Classics was an all new interpretation of the vintage line, much as 200X was an interpretation of the vintage line. Both lines took the original vintage toys and reimagined them in a new style. For 200X, this style included elements such as some characters being larger (i.e. Beast Man, Whiplash and Grayskull), as well as what I had been calling “hyper anime detail” (you know those elongated spikes and extra details McFarland had been known for). The idea behind Classics was an all new style and all new interpretation of the vintage line. We would do characters or weapons (i.e. Hordak’s staff) that were first introduced in the 200X line, but all would be in the Classics style.
While the news that the 200X style was “retired” did not go over well with all our fans, it seems that most have now gotten aboard this train. We had a few early slips with Marzo’s hair and Whiplash’s second head, but otherwise we have stuck to this direction very well. Sure, it won’t please everyone and as a fan myself I totally get it, but as a marketing manager, I 100% understand management’s desire to retire the old 200X interpretation and start up an all new interpretation/style, if for no other reason than to sell more toys (again, are you really shocked that this is what it is all about?)