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    Heroic Warrior MaxGoof's Avatar
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    What's left to use as a lure for the 2015 Subscription?

    Anyone else feel like maybe Mattel showed a little too much good stuff for 2013/2014 at SDCC this week?

    We can cross all the following heavy hitters off the list now:
    --Scorpia
    --Modulok
    --Two Bad
    --Glimmer
    --Kowl
    --Sea Hawk
    --Horde Troopers

    What's really left to use as 2015 bait now? Queen Angella and Madame Razz are POP characters and Flogg and NA Skeletor are from a much less and popular show and won't appeal to everyone (though I love and want them), and the only vintage MOTU figures left are Tongue Lashor and the true C-Listers and D-Listers like Rio Blast, Ninjor, Rotar and so forth. I'm a little concerned now that Mattel hasn't left enough strong characters to put a 2015 lineup together that's viable to sell enough subscriptions to get it made. I really sort of wish Mattel had held onto Two-Bad or Modulok or the Horde Troopers to sell 2015.

    Thoughts, anyone?
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    I wondered the same. The heaviest hitters I can think of beyond Tongue Lashor and Queen Angella, Mermista, and Madam Razz are Night Stalker and Stridor. Skeletor's Robot Knights and Lizard Man are good ones, but not as heavy as the ones you listed.
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    MOTUC Most Wanted: 1) Skeletor's Hover Robots 2) Sssqueeze 3) Tung Lashor 4) Stridor 5) Night Stalker 6) Lizard Man 7) Battle Ram (back half) 8) Roton 9) Multi-Bot 10) Ninjor 11) Dragstor 13) Blast-Attak 14) Saurod 15) Gwildor 16) Snake Mountain 17) TC Skeletor 18) FF He-Man 19) Karg

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    I guess one person's D lister is another person's top draw. None of my top four figures have made it yet. Saurod, Staghorn, Evilseed and Dragstor are all heavy hitters to me
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    This was what I was wondering as well. If character selection is really the primary driver of sub sales, I'm not sure anyone is left who can do it.
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    Mattel did the right thing to show the best of the best. Before thinking of 2015, think of 2014.

    Remaining stuff:
    Tung Lashor, Squeeeze, Blast Attack, Ninjor, Blade, Saurod, Extendar, Dragstor, Multi Bot, NA Skeletor, LL Skeletor, LP He-Man, FF He-Man, Lizard Man, Masks of Power demons, Lodar, POP stuff, NA stuff...

    There is enough another stuff for 2014 AND 2015!

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    They could keep the following "big names" hostage for 2015:

    Lizard Man
    Rio Blast
    Gwildor
    Tung Lashor
    Ssssqueeze
    Dragstor
    Mermista
    Queen Angella
    Flog
    Lord Masque
    MOTUC WISHLIST- Karg ~ Saurod ~ Gwildor ~ Crita ~ Dylamug ~ Staghorn ~ Ninjor ~ Tung Lashor ~ Oo-Larr ~ Darius ~ Evilseed ~ Masks of Power Demons ~ Skelcons ~ Kothos ~ Hawke ~ Veena ~ Spydra ~ Angast ~ S-S-Sssqueeze ~ Sweet Bee ~ Tuskador ~ Lodar ~ Entrapta ~ Sorceress Teela ~ Hunga The Harpy ~ Kex Queen ~ Great Black Wizard ~ Mermista ~ Red Shadow ~ Fang-Or ~ Crimson Fury ~

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    Scorpia could easily be held back.

    Tung Lashor
    RioBlast
    Angella
    Mermista
    Lookee
    Filmation Hordak
    Dragstor
    Eldor
    Laser Light Heman
    LaserLight Skeletor
    Lizard Man
    Teela 2.0
    Fisto Rerelease
    Stridor
    Battleram
    Slime Pit
    Skeletor Robot Knights
    Catra Cat form (not battlecat body)
    Nightstalker
    madam Razz and Broom
    Squeeeze

    A few of theese should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    They could keep the following "big names" hostage for 2015:

    Flog
    Lord Masque
    Though quite a few of us hardcores want those two, I don't see them doing much in driving up sub sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmoon766 View Post
    Scorpia could easily be held back.
    She is coming this year.
    My seller/trader/buyer feedback:
    http://he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=195461

    MOTUC Most Wanted: 1) Skeletor's Hover Robots 2) Sssqueeze 3) Tung Lashor 4) Stridor 5) Night Stalker 6) Lizard Man 7) Battle Ram (back half) 8) Roton 9) Multi-Bot 10) Ninjor 11) Dragstor 13) Blast-Attak 14) Saurod 15) Gwildor 16) Snake Mountain 17) TC Skeletor 18) FF He-Man 19) Karg

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    Lets not forget about mini comic possibilities. Garn, Lodar, Prince Dakon, Green Trap Jaw, and mini comic Stratos are some that I would really like to have in my collection.

