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    WTFWTK 2.85 - Ask your questions here!

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    This past round of questions were selected by Penny Dreadful.
    Thanks to that fan for their help!!!

    The questions that were asked in the previous Q&A & will be answered in a couple weeks as follows (please do not repeat them, or questions from previous Q&As):

    1. Firefly: In your last Director's Commentary about the Green Goddess, you mention "There certainly are characters we don't want immortalized in plastic." Which characters are these? For an inclusive line, I was a bit surprised by the comment. It would be nice if we could at least get a couple of examples.

    2. Nemisythe: Since there now seems to be an attempt to get more media based on MOTU out there, has the thought of Books / Novels been considered? It seems to have worked for franchises like Star Wars and it has pretty much added as an alternative in keeping the franchise out there and moving it along when there wasn't the prequels and clone wars.

    3. zodak74: Many fans are thrilled to be receiving Netossa as a MOTUC figure, but are puzzled by a few things. There is a lack of accessories beyond the repainted She-Ra shield, such as her head piece. Her cape, while it is a net (that won't actually function like the classic toy) is a cape. It seems she should get a repainted Goddess spear or the Bubble Power She-Ra sword in her colors as an additional weapon. Also, her costume ends up looking really bland as is. Surely you have seen how striking the original Netossa looks. Any chance of some silver highlights on the skirt, on the wrist cuffs or something to make her more visually interesting?

    4. Count Marzo: If/when you get to Blade, would his name still be Blade or would it have to be changed? Also would you be allowed to give him a repainted Mighty Spector Energy Whip like the one he used in the movie?

    5. king.of.grayskull: Can we expect more highly-tooled figures in 2013, or has Ram-man needed to much of the tooling budgeted?

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    If 2013 sub is well, can we still expect in 2014 for some MYP/200X (like Prahvus or Calix), essential concepts (like Eldor or Horde Mummy) and Filmation (like Batros or Octavia) or will we go towards a strict vintage year?

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    It was stated in a previous Q&A that the plan was to reshuffle the 2013 release schedule so the strongest figures would be revealed as the January - March figures. It just seems to me when SDCC 2013 comes around, well learn there were many more fan demanded characters in the 2013 lineup then Netossa. Why was Netossa selected to sell the sub?

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    Is the missing ball from King He-Man's crown an intential design choice or a broken prototype?

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    You pledged to get thru the remaining Vintage line, PoP mainstays and NA mainstays in 2014, how do you plan on achieving this in a 12-month period, given 3 dozen characters spring to mind?
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    I didn't win the Create a Character contest but I'd like to make a custom figure of my design. Are there any rules about showing photos of the custom figure?
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    Now that the subscription sold more than the minimum, are you still planning to keep your promise to dedicate 2014 to the remaining vintage characters ?
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    MODULOK!

    I'm worried you won't get to make Modulok before the line ends if there will be less chance of beasts/oversized figures going forwards due to tooling issues etc,

    Will you produce Modulok as a basic figure as he looked in the Filmation Cartoon if you can't do him as he was in the original toyline?

    Modulok is such an important MOTU character in both the He-Man and She-Ra filmation cartoons, it would be tragic if the line ended without us seeing him in some form.
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    When (and if) you get to Buzz-Saw Hordak, he will obviously not be shooting the buzz-saw out of his chest, but would it be possible to at least have a cavity in his chest where the buzz-saw could snap in place and maybe be able to spin within the chest cavity?

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    MOTUC Ram-Man comes with articulated legs. However, could you please guarantee us that his legs will be functional, and that Ram Man's leg movements won't be impaired by his armor, for instance (fringes on the bottom of his armor) !?

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    I know these characters are the little guys, but what are the odds of seeing POP guys like Kowl and Loo-kee. Will they show up sooner than later? Kowl was a huge player in the Great Rebellion, almost in every episode, and one of my favorites as a kid. And would they come with a figure as the case of Orko and Adam and be articulated like Orko? I don't want these guys to be static. Maybe even a flight stand for Kowl like Orko came with? Thanks for checking my question out.

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    Are you able to reveal information about figure lineup swaps that have been done in the past? For example I remember it being mentioned Clawful was originally moved up in the schedule. Can you reveal what changes had been made for figures that have already been released? For that matter once 2014 is over, are you able to reveal the original roadmap?
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    Going forward with the 2013 subs, is it possible if all subscription holders be allowed to vote on which concept figures will get made for the line so that we pick the ones that we would like to have in our collection.

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    We know you don't like discuss plans with other companies but would Mattel ever consider having any Master of the Universe characters appear within Wizkids/Neca's Heroclix game?

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    My question is:

    I'm so pleased you plan to get to at least the core members of the Great Rebellion by the end of 2014, but what about Spinnerella? As the rarest POP figure, she's very 'news-worthy' - the last sighting sold on eBay for $2000! (link for Mattel's ref: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRINCESS-OF-...8abf26&afsrc=1) You've done Megator and Tytus, the two rarest guys from MOTU, so it'd be disappointing not to get POP's holy grail in MOTUC...

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