asters of the Universe Classics takes characters from all eras of Masters of the Universe and brings them forth in one line, united. Now PoP, NA, Vintage MOTU and 200X all have one same cohesive look. Heck! We even get characters that were rejected concepts into the line.
|I stand corrected: Vikor was a concept that evolved into He-Man (not Rejected)|
Goddess is not a coloring Error... but the green didn't stay.
Like these guys. These guys were pretty much non-characters until MOTUC MADE THEM characters... OK maybe the Green Goddess was more of a character before MOTUC... Before she lost her green and was turned into The Sorceress. But most of her appearances she was not Green... So you could use Teela normally... Pop the cobra armor and PoW! you have a Goddess! What was I talking about? MOTUC embracing the obscure, the rejects, the forgotten and making them important to the universe...
I give you JOSH! Heroic Friend and aide to the Rebellion... mockingly called the "Bringer of Potato Salad" by some...
Some of you might argue... _______ is cooler than "Mr. I brought Potato Salad to this picnic"!! That's why _____ is in MOTUC and Josh is not.
Yes some of these guys look Cooler than Josh. That is a fact that I have to deal with.
Is an old man in a hoodie
cooler than Josh? Storywise he is.
But visually he's in the same league as Josh and Adam.
All we know about Josh is that he knows the 3 Big guys of the Rebellion. He's trustworthy enough to hang out and chillax with them. We know much more about Josh than 'Lemon Lime Ape that He-Man might ride on his back...'
But that storyline was a rejected concept for Gygor! MOTUC canon makes him a powerful villain that took the strength of Oo-Larr and The Goddess to stop!
So, Mattel made up a new background for Gygor, sort of changed his allegiance and made him Cooler? Why can't that be done for Josh? Is it cause he's a Princess of Power Character?
I mean Mattel made out one heck of a story for an alleged character with a wonderful bread related history...
If they made new backstories for Wun-Dar and Gygor, then they could whip something up for Josh.
But that's making a new character and pasting the name Josh on him! Wouldn't it be easier if Mattel makes Snout Spout Josh?
Aw Hell NO! Would it be OK if The Goddess had been Teela with the Snake Armor? (I mean using TEELA, not spitting out the crumbly repaint that Mattel did) Or having King Grayskull's real name be He-Ro? No it wouldn't be right...
But he's got a shirt!?
Don't forget the Potato Salad... Yeah, he's got a 'shirt'. Clark Kent has a 'shirt' and an 'office suit' yet he got a figure... Heck other lines have bothered to give us some 'civilians'... Mattel is not too far behind in that area by giving us Orko, Adam, Queen Marlena and eventually The Sorceress. (While Marlena has fought once or twice in both cartoons, she's mostly a talking head... One that I am excited about, but still that's what she is...) If Marlena can get a sword and a couple of guns in order to be more badass, why can't that be done to JOSH!?
Josh is not tied down by Pesky Filmation rights (that Mattel may or may not have) unlike certain Pirate. He's pretty much a blank slate, so Mattel can do almost anything with him... Good guy, Bad guy... He's pretty much the only NON-FILMATION HUMAN Male in POP!
To be fair Josh could be made with a LOT of reused parts... Almost Ye Olde Bonus figure Material
He'd pretty much reuse Bow's body, Normal MOTUC Hands, Adam's vest. He'd need a new head add a Repaint of Tri-Klops' sword and call it a day!
I went a step further and gave him a second head, extra Carnivus armor and cape. Why? Because I see Josh as the Etherian Batman! (Or Zorro) Also I'm a sucker for those 2-in one figures
If the whole Batman/Zorro is not your cup of tea, then he can be a low to mid level sorcerer. That could justify his clothes being not that flashy... (Like the Old Man in a Hoodie
) Instead of a sword, give him a staff (wizards love staves)
Or a magic Swordsman... (It may sound like it's from a Japanese RPG)
Of course if Mattel makes him a member of the Evil Horde he would not be Heroic Friend an aide to the Rebellion. (He'd also need an extra Horde Armband)
Good or evil he can pass almost unnoticed on Etheria, due to his generic clothing... Also who would suspect the guy who brings Potato Salad... Josh, More than Meets the eye... err He's a blank slate Mattel, you can make a kickass character out of him... storywise... cause sculptwise it's up to the 4Horsemen.
The obscure/unreleased/rejected concept or prototypes have been pretty much Vintage MOTU... Where's the Obscure/Unreleased/Rejected Concept characters from PoP, or NA? Besides Adora...