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Answers to WTFWTK 2.63
August 19, 2011 6:19 am by JVS3

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 63 questions!

This round of questions were selected by Tundra_Torque.
Thanks to that fan for their help!

1. Jon-O:
Does the acquisition of Filmation rights grant access to characters from He-Ro, Son of He-Man; ie, He-Ro (Dare) and Kay-La?


We had access to these stories and characters regardless of the Filmation rights (hense Evil Lyn's bio which is setting up some elements heading toward this story)

2. Skystalker:
Can you please create a separate subscription that will include all six 30th anniversary characters and Granamyr, if he is indeed to be released in 2012?


While we are always exploring this, nothing is set yet. We are trying to find a way but nothing to announce now.

3. Count Marzo:
What was it like to know that you had the Filmation rights and not be able to communicate this to the fans for a while?


It actually JUST happened right before SDCC so it was more excitement for what we would be able to announce knowing how happy we would be making a lot of fans!

4. Prahvus:
Now that Filmation characters are game since the rights were acquired, how will they have an impact on the "MOTUC roadmap" that was supposed to go until 2018?


We’ve populated the line with 1-3 Filmation characters per year which yes, has pushed out our “roadmap” by quite a few years. But keep in mind that each year we green light one year at a time and just lift those figures from the roadmap. We do not have the green light to go forward on anything past 2012 right now.

If anything, the addition of Filmation library of characters (and Golden Book and magazine characters) has forced us to make hard choices as each year was already really strong in terms of a perfect mix of characters (i.e. between factions like POP, Horde, Masters, Evil Warriors, NA etc…) Now that we have additional character pools it means we had to make hard decisions on who to push out from an already fair and balanced roll out, schedule to accommodate Filmation characters into each year. Not an easy task!

5. Sailoruranus:
Now that you have the rights to the cartoons, what New Adventures cartoon characters would you love to see in toy form?


Mara and the scientists come up a lot on fan posts but they may not be the biggest priority over some of the other more requested Filmation characters. Keep in mind we only have 12 slots per year and that needs to also include vintage figures and new character from 2002 as well. We aren’t going to just move forward with an all Filmation/Jetlag year or anything like that. We will be sprinkling these figures into the line a little at a time.


Check out what fans have to say about the answers to the WTFWTK 2.63, as well as find links to all the previous WTFWTK sessions!

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