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Maybe some new toy news? New York Comic Con. April 19th

#1 User is offline   SKYWARP 

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:46 AM

According to the Org. On Sat April 19th Mattel is suppose to reveal some brand new MOTU toy news. So I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but hopefully it will be some really cool news especially since it's about the toys.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:43 AM

View PostSKYWARP, on Mar 4 2008, 05:46 AM, said:

According to the Org. On Sat April 19th Mattel is suppose to reveal some brand new MOTU toy news. So I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but hopefully it will be some really cool news especially since it's about the toys.


Sounds like they are gonna announce something at NYCC.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:50 PM

it would be great if they had a classics line like that scuplt they had last year. however, i either want a limited release with just a few or every single one since

i am still pretty burned by the cancellation of the 2002 series. there were a bunch of figs that were never made like the horde.

but with the way mattel handles their toy lines i wait and hope with a grain of salt.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:07 PM

They better fit in with what I have because I REFUSE to start over.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:55 AM

I just hope it's a small anniversary line. I don't have any faith in Mattel maintaining a line over a long period of time.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:57 AM

Double post. :) It happens.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:55 AM

I'd prefer something different than that prototype that was shown last year. That doesn't look much like anything I'd envision when envisioning a new He-man relaunch or anniversary-type line.

With that said, any He-man figures are better than no He-man figures, so I'll take what I can get, as long as Mattel doesn't totally botch it up like they did earlier this decade.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:13 AM

i dont know, i said that i would not start over but that he-man they showed at sdcc was great looking. i realy hate the horseman that they jumped over at the dc wagon and dont do any static figs. so damn it, now i love the dc figs @loll@

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:59 PM

This line will tank even faster than the last one. A lot of people who loved the 4-horsemen line, myself included, aren't going to want shell out for the same characters in a different style. Plus Mattel will do the same thing that killed the line last time- put out case breakdowns that look like this:

1x supporting character A
1x supporting character B
6x crappy He-Man variation of the month
4x crappy Skeletor variation of the month

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:24 PM

I think Mattel has learned a lot since the end of the 200X MOTU line and the proof is what we are seeing with the DCUC 6" figures. I believe Mattel expected too much from the He-man relaunch and they didn't see the kinds of sales numbers they had hoped. If we do get some solid information, or even pictures from NY Comic-Con, I would like it to be concerning a limited collector-based line.

The He-man prototype from SDCC last year is a style I can dig and would definitely purchase. It would be awesome to see a Hero and Eldor in that style since they were never released in the 80's.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:27 PM

I don't have high hopes for this. I was one of the ones that got big into the relaunch (both of them whether you count the futuristic He-Man or not) and then watch as they slowly tank. Hopefully Mattel will learn their lesson and not smother us with a million decos of He-Man and Skeletor.

I don't have high hopes, but I do want to see it happen. And I like the version shown - its more akin to the originals, but with an updated feel and better articulated. Save the action features and give us knee and elbow articulation - please! And I hope they hold off on the vehicles for a while to at least get their feet wet in this market... yet again.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

View PostLeatusiv, on Mar 5 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

They better fit in with what I have because I REFUSE to start over.


I totally agree with you.......I'm not in unless its somewhat close to the original re-boot from 2002......I'm not buying and hunting for a whole new line again.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

I think they need to wait another two or three years before starting a new line.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

View PostRobbieDigital, on Mar 6 2008, 05:55 PM, said:

View PostLeatusiv, on Mar 5 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

They better fit in with what I have because I REFUSE to start over.


I totally agree with you.......I'm not in unless its somewhat close to the original re-boot from 2002......I'm not buying and hunting for a whole new line again.


As much as I would like to agree with you look at the GI Joe property. 25th stuff doesn't fit in with ARAH much less the JvC, Spytroops, VvV, and DTC which got the reboot in 2002 which is the same time the He-Man reboot. The 25th is smoking' hot because it is very similar to the original releases (which the He-Man proto they showed seems to be going the same route.) While a lot of people don't want to start over properties such as GI Joe and Transformers show that they can reboot a look not too far apart and people WILL buy it all over again.

I don't like it, but its either take it or leave it.

View PostBlackmada, on Mar 6 2008, 08:44 PM, said:

I think they need to wait another two or three years before starting a new line.


The 80splosion is going big now. You have a rocking 25 GI Joe line, Star Wars is still booming, Transformers is still huge, not to mention Indy is about to hit the big screen and toy aisles again. And you also have the NECA TMNT toys which bring back their original roots from the comic in the 80s. He-Man will still run on nostalgia and no time like the present.

Like I said above - I don't have high hopes and I have mixed emotions. He-Man was one of my most beloved properties in the 80s and I greatly enjoyed its return in early 2000... until its quick demise. I'm just going to sit back and watch and try not get get angry or my hopes up (as angry or crushed as a grown man can truly be about a toy line.)

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:24 PM

I'm mostly mad because I paid 20 bucks a piece on staction figures....

