"A liberty too far...?" is not a statement about disliking the figure, but rather directly attacks TG's involvement in the figure, just like the first two of 3 paragraphs.
As others have pointed out, if TG had come up with something that was as "incredible" as Draego-Man, nobody would care so much that TG created the character. So, to those who say that this is a thread about disliking (or liking, for those of us who do like the figure) the character/figure is totally inaccurate, and only what it morphed into, not what the OP started as.
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To anyone who is defending Scott's right to have a figure (no matter HOW bad it is) or is suggesting that vocalising our dislike of the figure is somehow an attack on Scott, how would you feel if this was the winner of this year's create-a-character contest?
Everyone disparaging Mattel for producing this, saying their job is to make product people will actually buy are assuming this is just about ego.
Oh, and don't forget, you are not "we", not the entirety of MOTUC fans... A lot of us do like the figure and will be buying him (and not just because he's part of the 30th anniversary sub) so a statement like leaving a spot for a figure we actually want to buy is totally unfair to the opinions of fellow fans. I'm not going to begrudge anyone who decides not to buy the figure because they don't like it; don't devalue those of us who do like it by speaking as if we don't exist.
How is it the 30th Anniversery line seems to have nothing to do with the 30th Anniversary?
I'm not attacking ToyGuru/Scott, but this figure is completely uncreative. I'd say it has no place in MOTU, but then again, I don't think Rio Blast or a few other entries belong in MOTU either, so that's a fairly biased statement. Draego Man is not a completely original idea either, there have been dragon people in other fiction, but at least this version is original to itself, where in it doesn't feel like it's a Alternate Company Equivalent or an Expy. Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if his bio was an anti-hero with a mouth with a past that has the death of a loved one that he could've prevented but didn't because he didn't know about the responsibility that came with his power.
Bottom line, Spector feels like a badly cliched '90's anti-hero while Draego Man feels like a forgotten MOTU character.
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Aside from your analogy, alot of your points are on base, the problem I am having with alot of this negativity is that the figure ISN'T bad, it really isn't, the basic layout works for a TON of superheros that are extremely popular, many are saying spiderman and deadpool. If the figure SUCKED there is no question in my mind that those characters wouldn't be as iconic as they are. No, my problem with this figure is that it is bland and generic. In a line with barbarians, crab people, skeletons, slugs, cat people, wizards, pirates, snake people, yea, ok, this type of character COULD fit, but all of those other characters i mentioned had something that made them stand out. Mighty Spector doesn't have that stand out feature (and spider-man and deadpool also have a stand out feature in their personas and powers) I just don't think "time travel" cuts it as a stand out feature, I'd really expect Spector to have some stand out accessories, and his gun in the photos JUST isn't cutting it. I know toyguru said he'll also have a knife, but I just don't think for a time traveler a knife is a stand out item. I mean heck, give em some kind of cool pocket watch on a chain, with some sweet glow effect or something, incorporate time into the theme
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This is crap. Absolute garbage. I will not buy it.
Keep collecting these folks, because they will get rarer as more superfans like, me who have every figure from the vintage 200X, and MOTUC (so far), will stop buying them.
Mattell thinks that during this economy, we are just going to shell out our cash for brainless concepts just because they call them "MOTU", and this is an obvious "they'll buy whatever we make up" concept slapped right in our faces.
I for one, am absolutely disgusted by this figure and am starting to look at Mattell the same way i did whiile the 200X series was being destroyed by their genious.
Ooooph, this figure is a tough one. I'll try to put it as civil as possible. Don't want to bash on Toyguru, so I'll try to give my constructive criticism.
The purpose of the character is to be a timetraveller, but the design doesn't really do anything with that purpose besides to give him a cosmic key, that one of the 4H designers added on later in the design stage. To me that is not very creative. Besides that we have Gwildor, who invented the Cosmic Key and PD He-man who also uses this device. Now there is a third, completely new designed character that doesn't really do anything with the source material of being a time traveller.
This character seems to me a little too easy. Especially when there are fan created characters such as Fungor who uses his spore-powers to create a small army and Caught-N-Mouth who's able to devour entire characters with his snake like ability to stretch his mouth. Those characters are first original and second creative.
Then there are characters who are not very original but have a very visually striking design, like Draego Man. He's a flying dragon man with a tail. Nothing exceptionally original but very beautifully designed with a striking color pallet.
Spector doesn't fall in any of these categories which is a pity. The fact that he's a character created by Toyguru for the create-a-contest of the 80's doesn't matter to me. If it was a figure that blew everyone away, no one would care. So I don't have any hate for this figure but it won't be my personal favorite.
EDIT: I love Stinkor, Slush Head and the Griffon all very much. Very happy with them.
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These 30th Anniversary figures are celebrating that "avatar of the imagination" mentality. They have everything to do with the 30th Anniversary.
At least, that's my feelings on it.
Ummm...i like it...we need charcters like that...simple fighters....im gettn one
OK, the last one!
No offence to you, but if a handful of fans liking this figure is equal to a "lot" of people, what would you call the number of people not happy with it? You can't deny the overwhelming sigh of disappointment over this figure.
Curiously, you've expressed a dislike of my analogy - does that make you my hater?
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The Mighty Spector in no way feels like he fits into MOTU. This is no offense to the idea or the design, but it's like having a DC Create A Character contest and putting Tri-Klops in there. Tri-Klops just doesn't fit as a superhero or supervillain. The Mighty Spector is out of place. I worry about the Create-A-Character contest now and the Geoff Johns figure, because we might be getting some bizarre new universe of MOTU superheroes. It's taken me 20 years to finally accept New Adventures.
I hope I'm not sounding ungrateful because I think ToyGuru has done a great job with keeping this line alive, being friendly, and putting up with us, but if he wanted a figure for his own design, I'm sure the Four Horsemen could have made one on the side for him as a "thank you" and kept it at that.
I'm still sticking with my 30th anniversary sub, and glad they created it, but I plan to customize The Mighty Spector. I never thought there would be a toy I disliked more than Toothless Skeletor.
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IMHO Mighty Spector looks at least, or better than, Buzz-Off or Ninjor. If MS was a character we grew up with and TG designed Buzz-Off we would all be crying about his stupid bee concept.
To be fair, ToyGuru did say that his design entry was that of a superhero back in the day.
For whatever reason....I expected it to be a guy in tights with a cape....
Also, I've read Blackest Night; I know what Geoff Johns can do. I don't think he'd sketch a guy meant for the Green Lantern comics as a MOTU character.
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I think the straight purple is what bothers me most. He needs more colours. Like...if his undies were black and the center part the same colour it is, might help!
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All of a sudden we go from "has to feel vintage" to "anything goes"? I prefer vintage over all eras, but now, I don't feel like Mattel has a right to exclude the hyper anime, NA stylized stuff, etc.., even though this is just an experimental line (30th anniversary).
Regarding Geoff Johns, honestly, I don't know much of anything about him, other than he works at DC. I was a Marvel guy growing up, so I have a bit of a bias. I hope he understands MOTU enough to make something that fits.