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#1 Outsiders

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:08 PM

2009 NYCC: MOTUC & Other Mattel Online Exclusives Panel

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:11 PM

Panel images are uploading now and Booth images will be up a bit later...

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

We're waiting.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

Hordax is a home run! He was my second most wanted after Trap Jaw. Too bad we'll be waiting at least till the fall for him.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

I have to admit that I initially had my doubts about the new Masters figures, mostly because I liked the revisions of the characters in the 2000x line. But after seeing that new Hordak I am sold.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:38 PM

I think the main reason I dont like this line is because they cut the 2002 line short. But even then, I was dealing with it because of the 6" Staction Figures that resulted, I love 'em!! I was hoping they would at least complete that... uhhh nope. The straw that really broke the camels back is when my Faker and Kobra Khan got cancelled and then hearing that the Staction Figure line was cut short as well... I really hate you Mattel.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

They look awesome...BUT...I don't even have the first three or four yet. I don't know whether to thank Mattel or to shake my fist. I wish I knew for sure if they were gonna reissue the first few figures or not, then I might consider making an effort to obtain these. eBay isn't much of a help unless you wanna pay double, triple, or even quadruple! I wish they'd set the limit at two per person instead of four. Hate to go on a fanboy rant, but it's gotta be done!
On the bright side, I love some of the "modernized" extras they threw in, like Hordak's staff and Tri-Klops' daggers and drone. Nice! I love how they made the red imp into a figure instead of just a flat piece of plastic like the original. Kudos...if I can get a hold of them that is......

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

"- Two MOTUC figures will be released in the next year. The second one will be released in January 2010."

There's a typo here and am I'm REALLY curious to what it is!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:39 PM

IMAGES added from the booth

http://toynewsi.com/...13&itemid=14058

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

holy #$@# dudes. this is my favorite line of all time. i will get all of them. i was the guy who said no way and this is just so amazing. look at the details on man-at-arms and hordak. teela seems to be great too. tryclops is perfect. mattel is the best toycompany yet.

dcuc
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there is where my money goes. i wouls even love to have 2 figs a month.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:48 PM

That typo was to say female figures. We are getting Teala and one other. The second one will be released in Jan 2010.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:16 PM

I think the main reason I dont like this line is because they cut the 2002 line short. But even then, I was dealing with it because of the 6" Staction Figures that resulted, I love 'em!! I was hoping they would at least complete that... uhhh nope. The straw that really broke the camels back is when my Faker and Kobra Khan got cancelled and then hearing that the Staction Figure line was cut short as well... I really hate you Mattel.


Its time to move on buddy, that line is dead and stinking. I see so many fans still upset with sour grapes over the 2002 line. Terrific line I
admit, can be overrated at times too, but its gone, I wish some fans can appreciate what's happening with the line in 2009.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:35 PM

I think the main reason I dont like this line is because they cut the 2002 line short. But even then, I was dealing with it because of the 6" Staction Figures that resulted, I love 'em!! I was hoping they would at least complete that... uhhh nope. The straw that really broke the camels back is when my Faker and Kobra Khan got cancelled and then hearing that the Staction Figure line was cut short as well... I really hate you Mattel.


Its time to move on buddy, that line is dead and stinking. I see so many fans still upset with sour grapes over the 2002 line. Terrific line I
admit, can be overrated at times too, but its gone, I wish some fans can appreciate what's happening with the line in 2009.


i dont know if mattel are the ones to blame because neca produced the staction figures. and lets face it, neca is pretty rare in continuing a line more then 2 waves.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:36 PM

Hordak is awesome. This figure is what I've been waiting since 2002 for, and it finally comes out the same month my birthday is in. :)

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:46 PM

I think the main reason I dont like this line is because they cut the 2002 line short. But even then, I was dealing with it because of the 6" Staction Figures that resulted, I love 'em!! I was hoping they would at least complete that... uhhh nope. The straw that really broke the camels back is when my Faker and Kobra Khan got cancelled and then hearing that the Staction Figure line was cut short as well... I really hate you Mattel.


