We shouldn't forget that MOTUC represents ONE continuity that has elements from the others. That means a barbarian He-Man won't have the exact same story as he had in the minicomics. It is unlikely that he will be described as fighting Skeletor, Beastman and Mer-Man. He will probably be fighting some other villian (Prahvus?) instead.
The Barbaric He-Man will probably represent a post-Grayskull dark ages that occurs between ancient eternia and the time of Randor with its own heroes and villains.
All of this is getting me excited about [hopefully] seeing toy line versions of POP and early mini-comic based characters who never got a figure, such as Catra's army, the old Wizardress, Griffin-like beasts etc.
As a Filmation fan this may be sacrilege for me to say -- and by no means am I abandoning my love for those designs, but I almost don't even care anymore if someone like She-Ra doesn't have the design she had in the cartoon. Part of it is that I'm one of those people who also loved the original toy line (even though it gets a lot of flack), so I'm definitely not gonna be badmouthing a She-Ra figure based on the toy. The other part is that I've just gotten soooo sick of hearing about how Filmation is off-limits and all the associated stress with that. I'm so over it...lol
AND to top it off, I'm becoming wildly curious as to what She-Ra would be like if her story stayed closer to the mini-comics. :shlol: Don't kill me POP fans.
I am excited about the prospect of getting a Barbarian He-Man down the line. Though I wonder if they'll offer him as the Subscriber's exclusive for 2011 - each year they offer a different pre-cursor He-Man for subscribers?
Has it ever been stated that ALL of the heroes called He-Man used the power sword? As near as i can tell from the bios, many heroes have taken the name He-Man, and defended Grayskull and the swords, but the ONLY He-Man to use the power of Grayskull is Adam. This would mean that as heroic and powerful as the "other" He-Mans (He-Men?) may have been, Adam as He-Man is still the most powerful man in the universe. It also seems to me as though the power sword allows Adam to essentially tap into Grayskull's power, He-Ro's power, and the power of the elders (unless that is considered the same as the power of grayskull) This certainly suggests a special status in Adam to me, without marginalizing the previous heroes named He-man. On a side note, doesn't Skeletor in the MVC book "Dark Reflections" mention other's have gone by the name He-man?
I would be happy to get these barbarian man for my collection :hmgrin:
So he could bring the sword, the shoes and the wall for the weapons and with the Goddess, everyone could have a great display like in the mini Comic :)
Maybe with the fireplace to :)
Adam must have joined the blades together in modern times after he got them back from Skeletor (Keldor). LOL! Adam was four different He-Men in his career...Barbarian He-Man (he used super suits), 200X He-Man (he used the 200X sword to transform), Classic He-Man (the default version) and NA He-Man. And people think these bios detract from Adam?! They make him look even better!
More like Firestorm in DC Comics
Hmm, let's see:
New lower legs
New head (probably)
New accessory/ies (probably)
I suppose if they relegate him to Bonus Figure status somewhere down the road (like 2011) I wouldn't mind too much, since I'm sure the 4H would make this a cool figure.
But any sooner and I'll be a little annoyed.
Just too many other more interesting characters to make with that kind of new tooling budget, IMO.
That's awesome news! Since this line started I've actually been liking the pre-Filmation canon more! I love the Green Goddess and barbarian He-Man! I'm SO excited to hear this!!
I can't wait to see more! Just PLEASE give us a Filmation Sorceress first!! That's all I ask. I never owned one before and I want one NOW!
There seem to be very good ideas on how to incorporate the posibilities of Barbarian He-Man and other He-Men into MOTUC here, and I for one only see any news of releasing characters that we've previously thought were not likely to come about as a very positive thing for the line. As far as the bios go I still think they are very hit or miss, but I'm very much in favor of having the line expanded into a true universe. Yeah there were lots of great characters already, but I don't mind more.
We need to look at this from different angles sometimes. I myself am a massive fan of filmation era and the original 80's figures, so when the new bios and obscure characters were being released and they didn't conform to my preconceived idea of how the eternian universe went, I myself started to feel that this line was starting to become ruined.
Now we're nearly a year in and every thing which was new is now starting to settle in and I've made a new theory of how all this pans out( although I practically have to invent a new one every time a weird bio comes out) and now, I'm pretty happy with it all now. We were always curious to where Adams power came from, and now we have one explanation of where it came from.
Still musing over the gg bio and the 'hemans'(hemen) aspect but we also wondered how many generations there was between grayskull and king miro, so this could be an answer with barbarbian heman
the problem is the 50 word bios, not the new info or characters
I'm sure many others do care about this figure. Maybe not as much as Buzz-Off, Ram-Man, Mekaneck, Man-E-Faces, etc. but he is still a very significant character in the MOTU history because he's the first.
He would be a perfect 2011 Bonus figure like Wun-Dar.
Wow! :hmeek: A barbarian HE-MAN!?? I never, in a zillion years, would have thought that was possible.
If that can happen, pretty much anything is up for grabs. Awesome!
( crosses fingers and hopes for 'Barbarian TEELA' )
Things could get very conveluted real quick.
That kinda like saying that Adam needs the He-man in him to be the hero.
What i said was when the Goddess' bio was revealed and folks were worried about Adam's He-man's uniquness, was that the Adam character is the most unliklely candidate for He-man. He's lazy and 'care little for matters of state'. But it despite these thing that Adam will (most likely) be the greatest He-man of them all. There a lot of good character stuff to had there if the He-man and Adam are one in the same.
We still have our minicomics and whatnot if that's not what we want from MOTU. :hmgrin:
Interesting. Where did TG say this at?
Hey Meggy a thread were we can agree... is this the Twilight Zone?
Pre-Filmation... that is Classic :)
And several posts which follow that one is where Barbarian He-Man was confirmed for a release sometime in the future
I do not see how hard it is to understand that He-Man/Adam merging into one person is a bad thing, Adam is the only one we know of that basically gets all the power (the others are just guarding it) and so it could be argued he would be the "last" He-Man since he also merges the two sword halves together correct?
Not sure I'd get a barbarian He-Man, it depends on how it turns out I suppose. I am however, down for getting a Red Beastman from the early appearances. I dig that look for some reason.