Couldn't agree more. As a kid, I only had 2 of the original 4 mini-comics, but 6 out of 7 from the 2nd wave, missing only "The Tale of Teela". They were always my favorites. Especially, Tri-Klops and Trapjaw's comics. Once Filmation started up, the whole story line changed, and the comics started to suck. (Some were painfully stupid.)
Adding to the mystery was the fact that Zodac never appeared in any of them. I've always thought they just rushed out the first 8 figures before anyone realized that nobody knew what the hell a Cosmic Enforcer was supposed to be.
Moving away from the early combo of sorcery/technology/barbarianism was like watching your favorite band sell out.
However, I am not a total purist. I prefer the MYP cartoons to the Filmation ones.
But if this movie ever happens, I want Tri-Klops, Trapjaw, and Mer-man to be portrayed like they were in those early comics.