Snake Alliance Evil-Lyn could work with her 3-4 new tools.
What is so unrealistic about a newly tooled dress with a waist twist on the same figure? They did it with She-Ra. Is that so impossible?She has 200x coloring, 200x extra head, she is the first time the vintage style has been used on a non-fluorescent marker yellow figure...
As a Filmation fan, I'm happy that she looks pretty much like the TV show. Yes, slightly different paint scheme (done to please 200x fans - not a lot of good that did). But she looks a hell of a lot more than Evil Lyn from the show than any figure that has come out, ever, in any line.
I think people need to adjust their expectations. How many times do they have to say they will not do straight remakes of 200x? A good portion of this figure has 200x influences, yet as a Filmation fan (like many) I am happy with her. But 200x fans are upset she didn't go "all the way". When they have said...they will not be going "all the way".
But I'm just wasting my breath, though, cause this has all been said. But it's like some 200x fans keep sticking their fingers in their ears and refusing to hear the truth - Classics is not about remaking 200x. 200x got a ton of 200x in this Evil-Lyn - but I keep hearing, "it's not enough". If as a Filmation fan I can think she is "enough" for me, and she has a 200x color scheme, it's tough to see the constant complaints acting like she's defective because she's not EXACTLY 200x.
Like a figure, or don't - but I think 200x fans complaints are based on unrealistic expectations. But if years of TG explaining this, probably not much good I can do.
We don't want a straight conversion to 200X Lyn. How many times must I tell you this? The figure is fine, except for the dress.
We asked and campaigned for one thing, which Mattel acknowledged and gave us something else. "Quite a few new tools?"
I thought they read the message boards?
This is exactly the misunderstanding that causes the strife between fans of the various eras, known as The Era Wars.
If you still don't understand it, maybe you shouldn't comment on it. I've explained it to you over and over, yet you don't want to hear it and you continue to belittle 200X who have legitimately asked for this figure since 2010.
EDIT: DUH! It was Mattel's Facebook message!
http://he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=213411FOUR HORSEMEN: When designing Battleground Evil Lyn, we used a combination of new parts (new head, cape) along with thought-out reuse parts (tunic, Catra hand) to capture the charm and nostalgia that reuse parts evoke uniquely with MOTU. While we are always trying to go the extra mile for fans, sometimes our efforts do not jive with what the fan base is looking for (She-Ra 1.0's mask attachment, Space Explorer Marlena in Green are good examples).
Fans have also asked why the new 2.0 female buck was not used for Evil Lyn. At the time this figure was being sculpted the 2.0 body was not developed yet. We knew that it was coming, but it didn't exist for us to work off of. With this in mind we felt that it would be better to go with this simpler version rather than sink a lot of tooling into a version that didn't have waist articulation, better hip function, etc. If we used up the tooling now, it may have killed the chance to do a version that 100% satisfies all of the fan requests. Now that the 2.0 body has been created and worked into the line, the door is open to do this version in the future.
Toyguru also said at NYCC that we could put 200X Evil-Lyn in the Fan Vote we just did here. So, she is not off the table at all. Battleground Evil-Lyn isn't 200X Evil-Lyn if we could put her in our Fan Vote!
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Last edited by Darkspecter; December 20, 2011 at 03:15pm.
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