After you click on the sale link, any item that you purchase on the site during that session will help support the Org. It doesn't have to be Black Friday Deals and includes any Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power item they have available.
Do your shopping at Amazon.com and save and thank you for your support!
Solicitation info has been released about the hardcover book shipping April 15th:
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HC Tim Seeley (W), Steve Seeley (W), and various artists On sale Apr 15 FC, 304 pages $39.99 HC, 9" x 12" In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man’s decades-long, epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon! • Includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem, and more from Mattel’s archives! • Features interviews with Dolph Lundgren, Paul Dini, Erika Scheimer, and many more!
Fans were treated to a surprised at the Comikaze Expo in the way of new, detailed busts coming from Tweeterhead! These busts are more detailed, similar to the amount of detail we saw on the 200x NECA busts from the Four Horsemen. Given the quality Tweeterhead is known for, these busts are sure to be a hit with many fans.
What was shown was just a teaser and information was limited. This will be a 1/4 scale bust line with many characters to come. The first to be released will be She-Ra, followed by Skeletor, then Teela, Beast Man, He-Man, Evil-Lyn and Catra to name a few. Release order is subject to change.
All busts will be a limited edition, and each bust will be hand-numbered. Any jewel accents will be Swarovski glass jewels. There may be a limited edition variant of each bust released only on Tweeterhead.com but that is yet to be determined.
"The Turducken of holiday sales is back and (if it’s even possible) better than last year. Our annual seven day sale is Early Access stuffed in a Black Friday sale stuffed in a Flash Sale stuffed in a Cyber Monday sale – and this year the whole thing is basted with free shipping!
Early Access 11/25 • Tuesday, 11/25 at 8:00 a.m. PT to Wednesday, 11/26 at 8:00 a.m. PT for subscribers only
All Access 11/26 • Wednesday, 11/26 at 9:00 a.m. PT to Monday, 12/1 at 11:59 p.m. PT open to everyone
Free Shipping! This year, spend $99 or more in a single order and we’ll send the entire order for free via economy anywhere we ship. UPDATE ON SHIPPING: Just to clarify, free shipping for the 7 Days of Cyber Monday DOES indeed include international and applies to every product available during the sale as long as your order is $99 or over. Hope that helps!
What’s Available? For starters, remaining customer stock of hot items from 2014 will be up through the entire seven days of the sale or until sold out. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for insane discounts on DC Universe (up to 70% off!), plus Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe Classics, and Epic Creations cosplay accessories all at savings up to 20% off.
Want more? You can double-down on the Doomsday discounts… get the all-new Doomsday in his “unleashed” look at full price or the version first offered at San Diego Comic-Con wearing his prisoner suit at 10% off. Buy BOTH in the same order and you’ll get 20% off the pair of Doomsday figures! Combined with free shipping, that’s a deal even Superman can’t resist.
We’ll also have some highly demanded, limited-availability items. They’ll be offered at full price with no extra discounts, but you’ll save on shipping when you include them with your order.
Hourly Flash Sales Monday, 12/1 But wait… there’s more! Watch for extra tasty deals every hour on special items that will be available only during the flash sales. • Monday, 12/1 from 9 a.m. PT to 3 p.m. PT
The Legal Stuff Mattel reserves the right to change the sale price at any time and all sales are final. All items are limited to stock on hand and many won’t be back again. Refunds only for defective items; no replacements or exchanges. Any discounts offered are not valid on previous purchases.
Okay, that’s it for now. See you on Tuesday and happy toy collecting!"
With the end of the preorder looming, and sales at only 25% of what is required to make the 2015 mini-figure sub a reality, MattyCollector has released the full line-up along with images of many of the mini-figures sculpted by the Four Horsemen along with design art from Nate Baertsch. Check out the images below.
The 2015 mini-figure sub comes with an additional Snake Mountain diorama that is only available to subscribers and won't be available day-of-sale.
The full 2015 mini-figure line up is: Pack 1 - She-Ra & Horde Trooper Pack 2 - Jitsu & Mekaneck Pack 3 - He-Ro & Webstor Pack 4 - Trap Jaw & Ram Man Pack 5 - Buzz-Off & Stinkor Pack 6 - Orko & Hordak
Following up on the news about possible new He-Man animation, Tallstar posted the following update:
"I asked Heather (the person who wrote the article) if it was possible they were discussing the live-action movie, instead of a new cartoon, and this is what she said:
I believe it is the latter my friend.... A live-action big feature is what I think they were discussing. It was a shame though because they had a slick presentation reel (some of it shot at Comic Con) all about the He-Man property and before it was over something happened and it shut off and the AV people couldn't get it back. I bet though if the feature is a big success more cartoons, sequels, etc. will follow. The panel was about building franchises after all"
PCS has info up for their preorder of their upcoming Skeletor statue. Check out the images below. Preorder begins on Monday, December 8th at 3pm Pacific time.
