I was watching the "Origin of the Sorceress" last night from the Filmation series and Stridor was in it. I forgot that he became alive due to a spell cast by Morgoth and almost got emotional watching the episode since I had him as a kid. If vehicles are over (hope not),I hope see him as a reveal soon--wouldn't he be considered a beast (they're not off the table for now right?)
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I got Stridor from a garage sale as a kid and I really loved that toy! With the obvious parts reuse for Night Stalker I really hope that Mattel will get to them someday. I would love to have Fisto/Stridor and Jitsu/Night Stalker squaring off in my display
RE Despara, doesn't she seem tailor made for Comic Con being a character from a comic? She could even be displayed with the Hordak-ish head or the Adora head for Con and Matty versions.
Meanwhile, I really expect Scorpia to be the 2014 exclusive because she's popular across the board. As long as she gets made at this point is all I care about.
Also, Ninjor fits into MOTU better than some figures that have already appeared in MOTUC, so there's no leg to stand on about that. He's a figure we should get, and since he's relatively easy to make I think that makes him a good figure to include as well.
Scorpia would be a great sub exclusive, can't deny that. But Despera, while tremendously cool, isn't as important as most of the figures we have left. I would be happy to see her, but not before we get the very slots we're scampering for.
Despara would be an amazing SDCC exclusive! Very cool looking, comic related, but not necessarily essential to everyone.
I don't really understand why people want the SDCC exclusive to be a non-essential character. Did anyone have a problem getting He-Ro, Orko/Adam, or Marlena/Cringer? There were plenty available on MattyCollector and Orko/Adam were even reissued recently. Wouldn't you rather get a high profile character and pay a slight premium than risk the chance of never getting them because the line ends?
RE Despara, she's being talked about as the sub exclusive, so that's why I point out her better place as an SDCC exclusive. But I don't agree she's not important as she's a hot character to make, fresh in the minds of comic fans, and helps promote the line as much as an old favorite like Rio Blast (maybe better).
I do agree that Despera is cool, but she's new to the party and needs to get in line behind others that have been waiting longer for figures (Scorpia, Razz, etc)
I personally think that they should have a heavy MOTU vintage hitter for the sub exclusive. Every spot counts. No more nonessential spots. And since that seems to be the biggest group of fans, then put what they want the most as the lure. Good business sense. Two Bad for the sub exclusive would be my choice.
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Well with all the discussion that has been going on around here, I realized that if the vintage MOTU sub group is the largest of all the subbers, then you really need to hook them and get them to buy in. Matty has never really been the best at marketing, but this is really the time to step up and show their skills. They need to blow us away at SDCC so people HAVE to sub in. This is the way to do it. If anything can be learned by all the discussion, then it is that you really need to keep the vintage MOTU guys addicted and begging for more.
August: Glimmer w/Kowl
September: Blade, Modulok
SDCC Exclusive: Despera vs, He-Man Two Pack
If anything Eldor should be the SDCC exclusive as He-Ro was to kind of 'bookend' the possible ending (?) of the line. I AM NOT saying the line will end but if it did, Eldor should be made!
Now for the 2014 Sub Exclusive it should be Dare son of He-Man! Cause at this point he is a concept, a bridge to the future of the line and a must have for die hard collectors. And he could also be the spark that can reignite the desire for the line as it may hopefully move further with characters that will be slightly more obscure, conceptual or not considered must haves to many from the looks of various posts.
Despara.... SHOULD BE MADE! It's a new fresh take which actually WORKS!!! She should get her own slot AFTER we get presumably what we consider the must haves. What's not to like accept that seemingly she threatens what many fear a potential slot for a must have. If they can't find a way to get her into this in 2014 I truly hope she will make it to 2015 or in some loophole!
'Tis the wind and nothing more.....
Dare and Despera aren't strong enough to pull people in as a sub lure.
I don't know...Despera might be. She has been pretty popular and highly praised, and looks to be featured in the ongoing series. Already there have been a lot of people asking for her. I think she could do pretty darn well.
Dare on the other hand...probably not so much. Buy a Ka-Zar figure, boom there you go.
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We were specifically told that Dare would not be in 2014-2015, see the words straight from Scott here: http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve...808#9101046808
Let me further elaborate on Despera, I typed that last message in haste.
Is she cool? Yes. Would she be a cool figure? Yes, someday.
IF she were to get released, she would no doubt count as a POP slot. And I am so not willing to give up any POP heavy hitters that haven't been released for some new version of Adora, no matter how awesome it might be. And my question to those asking for her, is she more important to you than Glimmer, Angella, Mermista, Castaspela, etc?
And if you're thinking of getting her as merely a sub exclusive, she may be cool, but not enough people know who she is to make it a safe sub lure for 2014. I'm a heavy MOTU/POP fan, and I haven't gotten my hands on the comic yet, but no matter how cool she may be the last thing this line needs is new cannon and new factions.
The best slot I could give her is traveling con.
Again, I agree she is cool, but she's not cool enough to take up any of the valuable slots we have left before any of the other POP, Vintage, NA, etc.
I'm not saying this to cause any angst, I'm saying this to not tank the subs.
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Most Wanted Crita, Kittrina, Granita, Hawke, Lady Slither, Hunga, Sagitar, Tuskador, Vultak, Dylamug, Masque, Sebrian, Dree Elle, Uncle Montork, King Miro, Quakke, Butthead, Hoove, Darius, Spinwit, Nocturna, Kayo, Lizzor, Artilla, Vizar, Staghorn, Lodar, Twiggets, Drissi,Crystoll, Caz, Bubblor, Three Beast, Fang-Or, Great Black Wizard, Major Header, Ra-Jar, and Negator.
See, I disagree - she is a perfect sub lure.
* She fills the original intent that it would be someone that completists would want but would it be "essential"
* She is a bad-arse character, that I think even anti-PoP or those that don't even like females that much would love her, much like they reponded well to Catra
I can't stand newly invented characters shoe-horned into the line, but even I would be all over her. She instantly seems rather popular, and I'm pretty sure we will see her much more in the future. I think she would be far more popular than another He-variant, and as a fan I think it's great because she wouldn't take up another slot for a needed vintage character.
It just feels very right to me.
Who the hell is Despara?
Recent.... Lizard Man
Wanted.... NA She-Ra, Jitsu....
Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
'Tis the wind and nothing more.....