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    THINGS I LOVE / HATE about MOTUC

    2010 is ending, so its time to make an analysis of the MOTUC line with 5 things you love / hate.


    MY LIST

    5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MOTUC
    - Dark character from the Motuverse.
    - Future Mini-playsets.
    - Amazing large scale beasts.
    - Almost 2 SKUs every month.
    - Bonus or secret accesories.

    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC
    - No new original artwork showing the MOTUC toys.
    - Bendable Weapons and accesories.
    - Rigid capes that avoid figures sitting on the beasts.
    - Weapons from the Paks showing white letters.
    - Lack of Mini Size Creatures (Meteorbs, Gleanons, Galactimytes, Gnome Marzo)
    TOP 20 MOTUC ITEMS WISHLIST

    -SONGSTER -SCROLLOS -EVIL ROBOT -STRIDOR -METEORBS

    NA: -GLEANONS -GALACTYMITES -WEAPONSTRONIC -SAGITAR -STAGHORN
    MYP: -QUEEN ANDREENO -GNOME MARZO -ORACLE -ODIPHUS -BONE MUTANT
    POG: -GRAY -BIONATOPS -TURBODACTYL -TYRANTISAURUS -BATTLERAPTOR

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    5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Diverse roster of characters
    - Never before made figures
    - Vehicles are coming
    - Weapons packs which add to existing figures
    - The fact that there is a MOTU toy line


    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
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    5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Recreating the original line and that look
    (just love that most of them look like the originals! It's like being a kid again!)
    - Never before made figures (like He-Ro, Tytus, etc...)
    - New figures every month
    - Mattel being responsive with fans online with Q&A's
    - The fact that there is a MOTU toy line (totally agree!)


    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Loose ankles
    - Bad paint applications (this is why I get 2 figures in the sub )
    - WSOD!
    - Non-inclusion of SDCC figure with sub
    - Lack of Horde and POP so far

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    LOVE:

    1. New characters!
    2. Great sculpts!
    3. Bonus accessories!
    4. Army builders!
    5. IT'S ALMOST 2011 AND I CAN BUY NEW HE-MAN TOYS!!!!!

    HATE (That's a strong word, I love this line too much to really hate any of it, but...)
    1. No preorders/WSOD/etc.
    2. No MOSQUITOR yet! (That one goes out to Pixel Dan! )
    3.-5. (see #1)

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    LOVE:
    come on, these are MOTU, I love everything MOTU, but...


    HATE:
    --the way they sell it to us and the FWSOD!!

    --Lack of expression and movement on the faces/head/hair --there are like 3 or 4 angry characters, no one looks totally fierce, and Teela looks sad and Adamīs smile is like he was forced to it on the school photoshoot...

    --200X hate...

    --Quality issues

    --Lack of a show, comic, movie, webisode

    AND what I hate the most is the way they threat the costumers/fans revealing info as if it was a State Secret, like: we canīt reveal info from characters that havenīt been sculpted or we canīt tell anything about anything past Kig Hsss :S

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    Things I like (love is too strong of a word for me to use) about MOTUC:
    1) Vintage reinterpretations
    2) Diversity of characters
    3) Available monthly
    4) Excellent choice of scale (6")
    5) Possibility of vehicles in the future

    Things I hate (I can use this word more easily) about MOTUC:
    1) Rampant QC problems
    2) Problematic ordering system
    3) Miniscule window of opportunity for ordering
    4) Lack of proper display stands
    5) No Snake Mountain!!!
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    5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MOTUC
    1) Finally having PoP that matches MOTU
    2) Finally not feeling like NA usurped the throne, only to spoil it
    3) Bios that try to include all (available) eras
    4) Seeing characters that I thought not possilbe (Adora)
    5) Knowing that I was right not giving up on He-Man in the 80's


    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC

    1) One figure a month. I really with they would bite the bullet and do two.
    2) Customer Service. They still don't know what you want until you've explained yourself two or three times.
    3) Quality Control and follow-up. Any other company would own a problem like the Goddess and do a recall.
    4) Negativity, bias, and bigotry on the internet. 'Nuff said.
    5) Uneven distribution of factions.
    Aaron’s Top 10 (In Order):
    Starburst She-Ra, Hunga the Harpy, The Twiggets, Stridor, Catra’s Cat Form, Kay-La, Skeleteen, Mini Comics Garn, Spinwit, FILMation King Miro

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    Basically, I love that we get our childhood figs in an updated format which perfectly captures the old fig, but with better paint, sculpts, and articulation.

