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This round of questions were selected by TheFallen,
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1. TheFallen:
We all know that MOTUC is an avatar of the imagination but what is the story behind the chain connected to Vikor's wrist? Obviously, it is on there because of the original drawing but has a story been developed as to why it is actually there?


We imagine the chains are left over from a recent adventure. Perhaps a breakout from a dungeon or being captured temporarily by the Fighting Foe Men!

2. Mr. Shokoti:
Has there ever been any disagreements among those responsible for the MOTUC bios in regards to which previous canon should be used or what the "real name" should be? For instance, was everyone on board for using Teela's mini-comic origin rather than her MYP origin or something else entirely? Was everyone in agreement for Mer-Man & Evil-Lyn's "real names" (I love both of them no matter what anyone else says)? Did you ever have to persuade someone to come to your side or vice versa?


It answer this question it may be helpful to look at the larger “bio writing” project. Before the bios were written, the team set a series of specific goals and guidelines. For example, primarily we wanted to use the bios to justify the greatest number of figures possible. This is why both Zodac and Zodak were written as two separate characters, it helped justify creating and thus selling two figures. We also new fans wanted figures based on prototype art, the “Wonder Bread He-Man” and mini comic characters. Additionally we had more specific goals such as giving Orko a more important role since his “comedy relief” was only needed in an animated series and not in an adult aimed toy line.

Having these ground rules in place helped avoid any conflicts like the ones you mentioned.

As far as the real names or which Teela origin to use, there was some back and forth on a few concepts, but for the most part the team was in complete agreement.

Hope that helps!


3. oICEMANo:
With the inclusion of Vikor and the mention of Fighting Foe Men, could the "Valley of Gnarl" era create an opportunity for Mattel to produce some never-before-seen / brand new characters? Perhaps new characters could be created by the Four Horsemen. Or maybe Mattel could turn some more early concept art into new figures who belong to the FFM faction or who are allies of Vikor.


We have thought about adding in some all new characters, but if we did so it would take a special event or release. Our goal is to finish the vintage lines as soon as possible and every completely new character takes a spot away from a vintage character release. (and yes we know adding 200X characters “hinders” finishing the vintage lins, but we know there are fans of these guys too and Classics is about this era as well, at least as far as character selection goes)

We could potentially get to all new creations, but again it would take a very special event for us to do this.


4. kagamigod:
You mentioned on a recent Gooble Dinner chat that we may very well see a Pre-Eternia map. Will we likely see a Primus or Denebria map as well?


Perhaps in time. We do want to keep the maps going each year and there are many worlds to explore!

5. RockVivien:
According to an interview of Steven Grant "The 'Nameless One' had something to do with Keldor becoming Skeletor. I think he was their version of Emperor Palpatine, the great evil behind everything else. As with everyone else, there was no more backstory."
So within a time paradox, Keldor was supposed to have a role in POG.
In addition to Eldor and He-ro, does Mattel have any records saying if a Keldor toy and a Nameless One toy were intended to be released in the POG line?


While it may be possible additional figures beyond He-Ro and Eldor were planned for the line in 1987, there are no records indicating an expansion was in the works (likely due to the fact that even the first two figures never made it to retail!).

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