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    Heroic Warrior Darkness's Avatar
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    MOTU Movie contest

    Wasn't there a contest back in the day to win a spot in the MOTU movie or am I just going bonkers? I could have sworn I saw one and if there was one, who won the contest?
    Wanted: Episode 40 Comic.

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    wants Dragstor!!! Sir Reilly's Avatar
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    IIRC, a boy won the contest and was featured dressed as the famed "Pig Boy" in the movie.
    "Why's Dragstor riding on Night Stalker?" "Cause he can."

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    Richard Szponder was the winner. He was supposed to just be an extra in an earth scene, but by the time the winner was chosen and everything was set, Goddard had already finished filming all the earth scenes. Mattel said "the kid won the contest, he HAS to be in the movie"...so they came up with the character "Pig Boy" for Szponder, a diminutive pig creature that holds Skeletor's staff for him as he approaches the throne of Grayskull.

    WAY cooler than being an extra on earth if you ask me...

    Here's his IMDB page-

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0844266/

    Sallah

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    That's really cool! I haven't seen the movie in a little while so I can't picture him but it's cool to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
    That's really cool! I haven't seen the movie in a little while so I can't picture him but it's cool to know.

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    Hee... that picture is actually from my site... sent over by Gary Goddard himself!

    Sallah

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    Cool! Thanks guys.
    Wanted: Episode 40 Comic.

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    Hey all - Necroing a thread because I had a question and I THINK it relates... does anyone still have a shot of the info for this somewhere? I was reminiscing with a friend online about how I totally missed the existence of the later lines and the Eternia play set. I only knew about it because of a JC Penny or Sears Wishbook pic years after the line had ended.

    But it reminded me that when I was a kid, around the time of the movie, there was a contest where one of the prices was an Eternia play set. At the time, I had thought it'd be Eternos palace or something as a play set, and was sad when I never saw it come out. But, it must have been to win the Eternia play set. Does anyone remember if that was a part of this contest? Or if it might have been a different one?

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    First Prize (as opposed to the Grand Prize of the spot in the movie) was indeed an Eternia playset.

    Second prize was a Battle Bones and 10 figures. I won one of these.

    Third Prize was a single figure.

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    Awesome! Thanks! I thought I remembered that.
    BB & 10 figures sounds like an amazing prize. I would have been over the moon.

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