I honestly think it'll depend on what the CAC winner looks like. I tend to think people will be less harsh overall, or at least not feel so free in their criticism, but I don't expect people will hold back entirely just because it's a fellow fan.
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Today's sale of the Mighty Spector got me thinking about how negative our reactions have been regarding this figure and towards Scott regarding him.
My Question : How are we going to handle the fan reaction to the CAC contest winner?
There is a good chance that whoever wins the CAC contest will be a member here on the ORG (or a similar MOTU forum).
A large majority of us submitted entries to this contest. I didn't because I can't even draw a proper stick figure.
When the figure is announced, are fellow He-Fans going to embrace their fellow fan winner no matter what?
Are fans unhappy with the figure/character (or unhappy because they didn't win) going to be just as cruel to the winner as they have been to Scott and the Mighty Spector?
I hope the MODs don't merge this with another thread, as I really believe we need to step back and analyze this potential situation before it occurs.
*Edit* - A lot of great responses. I fully expect we will see a good amout of "constructive criticism," but I hope it doesn't get as nasty as MS & SLL have been. At the end of the day though, a fellow fan is getting his/her creation come to life and we should all be happy for him/her.
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i think people will be much more supportive. as much as spector fails in my opinion a LOT of the negativity comes from scott's detractors. don't get me wrong it's an abysmal figure in my eyes, but it gets a much heavier burden because of scott. the objective criticisms get lost in that because scott's supporters only call attention to his detractors
so even if the figure isn't great, most fans will be happy for the winner. I hated photog as a kid because I thought my designs were way better (little did i know Canadians weren't eligible) but I was still going to buy it when it came out.
there are a lot of artists in th fan art and custom section that aren't as good as others, but rarely does anyone bash them. hell some people commission them!
Don't worry-you guys will love my design.
If, in the off chance one of mine doesn't win I'm sure I'll love it. I'm pretty open to it all-I love Spector, Photog, and will welcome the goofiest characters (NA scientists, Trollans, Sorrowful, Songster, etc...)
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Ill wait and see the design of the new character.
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While it ultimately comes down to Mattel's decision as to which design wins, I trust that most fans will probably have a better idea of a figure they would both like to see and that feels like it belongs in MOTU rather than Spector which, no disrespect, was largely a pet project that finally found a home in MOTUC. I'm expecting closer to Draego-Man than Spector.
I think it will still get some criticism,as it is impossible to please everyone, but perhaps it will be based more on design elements rather than the issue of the character not feeling like a MOTU character.
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Tricky - if the winner understands MOTU and that comes across in their work, they'll be fine. I really don't think there'll be jealousy (at least not expressed in such a way).
Consider this: would you have embraced Photog if you saw his design for the first time as an adult? I treat him with fairness because he's a part of the MOTU lore. But his design hurts my eyes. If the winner of CAC 2012 is in any way similar in style, feel or general goofiness as Photog, all hell will break loose.
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If I like the CAC contest figure, I'll say it. If I hate it, I'll say it too...Are fans unhappy with the figure/character (or unhappy because they didn't win) going to be just as cruel to the winner as they have been to Scott and the Mighty Spector?
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Again...it has NOTHING to do with the fact that Scott designed TMS. It's just a BAD design. Period. Same as Sir Lose A Lot.
That said, if the CAC figure looks good, I'm sure people will get behind it. If it sucks, it'll be spat upon just like the above-mentioned releases.
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now as far as the CAC figure, I think the fan reaction will be more level headed, but their will be jealous people, that are mad b/c their figure was way "better" then the one that won. mark my words, it will be sad to watch people act that way, but its going to happen, just not to the point of TMS
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There is also a TINY minority who hate the horsemen based on their vision of 2002 and they rip Draego-Man, but they are so small a mnority they hardly register.
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I would hope, bearing in mind the friendly place that the He-Fan community is (tempted to say "was", but I'll be optimistic ) that whoever wins - and it quite possibly may be an .orger, that they'll get congratulated for taking part and winning. I don't see it as a big deal really.
With Might Spectacle, on the other hand, I feel that The Powers That Be could have come up with something better for the line, especially during the 30th Anniversary.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate MS at all, but he's just a kinda "meh" character during a period in the line that, for me, has felt a bit uninspired of late (Fisto et all still in post hoping to change that situation).
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If people don't like the CAC figure, they'll unleash hell on Scott for having picked it (though he only gets one vote among half a dozen if i remember correctly - but since he's the only one that'll publicly be seen, he'll get all the blow back personally). Of course, if a well known org member wins, then it'll all be peaches and cream (nothing wrong with that, its just how life goes)
Personally, I think even if the figure isn't up to everyone's expectations, the winner will be embraced just because he or she is a fellow fan. Oh sure, there'll be those who think or even say that their design was better, but I still think the winner as a person will be well recieved and duly congratulated especially if he or she is an orger.
No matter if it's praises or critiques, they are about a FIGURE, not about a PERSON.
If I really likje Draego-Man, it's because of his cool look.
If I really dislike Mighty Spector or Vykron, it's because I don't like their look. That's as simple and as straightforward as that, and that's the way it's gonna go with the CAC winner as well.
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Unfortunately people here don't really articulate their "opinions" very well. It's always "that's trash, or junk" nothing like "i personally don't like this figure".