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    Top 10 New to 5.5” Characters You Want in MOTU Origins

    Evil Seed (The MOTUC/200x style version)
    Queen Marlena
    Dawg-o-Tor
    Ditztroyer
    Sherrilynn
    200x style King Hiss (He’s the only bad guy of his stature not to have a variant)
    Gladiator
    King Grayskull
    Fangor
    The Great Black Wizard

    Honorable mention:

    I’d like to see somebody try to make the Three Terrors cooler.

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    Horde mummy
    Fangor
    Slamurai
    Lord asp
    Stretch neck
    Green goddess
    Dial a mug
    Terroar
    Lady slither
    Skeleteen

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    If you mean which characters that never had a vintage toy done in the new retro style, than I'd have:

    1. Vikor
    2. Vykron
    3. Tony Guerrero He Man prototype (still want in classics)

    I love me some prototypes,

    4. (Green) Goddess) / changed mind to Demo Man. Forgot about him.
    5. Fearless Photog
    6. Son of He-Man (barbarian harness/filmation)

    (Alternately switch out one of the previous 3 for Light Hope but I couldn't decide which)

    7. Icer
    8. Strongarm
    9. Fang Man

    Gotta get those big 3 toon never weres

    10. Horde Supreme

    Basically I like the idea of having vintage style toys that child, or should have existed back then.
    I could almost as easily ask for Shakoti and Lord Masque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enoch View Post
    Horde mummy
    Fangor
    Slamurai
    Lord asp
    Stretch neck
    Green goddess
    Dial a mug
    Terroar
    Lady slither
    Skeleteen
    Great choices. I find no fault with any of them.
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    Keldor
    Skeletor (Alcala version)
    Goat Man
    Evil-Lyn (2002 design & color scheme)
    Lodar
    Geldor
    King Grayskull
    Trap Jaw (2002 design)
    Tri-Klops (2002 design)
    Vikor

    As a bonus, I'd love some multi-packs of Kobold and Skeleton trooper army builders!

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    Mostly what I want is minicomic/early concept variants, but for new characters I'd like:

    Green Goddess (original Sorceress)
    Castle Grayskullman
    Draego Man
    Demo Man
    Masks of Power Demon (red)
    Masks of Power Demon (green)
    Goat Man
    Charger
    Purple Monster (from He-Man and the Power Sword)
    Gygor

    ETA

    Also the Fighting Foe Men!
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    -Tug-O-War
    -Garn
    -Prince Dakon
    -Sharella
    -Gray

    -Geldor
    -King Grayskull
    -Green Goddess
    -Vikor
    -Battle Ground Teela
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    None, that line is nonsense.

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    01 The Goddess (mini comic accurate)
    02 Mini comic Stratos
    03 Mini Comic/card back Man-E-Faces
    04 Mini Comic Ram Man
    05 Teela (Prototype)
    06 Alacla Skeletor
    07 Wrap-Trap
    08 Slamurai
    09 Sultra? (Green Witch)
    10 Mini Comic Randor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baedal View Post
    None, that line is nonsense.

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    1. Skeletor (Alcala version)
    2. Teela
    3. Evil Lyn
    4. Ram Man
    5. Man-At-Arms
    6. Man-e-Faces
    7. Tri-Klops
    8. Trap Jaw
    9. Beast Man
    10. Mer-Man




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    2. Panthor

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    Strong arm
    Icer
    Fangman
    Lizard man
    Karg
    Scorpia
    Octavia
    Goddess
    Vikor
    Torak

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    Top 10 New to 5.5” Characters You Want in MOTU Origins

    If I was Bob Mattel, my rules for the line is that we’d stay very close to the “Origins” idea. We would go with minicomic designs, and and stick heavily with minicomics swords and sorcery characters and stay away from sci fi and robots. Trap Jaw is as sci fi as I go. No Man-E, no Roboto, definitely nothing from NA (sorry Ornclown). My ten new-to-the-like figures would be...

    Green Goddess
    Lodar
    Geldor
    Vikor
    DemonMan

    I’d scale these guys down to 5.5 but maintain their unique shapes.
    Purple Monster
    The Glorm
    Ice Hacker
    Procrustus
    Granamyr
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    Anti-Eternia He-Man
    Slime Pit He-Man
    Shadow Weaver
    Evilseed
    Icer
    Callix
    Fearless Photog
    Mo-Larr
    Battle Armor Faker
    Dylamug
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    Original Twelve...



    ...Plus Evil-Lyn!


    For me, this would be perfect.

    (Especially after the MASSIVE MOTUC line...)
    We need the POWER of the GOOD and the WAY of the MAGIC !!!

    **Staunch FILMation lover!!! **** Uber NEW ADVENTURES Fan!!!**
    It's TIME to finish the New Adventures figure lineup !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    Original Twelve...

    http://toyworth.com/browse/He/Man/ac...kaged-back.jpg

    ...Plus Evil-Lyn!


    For me, this would be perfect.

    (Especially after the MASSIVE MOTUC line...)
    Absolutely. They are the obvious choices (plus Zodac) - if this line doesn't go back to the early figures the name won't mean very much. But it will be interesting to see what the concept is really about. Does 'Origins' mean vintage with articulation, or does it mean minicomic style?
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    If this does indeed become a full line, it'll be interesting to see how minor characters are added in. With Classics as many know, the whole subscription / buy the whole wave helped offset characters that were less popular. If this is a retail line will characters like the fighting foe men, NA characters, Nepthu, Plundor, etc... make the cut at all or not. I would imagine they'd start with the original lineups as those are the most desired figures right out of the gate like classics. It'll be interesting to see how this rolls out and if She-Ra, NA, filmation, etc... will be included or not.
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    I have a hard time believing that this line will be anywhere near as expansive as MOTUC.

