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    WTFWTK 2.66 - Ask your questions here!

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    The figures that can be produced are figures that were in the original MOTU, POP and NA lines, as well as in the mini-comics for these lines.
    Characters that appeared in the 2002 MYP cartoon are also fair game.
    Filmation characters are off limits!
    Who will be produced will remain to be seen.

    We will pick up to 5 questions we feel might get answers at that time. Please do not take offense to your question not being asked.
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    This past round of questions were selected by Shokoti's Slave.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!!!

    The questions that were asked in the previous Q&A & will be answered in a couple weeks as follows (please do not repeat them, or questions from previous Q&As):

    1. Shecky:
    During the last year or so when someone asked about a particular figure that wasn't confirmed, you would usually say that you couldn't comment on anything beyond a certain upcoming figure. Why then would you make the recent comments on Castle Grayskull when as recently as last month during the SDCC you mentioned that it wasn't in the cards anytime soon?

    2. Crusader:
    Is there a possibility that a small part of Granamyr's production run could be painted green instead of red? Perhaps at a slightly higher price point and using a pre-order system as recently suggested for Castle Grayskull.

    3. Shokoti's Slave:
    What is your process to decide which Filmation characters you'll be making and when?

    4. jdscissorhands:
    The Star Sisters 3-pack seem to have triggered some criticism (expensive item, obscure characters, etc) and many fans attributed the lower 2012 subs selling to its reveal at SDCC. Does it mean that further 2 or 3-packs are doomed or is there still hope for us fans to see more of those in the next few months? For example, a Comet Warrior 3-pack would rock.

    5. grenadaspice:
    You have mentioned that with the addition of Filmation characters added to the line, it will bump figures off the road map to where the line was originally headed with bios and the time frame of certain figure releases. With the tentative plan being 2-3 Filmation characters released per year, have you considered knocking off 2-3 of the quarterly A-list variants in favor of filling in the new Filmation characters instead so we get more per year?

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    Did you include the Meteorbs in the "MOTUC roadmap" ? In other words, will we have the chance to see them released at some point and in some form in MOTUC ?

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    about Keldor/Skeletor....

    I'm only looking for a simple "yes" or "no," here: Will Keldor's relation to Prince Adam ever be directly revealed in the bios? Specifically, will we ever learn whether Keldor and Randor share the same father (King Miro) or the same mother, to make them "half-brothers?"

    Thank you!

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    (I don't know how you can rewrite this question into having fewer words without it changing the body enough so that Matty can get away with not answering it correctly. If it is chosen, please keep the entire question written as is)


    You recently stated that all of the bios have been written (as of Stratus' release) so that any future releases wouldn't come off as "made up as they've come along."

    Does this mean that you have every figure and their accessory(ies) planed out as well with no wiggle room to add or change them? It's understood that you could change a figures actual release day, and maybe paint scheme, but if the bios are set and are dependent on one another to complete an overall story, does this mean that fans will no longer have the slight chance of getting a popular fan demanded accessory added to a character because it won't fit/would change the bio's storyline? I'm referring to how the 200X Power Sword was written into MAA's bio while the 200X dual blade (Skeletor/Keldor's) weapon is something you are being forced to release because of fan demand which will possibly have to change whomevers bio it will be included with.

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    New Adventures EVERYone

    It's been stated in the bios that She-Ra joins He-Man to the Tri-Solar System. Will there be a New Adventures She-Ra? And since Teela is the new Sorceress during this time, will She-Ra look more like Teela's appearance in the cartoon so we get the best of both worlds?

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    We are pumped that you finally got access to the Filmation library of MOTU characters! When you wrote the bios for the line a few years ago, did you write bios for Filmation characters as well just in case you were to receive them in the future? Or did you have to start writing Filmation bios once the deal was sealed?
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    FILMation is definitley a gamechanger for MOTUC. When planning your releases for these characters, will you take into consideration the fact that many of the fan demanded MOTU FILMation characters were one-off appearances, while several IMPORTANT members of the PoP cast were previously unavailable to you and, therefore, us?

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    Does the recent licensing deal made also give you access to the characters from the Star/Marvel and UK comics?
    Wanted: Episode 40 Comic.

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    Does the recent licensing deal made also give you access to the characters from the unpublished Golden/ Whitman comic (the one with the different origin of He-Man originally being a sheperd, and then turned into a super strong warrior with in a laboratory by a magician named "Moonspiner" etc)?

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    With you guys acquiring the Filmation license, fans finally get the chance of seeing the most requested army builders outside the Horde Troopers & the Eternian Guardsmen: Skeletor's Hovering Robots. Now, I know you can't discuss any unannounced figures past Thunder Punch He-Man, but I just wanted ask about the possibility of how many drones you would include in an army builder pack. I mean, let's assume the Hover Drones are in scale as the Orko figure. Now, I don't want to say that Orko is a $5 figure, but being that all MOTUC standard figures cost $20 and Orko cost $25 because he came with a $20 Prince Adam figure, I'm just putting 2 & 2 together. With that said, would it be possible to do a $40 army builder pack with 8 Hover Drones or would 6 drones be a more realistic number.
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    the future?

    (don't know if this has been asked)

    If New Adventures are off planet instead of the future then where does that leave a future setting for the Masters line?

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    when it comes down to making motuc Rattlor, Tung Lashor & Sssqueeze would you take consideration in adding removable 200x inspired vest armor & shin guards, along with extra modern inspired heads. this would be great for display options for fans. plus this would be good to use those extras for a future snake men warrior army builder.

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    Instead of a whole Castle Greyskull could we 'just' get a facade with a working jaw bridge? So basically a 'proper' refresh of what we've already got with the original King Greyskull figure that's box transformed into a front of the castle?

    Since the cost is such a great concern this could be a sweet spot for both parties and majority of fans would be super happy with that - we just want a proper diorama to display our figures in front of - and doing it this way would introduce a very decent price point both for you to design and produce it and us fans to buy it ;-)
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    Now I know it has been stated that no Filmation Varients will be made for the MOTUC line, But in Regards to certain Characters such as Filmation Tongue Lashor, Multibot,and Clawful, their designs are so radically different that they deserve a "Classicilized" version of these varients, much the same as Zodak and Zodac got. Is this a possibility as far as varirents further down the line?

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