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    WTFWTK 2.88 - Ask your questions here!

    Rules for What The Fans Want To Know:
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    • Posts that repeat questions from other Q&As or from earlier in this thread, or posts that contain multiple questions, will be deleted and the offending user will no longer be permitted to participate in that particular Q&A. So check to see if your question has been asked and help everyone out!
      Be sure to check the posts in this thread before you, as well as previous Q&A sessions!
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    We will pick up to 5 questions we feel might get answers at that time. Please do not take offense to your question not being asked.
    Also, we also edit questions to make them more concise, to be more specific, etc. Please take no offense to this either, as it's only meant to help.
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    This past round of questions were selected by Beastmaster.
    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. Tundra Torque: Now that The Roadmap is gone, can you reveal some details of The Roadmap? For example, if Evilseed was slotted into The Roadmap, where would he have appeared?

    2. Scorpia: Between September 2009 and June 2010, we had a great run of female figures in monthly slots (Teela is September 2009, Adora in January 2010, Evil-Lyn in the April and She-Ra in June). This was an exciting time for a lot of fans! Without giving away names, is it possible we'll see a similar run of females in future monthly slots?

    3. Beastmaster: Is it possible to get a pair of Horde Prime hands in orange or blue for Cy-Chop in a future weapons pack? His hyper-anime-detail hands/weapons just don't do it for many fans.

    4. Fisto69: I was just wondering how Cy-Chop got his name. Was it a play on the word cyclops like Tri-Klops was, or does the Cy part stand for cyborg, or something else entirely?

    5. blogjammer: Is there a way that we can find out which figures are 'Gone for Good'? I got into the line late & have been purchasing re-issues & CS stock when available but it would be helpful to know which figures are completely gone, & which figures you still have CS stock of.

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    So ask those questions!

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    Is there a time frame that you could give us as to the fate of 2014? Would a decision about if there would be a 2014 be made at the end of 2012, the beginning of 2013, or closer to SDCC 2013? Based on this, when would you tell fans about MOTUC 2014?
    Last edited by Tundra_Torque; September 20, 2012 at 11:19am. Reason: Attempted to make question more clear because a similar Q&A had me confused.

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    If Dekker is getting his plastics changed to be molded correctly in the right color, surely can design step in, supercede the Horsemen as they have done before, and change the light-blue on Netossa's skirt and choker/cape to silver, and ensure the white is "white-white" PLEASE? Passive collectors don't care and it would do a lot to foster good-will to PoP fans who were underwhelmed with Frosta and Netossa's lack of mask. Throw them a bone here: it's paint! :-)
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    Is there still a chance of ever getting '87 movie figures other than Blade, Saurod and Gwildor? Now that subs are down and 2014 wil focus on fan favorites (if any), is Mattel still pursuing new properties?
    You said Mattel made WB an offer a few years back, which they refused. Again, does that mean that ship has sailed for good or is there still Hope Mattel might be able to do movie figs other than Blade, Saurod and Gwildor one day?

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    You have said repeatedly that subscription sales will drive this line. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that the best course of action moving forward is to do as much as you can to please the subscribers so that they subscribe again the following year. Following this logic, why have you not taken advantage of your ready access to your subscribers for feedback by constructing official polls and/or questionnaires for subscribers only? This does not need to be limited to character selection polls in which the winner is made into a figure for a particular slot (e.g., the Geldor contest). Indeed, this is a powerful way to collect data in general to gain a better understanding of what sorts of things your subscribers want in the line. Ultimately you have a very passionate subscriber base that is willing to provide you with feedback. You have the numbers on voter turnout for the Geldor poll and I'm sure they are very impressive despite the technical problems many people experienced while attempting to vote. The data obtained from these polls/questionnaires can be infinitely more powerful than any unofficial poll or discussion thread on any fan forum because you know that every response is from a customer and you know exactly which customer it is from. Please take advantage of your subscribers' willingness to provide you with feedback so that we can avoid another rude awakening when subscriptions go on sale next year!

    For example, the first question can be the one you asked in a recent Q&A: "Let us know whom the most important characters are to you. Would you rather have Glimmer and Hydron or Tuskador and Spinnerella?" You will obtain a more robust answer using an official poll than by any other means. Don't waste this golden opportunity while you have the luxury of having it!
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    Many fans are worried that they won't get all the figures they want from POP, NA, 200X, Filmation, prototypes, and concepts if the line might go mainly vintage, with A/B-Listers from the other canons sprinkled in. With the DC property, you have been able to do DC Universe Classics, Green Lantern Classics, and now we have a new line of Watchmen figures coming. For 2012, instead of shoehorning brand new figures for the 30th anniversary, you did the right thing and introduced a sub line for the 30th Anniversary figures. My question is, instead of trying to shoehorn all the characters from across the MOTU spectrum into the MOTU Classics line, has there ever been any conversations of splitting the line up into 3 separate lines: MOTU Classics, POP Classics, and (NA) He-Man Classics? It almost seems like a good way off getting all the characters out , yet if allowing the fans to not have to subscribe to getting characters from a canon they don't care about. Plus, it does allow Matty Collector to sort of reboot the property and sell figures under this new dressing that would have probably come out under the MOTU classics umbrella. Just something to think about in 2015 and beyond if certain factions need completion, yet fans don't want to get bogged with unwanted figures.

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    Now that Dragon Blaster Skeletor is SOLD OUT would it be possible to scan and add the three new Mini Comics to the archives like the Vintage mini comics so everyone can read and enjoy them?

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