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    Is Mosquitor REALLY that popular?! - MotUC Discussion/Speculation

    In his Popularity Poll, Mosquitor is streets ahead of everyone else and went for around 40 votes with no-one voting not to buy him... (The polls are multiple choice, so others can be voted for as well).

    I know Dan can't wait to get Mosquitor and I personally also can't wait to see him. But given the usual numbers for polls (and the later characters tending to fair not as well as the earlier characters), plus the fact that the Sorceress achieved around 85%, my question is this:

    Is Mosquitor really that popular with the MOTU community? Are people in such anticipation for this character?

    Has Dan's love for the character made him a cult favourite, because of his video reviews? Or contraversially, has this made the Org biased?! (one poster even said they wouldn't buy the character but would vote for him for Dan's sake!).

    Admittedly, he's not pitted against the most challenging contestants - Rokkon, Hoove, Hunga the Harpy and the Oracle - but what do you think?

    Here is the thread in question:

    http://www.he-man.org:81/forums/boar...d.php?t=198997

    Post your thoughts on Mosquitor here!
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    He's my second favorite Horde member behind Mantenna.

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    I think he's a great character.
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    It doesn't get much cooler than watching the blood ouze on his chest. I was disappointed with the Mosquitor statue but i belive the 4H will make the classics version beyond awesome!

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    I was hooked on MOTU from its earliest days here in Australia but there are several characters from the final years that I love, and they include:
    - Blast Attak
    - Mosquitor
    - Sorceress
    - Snake Face
    - Buzz-Saw Hordak
    - Horde Trooper

    These were such cool looking, visually dynamic characters with innovative action features that I was effectively instantly hooked as soon as I saw them.

    With the exception of the Sorceress, whom we knew from the cartoons, the attraction to the other characters was all based off their look and action feature, as most of them didn't have much in the way of personality or characterisation via media.

    So yeah, I'd believe Mosquitor to be that popular.
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    He is a really cool Evil Horde character and has that true horror theme to him.
    Running blood through his body? It can't get much more horrific like that!

    He's not my #1 favorite Evil Horde character, he's actually the 4th!
    In order this is how I like them (NOT counting Filmation):

    1) HORDAK (Ruthless leader of The Evil Horde)
    2) GRIZZLOR (Hairy henchman of The Evil Horde)
    3) CATRA (Jealous Beauty)
    4) MOSQUITOR (Evil energy-draining insectoid)
    5) MODULOK (Evil beast of a thousand bodies)
    6) HORDE TROOPER (Evil robotic enforcer)
    7) LEECH (Evil master of power suction)
    8) MULTI-BOT (Evil robot of a thousand bodies)
    9) MANTENNA (Evil spy with the pop-out eyes)
    10) DRAGSTOR (Evil transforming warrior/vehicle)

    Sorry, but BUZZ-SAW HORDAK and HURRICANE HORDAK
    aren't A-List variants that I like enough to put on my list.
    I might still get one of them as an alternative way to display the separate POG setup. We'll see...
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    Something that occurred to me recently is they'll probably give Mosquitor those extra limbs that Webstor and Buz-Off have.

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    He was always one of my favorites to play with when I was a kid, despite being a later release.

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    I do like him but there's other Horde members I'd prefer first.

    Quote Originally Posted by RageTreb View Post
    Something that occurred to me recently is they'll probably give Mosquitor those extra limbs that Webstor and Buz-Off have.
    I hope so and removable tanks on his back as well. The staction rocked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by synthalus View Post
    He is a really cool Evil Horde character and has that true horror theme to him.
    Running blood through his body? It can't get much more horrific like that!

