View Poll Results: The Mantenna Compromise

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  • Two Legs

    10 6.54%
  • Four legs, shared

    33 21.57%
  • Four legs, unique

    109 71.24%
  • Forget it

    1 0.65%
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  1. #1
    Pillar of the Community hadley's Avatar
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    The Mantenna Compromise

    The Mantenna Compromise

    Mantenna has four legs. Who knew, right? Judging from Jean's poll, most folks think he's pretty essential to the line. However, like most of the Horde, he'd have to have a unique sculpt. Since that's pretty dang unlikely, we'll have to get creative to see how he can re-use parts.

    The poll options are as follows:

    He should have two legs: Just retcon his other pair of gams out of existence. ToyGuru waves his hand and performs his Jedi Mind Trick..."Mantenna only ever had two legs!"

    He should have four legs in a method that can be shared: They could probably make a new hips/crotch piece with four leg joints. I don't know how the engineering would work, but if they made it, they could re-use it with Modulok, Multi-Bot, and maybe even Sagitar.

    He should have four legs in a unique manner: A unique tool that cannot be recycled for another figure to get the most accurate representation of Mantenna.

    Forget him: You can't see how they could possibly make a four-legged figure look good, and you'd prefer that they didn't even try. Rather than compromise on his appearance, you'd rather that they just not make him.

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    There's no reason as of right now, Mantenna couldn't be a possibility as a unique sculpt. That being said, there's no need for a completely new sculpt, in the Vintage, he is similar in size to most of the rest of the figures, and the basic body and arms could be reused with some new parts. And the Vintage figure is likely to be the base of the Classics, like all others have been, so as much as many want the 200X version, we will get a Vintage version with a few possible cues from 200X. The legs and the groin area are the only things that need to be re worked to work for him to come.
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    Heroic Warrior michaelAschamp's Avatar
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    I feel some what like shadowfall1976 had said, and yeah if the groin was a new sculpt it could be possible for a few other character's that are also essential for the line as well as the manotuar! Ok realistically the head, groin, and legs would be new, the arms could be buffed up and a then they could be a re-used sculpt as well as the torso!

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    The REAL Mo-Larr yodafreakmaster's Avatar
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    Now that we are getting Mosquitor, he is my most wanted figure. I would be disappointed if he did not get a proper figure with 4 individual legs. I would be more disappointed if we never got him, so I would be willing to compromise if that was the only way to get him made. Mantenna RULES!!!

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    Heroic Warrior Agent Gibbs's Avatar
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    no compromise! no surrender! we will have Mantenna! (in all his glory)

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    Heroic Warrior kup's Avatar
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    No Way! You make Mantenna two legged and I will not be buying it and I am sure it would also cost them a lot of subs.

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    4; shared. He needs to happen soon!!!
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    From the Matty Motuc Forum written by Catra's Wrath:

    "Toy Guru commented on this exact question a while ago. Those conversations haven't happened yet, but at the time he said that he would likely have the 'four legs' since 'they'd be a unique sculpt anyway'.

    Perhaps there could be some limb sharing with Modulok (since he uses multiple legs also) who knows!"

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    Four unique legs. Mattel shouldn't go cheap on him like they did in the 80's (4 legs fused together) but I think it should be as vintage as possible. C'mon people, this is the Classics line, is it not? Heck, they did a great job with Snake Face. (Vintage and staction-like, imo)
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    Heroic Warrior King Gilskull's Avatar
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    Oh, the legs/face issue! For a moment, I thought it was over whatever he should come with a bath towel and bathing cap.

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    Lord of the Patch baronterror's Avatar
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    yeah, based on the original toy, I'd be happy to have him with only two. But frankly I expect 4 legs, unique. It's expected. I dont know how they'll make it look good, but whatever.

    When/if(im sure) it get made, I'll see 4 legs one way or another.

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