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With the Vikor figure we see a new take on ankle joints - the pin is no longer visible and the middle part (the loop) is visibly thicker. What can we expect in terms of improved joint tightness or is this purely an aesthetic change? Fans are tired of loose ankles especially in the right ankle.
Honestly, the answer is that we are constantly working on improving quality control and you will constantly see updates and improvements as we move along. Catra, for example, is getting a lot of new parts and a more flexible skirt.
You said before that “We have thought about adding in some all new characters, but if we did so it would take a special event or release.”
What kind of "very special event" would it take to go ahead with a few completely new characters? The Masters of the Universe 30th anniversary perhaps?
We do indeed have huge plans for the 30th Anniversary but we can’t comment on anything related to this until closer to SDCC 2011.
With the 200+ bios that have already been written up for MOTUC figures, do any of these bios include Filmation characters that you presently have no access to but were included "just in case" the characters become available in the future?
We have notes on the Filmation character but have not written any bios as we do not currently have rights to the Filmation library.
It looks like the DCUC Wave 17 Wonder Woman variant has some new torso tooling, helping to make her look less "insectoid" and giving the female action figure an overall better appearance. Will this type of torso articulation be considered for future female MOTUC figures, which would also give them more movement? Teela, Adora, Evil-Lyn and She-Ra's plastic dresses have hindered that area of movement.
We are indeed slowly over the next few female figures introducing an all-new female buck with more articulation. It won’t be all incorporated into a single figure, but by the end of 2011 there will be quite a few new female parts tool’d that when put together will create a new female buck.
5. Power Sword:
Is the 2002 Battle Sound He-Man figure an option for a MOTUC He-Man variant? I want to make it clear that I'm not asking for any anime styling or the sound feature. I like the armor over the fur loincloth, the chest plate armor with chain mail underneath & the cool fur sword sheath. If the "H" symbol is a separate piece that's glued on, the armor could also be used for a 2002-inspired King Randor MOTUC variant.
It is possible but this design is pretty close to the Battle Armor He-Man making it a character variant that is not on the top of our “to–do” list anytime soon. But maybe down the road.
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