Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these!
Check out their answers to your Round 66 questions!
This round of questions were selected by dorrmann.
Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. bskcase: Now that vehicles are on the table, would you guys include 200X and NA vehicles as well?
Certainly! But I have a feeling the team will be interested in the key vintage vehicles first.
2. Shecky: Now that it has been acknowledged that those who purchased Battleground Teela were overcharged on shipping fees, what are the plans to rectify this?
We are still reviewing this particular issue. Nothing has been announced or acknowledged but we are reviewing any issues on a customer by customer basis.
3. AdultCollector: Would Mattel consider cancelling a figure if all indications pointed to unexpectedly low sales of said figure? Related to this, is feedback from conventions or other events Mattel participates in used to gauge fan interest and to make decisions related to the direction of the MOTUC toy line?
Usually by the time fans see a figure we are well into production, so no, negative feedback would not likely cause us to make changes so far as to cancel a figure. Occasionally we can make slight deco changes (as we did with BA Skeletor's feet) but that is about the limit of change we can affect once a figure has been revealed!
4. slackrguy: Are any of the 30th Anniversary characters going to be in the 2012 mini-comics?
Yes, all of them (except for the new context winner) will be including the Fearless Photog. This is being done to both help cement these new characters in the MOTU world as well as provide shield art for the card back bios! They won't be the stars of the book, but we are making sure they each get at least a panel or two for card bio art.
5. General Hawk 7: Starla's face at SDCC was beautiful. We bought subscriptions. Now her face has been changed for the worse as shown at Power-Con (please see link). What will be done to remedy this problem?
From Toy Guru:
"I've explained this one a few times on the boards of He-Man.org and Mattycollector.com, but happy to repeat here.
The Star Sisters samples shown at Power Con were FAR from final. These were our first paint samples back from Hong Kong. Much like the Whiplash example we showed in our "how toys are made" panel at Power Con, when the first paint samples come back we make tons of comments to get them back on model to the Horsemen original. There was no change to her face or sculpt, you are just seeing a still in development toy that is being tweaked and worked on. In hindsight, perhaps we will only show final product or the Horsemen originals going forward at all conventions to avoid any quality control questions on in progress samples."