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    Wow this thing is awesome! Just got my copy from...

    Wow this thing is awesome! Just got my copy from Amazon. Digging in. This will take a while! Man I wish I had something like this back in 2007! Bravo to all involved (and I know that is like half...
  2. There is a giant rosette stone in issue 7....

    There is a giant rosette stone in issue 7. Honestly, i had always thought fans would have been all over this, but I guess in all the hubbub of the line ending it got lost. :-)
  3. Did anyone ever translate the Eternian language?

    Visting relatives this week and was giving some cousins copies of the motuc comics. They had a great time figuring out how to translate the Eterniana language I created and Axel drew. But it occurred...
  4. One of the things i did while managing classics...

    One of the things i did while managing classics was maintain all tooling. After I left I don't think anyone took this over and it is very likely the motuc tools were put on the toss list. Without...
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    I am just blown away Fangor is getting a figure!...

    I am just blown away Fangor is getting a figure! When I put him in the mini comic this was always the idea but totally shocked he made the cut!
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    If Mattel ownes all rights, how does Universal...

    If Mattel ownes all rights, how does Universal own entertainment rights and Sony own live action rights? Maybe things changed dramatically in two years, but when I left all Mattel had was first pass...
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    Personally I see the filmation line as a separate...

    Personally I see the filmation line as a separate line from Classics. Also, the original Spirit of Grayskull was an employee/charity figure and ever made for the greater public. Should that be on the...
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    #nondiscolsure #dontwantogetsued

    #nondiscolsure #dontwantogetsued
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    La sigh. #cantcatchabreak

    La sigh. #cantcatchabreak
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    I understand their are unresolved questions but...

    I understand their are unresolved questions but at this point you will need to direct those to Mattel, Universal or Super 7. It isn't my place to make statements beyond what is publically available...
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    It is not my place to respond. I don't work for...

    It is not my place to respond. I don't work for Mattel or a Universal and any details would need to come from them.

    We all love motu so much, and many remember the hay day when it was the biggest...
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    RE: my earlier post, while we all love motu, our...

    RE: my earlier post, while we all love motu, our emotional connection to the brand tends to cloud the fact that overall the brand is waaaaaayyyyyy less popular than we realize.

    Look at Funko POP....
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    Not my place to say. I'd direct any specific...

    Not my place to say. I'd direct any specific question to Mattel, Super 7, and Universal.

    As the singing gophers say; All complaints can be directed to the Monsanto Corporation.
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    Before conspiracy theories or over thinking I can...

    Before conspiracy theories or over thinking I can confirm that absoltuely Mattel payed royalties to third party companies from hallmark to Universal for every motuc fig we made and continues today...
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    As I reflect on this thread and my years in the...

    As I reflect on this thread and my years in the brand, I really do think it comes down to the same thing. We all love this brand and these toys. To many of us, getting new motuc figs each month is...
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    10 people on He-man.org are shocked. I'd hardly...

    10 people on He-man.org are shocked. I'd hardly call that the public. :-P

    Regardless, Val stated it very well. These things change ALL the time. Mattel could buy Universal tomorrow and then form a...
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    It's 100 percent public knowledge that Mattel...

    It's 100 percent public knowledge that Mattel sold the rights to MOTU in the 1990s. There is no issue there. But I am clearly not going to discuss any knowledge I have of the why. That is part of my...
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    Does the "why" really matter? I get wanting to...

    Does the "why" really matter? I get wanting to know, but we're treading on non disclosure info at this point that I doubt will ever be made public.

    Best to just cheer for new toys and support the...
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    No matter who "owns" MOTU, all that matters is...

    No matter who "owns" MOTU, all that matters is more cool toys! Val said it very well. Let's stay positive always and support the line with oodles of praise for those
    Fighting the good fight! :-)
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    That was my understanding when I left three years...

    That was my understanding when I left three years ago. But Mattel would need to comment beyond what I recall. I do not speak for Mattel and anything could have happened in the last three years to...
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    Mattel's trademarks are for toy and game...

    Mattel's trademarks are for toy and game products, the catagory of the brand they have. Hence the constant name trademarks and use on shipper boxes.
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    At this point I'd direct your questions to Mattel...

    At this point I'd direct your questions to Mattel or Super 7. I'm out of the game too long! :-)
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    I think NECA made stactions over figures due to...

    I think NECA made stactions over figures due to the cost. But i have zero knowledge as i was not at Mattel at the time. As to why the rights were sold, that is a story for another time...
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    More or less that is it (that I know of, again I...

    More or less that is it (that I know of, again I do not work for mattel now and things may be different and I am not speaking for Mattel here). Much like a Facebook relationship status, it's...
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    After 2023, Universal gets it all which means...

    After 2023, Universal gets it all which means Hasbro (or anyone) can bid to make He-Man toys.

    Heck, for a while Hasbro was going to buy Dreamworks and if that happened Mattel would have been...
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    Last thing I want to do is add any confusion!...

    Last thing I want to do is add any confusion! Especially for a brand I don't work on.

    From the best of my knowledge (which is limited
    And I do NOT speak for Mattel) Mattel has first pass/option...
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    From what i recall, mattel does still have toy...

    From what i recall, mattel does still have toy rights until 2023 which is why they still use the logo in corp branding. But I don't and can't speak for Mattel so please don't take my word as law. I...
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    Am I allowed to mention another sites on this...

    Am I allowed to mention another sites on this forum? I thought that was against the rules.
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    Mattel has first rights to toys through 2023 but...

    Mattel has first rights to toys through 2023 but we did pay a royalty on every motuc fig to the IP owner (that changed a ton over the years). It's all spelled out on the other site. :-)

    I have no...
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    Man, I LOVE being a fan only now and not...

    Man, I LOVE being a fan only now and not involved. It is like having the cord cut and being free for the first time in years!

    My top ten:

    1: Trap Jaw - a perfect figure. So many accessories and...
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