    And I'm not sure I'd want it to be...


    Do we even know for sure that this line will be called "Origins"??

    Either way, it just feels 'right' to have MOTU back home at Mattel.
    We need the POWER of the GOOD and the WAY of the MAGIC !!!

    **Staunch FILMation lover!!! **** Uber NEW ADVENTURES Fan!!!**
    It's TIME to finish the New Adventures figure lineup !!!

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    The name "Origins" can mean anything, for now it appears to point to the original roots of MOTU - early mini comics, pre-Filmation and old concepts, which is fine by me. If the line is aimed at kids though, I'm not sure the "Origins" concept will work as it might exclude well known characters which came after the mini comics.

    Anyway, hopefully we know more by the end of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    I have a hard time believing that this line will be anywhere near as expansive as MOTUC.

    And I'm not sure I'd want it to be...


    Do we even know for sure that this line will be called "Origins"??

    Either way, it just feels 'right' to have MOTU back home at Mattel.
    MOTU Origins is what Mattel has been saying in social media

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultsofGrayskull View Post
    Absolutely. They are the obvious choices (plus Zodac) - if this line doesn't go back to the early figures the name won't mean very much. But it will be interesting to see what the concept is really about. Does 'Origins' mean vintage with articulation, or does it mean minicomic style?
    I think if they want this to be a limited line, Original 13 plus maybe Goddess, Evil-Lyn, and somebody like Demo-Man is solid.

    If they want this to have legs, I think they need two key things:

    Stretch out the original 13 a bit with some later (or newer) oddballs.

    Also, as we're unlikely to get more than 6 figures a wave, I also kind of think having some version of He-Man and Skeletor in every wave is key to keeping late collectors coming. At the same time, I think GOOFY variants detract and you'd be better off with subtle color variants. Maybe Battle Armor. I do feel like Wun-Dar or Keldor or King Grayskull or the like can "count" as a He-Man and Skeletor.

    I think I would lean towards a wave structure that goes like this:

    1. One "He-Man". (Not necessarily Adam's version. But not necessarily NOT Adam. Snake Armor is kind of iconic. Subtle variants like an injured He-Man or color variation can work.)
    2. One "Skeletor". (Snakeman or Demoman or another suitably big bad could fill in.)
    3-4. 83-85 characters, more or less in order, excluding He-Man and Skeletor. (With the prospect of a Sorceress or Orko in non-Filmation looks that maybe take the 200x and make it less graceful and Anime-inspired.)
    5-6. Concept characters. Minicomic characters. Later run characters reimagined in more of a Mark Taylor or Alcala style. Throw people for a loop with a Fearless Photog in wave 2. Maybe even She-Ra characters if there are no plans for use in the 2018 POP.

    In 6 waves, you still end up with the O13. But some folks will quit when you give them those so you stretch that out and try to tempt them to get other stuff mixed in. And some folks will only collect stuff not present in vintage but you want to string them along in hopes they'll break down and get vintage remakes.

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    1. Vikor
    2. Demo Man
    3. Oo-Lar
    4. Green Goddess
    5. Garn
    6. Geldor
    7. Prince Dakon
    8. Lodar
    9. Mask of Power Lizard
    10. Mask of Power Wolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    The name "Origins" can mean anything, for now it appears to point to the original roots of MOTU - early mini comics, pre-Filmation and old concepts, which is fine by me. If the line is aimed at kids though, I'm not sure the "Origins" concept will work as it might exclude well known characters which came after the mini comics.

    Anyway, hopefully we know more by the end of the week.
    I believe the art work on the sdcc package is a hint to what origins will be. Blond teela, old man Randor, mustache free Man-at-arms. I think it will steer clear of filmation and embrace the barbarian aspect. Just my opinion .

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    My understanding of what Origins is supposed to be (and this is just me guessing) is that these are 5.5" figures of characters as they were depicted in earliest media (comics, box art, etc). So far we have a 5.5" Prince Adam as first shown in DC Comics mini-series from '82 and He-Man as depicted in the Alcala mini-comics.
    So based on those two reveals alone, my "Top Ten" that are "new" in this particular style 5.5" scale would be:

    Alcala Teela
    Point Dread storybook Zodac
    Alcala Man-At-Arms
    Alcala Mer-Man
    Alcala Skeletor
    Cardback Art Evil-Lyn
    DC Comics Randor
    DC Comics Marlena
    Alcala Green Goddess
    Mini-Comics Tri-Klops

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultsofGrayskull View Post
    Absolutely. They are the obvious choices (plus Zodac) - if this line doesn't go back to the early figures the name won't mean very much. But it will be interesting to see what the concept is really about. Does 'Origins' mean vintage with articulation, or does it mean minicomic style?
    I agree.

    I don't see this as a big line. I see it as a nice tight collection of A-list characters from the original comics, and then end it.

    No need to go too deep and water it down with obscure characters only a few know.

    Make the choices meaningful and just do those 100% and call it a day. A lucky day for MOTU.
    Jay

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    I think folks expecting straight Alcala might be disappointed. Might.

    There’s a line of reasoning that if Mattel wanted to go back to the original toys at retail, they’d make the fan preview exclusive a throwback to the pre-toys stuff.

    Preview the line by repeating the preview of the original line.

    I doubt we’re in for unpainted bracers but retail may go back to asymmetrical ones and ship just with one of the two heads.

    I mean, the 2008 SDCC figure wasn’t a preview of a KING GRAYSKULL era line.

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