There has been some confusion recently regarding the “gray” area involving reproduction of Mattel’'s and Classic Media's original content,
including original casts/molds of vintage (and 200X) figures and weapons.

Please note the following guidelines before you discuss, link to or sell custom creations on He-Man.org:

Hand sculptures, 3D models, figure modifications & customs, kit-bashing and the like:

1. Fans cannot mass-recast any toy pieces to sell or give away that were or are currently being produced by Mattel or Classic Media for any official toy line or licensed product.
It does not matter if it's another color, etc, they cannot do it.
Even if it is given away for free, there might be some money exchanging hands on the side or folks might be doing "donations" which is essentially paying for it. This is not permitted.

2. Fans cannot discuss and/or link to any site, thread, etc where illegal bootlegging of the above type is taking place.
This also pertains to links in signatures.
You can talk about the items for the purpose of fan review, but you can't link to or talk about any place selling them.

3. Fans are permitted to discuss one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
or to post about the sale of their own one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
or to post links to sites selling one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
as long as they are one-of-a-kind!
Posts must be about one-of-a-kind "art" pieces that reuse Mattel toy parts that were produced for previous or existing Mattel toy lines.
And all sale-related threads/posts must be made in the appropriate Marketplace forum, and any post selling such items must start with the line "Unofficial Fan Project" by itself at the top of the post.

In regards to these one-of-a-kind "art" pieces, the items can be of existing and previously unreleased characters, vehicles, locations, etc from Mattel or Classic Media packaging, cartoons, comics, books, etc as well as your own characters, vehicles, locations, etc,
in custom MOTU/POP/NA packaging, etc.
However, while posting about this is allowed on the He-Man.org forums, we are not saying the production is actually legal nor are we giving you permission to produce such items.
As in years prior, you always produce such customs at your own risk!

4. Fans are permitted to discuss mass produced custom items,
or to post about the sale of their own mass produced custom items,
or to post links to sites selling a mass produced custom items,
as long as they are completely original sculpts!
Posts must be about mass produced toy or sculpture piece that are handcrafted from scratch.
And all sale-related threads/posts must be made in the appropriate Marketplace forum, and any post selling such items must start with the line "Unofficial Fan Project" by itself at the top of the post.

In regards to these mass produced custom items, the items can be of existing and previously unreleased characters, vehicles, locations, etc from Mattel or Classic Media packaging, cartoons, comics, books, etc as well as your own characters, vehicles, locations, etc, in custom MOTU/POP/NA packaging, etc.
However, while posting about this is allowed on the He-Man.org forums, we are not saying the production is actually legal nor are we giving you permission to produce such items.
As in years prior, you always produce such customs at your own risk!

Hand-illustrated/inked/colored/painted and digitally illustrated/inked/colored/painted prints, posters, calendars, videos, music, apparel and the like:

5. Fans cannot mass-reproduce/reprint any artwork to sell or to give away that was or is currently being produced by Mattel or Classic Media for any official or licensed packaging, cartoon, comic, book, etc.
Even if it is given away for free, there might be some money exchanging hands on the side or folks might be doing "donations" which is essentially paying for it. This is not permitted.

6. Fans cannot discuss and/or link to any site, thread, etc where illegal bootlegging of the above type is taking place.
This also pertains to links in signatures.
You can talk about the items for the purpose of fan review, but you can't link to or talk about any place selling them.

7. Fans are permitted to discuss one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
or to post about the sale of their own one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
or to post links to sites selling one-of-a-kind "art" pieces,
as long as they are one-of-a-kind!
Posts must be about one-of-a-kind "art" pieces that reuse artwork that was produced for previous or existing Mattel or Classic Media packaging, cartoons, comics, books, etc.
And all sale-related threads/posts must be made in the appropriate Marketplace forum, and any post selling such items must start with the line "Unofficial Fan Project" by itself at the top of the post.

In regards to these one-of-a-kind "art" pieces, the items can be of existing and previously unreleased characters, vehicles, locations, etc from Mattel or Classic Media packaging, cartoons, comics, books, etc as well as your own characters, vehicles, locations, etc.
However, while posting about this is allowed on the He-Man.org forums, we are not saying the production is actually legal nor are we giving you permission to produce such items.
As in years prior, you always produce such customs at your own risk!

8. Fans are permitted to discuss mass produced custom items,
or to post about the sale of their own mass produced custom items,
or to post links to sites selling a mass produced custom items,
as long as they are completely original creations!
Posts must be about mass produced artwork that is handcrafted from scratch or items featuring said artwork.
And all sale-related threads/posts must be made in the appropriate Marketplace forum, and any post selling such items must start with the line "Unofficial Fan Project" by itself at the top of the post.

In regards to these mass produced custom items, the items can be of existing and previously unreleased characters, vehicles, locations, etc from Mattel or Classic Media packaging, cartoons, comics, books, etc as well as your own characters, vehicles, locations, etc.
However, while posting about this is allowed on the He-Man.org forums, we are not saying the production is actually legal nor are we giving you permission to produce such items.
As in years prior, you always produce such customs at your own risk!

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We will remove any related post/thread upon request of Mattel, Classic Media or any owner of copywritten/trademarked material that requests us to do so. If a user persists with the discussion, linking to and/or sale of said or similar items after an owner has requested its removal, that user faces temporary suspension and/or permanent banning.

We also reserve the right, as with any and all posts/threads on the forum, to remove any thread or post dealing with the above without notice or explanation if we feel such action is needed.

We understand that these rules may be frustrating for some fans.
But please know these are in place to help protect both this site and you!

If you have any questions regarding these rules, please PM me or another mod for more information. But it is important to you to remember that this is a fan site! We are not lawyers. We are not employeed by Mattel, Classic Media or other property owners or license holders. While we may give you feedback, nothing we say to you is to be construed as permission or legal guidance. As we said earlier, anything you do in regards to the above has been and always will be at your own risk!