Lay Ze-Man wrote:Snout Spout is an absolute bore.
I rather like him, I'm thinking of picking up two! =) While I can't think of a figure I didn't "love" as a kid, I've got to say Snout Spout really sticks out as one of the figures that was a huge favorite.
dayraven wrote:damned snout spout... why does he have to be so friggin vintage?
I thought that was what this line is about... recreating the vintage figures with updated articulation/sculpting? In terms of sculpt and detail, the staction is obviously superior, but in terms of what I was looking for in the Cassics line, Snout Spout came out exactly as I imagined.
well... no. not to nitpick here, but in the opening salvo of press on motuc, it was repeatedly stated that motuc was aimed as a kind of "definitive motu line" that would incorporate elements of all the designs... this kind of explains why king grayskull was the first cat out of the gate. but then, things changed, and we were told that the 200x designs were too anime hyper detail, even though the original comments were 'the classics line will incorporate elements of all the designs." the kind of did it to themselves, separating the 200x look from the vintage, as figures like mer-man prove that they were originally in step w/ those first several press statements... elements of all the designs were present to create a kind of "best of" look.
now, what i think is going on, though i obviously can't prove it, was that the original idea, that these would sell to a very small niche audience, fostered the blended look idea... when they found out that the market was actually much bigger, they decided against the blended look because, why sell one definitive look, when you can sell two? or three? i absolutely think that figs like evil lyn present the current ideology, that every A-list character will get a classicized version of every costume, in order to maximize profits. figs like fisto slipped through the cracks because he's not "A-list" by whatever rationale they're using. i absolutely think they could have moved two versions of fisto, but i suspect the 200x version will sell gangbusters compared to the vintage. this is precisely why i think king hsss was so very vintage, they have every intention of going back and re-releasing his 200x version in due time, just like they will w/ the sorceress when the time comes.
remember, they also stated that the line's slated through "at least 2016" but there's no where near that many characters at the current rate of release. they planned on double dipping some of these characters, and covering every look, but i think the sales added to that A-list redo roster extensively. and now that they've changed the approach to reduxes, they've amended the original life of the line and are now saying more like 2020 to finish things out... how is that even possible if they're not doing version after version of some characters? cuz DAMN... they're averaging two figs a month right now, and through 2020, that's nearly 200 characters between now and then... they either intend on adding a metric ton of new characters, or they're doing every signle he-man costume change in any toy line ever.