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  1. Thread: RIP Earl Norem

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    So sad to hear. So much of his work was pinned up...

    So sad to hear. So much of his work was pinned up in my work area when I was at Mattel. Getting to meet him at Power Con a few years back was a huge thrill. His rock men cover is my absolute favorite...
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    The royal throne room (with trap door and vintage...

    The royal throne room (with trap door and vintage toy throne) is on the second level. The filmation sorceress throne is at the end of the walkway of elders on the first level. But both "thrones"...
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    I've answered this a ton of times (I'm also not...

    I've answered this a ton of times (I'm also not the brand manager these days, and not really "obligated" here. :-)

    Regardless, as I answred many times, yes Oo-larr was given a jungle noise type...
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    Never hard feelings! Sometimes you have to laugh...

    Never hard feelings! Sometimes you have to laugh it off. Here are my list of favorite fan conspiracies that never seem to die (despite being incorrect/explained):

    1) mattel used cheap clear...
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    The copyrights for Mo-larr and Oo-larr being...

    The copyrights for Mo-larr and Oo-larr being taken out close to each other is no different than any other two MOTU trademarks that were taken out in or around the same time. It just happens to be...
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    See that is the thing. It is not a type-o. I was...

    See that is the thing. It is not a type-o. I was there. Oo-larr was purposly and deliberately taken out as a name for the jungle He-man. It only sounds like Molarr in the same way Rotar or Stinkor...
  7. No problemo. I know Illumina is a sensitive...

    No problemo. I know Illumina is a sensitive subject and definately wanted to handle her with care. Been trying to get her into classics for years and just glad she at least made a mini comics...
  8. That isn't what I said. I said that extended back...

    That isn't what I said. I said that extended back stories for her have been created by many fans over the years but she never had a full published story before, only appearing in an official pin up.
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    I try not to jump in in these things, but I hate...

    I try not to jump in in these things, but I hate to see people jump to conspiracy levels (my ongoing favorite still remains the folks convinced "Oo-lar" was a typo for Mo-larr. Considering the high...
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    One quick note: the script called for the scroll...

    One quick note: the script called for the scroll with faces on the cover of issues 8 to reflect content (and juxtapose the more obscure nature of the main visual).

    Mattel seems to have also added...
  11. Definately surpassed my expectations. I worked a...

    Definately surpassed my expectations. I worked a lot on providing DH with material over the last few years but to see the final book I am in awe. Hopefully the future of MOTU is as awesome as all...
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    You misunderstand or I didn't exlplain fully (I...

    You misunderstand or I didn't exlplain fully (I think the later)

    The new team didn't ask for Eternia to be there, what I am guessing happened (based on experience) is the team in China that does...
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    Actually, my bios said Etheria. Prob changed by...

    Actually, my bios said Etheria. Prob changed by error. I left before Angela went into production and before her bio was reviewed on package.

    The last package I reviewed before leaving was...
  14. I'm not at liberty to say. But this is part 1/3...

    I'm not at liberty to say. But this is part 1/3...
  15. Issues 7 and 8 are printed (I have copies) and...

    Issues 7 and 8 are printed (I have copies) and they complete the story.

    7 was finished ( penciled, inked and colored) while I was still at Mattel. Issue 8 had layouts from Axel for pages 1-6 and...
  16. I think folks might be missing that the design of...

    I think folks might be missing that the design of He-Ro II and the new Masters all come from vintage material. None of it is new. Including the NA armor on He-Ro II (also not a straight repaint of NA...
  17. I think between all 3 of the Fall of Eternia...

    I think between all 3 of the Fall of Eternia issues (I have copies of issues 7 and 8, they are printed) a full 6 issue art at regular size, page count as standard comics would have been nice.

    But...
  18. Only if Evil Lynn lets her out.

    Only if Evil Lynn lets her out.
  19. Spector and Laser-lot are not at the coronation....

    Spector and Laser-lot are not at the coronation. Check again. They join later and for a reason. Look closer.
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    Ah, missed that! See what happens! :-P

    Ah, missed that! See what happens! :-P
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    I didn't get a Grayskull interior map. Anyone...

    I didn't get a Grayskull interior map. Anyone else?
  22. What happened to the castle interior poster?...

    What happened to the castle interior poster? Anyone know?
  23. Yup. Pretty much that.

    Yup. Pretty much that.
  24. The issue with this suggestion is it doesn't...

    The issue with this suggestion is it doesn't fulfill the marketing objective of the mini comics. The comics are funded by marketing dollars and need to be used as a tool to sell the toys (ie...
  25. You want to convince Mattel to make less money on...

    You want to convince Mattel to make less money on a line? Yeah good luck with that.
    :-P

    They are a publicly owned company. You can't make a product that loses money or does not hit certain...
  26. One day I'll write a book. But not today.

    One day I'll write a book. But not today.
  27. Mattel is only going to make figures as long as...

    Mattel is only going to make figures as long as there are fans buying them. Remember the DC and Ghostbuster lines? It's not like I wanted to stop making those...

    And hopefully the current...
  28. I've found hating Scott to be extremely...

    I've found hating Scott to be extremely productive in life.
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    Order my two. +2 337

    Order my two.
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    101130 Well aware I am lucky to own this....

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    Well aware I am lucky to own this. Wanted to pass a cool comparison shot!
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