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    What polls should we run for He-Man.Org's 2012 year end review? :-)

    We'll do the "Best of" and "Worst of" polls for certain (and this year I'll make sure I leave out December 2012 for people who don't get their items in time to review, and bring in December 2011 instead since that was an issue with last year's poll)

    But, what other hot topics would you like us to poll? Anything related to the toy line (including individual releases, Digital River, quality control, etc), movie rumors, licensed products, key characters, etc.

    Please post your suggestions here. We'll pick the top suggestions and do polls on the main page. And please do your best to focus on topics discussed by fandom as a whole, not individual issues relative to your own unique interests or experiences. Definitely no poll suggestions based on personal grievances or that are meant to insult or attack. I shouldn't have to say this but there's always someone!

    Also, if someone before you suggests a poll idea you like, please be sure to say you like that idea. The more people speak up for a poll suggestion, the more likely we are to explore it further if we hadn't already planned on it.

    Thanks!!

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    *Have you enjoyed the 30th anniversary licensed products? Which products did you purchase/ plan on purchasing (wacky wobblers, dvd set, glasses, letter opener, castle grayskull statue, etc.)?

    *How much of an impact over the last year did Digital River play in your mattycollector toy buying habits? Sign up for fewer subs? Purchase fewer items on sale day? Purchase items from another source? How many times did you have to call or e-mail customer service due to a problem? Were they able to help? etc.

    *Have you enjoyed the new DC motu comics?

    *In your opinion, what was the biggest MOTUC disappointment over the past year (i.e. certain figure, DR, cost of shipping, customer service, paint apps, etc)? What was the greatest MOTUC achievement (i.e. Castle Grayskull announced, certain figure, free figure for frosta, etc.)?

    *What is the most overused Toyguru phrase? (i.e. Logistics, maybe in a movie year, Keep reading the bios, etc). PLEASE note this is meant to be in fun
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    Who's your most wanted character from the vintage toylines?
    Most-wanted MOTUC: Granita - Hunga the Harpy - Spinnerella - Melaktha - Vultak - Dylamug - Crita - Mermista Sprag, Sprocker and Spritina

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    As the vintage MOTU list gets shorter and shorter, which of the remaining sources of characters would you like to see the most of/most anticipate (Original MOTU Mini comics, Princess of Power, New Adventures, 200x Mike Young Productions, Son of He-Man, Filmation,
    etc...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    *What is the most overused Toyguru phrase? (i.e. Logistics, maybe in a movie year, Keep reading the bios, etc). PLEASE note this is meant to be in fun
    I was thinking of something similar, but broader such as 'catchphrase of the year' so we could stick in 'it's comparison time' and others.

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    I think this is an ample opportunity to find out what the hell happened during July and Augusts' subscription period. Find out why the turn out was so low.

    "Which of the following in your opinion contributed to the lowest subscription turn out during the subscription period?"

    Give LOTS of options, so that Mattel can learn from their mistakes. Heck, if you decide to use this one, let fans give as many reasons as they can to provide poll choices. We've got to find out why 2013's sub had so many problems this year...was it Digital River, the reversed forearms, cheap variants like Snake Man-At-Arms or Battleground Evil-Lyn, "bad choices" like Vykron, expensive unwanted multi-packs such as the Star Sisters and the Fighting Foe Men?

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    Best/favorite non-toy release i.e. DVD's, Tumblers, letter opener, ect.

    Best comic series between mini, digital & print.

    Worst accessory or pack in.

    I totally second the TG catch phrase.
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    maybe one to gauge interest in a Filmation only mini-sub for 2013........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post

    "Which of the following in your opinion contributed to the lowest subscription turn out during the subscription period?"

    Give LOTS of options, so that Mattel can learn from their mistakes. Heck, if you decide to use this one, let fans give as many reasons as they can to provide poll choices. We've got to find out why 2013's sub had so many problems this year...was it Digital River, the reversed forearms, cheap variants like Snake Man-At-Arms or Battleground Evil-Lyn, "bad choices" like Vykron, expensive unwanted multi-packs such as the Star Sisters and the Fighting Foe Men?
    This is a great idea. To add to it, I'd suggest asking what made people sub for 2012 so the two can be compared (ie. if Shadow Weaver hadn't been the sub-exclusive, would 2012 have been in dire straits as 2013 was?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawful Ofit View Post
    Best/favorite non-toy release i.e. DVD's, Tumblers, letter opener, ect.

    Best comic series between mini, digital & print.

    Worst accessory or pack in.

    I totally second the TG catch phrase.
    I support all four of these and........

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    ....all of these.....
    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    *Have you enjoyed the 30th anniversary licensed products? Which products did you purchase/ plan on purchasing (wacky wobblers, dvd set, glasses, letter opener, castle grayskull statue, etc.)?

    *How much of an impact over the last year did Digital River play in your mattycollector toy buying habits? Sign up for fewer subs? Purchase fewer items on sale day? Purchase items from another source? How many times did you have to call or e-mail customer service due to a problem? Were they able to help? etc.

    *Have you enjoyed the new DC motu comics?

    *In your opinion, what was the biggest MOTUC disappointment over the past year (i.e. certain figure, DR, cost of shipping, customer service, paint apps, etc)? What was the greatest MOTUC achievement (i.e. Castle Grayskull announced, certain figure, free figure for frosta, etc.)?

    *What is the most overused Toyguru phrase? (i.e. Logistics, maybe in a movie year, Keep reading the bios, etc). PLEASE note this is meant to be in fun
    And Finally: What Masters cross over would you most like to see in 2013? (Lego, Angry Birds, Transformers, ect...)

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    The 'worst of' poll is just pointless negativity, imo. I think it should be dropped.

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    I like the poll ideas about favorite 30th anniversary item, what happened with the sub sales, the question about the DC comics series, best comic series, and biggest mistake of the year/ biggest disappointment.

    I'd also suggest: How do you feel the 30th anniversary line turned out as a whole?

    Have your opinions on new characters changed after a year when we saw some new characters released in the line?

    Do you feel the 30th anniversary was a success? (Did it raise public awareness, reward fans, bring in new fans, etc.)
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    *Would you be on-board for a Filmation subscription in 2013?

    *Should some current popular figures be remade in the Filmation style like King Randor was?

    *How can Mattel best utilize the Filmation license?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    The 'worst of' poll is just pointless negativity, imo. I think it should be dropped.
    I agree. People would vote because of the eras characters are from (Slushhead), figures that they couldn't give away (The Star Sisters) or the politics (Mighty Spector). Not because any of these are particularly terrible figures. It would be like Flipshot from last year. He wasn't a terrible figure by any means, but fans voted for him because he was a NA character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    I agree. People would vote because of the eras characters are from (Slushhead), figures that they couldn't give away (The Star Sisters) or the politics (Mighty Spector). Not because any of these are particularly terrible figures. It would be like Flipshot from last year. He wasn't a terrible figure by any means, but fans voted for him because he was a NA character.
    I definitely agree with you there. That drove me crazy last year. Icarius had lots of new sculpting, no QC errors, quite a few nice accessories, an alternate portrait, and excellent paint. And yet was considered one of the worst figures of last year. Right....

    Maybe most disappointing figure might be a better category?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    I agree. People would vote because of the eras characters are from (Slushhead), figures that they couldn't give away (The Star Sisters) or the politics (Mighty Spector). Not because any of these are particularly terrible figures. It would be like Flipshot from last year. He wasn't a terrible figure by any means, but fans voted for him because he was a NA character.
    As much as I disagree with those opinions, they are all perfectly valid reasons to dislike figures. So go ahead with some 'worst of' polls.

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