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    Rainbow Warrior Irian's Avatar
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    What do you LIKE about the bios?

    I know many of us have problems with the bios, things we don't like, things we hate, but I thought it may be a good idea to gather some information on what we actually like about the bios. It's easy to focus on the negative but it may be helpful for us (and Mattel) to know what parts of the Classics Canon works and is liked by many.

    In this thread I would like to collect those things *you* personally LIKE (or even *gasp* love) about the bios, which Classics story elements work for you (regardless whether the source is Filmation, the Minicomics, or something else). And please don't shy away from posting if something you like has already been said - if we hear specific things more than once it may become clearer what the fandom actually thinks is s good idea.

    I would like this thread to stay somewhat positive, so PLEASE restrain from posting "that you don't like anything" or what exactly you DON'T like or argue why another person's opinion is not correct - there should be plenty of other places to do that.

    In the following you find links to three threads that may help you to refresh your memories:

    1. The MOTUC Bios & Canon Discussion thread with all the bios,
    2. the MOTUC Narrative based on the bios, and
    3. my own MotUC Timeline thread, that tries to put the information from the bios into chronological order.

    So please let us all know what story elements, ideas and plots points you actually LIKE in the MotUC world.

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    I like how the bios try to combine different cannons into one cohesive cannon. I like that they expand the mythos and try to tie in new characters or little known characters into the greater story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    I like how the bios try to combine different cannons into one cohesive cannon. I like that they expand the mythos and try to tie in new characters or little known characters into the greater story.
    ^ This. I like how they expand upon the stories we all know and love.

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    Where else are we going to get one canon that includes Vintage, Filmation, 200X, PoP, New Adventures, and 1987 MotU??? Nowhere!

    As much flak as the bios get, I think they have done an excellent job of combining 30 plus years of MOTU lore into a truly wonderful line of figures. Maybe the line should be re-named Masters of the Universe Instant-Classics!
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    I LOVE that they brought back the sword halves and the Power Vest. Even with all the filmation stuff that got added into my childhood canon... That 'vest = strength' and 'sword open grayskull' was ALWAYS there.

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    Basically everything. I think they're a fun combination of things. Only would be happier if there were more emphasis from the early mini comics.

    I don't see a problem with th bios at all...
    Photog is here! thank you, Mattel!

    Now how about some mini-comics love (like Lodar, Geldor, Dakon......)? And Mermista?

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    I LOVE that they are using what MYP had planned for Season 2 Part 2 and Season 3 of the 200x cartoon and even odd bits of what MVC had planned for the comic. Its great to see these stories cannonised in the bio's if no where else

    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    I like how the bios try to combine different cannons into one cohesive cannon. I like that they expand the mythos and try to tie in new characters or little known characters into the greater story.
    I like that they've done this as well but in some cases it's worked better then others, in some cases it just hasn't worked well at all.

    I've also really appreciated the odd bits of info from the UK comics like Jungulia and Prison Starr. I'm hoping they continue this by having Theydon and Doodon as Dragstor and Extendar's real names, using Loredos as Rio Blast's home planet, and at least mentioning Scrollos and Keclar in same bio's as I'd be surprised if we got figures of them.
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    does a wonderful job of what i do anyway which is utilize and rationalize as many cannons and histories as possible. kudos and it really makes me like characters i would otherwise not care about.

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    The font.

    Seriously though, I like being able to get a sense of the history of the various planets & dimensions surrounding MOTU. As told in the Classics reimagining that is.
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    If you have to disclaimer your like, then you don't really like it.

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    MacKenzie. I never would have named Frosta that.

    Also, I really like the idea of Jitsu taking over after Skeletor leaves. I wouldn't have expected that, but I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowerPowerFrosta View Post
    Also, I really like the idea of Jitsu taking over after Skeletor leaves. I wouldn't have expected that, but I like it.
    I second that. And I really, REALLY love the idea that not only He-Man goes to the stars but She-Ra and other heroes as well. It opens up so many possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowerPowerFrosta View Post
    MacKenzie. I never would have named Frosta that.

    Also, I really like the idea of Jitsu taking over after Skeletor leaves. I wouldn't have expected that, but I like it.
    What I found interesting was that gbagok and iceman wrote Jitsu as being power hungry in the Book of Evil. I wonder if Scott borrowed that idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irian View Post
    What do you LIKE about the bios?
    That I can ignore them if I choose to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    That I can ignore them if I choose to.
    I'm on board with that!


    But one thing I do like is that they include artwork (usually vintage) of the character in each bio. I think that's a nice touch.

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    I view them as a nice throw-back to the blister cards of figures from my childhood.
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    For me they're better than having no comic book at all. I always went for the comics...loved that they packed Thunder Punch He-man, Snake MAA and DB Skeletor with one. I like that the bios define the figures a little. I don't go for every story and I really don't care for the "real names." But it is cool to have a little media with each figure.
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    I like how they combine the canons which haven't really been combined before. It is neat how they find a way to mesh to NA stuff with the older stuff..same for POP. They are very cool. I wish some of the main characters wouldn't get killed, but overall it has been a great story, and I love them.

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