Hot on the heels of the announcement from SDCC about the 2013 MOTUC Fan-Choice poll for Club Eternia subscribers, Mattel has sent us all the details! If you are a Club Eternia subscriber, you should have already received an e-mail with details on how you can vote.
Read each figure’s description and campaign slogan below to find out more about them. Images of each character are also below. Then following the directions in the e-mail sent to you as a Club Eternia subscriber, vote for the figure you think Mattel should make. The poll opened July 13th at 1:00pm PDT and it closes August 8th at 11:59pm PDT (don’t wait to vote because once the poll closes, there won’t be another chance).
And the nominees from Mattel are:
“Crash Landing” Queen Marlena
“You know you want me.”
When Mattel released Captain Glenn as a 2011 SDCC figure, she included a green astro suit and could be swapped into Queen Marlena in her trademark green dress. Many fans and customers asked for a white repaint to be more accurate to her cartoon and comic appearances… so here you go! This would be a mostly straight repaint with new gloves. Another candidate who could potentially go in a variant slot, but winning the contest guarantees it!
“Cloak and Dagger” Evil-Lyn
“Choose me or I’ll put a death spell on you. Seriously.”
When Mattel did a new Evil-Lyn in 200X colors, fans and customers asked for a more specific version that also included her new tunic. To deliver on this request, Mattel proposed this slightly different version of Evil-Lyn from the 200X series when she was in allegiance to the Snake Men. She would use the 2.0 female body buck with a single new hooded head, and include an all-new tunic and removable cloak. To create the “ultimate version” of 200X-colored Evil-Lyn, customers could swap the new hooded head with either the helmet head or non-helmet head from Battleground Evil-Lyn, much as Bubble Power She-Ra and original She-Ra can be mixed and matched. This is another figure Mattel may possibly get to in their very limited variant slots, but if she wins the contest, fans just get her that much quicker!
“Together we will do evil to all good people!”
Geldor is the slot choice from the German fan base. He appeared in the classic mini-comic “The Elixir of Life.” An entirely new character, he would be a combination of new and shared parts as needed.
“Mini-Comic” Trap Jaw
“Read my lips: No new axes.”
When Mattel was producing the Toys ‘R’ Us MOTU vs. DCU 2-packs, “Mini-Comic” Trap Jaw was a top choice for a variant. Although he could technically be a possible candidate for a “quarterly variant” slot in the MOTUC lineup, now that quarterly variants and oversized variants have been combined into the same four slots per year, it is even less likely Mattel will get to this version of Trap Jaw anytime soon. He is not just a repaint, but would use different sets of shared parts to make a new, more colorful version of one of the most popular MOTU villains of all time. This execution would be based on his original first mini-comic appearance. For his bio, this would simply be a different look for the existing Trap Jaw character; not an all-new character with its own back story.
“If I don’t win, I’ll just be blue.”
Illumina is the slot choice from He-Man.org. She appeared in a print ad for a never-released issue of the 2002 comic series from MVCreations and Image Comics. This brand-new character would be a repaint of the tunic/body from Teela, with a new head and weapon as needed.
“Dude! Let’s totally rock this vote!”
Songster was the “narrator” of the 1987 Power Tour live He-Man singing and dancing show. This would not only be a new character, he’d be a completely new figure with a mix of shared and new parts. He would come with his musical instrument accessory.
Camo Kobra Khan
“What? You can trussssst me.”
Another candidate from the discontinued MOTU vs. DCU 2-packs, this version of Kobra Khan was originally released in the vintage line overseas but never in the US. It is the basic Kobra Khan with arms from Buzz-Off, a mace from Clawful, and a fresh camouflage deco. Much like Trap Jaw, he could potentially be a candidate for a MOTUC quarterly variant, but with the variants and beasts combined for 2013, it is just a little less likely he’ll ever make it. As for the bio, Mattel would treat him perhaps as a mutation of Kahn, maybe after he eats Ambrosia!
“Vote mean, vote green!”
This character is from the classic mini-comic “The Masks of Power.” Although he did not win the fan polls in either the US (Illumina) or Germany (Geldor), he was a top contender in both countries so he’s earned a spot as a candidate. This would be an all-new character using shared parts and new parts as needed. No plans for his partner, the Purple Demon, at this point, but if he wins it increases the chance of perhaps getting to the other demon in time.