I would buy any movie figures released!
Very cool, not as good as the Skeletors but still would love one.
Quote the Raven, Nevermore.
It can't rain all the time.
"Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another."
I would buy any movie figures released!
"Yep! And now I'm gonna blast ya!"
- Orko to Skeletor in "Lessons"
Whoa, I don't even like the movie OR the classics line, but that figure is too awesome for me to pass up!
i'd buy them if they were made. skeletor looks pretty sweet.
People sleep peaceably at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
And its a fun romp, with a very interesting 'Crystal' concept for sorceress.
What I hated (even as a 16yo) was the sparkley modern interior of Greyskull -would be great as The palace of eternia!- and the sequence that I still cant watch without cringing/fast forwarding is the 'Vegetarian' scene! *shudder*
But Id love figures in MOTUC from the film, especially Skeletor/God skeletor and Evil Lyn.
ooh i fouind a pic with red glowing eyes i could see this but pitch black.. that would look wierd!
I wouldn't lose any sleep if any kind of figure (let alone motuc) were never made based on this film. I know I'll get burned for this, but IMO this particular film is probably best forgotten.
Someone like Albert Pyun (The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg) should have really been directing this film. His background was based on making gang movies and motu in essence is about a couple of gangs knocking heads once in a while. He has a much better talent for fantasy theme translation to cinema and knows how to to maximize the budget where it is needed in this genre.
Gary Goddard was in way over his head (the guy makes VR theme park attractions) and just did not have the talent to put this project in the right direction. The film narrative is extremely poor and the core characters were badly developed. I felt no connection towards any of the characters unlike Motu's spiritual sequel Cyborg.
Frank Langella's performance was nice but he seemed more like a clone of Emperor Palpatine then anything based on Skeletor lore. By comparison Vincent Klyn perfectly epitomizes Hordak in Cyborg.
The day I see Gwildor in the motuc range is the day I stop collecting motuc. Or maybe I might buy him just so I can burn the little ****er!!!
Albert - Captain America stealing a Fiat 500 after stealing another car after defreezing - Pyun?!
Just for the record, Gary Goddard received the script from Mattel and he had to use it.
Langella is nothing like Palpatine (or as I hear often, Vader). He really created a very unique take on Skeletor, which is still my favourite.
And bring Gwildor into MOTUC!
And are you really going to bag a man who trained under Akira Kurosawa?
The fact is Cyborg is a much better film closer to motu lore and was made on not even a third of the originals budget.
Go watch The Sword and the Sorceress if you want to see a real he-man film (trust me you will be glad you did and it may change you opinion of Pyun). A Pyun film has blood, guts, muscles and boobs. Its the perfect combination for any Adult MOTUC collector.
Every director is given a script dude, its how they apply their craft that makes a good film.
Lol, just kidding mate. We have to agree to disagree at some point. I just remember being extremely disappointed with the film when I saw it as a child. I saw it again a couple of years ago after doing some film studies and I could actually draw out the intertextual reasons for it being a bad film.
I actually had a Gwildor toy as a child but I always made sure he was kept away from my other he-man toys so he wouldn't connote that god forsaken movie.
If they ever got around to doing a MOTUC version I can imagen doing the same.
I'm also someone who doesn't believe MOTU blood and guts.
And I say bring on the Gwildor!
I'd love to see a MOTUC Gwildor.
I love Gwildor.
He's ultra smart (he friggin' invented inter-dimensional / time travel) and he's a lot less annoying than Orko.
Definitely one of my most wanted figures!
"It tasted good..." - Gwildor
I want Gwildor! He wasn't a bad character. I would say bring Blade too, but since the 200X line. I can see Tri-Klops more as that character.
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I am all for some movie figures.
They could even do some "bonus" figures-like Teela in the movie outfit.
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Matty, Great Black Wizard figure please!
I thought that show was a lot of fun.
Hercules and Xena were enjoyable for me to watch, and they both did quite well during their time on the air.
I'm not there to turn MOTU into some ultra-violent spectacle just because they have swords and guns.
It's fantasy. It's suspension of belief.
Besides, it was designed as a children's toy, which was made a phenomenon by Filmation which down played barbarity and shaped it so it was accessible to a larger child audience. Mattel is always going to want that element to be there in some fashion because their business is primarily child related.
Just because we get older doesn't mean MOTU has to mature with us. I know some of us want that, but I can easily accept MOTU to be all-ages even today.
Having experience in advertising I know for a fact that motu would be a difficult sell for the vigilant younger generation. Unless you have ‘High School the MOTU Musical’ as its title it’s just not going to sell in the current atmosphere with the numbers required to sustain future opportunity in that demographic.
IMO John Stevenson will try to do the old wam-bam on this one and try to make something as forgettable and disposable as possible. (You think anyone’s going to remember Kung Fu Panda in another two years?) Once again we have a director who is in way over his head and only has two extremely bad kiddie safe movies to his director’s credit.
Motu is now a cult item and it needs to cultivated as such. The origin of motu is a much darker place then what is depicted in both the filmation and the first motion picture. Albert Pyun understood this and with Cyborg/MOTU2 wanted to take motu back to its roots of a desolate world governed by small gangs where only the strong survive (hence the name Masters of the Universe). IMO this is the direction that the new film needs to take for sustainability and market enrichment.
Aiming it at its adult cult market and going back to the toylines roots is also the direction the Classics lines is taking and guess what? It’s working!!!
Like it or not the appeal of the motu toyline is its ability to capture the darker side of ourselves. Have a look at some of the original box art for the toys. Do you see a dark world full of battle or a campy world full of giggles?
And I don’t want a Gwildor unless I’m getting a Blade as well. PS I really need to start a thread about motu semiotic analysis.
I think there in lays the challenge.
Making it all ages with nods to adults.
I don't see a need to go all-out mature in the approach to MOTU.
But, hey, we all have our preferences.
If motu focused a bit more on the adult market it could license out for more adult products that we enjoy such as a 3D fighting game like Soul Caliber and breach in to different growth markets. But By focusing on both an adult and a child market it actually limits its range because what may be suitable for one demographic may not be for the other.
I wouldn't want my young children playing a fighting game with he-man in it but I would love to see a 3D fighting game made for the adult market featuring motu characters.
Just imagen being able to battle He-man and Skeletor with swords clanging. It just ain't going to happen if we have a he-man for everyone policy.
Perhaps a 3D weapon fighting game based on MOTUC is something worth discussing in another thread??? They could recycle polygons and textures the same way the motuc toys recycle parts
The movie Skeletor is a great custom and I would certainly buy such a figure, but the rest of the movie characters are of little interest to me when we have so many characters to choose from outside of that.
I'd have no issues with movie HM and Skelly, but that's about it.
I'm not a big Filmation guy, but I'm not a blood n' guts guy either.
I just want a "smart" MotU movie that is all ages.
It's still fantasy, I still think heroic muscular heroes and powerful, monster villians should be in there. But it doesn't have to be "in your face violence and gore" to be successful for me. Action... gimme good action. A plot with depth, and there is depth to be had in a "toyline" especially with the history it has.
Again, so happy Stevenson is sittin' in the director's chair on this one.
And Emil... I'm with you there on Skeletor in the movie... Best portrayal of his character hands down.
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