    I'm not a fan of the WSOD, quality control, hard plastic capes, skirts, and loin cloths, and lack of articulation in giant sized figs (gygor's legs, tytus's shoulders).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Things I like (love is too strong of a word for me to use) about MOTUC:
    1) Vintage reinterpretations
    2) Diversity of characters
    3) Available monthly
    4) Excellent choice of scale (6")
    5) Possibility of vehicles in the future

    Things I hate (I can use this word more easily) about MOTUC:
    1) Rampant QC problems
    2) Problematic ordering system
    3) Miniscule window of opportunity for ordering
    4) Lack of proper display stands
    5) No Snake Mountain!!!
    i didnt know you liked 5 things about ANYTHING.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    Soooo, are you saying you don't like the loose ankles?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    i didnt know you liked 5 things about ANYTHING.....
    Well, I do like evil. And I like making the "good" guys look like fools. Although to be fair, they really don't need much help from me to look like poindexters...
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    GOOD:
    - Brand new characters
    - Fully articulated versions of classic faves
    - Great accessories
    - Interchangeability
    - Inclusion of all things connected to MotU

    BAD:
    - Constant website problems
    - Having to worry about not getting a figure
    - People jumping to conclusions
    - Mattel bascially creating a paranoid fanbase
    - Mattel's inability to understand questions asked of them
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    5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MOTUC:
    A chance, even that is very small, to see the release of Castle Grayskull and Cristal Castle.
    The 4H over all design of figures
    Having Pop that finally matches MOTU
    POP beeing made, mainlly by the mattel classic style guide

    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC:
    Loose ankles
    WSOD
    Very few POP. I whish they release 4 or 5 in 2011
    The non existence of pre-orders
    Should have 2 figures a month

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    5 THINGS I LOVE:

    • The fact that they are going to get to virtually every character.
    • Full articulation of figures.
    • Inclusion of different canons into MOTUC.
    • Inclusion of accessories (extra heads, etc).
    • Removeable parts, armor etc.


    5 THINGS I HATE:

    • Poor purchasing system.
    • 200X being disregarded in some aspects.
    • Some characters still being off-limits.
    • Lack of media (comics, toons, etc) for the line.
    • Crappy Power Sword being over used.
    200X Power Sword, 200X Toon, 200X Continuity.... Yeah, it's all about 200X!!

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    Things I like about MOTUC

    1 Easily trumps Marvel Legends as best sized, bulky line of figures ever for me since they are beautiful figures and MOTU!
    2 Available monthly so there's something awesome to look forward to each month!
    3 Mattel actually doing a great job this time around, listening to fans, participating regularly, Toyguru being an actual MOTU fan at the wheel!
    4 They get shipped directly to my lazy ass and I don't have to check stores every other day and worry about finding chase figures and such.
    5 We are still spoiled with the Four Horsemen after all these years! The best in the business imo!

    I could have easily added another 5 things that I like about MOTUC, but those were the first 5 that came to mind.

    Things I hate about MOTUC

    1 Mattycollector.com's ordering process.
    2 Shipping and taxes add nearly another $13 on top of the already pricey $20 figures. And for more expensive items it gets even worse!
    3 Logistics.
    4 No Filmation ANYTHING! Figures, characters, bio references, ANYTHING!
    5 The terrible real names and bios. Don't get me wrong though, some are actually good, but several of them I'd rather ignore.
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    Five Loves

    -Wide Variety of Characters from many corners of the MOTUniverse
    -Awesome scupts and accessories
    -The Bio-Canon
    -Mix of Vintage, 200X, and Horsemen Ingenuity
    -Fun Bonuses like the maps, ring, and deoderant

    Five "Don't Like Very Much" Bits

    -Loose ankles
    -Bendy accessories
    -Lack of Filmation rights (and Jetlag!)
    -Lack of artwork as the Vintage line had
    -Sometimes difficult ordering process

    And just for fun:

    Five Wishes

    -ALL toon rights procured!
    -Mini-Comic coffee-table book with all vintage minis in order
    -inclusion of dark horses, such as Meteorbs, Songster, Hssss' slave girl, Gleanons, Galactimytes, etc.
    -Castle Grayskull!
    -FEARLESS PHOTOG!!!!!!

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    MOTUC Most Wanted: Skeleteen, Prince Keldor, Captain Randor, The Great Black Wizard, Lady Slither, Spirit, Tuvar, Baddra, Cursed Marzo, Tug-O-War, Scrollos, Songster, Mini-Comics Spirit of Castle Grayskull, and for the love of the Sorceress and Julie Winston, ODIPHUS!!!

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    It was kinda cool to hear that A-List variants/bonuses will now be able to have just as much tooling as a regular monthly figure. (hopefully getting us some toy line style POP!) I keep having to remind myself of this new information on the bonuses.

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    Things I have Loved
    Getting the figures I had as a kid, it's just so cool every time I see a new figure revealed and it's a new version of one I had from when I was a kid.

    Adora! my favourite figure in the line so far. I never thought I'd ever see an action figure of her and getting her is still the stand out moment of the line for me so far. The only thing that could surpass her is THE STAR SISTERS.

