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    What Part Of The MOTU Franchise Do You Feel Is OVERrated?

    Well, it's an obvious counterpart to Mr. Shokoti's What Part Of The MOTU Franchise Do You Feel Is Underrated? thread,
    but...
    Which part of the MOTU Universe do you feel is OVERRATED. The one everyone raves about, like it's the be all and end all of the franchise, but as far as you're concerned, it ain't nothing special?
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    Powers of Grayskull/Preternia.

    While the history is important to the canon, I feel it detracts from the story of He-man.

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    Filmation!

    It's a nice kids cartoon, but hardly a masterpiece of storytelling.
    Fictional characters are just that. Fictional. They have no personality or free will of their own.
    Writers and editors mold them to their own wants and needs.
    All we as the audience and fans can do is pick and choose our favorite interpretation and ignore the rest.

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    I have to agree with SLO-MAN the Filmation story is extremely overrated, I mean it's my first love in the world of MOTU but, I find it way overrated.

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    PRE-FILMATION -it's just a Conan ripoff. While it is fun to go with darker more violent stories, the theme, character personalities, and overall mythos Filmation established turned MOTU into the unique property that is so awesome.
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    He-Man... There I said it.

    She-Ra is a much more interesting character, in fact EVERY other character is more interesting.

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    I'm gonna have to throw in my hat for Filmation. There are people who base their whole idea of MOTU on the Filmation version the same way Alex Ross bases his idea of the DC Universe on the Superfriends tv show.
    A journey that began long ago in a place neither near nor far…
    A story of heroes, passed down through the ages…
    Until now.
    This is our story. These are our heroes…

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO-MAN View Post
    Filmation!

    It's a nice kids cartoon, but hardly a masterpiece of storytelling.
    Truer words have not been spoken.

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    I can't imagine Masters of the Universe without Filmation. Surely it would have died a quick death without the cartoon promotion. Everybig line of the 80s is centered around it's cartoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO-MAN View Post
    Filmation!

    It's a nice kids cartoon, but hardly a masterpiece of storytelling.
    Very true. Nevertheless part of me would love to see some of the characters developed in the current cannon ... kinda like Count Marzo was in 200x.
    Matty needs to do pre-orders !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanmyth View Post
    I can't imagine Masters of the Universe without Filmation. Surely it would have died a quick death without the cartoon promotion. Everybig line of the 80s is centered around it's cartoon.


    Doesn't mean it isn't overrated, though. It's honestly overly praised.

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    Urbanmyth, you are right. The big 4 properties, most would agree, were G.I.Joe, Transformers, Thundercats and He-Man and they were all centered on their cartoon shows, but does that make it right?
    G.I.Joe had their Cobra-La and Transformers had the death of Optimus Prime.
    A journey that began long ago in a place neither near nor far…
    A story of heroes, passed down through the ages…
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    Honestly, there is a lot that's overrated...

    pre-eternia: in the 80's i LOVED the dinosaurs, but so far in MOTUC Expanding on the past has stripped away all the mystery and fun from the Mythos.

    Keldor: See Preternia... I don't need to know who and what EVERYTHING about Skeletor's past was... I don't WANT them all to be related and honestly I think it's making the story's TOO complex. As the Disgraced elder half-brother to the king from a blue skinned mother who went evil and became an aprentice to the disembodied voice of Hordak who was trapped by his ancester... blah blah blah....

    200x: The only thing I really liked about it, was that it was He-man... when there was no He-man. Everything else just kind of irked me. From the character redesigns to the storylines... Now that it's been retired, the constant drive to go back annoys me too...

    In my opinion 200x was a re-imagined interpretation of MOTU. That's all it was... Many people keep harkening back to it like what happened then was gospel. It was OK... and that's as far as I'll admit But just like the Lego Batman is fun... I don't consider it 'truly' Batman...


    PoP: I LIKE She-ra and friends... but I think their importance is Overated... They are a spin-off... and that's where I keep them in my mind. It in no way shape or form is equal to MOTU.

    I have no problem with the figures... but I'll be cherry picking the ones I want, I like them as guest stars on my eternia... but they'll never take the spotlight.

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    The 2002 Masters of the Universe comic book series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80's Enthusiast View Post
    He-Man... There I said it.
    I know he is the flagship character of the line, but i agree.

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    The 1987 movie. Yeah I just went there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    The 1987 movie. Yeah I just went there.
    Boo. I have plans to watch it tomorrow.

    To answer the thread's question:

    200x. Yeah, we all bought it, but just because it was the only option.
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    Vikor.

    An excellent figure, but as a character he does nothing for me.

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    He-Man variants

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    Filmation and Pre-Filmation

    The whole reason we love the Filmation stuff is cause we grew up with it. It may have the heart, but the storytelling certainly leaves quite a bit to be desired. The animation may've been standard for the time, but the animation at the time used for American productions was generally crap.

    Are there some really classic characters from it? Of course, but that doesn't mean it still really holds up that well. I love it because I love He-Man; if it were anything else, I'd likely turn it off two episodes in...



    As for the Pre-Filmation stuff, every time I try to read it, it's like looking into a world described in Sunday school classes....and with all the really interesting stuff taken out.

    If I'd been old enough in 1982 to buy He-Man, and only went by the comic, good lord would I have been bored out of my mind...not to mention somewhat depressed knowing I just bought a figure, who's featured in a comic that reminds me of Sunday school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    He-Man variants
    I agree, except I would like to see a Ice-Armor He-man, that was the only variant I liked.

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    i always felt Scareglow was overrated. i never saw the thrill of the figure except for the fact that he was rare. he's just a poor man's skeletor to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawful View Post
    i always felt Scareglow was overrated. i never saw the thrill of the figure except for the fact that he was rare. he's just a poor man's skeletor to me.
    100% agree with you there! lol

    POP was a bit overrated really...NOT including Secret of the Sword, that was freak'n awesome, but the POP cartoon was "just watchable" at best...

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    the Powers of Grayskull/Preternia stuff..

    Filmation was great as a kid.. but when I watch it now.... it's just... "mehh"...

    He-Man variants except for Battle Armor He-Man, Ice Armor and Snake Armor..

    Vikor.. I think the only reason it sold out so quickly is because it was appealing to not only MOTUC collectors, but also to Conan fans..

    and finally... and I'm gonna hear some words for this one..... the MOTUC line

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    For me it´s also the Filmation era.
    The Show don´t run here in Germany when i get my first He-Man in the early 80s and so i feel a much more deeper nostalgia for the first Mini-Comics.
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