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:03 PM

View PostLeatusiv, on Mar 7 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

I'm mostly mad because I paid 20 bucks a piece on staction figures....


i feel exacly the same @loll@

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:54 PM

View PostCapnJeffro, on Mar 6 2008, 09:52 PM, said:

View PostRobbieDigital, on Mar 6 2008, 05:55 PM, said:

View PostLeatusiv, on Mar 5 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

They better fit in with what I have because I REFUSE to start over.


I totally agree with you.......I'm not in unless its somewhat close to the original re-boot from 2002......I'm not buying and hunting for a whole new line again.


As much as I would like to agree with you look at the GI Joe property. 25th stuff doesn't fit in with ARAH much less the JvC, Spytroops, VvV, and DTC which got the reboot in 2002 which is the same time the He-Man reboot. The 25th is smoking' hot because it is very similar to the original releases (which the He-Man proto they showed seems to be going the same route.) While a lot of people don't want to start over properties such as GI Joe and Transformers show that they can reboot a look not too far apart and people WILL buy it all over again.

I don't like it, but its either take it or leave it.




View PostBlackmada, on Mar 6 2008, 08:44 PM, said:

I think they need to wait another two or three years before starting a new line.


The 80splosion is going big now. You have a rocking 25 GI Joe line, Star Wars is still booming, Transformers is still huge, not to mention Indy is about to hit the big screen and toy aisles again. And you also have the NECA TMNT toys which bring back their original roots from the comic in the 80s. He-Man will still run on nostalgia and no time like the present.

Like I said above - I don't have high hopes and I have mixed emotions. He-Man was one of my most beloved properties in the 80s and I greatly enjoyed its return in early 2000... until its quick demise. I'm just going to sit back and watch and try not get get angry or my hopes up (as angry or crushed as a grown man can truly be about a toy line.)



GI Joe is not MOTU..........for me as a collector......I'm first and foremost a Joe collector so I'm going to be a little biased in my reply but I just still feel really burned by Mattel and the way they handled the MOTU line in 2002.

I mean my friends and I took a 16 hour road trip to WW Chicago in 2003 to get a Keldor and not ONE of us got one in the lottery....(there was 4 of us). Then I had them tell me that I could only get a ticket for either a Keldor or the Batman that they were offering.....I had to pick which figure I wanted to have a chance at........it was one of the worst collecting experiences of my life. I do pretty much have every figure from the 2002 re-launch line though. Except Keldor.......I have no faith in Mattel anymore as a action figure toy company.......yeah, their DC stuff is cool again but how long did it take them to get that right?? (How hard is it to sell Batman and Superman toys.......seriously???) I didn't even bother getting all the Stactions........I just got fed up....

I want the rest of my 2002 line.........the line that blew everything out of the water. Sculpt wise.....it wasn't perfect but I really liked it.

Hasbro is a great company when it comes to fans of GI Joe for the most part.......you can't compare Mattel to Hasbro. GI Joe has been handled a MILLION times better than MOTU ever was.

The style of that figure that was on display didn't really do much for me.......I liked the 4 Horseman style stuff better.

RAH is still the best GI Joe stuff out there for many.......but when you look back at original MOTU stuff its kinda lame IMO.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 08:45 PM

View PostRobbieDigital, on Mar 8 2008, 01:54 AM, said:

View PostCapnJeffro, on Mar 6 2008, 09:52 PM, said:

View PostRobbieDigital, on Mar 6 2008, 05:55 PM, said:

View PostLeatusiv, on Mar 5 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

They better fit in with what I have because I REFUSE to start over.


I totally agree with you.......I'm not in unless its somewhat close to the original re-boot from 2002......I'm not buying and hunting for a whole new line again.


As much as I would like to agree with you look at the GI Joe property. 25th stuff doesn't fit in with ARAH much less the JvC, Spytroops, VvV, and DTC which got the reboot in 2002 which is the same time the He-Man reboot. The 25th is smoking' hot because it is very similar to the original releases (which the He-Man proto they showed seems to be going the same route.) While a lot of people don't want to start over properties such as GI Joe and Transformers show that they can reboot a look not too far apart and people WILL buy it all over again.

I don't like it, but its either take it or leave it.




View PostBlackmada, on Mar 6 2008, 08:44 PM, said:

I think they need to wait another two or three years before starting a new line.


The 80splosion is going big now. You have a rocking 25 GI Joe line, Star Wars is still booming, Transformers is still huge, not to mention Indy is about to hit the big screen and toy aisles again. And you also have the NECA TMNT toys which bring back their original roots from the comic in the 80s. He-Man will still run on nostalgia and no time like the present.

Like I said above - I don't have high hopes and I have mixed emotions. He-Man was one of my most beloved properties in the 80s and I greatly enjoyed its return in early 2000... until its quick demise. I'm just going to sit back and watch and try not get get angry or my hopes up (as angry or crushed as a grown man can truly be about a toy line.)



GI Joe is not MOTU..........for me as a collector......I'm first and foremost a Joe collector so I'm going to be a little biased in my reply but I just still feel really burned by Mattel and the way they handled the MOTU line in 2002.

