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    Mattel wants new characters, we want more Horde Troopers, so Horde Trooper variants?

    Guys,

    This may have been addressed before, but here is a possible solution to the Horde Trooper issue. Matty has said that ONE of the reasons why Horde Troopers won't be re-released is to maximize the number of unique characters that can be released with the SKUs allotted to MOTU. There could be a way to get more troopers out and a unique character.

    How about a single-carded General Sunder with an extra Horde Trooper head. Since Sunder and the Trooper are virtually identical, I think it could work well.

    Anybody else think of this?
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    Hey, that's a great idea. Maybe include some red variants, or have one variant released with the Filmation Hordak head.

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    So far it looks like the best way to get new Horde Troopers is to work to get a new Brand Manager.

    Someone who will work with consumers so that Mattel can make more money, by re-issuing more Horde Troopers.

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    General Sunder is different from the standard Horde Trooper buck. He doesn't sport a Horde symbol for one.

    I want rereleases of the Troopers but not like this.
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    I would like to see General Sunder in MOTUC, but the figure would at least need an alternate Sunder head and alternate chest armour (without a Horde symbol and with a cape).

    And he would need to be produced in sufficient numbers to allow people to army build Horde Troopers AND include General Sunder in their Great Rebellion.

    If people really just want Horde Troopers, then I think a consistent request for Mattel to create a "pre-order" for more Horde Troopers (just like they did for Castle Grayskull) would be better for Mattel and for the fans, even though the pre-order process isn't exactly transparent since the minimum numbers and purchased numbers are not released.

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    I'd like it, but good luck.

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    Sunder wouldn't have a robot body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRANAT View Post
    Sunder wouldn't have a robot body.
    True, I hadn't thought of that.

    Maybe the explanation could be that some troopers are robots and some aren't. (He-man and Hordak wore the armor). Of course, that might create problems with all the destroying of troopers that we've seen in the media. He-Man and She-ra aren't killers!
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    I'd like a 2-pack of General Sunder with a sort of "Royal Guard" Trooper or an Aqua Trooper or 200x Horde Trooper. It can be done with Dylamug, but I think that it could result quite pricey
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    Zombihamma's method would work perfectly to have a General Sunder to Trooper figure. The attachable chest plate can have a cape, both can come off to reveal the horde logo.

    I'll take it!
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