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    Answers to WTFWTK 2.81!

    Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions.
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    Check out their answers to your Round 81 questions!

    This round of questions were selected by Arvulis.
    Thanks to those fans for their help!

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    1. Captain Mendoc & Toymaker: We are subscribed to Club Eternia and receive emails and the newsletter from Matty. At the time of writing this, it's been over 3 days since people started receiving their Mekaneck reveal email and some people still have not received it. Apparently, the email states that there will be more subscriber-exclusive content to come by email in the future. What can be done to ensure that we and others receive this information promptly?

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    2. TheFallen: Has there been any further internal discussions about doing specialty release figures to include into MOTUC from other properties, such as Bravestarr and Blackstar?

    No. We do not currently have the rights to either of these properties.

    3. Coptur: I’ve been looking over the Mattycollector website reading all the write ups for each character and noticed that you’ve snuck in extra bits about the characters not in the bios. We know the Sword of He and the Sword of Rakesh have powers. Do the Sword of Gaz (Vikor), the Sword of Saz (Chief Carnivus), Assassin Sword (Tri-Klops), Smasher Sword (Fisto) & the Scythe of Doom (Scareglow) have any magical elements or are they just ancestral weapons?

    We do this very much on purpose. Without new entertainment (like a cartoon series) we maximize all the space we have from bios to product descriptions to get out as much info as we can! As for your specific question on magic properties, you'll need to wait and see what developes!

    4. Arvulis: Any chance for specific Filmation slots or a Filmation subscription? Or will Filmation characters will be randomly released between the other factions (Horde, Snakeman, Heroic etc...)?

    No, we don't have a separate Filmation sub in the plans. Filmation characters will be in sprinkled into the main sub just like any other faction starting in 2013.

    5. Niki: The original idea for New Adventures He-Man was that everyone knows he is Adam and there is no more secrecy. But in Jetlag's cartoon, Adam kept his secret identity. Which is true for the MOTUC canon?

    You'll find out in time!

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    I was kind of hoping they'd do a Filmation subscription, but I can see why they'd want to make it a selling point of the regular subscription.

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    Boo @ no Filmation sub.

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    I was thinking about the Bravestarr and Blackstar question myself, I wonder if they are even interested in the rights to those properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpia View Post
    Boo @ no Filmation sub.
    I wonder which vintage era characters/figures will get pushed out in favor of Filmation stuff...

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    See at this point I would rather have a Filmation sub, and remove beasts, and giants from the 2013 sub. Only for 2013 mind. Not saying forever. This year has been quite expensive (And sadly plagued by quality issues and stock problems, not all Mattel's fault) and I'd like a breather. Quarterly Variants and a quarterly Filmation sub, much like the 30th anniversary would be just the ticket.

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    3. Coptur: I’ve been looking over the Mattycollector website reading all the write ups for each character and noticed that you’ve snuck in extra bits about the characters not in the bios. We know the Sword of He and the Sword of Rakesh have powers. Do the Sword of Gaz (Vikor), the Sword of Saz (Chief Carnivus), Assassin Sword (Tri-Klops), Smasher Sword (Fisto) & the Scythe of Doom (Scareglow) have any magical elements or are they just ancestral weapons?

    We do this very much on purpose. Without new entertainment (like a cartoon series) we maximize all the space we have from bios to product descriptions to get out as much info as we can! As for your specific question on magic properties, you'll need to wait and see what developes![/QUOTE]

    This is interesting. I did not know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midor View Post
    [I]This is interesting. I did not know this.
    I thought it would be an interesting question and i was suprised that no-one else had mentioned this before. so the answer is "we don't know yet" which i think is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coptur View Post
    I thought it would be an interesting question and i was suprised that no-one else had mentioned this before. so the answer is "we don't know yet" which i think is cool.
    It is. I'm not sure if had been mentioned before.

    Where are you seeing these write-ups? I'm not a member so this may make a difference to me not finding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midor View Post
    It is. I'm not sure if had been mentioned before.

