The fact that I've been around here for so long and have posted so many times -- despite an extremely heavy and demanding work schedule -- is certainly partly due to my love of He-man. But an equal part is due to the welcome -- and constructive, engaging and educational criticism -- I've felt from many fans here. I've often said that he-man.org is a sort of oasis for me -- a place where I can find fan interaction, thoughtful comments, intelligent criticism and a venue of abundant creativity and passionately held views, and articulate expression of the same.
I'm so very grateful for it and for all of you.
As for Mattel -- well, they did not get to be the premier toy manufacturer in the world because they don't know what they're doing. A great idea is a great idea, no matter where it comes from. I've said in other posts that my feeling about Mattel is one of gratitude for the creative latitude they gave me on NA. I've worked with them on many projects in the past. The opportunity to possibly bring them and their fans together in an amalgam that could create a new wave of spectacular interest in a franchise that we all so love makes me giddy with excitement.
We shall see.
To be continued.
Regardless of whatever else happens or does not happen, tonight this writer goes to sleep a happy man, and I owe it in large measure to Brainatarms and all of you. So thanks.