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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD

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« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2013, 03:03:44 am »

Received my Matty shipment today with Mantenna, Nepthu, and Ocean Master. The last few shipments haven't taken nearly as long as they used to!


Interesting you say that. I was convinced my Huntress arrived more quickly than expected.
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« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2013, 03:35:28 pm »

But somehow they can't do 2002 versions of He-Man and Skeletor.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #78 on: November 02, 2013, 06:10:00 pm »

200X styled HE-MAN and SKELLY would sell like gangbusters and I will bite the throat out of anybody who says different!!!  slapfight.gif



I kid, I kid.  But they would both sell like crazy.  MATTEL are fucking idiots if they don't find a way to do them.
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« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2013, 06:11:03 pm »

But somehow they can't do 2002 versions of He-Man and Skeletor.   Roll Eyes
The can't do "200x style" but they can do 200x figures. You could possibly see a he-man with pocket on loin cloth, techno sword and H symbol on brown straps with a different hair peice . But you can't a an angler new face head sculpt for he-man with thinner arms and legs . Classics skelltor is almost exactly 200x skeletor done in classic style . Coloring of havoc staff would be only change .
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« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2013, 01:53:15 am »

No.

That doesn't cut it.

I don't want new bodies but new heads, armor, loincloths and weapons ARE doable.

And the detail on Skeletor is important. A Vintage Skeletor is no substitute for the 2002 look when Dragon Blaster, Alcala, and every other look gets such attention to detail.
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« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2013, 04:47:17 am »

Flutterina is looking good, now I just have to get a damm sea hawk
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« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2013, 09:48:55 am »

Wow!  The 4H make Flutterina awesome.  I can't believe how talented they are.
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« Reply #83 on: November 03, 2013, 10:20:09 am »

That Skeletor design is horrible looking. Glad to see so much new tooling go into it though.
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« Reply #84 on: November 03, 2013, 04:53:01 pm »

I like Flutterina, but have some concerns about how the wings will look in person. 

The NA Skeletor seems cool for people who want him.  Not for me though.  Too many Skeletor's and He-Man in the line already for me. 

Broom & Lookee both showed up as the mystery accessory.  So it's likely either Razz is coming or there will be a pack of smaller characters. 
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« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2013, 05:13:20 pm »

Pics of Broom and Lookie please.
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« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2013, 07:03:58 pm »

Oh that's painful.

As to why no 200X, there must be an internal reason why they won't/can't do them.  Or perhaps part of a long term master plan to keep this line going past "classic".
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« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2013, 09:03:32 pm »

The internal reason is that they don't care.
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« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2013, 10:04:36 pm »

That is an emotional response to what is probably a very rational internal business decision.  If Mattel could make money on 200X, why would they simply not care?

I'd look for a 200X sub at some point down the road.

Or it could be that 200X was such an immense failure that no one currently at Mattel wants to risk that on their resumes.  200X ended careers.   
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« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2013, 11:19:26 pm »

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Not the careers that should have ended.

The line didn't fail because it was unpopular, if that were the case Classics wouldn't exist, nor would they have inaugurated the line with a 2002 character.

The line failed because the characters people wanted were impossible to find, but all of the Day Glo variant crap was abundant. Plus Cartoon Network deliberately sabotaged the cartoon, much like Young Justice and Thundercats.

Not to mention the fact that the figures still sell out. Lord Dactys being the most recent.

If they can free up the tooling for the Fantasia reject, and Frodo's gay cousin Castro, we can get a He-Man and Skeletor that is 70% reuse.
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