Um - so what is being sold in Oct, Nov & Dec now?
I am all for a warrior Mara too!!! I didn't know she had that shield so it would be cool if she came with one. It would be neat if she came with an articulated ponytail. Hopefully better done than the Whiplash tail.
Looking at that above cell too, I think the 4HM may do nice job with Master Serbian as well!!
Oct - Icarius
November - Swift Wind, She-Ra 2.0, Snout Spout
December - Demo Man, BG Evil Lyn, Wind Raider
Lots of new questions are up!
The Blonde Teela Thread
The Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn Thread
Sagitar (Jetlag) • Horde Wraiths • Azdar • Belzar • Chazdar • Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn • 200X Teenage Prince Adam • 200X Teenage Teela • 200X Sorceress • General Rattlor (MYP) • 200X King Randor and Queen Marlena • 200X Battle Armor King Randor and Battle Armor Queen Marlena • Ice Armor He-Man • WMD Roboto
Ugh. So every incarnation is possible for MOTU characters that never had variants in the classic line, but for some reason vintage POP toy looks are off limits.We do plan to get to Filmation variants of characters (much as we can do 200X variants)in time but all will be in Classics style, not an animated style. Just to pick an example that works well, King Randor had very different looks in the vintage toy line, Filmation, and several outfits in 200X. So hypotetically we could do any of these looks but all would be in Classic style.
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There are lots of new questions. I can't believe that there might be more MOTUC reveals at NYCC! If this is the case, what is going to be shown at Toy Fair?
I just got done digesting the Slushhead and Stinkor reveals!
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Look, I hope we get some more vintage POP toy stylings, but I think we are grossly overestimating the demand for these. If people are complaining about the Star Sisters when they are cartoon accurate, just wait until Mattel starts releasing classic-toy style figures of other obscure characters. I think we have to admit, like it or not, that Mattel is going with the most iconic looks of all these figures. Classic MOTU sold billions of dollars and those figures were everywhere, so it makes sense, in large measure, to do classic toy-accurate looks of the classics line. She-Ra toys were much less popular, and then, at least, mostly with girls who, let's admit it, are not as represented among the adult collecting community as guys like us who were in elementary school in the 1980s. The iconic looks of those figures are driven more strongly by the She-Ra cartoon, which we all watched even though not all of us had the She-Ra toys.
Nevertheless, I´m afraid PoP toyline designs, while not totally off the table, might have a really really low priority with Mattel and if we get them at all remains to be seen in the future.
Let´s all agree to love MOTU enough to let others love MOTU, too!
I'm aiming this at both sides if the argument.
WHY do none of you EVER talk about what I repeatedly say: the POP figures should be a combination of styles/designs.
Look at Bow. HUGE success.
Huge seller too, by the way You don't see Mattel trying to pawn him off on All-Star Sale days, or at cons, etc.
I want Filmation Glimmer with more details. With her color scheme a bit less simple. With her long straight hair, but two heads: one with toy tiara and one with Filmation. She should have her toy staff. She should have her metallic shoulder armor.
The Filmation designs are WAY too simple and a combo design would work better in this line.
I strongly believe that by asking for toy details on a Filmation base, you will get what you want.
Then again, they released Bubble Power She-Ra. We are also getting Glory Bird, whose stand is straight-up vintage prototype style.
A Want List of Sorts: Saurod, Buzz-Saw Hordak, Dragstor, Perfuma, Dare, Point Dread & The Talon Fighter, Prahvus, Veena, King Chooblah, Flying Fists He-Man, Terror Claws Skeletor, Snake Mountain, Filmation Variants, Roton, and all the other POP & NA characters.
To be fair, we have no idea how many figures they produce per month. They could have under produced Bow or they produce an equal amount of every figure.
as long as there is no lace and no rooted hair and they do them like Bow, i want all the POP figures, I wasnt against or mad about the star sisters, b/c i know even if they were not what I would have picked, I know a bunch of people would be happy with them. But after seeing them in person at Power-Con, I am very happy they will be on my shelf next to bow (and snout spout )
I will say this, the pic of Catra going around of the pink and black custom of the old POP figure, looks very cool, though the red and black is where its at for me.
the ignore list is my new best friend
Plus, I'm not even putting too much stock into the idea of us even getting very many of these 200X or Filmation variants until we actually see some results in that regard.
So far we haven't really had a "200X variant" of a MOTU character that was already released in a vintage design. We haven't gotten a "200X He-Man" for example. All that we have really gotten are 200X-inspired extras and extra heads (with the only literal 200X head being Whiplash's... Mossman and the upcoming Stinkor are gray areas since they just have extra heads that are just unique sculpts rather than being a repaint of another figures head... and even Fisto really just has 2 vintage inspired heads, one of which is wearing the 200X headband). In that sense POP had gotten similar treatment with the alternate heads, etc, for vintage toy looks.
The closest thing that is coming out in terms of a 200X variant is the upcoming BG Evil-Lyn, and technically they didn't get that quite right since they didn't even give her a new dress designed after the 200X look. They just recolored the existing Evil-Lyn, and it's not like the purple clothes look with normal looking skin was exclusive to 200X or anything.
As for Filmation, I don't see there being too many cartoon variants of vintage toy characters coming out since for the most part the cartoon designs tend to be simplified versions of the designs that the toys already have. There are only a small handful of exceptions. King Randor being one due to his clothes (I would expect that such a variant would use the same head sculpt), maybe Clawful and Modulock, but since they aren't exactly A-listers, I don't know if they would bother with them. I could see maybe a blue Hordak coming out. There aren't too many others that I can think of.
So, really, as of right now, 200X and/or Filmation variants of vintage MOTU characters aren't exactly getting some kind of big special treatment that the vintage toy versions of the POP characters are missing out on.
Last edited by Dynamo of Eternia; October 12, 2011 at 02:58pm.
In the name of the Lloyd!
Who is Mara ?
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It's just their whole overall attitude that's really raising some red flags.
When some fans were disappointed about Evil-Lyn not getting her 2002 dress, Toyguru, Terry and the Four Horsemen responded very soon after the complaints started coming in and they tried to quell fans' fears. Same thing with Queen Marlena (white outfit).
They don't do that for the hardcore POP toy fans. Ever. There's always some bull to deal with.
I realize Evil-Lyn is a popular character, but it beggers belief that they would ignore the input on these boards for the Star Sisters, dismiss the original POP toys etc. after laughing at the notion of unfair treatment toward POP.
I'm just sick of them disrespecting the original POP toys and being above an apology to the fans of those versions. I just wish egos could be put aside for a moment. It's not like they haven't apologized to fans who are bigger fans of other eras.
I really like Judeh's idea of doing characters with rooted hair for POP's 30th- maybe they could go the whole whack and do a series of vintage toy versions in the MOTUC style as a celebration.
Most-wanted MOTUC: Granita - Hunga the Harpy - The Melog - Melaktha - Vultak - Dylamug - Crita - Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina - the Twiggets King Ahgo
Why would someone care who the orb holder is released with?
Do you know how many are supporting it? 54 people total out of the thousands who are on the mattel facebook page every day.
I think it's fair to say that lots of people in many forums feel the fanboys of He-Man.org are behind the POP characters like the star sisters that has upset lots of MOTUC collectors who don't want the line clogged with POP females and so now you're getting backlash on Illumina. Many feel the low 2012 sub sales were due to the Star sisters being forced on everyone who got the sub and at $60.00 to boot because many of you He-Man.org POP fans demanded them. I personally don't care one way or the other about Illumina, if they make her fine if not I can live without her.