It’s time for another round of Mattel answers. With a more diverse lineup of characters like Kowl, Broom and Mr. Mxyzptlk, it seems like a great time to get into flight stands and other details, and Mattel opens up in their latest answers.
Kastor’s Korner: The Unnamed One is such a fun toy! Is there any reason why his flight stand uses a peg, versus Orko’s stand using a ball joint?
Mattel: It was a new universal stand we created that also works for Kowl.
Kastor’s Korner: I definitely appreciate that as a collector that Mr. Mxyzptlk couldn’t use a flight stand because there was nowhere to plug in the stand without ruining the sculpt. As a suggestion, how about a clear platform for sitting in lieu of a plug, or include a clear platform that a stand can plug into?
Mattel: At this point the figure is in production and no further changes can be made.
Kastor’s Korner: It’s fantastic that you’ve decided to add a second head with Intergalactic Skeletor. Have you considered this for comparatively weaker-selling characters, like lower-tier and less tooling-intensive PoP or New Adventures?
Mattel: We have done this a bit in the past such as the unmasked Zodak head with Strobo, so anything is possible!
Kastor’s Korner: In a movie year, would Mattel consider bringing some MOTU Classics characters to the toy aisles? This would be a great opportunity to re-release popular characters along with fixed versions of Stinkor, Frosta, etc.
Mattel: Anything is possible, but right now we are working on the 2015 online product line and there is no film planned for 2015 at this time.
Kastor’s Korner: Madame Razz appears to be sculpted to ride Broom. It’s great you added this display option, but can she hold Broom’s arms with both hands securely? From the prototype pictures I have seen, her right hand appears open.
Mattel: Yes she can! The hands are open but can grip Broom.