Rocklords, right? Powerful transforming rocks! (??)
I do agree that it could have been better to have a Rock People 3 pack in the sub and the FFM multipack as an SDCC exclusive. On the other hand, I also believe that the SDCC budget probably helped Mattel choose the Rock People as an exclusive item. And let's keep in mind, that Vykron was heavily panned last year. Mattel probably had to give something a bit more exciting to fans...
The good thing is that, on the whole, the Comet Warriors look pretty awesome. Of course the use of Trap Jaw parts is getting a bit boring... Still, to me, these guys are much more appealing than last year's Vykron. Had they been done in a cheaper way, these two guys might have been less cool (imagine the disappointment if these guys had not been able to transform for instance...)
Now, I hope that Mattel is aware that there is some demand for Granita (or to a lesser extent, other Rock People).
I know I would have been happy to get some kind of teaser implying that Granita, while not released with her fellow Comet guys, was on her way too. A mention of her in the bios or a Toyguru statement implying that more Rock People could show up in 2014 would have been appreciated. All we know is that Granita is not "off the table" but that's pretty much it!
I hope that Granita's recent trademark is not just to lure fans to buy the Filmation sub... A Granita teaser or allusion at the next SDCC, something like a repaint of their weapon, would be more than welcome...
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20 Most needed characters before MOTUC ends...
Heroic: Lizard Man / King Miro / Hawke / Dakon
POP: Angella / King Micah / General Sunder/ Twiggets 3 pack
Horde: Vultak / Hunga / Prahvus
SnakeMen: Tung Lashor / Sssqueeze
Rock People: Granita
NA: Darius / Sebrian
Thanks for the update TG. I think this set looks fantastic and I have to agree - Stonedar and Rokkon came first as a pair of Comet Warriors, so it makes sense that they came out together like this. I am totally behind a Granita release in the near future though (hopefully 1 of the remaining Filmation figures).
Also about the leg bands - I'm glad they chose to tool the ray gun's instead - can you imagine the uproar if they came without them!?
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the timing is the best time.
Skeleton-Warriors, Ra-Jar, Spinwit, Rock Golem, Evil Seed, Lord Masque, Prahvus, General Tartaran, Hawke, Slob-Boar, King Agho, Hunga the Harpy, Sh'gora, Masks of Power Demons, Nocturna, Lizzor, Horde Wraiths, Sagitar, Crimson Fury, Lodar, Vizar, Angast, Negator, Melaktha, ABC Giants, Stridor
"My favorite Harry Potter movie is Troll."
Hopefully the early access for sub holders will have a LOT more of these on offer than there was with Strobo.
Since I was young, I always imagined the mid-thigh band on Stonedar and the low-thigh band on Rokkon were somehow tied to the rock armor. So, it's a bit of a bummer not to have them. But, if it cost too much to tool up new thigh pieces or make bands to slip over the thighs, I'm personally okay with it.And yes, also the cross sell does show some legs bands that we couldn't tool. The final figures are the lose figs and the packaged figs in the shots. Often (well, always) the cross sell shots are done off of the prototypes and some things do change along the way. In this case it came down to tooling and we really maxed out. It was leg bands or laser gun accessories and we went with the accessories.
I don't get the fuss over Granita.
I love this set. IF it was a three pack for $90 with Granita, I would NOT have bought it. As it is now, I will most likely get this set.
And yes: the Ray-Guns are WAY more important than leg-bands. What about those (like me) who don't have funds to buy every weapon pack? I would have been mighty ticked if the Rock Warriors had leg bands instead of ray guns!
I think it's almost perfect. My only gripe is the over-use of Trap Jaw legs when they could have went with He-Ro legs or something else. But it's not a deal breaker for me. I always loved the Rock Warriors: Stonedar was my favorite! This set it A+ for me.
I just don't get why Mattel can do so well with the Rock Warriors but mess up royally with the iconic Castle Grayskull.
"Everything comes to he who waits."
Some fans see Filmation as their major canon, so there was always three Comet Warriors instead of two. People think of Filmation as the be-all and end-all, but a LOT of fans were vintage toyline fans only and followed the toy canon where there was no Granita.
There should be something poly bagged or extra for those that buy at the con. I hope there will be, otherwise the point of this set being 'exclusive' is lost.
Must Haves before MOTUC is complete! QUEEN ANGELLA! Mermista, Peekablue, Perfuma, Imp, Admiral Scurvy, General Sunder, Colonel Blast, Vultak, Clawdeen, Stridor, Nightstalker, Cat version of Catra METEORBS Gwildor, Saurod, Point Dread with Talon Fighter! Sagitar
I do think it was great that Scott came on here and posted to clear some things up. I have thrown my share of stones at Mattel over the years but I think they have really done well with these. I just can't seem to wrap my head around why so many people are upset about the leg bands. I am not a customizer but even I could come up with something that would fix this.
I also do not care if we get Granita anytime soon. I mean really, if we get her before Glimmer I'd pop a blood vessel.
I think they are awesome. Thanks for the update. Totally understand about Granita; makes sense to me! Hopefully we'll see her in 2014. (I say this as it sounds like she would be too expensive for the Filmation sub.) Maybe the Filmation sub will be "expanded" next year and feature a "larger sized" item? Hmmmmmmmm......
So....does this mean that there is still another 2-Pack coming as part of the 12/13 Sub???
Well i"m glad its a two pack and not a 3 pack and I think they r fine as is!
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To clarify some confusion, the "bands" on the leg were not bands, they were new upper legs. Adding this piece put us over our tooling budget. So the new upper leg piece had to get cut to keep the laser guns.
Before it was "bands or ray guns". Now it's just ray guns because we can't afford the bands. I always love how the story evolves to justify decisions.
Cbomb - read Toyguru's statement. He states that due to how the rock armor was engineered, articulation will be compromised.
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