...Points for quoting MOTORHEAD!!! Maybe that's his theme-song??
Maybe they could make the awful spade symbol removable and create an alternate symbol so the handful of people who do purchase the horrible figure can swap it out.
After really looking at the figure, I wish it came with a second head. Lose the ski mask, and he wouldn't look so out of place (i.e. super hero-ish). Also, I personally don't like the spade motif on his chest. It makes an otherwise menacing character look cartoonish.
I do not think people do not like this figure because Toyguru designed it ... people do not like this figure because in their opinion it is does not have that MOTUC je ne sais quoi.
While it might be great that as a fan Toyguru gets to see something he drew as a child immortalised in plastic, as a brand manager he has a responsibility to preserve the brand; IMHO as one of six 30th anniversary figures this does not enhance the brand. Anyway, Photog is the embodiment of a child's dream finally come to "life" and the Four Horsemen get how to design for MOTUC...hence the positive reception of Draego Man.
In the end only Mattel will know how successful Spector is. In the mean time everyone is entitled to their opinion whether positive or negative; if you put your artwork out there you cannot expect anything else.
Look Spector is not my all-time favorite design for Classics, I just think it's getting a lot of hate because of where it came from and what people perceive it to be replacing. I like him more than any of the Star Sisters, more than Sy-Klone, and more than Startos. Did I want him more than Illumina, Ram-Man, Two-Bad, Prahvus, Tung Lashor, Lizzor, or countless other unmaid Masters? Well NO! But I also understand this is a line of 6 all new figures never seen in the mythos, so I already knew none of those were coming. And I also understand many won't like these new figures because they have no history, nostalgia, or just don't like it for any number of reasons. But I also feel people are being very biased because of a dislike for Scott (which makes little sense to me?) and I'm not saying everyone. Couple that with people not liking it because well they just don't like it and it has nothing to do with the designer, and this figure is receiving the most negativity ever.
I Like him, is he a favorite no, but anything He-Man is cool with me. Just GET RID OF DIGITAL RIVER!!!!!!!!!!
Currently Looking for:
Dragon Walker with tattoo he - man MIB.
Parts I need:
Zodak Calves, Feet and Loin Cloths.
Last edited by beastor; September 26, 2011 at 04:21pm.
Got Man-E-Faces, Give 'em Whiplash when I Battle-Cats
Having seen this figure at Power-Con on the weekend, I do think that the body and armor looks good. What I do not like is the lack of eyes. Paint on some black eyes, or white eyes like Batman, or glowing green eyes, and he would look way cooler. Hopefully it isn't too late to make that small change. Otherwise, I'm down with the figure.
Here is a quick mock-up to show what I am talking about:
Last edited by Captain Atkin; September 26, 2011 at 04:31pm.
comparing photog to spector just does not mak any sense to me....
photog is a promise that is finally being fulfilled by mattel...it embodies a right that was wronged....(wait a sec... reverse that)
spector on the other hand is PERCIEVED as a brand manager who has taken his power and has run to far with it....
to me that is either here nor there... if the 4H designed it ..i would still think that the design concept is poor...
1. the spade has no real appeal or sense of meaning with the character..
2. the color choice are just to contrasting
3. the oversized weapon holster and right wristguard make it almost cartoony when mixed with the detail on the cosmic key and boots and does not make for an appealing character flow (like puting a micky mouse hands on a jim lee design)
4. the 2 giant RED diamond shapes are not at all interesting and seem out of place even..an all purplr head would be more appealing or a unique design...
(heck even a large spade on the face would appear more interesting)...
there is alot of POTENTIAL ...
i throw down a challenge now to all the customizers out there.. i cannot wait to see what you guys are capable of doing with this figure....
Last edited by gatchagrey; September 26, 2011 at 04:36pm.
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I'm curious to see how he'd look in Deadpool's colours. Can someone please do a red & black mock-up?
Just for the record. All of you at home working on your Create-A-Character; you do realize that if you win, your prize will be
a) A dozen copies of your toy
b) three dozen threads on these forums of people hating on your figure.
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