    Where are you seeing these write-ups? I'm not a member so this may make a difference to me not finding them.
    look at mattycollector.com click on each character and some of their weapons are named or have other lil pieces of info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punisher View Post
    I was thinking about the Bravestarr and Blackstar question myself, I wonder if they are even interested in the rights to those properties.
    While I wouldn't mind a few Blackstar or Bravestarr characters in the line, they'd have to write another check to Classic Media (or to whomever has the rights) and they already have a lot of MOTU characters to get to, so I doubt Matty will.

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    I don't know why anyone would want a Filmation Sub. I want to see the regular Club Eternia last for as long as it can and with a lot of the core vintage characters out of the way, I want to see the Filmation characters sprinkled throughout the lineup

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    I like the answer on the FM sub, there are still a lot of beasts & steeds I want to see, specially Charger & Battle Lion and more of the POP horses!


    I didn't know Mattel did not have Bravestarr rights, I think Galoob had those. I'm doing some early research for a coffee table book project on 80s toy lines. I'm finding all kinds of crazy stuff I didnt know existed like an old MOTU vcr game that came with a 13" power sword or that Mattel had golf cart sized Wheeled Warriors built up for a mall tour.


    One of the best lines I heard recently was on a robot toy centric podcast. The guy mentioned Mattel should seek rights to Sectaurs and stick the 4 Horsemen on it!!! Those would look sick!!!
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    I've seen this question come up before about Blackstar and Bravestarr. No offense to those who like that property, but I think it's a horrible idea. Neither one of them had anything to do with MOTU and I really don't want to see characters for that property shoehorned into classics. We have enough issues with tooling resources as it is, and I'd hate to see those resources go to anything that had no connection to MOTU or POP.
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    Arvulis: Any chance for specific Filmation slots or a Filmation subscription? Or will Filmation characters will be randomly released between the other factions (Horde, Snakeman, Heroic etc...)?

    No, we don't have a separate Filmation sub in the plans. Filmation characters will be in sprinkled into the main sub just like any other faction starting in 2013.
    And this is the only real answer we get this time around !

    The cross-properties (Blackstar, Bravestarr) question had already been answered before, but I guess some people needed a reminder...

    Now, we know for sure there won't be a Filmation sub.

    One real answer out of 5 questions... We're now officially ready for the SDCC reveals, and then more months of non-answers, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Yuck View Post
    I've seen this question come up before about Blackstar and Bravestarr. No offense to those who like that property, but I think it's a horrible idea. Neither one of them had anything to do with MOTU and I really don't want to see characters for that property shoehorned into classics. We have enough issues with tooling resources as it is, and I'd hate to see those resources go to anything that had no connection to MOTU or POP.
    A Blackstar statue is in an episode of He-Man (and I think a few other references are as well) and it's widely speculated that Rio-Blast is from the same world as Bravestarr. Someone posted Rio's origin story in a UK He-Man comic a while back and it's pretty interesting! I just can't remember if it 100% confirmed he's from Bravestarr's world or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grenadaspice View Post
    I don't know why anyone would want a Filmation Sub. I want to see the regular Club Eternia last for as long as it can and with a lot of the core vintage characters out of the way, I want to see the Filmation characters sprinkled throughout the lineup
    I think fans want to see toyline characters coming out without Filmation characters taking their slots. Filmation characters in the regular 12 month allotment means less vintage, POP, NA or 200X to accommodate the new faction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Yuck View Post
    I've seen this question come up before about Blackstar and Bravestarr. No offense to those who like that property, but I think it's a horrible idea. Neither one of them had anything to do with MOTU and I really don't want to see characters for that property shoehorned into classics. We have enough issues with tooling resources as it is, and I'd hate to see those resources go to anything that had no connection to MOTU or POP.
    It's the Filmation link. Blackstarr could have been a pilot who knew Marlena Glenn. Or Marlena went out into space to look for Blackstarr and wound up getting lost herself. It's been long theorized that Bravestarr could have been a Galactic Marshall with Rio Blast. In fact, Rio Blast could have possibly been some sort of early Bravestarr design before getting used in Masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    It's the Filmation link. Blackstarr could have been a pilot who knew Marlena Glenn. Or Marlena went out into space to look for Blackstarr and wound up getting lost herself. It's been long theorized that Bravestarr could have been a Galactic Marshall with Rio Blast. In fact, Rio Blast could have possibly been some sort of early Bravestarr design before getting used in Masters.
    Wasn't it also stated somewhere (I forget where exactly) that at one point back in the Filmation days there was some consideration being put into having He-Man cross-over and make appearances on Bravestarr or something like that? There was talk of connecting them together, but it just never came to fruition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamo of Eternia View Post
    Wasn't it also stated somewhere (I forget where exactly) that at one point back in the Filmation days there was some consideration being put into having He-Man cross-over and make appearances on Bravestarr or something like that? There was talk of connecting them together, but it just never came to fruition.
    Yes...I've heard that He-Man was supposed to be one of Bravestarr's influences or role models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlinhk128 View Post
    I like the answer on the FM sub, there are still a lot of beasts & steeds I want to see, specially Charger & Battle Lion and more of the POP horses!


