Clamp Champ is still one of the least exciting figures in my view as far as powers and design, but he still looks cool. And it will be nice to get some more ethnic variety in our collections.
NA He-Man looks absolutely amazing. I still can't believe how great the NA figures have been. I thought the original toys were awful. This makes me want all of them, even a Starship Eternia. I love that they incorporated He-Man's cross symbol to tie the figures together. I wonder if that was Scott's idea, the 4H idea, or both. The only complaint would be the apparent lack of armor and second helmeted head. Maybe they'll release that later on in another way. I'm not too fussed about it, cause I'll display him as he looks in the case.
Castle Grayskull. I still can't believe we have a real chance of getting one. And it looks great. I, too, wish there were a few more filmation nods, especially an extra cartoon-accurate throne. On the other hand, the Sorceress couldn't sit on it anyway. Is it too much to hope for a Sorceress 2.0 with a wing structure that is soft and pliable like Shadow Weaver's cape? Mattel's willingness to even consider this playset shows me that there are people at the company besides Scott and the 4H who want this line to succeed. The extra features that it will have are just too cool beyond words. It makes me feel like a kid again. I can't wait, and hope it goes through.
CG could really reinvigorate this line. With all the shipping problems and other issues, it's been easy for many to get so down on the line. But CG shows us again why we love this line. It really is the best action figure line of all time, in my opinion. If we can stick in there a few more years, just think how awesome it would be with the most complete collection possible, even including the concept figures. We could get a Filmation Snake Mountain even. Heck, we could dream big and even get an Eternia, Crystal Castle, Fright Zone (Filmation style, please!), Fright cavern (updated classic FZ playset), Starship Eternia, and Nordor. What about an Eternos Palace? The possibilities are endless. I know many of these are unlikely. But CG in itself, I hope, will bring people back who walked away. I hope that people will get it and realize that they need more figures and vehicles. It certainly is possible. Thank you Mattel.