Ask Matty – July 1st Edition
DCClassics.Com: DCUC15’s Jack Knight looks like it’s going to be a standout figure for the wave… from the front. Will the back of his jacket feature his star emblem?
DCClassics.Com: In the DCUC line, Katma Tui had great legs that were made of a sturdy warp-resistant plastic and it seemed like the days of warped legs might be over. Instead the legs became even flimsier on the ladies in DCUC12 and DCUC13. What caused Katma to be made so well and can Mattel get back to that ideal?
We are constantly working with our vendor to use new plastic materials. There are logistical details we can not go into to answer your question, but rest assured we will continue to pass this improvement to design and engineering.
MOTUClassics.Com: Chief Carnivus’ shield was an opportunity for the 4H to add a new piece of weaponry into Masters of the Universe and it’s emblem looks very reminiscent of a certain tower in Eternia. What inspired the Four Horsemen to take the shield in that direction and will it have a larger back story besides its look?
It would certainly seem like a connection is implied. We’ll just have to wait and see.
MOTUClassics.Com: For the bios, Toy Guru often cites that the bio writing team draws information and sometimes copy from the bios of the original figures. When it comes to a relatively clean slate, like Chief Carnivus, what approach does the “Bio Team” take for inspiration?
For these types of figures we try to write them in the “style” and the verbiage of the vintage line and licensor kits. We will look at what information is available for the character and then “vintag-ize” it a bit, we may even add a final line that could have been the copy line on the vintage figure’s back!
ItsAllTrue.Net: As DC & MOTU Collectors, we love the mash-up TRU 2pks, but it stings having to buy exact copies of figures we already have on the DC side of things. Since the MOTU/DC 2pks program is continuing, will DC collectors still be asked to buy duplicates while collecting the redecoed MOTU figures?
In the 2011 DCU vs MOTU two-packs, “ideally” at least one figure per pack will be a repaint, sometimes it will be a DC figure, sometimes it will be the MOTU figure. This is due to resource logistics.
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