    He's not my #1 favorite Evil Horde character, he's actually the 4th!
    In order this is how I like them (NOT counting Filmation):

    1) HORDAK (Ruthless leader of The Evil Horde)
    2) GRIZZLOR (Hairy henchman of The Evil Horde)
    3) CATRA (Jealous Beauty)
    4) MOSQUITOR (Evil energy-draining insectoid)
    5) MODULOK (Evil beast of a thousand bodies)
    6) HORDE TROOPER (Evil robotic enforcer)
    7) LEECH (Evil master of power suction)
    8) MULTI-BOT (Evil robot of a thousand bodies)
    9) MANTENNA (Evil spy with the pop-out eyes)
    10) DRAGSTOR (Evil transforming warrior/vehicle)

    Sorry, but BUZZ-SAW HORDAK and HURRICANE HORDAK
    aren't A-List variants that I like enough to put on my list.
    I might still get one of them as an alternative way to display the separate POG setup. We'll see...

    Here is my order:

    1) LEECH
    2) MANTENNA
    3) HORDAK
    4) MOSQUITOR
    5) GRIZZLOR
    6) MODULOK
    7) CATRA
    8) HORDE TROOPER
    9) DRAGSTOR
    10) MULTI-BOT

    (If I was adding Scorpia and Shadow Weaver in...Scorpia would be #8...and Shadow Weaver would be #5)

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    Ol' Mosquitor certainly seems to have crept up the popularity polls in recent years.

    Personally, I wonder if part of the appeal is the "msytery", kinda like Faker, as neither of them were ever used that much in any media.

    And although far off from the barbarian swords-and-sorcery origins of the line that I love so much, I gotta say, he's a pretty cool character. Never really been into the Horde or the Snakeman, but to me, he's one of the very best of that crowd. Not enough to be one of my all-time favourite MOTU characters, but as a "stand alone" figure, he's pretty cool.
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    I dont like him, but that may have a lot to do with me not getting him in the 80's, I got mine at a garage sale in 1996, and thought 'Meh'.

    I hated the staction, it was the only one I sold off! It kept falling over and it didnt look right amongst all the other designs!

    I have noticed that he seems really popular, but I cant fathom why! I hate the cheap and nasty looking legs/boots of the vintage figure.

    The blood is well done though, Obviously Mattel put their 'Pulsar' knowledge into him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageTreb View Post
    Something that occurred to me recently is they'll probably give Mosquitor those extra limbs that Webstor and Buz-Off have.
    I hope so! Hes an insectoid! I liked aspects of the Staction,I just really disliked the finished product!
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    I never had Mosquitor as a kid and didn't even know he existed until 2003. We were in a junk shop/antique type store and I bought him for $1.00. I had to look online to make sure he was actually a MOTU character. He was cool, really cool. I would have LOVED that figure as a kid and as an adult, I enjoyed him, too. I don't feel the same need to get a Classic of him as I do my childhood favorites(Buzz Off is getting closer but Clawful?) but I do look forward to seeing a newly created version of Mosquitor.

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    He's definitely one of my favorites also. i think his design is one of the best in the entire MOTU-verse. I can't wait to see what he looks like in MOTUC

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    I love this character!!! I can see the hype for him (Above any other no names or one shoters) He deserves the hype!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    I hated the staction, it was the only one I sold off! It kept falling over and it didnt look right amongst all the other designs!

    I have noticed that he seems really popular, but I cant fathom why! I hate the cheap and nasty looking legs/boots of the vintage figure.

    The blood is well done though, Obviously Mattel put their 'Pulsar' knowledge into him!

    I hope so! Hes an insectoid! I liked aspects of the Staction,I just really disliked the finished product!
    I like the character, but I agree that something about the staction looked off. I liked the design, but something about the end product doesn't fit.

    And I HATE those stupid boots.

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    Definitely the best of the later figures and one of the best Horde characters. He'd be great in MOTUC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    I dont like him, but that may have a lot to do with me not getting him in the 80's,
    Same here for me, and he's still not part of my vintage collection. Not because I wouldn't want him, but because I haven't come across him and don't think enough of him to go out looking for him specifically.
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    He´s one of the figures I never had, but I like him, it`s a great design...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpia View Post
    Has Dan's love for the character made him a cult favourite, because of his video reviews? Or contraversially, has this made the Org biased?! (one poster even said they wouldn't buy the character but would vote for him for Dan's sake!).

