I would I like mohawks....
A mohawked guy with an axe beats an armed blue woman on a giant snow cat? Would you even be picking Geldor if you'd never heard of him? Base it on merit, not nostalgia.When it comes down to it, since toys in the MOTUC no longer have action features, we have to base it solely on previous story involvement and coolness. When faced with black guy, with a huge axe, crazy armor and a Mr. T hair cut vs. Blue snow queen with a white panther, with the power to blind people, MR.T haircut wins.
I would I like mohawks....
Mr. T pities the fool who compares him to Geldor!
Illumina & Hawke were my top 2 choices. Hawks has been around for ages now & I dig her as a companion to Stratos & I hope we get her eventually. Illumina has that thing about her where she "fits" into the MOTU universe. She'll be a welcome addition to my collection.
I want my other half.
I really think Mattel should make Geldor and Illumina if neither win the subscriber poll because they won their respective fan polls and it would show Mattel really cares, which would be quite special.
I do think Geldor looks really cool and is a bit of a badass, but I have to say, Illumina would kick his butt. She trained Man-At-Arms and Dekker and was trapped on the evil side of the planet for 16 years or so with Sleetah...and she can blind people with her powers. I mean...that's some pretty serious **** right there! Geldor got ate by a tree.
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No offence to his fans, but i've never understood why Geldor is so popular. He just seems like a generic throwaway villain to me. If i'd seen a toy of him on the shelf as a kid, I wouldn't have given him a second glance. What makes him a Master of the Universe, when he doesn't seem to have any unique abilities? His most evil act in The Secret Liquid of Life was creating an illusion of Torgul's daughter in pain, but that wasn't even his own doing. He had one of his minions conjure it up! That hench-wizard guy should have been calling the shots, since he seemed to possess way more magical power than Geldor!
Something I personally can't stand in a story is when a bad guy has to rely on others for their powers, but has none of his own. It's why I hate Negator. (Negator - "Nerbs, power me!" Ugh, find your own power ya loser! Without those Nerbs, you'd be nothing. )
For me Geldor has always stood out as a character because of the comic. There is also a certain air of mystery about him because we don't know that much about him. He is certainly badda$$ enough to have a powerful wizard in his employ that much is certain. Plus that cover! I mean he's charging into battle with He-Man, that's badda$$. Even though we know he stands no chance he's still gonna do it.
I also think his look is interesting and fits in with the MotU visual style. I can't wait to get a figure of him.
I also like Illumina though, for all the same reasons I like Geldor.
Also you dont like character that depend on others for power? Are you saying you dont like Mumm-Ra ... because if so I dont know if I can trust your opinions ....
I agree he has potential. Plus MOTU could use another black guy, and he has a bada$$ haircut.
I thought MOTU CLASSICS was about nostalgia ..... it's not? ....
And so okay, as a kid in the store, Illumina would be seperate from her cat I assume, because he-man and skeletor were, unless you got the 2 pack which was fairly rare. I see a blue teela, with maybe a sword and a staff. Beside her, is Geldor, a black dude, with a sword, a huge axe, dark red armor, white hair and a Mr. T hair cut ..... I think even at merit alone, Geldor wins.
I think illuminas story is awkward at best, she is unnessicary as a character, she doesnt stand out as anything more than a a poor excuse to add another female character. Her white cat though, I think is a cool idea. An ice character of some sort with a cat like that would be cool.
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Illumina won ?! Wow, now there's a surprise...
A success for fans of the character nonetheless.
Congrats to those who wanted her.
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A Want List of Sorts: Peekablue, Saurod, Veena, Calix, Evilseed, 200X Head Pack, Mara, Point Dread & The Talon Fighter... and all the other POP & NA characters.
Look at DCUC... theres nothing "classic" about the latest wave of Blackest Night figures.
You have drawn her with a classics look she was toned down to fit into the classics line, do you guys still want her?
I would love for emiliano to do this with Geldor. As amazing as his art is, this character still bores me.... I think it's the Mr. T haircut that wins it for me, you put a Mr. T haircut on Skeletor and call it ULTRA Skeletor, and I'd want it. lol
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My "official" MOTUC design for her is this one:
And yes, people are aware of that design and still want her
I may do it sometime, I still have plenty of other characters on my list before I get to him thoughI would love for emiliano to do this with Geldor. As amazing as his art is, this character still bores me.... I think it's the Mr. T haircut that wins it for me, you put a Mr. T haircut on Skeletor and call it ULTRA Skeletor, and I'd want it. lol
I do think Mumm-Ra is a great villain, but mostly on the strength of his voice actor. I always enjoyed seeing Lion-O defeat him, as I loathed him so much! The source of his abilities is a lot cooler than just employing a random wizard or some cute little creatures to power him up though, so I wouldn't compare him to Negator or Geldor. The Ancient Spirits of Evil were essentially godlike. And while Mumm-Ra had immense power, he also had many weaknesses.
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Yay Illumina! I'd always assumed she was Keldor's mother (She's not).
But I still want her, regardless of being a Teela repaint, Though it makes more sense to make her a Batte Ground Evil-Lyn repaint after they spent time tooling articulated bracers for her. I'd love to see her as an SDCC Two-pack with Sleetah. And yes, I like her because A) She looks cool. And B) I like kitties.
Mumm-Ra was selected by a higher power to be their vessel of evil, and even in his mummified form he's a dangerous calculating villain.
Take away the Nerbs & the hench-wizard from Negator & Geldor and these characters are, in my opinion, no longer a threat. While it is possible that Geldor did have (unseen) powers of his own, his followers may just have been hired hands, or perhaps some of them were being blackmailed into doing his bidding. Plus the fact that he got killed by a flipping tree () indicates that he wasn't really all that powerful.
I always saw Marzo's amulet as merely a way of enhancing his existing powers, similar to Evil-Lyn & Skeletor's staffs.
Hordak already has powers of his own, so he is not dependant on his minions to be a credible villain.
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Poor Yellow Warrior in Tug of War. I voted you quite high (and Josh in Last Place) but others clearly didn't.
Matty, Great Black Wizard figure please!
Gaping holes in my collection: Regular old Teela, Weapons pack 1, Power & Honour book 1, SDCC artbook (maybe)
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This argument seems like its stretching for a reason to put Geldor down. Why does he need a power to be a memorable villian? The Joker has absolutely 0 powers and has goons and henchmen willing to do his bidding and goes toe to toe with Batman as well as other super heroes without even a second thought because hes out of his mind insane. He is also perhaps one of the most well known super villians throughout the entire world, and one of the most interesting, again, not because he has powers, but because he is out of his mind crazy. The fact that Geldor is willing to run in to battle against He-Man without any powers makes him a threat because to me, hes a loose canon, unpredictable, and unafraid to die. That alone makes for a GREAT villain simply because you don't know how things will work out.
Further more, and I am glad for Illuminas supporters that she won this poll, but in what canon is her background story more interesting than Geldors?
I know people are saying she trained Dekker and Man-at-Arms, but idk if that's gonna translate over to the bio. Honestly, I can see them going with a bio that hardly even mentions her, and talks about the Gar Race.
Finally, art is purely subjective, I prefer Geldor over Illumina, which is how I voted, but even tho I am not an Illumina fan I put her up at around #5 or 6, as personally there were other figures on the list I wanted before her. Of course, I'd take Illumina over Josh or say, songster, ANY DAY of the week, of course, that too is subjective.
Finally, in mattels poll, I will kick Scott in the scrote if he puts Ram Man and/or Spikor on that list and that is purely because if they ARE on the list for their official poll, itll have been a kick to ours
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