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    What is Masters of the Universe to you???

    My Masters world is strictly based off the Motu toyline between 1982-1987 minus the royal family.I owned Adam and Orko but they rarely played a part in my universe.So basically a bunch of men,robots and monsters wearing furry underwear battling each other.I didn't realize all the different incarnations of He-man till later.It seems like it was essential to have all these properties as it has widened the fan base substancially.

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    watched the cartoon, begged for a few toys and got just a few! but to me it's everything He-man and She-ra related!!!! and I'm still learning about all this "vintage" vs. "filmation" vs. blah blah blah but to me it's all one. and p.s. I love these toys! and you could easily say that I'm quite obsessed now lol

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    To me, Masters of the Universe is Filmation and MYP. It's a story of a young man who is granted magical powers to do good. Anything under the banner of Masters of the Universe (including Princess of Power and New Adventures) is fine to me, as long as it if ultimately about pure heroes fighting against evil.

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    Filmation, comics and everything else. Mainly Filmation, though. That includes POP, as well. New Adventures is MOTU to me, too.

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    I grew up just on Filmation and the MOTU toys. Then when 200X came out, I loved that toon! I jumped into those figures. Then when MOTUC came out, I was just a tad slow missing on KG, but started with He-Man. Knowing that all factions would be involved in this line, I started watching She-Ra and tried watching some of the NA. I started getting into the NA toys, they have really grown on me. Now I look at MOTU as being an all encompassing universe and enjoy the way MOTUC is bringing them all together. I esp liked the last comic and how that helped explain things.

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    MOTU to me was a big part of my childhood. MOTUC is the opportunity to recapture that at an affordable price, and a second chance to own characters that I didn't have or didn't exist first time around.

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    --1981-1984 vintage/minicomics
    --MYP
    --And some aspects of PoG, amazingly. I used to hate it, and I think some of the original concepts are still pretty bad, but I'm much more interested in characters from Eternia's past--not necessarily just PoG--due to the cool concept figures. In fact that will be one of my main wants after Ram Man and Jitsu-..."He-Men" of the past, their enemies, etc.

    I like a few other odds and ends--a few NA/30th characters, but none are essential for me.

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    Filmation (and that includes POP, even though I have yet to watch a single episode), that is really all I care about. Then the toyline, but only the ones I had as a kid. Not so much any of the comics, just the toys. MOTUC is a great way for me to get all my Vintage used to haves, and build a collection of never would have had figures like POP and some 200X Vintage interpretations, like the new parts for Stinkor which I prefer over the Vintage Stinkor look. While I don't like the 200X toy line, I don't mind seeing hints of the looks in Classics, especially if it is really cool looking. But NA is a NO go for me.
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    I was born in '82. He-Man was huge growing up. My love stems first from the toys, then Filmation & mini comics. For me it's all about the characters. Thats it. I love them, be it toys, toons, comics whatever. Filmation, 200x or NA it's all stories about what I love. Sure they are all different, but they are the same too. I love the movie, PoP & everything else. SoH era is going to test that love though.
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    Great thread!

    To me, Masters of the Universe is my favorite toyline of all-time. Like Clawful Ofit, I was born in 1982 as well, so it's been with me as far as I can remember. My earliest memories are tied in with getting the toys or watching the cartoon. I remember almost every figure, vehicle, or playset I got, what happened, who took me to the store or who gave it to me. My older sister had the Princess of Power toys, and we truly had the entire universe to play with. Just wonderful wonderful memories. Masters of the Universe Classics is the reminder of how much I love it, and a great celebration of the best toyline ever.

