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    Illumina Day! December 15th

    This idea was inspired by a suggestion in the MattyCollector Illumina thread I read from Bruticus and I have been working on it since then.

    Tonight, I'm ready to introduce Illumina Day!


    Direct image URL: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6238/...cbdc9ffe_z.jpg

    This is a fun event meant for fans of Illumina to help spread the word about the character and show your support for her. You can take part in this even if you had no idea who she was before reading this thread. If you think she and/or her cat would make a cool figure in MOTUC, you should take part!

    You can check out my site if you have questions about the event:

    http://motuc-illumina.proboard...index.cgi?board=talk

    (You can find signature banners and advertisement posters there as well)

    The main image to re-post on other message boards should make everything pretty clear. I hope you guys participate!


    Direct image URL: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/...e20d5852_b.jpg

    I only have a limited amount of posters, but I love this one and had to share it here:


    Direct image URL: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/...c9e8a7cf_z.jpg
    Last edited by Darkspecter; October 5, 2011 at 06:09pm.
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    Wow, love it!
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    I am glad to give a hand on this issue, But can I have a similar kind of support for Filmation Skeletor ???????

    Sort of GAR to GAR support mind you !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TUC138 View Post
    I am glad to give a hand on this issue, But can I have a similar kind of support for Filmation Skeletor ???????

    Sort of GAR to GAR support mind you !!
    I can only handle one campaign (), but, you could do art or customs of Filmation Skeletor and Illumina, for example. That would support both your cause and her cause.

    Anything and everything relating to Illumina would work. Like JonWes' now infamous The Mighty Spector kissing Illumina picture. It's satire and a really awesome drawing! Anything from serious to silly is a-ok as long as it shows support.
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    How do you see Illumina as a figure?
    Teelas body with a new head, weapon and perhaps cape?

    I really want her white cat too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterniandreams View Post
    Teelas body with a new head
    Stop giving us Evil-Lyn flashbacks!

    I think using 2.0 buck with BG Teela's arms and legs, a new two-part dress, head, cape and a weapon. That's five new tools, or four if the cape is repaint of BG Evil-Lyn's.
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    Hmmm maybe we should include a phone Mattel campaign on Illumina day, there hasn't been a phone Mattel day since the 2004 2K She-Ra issues. If enough people phoned maybe the fan plee for Ilumina wil reach the ears of people above scott, perticularly when they realise they would only need to tool a new hair piece, dress and a weapon for her and a skull cap for the battle cat mold. They could use the griffin saddle for Illumina's snow cat.
    PRO CLASSIC POP TOY DESIGN ELEMENTS BEING USED IN MOTUC TO COMPLEMENT THE FILMATION DESIGNS!!!!

    I FULLY SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF ILLUMINA IN MOTUC!!!!!

    IF YOUR SICK OF WAITING FOR A LIGHT TO APPEAR AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, STRIDE DOWN THERE AND LIGHT THE BLOODY THING YOURSELF!!!!!!!

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    Updated with new, beautiful image by gbagok! Thanks again.
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    I will paint myself blue and find some cat to paint white on December 15th!
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    i'm posting this info ALL OVER

    the King needs his Queen and pet! Queen Veena and Battle Lion for MOTUC!

    For the Love of Illumina & her Cat Sleetah!!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/156251727799742/
    my Feedback http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205099
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    Im so down for this. I love Illumina.
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    Illumina & Cat please! Darkspecter's Avatar
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    I'm glad to hear about the support! I've had a few people privately say they will be joining as well. So, I'm pretty stoked!

    We still need to spread the word about Illumina Day to other message boards that talk about MOTUC.

    So far we have the following "Illumina Day!" threads:

    He-Man.org
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=215436

    MattyCollector
    http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve...5/m/2321012817

    Fantastic Exclusive (Four Horsemen's Site)
    http://www.fantasticexclusive.com/ff...?TOPIC_ID=5896

    TheFwoosh
    http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic...92547#p2192547

    ActionFigureInsider
    http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/f...hp?f=5&t=23010

    ToyNewsInternational
    http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2083681

    ToyArk
    http://www.toyark.com/motuc-illumina...er-15th-70616/

    ActionFigureNews
    http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/board...ead.php?t=8671

    PoeGhostal
    http://www.poeghostal.com/forums/vie...2&t=556&p=4974

    It'sAllTrue
    http://www.itsalltrue.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=500

