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Answers to WTFWTK 2.62
July 17, 2011 8:06 pm 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 62 questions!

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

1. Drewsky:
The Four Horsemen first made a He-Man figure that everyone was impressed with at SDCC that helped start the MOTUC line. Then they made a Battle Ram and now we have a vehicle planned for this year. So, what are the chances that the 4H will surprise us again with something they sculpted under their own initiative?

Well that is just something you will just need to ask the Horsemen now isn’t it! Although the vehicle was not a surprise for us. We knew what they were working on. The He-Man proto was however, but that worked out well didn’t it! But a surprise from the Horsemen is just that, a surprise, so we don’t always know!

2. TheFallen:
Is there any chance to do a Scareglow variant of a glow-in-the-dark skeleton encased in a translucent plastic MOTUC buck?

To execute Scareglow this way would require almost a 100% new tool. We have a very limited tooling budget for the MOTUC line and at this point we’d rather put this much tooling into new figures that need this like Ram Man or the Sorceress (just examples) vs. re-doing a character like Scareglow. But hey, never say never!

3. Toymaker:
If/when we get to barbarian He-Man (who may or may not be Oo-Larr) would it be possible to get a 2nd Ceril head with him? Ceril was in the DC comics. He may not be well known enough to get a separate release, but he could easily share a body with barbarian He-Man giving fans who want every character a chance to get him.

We suppose anything is possible and Ceril as leader of the Jungle Tribe would be a cool figure, perhaps cool enough to get his very own figure too. You never know!

4. bskcase:
So far we've had every core figure get a re-release except the original Teela. What's up with that? 

Just has not happened yet. We do have some older figures still slotted into our overall production schedule (line time) for re-releases. It is with upcoming figures (starting with Hordak and Leech) that we will no longer be scheduling line time for a second run to save our designated (and limited) line time for first run figures. We still have re-releases scheduled throughout 2012, but all will be of older figures already scheduled for line time and may possibly include Teela. Time will tell!

5. grenadaspice:
Hey TG, I was wondering when you all get to making NA He-Man & Skeletor, do you plan on calling them simply "He-Man" & "Skeletor" as it was on their packaging or do you plan to add on a fancy moniker/adjective to their name, or perhaps even use the NA initials like "NA He-Man"?

From Toyguru: 

“An interesting question. Right now in the bio master doc both figures are called “New Adventures He-Man (or Skeletor)”. Anyone have better ideas? Personally as an homage to the vintage line and a descriptor this feels right to me. (keep in mind this is not an announcement for either figure, EVERY figure that had a vintage toy has had a bio written. All the bios were written together at about the time of Stratos’ release to ensure it did not feel like we were ‘making this up as we went along’!”

Check out what fans have to say about the answers to the WTFWTK 2.62, as well as find links to all the previous WTFWTK sessions!

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