    Admittedly, he's not pitted against the most challenging contestants - Rokkon, Hoove, Hunga the Harpy and the Oracle - but what do you think?

    Yes and yes. That's just logic. If Dan were pushing for Stonedar, for example, a bunch of online followers would be jonesing for that figure. It's just how things work. It's like show biz or politics: tell the people something is good or cool, and many will believe that.

    I don't say any of this in a nasty way... Mosquitor IS a cool figure, so it's not like Dan or anyone else would have a difficult time getting people to get behind the push to make the figure happen soon, especially when you consider the other figures in that poll (though, admittedly, I'd pick them in this order: Hunga, Rokkon, The Oracle, Mosquitor, Hoove). I really liked him as a kid - it's always hard for me to pick favorites in the line, but the end of the line had such a huge amount of amazing imagination/play potential. With the Eternia, Grayskull, Snake Mountain, and Fright Zone playsets, and things like Point Dread, The slime Pit, Blasterhawk, Fright Fighter, etc. all set up in my room, the figures like Randor, The Sorceress, Clamp Champ, Mosquitor, Extendar, Gwildor, the Snake Men, etc., all got a LOT of really cool play. Mosquitor was among those...

    Any figures that played in the Eternia Towers have extra special memories for me.

    Mosquitor is an awesome character, and a great figure. The online buzz helps though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    Yes and yes. That's just logic. If Dan were pushing for Stonedar, for example, a bunch of online followers would be jonesing for that figure. It's just how things work. It's like show biz or politics: tell the people something is good or cool, and many will believe that.
    I don't think so, long before the reviews and MOTUC Mosquitor was talked about and eagerly anticipated for an update, as was Dragstor, MOTU has a few sleeper favourite characters, if Pixel Dan was pushing for Gwildor I'm sure the Gwildor fans would become more vocal but it wouldn't suddenly make Gwildor a mass anticipated figure. People credit forum member Count Marzo for popularizing the character, but he's memorable from filmation, casual fans always remember the anti drug episodes and the fact that he was brought into MYP (as well as Evilseed) make him more relevant for a figure.

    Anyway we can never say for SURE what lies behind a charactrers popularity but Mosquitor had a really memorable action feature which many of us loved as kids. Pixel Dan or not I've wanted a new mosquitor (and every other horde member) since the 2002 line started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpia View Post
    ...Has Dan's love for the character made him a cult favourite, because of his video reviews? Or contraversially, has this made the Org biased?! (one poster even said they wouldn't buy the character but would vote for him for Dan's sake!)...
    As much as we all love Dan, I'm not sure he's that influential.

    And IMO, the person that said they'd vote for Mosquitor for Dan was perhaps in post-video review glow, much like after sex.

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    In light of the success of Roboto, I personally dont want Mossie to have his action feature! the clear panel of the staction will do thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Boy View Post
    As much as we all love Dan, I'm not sure he's that influential.

    And IMO, the person that said they'd vote for Mosquitor for Dan was perhaps in post-video review glow, much like a man who says "I love you" just after he... ...shoots off his "fireworks"....
    Not really, but that could work... so I'll go with that... Pixel Dan makes me spend a lot of Money on MOTUC... let him have his Mosquitor...
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    I never had him as a kid since I had left the line by the time he came out but he is cool looking. Having said that, I was so happy to see, after his clean sweep for so long, that some people don't want him. There are so many characters I want much more that have shown to be less popular in Scorpia's Popularity Polls. If he's made I'll get him but if the line ends before that, I won't lose any sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by RageTreb View Post
    Something that occurred to me recently is they'll probably give Mosquitor those extra limbs that Webstor and Buz-Off have.
    Yecch! I guess I want him even less now.
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