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    I think '15 will be just as strong. The big thing I've noticed with alot of us is- once we get our favorite or most requested, we just start wanting someone else. So while now we say Ninjor compared to Two Bad? Pfft. I say give it 15 months & we'll be screaming for him just as much as Two Bad.
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    There just arent many heavy hitters left outside of A-list variants like Snake Armor He-Man, NA Skeletor, Starburst She-Ra, Filmation Hordak and Queen Teela. There are definitely still essentials among the factions: Tongue Lashor, Sssqueeze, Extendar, Rio Blast, Ninjor, Flogg, Angella, Mermista, Madame Razz, Eldor, Veena, Blade, Saurod, Gwildor, Dare, Skeleteen, Vultak, Colonel Blast, Dylamug, Dragstor, Multi-Bot, Light Hope, Battle Lion. And who wouldn't want Bionatops?

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    200x/MYP: Evilseed, Randor (any version at this point), Phravus, Veena/Sorceress, Illumina

    Filmation: Dragoon, Clawful (funny how I only recognize Filmation and MYP as the real version- I spit on the vintage toy design), + every other Filmation list out there

    The rest of POP

    More NA

    The movie figures

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    I would think that Tung Lashor, Madame Razz, Lizard Man, Evilseed, and Rio Blast could be good sub lures for 2015. Plus, Huntara might be coming that year too. If it takes about 18 months to complete a figure, the earliest we could see her would be 2015.

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    Well with 2014 hopefully looking like this:

    April: Scorpia
    May: Ninjor, Space Mutant Skeletor
    June: Rio Blast
    July: Blade
    SDCC: Eldor and Gwildor Two-Pack
    August: Queen Angella, Extendar
    September: Flogg
    October: Dragstor
    November: Lizard Man, Madame Razz w/Broom and Filmation Kowl
    December: Tung Lashor
    Chase Figure: Slime Pit He-Man
    Holiday Item: Galactic Protector Sorceress and She-Ra Two Pack

    2015 could look like this:

    January: Blast Attack
    February: Peekablue
    March: Kayo, Multi-Bot
    April: Huntara
    May: Sssqueeze, Rotar and Twistoid Two-Pack
    June: Sweet Bee
    July: Evil Seed
    SDCC: He-Ro and Skeleteen Two-Pack
    August: Lizor
    September: Prahvus, Mermista
    October: Hawke
    November: Flutterina, Meterorbs Four-Pack
    December: Darius
    Traveling Exclusive: Filmation Hordak w/Imp
    Sub-Exclusive: Force Captain Adora
    Chase Figure: Green Trap Jaw

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    I still think Eldor would make a good sub figure. I like to think that would draw the people in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxGoof View Post
    Anyone else feel like maybe Mattel showed a little too much good stuff for 2013/2014 at SDCC this week?

    We can cross all the following heavy hitters off the list now:
    --Scorpia
    --Modulok
    --Two Bad
    --Glimmer
    --Kowl
    --Sea Hawk
    --Horde Troopers

    What's really left to use as 2015 bait now? Queen Angella and Madame Razz are POP characters and Flogg and NA Skeletor are from a much less and popular show and won't appeal to everyone (though I love and want them), and the only vintage MOTU figures left are Tongue Lashor and the true C-Listers and D-Listers like Rio Blast, Ninjor, Rotar and so forth. I'm a little concerned now that Mattel hasn't left enough strong characters to put a 2015 lineup together that's viable to sell enough subscriptions to get it made. I really sort of wish Mattel had held onto Two-Bad or Modulok or the Horde Troopers to sell 2015.

    Thoughts, anyone?
    2015 is already planned out. Just because we don't know the linup doesn't mean it won't be a great list of characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmoon766 View Post
    Scorpia could easily be held back.

