It's time to pick your most favorite and least favorite of the 2014 MOTUC releases! Plus, we have a few more polls for you to vote in at the same time. Thanks to the mighty Adam Ty-Nor, the following polls are ready for your input:
1. What is your most favorite release for 2014? 2. What is your least favorite release for 2014? 3. What packaging changes should be made to MOTUC? 4. What new form factors would you like to see in a new toy line? 5. Are you interested in another Create-a-Character contest? 6. Based on vintage toys, what should be the next MOTUC vehicles, playsets or beasts?
For this poll, we are not requiring a login to vote. But if we see suspicious voting activity, we will require users to log in to vote. So please respect the honor system and only vote once in this and future polls to help make the voting process easier for everyone.
If you decide later you want to change your vote(s), just revisit the link below and vote again.
You will need to vote in all six polls, and these polls end Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 11:00 PM Eastern time. Please share this poll with any He-Man and She-Ra fan you know in case they want to vote and share their feedback. And please feel free to speculate on the results and, if you want, reveal your choices here in this thread.
While there are no current plans for a 2015 Power-Con, the convention staff is hard at work brainstorming options for a possible 2016 event. The first three Power-Cons had an amazing showing of passionate fans from the properties of He-Man, She-Ra, ThunderCats, and Ninja Turtles, as well as enthusiastic appearances from many of the talented individuals who helped to bring these beloved properties to life. We truly appreciate the continued interest we have received from fans and exhibitors and hope to have more information available soon.
Going forward, Power-Con intends to focus solely on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power. As much as we love the other brands showcased at Power-Con in the past, our show is run by a dedicated staff of volunteers who plan this convention in their limited free time. As with past shows, we will strive to craft an amazing experience at future shows for He-Fans and She-Ravers.
Do you want to see ThunderCats or TMNT return to Power-Con? If so, and you have a background coordinating fan events, and want to volunteer to help organize those parts of the show, please contact Power-Con!
And if you’re a past or potential future attendee, guest or exhibitor, they'd love to hear from you! What did you like about Power-Con? What would you like to see changed or added? The Power-Con staff is always listening. Please use the contact form on the Power-Con website and let your voice be heard.
Here’s looking forward to a “good journey” in to 2016!
Daniel Benedict has posted a new photo of He-Man as he appears in the upcoming MOTU fan film "Fall of Grayskull". He has also started releasing bios for the characters from the movie, starting this month with Tri-Klops. In addition, Daniel was recently a guest on the Fanboy Frenzy podcast where he discussed info and updates on the film.
Mattel has once again provided answers to your questions. Thanks again to them for taking the time to answer these! Check out their answers to your Round 137 questions!
This round of questions were selected by mjw41. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. Penny Dreadful: It is known that Mattel does not have the rights to character designs from the '87 movie for characters that were not made into figures during the 1980s. However, one of the major film characters, Karg, appeared prominently as a comic character in the US He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Magazine which Mattel/DreamWorks owns the rights to. Would it be possible for Mattel to release a Karg figure based on his design from the magazine as opposed to his design from the film?
That is something we would have to re-evaluate. Before we could do the figure we’d have to re-examine our current rights and what can be done in the future. There are a lot of great figures that we could do, especially if there is a demand for them.
2. Alexxandar: If a 2016 line materializes, exactly how will it differ from 2008 through 2015? (branding, packaging, design, sculpts, character selection, etc)
Like we stated before regarding 2016, there will be a 2016 line and it will continue to be the same figure style/sculpt/buck that you have come to love. We still have tons of characters to do, but only if you guys want to support the line and collect! You can probably expect some possible changes to the branding and the amount of items offered.
3. mjw41: Continuing from the previous question, if MOTUC in 2016 continues to use the current MOTUC buck structure, will Mattel also offer large scale beasts in 2016? There are many potential beasts like Molkrom, Colossor, Daimar The Demon, and Shokoti's The Great Sleeping Beast.
All we can say is there are some BIG things planned for 2016. We love bringing these bigger creatures to life, but we have to make sure we are not putting too many large tooling intensive items out at the same time. We also need to make sure that the risk is low when we do large scale items, since the tooling investment is so high. Demand must be high for what ever we do.
4. Shokoti's Slave: Will we see any new DVD releases? For example, a New Adventures complete collection?
There's always a possibility, but that also depends on what the different studios involved have planned.
5. zodak74: There's been speculation that a new He-Man animated series is in the works. If so, fans would love some news about this! Does Mattel have anything for us on that front?
We would love to give you more info but we can't. It's definitely a possibility something like that could happen along side a MOTU movie release, if and when that ever happens.
For those of you who don't have subscriptions, or who are just wanting to order extra, don't forget that Lizard Man is on sale today at Matty Collector, Thursday, January 15th, starting at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. (which means it's already started)
Missed out on Extendar back in June 2014? He's up for sale today too.
Get yours today and also please spread the word to new fans who would appreciate MOTUC.
Devon Franklin, the Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures (a division of Sony), said back in November that they would have a draft of the He-Man movie script, written by Jeff Wadlow, into the studio by the holidays.
The latest video has been uploaded to the OFFICIAL He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseYouTube channel! Head on over to the channel and check out The Blackstar connection! You'll get to see how the two shows were connected, as well as a few crossovers that never quite saw the light of day...
And if you haven't already, subscribe to the channel!