View Poll Results: Do You Want To See Mattel Acquire the 1987 MOTU Movie Rights?

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Thread: Do You Want To See Mattel Acquire the 1987 MOTU Movie Rights?

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    Heroic Warrior MrRoboto's Avatar
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    Do You Want To See Mattel Acquire the 1987 MOTU Movie Rights?

    Do you think Mattel acquiring the rights to the 1987 MOTU film is just as important or thereabouts as Mattel acquiring the Filmation rights? We know that Blade, Saurod and Gwildor are good to go but what about the rest? Do you want Mattel to acquire the movie rights so we can see them in Classics guise?
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    Heroic Warrior DJ Force's Avatar
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    To be perfectly honest: The only character that they would potentially do that they werent allowed to before, is Karg. And Skeletors Troopers.
    Lubic, Julie, Kevin... Those dont really make for impressive looking MOTUC actionfigures. They would need to be almost 100% new tools, given their slimmer bodies and their clothes. Maybe Kevin could share parts with Teenage Adam, and Julie might borrow some tools from a few previous female figures (Sorceress arms, for example). But the majority of parts would have to be new tools. And thats very expensive and only adds to the already expensive rights to the movie. So I dont really see this happening.

    But HELL YES, Id wish for it!
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    Heroic Warrior Wundar_Grayskull's Avatar
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    I would love to see Mattel acquire the rights to the '87 movie. I would love to see the versions of the characters in classics series.

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    Yes, but have no intrest in anyone from Earth. I'd buy everyone else. The Air Sentry guy, Karg, Troopers, He-Man, Evil-Lyn, God Skelly & Pig-Boy would be cool to have.
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    Skeletor's back
    I'm only interested in Saurod and Blade.
    And since Mattel already have the rights to make those...
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    proudly outatime JoeyCruel's Avatar
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    Holy quacamole yes!
    Make a six fig sub now!
    Blade, Saurod and Gwildor!
    Karg, Lubic and Worruck!
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    Heroic Warrior Rodster6's Avatar
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    Just for Karg yes. Not interested in the rest other than the figures they already have rights for (Saurod, Blade and Gwildor)

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    I want as many movie figures as I can get. I'd have a whole new shelf devoted just to the movie....hell, I'd even take a Charlie from the music shop or the topless car with the 2 'natives' making out in the front seat.

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    Warrior of Evolution 13977's Avatar
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    Yes, if not just for Karg alone! A movie He-Man, Skeletor and God Skeletor could also be cool.
    I've no interest in any of the Earth characters though.
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    Got Filmation? shadowfall1976's Avatar
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    A Damn Mitten....
    I don't care for the movie, so I don't care if they get the rights, I have my He-Man, Skeletor, MAA, Sorceress & Teela. And as far as the rest of the characters....I don't care at all for them.

    But....if they did, I would simply not buy them, just like I pass on anything NA.
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    Shezar in MOTUC please! The All American's Avatar
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    I voted yes!

    A Lubic figure would be awesome. I think the Four Horsemen could turn him into something cool. He could be the head of the Eternian police!

    Karg is a must!

    And is Kevin the Songster?

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    I'm indifferent. It would be cool to have figures of Blade and Saurod but I'm not hurting for them.
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    YES, I would love to see Mattel get the rights to make figures from the movie!!

    My top movie wants for MOTUC:

    Detective Lubic
    Shock Trooper
    GOD Skeletor

    I'd also take:

    Air Centurion

    I didn't list Blade, Saurod and Gwildor since Mattel can already make those characters.
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    Big, big YES.

    Give me Lubic, Julie, Kevin, movie costume versions of HM, MAA, Teela, Skeletor, Lyn, and...yeah, I'll take Karg too, even though I don't really like him.
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    I don't even want to have this conversation until we have Blade, Saurod, and Gwildor in hand. Karg is cool. But I DO NOT WANT, Lubik, Kevin, or Courtney Cox.
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    Lord of the Patch baronterror's Avatar
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    ok so apparently im the only one to choose other at this time.

    chosen other to represent the fact that yes, id like them to have rights to the movie if only to have the right to make anything they want. i want mattel to consolidate their property to be free to make any move they like.

    but realistically i only want karg (and blade to look like blade, i never saw the blade toy and dont know how good a likeness it was.)

    karg alone seems awesome but hardly a priority. so i get blade and saurod which is great. hopefully karg is a possibility someday.

