Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions. Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these! Check out their answers to your Round 140 questions!
This round of questions were selected by He-Dad. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. Vid.tracey: For the last figure in the 2015 classics line, have you considered a commemorative package, just like we did at the start of the line with King Grayskull. It would be a fitting tribute just as you did with Doomsday from DC Classics.
It's a possibility. We wish we could say more but there is some special stuff coming!
2. He-Dad & Wolfatthegates: What are the chances of seeing a DC variants of Masters characters such as Goddess Teela from the Eternity Wars in MOTUC or a rebranded MOTU line?
We would love to start bringing those new designs into the line. Not sure where they would fit in, but getting some new versions of our favorite characters would be great! We'd love to know which designs you all are liking the most!!
3. 13977: Would you post the 1988 He-Ro Son of He-Man pitch/bible on the MattyCollector.com for fans to read? Alternatively, perhaps make it available via a link/code on the back of the mailer boxes like you did for some issues of the DC comic? Not only is this a piece of Masters of the Universe history that fans would love to read, but it would also help to promote the characters included in it such as He-Ro, Skeleteen, Darius and other NA characters etc.
We hope that we can get that out to the fans in some way, just not certain if, how or when that can happen. It is a great part of the MOTU history so we are sure if it is released it will need to be in a very meaningful way.
4. Bigsexy_j: Would you revisit adding new monthly figures to the Early Access sales rather than only offering them on Day-of-Sale?
Unfortunately at this time this is not an option since Day Of sales would be canceled if we took this approach.
5. Uncle Montork: Have you considered retiring the "chase figure" going forward, starting with 2016? A number of fans do not feel the concept is "fun" and instead sours their collecting and toy buying experience.
We think the chase figure will still be around, but we could be open to how it is released. We'd like to know why some of you think it sours your toy collecting/buying experience.
FOUR HORSEMEN TOY DESIGN ANNOUNCE 1ST COMIC BOOK WITH GREG WEISMAN & KRCO – GIVES LUCKY FAN A CHANCE TO BE SCULPTED AS AN ACTION FIGURE!
Four Horsemen Studios are giving their fans exactly what they’ve been asking for… COMICS!! For the first time ever, these legendary toy creators, in partnership with KRCO Studios will be releasing a comic book based on their new Mythic Legionsaction figure line on Kickstarter.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating details of the creative team since the book’s announcement, but today the Horsemen made it official by sharing that comic book/ animation producer and novelist Greg Weisman (Disney’s Gargoyles, Young Justice, Star Wars: Rebels) will be crafting the story behind the amazing toy line. The book will feature a colorful wrap-around cover and interior art by Marcelo Ferreira (IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers/Angry Birds), and the possibility of more surprise artists to come. The 48 page prestige format graphic novel also includes 22 pages of pulse pounding fantasy action, figure stats, and back story on the entire Mythic Legions toy line.
Based on the property bible, set forth by the Horsemen, this exciting story introduces the mythology behind Mythic Legions, setting the stage for endless epic tales of good versus evil! It will also feature exclusive behind the scenes studio pictures, sculpts, and design art from Four Horsemen Studios. If that wasn’t enough, this book will be introducing an Attack and Defend-style tabletop RPG that can be played using Mythic Legions action figures, dice, and your imaginations.
Fans who have pledges that include the Mythic Legions art book on Kickstarter will also receive an exclusive bonus set of trading cards and a Mythic Legions mini print! PLUS, for the first time ever the Four Horsemen will give one lucky fan the epic opportunity to become part of the story and be immortalized not only as a character in the book, but have their likeness sculpted into an actual one-of-a-kind action figure!
With only one week remaining, fans should act quickly to get in on the action of the Four Horsemen’s already successfully funded Mythic Legions Kickstarter. Don’t miss the opportunity to get this toy line, comic, and all of the amazing surprises being announced for stretch goals this week!
Val Staples, Danielle Gelehrter, "Pixel Dan" Eardley and Nate Baertsch are back to discuss He-Man and She-Ra.
In this episode they discuss Couches, Holidays, MOTUC 2015 & 2016, mini-sub, 2.0 figures, rebranding, 2016 picks, Toy Fair, Matty mascot, Grayskull box, Power-Con gun fire, new He-Man comic, She-Ra and licensing, Rob David, Jeff Wadlow and the movie, iron cross, second chances in film, She-Ra, Tweeterhead busts, Icon Heroes, Dark Horse art book, keeping the brand alive, and much more!
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Recorded on January 6, 2015 Runtime: 1 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds