Careful Distribution of Characters?
In 2008 I had a friend pick up a King Grayskull for me at SDCC
Later that year, I bought He-Man and Beastman. I have bought at least one of every figure since then. I have been a subscriber since the day subs first went on sale.
All this time, I have patiently waited for PoP and NA. All this time you have asked that I be patient and trust your roadmap. You assured me that your careful distribution of characters would ensure line longevity.
Well, here we are. The line is in jeopardy and most of the vintage MOTU have been released or revealed, and there's nary a PoP or NA character in sight.
It strikes me that if you had perhaps front-loaded the line with a bit more PoP and NA, the vintage purists would have hung around longer, anticipating a few of those much-coveted figures.
You recently said you would ensure we had most of the major PoP and NA characters by the end of 2014. Then you said that we would get "a minimum of two" per year. Don't you think, perhaps, that we should get a minimum of FOUR per year? You know, just to more carefully distribute those characters since the first go at it didn't work. 4 MOTU, 4 PoP, 4 NA sounds fair to me. See, I'm not even asking for MORE of my favorites than others. Simple equality is all I ask.
Here. Let me help you. I'll show you how to fairly balance MOTU, PoP, NA and FILMation/Jetlag.
Jitsu, Fang Man, Snake Face, Lizard Man
Netossa, Castaspella, Queen Angella, Octavia
Hydron, Flogg, Crita, Mara
Quarterlies: Ram Man, Fighting Foe Men, Horde Troopers, Starburst She-Ra
SDCC: Uncle Montork, Dre-Elle, Kowl, Loo-Kee, Imp
Mantenna, Clamp Champ, Ninjor, Strong Arm
Glimmer, Mermista, Madame Razz, Scorpia
Hoove, Karatti, Kayo, Lizorr
Quarterlies: Modulock, Arrow, NA He-Man & NA Skeletor (With swappable Laser Light/Power gear), Sagitar
SDCC: Stonedar, Rokkon, Granita
Sub Exclusive: Darius
Traveling Exclusive: Icer
Tung Lashor, Two Bad, Extendar, Evil Seed
Peekablue, Sweet Bee, Entrapta, Sea Hawk
Nocturna, Quakke, Spinwit, Staghorn
Quarterlies: Multi-Bot, Flying Fists He-Man & Terror Claws Skeletor, Shower Power Catra, Stridor
SDCC: Shokoti & Lord Masque
Sub Exclusive: Eldor
Traveling Exclusive: Master Sebrian
Sssqueeze, Dragstor, Blast-Attack, Rio Blast
Double Trouble, Flutterina, Perfuma, Spinerella
Tuskador, Vizar, Artilla, Butthead
Quarterlies: Night Stalker, Clawdeen, Scratchin' Sound Catra, Rotar & Twistoid
SDCC: Gwildor, Blade, and Saurod
Sub Exclusive: Dare
Traveling Exclusive: Veena
If you just do that, you can have everyone from all three vintage lines, most of the beasts, and the most fan-demanded FILMation/Jetlag/Concept characters, all within the next four years. Not just A-Listers. ALL of them.
I think your team has done a great job with MOTUC so far. But sadly, it's time to adjust things a bit. I hope my list can prove to be somewhat helpful.
Great ideas! I'll be sure to pass them to the team.