    Tung Lashor
    RioBlast
    Angella
    Mermista
    Lookee
    Filmation Hordak
    Dragstor
    Eldor
    Laser Light Heman
    LaserLight Skeletor
    Lizard Man
    Teela 2.0
    Fisto Rerelease
    Stridor
    Battleram
    Slime Pit
    Skeletor Robot Knights
    Catra Cat form (not battlecat body)
    Nightstalker
    madam Razz and Broom
    Squeeeze

    A few of theese should do it.
    No thay can't hold scorpia back once she was teased at SDCC that means she is coming in 2014. When Mattel did the Grizzlor teaser pick at the end of a pattypalooza panel Grizzlor was the November figure the coming year. Scorpia is coming in 2014 and about time.
    Looking forward to the entire 2014 line

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    Lots of great stuff yet to be revealed and I'm sure a lot of this will be held back for 2015:

    Rio Blast
    Extendar
    Ninjor
    Tung Lashor
    Ssqueeze

    Queen Angella
    Mermista
    Sweet Bee
    Filmation Kowl

    Evilseed
    Calix
    Veena

    Eldor
    Dare/He-Ro

    Madam razz+Broom
    Huntara

    Stridor
    Night Stalker

    Arrow
    Charger

    Flogg

    Hawke

    FF He-Man and TC Skeletor

    The Great Black wizard (the sketch looked awesome and it seems he might come with ultra-cool Filmation accessories)


    I'm sure there's something for everyone on that list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxGoof View Post
    We can cross all the following heavy hitters off the list now:
    --Scorpia
    --Modulok
    --Two Bad
    --Glimmer
    --Kowl
    --Sea Hawk
    --Horde Troopers
    IMO we've reached a bad place when this list is considered a "heavy hitters" list meant to lure in 2014 subscribers.

    So yeah, I'd worry more about 2014 going through, let alone 2015!

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    2014 is going through.
    My seller/trader/buyer feedback:
    http://he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=195461

    MOTUC Most Wanted: 1) Skeletor's Hover Robots 2) Sssqueeze 3) Tung Lashor 4) Stridor 5) Night Stalker 6) Lizard Man 7) Battle Ram (back half) 8) Roton 9) Multi-Bot 10) Ninjor 11) Dragstor 13) Blast-Attak 14) Saurod 15) Gwildor 16) Snake Mountain 17) TC Skeletor 18) FF He-Man 19) Karg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    Mattel did the right thing to show the best of the best. Before thinking of 2015, think of 2014.

    Remaining stuff:
    LL Skeletor, LP He-Man, FF!
    if you look at the cover of the comic that TG was holding it was both LL Skeletor & LP He-man On the cover....

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    Dragstor and Extendar But, I think at least one of them--if not both will be released in 2014. So, after that--I'm not sure.
    Worse case scenario--2014 is the last year (hopefully we make the goal ) of a full 12 figures and after that we may see random figures here and there released that are new, concept etc... I'm hoping for a few more full years, but yeah most of the classic characters will be used up in the not so distant future

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    Some great suggestions for lures ... given Matty only get up to 5 to show as Sub lures, my picks would be:

    Tung Lashor
    Angella
    King Miro (200x/mini-comic design)
    Veena
    toy Catra or 200x King Hssss or 200x Prince Adam (teen) for the quarterly slot

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    I can see them releasing Sssqueeze in 2014 (so that they can keep Tung Lashor as a sub lure for 2015). I'm also expecting them to hold Angella for 2015 (they could release Peekablue or Mermista to please POP fans in 2014).

    What they could do:

    2014:
    Scorpia / Lookee / Huntara / Mermista /NA Skeletor / Sssqueeze / Dragstor / Extendar / Blast Attack/ Madame Razz & Broom / Veena / Peekablue / Crita / Skeletor's robots / Vultak

    2015:
    Tung Lashor/ Angella/ Flogg/ Rio Blast/ Multibot/ Ninjor/ King Miro/ Hawke/ Prahvus/ Evil Seed/ Entrapta/ Eldor/ Lizard Man/ Granita / Sweet Bee / Mara /Imp w/ blue Hordak / Lodar
    20 Most needed characters before MOTUC ends...

    Heroic: Lizard Man / King Miro / Hawke / Dakon
    Evil: Evilseed
    POP: Angella / King Micah / General Sunder/ Twiggets 3 pack
    Horde: Imp / Vultak / Hunga
    POG: Veena
    SnakeMen: Tung Lashor / Sssqueeze
    Rock People: Granita
    NA: Darius / Sebrian

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    This is what I'd do for 2015 at this point:

    January: Blade
    February: Mermista
    March: Tung Lashor
    Oversized figure: Rio-Blast
    Sub exclusive: Eldor
    Two-pack: Flying Fists He-Man and Terror Claws Skeletor

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