February 16th, 2010
1. SilntAngl asks: Katma Tui had great legs. No, really! They were made of a sturdier plastic throughout instead of being softer past the thigh cut like most figures. Can this arrangement be used on all the women going foward so their legs aren’t warped while they’re in package?
Yes, we are looking at using this type of material for the legs going forward. We’re always trying to improve things!
2. Mr. Rant asks: MOTU Fans aren’t sure about what’s going on with production numbers in light of recent statements about the amount produced over subscriptions being “relatively small”. We know you can’t get into specifics, but can you clarify that for fans – are the 2010 figures still being produced in the same amount as Tri-Klops (the last time a raise in production was mentioned) or has production scaled back down due to the total number of subscribers or the reissue program?
We sold way more 2010 subscriptions compared to 2009 and are still judging how many fans, above and beyond the subscribers, are out there. We’ll raise and lower production figure by figure and do our best to get it right. The best way to guarantee all of the characters is for fans to sign up for the annual subscription program.
3. Manekochan asks: How far back in Wrestlemania history can the Heritage line currently go? I don’t watch wrestling much anymore, but I still have a soft spot for the guys from when I was a kid back in the 80s!
We will absolutely get to key Superstars from the 1980s in time! We are big fans of this era!
4. Vault asks: In Moss Man’s bio, the Second Ultimate Battleground is mentioned. If I have my MOTU history correct, Moss Man was featured on the second vintage promotional poster from Mattel. Is Moss Man’s bio referring to the poster as if it was capturing an important moment in Eternian history? If not, what is the Second Ultimate Battleground?
You’ll find out more about the first and second Ultimate Battlegrounds soon. We have the bios and the timeline well thought out, but we’re not ready to spill the beans in a Q & A so you’ll have to wait for future bios.
5. Noisy asks: We recently bought a JLU Superman figure that came with a Phantom Zone Projector. While it’s not comic accurate, it fits perfectly with DC Classics. Has Mattel looked into accessories that could be used in both lines if a happy medium were reached with scale? For example, an accessory like Kandor could work for both lines if done correctly.
While many accessories may work across lines, we do not intentionally create them to work this way. It is many times just a nice coincidence!
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