Its time to move on buddy, that line is dead and stinking. I see so many fans still upset with sour grapes over the 2002 line. Terrific line I
admit, can be overrated at times too, but its gone, I wish some fans can appreciate what's happening with the line in 2009.


i dont know if mattel are the ones to blame because neca produced the staction figures. and lets face it, neca is pretty rare in continuing a line more then 2 waves.


Precisely, which despite their quality keeps me from buying from them. One shouldn't expect a complete or well rounded line, its not like they have a reputation
in just dishing out wave after wave after wave of the same line.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:20 PM

looking at man at arms, you can build some armys here. man at arms with beard and then if you take off the armor and put the non bearded heads on, you could do some soldiers of eternia.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

I really like this line. I have HeMan, Beast Man, and Skeletor (all three are really well built, and totally cool), and with the new additions it keeps getting better. I am surprised we are seeing Hordak so quickly, but never the less I am excited he is coming out.

I do think the best news of all is Battle Cat and Panthor in 2010, I did not think we were going to get them. Can't wait for King Hiss and the Snake Men!!!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

looking at man at arms, you can build some armys here. man at arms with beard and then if you take off the armor and put the non bearded heads on, you could do some soldiers of eternia.


It might not even have to come to that. Hopefully Mattel gets smart and realize the potential of army builders like
so many other toylines do and actually give us figures of distinct royal guardsman and even Horde Troopers, and maybe
even sell them as discounts if people plan on buying more than one which is usually the case for army builders.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

I've bought the first 3 figures and I'll be skipping Stratos and Faker. Getting Mer-Man then skipping Zodac. But I'm getting the next 4 after that for sure!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:56 PM

man ! those figures are just awesome !!!! Im sooo happy ......

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:21 PM

These figures are definitely awesome, but one thing that's bugging me is all the fans that complain about them having any influence other than the original line.

On another board, people are complaining that Teela might have a second head that's based on the 200X Teela. I saw another post that was complaining about Hordak's staff, saying it was too 200X-ish.

It's like the whole line is basically designed on the original line, taking almost all its cues from the '80s, and yet that's still not good enough for some people. And I just don't understand that line of thinking. I'm a MOTU fan, not an '80s MOTU fan. There's room for all eras.

Sorry to rant, but that attitudes really bugging me.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:20 PM

It's like the whole line is basically designed on the original line, taking almost all its cues from the '80s, and yet that's still not good enough for some people. And I just don't understand that line of thinking. I'm a MOTU fan, not an '80s MOTU fan. There's room for all eras.

Sorry to rant, but that attitudes really bugging me.


My sentiments exactly. I'm also noticing how many fans are still complaining about the 2002 line which has been
discontinued for what? over 5 years now? I mean seriously :huh: Granted I understand how many fans have their
different opinions, but complaining is complaining. Mattel is really doing a good job in their approach by making this
almost a blend of both the 80s and 2002 line and if you're a MOTU fan then it shouldn't be a problem with this, like you
said, there is room for all areas.

Another thing I'm noticing are the ones that stood on the sidelines, the ones that still had sour grapes about the 2002 line
being skeptical of this new relaunch and waited right down to the last minute to make up their minds on whether or not
to jump on board, and now that He-Man sold out and commanding high ebay prices, these same ones are now complaining
that Mattel didn't make enough :rolleyes: As that saying goes, you can't please everyone, but this type of attitude is getting redundant.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:04 AM

I have to keep in mind that "super-posability" (to use a word from Toy Biz) is an action feature, and that all of the figures we've seen so far only used that lame spring-in-waist feature originally. I'm not really sure how I'll feel about a possible Mek-a-nek w/o an extending neck. Flocking Moss-Man and Panthor sure does a lot to put me at peace, though. :)

