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    What other brands/licenses would you like to see on Mattycollector

    I think one factor in growing the fan base for Classics is seeing Mattycollector grow. In recent years we've seen a handful of brands on Mattycollector (Ghostbusters, Voltron, WWE Legends, Back to the Future) but going into 2013 the only two brands putting out regular product on Mattycollector are MOTU and DC, which really means MOTU is carrying a lot of the weight to keep Mattycollector going. Rather if it's a potentially ongoing property like DC, a property like Voltron that lasts briefly and is then complete, or a media attractor like the Hoverboard it seems like getting more fan bases frequenting Mattycollector is something that helps not only the site stay afloat but helps MOTU Classics be discovered by new fans. I know a handful of fans who only subscribed to MOTU due to deciding to subscribe to DC or Voltron. I'm not saying this was a huge number but it was a contributor to growth for the brand.

    Technically I myself only really came to the Mattycollector site due to the Ghostbusters line. When MOTU Classics first started I was only an occasional toy collector (unlike today). I mostly picking up a handful of toys when at comic conventions, etc, and wasn't yet any sort of completist. At the time I think I had just the SDCC King Grayskull, He-Man, Skeletor, SDCC He-Ro, and maybe Hordak (all things I bought at conventions). After that I was pretty much done with Classics (pending an Orko release). It wasn't until I picked up the SDCC Ghostbusters Egon that I ended up actually going to the Mattycollector site to find out when the other three Ghostbusters were coming out. This is how I really got hooked into Classics, by looking for Ghostbusters I ended up really seeing the site and the depths of MOTU figures new and old being released each month. Even though I may not have stuck with Ghostbusters in the long run (didn't need all the variants) it did work in getting me really hooked into Classics which lead to me becoming an all in subscriber to the line.

    Digital river aside, I really like the Mattycollector idea and would love to see it grow. So for fun, what toy brands and licenses would you like to see Mattycollector pick up and carry in the near future? It doesn't necessarily have to be a big attention getting brand, just any brand that could potentially be available to Mattel (so obviously not Star Wars or Turtles or anything already picked up or owned by someone else), and has to be something that would seem to make sense being a part of an adult collector oriented website. Hopefully we'll see some cool new brands or licenses announced for 2014 at Toy Fair or SDCC.
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    None. At this point, the less I have to deal with MattyCollector, the better. This is my last year getting a MOTU sub and I'm hoping they do not offer a DCU one for 2014 so I can be done with their nonsense.
    Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.

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    Blackstar. I had a bunch of those when I was a kid and loved that they sparked. The little dwarf guys were awesome too...had them all ( the trobbits I think they were called). The one with the big ears was my favorite. I had a few of the figures and I always teamed them all up with my Motu figures. I think it was Blackstar, a Knight guy, a Bat/Gargoyle guy, a red gator looking guy, a werewolf, and a Bee. Bad guys came with a demon. I really liked them and think they'd be cool if someone "classicised" them!

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    Yes Blackstar would be a welcome addition! I loved the demons the most!

    Silverhawks would be amazing of course!

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    I know that you're looking for a license that isn't locked up, but I don't think that Bandai really has too much of a stranglehold on the license for much longer, if at all.

    The big one for me would be Thundercats. Any thing else and I'm just so so on. Not to mention aside from Thundercats I don't know how the rest would pan out long term.

    I think that you'd get a lot of brands that could get kick started in the beginning only to find that it dies a year or so later due to limited support.

    To me and from what I've seen, Thundercats is very similar in a bunch of ways like MOTUC in all aspects, from fan support to business.

    I'm sure that this board is some what biased, but if done correctly from a classics point of view by the horsemen I don't see why Thundercats couldn't be just as successful with a multiple year run just like MOTUC.

    It gets my vote! HOOOO!!!!

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    Thundercats.

    Blackstar

    SilverHawks...


    AWESOME character designs all around. I would buy all the 'main guys' from any of these properties. Things like Bravestarr?? Maybe just the marshall and his horse/sidekick... but I would LOVEEEEEEE to get Blackstar and his DRAGON!!!!



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    Apart from the ones already mentioned I would personally like to see;

    Bravestarr - I would love for these to be done in the MOTUC style but I could accept them being done on a smaller buck.

    Wildstorm - I have a huge wish to see these come in DCUC but I would be all over a Wildstorm sub like this years Watchmen sub. A 6 figure sub could easily be done with minimal tooling and also tie in to the current DC52 universe. Midnighter, Apollo, Grifter, Zealot, Voodoo and Engineer.

    Vertigo - There are some very iconic characters in the Vertigo line that will probably never be done again. Using the above 6 figure sub idea I would like to see Spider Jerusalem, Jesse Custer, Saint of Killers, Morpheus, Death (a proper figure this time) and V (V for Vendetta).
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Blackstar. I had a bunch of those when I was a kid and loved that they sparked. The little dwarf guys were awesome too...had them all ( the trobbits I think they were called). The one with the big ears was my favorite. I had a few of the figures and I always teamed them all up with my Motu figures. I think it was Blackstar, a Knight guy, a Bat/Gargoyle guy, a red gator looking guy, a werewolf, and a Bee. Bad guys came with a demon. I really liked them and think they'd be cool if someone "classicised" them!

    At one point, I had the green warlock dragon MIB. Think it was 1991. Wish I still had it.
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    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors would be my favorite, anyone else here interested in toys of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil.Pastel View Post
    At one point, I had the green warlock dragon MIB. Think it was 1991. Wish I still had it.
    That sounds awesome! When I was a kid I don't remember asking for them, I think my mom just got me them when she couldn't find me new He-man guys. If they ever did a Blackstar line they have to include the dragon! I think Galoob made them though....wonder if they still hold the license...

    Oh...side note.....I think they should still have the spark feature......I may be an adult collector but I still like action features.

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    • Blackstar

    • Golden Girl

    • BraveStarr

    • Captain Power

    • ThunderCats

    • Conan

    • Lost World of the Warlord

    • Galaxy Fighters

    • Galaxy Warriors
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    That sounds awesome! When I was a kid I don't remember asking for them, I think my mom just got me them when she couldn't find me new He-man guys. If they ever did a Blackstar line they have to include the dragon! I think Galoob made them though....wonder if they still hold the license...

    Oh...side note.....I think they should still have the spark feature......I may be an adult collector but I still like action features.

    It's hard to remember the "why's." That was another life. I'm not even sure which figures I had and didn't have. I don't think I had that many of them, but it's really hard to remember. I have the same problem with LJN Thundercats. It's really tough to remember back that far. I'm pretty sure I had Mumm-ra, but nothing is certain.

    I don't even remember them sparking.
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