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    The original toyline and later NA. Never watched the Filmation cartoon as a kid. Do not care for it now. Did not care much for POP as a kid. Do not care for it now. I prefer the original minicomics storyline but quite like the wackier later designs with more sci-fi and cyborg elements that might not fit into the original more sword and sorcery centred storyline. Not a big fan of the whole Adam and royal family concept. I really like NA as a cool Sci-Fi only toyline with a familiar character at the centre but can understand when people think it is not He-Man to them.
    Master of the Universe was probably my third or fourth favorite toyline when I was a kid.
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    MOTU to me was the single biggest part of my childhood, 90% of my childhood memories revolve around MOTU somehow.

    I was into it all, the toys, the toon, the comics, everything. I watched She-Ra as much as I watched He-Man, if not more, so all the characters from the 'toon resonate with me. However as a boy I didn't collect any POP toys other than She-Ra herself, so any characters that weren't featured heavily in the toon, such as Netossa, have no nostalgic value to me.
    I started to collect the NA toys too and loved the bad guys' designs but as the toon barely seemed to be shown on TV my interest faded.

    I collected the 200X line but I could never really get into the MYP toon as I didn't like the style, so characters introduced then I have little connection with.

    When it comes to MOTUC, the figures I tend to love most are the ones with the most nostalgic value... I mean that's why 97% of us collect this line right, to reconnect with the pure enjoyment these characters brought us as children? So a lot of the blander/lesser known POP and NA and prototype figures don't really do it for me.

    Without a doubt the single piece of MOTU lore that means the most to me is the Secret of the Sword. The merging of the two worlds, all of those characters coming together to form one big universe, that's what it's all about to me. And I love that this line encompasses everything under one roof.
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    Motu to me is unlimited potential and the purest example of the unfiltered power of imagination, with sword and sorcery and technology and cosmic epicness huge in scale and vast in inclusiveness, where the bizarre is normal and cyborgs fighting robots fighting barbarians is an everyday occurrence. It's a concept where everything "goes to 11" and there's room for anything and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibentmyman-thing View Post
    Motu to me is unlimited potential and the purest example of the unfiltered power of imagination, with sword and sorcery and technology and cosmic epicness huge in scale and vast in inclusiveness, where the bizarre is normal and cyborgs fighting robots fighting barbarians is an everyday occurrence. It's a concept where everything "goes to 11" and there's room for anything and everything.
    Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawful Ofit View Post
    I was born in '82. He-Man was huge growing up. My love stems first from the toys, then Filmation & mini comics. For me it's all about the characters. Thats it. I love them, be it toys, toons, comics whatever. Filmation, 200x or NA it's all stories about what I love. Sure they are all different, but they are the same too. I love the movie, PoP & everything else. SoH era is going to test that love though.
    Now this is a post of the week nominee, no doubt about it.....

    I have to agree with my buddy here. I love all incarnations. MOTU, POP, NA, 200X, DC Comics (old and new), mini-comics, books, toys, basically anything and everything that has ever been a part of MOTU...I love. The SoH era stuff though, I am on the fence about, only becasue it's hard to fathom the torch being passed from our beloved heroes to a new age of MOTU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride View Post
    Now this is a post of the week nominee, no doubt about it.....

    I have to agree with my buddy here. I love all incarnations. MOTU, POP, NA, 200X, DC Comics (old and new), mini-comics, books, toys, basically anything and everything that has ever been a part of MOTU...I love. The SoH era stuff though, I am on the fence about, only becasue it's hard to fathom the torch being passed from our beloved heroes to a new age of MOTU.
    Ha thanks buddy. And yup that torch passing I'm just not a fan of. MOTU is He-Man to me not his kid. I'll give it a try, but I don't like Young Justice or the Next Avengers or (obscure reference alert) James Bond Jr lol so Dare has an uphill battle. I have come around on Spector though, so stranger things have happened. MOTU sure is a vacuum for my money, can't argue that one.
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    Considering how big MOTU was in my childhood, I was kinda shocked to discover last year that I only knew one season of Filmation, a couple of mini-comics, and the first 4 or 5 waves of the toys. Since then, I've been learning more about She-Ra, 200X, NA, comic books (UK, MVC, DC, & Brazilian), newspaper comics, and the Son of He-Man storyline. To me, MOTU is one of the most creative fantasy adventures ever made and it immediately makes me think of the wonderful artwork we've been treated to over the years...












