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    I finally got the shipping notice, really excited to see how well they turned out.

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    Mine finally shipped! Cannot wait to get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midor View Post
    I was going to get a Vykron but after seeing the one "pixel" Dan got for his review I changed my mind.

    How was the paint job on your Vykron?

    If I hear positive reviews I may change my mind and buy off of a Scal-Por.

    Well here you go:

    The first one I opened had the lioncloth paint stuck to his upper right thigh. Scratching what I thought was brown paint reveals the base plastic is black, and the legs are painted skin color, so all the color came off. I had to take an X-acto knife and carve out the hole in the Space Ace belt so the peg could fit through. It took 2 solid hours to get the space outfit on, and it's staying on. When the helmet slid on, the left eyebrow scratched right off. He was bulky and relatively hard to pose. It's plastic-on-plastic, so it's layering and bulky. Bear in mind, I am NOT aggressive in my posing and playing. Working patiently with these, I ran into issues.

    From all the exclusives, he is just behind Molarr as the worst. Barbarian looks good, Space Ace is bulky, and Tank Top is out of place even for MOTUC, and the one-sided armor cinches it as cheap-looking. It was somehow a step BACK from the original concept.

    BUT, the second set was fine, no paint issues, just a warped lioncloth. As a display piece, they were always meant to stand with Gygor as a concept grouping for me (With Vikor and Demo-Man), so that, and that alone, saves them. I still have no home for Molarr, Spector, Young Dekker, or King-He-Man should he come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jun-Yor View Post
    Well here you go:

    The first one I opened had the lioncloth paint stuck to his upper right thigh. Scratching what I thought was brown paint reveals the base plastic is black, and the legs are painted skin color, so all the color came off. I had to take an X-acto knife and carve out the hole in the Space Ace belt so the peg could fit through. It took 2 solid hours to get the space outfit on, and it's staying on. When the helmet slid on, the left eyebrow scratched right off. He was bulky and relatively hard to pose. It's plastic-on-plastic, so it's layering and bulky. Bear in mind, I am NOT aggressive in my posing and playing. Working patiently with these, I ran into issues.

    From all the exclusives, he is just behind Molarr as the worst. Barbarian looks good, Space Ace is bulky, and Tank Top is out of place even for MOTUC, and the one-sided armor cinches it as cheap-looking. It was somehow a step BACK from the original concept.

    BUT, the second set was fine, no paint issues, just a warped lioncloth. As a display piece, they were always meant to stand with Gygor as a concept grouping for me (With Vikor and Demo-Man), so that, and that alone, saves them. I still have no home for Molarr, Spector, Young Dekker, or King-He-Man should he come.
    Crappy. I like the look of my sdcc vykron in the box so I might just open one of my 3 matty vykrons to display loose instead of all three. One in three chance it will be okay/bad. :P

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    Finally got my shipping notice today as well. They'll be here Tuesday via UPS.

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    Got my shipping notice too. It took a while after I ordered it, but I'm excited to get him and I can't wait.

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    I ordered one off of ebay (which arrived today) and ordered two more off of Mattycollector that might be here next week sometime.

    I really, really like Vykron. I was fiddling around with him while looking at the PAH art book and was very ecstatic! I remember reading about these guys in Sweet's book and then when I saw them last year hoping they'd some day appear in MOTUC.

    Barbarian Vykron is great. Like Vikor, he is a very archetypical barbarian warrior. He'll look perfect on a POG/Preternia shelf.

    Tank top might be my favorite, however. He is just so wacky and weird, yet with a serious edge. Very impressive looking when fully outfitted.

    Space Ace is the weak point of the set. His armor nicely replicates the original model, but it still doesn't look very good. The boots and loincloth make him look rather odd and getting the loin cloth to snap on the back ain't happening.
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    Still no shipping notice. Paid $50 for faster shipping via UPS so I can have it tracked and it doesn't take a month to arrive. Takes them a week just for them to ship it out. Not happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jor-El View Post
    Still no shipping notice. Paid $50 for faster shipping via UPS so I can have it tracked and it doesn't take a month to arrive. Takes them a week just for them to ship it out. Not happy.
    So I ordered 2 subs for 2013 with 2 day UPS. I will be getting Vykron Wednesday since they waited almost 5 days to send him via regular UPS. If this is the case next year I will be extremely p****d. We are all jumping to keep this line alive on the hopes of amazing figures and potentially empty promises. Mattel needs to show us the love we show them monthly.

