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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.68!

    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 68 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by mjw41.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!

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    1. grenadaspice: It has been asked if Castle Grayskull could be sold in separate parts, sort of as a collect & build type of playset, thinking this would bring the cost down, but it has been stated that it wouldn't make sense logistically & If Castle Grayskull were to be made, it would be done properly. Now, my question is what is your stance be on a 3 Towers of Eternia playset. Could be sold as 3 separate mini-playsets, as they are technically 3 stand alone towers minus the connecting monorail system. And even though I would love to see the monorail system and think that parts of the track and a monorail vehicle could be packaged with each "tower mini-playset", that Eternia diorama/display at SDCC showed how awesome the towers can be without the track. What are your thoughts on the Ultimate Battleground and selling it this way?

    It is possible we could release the Towers individually as they are still solid structures. What we want to avoid is having to create a single playsets like CG that would need to break apart for the purpose of selling it. That would make an already difficult project that much harder. There are no plans at this point to do the Three Towers either as one set or as individual towers but anything could be possible. As long as we don't have to chop up each individual tower to sell them!

    2. bianchi5: We know that no figure past Hurricane Hordak and Leech will ever see a reissue, but does this apply to army builders too? If it doesn't, do you plan to refresh them with new heads and accessories?

    Any future army builders will not go into a second run. Previous army builders like the Royal Guards could potentially go into a second run as they were before Leech but there will not be any changes to them beyond a package burst.

    3. Count Marzo: When you guys start doing more Filmation figures, how will you decide what accessories they will come with? Will they be accessories from the episodes they appeared in or will the Four Horsemen do up some new things for them if they didn't really have accessories in the cartoon? I love Shadow Weaver's cartoon accessories!

    A little of everything. We often leave it to the Horsemen to take the lead with design choices like this.

    4. CaptainMendoc: The Filmation Modulok did not seem to have the same shape-changing abilities as the toy. His proportions were also more muscular than the toy, with arms and a torso that were more in line with the rest of the characters. If his toy counterpart is too costly to produce, could he be released in his Filmation version (four legs, two arms, torso with one head), possibly with his extra head as an accessory? His four-legged lower body could potentially be shared with a Mantenna sculpt.

    Both options are potentially possible. We just are not up to a Modulok yet so these conversations simply have not taken place with design and the Horsemen!

    5. shadowfall1976: Since Snake Man-At-Arms is coming in 2012, will the original Man-At-Arms get a re-issue too? If not, will SMAA get a alternate normal "Duncan" mustached head for those of us who missed out on the first release?

    SMAA will not get either of the regular heads form the first release. As for a second release of the first MAA, stay tuned!

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    WARNING: RANT AHEAD:

    I really HATE it when they say "We haven't gotten to __________ yet so these conversations simply have not taken place" because it is such a pile of crap! I'm fine with them not telling us what's been discussed, and I'd even rather have them use the "We can't comment past Horde Prime" line than to try to make us think that they don't EVER talk about a figure until it's locked into the schedule. Yeah, cuz that's the way a creative mind that is a fan of they property they're working on works--they ONLY focus on the one thing right in front of them, and don't ever let thoughts of future figures and characters enter their minds, ESPECIALLY on a line that is all about sharing parts!

    GRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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    i hope they don't do a one headed version of modulok. for me, it is essential that he can have two heads on at the same time like the toy version.

    i don't get this 'stay tuned' comment. over a year and a half ago there was a question about meteorbs and the bit at the end was 'stay tuned' and we've seen nothing.

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    I still don't understand why they stop the second run for this line.

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    Any future army builders will not go into a second run. Previous army builders like the Royal Guards could potentially go into a second run as they were before Leech but there will not be any changes to them beyond a package burst.

    Aaaand HERE comes the NEXT bad news for the line !

    No reissue of the army builders ? Wow. Another huge "WORLD CLASS" disservice for those who planned to buy multiple Horde Troopers, Snake Troopers etc.

    Given the weak amount of individual figures produced on this "economy line", I have no doubt it will be a real nightmare to get the next army builders... And I don't even want to speak about those who want MULTIPLE packs of the next army builders !

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    While its sad about the reissues I'm okay with it. It gives me the opportunity to continue to buy all the stuff that's coming out with this line rather than rebuking things I already have.
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    HAHAHAHA....

    No reissues of army builders? Mattel is continuing making fools out of us.

    With dollar machines like the Horde Trooper, they won't ever choose not to produce him again if there is a fan demand.

    They will do it and then they will say, things have changed.

    I think, the guy, who writes the answers, is being told that the questions come from 10 year old fans.

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    The news about the Three Towers is inspiring Though they didn't say it, I think it means that they haven't ruled out the likes of Point Dread or the Slime Pit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    HAHAHAHA....

    No reissues of army builders? Mattel is continuing making fools out of us.

    With dollar machines like the Horde Trooper, they won't ever choose not to produce him again if there is a fan demand.

    They will do it and then they will say, things have changed.

    I think, the guy, who writes the answers, is being told that the questions come from 10 year old fans.
    I believe TG originally stated a while back that we won't see any reissues of any figures in 2012 that came after Man-E-Faces, now this doesn't mean that any of these figures will never see a reissue I just recall TG saying it might be a few years. The only thing he was sure about was no reissues in 2012 past Man-E-Faces. So if we get a Horde Trooper Army builder two pack in 2012 i'm sure it will get a reissue in 2013 or 2014 since it would be stupid of Mattel not to reissue Horde Troopers.

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