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    MOTUC KARG - 1987 Comic Book? Could it be done?

    Could MATTEL not make figures based on movie characters on how they appeared in this comic? Karg, Beastman, Air Centurions and Black Troopers all appear in it.

    In the comic, Karg is mentioned by name. He looks similar to how he appeared in the movie, with a few minor differences.

    Inside the Comic, it says "MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE MOTION PICTURE." Published by MARVEL COMICS." It goes on to say "MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks are owned by and used under license from Mattel, Inc. Copyright @ Mattel, Inc 1987. All Rights Reserved." There is no mention of Cannon films in the Comic.



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    I don't think so. I believe all of the Star and Marvel stuff has been stated as off-limits (at this time, at least).
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    Too bad, I like that version of Blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I don't think so. I blieve all of the Star and Marvel stuff has been stated as off-limits (at this time, at least).
    I've heard that, but wouldn't that only apply to characters created by Marvel? Karg and the troopers were not created by Marvel. They appear in the comic under the copyright of Mattel.

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    Why do I believe that Krag is actually a 'she',
    and not a 'he' as everybody keeps saying?
    Issen't (s)he refered too in the movie as a female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squid View Post
    Why do I believe that Krag is actually a 'she',
    and not a 'he' as everybody keeps saying?
    Issen't (s)he refered too in the movie as a female?

    Am I totally off here?!
    Well he looks like Linda Hunt so who knows!


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    It's not a vintage toy, a 200x character or a character from the minicomics, so sadly, no, it can't be made. ToyGuru has made it very clear what can be made in the Q&As.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Atkin View Post
    I've heard that, but wouldn't that only apply to characters created by Marvel? Karg and the troopers were not created by Marvel. They appear in the comic under the copyright of Mattel.
    Well, then you get into the territory of the film-specific characters who were not made as toys, and are also thusly off-limits. That would also include film-versions of He-Man, Teela, Duncan, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bock View Post
    Well he looks like Linda Hunt so who knows!
    OMG, you're actually right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    Well, then you get into the territory of the film-specific characters who were not made as toys, and are also thusly off-limits. That would also include film-versions of He-Man, Teela, Duncan, etc...
    i think cpt. atkin is arguing that this particular comic appears to present a loophole for certain characters, e.g. karg and movie-beastman, because they appear there under mattel's copyright. he-man, teela, and man-at-arms are in that comic too but they were drawn in their classic style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bock View Post
    Well he looks like Linda Hunt so who knows!
    When i was a kid I did actuall thinkse played Karg. Weirdness.

    See I'm a little confused about all this who cna be made etc, still. Toyguru has stated that they don't have thr ights to make characters from the 80's film. However Blade, Saurod and Gwildor were made into tys.

    Now can they be MOTUC'ed or not?

    As fo Karg, I always wanted one, but I'd rather have amovie Karg than the comic one. I'll hold out
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    Quote Originally Posted by super-munkyboy View Post
    When i was a kid I did actuall thinkse played Karg. Weirdness.

    See I'm a little confused about all this who cna be made etc, still. Toyguru has stated that they don't have thr ights to make characters from the 80's film. However Blade, Saurod and Gwildor were made into tys.

    Now can they be MOTUC'ed or not?

    As fo Karg, I always wanted one, but I'd rather have amovie Karg than the comic one. I'll hold out
    Orko was a Filmation creation, but since he was made into a toy, they can make him now. Same kind of thing.

    Karg always reminded me of Tina Turner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Karg always reminded me of Tina Turner.
    Great, now you've got Karg performing "We Don't Need Another Hero" in the middle of Grayskull's Throne Room in my head....
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    At less casting Kang male http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0869951/ but i always thought he was a she and yes would love a toy of him one of the movie chacters i wanted a figure of.

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    Hahaha... I never thought of Karg as a girl. I just thought of him as an ugly dude with bad hair. Although, of all the bounty hunters, he seemed to care about his wardrobe the most. I think it's safe to say he was a bit of a prima-donna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bock View Post
    Well he looks like Linda Hunt so who knows!



    LOL Best laugh I've had all day. Thanks Mike.

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    From what Captain Atkin revealed, it is clear that Karg might be produced in MOTUC... IF Mattel really WANTS it.

    I'd say that Karg is one of those characters whode status we're not really certain about...

    But since Mattel said that out of Blade, Saurod and Gwildor, other movie characters were out of the maps, I guess we might (alas) never see a Karg figure...

    Note: Karg is definitely male. The long, big hair thing doesn't mean he's a female. Those who believe so are probably 80's ignorants, or too young to remember. Back then, the "big hair" movement was huge in the US (and even elsewhere), for girls AND for boys. It was especially present in rock music (feathered cut, hairspray etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectror View Post
    Note: Karg is definitely male. The long, big hair thing doesn't mean he's a female. Those who believe so are probably 80's ignorants, or too young to remember. Back then, the "big hair" movement was huge in the US (and even elsewhere), for girls AND for boys. It was especially present in rock music (feathered cut, hairspray etc.).
    LOL you can't say he is def a boy by that evidence. For girls AND boys Still leaves room for Karg being a rather butch female :d LOL.
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    Karg will be soo cool in motuc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectror View Post
    Note: Karg is definitely male. The long, big hair thing doesn't mean he's a female. Those who believe so are probably 80's ignorants, or too young to remember. Back then, the "big hair" movement was huge in the US (and even elsewhere), for girls AND for boys. It was especially present in rock music (feathered cut, hairspray etc.).
    Who are you calling ignorant? ... that's rude!
    It has nothing to do with the characters big hairdoo!
    Besides, I don't think 80s glamrock fashion had much
    power on Eternia!

    I think it's a female, because I believe I've heard it somewhere,
    and she is very tiny, and has a female voice.
    The character was played by Robert Towers, but still, it could
    be female ... I think so anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectror View Post
    From what Captain Atkin revealed, it is clear that Karg might be produced in MOTUC... IF Mattel really WANTS it.
    No, they can't. This comic appearance doesn't prove at all Karg can be done, this is pure speculation on our side.
    Exploring loophole is bad at the end and can cause more troubles then benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emiliano View Post
    No, they can't. This comic appearance doesn't prove at all Karg can be done, this is pure speculation on our side.
    Exploring loophole is bad at the end and can cause more troubles then benefits.
    Emiliano, I imagine you are right. This is what appeared in the comic, for what it's worth.

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    That 1987 movie book is a MARVEL comic. Mattel is doing stuff for DC now. We'd have an easier time getting the DC comic characters than any of the Marvel based characters.

    I wonder does that extend to concepts as well? Like Blast Attack being a rowdy cyborg, Rio Blast and Snout Spout being partners or Clamp Champ being Randor's bodyguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    That 1987 movie book is a MARVEL comic. Mattel is doing stuff for DC now. We'd have an easier time getting the DC comic characters than any of the Marvel based characters.

    I wonder does that extend to concepts as well? Like Blast Attack being a rowdy cyborg, Rio Blast and Snout Spout being partners or Clamp Champ being Randor's bodyguard?
    Clamp Champ was King Randor's body guard in the mini comic "The Search for Keldor." Nothing would stop them from having Rio and Snout Spout as partners, as they are both heroic warriors. As for Blast Attack being a "rowdy cyborg", I don't imagine that would be a problem, as that's just a character trait.
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    i cant put it to rest that this guy was never made as a figure.
    karg would be cool to have as a motuc figure

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