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    No shipping notice for me yet. I got my order in at 12:08 PM on Monday, chose USPS shipping as I always do. I ordered from Matty the week before and it only took 2 days to ship then.

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    Still no shipping notice. I e-mailed Matty this weekend and got a generic reply saying it'll be "shipping soon." I called them today and they tried to blow me off the same way but I pressed a little harder and they said they'd send my information to the department responsible for shipping. Tried to send a message to one of the reps on the Matty forum this weekend too but didn't hear back yet and the Matty forums haven't been working all day today.

    Last year the sale was on Wednesday, August 1st and my items shipped by noon 5 days later on Monday, August 6th. It is interesting though that Matty didn't do the sale last year until August 1st. Perhaps this year they didn't give themselves enough time to get all the stuff back from the convention before taking orders.

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    Finally got the shipping notice at 3 AM this morning. Woo-hoo!

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    Got a Vykron since I've been heavy into the Conan stories recently from a local trade show. It's a good and imposing figure that could easily be the center of it's own mythos. Just wish he came with a alterante unhelmeted head or a removable helmet. Proud to have one.

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    better late than never i guess

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    I think it is among my favorites for a generic barbarian type character, I too am happy that I have one. I would like a few more!!

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    I still need another 2!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkangel View Post
    better late than never i guess
    Yep! I really liked the figure and wanted to say it somewhere, this seemed like the most apporiate thread for it in "search". Have I mentioned lately how much I appircate that this board community isn't one of those "bringing a old thread from the 'graveyard' is a crime against humanity" ones (and there's quite a few like that around).

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    So I ordered a Vykron. I don't want to order two more just to snap clothes on what look like essentially generic male Classics figure bodies. Does anyone have a cheap solution? Maybe a figure suggestion? May this be an excuse to buy one of those Chinese He-Man classics loose figures?

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    The Vykron buck is pretty generic, so any MOTUC figure that's mostly flesh-tones and furry undies will do the job a far as the body is concerned.
    The best fit is probably He-Man or a He-Man variant, but that's not going to be that cheap.
    Any figure that has He-Man style boots and generic forearms will work though, so you could mix it up by using Clamp Champ as a base for Tank Vykron.

    The problem you have is the head.
    The face is a separate piece that you use to plug in the barbarian helmet or the boba-fett mask.
    And you only get one face.

    So if you want all three variants displayed at the same time, you'd need to buy two sets to get two faces.

    The best bet might be try and hunt up a loose Vykron on eBay or something.
    If you find one that no longer has all of his accessories (which aside from the face, you don't need) then it might work out cheaper.

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    Thank you. I'll see what I can find. So is the tank a separate head? Or a shell/helmet that plugs onto the main figure's head?

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    No the tank is a separate head entirely.

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    Hmm cool. I may try a Chinese figure then for Tank man. I was curious about the quality anyhow. I'll have to either find another vykron head or find him loose for Fettor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimalWarlord View Post
    So I ordered a Vykron. I don't want to order two more just to snap clothes on what look like essentially generic male Classics figure bodies. Does anyone have a cheap solution? Maybe a figure suggestion? May this be an excuse to buy one of those Chinese He-Man classics loose figures?




    Vikron customs: base bodies - Man-at-Arms (King Hissssss head), Vikor, Hordak with BatMan belt & random Wrestling guy head.

    (I used Vikor, to loose most of the painted over, black plastic issue.)

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    Oh man, those are awesome! Great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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    Someday I would like to put together something like what you've got assembled, He-Bro.
    MOTUC Most Wanted: Skeleteen, Prince Keldor, Captain Randor, The Great Black Wizard, Lady Slither, Spirit, Tuvar, Baddra, Cursed Marzo, Tug-O-War, Scrollos, Songster, Mini-Comics Spirit of Castle Grayskull, and for the love of the Sorceress and Julie Winston, ODIPHUS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    Someday I would like to put together something like what you've got assembled, He-Bro.
    T h a n k s .

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    That might actually be my next MOTUC Project, since (depending on whether these back-orders with Mattel pan out) my Holy Grail of Twistoid and Rotar will be obtained.
    MOTUC Most Wanted: Skeleteen, Prince Keldor, Captain Randor, The Great Black Wizard, Lady Slither, Spirit, Tuvar, Baddra, Cursed Marzo, Tug-O-War, Scrollos, Songster, Mini-Comics Spirit of Castle Grayskull, and for the love of the Sorceress and Julie Winston, ODIPHUS!!!

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