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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    how tall are the shorter figures? I am looking at them for custom purposes.
    They are around 10 inches tall.
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    I saw the basic She-Ra at target recently, I think she's cute, fine for what she is and for whom she's intended. I haven't seen the new cartoon, but I assume Bow's skin tone and hair are intentional.

    Nearly twenty years ago, I suggested that Mattel use their Max Steel molds to do 12" MOTU. Could have been great...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    They are around 10 inches tall.
    If they had in proportion heads would they be close to Mego size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    If they had in proportion heads would they be close to Mego size?
    Here's the scale. Hopefully this helps.

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    thanks, dang a bit taller than FC even. I was hoping they were reusing parts from the retro wonder woman body
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    She-Ra and Shadow Weaver Comic Con two pack

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    Mattel's team did their usual nice work with these. They are prettier than the animation designs with very long hair and make up. Unlike the Dreamworks cartoon She-Ra does have lip color and eye shadow. Which I am again assuming is to make the dolls more appealing to the Disney Princess toy buying market. My opinion is there's probably a difference between the 25 year old Netflix demo watching the cartoon and getting children and She-Ra collectors to actually buy the toys.

    She-Ra is the deluxe version of the standard release. Better fabrics, floor length metallic cape and super long hair that is nearly ankle length with strands of a kind of fiber optic looking glittery hairs mixed through. The skirt is made out of the same fabric as the original She-Ra doll which is a nice touch. This sword has glitter mixed through the blade. It's nicer looking than the regular one. I also didn't have the issue of the elbows sticking like on the other two She-Ra dolls.

    Shadow Weaver is exclusive to the set. The main problem, like all the other dolls expect for She-Ra and Bow, is she is too short. Absolutely dwarfed by She-Ra. The fabrics are nice quality and the dress has that Morticia vibe going on with the little octopus like trim. The hair is very long and thickly rooted. It has a nice body and slight curl to it. Shadow Weaver as a character is supposed to float. The included stand doesn't really pull this off and she is kind of wobbly on it. She doesn't have shoes and cannot stand unassisted. I switched to a black Kaiser doll stand made for Barbies. Shadow Weaver never shows her face and the mask is unsurprisingly not removable. Her accessory is a plastic wisp of smoke which is kind of hard to get her to hold.
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    Seriously, the hair on the comic con She-Ra is really long. Very pretty.

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    Shadow Weaver looks more Mego size.

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    My kids, who are the exact demo for this, who made me buy them every female MOTUC figure made for several years, who had custom She-Ra costumes made for Halloween five years ago cannot stand the new design.

    It's another case of a studio wanting a different demo for their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrap View Post
    My kids, who are the exact demo for this, who made me buy them every female MOTUC figure made for several years, who had custom She-Ra costumes made for Halloween five years ago cannot stand the new design.

    It's another case of a studio wanting a different demo for their product.
    I think that squarely lies with Dreamworks and Netflix. Hopefully Mattel will take more creative control if there is another She-Ra reboot after this.
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