This volume focuses mainly on concept artwork and documentation from as early as 1979! The concept artwork includes character, vehicle, and playset designs. There is no box art or card back artwork in this volume.
Thanks for answering my question. I'm still very excited that something like this will be available. Like others, I was very disappointed that the Mattel book was limited to SDCC. I look forward to future volumes of Masters artwork. Hopefully this is a success for the foundation.
The catalog sounds awesome! I just sent my donation...
I just donated the $55.
For a 160-page art book, that is FINE.
Remember the "Art Book" Mattel sold us? It was $50 (if I remember correctly), and far shorter than 160 pages.
Plus, it was full of images we'd seen already (save for maybe 4 or 5 things).
I cannot wait to receive Volume 1!!!
As for what I might want to see in the future:
-POP toy designs
-Filmation MOTU/POP stuff... as well as stuff, if you have it, from the He-Ro series Lou Scheimer proposed (not He-Ro of Preternia... He-Ro (Adora & Sea Hawk's son)
-MYP stuff that never made it to the screen
-200X toy designs
-Merchandising art/designs... or maybe even a picture catalog of all the random merchandise
I donated my $55. When can I expect this to ship to South Africa?
The Catalog will be available first at Power-Con 2011, and will be shipping shortly after the convention in September 2011!
Personally I don't see anything wrong with this :hmgrin:
I do understand some people perplexity, but, just as my personal point of view, I see things this way:
a catalog of art is probably the best way to get the art in the hands of fans and it's absoltutely neede to have something to show to other organizations that may want to do exhibitons etc.
a bunch of low-rez pictures on a website woulnd't do it for me and can be stolen too easy. I had lenghty conversations with the Foundation about this, and me, the first supporter of online archives, was really against just posting them online, at least at first.
I think that art deserves better, much better, and I also think fans deserve better quality and artists more justice for their work.
I collect movie artbooks, and there is nothing like holding a properly organized and nicely printed physical object in your hands.
The only problem is that such things cost money to produce. So, I think it's totally understandable that the Foundation needs to at least cover costs :skgrin:
Also, the founds from the donation can be then used to purchase more art.
One could say: to purchase more art that will end in the Foundation vault who is privately owned.
Yeah, people can stop there if they want, but another point of view could be that the donations can be used to to purchase more art, that will eventually end up shared in more catalogs and exhibitions, that rise more money that can be used again to buy more art and so on in and on :skwink:
If either The Power and Honor Foundation or Toy Masters (the folks doing the documentary) were able to track down any material on the Star Sisters, I would be in hysterics and might need prompt medical attention. :shlol:Quote:
Jim: most of the toy artwork we have comes from former Mattel's employee who worked on the MOTU brand, so from the Boys Toys department. As you may know, She-Ra wasn't handled by Boys Toys, and we have yet to find any POP related material by Mattel.
But POP was mostly conceptualized by Filmation, so all the preliminary work on their designs was done there, at least for the first wave.
You probably heard Emiliano talking about that materials, and guess who has got it? ;)
For late waves, we hope to be be able tro track down other art from Mattel. We do have one POP female concept that was developed originally for MOTU.
I'm sure you can guess who she is :)
Emiliano, are you planning to contribute your preliminary Filmation POP artwork to the foundation, or at least make it available for a future volume, or is Mattel still against you sharing this? I believe we already got to see a few pieces from the POP series Bible. It comes from the same source, right?
Annnnyhoow. This is already blowing the SDCC Artbook out of the water, so that's heading straight for the bin as soon as this 160-page hardcover edition arrives...lmao...just joking.
LOL @ fans having way more content to share than Mattel.
Jim: that is not even in question ;)
All I can contribute to the Foundation will be shared, no doubt.
Will the pictures in the book come with the giant watermarks?
Ok, donation made!:hmgrin:
Apparently a lot of people have never donated to a non-profit before, most of the time you get a shirt or poster (something small) at best
Its really simple if you don't want to donate then don't, but I trust the people behind this foundation who have been around the HE world for a VERY long time to do what is best with the money
Donation made! :skgrin:
I can't say enough about how great of an idea this foundation is. Consider the word spread!
Is this 80's only or will NA and 200x be featured as well? (in other volumes perhaps)
A lot of what we'll be able to share in the future also depends on what we'll be able to track down, but rest assured that anything we can find will be included in future catalogs or Volume One's updates :skgrin:
I am glad to read that New Adventures materials will also be featured in the first catalog.
I can't wait to see all the great stuff you guys have put your hands on over the years.
I knew that Josh Van Pelt was behind this, and I want to vouch for him absolutely!
He is not only one of the greatest he-man collector.
I dealt with him in the past and he has great qualities of honesty and generousity. He is not greedy at all, and I totally trust in him.
My first ebay purchase was made from him! And I dealt with him over and over, and he helped me to make my collection bigger!
I read some complaint about the book price, but this is really NOT THE CASE to express disagreement!
Please think! Honestly 55 dollars for a 160 color pages book INCLUDING worldwide shipment is NOTHING! It is really a small donation!
Moreover the stuff he has got is AWESOME. I can tell since I was lucky enough to have a little look to some exclusive concept art. Having purchased a Tytus prototype (totally awesome) form him he included some exclusive concept art of Tytus and Megator for free, under a promise of a non disclosure agreement that I will of course keep up.
WoW! The concept art reveals MUCH on the idea that generated Megator and with the connection he may have with the evil warriors.
I wish toyguru could see this (and more) so this would help him inspiring great BIOS, more faithful to the real origin of our characthers!
Thanks Josh for coming up with this foundation! Thanks a lot for all your work! I wish to know the other people that are behind this project Power and Honor to thank them as well!
You guys will make happy hundrends or thousands of MOTU-POP-NA fan worldwide.
Of course I am interested in buying the book. I was wondering if there's a chance the book might be on sale at the SDCC or at the Power Con as I will be attending both and I hate waiting on shipping. I would also love to flip through the book too!
Since some of us will be in San Diego, we may have a few sample pages to show, but it won't be ready until September.
You'll have to track us down in SD though, as we won't have a table.
But we'll probably be at the He-Man.org get together.
Just as a note, so far all the art purchased has been founded by the members of the Foundation, with the specific goal of finding a way to share it with the fans :skgrin:
We'd also like to tuch upon the subject of the quality of the art itself, that of course can be very subjective.
The art we're presenting right now is concept art, not boxart. It isn't supposed to be really pretty or refined, but to convey the idea for a toy to the company managment and then give sculptors and model makers information on how to create a figure or an accessory.
We feel that the historical value of the art we collected so far goes far beyond the objective quality of the art itself. That said, we still think artists like Mark Taylor, Ted Mayer and Ed Watts created some incredible pieces :skgrin:
We'll also show some sample pages very soon, we want to make sure they are perfect!
Hope there are a lot of elucidations from Mark Taylor, Ted Mayer and Ed Watts in the book, sounds awesome!