    Pop Culture Network
    http://vglosers.conforums.com/index....num=1317850741

    Figures.com
    http://www.figures.com/forums/genera...mber-15th.html

    SuperHeroTimes
    http://www.superherotimes.com/forums...ead.php?t=7862

    TheGreatRebellion
    http://www.greatrebellion.org/forum/...p?topic=1873.0

    Kitty'sPryde
    http://www.kittyspryde.com/forum/vie...hp?f=38&t=5294

    OctoberToys
    http://www.octobertoys.com/forum/vie...hp?f=30&t=8465

    PlasticGraveyard

    http://www.plasticgraveyard.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=170

    GERMAN LANGUAGE:

    PlanetEternia.de
    http://www.planeteternia.de/cgi-bin/...D=60922;Page=1



    On Facebook I spread the word to:



    Illumina Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/156251727799742/

    Illumina Profile:
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002989729310

    Illumina Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Illumina/277868365570355


    Not sure about support, but I have posted links on Facebook about Illumina Day to the following other MOTUC-related groups:


    Mattycollector:
    https://www.facebook.com/MattyCollector

    MOTUC:
    https://www.facebook.com/MOTUC

    MastersOfTheUniverseClassics:
    https://www.facebook.com/mastersoftheuniverseclassics

    The Great Rebellion - Collector's Club:
    https://www.facebook.com/TGRClub

    The Ultimate She-Ra Guide
    https://www.facebook.com/ultimatesheraguide

    Hordak.de
    https://www.facebook.com/hordak.de

    We need to at least get the following still:

    http://geek-news.mtv.com/tag/motuc/
    http://www.planeteternia.de/
    http://www.kastorskorner.com/
    http://www.motucportal.com/
    http://www.maitresdelunivers.org/
    http://www.infinitehollywood.com/
    http://www.motucfigures.com/
    http://www.he-man.de/

    I know some aren't TECHNICALLY message boards...but it would be FANTASTIC if the ones that are sites/blogs only could post the main image and explain what's going on as a news item. I mean, that would be beyond awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mern-Ra View Post
    I will paint myself blue and find some cat to paint white on December 15th!
    Oh my, that would be too awesome!
    Last edited by Darkspecter; October 23, 2011 at 09:40pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    I'm in for some assistance!
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    I'm glad you're in Uki!

    I've updated the list of sites that have Illumina Day threads too! I'm at 13 and awaiting registration confirmations from 2 German MOTU sites and French one. I want this to truly be a worldwide event!
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    the King needs his Queen and pet! Queen Veena and Battle Lion for MOTUC!

    For the Love of Illumina & her Cat Sleetah!!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/156251727799742/
    my Feedback http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205099
    my sale page http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205041

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sorceress View Post
    That's awesome! Thank you! I will add that to my links.

    I noticed my Flickr picture is down in your post though. Can you please update it with the new one?

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/...e20d5852_b.jpg
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    That's awesome! Thank you! I will add that to my links.

    I noticed my Flickr picture is down in your post though. Can you please update it with the new one?

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/...e20d5852_b.jpg
    oh i did not see that!
    all fixed

    the King needs his Queen and pet! Queen Veena and Battle Lion for MOTUC!

    For the Love of Illumina & her Cat Sleetah!!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/156251727799742/
    my Feedback http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205099
    my sale page http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205041

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    Ok... sorry if this sounds rude cause its not intended to be... but what the heck is Illumina????
    I figured out she is blue with a cat but thats about it. I keep hearing about her. but i still am no closer to knowing her or why folks are so passionate about her.

    I don't want this to come off jerky cause its the truth, i am fairly new to MOTU and knowledge is lacking. is she a fan creation from the old contest. is she from pre production art like vikor?

    I keep hearing about support for her but no one is telling me WHAT i should be supporting. obviously people feel passionately about her so why not share that passion!

    NOTE* forgive me i missed her bio at the top of the page (very cool) Still where did she come from concept wise
    Last edited by eddie3429; October 6, 2011 at 04:56am. Reason: missed bio

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie3429 View Post
    NOTE* forgive me i missed her bio at the top of the page (very cool) Still where did she come from concept wise
    No problem. Illumina is a character meant to make her first appearance in MVCreations' MOTU Volume 3, Issue 4 comic. She was to have the story line in the bio that's on the image I posted. The variant cover of Issue 4 (showing Illumina and her Cat) was advertised in Volume 3, Issues 1, 2 and 3. Then, she never appeared in Issue 4 because Mattel instituted a "no new characters" policy and put a strict limit on the characters that could be used and the stories that could be told. This could have been because the 2002 toy line or show wasn't doing as well as they would have liked, but I'm not 100% on that. Other companies have put restrictions like this in comics and TV shows too. The Justice League Unlimited cartoon was not allowed to use Superman or Batman supporting characters and villains for a period of time, for example.