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    Childhood and Christmas to me. I remember finding this odd wrapped thing under the tree. Flat with a raided thing on the bottom front. I asked mom if I guessed what it was could I open it. "Sure" Coloring book and Crayons? lol..needless to say it got opened Christmas. There he was He Man. The most powerful man in the universe. From there it was all I could want. I remember playing with him battle cat and Grayskull with dad. I remember many a trip to town and holiday after that. Trap jaw, Tri Klops. So many good times. So the MOTUC line gives me almost the same feel just with the updated adult likes in detail and so on. If I had these toys when I was a kid they would have been just as cherished as the originals. Never did get into NA or the POP line though I did manage a She Ra from the Power tour. Got Hordak for a Christmas present in 4th grade. Got Ram Man as one from a church gift exchange. He man Was joy then and it is now More so with Ram Man due in next month
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    I have to give some love to the STAR comics as well, they were a fun read.I'm sure I watched some filmation but my memory stems from the toys. I didn't follow the canons too much,just used my own imagination.

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    I'm a child of Filmation. MOTU represents morality, wholesomeness, and diversity to me. It's a place where anything and everything goes.
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    I'm a Filmation man all the way, which is likely why I see MOTU and POP as a single property; one without the other is just half of the mythos. THat doesn't keep me from getting things based on the 2002 series, though. In my MOTU world, He-Ro is Adam and Adora's forefather, and King Grayskull is from an alternate universe, as is anything else that outright contradicts the Filmation story (that DC concept of Infinite Earths comes in handy in a lot of places). Eventually, after the Horde is defeated and Etheria freed, He-Man gets called to the future for NA. I accept that he eventually returns, as I have no problem with the He-Ro, son of He-Man, storyline fitting in with my mythos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    Vintage line with mini comics and cartoon...
    Yup, pretty much for me minus the cartoon. Don't like the cartoon. Whenever I think of MOTU I always think of this:













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    MOTU for me was He-Man, Battle Cat, Skeletor, and Castle Grayskull with stories based on the mini-comics. I watched the cartoon sure but I turned into more of a GI Joe fan. MOTUC is allowing me to broaden my love for the Masters brand and I'm loving being able to get all the figures my mom and dad didn't buy me as a kid. This is a great time to be a MOTU fan.

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    To me, MOTU was the toys and the mini-comics. I really didn't care for the Filmation cartoons although, to be fair, I didn't care for the G.I. Joe cartoons or the Transformers cartoons, either. I was, and still am, a 'comic book guy,' so a story without a strong serial plot progression wasn't appealing - the fact that you could watch most of a season's episodes of He-Man out of order and it wouldn't matter bugged me even as a kid. However, the strange thing was that while I disliked the cartoon itself, I still liked the design of most of the characters in the cartoon that didn't have toys, as well as the PoP characters, even though I didn't care for those toys. Same thing with 200X when it came out - I liked the character designs (and collected the stactions), but had next to no interest in the cartoon.

    This is a big part of why I can't get enough of MOTUC now. It takes all of those disparate elements from PoP, 200X, Filmation, and even NA (which came along a few years after I first got out of He-Man stuff), and puts them all in one universe, in one aesthetic style, in one big, overarching story (as ham-handed as the writing of the bios is sometimes, it's a lot more 'comic-like' to me, and thus preferrable to the cartoons) like one huge cosmic team-up. It takes all those characters that I wanted a figure of as a kid to play with and imagine about but that didn't have their own figures or that had figures in a different-looking style (PoP especially) and gives 'em to me. With the old favorites I had, I get a chance to appreciate them all over again; with characters that I didn't have or were unmade, it's like I'm getting a second chance now to appreciate how really, really cool these characters are.

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