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Kind of a random thought, but the last few days I've been considering NOT LOOKING at any of the reveals this week. I doubt they're going to show anything that would absolutely deter me from
buying next year's sub. It would also be fun for the figures to actually be a surprise, rather than discussing them ad nauseum for months, to the point that they feel like old news by the time they finally arrive.
I doubt I have the willpower, and after all, discussing them is half the fun, but just an idea.
Also tried to sell off my EP variant. No success at all.
I still don't get the heavy response he got at SDCC. Sure he's an iconic version of the character, but the response doesn't have any relation to the market situiation...
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In any event, this is getting a bit far removed from the topic of this thread. I'm sure there will be a reveal or two next week who might get a similar reaction and, likewise, several people who are confused by it.
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I'm not sure where people are getting the idea that that version of Randor only sells at a loss on eBay.
I have wanted an extra and couldn't find a cheap one. There aren't many up for sale ever, and the eBay ones are all over $39.99 at least (before shipping).
There were big mistakes made by Mattel design in translating the prototype to toy. There should have been slits in the skirt; his feet should have been a tiny bit less tight at the ankle, etc.
But he's still a great figure. He looks great.
I'm as big an action figure fan as I am a motu fan.
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And yes I understand there are plenty of fans who were excited to own him, but that can be said for even characters most will cringe at owning. And I'm not saying he's even the most least desired figure he's not, but even with the huge ovation he's hardly even one of the most popular figures.
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I'm not surprised by the reaction that the Filmation Randor got at SDCC last year because that room was full of mostly hardcore fans that loved the Filmation series growing up. If you ran a poll to see which version of Randor people would prefer to see in action figure form, Filmation or 200X, I bet it would be pretty close. I much prefer the 200X Randor also, but I'm glad for Filmation fans that they completed the royal family with that figure. Now it's time for a 200X Randor and Prince Adam, though they probably aren't on the new road map until at least 2016.
I'm happy for those that wanted him, but I am devastated he bumped 200X Randor, because we will probably never get him now and he's one of the figures I was dying to see re-made in this line (the king one, although I love all the Randor versions in 200X).
I'm not sure WHICH 200X King Randor got bumped, as he comes in three variations:
Captain Randor (Keldor battle):
Battle Armour Randor (with matching BA Marlena in the episode):
Maybe we can at least get a Battle Armour Randor/Marlena two pack sometime?
After looking at these pictures of the Randors available, I think it makes it easier to see why some people are really let down by EP Randor. The other three Randors are so different in colour, detail and design. EP Randor is the EXACT SAME colours as the figure we already had. I like owning things that are different, even if it is a variant. Like how He-Man is very different looking than Ice or Snake Armour He-Man.
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I love Filmation Randor. Still, I'm a huge Filmation fan so my opinion is definitely biased.
I never liked that the toy didn't match the cartoon. I felt the same about several of the characters as a kid.
That's the beauty of this line though. There's something for everyone. I'm glad we got EP (Filmation) King Randor.
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Nepthu seems like such a waste of a filmation slot. Not sure why he gets brought up so much. Kind of a boring character and design compared to dozens of other filmation characters they could have made.
I think he really only gets brought up so often since he's so heavily rumored to be coming. I really can't recall ever seeing much Nepthu chatter before BCR started dropping hints about him showing up in the Filmation line.
It's my birthday at the weekend... and I would very much like to see reveals of Plundar, Saurod, Dragstor, Staghorn or MYP Evilseed please Mattel.
In order to keep in line with the rules of the thread outlined by my good buddy geooco earlier... "I wanted 200X Randor over Filmation Randor, but meh, neither were particularly high on my list."
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If true, that would mean another year with none of the three available MOTU live action movie figures being made.
The one incarnation of MOTU completely ignored in figure form so far... I stopped buying MOTUC for myself awhile back, but I would come back for Gwildor. It doesn't look like I'll need to worry about that anytime soon though.
I have to agree with some folks on here. I was also bummed about 200X Randor being bumped in favor of Filmation Randor, but not surprised. Our MOTU community has alot of Filmation fans that were no doubt excited over Filmation figures.
Just for the record, not all Filmation fans wanted bathrobe Randor. I'm a Filmation fan, grew up with the show, and still prefer the MYP and vintage toy versions. Heck I even would rather get the old man version from the mini comics over the technicolor Henry VIII version.
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So will Matty "accidentally" leak photos before SDCC?