It was a huge surprise to see three new, incredible figures, as well as the proto-type for Teela w/ Pre-Filmation Sorceress Costume. I'm glad to finally see how they will be handling classic armor on the new, more articulated bucks. It's a shame that Man-at-arms' left arm piece will limit his use of that arm (at least while it's on), but I'm not sure they could have done much else to preserve the classic look. I'm intrigued to see how they're adapting the old hard shell armor to Hordak-- soft PVC upper shell like MAA over a smoother new torso. I suspect we'll see this approach replicated with characters like Mek-A-Neck, Fisto, and Jitsu, as well as possibly Battle Armor He-Man and Skeletor. I'm sure fans will be just as excited about these new figures as they were with the first three (provided that they got He-Man and Skeletor the first time or have a game plan to get them later). I just hope that Stratos and Faker also perform well, even if they don't sell out in 12 days. The line needs to continue to do strong on a month by month basis.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:42 AM

I don't think you have to worry about this line performing well on a month to month basis. The
line can only go up and if they keep with the great quality and huge roster then I'm sure collectors
will anticipate each release. Faker will be one of those characters that sells out fast.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:34 AM

I admit I always like but didn't buy too many of the 2002 line. My brother bought almost all of them an we repainted a lot of them andthey are all amazing figures, for the most part I must say. But aside from He Man, Skeletor and a couple He man Staction figures (classic color scheme and battle armor He Man, which I love by the way) I never got into getting the rest of them, my brother tayed pretty loyal to them getting almost all of the Stactions now too and all are still on display with the Castle of Grayskull.

But with the coming of this new line, I have to say that it's my favorite line since the SOTA Street fighters were going strong. I for one love the fact that they are 80s based. Thats the reason I love the line I think despite the fact that I'll admit the 2002 designs are way cooler, the nostalgia factor and the great quality despite being overpriced is what draws me to this line. Its like when I look at them I see an exact replica of what I had when i was 5, but am amazed at how much better they actually do look when i look at pictures of the old figures. It's like my imagination filled in the gaps of detail and awesomeness and now at 25 years old, these figures actually reflect what my imagination compensated for at 5.


Furthermore, not only are they 80s based they are 80's FIGURE based which differ quite a lot from the Filmation cartoon look. Even better for me. I'm not quite sure which was first, He Man or Star wars but I do know that He-Man and all the figures I owned preceded my other childhood obsessions of Ninja Turtles and Batman. These figures were the coolest thing imaginable as a kid.

I love how Mattel is bridging the gap between the classic figure look and the classic cartoon look such as the alternate heads for Man at Arms and Mer Man. and accessories like the half swords are such a cool homage to the original line. I have to say though that I wish they went further with the alternate pieces, i.e. Skeletor with looser fitting hood ala cartoon look and peices that can snap on the other side of Man at arms legs and arms to match the cartoon look.

Teela is an interesting case. She had the Egyptian snake like headdress on the old figure which had the normal head underneath like the cartoon. I see Mattel sculpted that look, but due to the headdress, she won't have the collar like she did in the cartoon. But what makes her look even stranger is the pieces that extend on the front of her outfit, like the 2002 look and it appears her head crown underneath her headdress protrudes further down her forehead than either the old toy or the cartoon crown did. The alternate 2002 head is pretty cool yes but I'd rather a simple headdress-less head like the cartoon as an alternate head seeing as it doesn't seem like that one is removable like the old toy.

Also as in I am to this line I still do plan on skipping out on figures. Stratos was never all that cool in my eyes and is still not a figure I ever owned or plan to own, same goes with Zodac. I was going to skip Faker but he's pretty cool and I went to NYCC so i picked him up/ But Mer Man, Hordak, Teela and Tri Clops will all be mine. I know Stratos is somewhat important but I never had an affinity for him. That being said if they ever get to other obscure characters like Jitsu or Rio blast I'd get them in a heartbeat becaue I had their figures as a kid.




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