I mean my friends and I took a 16 hour road trip to WW Chicago in 2003 to get a Keldor and not ONE of us got one in the lottery....(there was 4 of us). Then I had them tell me that I could only get a ticket for either a Keldor or the Batman that they were offering.....I had to pick which figure I wanted to have a chance at........it was one of the worst collecting experiences of my life. I do pretty much have every figure from the 2002 re-launch line though. Except Keldor.......I have no faith in Mattel anymore as a action figure toy company.......yeah, their DC stuff is cool again but how long did it take them to get that right?? (How hard is it to sell Batman and Superman toys.......seriously???) I didn't even bother getting all the Stactions........I just got fed up....

I want the rest of my 2002 line.........the line that blew everything out of the water. Sculpt wise.....it wasn't perfect but I really liked it.

Hasbro is a great company when it comes to fans of GI Joe for the most part.......you can't compare Mattel to Hasbro. GI Joe has been handled a MILLION times better than MOTU ever was.

The style of that figure that was on display didn't really do much for me.......I liked the 4 Horseman style stuff better.

RAH is still the best GI Joe stuff out there for many.......but when you look back at original MOTU stuff its kinda lame IMO.


I agree with most of your points and understand what you're saying. My only beef is your last line. It's a little too biased for me.

All the toys from back in the day were disproportioned or undetailed or goofy-looking if you objectively look at them now. The relaunch of MOTU definitely looked cooler (relatively speaking) than VvV or Joe vs. Cobra, but that doesn't make the 1980s RAH stuff less lame.

It's all lame and cool as hell at the same time.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:14 PM

I was just saying that most of the GI Joe stuff up until the.......nevermind.


25th line = 2002 MOTU line........in overall coolness for me. If there was a coolometer they would be on the same level.


Its like Mattel skipped all the growing pains to get to total badassness with a re-launch.

Thats what I meant........I'm fearing they could be going backwards now.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 02:05 PM

Boy, waiting on this info is gona be hard. There are alot of options for a new toy line. Seems the most obvious one is for the movie that is supposed to come out, but then, there's the classic style figure we've seen as well (which, by the way, is something that the 4H sculpted).

Personally, I just want to see the He-Man line do SOMETHING. I suppose I've come to terms with the 2002 line blowing around like a popped balloon and flopping to the ground, so I don't mind buying into another line if they can do it right. They've really impressed me with the distribution of the DCUC line so far, and I think Mattel has finally gained some of my respect back. I don't even know what I'd really want next, since I know they won't just start where they left off with the new stuff. If they do a new movie line, then I hope they throw in a few classic styled ones like that He-Man figure, but I don't think I'd want a whole line of the classic style.

I guess I sorta forgive Mattel, but perhaps they're still walking on eggshells (when it comes to MOTU anyway). I don't know of a MOTU fan that wouldn't just want the 2002 sculpts back again. They really created a monster there, even if it didn't catch on with the kids. It was well done, but poorly handled. After it was all over they seemed to keep people on with the staticons, though I don't know why. Heck, the staticons confused me to no end: "You can continue to produce figures, but god help you if they move!" What was thier reasoning behind that? Eh. I never bought any staticons; I'm not interested in statues. I suppose people like me might have hurt interest, in thier eyes, since thier judgement was so strange as it was. They don't seem to understand how simple and fun a toy can be. I thought the figures were perfect, I don't even want any added articulation.

So what am I expecting from this? Hard to say. Like I said, the 2002 line's death is long gone and I don't care so much any more. It would be a dream to see it back, but unless Mattel has had a major staff change then it's dead. The classic style is sweet, but nothing that I'm gona go nuts for. Can they bring this back after giving us a taste of something good, then souring it so badly?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

I'm with Alexx.

The 2002 stuff was pretty much perfect in my eyes. There was nothing wrong with the figures themselves; Mattel's horrible handling of the line ruined it. I'd love to see the line picked up where it left off. They could rerelease the figures exactly as they were then or slightly alter paint schemes if people complained about rereleases hurting the value of their 2002 originals.

I loved the original He-man stuff as a kid, but I don't care to see it updated like that prototype we saw (though again, that's probably better than nothing, unless Mattel's just going to screw it all up again after a year or so).

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:43 PM

I had a dream about this. They annouced at the con that the show was going to start coming back on CN from where it left off, and they were going to continue the toy line from where it left off too. Then I woke up.

Now I can just hope that whatever they say at the con will end up being very good news...

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:19 AM

I'm am really finding myself gettign excited about this. Just like I did back in 2002 when the relaunch happened then. I am stoked to find out what will be unveiled in NY.

MOTU > Everything! :D

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:31 PM

View PostSKYWARP, on Mar 12 2008, 08:43 PM, said:

I had a dream about this. They annouced at the con that the show was going to start coming back on CN from where it left off, and they were going to continue the toy line from where it left off too. Then I woke up.

Now I can just hope that whatever they say at the con will end up being very good news...



That would be the coolest news from Mattel, but I am afraid that they are going to scrap the '02 line and start anew with designs like the one from the SDCC last year. I can see myself buying the bad guys from that line to put up against my '02 He-Man and the Masters. If they do decide to create a more advanced version of the 02 line with more joints, I am so going to be broke. I guess I don't need two kidneys.

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