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1. grenadaspice:
Why the choice of making Shadow Weaver the 2012 club exclusive when it was originally said that the club figure would never be an "important" figure in the MOTU universe, hence previous figs such as Wun-Dar and Preternia Disguise He-Man?


Scott (Toyguru) answered this live at the Mattypalooza panel. When we acquired the license for Filmation character we really wanted to not only get a Filmation character into the 2012 line, but we wanted to have one at SDCC. Because we did not want to knock off Sorceress, Fisto or Kobra K, the sub spot became the one that could be swapped. We talked this over in detail with management and the Horsemen and while we knew this would cause some feedback from the fans, we all agreed that the Filmation announcement was so important to fans that we wanted a powerful visual to go with it. Yes this is different from the approach we took with previous sub figures but that is what is great about the MOTUC line, while we have a road map, it is more of a river that can change direction as new characters become available. We are in no way locked into one thing or another outside of keeping all the figures in the same “classic” style look for a unified line.

2. zodak74:
It is quite exciting to see the multi-pack slot being used for something other than Army Builder sets. Now that we have Filmation figures coming up, would Mattel consider offering us Shokoti & Lord Masque as a two-pack subscription slot? Or perhaps something like Madame Razz, Broom & a Twigget or two as a multi-pack set? With so many Filmation characters, this would be a great way to get more out there in a shorter amount of time!


It certainly is possible. The army builder/beast slots are for doing creative executions above the 20.00 basic figure price point. A lot depends on tooling but we are exploring a lot of options.

3. Staff Of Ka:
Were Marlenas cartoon eyes a homage to the Filmation rights? And will we get a MOTUC painted version of her eyes at some point?


Not in the least. The eyes were a bit less on model then we would have liked compared to the Horsemen paintmaster. (better on the Queen head) But this was not done to make her look more animated. Also there is not a new release planned at this time. This is a good example of fans reading a bit too much into things and drawing their own conclusions.

4. Niki:
The Filmation designs were more simple and symetrical so they could be used for different scenes and maybe to mirror them for other scenes. Will the Four Horsemen break that up a bit and give the characters more details and personal touches?


Shadow Weaver is a perfect example. All of the characters from Filmation will be done in “Classics” style. We do not have the resources at this time to do a separate animated line which would require a lot more tooling.

From Toyguru:

“As a second example, let’s look at, oh, I don’t know, lets say “Icer”. If you look at his Filmation design it is similar to He-Man in terms of the belt and crotch piece having no circle details on it. Yet the MOTUC He-Man does have circle details. If we did Icer in MOTUC he would get translated from animated style into MOTUC style and get the same furry shorts/circle detail belt that He-Man has. Hope that helps!”


5. TheFallen:
I am a big fan of the bios but there are plenty of fans that feel strongly against them. Some fans offer suggestions or comments of certain changes to story lines all the time. Has fan input, comments and suggestions changed the bios in any way or is the story still the same story you started 3 years ago?


Creating a story line that 1: referenced as many previous (and often contradictory) stories as possible and 2: justified the greatest number of characters (hence toys) as possible was no easy task. In no way did we expect this to please everyone. While we have made slight “clarifications” to some upcoming bios on things that confused fans or were misinterpreted, we have no intention of changing the general direction of the story. That would make what was a difficult task even more trying! Think of the story as complete, it just hasn’t all been fully published yet. Fans comments are great, but we are not changing the story and bios based on them.

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