    Anyhow, since that time, Illumina has gotten sort of a cult following over the years. It began when she kept being advertised though, with MVC readers wondering who she was and how she would fit into the story.

    Here's the last advertisement of Illumina from Volume 3, Issue 3:

    Last edited by Darkspecter; October 6, 2011 at 11:59am.
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    No problem. Illumina is a character meant to make her first appearance in MVCreations' MOTU Volume 3, Issue 4 comic. She was to have the story line in the bio that's on the image I posted. The variant cover of Issue 4 (showing Illumina and her Cat) was advertised in Volume 3, Issues 1, 2 and 3. Then, she never appeared in Issue 4 because Mattel instituted a "no new characters" policy and put a strict limit on the characters that could be used and the stories that could be told. This could have been because the 2002 toy line or show wasn't doing as well as they would have liked, but I'm not 100% on that. Other companies have put restrictions like this in comics and TV shows too. The Justice League Unlimited cartoon was not allowed to use Superman or Batman supporting characters and villains for a period of time, for example.

    Anyhow, since that time, Illumina has gotten sort of a cult following over the years. It began when she kept being advertised though, with MVC readers wondering who she was and how she would fit into the story.

    Here's the last advertisement of Illumina from Volume 3, Issue 3:

    http://www.he-man.org/assets/images/...nt_24_full.jpg
    THANKS!

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    You're doing a great job, Darkspecter!

    Perhaps....one day....JOSH DAY.
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    Its been noted other places but I will get it down on "paper" here as well.
    This is a great character that I would love to have!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAdam101 View Post
    You're doing a great job, Darkspecter!
    Thanks! That means a lot. I can't take all the credit though. gbagok made the main image for me (and that's his illustration of Illumina). Mine was more psychedelic and looked neat, but nothing near as good as his! Also, Dark Sorceress helped spread the word to October Toys.

    Perhaps....one day....JOSH DAY.
    You know I'm a Josh supporter, but I'm not so sure how a Josh Day would fair...unless everyone made some potato salad. That joke has now stuck with him like it was his official story!

    Anyway, so it's been three days since the Illumina Day campaign began (for some sites...some were just started today and some still have to be started ). I think things are going pretty well! Some of the threads have no replies yet, which is expected. Other sites I didn't really expect to get replies to...actually have some support! That thrilled me. The initial response so far has been really positive! People who had no idea who Illumina was are liking her (for the most part), this one guy LOVES her cat, so I'm pretty excited at this point!

    There are a very small amount (probably under 5 people) that still aren't interested in her, and that's okay. One thing that I thought was pretty interesting though, was hearing people would prefer her and her cat over the following MOTUC characters:

    - Star Sisters
    - Fearless Photog
    - The Mighty Spector

    I always thought Fearless Photog was a highly sought after figure? There seems to be a lot of hate for him. I love him.

    Other people said they don't care about the character too much, but will buy her if they make her!

    I know it's still REALLY early, but initial analysis seems to show that people really want her, think she's okay, don't care for her but would still buy her and then a very small amount are completely uninterested. That kind of goes with the "people will buy cool looking action figures" idea. I know I do that! If I see a cool looking figure in the store and have NO idea who he/she is, I will for sure buy it. Even if I don't collect the toy line.
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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    I agree with a property like MOTU its all about how good a character looks there is soo many different characters out there to know who everyone is would be crazy. I buy anyone who looks good to me and illumina fits that bill perfectly
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    I'm very excited to announce the first "Illumina Day!" thread in a different language! I hope the translation worked out okay.

    I have posted "Illumina Tag!" in German.

    PlanetEternia.de
    http://www.planeteternia.de/cgi-bin/...D=60922;Page=1

    Yay! I've been working on some images to show potential parts re-use and new parts needed to make Illumina and her Cat in MOTUC for a while now. Pixel Dan's image of Battleground Evil-Lyn's cape was the last one I needed. I unveil my idea for Illumina and her cat in MOTUC which will keep costs down, while giving them unique enough pieces to make them look like different characters and not straight repaints.





    Here's the sketch turnaround image to see all the details of Illumina's top, skirt and tiara:



    Last edited by Darkspecter; October 8, 2011 at 02:44am. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    Take part in Illumina Day! Let people know who she is and help get her in MOTUC.

    http://motuc-illumina.proboards.com/...cgi?board=talk

    You can join the Illumina Facebook page here!

    https://www.facebook.com/Illumina.Sleetah

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