New Look At Mattel's Updated MOTUC King Hssss Figure

by Jay Cochran
July 29, 2015
Mattel has issued another statement along with a new image following the news from the other day about Mattel's upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics King Hssss figure.

If you haven't been following along, Originally Mattel said they were going to release an updated torso for Hssss that was supposed to be offered as a pack-in accessory with the upcoming Buzz Saw Hordak figure. Due to costs and such Mattel later decided that offering the torso as an accessory with another figure was no longer practical so they decided to just make a whole new updated figure to sell. This in turn upset many fans because of course the meant they would have to spend more money in order to get something that was basically originally going to be free.

Here is the new statement as well as the new image:

Weíve been reading the boards and we understand there is a lot of frustration with our favorite slithery foe, King Hssss. We get it - certain things were expected and then those things changed, which is frustrating. It is also frustrating when statements like the ones that were made regarding the Snake Hssss Torso, are put out to you, the fans, before their feasibility has been confirmed. Thatís what unfortunately happened here.

As we tried to rise to the challenge of somehow offering the King Hssss Bendy Snake Torso as an added bonus to an upcoming figure, we came to the conclusion that it was just impossible to make it work financially and still offer a product at the $26 price point for the sub. The Snake Torso itself is the cost of a regular MOTUC figure, so trying to just ďthrow it inĒ with Buzz Saw Hordak would have made the retail jump to the price of a two pack, which we didnít want to do. And letís be honest, thatís exactly why it wasnít included with the original King Hsss in the first place (where it would have made a lot more sense).

We still really wanted to offer the Torso, because it turned out absolutely fantastic. So we decided to offer it as its own item Ė a complete figure - instead of not doing it at all. Soooo we worked closely with the Four Horseman and eventually came up with this offering.

What youíll get is a Full Snake Form King Hssss figure which includes the new Bendy Snake Upper Torso with a repaint of the Snakemen lower body, and the King Hssss Briefs. Youíll also get a Bonus Transforming King Hssss Head (Snakemen Repaint) that can work with either of your King Hssss figures and some new repaints of the Snake Men Weapons. Overall we feel this is a more complete offering than just a torso in a polybag, and allows for customizable options with the original figure.

We understand itís not exactly what you were expecting, and that some of you arenít happy about that. But we hope you see that we are trying to offer you the best product possible, and in order to do that sometimes things have to change.


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