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Old 22nd July 2011, 10:15 PM
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Nothing new on the MOTUC figure front just yet, but we have a new line, a vehicle and some pics of She-Ra 2.0 to get started!

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I know a man who's bound to be happy with the next photo!


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Vintage box for comparison


She-Ra 2.0 (original head shown here i think)








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Old 22nd July 2011, 11:53 PM
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WOOF! I am happy with a number of those photos

That She-Ra 2.0 looks pretty good as well. I wonder if they will apply that sort of design towards the He-Man figure in the future? Stinkor?
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Old 23rd July 2011, 06:59 AM
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Jesus christ, so much WIN from SDCC. Thoughts of slowing down and ideas of how to wrangle a complete set of Voltron Classics past my wife just went out the window for me thanks to this lot!! Click to enlarge

Oct 2011 - Wind Raider ($40)


Oct 2011 - Icarius (Flipshot)


Nov 2011 - Snout Spout


Nov 2011 - Swiftwind


Nov 2011 - Expensive Month! - Battleground Evil Lyn


Nov 2011 - Good god man give my wallet a break! - Bubble Power She-Ra


Dec 2011 - Demo Man!!


Jan 2012 - Sorceress!!!


Jan 2012 - Star Sisters 3 pack ($60)


Feb 2012 - Fisto


Mar 2012 - Thunder Punch He-Man


Mar 2012 - Kobra Kahn


Subscription bonus figure - Shadow Weaver


Plus, 30th anniversary line of all new figs - 6 figures bi-monthly: Fearless Photog, Horsemen Original Draego Man, a Fan-made one for Dec (decided by US fans only though) and 3 others.

Jan 2012 - Fearless Photog


Mar 2012 - Draego Man


Plus other tidbits:
SDCC Mattypalooza vote on Granymir, red or green colour
Filmation rights: get!
Mekanek and Ram Man have no firm month
Minicomics return - from Dark Horse.. with the quarterly variants starting with Thunder Punch He-Man, stories by Toyguru..... hmm

Some more pics and the full conference at Toyark

Some of these announcements weren't what i would say i was hoping for, but they look awesome, so i'm excited.
Only the Star Sisters and maybe Snout Spout, Thunder Punch He-Man are possible skips right now, and that's mostly because there'll be too much to buy per month as it is!

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Old 23rd July 2011, 10:14 AM
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Amazing! That showing has sure rejuvenated my enthusiasm for MOTUC. Just about all those figures are pure win!

I am also very happy that they are not '1:1 vintage accurate' head sculpts. I was really afraid for Kobrah Khan as he also had a goofy vintage face but the MOTUC toy shown looks ridiculously awesome.

I was also afraid for Snoutspout but they appear to have modernized him enough to look appropriate and not as goofy like the vintage toy but I do need better pics to confirm.

Win all around.

On the down side:

I really hope they change their minds on Shadow Weaver, as excited as I am for this figure, I will not be taking a subscription just for it.

In regards to the Mini-Comics: Awesome idea but given Toyguru's 'fan fiction' they are likely to suck.
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Old 23rd July 2011, 10:38 AM
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Whats the deal with the subscription stuff? I would reallt like that Shadow weaver as well, but a lot of the other figures aren't so important for me.

That new Evil Lyn is so awesome! Bubble Power She-Ra - Eh?

No Stinkor...

And these min-comics, are they going to be included with the figure or seperate? I miss lame ass comics in toys. Although now that I think of it, the ones in Heman weren't too bad.
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Been reading and looking at pics all morning! I'm really loving all this MOTUC stuff - pretty much everything will be bought, except for the She-Ra figures, which don't interest me.

The comics idea is... um, not what I expected! Since when is TG a writer?

And what's this new "deal" (between Mattel and Filmation) that everyone keeps mentioning? I can't find any solid info anywhere...
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Old 23rd July 2011, 02:10 PM
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For those that haven't found them, toyark has more pics now - Swiftwind + Everything Else

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I am also very happy that they are not '1:1 vintage accurate' head sculpts. I was really afraid for Kobrah Khan as he also had a goofy vintage face but the MOTUC toy shown looks ridiculously awesome.

I was also afraid for Snoutspout but they appear to have modernized him enough to look appropriate and not as goofy like the vintage toy but I do need better pics to confirm.
Kobra Kahn is a massive improvement! But, Snout Spout to me looks almost identical to the vintage - just a few more details and refined proportions. I think it was mostly the body of the original one making it goofy looking? The angled eyebrows on the new version also make him look less dopey. Here's a comparison



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Whats the deal with the subscription stuff? I would reallt like that Shadow weaver as well, but a lot of the other figures aren't so important for me.
Subscribing ensures you get all the subscription figures for the year (which is just a subset of all the figures that'll be released), as well as the bonus figure and other small things like sticker sheets

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And these min-comics, are they going to be included with the figure or seperate?
Apparantly they're gonna be included with quarterly variant figures (like Battle Armor etc) so one every 3 months starting with Thunder Punch He-Man.
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Minicomics return - from Dark Horse.. with the quarterly variants starting with Thunder Punch He-Man, stories by Toyguru..... hmm
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In regards to the Mini-Comics: Awesome idea but given Toyguru's 'fan fiction' they are likely to suck.
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The comics idea is... um, not what I expected! Since when is TG a writer?
I would feel the exact same way, but Toyguru's not actually writing the comics, Tim Seeley is. Toyguru is an illiterate moron. Tim Seeley is the experienced toy-property writer of G.I. Joe and Joe/T.F. Comics and genius behind Colt Noble And The Megalords. He knows MOTU well and should be able to make a good script from whatever ToyGonad throws at him.
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Sorry bout the confusion, i guess i'll blame staying up till 5am to watch the announcements last night!

Here's the pic with all comic credits
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Old 23rd July 2011, 11:11 PM
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Having Toyguru's name credited for the story still feels me with a lot of doubt even if Seeley is actually doing the script.

Toyguru has proven to be a 'his way or the highway' sort of guy so I seriously doubt Tim Seeley to have much freedom to write specially when dealing with Toyguru's already F'up 'universe'.

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Kobra Kahn is a massive improvement! But, Snout Spout to me looks almost identical to the vintage - just a few more details and refined proportions. I think it was mostly the body of the original one making it goofy looking? The angled eyebrows on the new version also make him look less dopey. Here's a comparison
I agree, he is very toy accurate but much of the goofiness is now gone due to those subtle changes you mentioned including a more proportionate head to body ratio. Those subtle things do make a big difference and the figure does look much better.

But why does he have clamp Champ's weapon?
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