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    Quote Originally Posted by Agostinho View Post
    I really appreciate that J-Bird. Yes there are more coming. I'm working on Amber and Volcana currently with THREE more on the way. I started classes again so I had to take a break and focus on that, which gave me some good distance to try some new design elements. So I'm happy they aren't being rushed. Then I have several more that are my own ideas for POP that Mattel wasn't already planning LOL.
    I really can't wait Augie. It's true, sometimes distance creates even more fabulous things. Waiting anxiously to see what's up next.
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    I really, really like these designs and can't wait to see more. I'm interested to see your take not only on the character Mattel might have named but failed to flesh out, but also to see your own take on how the property could have or would have expanded.

    Can't wait to see more.

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    I totally love your ideas for these designs Augie, they are so true to the vintage style we know & love. I look forward to seeing your future additions to this stunning collection.

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    Appreciate it guys. Volcana is being tweaked and Lavor is being plotted currently. Hopefully these go faster than my previous designs.

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    Personally I myself would love these ideas and designs fleshed out and made into plastic reality. I love them all and hope maybe one day they do get recognition and put into one or more of the collections. Can not wait to see more
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    Here's Volcana, guys and girls!

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    It took me some back and forth to get this done. Naturally Mattel had a fire character to oppose Frosta in mind. Too bad they were scared of fire being imitated.
    I also learned a few things. Among them how to do an action feature with cut-out paper, and that there was a cancelled She-Ra title called "Amber Waves of Flame."

    Anyway, as I started using Fantastic Fashions as a template to see how Mattel was using cloth for weaponry, I had to have a huge dramatic collar. Amber was described as an "Evil lady - glows with heat." Volcana was a "Fire Goddess with flame red hair. She has X-Ray vision, and her arms are sculpted with flames. Her cape flew up with flame detail that rose up to control the volcano (Volcanica - later became Crystal Falls). She doesn’t start fires (a note from Mattel.)

    Originally I had two separate designs for Amber (later described by Mattel as a twin sister on the side of good) and Volcana. As per the description of the feature, it sounds like she was abandoned and replaced with Starburst She-Ra, who has similar features to Mattel's Sun Spell and Moon Mystic dolls (and later, the Sorceress). So for Volcana, I made a huge flame collar and figured that could rise in place of a cape, keeping the spirit of the original character while doing something conceptually new yet familiar. I hope you guys dig her.

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    I think if this was an actual figure, Mattel would keep the tiara, but remove the crown of flames. Otherwise, I think this is spot on to what she would probably look like.

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    As with the rest of this thread, well done. The only drawback is that it just makes me wish (even more than I already did) for vintage-toy-based Princess of Power MotUC figures. *sigh* Maybe someday Super 7 will hook us up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agostinho View Post
    Her cape flew up with flame detail that rose up to control the volcano (Volcanica - later became Crystal Falls). She doesn’t start fires (a note from Mattel.)
    Oh, Mattel - as if raising a volcano (and, presumably, causing it to erupt) isn't going to start a fire or two.

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    I really love Volcana she is superb in many ways. I like J-bird would love it if super 7 did these and added them to MOTUC. Matter of fact I would also love it if Gbagok added these to the profiles as well as I count his thread as holly grail bible of all bibles when it comes to MOTU. Sorry Gbagok for putting you out there like that but these are great and so is your stuff. Just like twix cookie carmel and chocolate.
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    I think these are exceptional!!!! Absolutely solid PoP designs and I'd pay to see them all in Classics! When I heard about the concepts at Power-Con I really thought Spydra should have been a villain, but this design works wonderfully and I could easily see her going through a Huntara arc. I based my own drawing of Joya on Axel's design but this is way better. I also love Aura and Crystala, bu I probably love Volcana the most, though I'd like to see that separate heroic Amber design too. Also can't wait to see Lavor!

    I would really love it if Super7 looked at these as the guide for new PoP characters.
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    I really like these concepts. I would buy Spidra (alternate spelling so to differentiate from the MOTU villainess) for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    I think these are exceptional!!!! Absolutely solid PoP designs and I'd pay to see them all in Classics! When I heard about the concepts at Power-Con I really thought Spydra should have been a villain, but this design works wonderfully and I could easily see her going through a Huntara arc. I based my own drawing of Joya on Axel's design but this is way better. I also love Aura and Crystala, but I probably love Volcana the most, though I'd like to see that separate heroic Amber design too. Also can't wait to see Lavor!

    I would really love it if Super7 looked at these as the guide for new PoP characters.
    Thanks Gbagok. I didn't realize Axel designed Joya. Are you referring to the 2014 one? That's my design as well. I updated it later. And thanks for the Super 7 plug. I'd like that as well.

    EDIT: gbagok, although I decided to merge the characters, since you brought it up, here is my Amber concept. Like Bubbelle later "becoming" Bubble Power She-Ra, I gave Amber the straight-up rising cape gimmick that I assume was originally hers before Starburst She-Ra lifted it.

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    Some really great designs. Good bios, too. And I like having a good spider person for a change. All the spiders in MotU and PoP so far were evil, or am I forgetting one?
    The whole thing is also a complete surprise to me, because I never heard about the concept. Are the contents of the panel from Power Con collected somewhere?

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    So after finding and looking through this thread I gather that at least some of these characters were concepts that Mattel once had but never made. This makes me wonder if Super7 has any rights to these concept characters and if there is any chance that they may one day see action figure form??
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    I have now found a video of the comic con panel. Will the Sanders' have another one this year?
    And is all that info written down somewhere? I'm mostly asking because I'm unsure about the spelling for some of the names. For example, you write "Amber" but given that she is fire themed, I wonder if it isn't actually "Ember".
    The ice theme and the fire theme actually make a nice storyline together. Amber (Ember?) starts as the villain in the ice arc but teams up with the heroes against her mor evil sister Volcana in the fire arc.
    I somehow doubt that that was the plan, though.

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    This really could've been a fun character for not just the toy line but the cartoon as well. I wonder how many other characters were scrapped in preproduction? These sketches and ideas are always quite interesting to me. Thanks for sharing!

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    Yes it's Amber. I got it officially from 2 sources. There was even a dropped She-Ra episode called "Amber Waves of Flame."

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