual *part* sharing between the two. Same root sculpt, but different (less articulated/sabre-toothed) tooling.

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    That's pretty cool, I wish they sold them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    It's exactly this. DC FREAKED OUT when they found out Beast Boy/Wonder Twins bird was shared with MOTUC. Mattel said it would never happen again.

    MOTUC and Max Steel are 100% both Mattel lines, so...cheap parts sharing = win for them.
    Yeah, the issue was sharing parts for Mattel owned lines with licensed lines.
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    Wow! I really wish this was something that was in the US. I WANT that set with the tiger! That is just too cool! I love this sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    It's exactly this. DC FREAKED OUT when they found out Beast Boy/Wonder Twins bird was shared with MOTUC. Mattel said it would never happen again.

    MOTUC and Max Steel are 100% both Mattel lines, so...cheap parts sharing = win for them.
    Interesting. I thought it wasnthe other way around and that the bird was sculpted for motuc and then used in DCUC
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kahn View Post
    Interesting. I thought it wasnthe other way around and that the bird was sculpted for motuc and then used in DCUC
    That's my thought as well. The design of that bird is clearly Zoar/Screech. It just showed up in DCUC first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    That's my thought as well. The design of that bird is clearly Zoar/Screech. It just showed up in DCUC first.
    Which was first doesn't really matter to DC, though.
    They don't want their licensed toys sharing tooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitargod694 View Post
    Which was first doesn't really matter to DC, though.
    They don't want their licensed toys sharing tooling.
    Really? Wow, I didn't realize that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    Really? Wow, I didn't realize that!
    Well I don't speak for DC, obviously, but yes that was the impression I got at the time.
    And I guess it makes some sense from their perspective.
    Keeping their characters unique in the action figure market and making sure that their business partners aren't just taking their own stuff and slapping a DC name/logo on it.

    Not that this is what was happening, but I could see that being their concern.
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    I wonder if these will find their way onto ebay...
    That Cat looks cool, I wonder if the fangs are detachable from the mouth. Having less articulation in the legs could be good for sturdiness... maybe some customizability value there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    Really? Wow, I didn't realize that!
    Essentially what guitargod said, but I know that Art Asylum mentioned that the DC and Marvel Mini-Mates couldn't share parts outside of the base body. They weren't allowed to, say, use the same wings for Hawkman and Angel or even the same capes or hair pieces between the lines. Have a feeling it may go back to Kenner re-using the Super Powers sculpts (if not the same molds) for the Robin Hood: Prince of Theives line. I'm just hoping that they can get the rules bent enough to allow Swift Wind to be used for Winged Victory in the DC sub next year... with a Camelot make-over it should look different enough...

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    winged victory? awesome!

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    So, are we getting the Paw thingies or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by captainamerica View Post
    Same in the US I believe. Yay, another cool yet obscure toy from South America


    There's also a set with a bear:
    http://www.culturamix.com/wp-content...ax-steel-6.jpg

    and a giant scorpion:
    http://laflorida.olx.cl/max-steel-vs...-68122405#pics

    and a Rhino:
    http://mexico.lapapa.com.mx/cva/2482...tel_Nuevo.html

    C'mon Mattel! Make these beasts available in the USA! My MOTUC need some pets!


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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom1592 View Post
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    Didn't TG say before.... that there would be NO mixing of products between lines?

    Y'know... besides the falcons that were already used... I'm sure there had been questions about using some molds from DCUC and Ghostbusters but they were shot down HARD....
    Maxx and MOTU are both owned by Mattel; I think the big problem is with mixing molds from and to the licensed properties, like DC Universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinitess View Post
    I totally want these animals... Vikor requires Battle Bear!
    Found your "Battle Bear" on Mercado Libre (Latin American E-bay) He's like $400 USD. Thats a heavy price to pay for a furry friend for Vikor.
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    here´s taht tiger on Mercadolibre, prices are in Mexican Pesos 550 pesos are like 41 USD, so I guess it is better to buy the original Battlecat... and the max steel one doesn´t have all the articulation as the MOTUC one does http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/...-sable-flr-_JM

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    So, when Mattel reuses parts made for MOTUC with another line (as is the case here), is that looked upon as a benefit for MOTUC at all in Mattel's eyes, since they are getting more out of the tooling?

    If so, it would be nice if perhaps they could make some items with potential use for other lines in mind from the get-go. It might be a way to justify more vehicles.
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    $400 for that bear is tempting. Just kidding. I do want that bear though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    $400 for that bear is tempting. Just kidding. I do want that bear though.
    Matty should use that bear buck for Red Beast. I mean, turnabout is fairplay.
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    It's Argentine dollars-- the exchange rate means you're not paying 400$ usd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melmoth666 View Post
    Matty should use that bear buck for Red Beast. I mean, turnabout is fairplay.
    That would be a good idea, but I still want the bear too. A plain, motuc-esque Bear would be really cool.

    EDIT

    I just looked up more Max Steel stuff from Argentina, a lot of this is really cool looking and would compliment MOTUC very nicely, IMO.

    Like this cool rock guy

    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/...anica-zeta-_JM
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/...bunny-toys-_JM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinitess View Post
    It's Argentine dollars-- the exchange rate means you're not paying 400$ usd.
    You are right, its 80 USD. Sorry, I can't really understand spanish, and I thought I read in the help section that "prices were in dollars" but I wouldn't even know what I was reading apparently.
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    Those are so cool, I want them all. My son used to love Max Steel when they were in stores here...too bad they aren't anymore...

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