I really want a madame Razz figure. She's not a top ten, but she's a necessary character. The only thing that worries me about her is that she is so specific and so tooling intensive it might be too late in the line to get the resources to make her. I'm sure there are enough PoP and Filmation fans to buy into her. I would also think that most fans who may not really want a Razz figure would still recognize her importance and her 'right' to be made. I can see why some might see her as more cartoony than orko since she is a highly exaggerated rendering of a (mostly) human female and looks far less realistic than the other females on her show. She stands out in comparison to those other females. Orko is mostly unique on his show and a unique creature.
Twiggets like these, on the other hand, I would definitely buy.
Even if you go with BBM's Twiggets, the point is people would still want him to have a more plump physique than the standard male buck that you referenced earlier. People want Madame Razz to have her usual physique for the same reason: it's the design that they grew up with and have loved for 25+ years. It has nothing to do with people finding the notion of a reinterpretation sexist or offensive, as you suggested.
Playing catch up, so far so good......a lot to go.
Two other examples of what I mean:
There are plenty of people who want a Filmation Sprocker.
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Madame Razz as a character is great. Madame Razz by the 4 Horsemen WOULD BE AWESOME! While the Filmation design is always her root, I don't think it's detailed enough for the line, but if the 4H have free reign, they can do her some major justice.
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I like all the reinterpretations that you've posted, but I'll always see them as just that: reinterpretations. I would probably like a whole line of gbagok's designs, but that's not what this line is about for me (and I think a lot of other people).
But to each their own.
Madame Razz is a Filmation character and needs to look like she did in the cartoon. Just like Granamyr is a Filmation character and he looks like he did in the cartoon with a little more detail, the same should be done with Madame Razz. That is who the character is, making her taller, skinnier, sexier, or anything else changes who she is as a character. I also would be happy to have the Twiggets as seen in Filmation. I think since they have the rights now Mattel should be focusing on Filmation characters and designs. I love that the POP characters have all been based on Filmtion. The MOTU/POP franchise would have never been what it was without Filmation, it was what made the line huge. Toys of the 80's did not last without a cartoon. FILMtion is He-Man and She-ra.
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Granamyr is way too cartoony for my taste
Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what Madame Razz will look like in the new DC comics. It might give the non-Filmation fans a bit more cleavage ... I mean leverage
There's no reason to majorly change Razz' design; the Horsemen simply need to flesh her out into three dimensions and add a few details. as they did with Fang Man. And it doesn't matter that she was one of the more cartoony characters in the show because of the quality of the Filmation character designs. Even the cartoonish characters still had a solid structure underlying them; basically, they were designs you could turn around without having major transformations occur depending on the angle. Some cartoon characters can't do that. Think Phineas and Ferb, where you can see both of their eyes even when their head is sideways. That translates poorly into three dimensions. Razz has enough of an internal, consistent structure to all of her parts that she can make the jump from two to three dimensions without losing her familiar look.
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I think all the Filmation figures should look like their Cartoon counterparts first and foremost. No cheap looking 200X redesigns, no overdone paint apps and jagged edges to make her look 'sexy' or 'menacing'. Filmation is cartoonish by design, and the figures should reflect that. I'm glad Fang Man was kept intact and not turned into a Spawn or DragonBall character like 200X fans seem to want for every figure.
I'd like to see a little less giggling throughout. Yes, it's important to have fun, but too much takes away some of the professionalism of it.
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I think fans might be more turned on to more serious designs than more pedestrian or sillier ones as some MYP designs are more popular than their Filmation counterparts, as evidenced by King Miro, Evilseed and Count Marzo.
If more Filmation characters had appeared in MYP, the fans might enjoy those versions better as they might be more toyetic in nature. Fortunately for Filmation fans, MYP never reached most of their characters so there is only one version out there.