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  • #51
    Lords of Power became now Legends of Dragonore:



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    • #52
      This whole scenario gets more bizarre by the week. Obviously Lords of Power was a contentious title, but that trailer doesn't even show the new figures and if you blink you'd miss most of the figure designs.

      The "story" isn't the least bit compelling either. So it's a multi verse where they chase after special armors?

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      • Mechanizor
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        I like the new redesigns, but I'm over that boring multiverse concept!

        I have to see the actual prototypes before I make a final judgment on this line...

    • #53
      You can see the character designs better in this link:
      https://www.formotoys.com/legendsofdragonore

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      • Mechanizor
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        I agree with some of your points...Nonetheless, it's someone's idea/dream to make their own toy line and just going for it. How it would appeal to consumers is always risky and adventurous, especially if you're running on a limited budget!

        It's obviously not for your average today's kids, but most likely for "kids like us" who grow up in the 70's 80's 90's... It's a very niche line and Formo (for now) isn't doing much publicity about it.

        Probably they are waiting for the first run to happen and see how they'd turn out in terms of QC and appeal before making a bigger noise about it. You don't wanna go loud and then totally crash if things don't meet expectations especially if you're a baby company like they are!

      • Mathius
        Mathius commented
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        That's my point. It was a niche kinda thing from the get go, and now they've drifted away from that niche when they lost the Taylor designs.

        I dunno. I often come off as negative because I don't understand other people or why they do the things they do and I especially don't understand the masses, which is why I stay away from all forms of social media, so my opinion isn't worth a whole lot.

      • Mechanizor
        Mechanizor commented
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        Reading people's opinions and "sometimes" engaging with others like we're doing here right now, will always embellish your thought process and how you might be able to understand people from their own perspectives, nonetheless, you gotta be thoughtful of how you proceed the information that was given to you and how it would influence you for the long run. It's part of your learning experience... But then again, sometimes it's a load of time wasting if engaging with others doesn't make a positive impact on you eventually. Even the best of us has egotistical nature to deal with and tame, so it's a continuing learning process.(Sorry for my unneeded opinion here, but I thought I'd share)

        As for the Formo folks, I think they've wanted to start their own idea and story, but instead of creating their original characters from scratch, they've borrowed some of Mark Taylor's original work as a tribute simply because Emiliano was kinda close to him over the years and also was a diehard fan of his work before he passed away. So you can see where Formo was coming from, but it seems that they took the wrong approach there since Mattel's legal department was just waiting for them... Then again, it's part of the learning experience. ;-)

    • #54
      The 3D digital sculpture of Barbaro might give you an idea of how the figure will be like:

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      • #55
        Originally posted by Mechanizor View Post
        The 3D digital sculpture of Barbaro might give you an idea of how the figure will be like:
        It reminds me of walking into DK Outlet as a kid and seeing the Warlords or other Remco figures hanging on a peg. But our parents bought those because they were cheaper than the He-Man figures.

        Wasn't the retail on these going to be $30? That's more than an Origins figure which is probably better quality, and has the MOTU story attached to it.

        That figure design looks like a knock off to me, not an original figure (which it was never intended to be, lets be honest.) So that's where I have a really hard time seeing why anyone would want these.

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        • Mechanizor
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          Even He-Man was a knock off of Conan and Frazetta's work if you didn't know!
          Almost everything we see and love was inspired by something that preceded it... Of course there are moments of pure genius that come from the divine, or from accidental experiments but those are a little rarer in general

          BTW "sometimes" rehashing old ideas and designs can be very beneficial especially for those who haven't experienced before!

        • Mathius
          Mathius commented
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          Mechanizor, when someone replies to a thread, the thread and the forum heading are highlighted in the forum menu so I know there have been new posts.

          But when someone comments, there doesn't seem to be any way of knowing without checking each thread. Is this a board limitation or do I have a setting wrong?

          I recall someone liking my post once and I had a notification at the top of the page that took me forever to figure out how to clear, but I haven't gotten a single notification since. (maybe nobody likes me? )

        • Mechanizor
          Mechanizor commented
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          Honestly, all I know it's a board setting and probably it's only accessible by the main administrator/s, and I don't know if it can be modified or not!?
          From my experience around here, if someone replies to your posts and the threads you've started, you get a notification, other than that you don't unless it's coming from the admin!

          BTW, Emiliano from Formo, says the new figures will have 10 points of articulations but all are swivels (no ball joins like Origins). the extra added POA are basically cuts/swivels at the calves and forearms. Probably their main purpose is for customization.

      • #56
        Now this is something I can get behind.

        Originally posted by Mechanizor View Post
        Lords of Power became now Legends of Dragonore:


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        • #57
          Now this looks blinking cool.

          Originally posted by Mechanizor View Post
          The 3D digital sculpture of Barbaro might give you an idea of how the figure will be like:

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          • #58
            So no information since March? This whole thing feels more like someone trying to fulfill a childhood dream than a person trying to establish a company.

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            • #59
              Originally posted by Mathius View Post
              So no information since March? This whole thing feels more like someone trying to fulfill a childhood dream than a person trying to establish a company.
              You're probably not keeping up with their instagram page and their social media outlets, here's a video they've posted back in April:


              Last edited by Mechanizor; 05-06-2022, 09:55 PM.

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              • #60
                Originally posted by Mechanizor View Post

                You're probably not keeping up with their instagram page and their social media outlets, here's a video they've posted back in April:

                Social media is cancer, so no. I have not. The only accounts I have are old school forums like this one and a youtube account.

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                • Mechanizor
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                  I agree that the common social media is cancer, but if you avoid reading the comments and other crap, they are good quick headliners for what's going on.
                  Instagram is good for posting quick headliners and promos...

              • #61
                The new prototype of Barbaro certainly looks good here:
                https://www.instagram.com/p/CdWA8SvPLPR/

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                • Mathius
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                  Is there any way you can post the image? I can't see it because it's asking me to sign up for instagram.

                • Mechanizor
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                  It's a mini video.

                  Try their Twitter link:
                  click here

              • #62
                Here is a collective promo image:

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                • #63
                  If you guys are still interested, here is an interview hosted by the Fans of Power podcast with the Formo Toys' creators talking about the Legends of Dragonore:

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                  • #64
                    The new figures look pretty cool. I'd certainly display those with my vintage MOTU figures.
                    “We change people through conversation, not through censorship." ― Jay Z

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                    • #65
                      So apparently pre-orders are open:

                      https://www.formotoys.com/shop

                      You can only buy the figures as a complete set.

                      For $180 (which comes out to $25 per figure) you can get all the figures, or for $200 you can get all the figures, plus some cardboard junk (background and character sheets of some sort?) and a poster.

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                      • Mechanizor
                        Mechanizor commented
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                        I bit the bullet and order the early kit from BBTS, since I didn't have to pay the full amount, just a $22 downpayment for now, besides the markup wasn't too bad, only $20 (10%) for the whole set.
                        If things go wrong for some reason, BBTS is more reliable and has been around for a while.

                      • Mathius
                        Mathius commented
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                        Well it's worth pointing out I think that EE has cancelled my Origins pre-orders twice now, but BBTS has come through on 1/2 and the 2nd is still pending.

                      • Mechanizor
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                        EE on rare occasions get their stuff earlier than BBTS when it comes to MOTU, but after dealing with both, I'd prefer the BBTS.
                        In my experience EE was a good option for getting the Classics Snake Mountain.

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