    I didn't know Mattel did not have Bravestarr rights, I think Galoob had those. I'm doing some early research for a coffee table book project on 80s toy lines. I'm finding all kinds of crazy stuff I didnt know existed like an old MOTU vcr game that came with a 13" power sword or that Mattel had golf cart sized Wheeled Warriors built up for a mall tour.


    One of the best lines I heard recently was on a robot toy centric podcast. The guy mentioned Mattel should seek rights to Sectaurs and stick the 4 Horsemen on it!!! Those would look sick!!!
    Sectaurs were great and the 4H would do a bang up job on them - I have no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Yuck View Post
    I've seen this question come up before about Blackstar and Bravestarr. No offense to those who like that property, but I think it's a horrible idea. Neither one of them had anything to do with MOTU and I really don't want to see characters for that property shoehorned into classics. We have enough issues with tooling resources as it is, and I'd hate to see those resources go to anything that had no connection to MOTU or POP.
    I don't really want Blackstar or Bravestarr in MOTUC either. I think this line needs to refocus a bit after this 30th anniversary character expansion of the universe. I can only imagine how they'd explain these new characters. I personally think the line expanded too fast in 2012 and needs to take a step back to shore up the foundations a bit. It would be cool to have figures from other lines done in the MOTUC style, for sure, if Mattel would just let them be figures. But they have to write them in to the mythos, and I'm against that. It makes the storyline less-organic, sillier, makes it harder to take seriously. Sure it's fun, but I don't like the trade-off.

    That's just me though. I can understand why others feel differently.

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    1. Captain Mendoc & Toymaker: We are subscribed to Club Eternia and receive emails and the newsletter from Matty. At the time of writing this, it's been over 3 days since people started receiving their Mekaneck reveal email and some people still have not received it. Apparently, the email states that there will be more subscriber-exclusive content to come by email in the future. What can be done to ensure that we and others receive this information promptly?

    If you did not receive the email, please just call CS to have them note and correct this if you are a sub holder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    I wonder which vintage era characters/figures will get pushed out in favor of Filmation stuff...
    There may be a road map, but it always gets bumped along, Filmation is no less important to MOTU than anything else, more so to many than any other. I didn't see many complaints that Shadow Weaver was shoehorned in, only the fact that she should not have been the sub figure, and there are other Filmation characters that many feel just as important. Only bad thing is if the line were to end, not getting all the Vintage figures made, but then again, there is well more to MOTU than the Vintage figures....although they are the most vital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prahvus View Post

    The cross-properties (Blackstar, Bravestarr) question had already been answered before, but I guess some people needed a reminder...
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    Yes, the question has been asked before but a lot of things have been happening since then so I wanted to know if there had been any further discussions on it.

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