    Things I have Hated
    How POP has been handled in this line so far, we sould have more POP figures by now. It's a joke and I'll leave it at that!

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    I Love:
    1. New characters we've never had as figures before (Carnivus, Adora, He-Ro, Vikor, Marzo, Gygor, etc)
    2. Four Horsemen sculpting!
    3. The colors!
    4. Monthly releases plus bonuses
    5. Extra heads and 200X accessories

    runner up: that MOTU is alive and doing so well even if it's in a limited capacity!

    I Hate:
    1. Bobble-head girls
    2. No minicomics
    3. No open hands on spell casters
    4. rigid capes
    5. Unavailability of Filmation/UK characters and the disinclination to make all MVC characters

    runner up: overly faithful vintage details (Evil-Lyn being straight Teela repaint, Skeletor's face scarf hood, etc.)

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    Love:
    The fact it exists

    Hate:
    Digital River
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
    5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MOTUC:

    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles
    - Loose ankles

    It's nice to know I'm not alone.

    Good:
    -Great balance of detail and clean lines in the sculpting.
    -New characters never before seen in figure form (Count Marzo!).
    -That we get several accessories, unlike too many other lines.
    -Multiple Accessory packs.
    -Pre-filmation comic figures/decos.

    Negative
    -Matty's website.
    -Not enough product to adequately meet demand.
    -Poor paint aps
    -Poor QC
    -That I've been boycotting this line since Keldor due to loose ankles across the board.
    Great Black Wizard figure please!

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    LOVES:

    --Same characters recreated as they were in the 80's with more articulation and details.
    --Having the hope that they will indeed get to all figures from the vintage line with additions such as Granamyr, Marlena, Shadowbeast, Palace Guards, etc..
    --Vehicles and Diorama Pieces added to the line
    --Toyguru's interaction with the fans
    --the anticipation of wanted figures/beasts/vehicles being released/announced

    DISLIKES:

    --The ridculously faulty ordering system
    --Loose ankles
    --Poor paint apps
    --No Castle Greyskull
    --Not enough supply for demand

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    Love:
    - Swappable parts.
    - Interchangeable heads.
    - Weapons Paks.
    - The Four Horsemen.
    - Mattel's interaction with fans/collectors.

    Hate:
    - The (still) limited budget constantly being brought up by Mattel.
    - Nostalgia getting in the way of improvement.
    - Figures not lasting a day on MattyCollector.
    - Loose joints.
    - Exact re-releases instead of refreshes.

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    Love:
    1. 4H sculpts.
    2. Overall vintage feel.
    3. Sheer scope of characters.
    4. Toyguru's dedication.
    5. Great custom potential.

    Not so Much:
    1. Putting 200x in hyper-anime grannypants and sending it off to assisted living.
    2. Prospect of having to wait 5 more years until all core characters are released.
    3. Factory errors.
    4. Paint apps.
    5. Bios/Real Names
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    Like:
    1.) Great updates to vintage figs.
    2.) Making figures never made before-Goddess,Vikor....
    3.) Extra accessories
    4.) Upcoming vehicles & hopefully playsets(CG & SM)
    5.) Toy Guru & Mattel for making MOTUC possible & keeping us informed as much as he can w/ everything MOTU. He's got his work cut out for him trying to make everyone happy.

    Hate:
    1.) Not including 200X extras (heads)-Sy Klone looks horrible w/ that large ring w/o 200X head. Where's the small rings to put in his open hand?
    2.) Anything & everything NA-but I'll deal w/ all the nobody NA figs. as long as the line keeps going.
    3.) Getting the figs. from Matty Collector every month especially figs. not included in sub.-Nightmare
    4.) Still not including everything in MOTU sub.-SDCC, 2011 vehicle,weapons rack
    5.) LOGISTICS

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    5 likes:
    * proper updates of the vintage toys, in an era where Hasbro made such a thing possible with 25th Joes and Classic Transformers(but that's hit or miss, frankly)
    * updating everything they can
    * extra 200X features for people who like that era
    * the figures get a proper assortment of accessories
    * the make female characters without fear. That puts them above Hasbro's mentality


    5 dislikes:
    * the high costs per figure when most parts are recycled and there is little new tooling
    * the scheduled sales times. Just make them and sell them already! Keep some stock on hand!
    * the TRU 2-packs are a ripoff with missing accessories and many have to buy a bonus toy they don't want
    * loose ankles, factory errors leaving swapped parts
    * bent weapons in the package. Stop pre-posing these toys just to please a few MOC collectors
    It seems this forum is now filled with people who are more offended by the Star Wars movies than they are of the fact our president is a proven traitor or that the Supreme Court now has a certified rapist sitting on it.

    He-Man & She-Ra would be ashamed of the alt-right influx into their fanbase.

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