View Poll Results: What do you consider to be the main quality of a worthy Filmation figure?

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  • Number of appearances in the episodes

    18 12.86%
  • Overall character design (how they look)

    65 46.43%
  • Their significance to the story (their role)

    42 30.00%
  • Their gender

    2 1.43%
  • Their faction

    1 0.71%
  • Other (please explain)

    12 8.57%
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Thread: What main factor do you use to determine Filmation character importance?

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    Heroic Warrior King Tamusk's Avatar
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    What main factor do you use to determine Filmation character importance?

    When it comes to determining which Filmation characters you want in MOTUC, what do you find yourself measuring by the most?

    Is it the number of appearances that had in the episodes? Is it their overall "look" or character design? Is it the significant role they had in the show? Is it gender? Is it faction? Or, is it something else completely?

    True, some times it may be all of these. But, think hard and ask yourself, which is the one that you consider most when wanting a figure?

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    Nice question!

    For me, overall character design. The figures are avatars of my imagination and it comes down to can I make them work in the factions and stories I see in the MOTU-verse.

    Established canon is great, but ever since I was a kid I made my own stories and did my own thing. I approach them the same way as an adult.
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    Awesome question! Way to delve into our psyche King T! Ok, for me it's a combination of things. The character's episode. The impact the character made on me. Was he/she memorable. Did they do something of importance? If they were a villain were they a true threat? What did they accomplish? How do they compare to the other characters. If they were a good guy, what was the impact. Finally do I still remember seeing them as a kid and would 5 year old me want one. That's what drives my choices.

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    How they look of course !!

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    To me its you have it or you don't. Is the character cool or not. An example is Plundor, he may be a giant pink rabbit but he was from another dimension where that could be the norm. He is sadistic, evil, greedy, and no morals for anything. He also has done more evil damage than Skeletor has done. That makes him cool to me. So you either have or you don't.

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    Story significance for me, although looking cool helps! Still, I'd love Melaktha, and hes fairly bland.
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    It's all about character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Awesome question! Way to delve into our psyche King T! Ok, for me it's a combination of things. The character's episode. The impact the character made on me. Was he/she memorable. Did they do something of importance? If they were a villain were they a true threat? What did they accomplish? How do they compare to the other characters. If they were a good guy, what was the impact. Finally do I still remember seeing them as a kid and would 5 year old me want one. That's what drives my choices.
    Pretty much....should have been multiple choice, as I don't have just one main factor....
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    This is a great question! I actually watched a few episodes last night just to refresh my memory on Granita & Nepthu... For me, it matters how the character drives the story...

    Using characters that have recently caused discussions, I find the following:
    Masque - I watched the Shokoti episode when she was announced. Masque is a cool looking character, but actually has a pretty small part in the episode.
    Huntara - Great She-Ra episode and a very strong, dominant female character.
    Plundor - Campy episode, but he is one mean bunny rabbit! He looks a little silly, but it kind of adds to his charm.
    Nepthu - Interesting character in the episode, but the look is pretty bland. He got way more screen time than Masque did though!
    Granita - Nice to see Stonedar, Rokkon and Granita in the She-Ra episode, but I didn't feel there was anything special to her.

    So, of all these characters, I see Huntara & Plundor as the "preferred" choices in this grouping. I definitely prefer a more story-driven character as an action figure. Of course, I think they all will make cool figures.
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    I think for a lot of people it just comes down to nostalgic connection. If you remember them from when you were young they will most likely rank high for you. Once you get to characters you either don't remember or have never seen it probably comes down to character design.
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    Had to vote "OTher"

    Because there are two things going on here.

    The second is easy. In She Ra Filmation, I want the Filmation CHaracters, because they were very used, and very important. Major main characters. Bow, Adora, Shadow Weaver, Ect...

    How could any fan not want all these guys?

    As for the first part, it's more ephermial. I just want the guys I always thought were cool. They stood out to me. Dont get me wrong, I notice that all the really top draws in He-Man Filmation were Skeletor faction guys. So that is clearly a factor. I always cared more (evidently) about "real" characters, which to my child mind ment they worked for Skeletor. Cause, you know, Skeletor.

    So Strong Arm, Icer, those were my top 2. I didnt even remember Fang Man, but he is cool looking, and I am very glad to have him.

    BUt heck, I didnt even remember Shokoti until I bought all the dvd collections and the '.org went on and on about wanting her. So now she's a must have, and I agree she alwasy should have been.

    But kid me didnt remember her, or really care about her. I feel I never really caught that episode maybe. Who Knows?

    But I strongly remember Strong Arm & Icer. They both felt like "real" He-Man toy characters.

    Heck, I want that Giant (who's model was used twice once as "the Tingler" though I liked the other version better) just because he was cool, and "used twice" and would have been a cool toy. With He-Man, who knows? It was just stuff that I thought was cool and "official" feeling.

    But yeah, POP is easy. By the time POP rolled around, they were really at the top of their game, and POP is obviously the better show from many important standpoints. They really nailed it so everything unique to it was on the mark, and frankly though I never had any of the POP toys, (so that stuff is irrelivant to me) the toon was the "Real thing" so all of them felt equally important, since toy origins ment nothing to me in SHe Ra

    But toy origins ment alot in He-Man.

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    How they fit into the MOTU story is very important to me. that & what further potential to story & imagination to the mythos of MOTU.
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    Significance to the story but technically almost tied with looks too.
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    I chose, "Number of appearances" option...Hunga the Harpy was in a few episodes of She-Ra mind you.

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    Overall character design for me and also memories I have with this character when I was a little boy
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