    but variants of main characters? no they are very cool and would be. but no i dont particularly want movie he man or god skeletor or whoever in classics.

    if it happens, great. really. people would loose their minds (not really this isnt filmation rights) and it would be great to get karg.

    but that is it. karg. i kinda cant worry about that.

    mind you im more interested in them being able to utilize the story elements into the classics mythos since it is the best of all possible realities. so they need access to all realities. it is already set to be true anyway as skeletor becomes king, masters are rebels...thats where the movie fits so they dont need to confirm it but it would be nice.

    i kinda think they are holding off on saurod gwildor and blade to see if they can get the rights on the cheap. godspeed to them.

    ultimately i want songster more than a movie variant of a preexisting character.

    so anyway, yeah "other" for me

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    Heroic Warrior King Tamusk's Avatar
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    The only Film characters I want are Karg and maybe a "god" Skeletor variant. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCruel View Post
    Holy quacamole yes!
    Make a six fig sub now!
    Blade, Saurod and Gwildor!
    Karg, Lubic and Worruck!
    I would buy a 12 figure sub line of Movie figures in a HEARTBEAT!!! !

    Perfect streamlined idea for a 12 figure Movie subline...
    00. Sub exclusive Figure - God Skeletor
    01. Movie Heman variant
    02. Movie Man-At-Arms variant
    03. Movie Teela variant
    04. Movie Skeletor variant
    05. Movie Evil Lyn variant
    06. Blade
    07. Karg
    08. Saurod
    09. Lubic
    10. Gwildor - heavy tool 12 figure sub item
    11. Movie Black Skeletor Shock Trooper - Army Builder 2 pak sku slot 1
    12. Movie Black Skeletor Shock Trooper - Army Builder 2 pak sku slot 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronterror View Post
    chosen other to represent the fact that yes, id like them to have rights to the movie if only to have the right to make anything they want. i want mattel to consolidate their property to be free to make any move they like.
    Acquiring the rights to release action figures based on the movie characters would not make them "free to make any move they like", because, as with the Filmation license, Mattel would only be the toy licensor of the 1987 movie property (which is a limited-time contract to use someone else's IP for some particular purpose; in this case, toy likenesses of the movie-specific characters).

    What you're thinking about (being free to use all parts of the MotU universe however they like) would require no less than Mattel acquiring all those properties for themselves (i.e., buying out the copyrights not just licensing some particular rights to the 1987 movie, the Filmation MotU and PoP cartoons, the Jetlag NA cartoon, the MotU DC comics, the Ladybird books, etc.; so that if afterwards someone else, including their former owners, wanted to re-release those media properties on DVD, print, etc., they would need to ask permision and pay royalties to their new owner Mattel).

    That's probably never going to happen. But given Mattel's mistreatment of their part of the franchise (due to their questionable practices and corporate culture, and their mindset that MotU is only a tiny, tiny, tiny part of their bottom line so that any risks, investmests and marketing of the franchise should be borne by others, be those the paying customers through subs/preorders, or licensors like DC Comics and the new movie studio that will carry out all the necessary brand recognition and awareness revival campaigns for and instead of Mattel), one might argue it could be seen as a blessing, since what would probably be in the best interest of the franchise and its fans would be that someone else who truly appreciates it say, the 4H bought out MotU from Mattel.
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    I voted YES, because I need a Meg Foster Evil-Lyn figure.
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    Evil Apologist of Mattel Count Marzo's Avatar
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    While I'd love a Karg, Movie He-Man, Movie Skeletor, Movie God Skeletor, and such. It's just that...a Karg and some movie inspired variants. Is it worth the ridiculous asking price for these variants for Mattel?
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    Heroic Warrior michaelAschamp's Avatar
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    We will get Blade, Gwildor, & Suarod! I would love Karg & Pigboy thats all

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    Guardian of Grayskull zodak74's Avatar
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    I don't care all that much... I voted "no". I'll take Blade, Gwildor, and Saurod... but I never wished for more movie figures when I was young after I saw the movie. And while I have grown to appreciate the '87 movie for what it is, the adult me has no need for Kevin, Julie, Karg, or Lubic on my shelves. And certainly no movie versions of the main characters.

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    I'm as meh about the '87 movie as I am about NA. Mehhity meh.

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    Absolutely ! There are plenty of movie figures with great potential for the MOTUC line.

    I personally cannot wait to read about a Movie Figures sub.

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