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    Club Etheria/POP Mini Sub Speculation Thread

    I searched through 17 pages of threads and couldn't find one devoted to this, so if I'm doubling up I'm sorry. That said...

    How would you see a PoP/Etheria mini sub handled?

    Which ever characters aren't slated for the main sub?

    Filmation characters like Madam Razz and Dylamug?

    Concept characters like Josh and Bubble Carriage Girl?

    Vintage Toy versions of characters like She-Ra and Catra?

    All new characters, like Draego Man for PoP?

    Or some combination there of, or something totally different?
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    A PoP mini-subscription would be awesome!

    I would like it to concentrate on the biggest and best since MOTUC is in crisis mode.

    Since it would presumably have a small budget, perhaps the following: Madame Razz and Broom (the major incentive to sign-up for the subscription), Peekablue (able to share parts with Netossa), Perfuma (no "gimmick" so should be fairly cheap to produce), General Sunder (able to share parts with Horde Troopers), Granita (able to share parts with Tallstar) and Flutterina (able to share the wing mechanism with Sweet-Bee and Angella).

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    I need this in my life.

    I'd like it to include a bunch of the vintage characters, with maybe 1-2 Filmation characters. Scorpia would be a good lure, and they can put Huntara here as well. For the rest, they should filter out a few of the GR ladies that would be harder sells like Double Trouble (no cartoon appearance) or Perfuma, and some bigger draws like Entrapta, Mermista or even Angella. Madame Razz might work as well, if the rest of the mini-sub are low-tool/easy-tool characters.
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    I wonder if Scorpia could head up a mini Club Etheria sub, perhaps as an exclusive. No other character would help sell the sub as much as she would! and if it's 6 figures + Scorpia sub exclusive, then fans can't cry foul too much as 7x $25 figures isn't that big of a commitment. Yes I'd love an extra Scorpia, but at this stage in the game Mattel need guaranteed sales on the lesser demanded POP characters like Perfuma and Flutterina. It would probably cause a stir with those buying the main sub and expecting to get her in that though

    I doubt Madame Razz would be viable for a mini sub slot due to the amount of unique tooling and she would probably need the main sub's support.

    I could see a She-Ra sub looking like this: Queen Angella, Peekablue, Perfuma, Flutterina, Spinnerella, Entrapta (and Scorpia as the sub exclusive) Again due to the tooling needed Mermista would be a main sub figure. I expect Loo-Kee and Filmation Kowl to be pack ins later in 2014. Imp should come in 2014 too somehow...

    That leaves Sweet Bee and Double Trouble for 2015.
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    I would love this! I think a couple of big draws at the beginning with some moderate new tooling, followed by 4 more figures that would require less. So I would choose:

    Scorpia
    Angella
    Double Trouble (possibly with Loo-Kee)
    Entrapta
    General Sunder
    Flutterina

    You have some big guns, some less demanded, a couple of Horde members to get Horde fans on board and... Sunder! Who would be cheap to make and male in the mix and will look awesome.

    That would leave some demanded characters like Mermista, Razz and Sweet Bee for the regular subs, along with a few less expensive figures in Peekablue, Perfuma and Spinnerella.
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    I've thought about this a lot. As much as I would love characters like Josh, catra's cat warrior and He-ra, I would rather have a minisub that helps to expand my great rebellion with existing filmation GR characters.

    based on the filmation sub, I think there would be three major hitters announced, and one teased. I'm thinking Angella, Scorpia, Sunder. I'm thinking Peekablue because most of her reuses Netossa and that would help keep tooling costs low.

    I can only dream that Hunga would be there. I don't think they would use more than one male character, saving someone like Micha/red knight or general blast or dylamug for the regular sub.

    Sweetbee sticks out to me like someone we could see in a minisub. Mermista, like others have speculated, would be an oversized item so we can have legs and mermaid bits. I also think we'd see more heroes than villains. Considering Huntara's popular vote at SDCC, I could see her being used in a minisub to help ensure the success. I can hear Scott saying, "I never said she'd be in the main sub!"

    I think Razz is 2015 sub bait, or an SDCC item packed with twiggets.

    Perfuma is a character I do not see fitting into the main sub, and so I wouldn't be surprised if she were in Club Etheria instead. This could be just personal bias, but I don't find her visually appealing and I think she'd be harder for anti-pop collectors to unload than the star sisters.

    Spinerella and Flutterina have just as much chance as Entrapta or Double Trouble, though the latter two have affiliation to the Horde which would make them more appealing to the main sub.

    Cat form Catra (although in a Q&A Scott said no) would be a welcome addition.

    Regardless of the final line-up, a Club Etheria mini sub would be the best thing ever.

