MOTU Origins Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Pharoid, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Slender102

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    That’s kind of the only thing that didn’t add up this year about the exclusives. The sort of cheap price on the Grayskull set and Faker set. I mean look at the pricing on last years sets or even just a Horde 4 pack. The box for the Faker set looks like it’s ready to go on shelf right at Target. I’ll be keeping an eye out as they start to ship for the Faker set which was all I missed this morning. Hopefully the prices drop. I was waiting to see what the backlash was going to be for eBay with the people who’s spent $400-600 on these.
     
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    yep Zavvi has Sun Man as a core figure wave 8 release but that hasn’t been confirmed yet by any other retailers or Mattel. So if core - no extra head, no effect accessory, different packaging, and a slightly different paint decor.
     
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    Now we need Point Dread. I’ll open it, Castle Grayskull, and the Secrets kit all together.
     
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  4. Pharoid

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    Am I the only one who wishes they’d do the big scale birds? One of the worst things Filmation did was minimize the giant birds. These things were rad AF.

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    I hope Mattel decide to release him as a Deluxe.
     
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    Nope. I would also love to get them and at vintage toy scale.
     
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    I wonder if they might change the wings on Sun-Man for retail so they look more bird like?
     
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    I love the reuse of Big Jim animals with Zoar and Screech. I don’t understand why they completely disappeared from MOTU. I guess the Sorceress killed the concept. But man a giant bird, bigger than a human, with rockets and blasters is pretty fantastic in my book. I loved how weird it made Eternia in my child-mind.
     
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    Wings that are flat to the back and able to be extended would be wonderful as would a more modern adult looking head sculpt (and hair cut). I'd definitely buy that variant to go along with the Deluxe version.

    If not i may have to 3D print some wings.
     
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    If they're sell him as a core figure I'm not sure if he'll even have the wings.
     
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    Sun-Man was shown with both gold paint apps, which I think will be the deluxe, and yellow paint which hews more closely to the original release. I think the yellow will be the retail release. Or vice versa...
     
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    This. Or as part of a retailer exclusive Castle Grayskull. I doubt it will ever be released on its own.
     
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    idk, the wing collar is kind of a fundamental part of his look so leaving it out is like just not shipping He-Man with his harness.
     
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    I mean the pricing makes sense to me for Leo Faker and Duplicat. Leo faker is just a redeco of Faker, who is a redeco of He-Man. There’s already been at least 7 uses of the standard He-Man buck. Duplicat is a redeco of Battle Cat and this one is the 5th use of that mold. He man and battle cat at regular retail would be $40. Leo Faker and Duplicat are $60 so there already is a markup there. Probably due to smaller production run, the new box set packaging, and the new art work on it.

    I was kind of surprised that the Castle Grayskull set wasn’t slightly more expensive but I was extremely happy with the pricing on it. I was expecting a minimum of $45 for it so to me $30 was a great deal.
     
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    You're not wrong and I have yet to see where it was said standard release Sun-Man would be a core figure.
     
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    I would guess based on the price point on the early online store listing compared to other core and deluxe figures. I have no link handy in any case, but surely someone else does.
     
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    Retail distributor listings. Zavvi dot com's preorders.

    Wave 8 is Jitsu, Anti-Eternia He-Man, Sun-Man, and I honestly forget the fourth figure. Horde Trooper?

    A variety of websites are taking wave 8 preorders with an estimated ship date of 12/31/2021. BBTS generally lags on listings until Mattel makes them public and, generally, TRIES to hold out for product photography. But wave 8 is known because of lists circulated by European distributors.
     
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    Well BOTH Skeletor arrived from Amazon with the bubble separated from the card. He-man’s was connected but both cards are about equally bent. Sadly the best card also has a rip. Sending back one of each and I’ll try again.
     
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    None of that suggests that Sun-Man is a core figure... Also they said he would be coming out in spring 2022 so he's not the mystery wave 8 figure.
     
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    Sometime the glue will fail due to humidity.