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    I'd be on board for this! Etheria boasts a ton of fantastic characters who I would like to add to my MOTUC collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica Mars View Post
    Vintage Toy versions of characters like She-Ra and Catra?
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    I think Scorpia and Huntara are potentially both in this kind of sub--although since they're both Filmation characters that may be skewing my expectations.
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    I would still like to see the classic POP characters, Scorpia and Razz in the main sub, so I would like to see either:-

    Media POP mini sub (mix of comics and Filmation)
    Despara
    Josh
    Crimson Fury
    Vultak
    General Sunder
    Hunga The Harpy

    Or a mini sub dedicated to toy versions of the POP figures already released
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    I'd have it focus on the main PoP gals, so that group has the best chance of being completed. And, I'd have them match the current style as the ones already released (style guides, mostly)

    Queen Angella
    Sweet Bee
    Double Trouble
    Perfuma
    Spinnerella
    Flutterina

    Mermista, Entrapta, and Peekablue can be in the main sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tamusk View Post
    I'd have it focus on the main PoP gals, so that group has the best chance of being completed. And, I'd have them match the current style as the ones already released (style guides, mostly)

    Queen Angella
    Sweet Bee
    Double Trouble
    Perfuma
    Spinnerella
    Flutterina

    Mermista, Entrapta, and Peekablue can be in the main sub.
    *Almost* agree with you. Replace Angella and Double Trouble with Mermista and Peekablue, and it works. I really don't see the remaining PoP girls in the main line, unless they're heavy hitters. Double Trouble has the double agent thing going for her. Entrapta is Horde. Angella is the Queen of Brightmoon. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see those 6 figures in the main line.

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    Entrapta
    Peekablue
    Flutterina
    Perfuma
    Spinnerella
    Double Trouble

    Basically the less popular characters that would be deemed possible under performers....

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    I'm still not sold on the idea of a POP sub considering that we're guaranteed all the vintage characters in the main sub over 2014 and 2015. The only possible argument (and I think it's a fairly weak one still) could be that POP fans are paranoid that the 2015 main sub will fail, leaving their beloved faction incomplete (even though that would affect every faction equally).

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    POP mini-sub rumor

    I've heard rumors from a couple of separate sources that there will be a POP mini-sub announced. I haven't seen anything on the forums about it. Are my usually pretty good sources leading me astray or has anyone else heard the rumblings?

    (note: I am not saying there is one, I'm asking if anyone heard the same rumor I did and finding out if there is any truth to it).

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    Cool - a pop sub will make sense as there wont be that many regular slots to get them all done in 2014 and 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnspookcity View Post
    I've heard rumors from a couple of separate sources that there will be a POP mini-sub announced.
    Sounds like a cool rumor. What does a "mini-sub" mean? Like the Filmation sub? 6 figures?

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    To me it makes the most sense. Just don't know if a sub full of female characters will make it, but, if they mix something like Filmation Hordak, it will be a major hit.

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    If it means getting the rest of the POP girls, I'm all for it. Any other Horde members from Filmation are welcome too.

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    Hunga the harpy in a Pop sub would work well or someone like Vultak
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    I so hope so.

    Let us put our wallets where our mouth is.

    I have little doubt a PoP sub would go through, particularly if it was stacked properly (no pun intended).

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    I was told a less than year sub (like club filmation). I'm hoping it's true, otherwise we are POP-heavy in the last year or they don't make a lot of key POP figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
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    I would like a POP mini sub because it would mean those characters wouldn't be in the main sub and I could pass on them all together.
    Sadly, I have to agree.

    Just how Plundor is (IMO) in no way strong enough to be part of the main line and should've been in the Filmation sub at best (if made at all) I don't see enough remaining PoP characters being strong enough for the main line either.

    This would be a great way to cater to the different buying groups without anyone getting short-changed.

    Selfishly speaking I'd prefer mini-subs for Concepts, New Characters, Modern Versions, or even NA, but this would be a good compromise for the fan base as a whole.

    This alone make me hope there isn't a POP sub and that there are still 4 more GR characters in the 2014 main sub.

    Joking aside it is selfish, you clearly don't believe in a toy collecting community if you're only out for yourself. We all have factions or characters we don't like as much as others but why do non-POP fans feel the need to flaunt it so much. We get that you don't like females, I don't like variants or the mini comics but I don't feel the need to say that in every thread about variants or the mini comics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slave2Evil_Lyn View Post
    Joking aside it is selfish, you clearly don't believe in a toy collecting community if you're only out for yourself. We all have factions or characters we don't like as much as others but why do non-POP fans feel the need to flaunt it so much. We get that you don't like females, I don't like variants or the mini comics but I don't feel the need to say that in every thread about variants or the mini comics.
    Well, no, there's a difference. The subs we have seen up to now, including Filmation, have been unknown quantities. Ya takes yer chances. If you're lucky, you'll end up happy with 80% of what comes out.

    If there's a POP sub and as sub bait they say "It'll have Vultak, Sunder, Mermista, Double Trouble, and two more mystery figures!" then I'll be in. I know that I'll want at least half of them.

    But if they say "It'll have Peekablu, Flutterina, Perfuma, Spinnerella, and two more mystery figures!" then I won't necessarily be in. I don't think it's selfish of me to not be jazzed about a sub if nothing they're teasing interests me.

    Since I wasn't a POP fan growing up, the figures need to grab me visually and conceptually. They're all being judged equally on their individual merits. "Mermaid warrior" is cool. "Flower warrior" doesn't excite me. It has nothing to do with not liking females.

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