SKELETOR 1:4 STATUE Price: $339.99 Edition Size: TBD Est Ship: 4th Qtr 2015 Pre-Order Discount: Up to 12% Includes numbered certificate of authenticity
SKELETOR 1:4 STATUE PCS EXCLUSIVE Price: $359.99 Edition Size: 375 pcs Est Ship: 4th Qtr 2015 Pre-Order Discount: Up to 12% Includes three interchangeable weapons and numbered certificate of authenticity
Can you tell us about how you became an artist and are now working for DC Comics?
Well, I've been in the business for about 20 odd years now. Started with a small independent company called Cry For Dawn and then was quickly picked up by Malibu Graphics working on their first superhero title, "The Protectors" After the industry crashed in the 90's I started picking up work through Marvel on the X-men line of books and followed a couple of writer friends over to DC Comics. Been with them in various forms for the better part of a decade other than a brief time where I also worked for BOOM Studios. So I've been around.
What titles have you worked on or enjoyed the most?
I loved working on the Mutant books, Superman, JLA, Hypernaturals. But more often than not it depended on the writer. R.A. Jones, Dan Abnett, Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza were some of my favs but there's a lot of writers I enjoyed working with quite a bit. If the writer can make you care about the characters you're working on you're a lucky artist no matter which characters they are. And I consider myself extremely lucky.
Did you grow up with He-Man or have any history with the toys/cartoon?
Not so much the toys. I was in my late teens when they hit and I would watch the Filmation show when it was on. I remember enjoying it quite a bit. I wasn't deep rooted in it though. I just thought it was a cool and fun thing to watch.
You did the art for upcoming Issue #19 of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. How did that happen? The early solicits had a different artist attached to the book?
I'm not sure really, scheduling conflicts maybe. That happens sometimes and I'm a fast artist that Mattel already approved in the past so I got the call.
The issue is a one-shot flashback story. What did you like about it?
Well drawing Prince Adam and Teela as kids was kind of enjoyable. It's fun to draw parts of the history we don't see as often.
This will be the last issue under the title 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' for the ongoing comic. How does it make you feel to end-cap the run?
That's kind of par for the course where I'm concerned. I've drawn so many different final issues over the years my friends started joking that I get books cancelled, lol.
Not true of course, I've drawn many books that were around for years but there are a number of final issues in my portfolio. It's never truly the end in comics, books always seem to come back in one form or another.
You are no stranger to coming in to finish a storyline, actually. Previously your work on He-Man was for issues #11 and #12 that ended the "What Lies Within" story arc. The previous artist went to other projects and you I hear came to finish the project. Did you apply for the task back then?
Not so much apply for it. I'd been working on other books through that particular editor's office and I think there was a deadline crunch so he asked me if I'd be interested, which I was.
The couple issues had lot going for them, He-Man's father already killed, Moss Man getting his arm chopped off, Teela finding out her destiny, becoming the new Sorceress and He-Man getting a new armor too. What was the experience like for you?
It was a blast actually, I was working at a fast pace but Dan Abnett gave me a lot of big fun stuff to draw in those issues. I've always been attract to the big over the top battle stuff. I think it's sort of my wheelhouse. It comes to me easier that the quiet talky scenes although they have their plus side as well.
Were there any favourite splash-pages or panels you enjoyed drawing for issues #11 or #12?
Well the Two big Sorceress shots, Original and the Teela version I also remember having a lot of fun with King Hssss.
Although shading his scales was a bit of a bear. Still I was very happy with how he turned out especially since I kind of designed him for that based on earlier looks.
No question here, just wanted to say that Your render of the Filmation cartoon-inspired Sorceress was really awesome.
Thank you very much. My big worry was the headdress. I put a bunch of research into getting her right.
Did you like returning to illustrate He-Man with issue #19?
Very much so. I got to design a new version of the Attak Trak.
Will we see more of your art gracing the pages of the upcoming "He-Man: The Eternity War"?
Can never really tell, I'm a little bogged down in the New 52 DC universe titles at the moment but things can change in a heartbeat and I wouldn't mind getting back to He-Man.
Who is your favorite character?
I'm a Teela guy.
What other projects you have currently that readers could check out and what stuff may we expect from you in the future?
I'm doing some top secret DC stuff at the moment but I'm also involved with Red Hood and the Outlaws and The New Suicide Squad in different capacities. I also might be returning to Injustice or Infinite Crisis once my schedule opens up a little.
HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #3 Written by DAN ABNETT Art by POP MHAN Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US High above the Sands of Time, She-Ra leads Stratos and an aerial squadron in search of the Eye of Chrono. Their mission is jeopardized by the appearance of Catra, Scorpia and a Horde Army! Will the Princess of Power defeat these women from her past and retrieve the Eye? The Eternity War is just getting started!
The final issue to the current on-going series, and prelude to the Eternity War comic, hits stores this coming Wednesday, November 26th! This issue is written by Mattel's own Rob David, and the final cover art (see below) also confirms an art change with Tom Derenick on lineart and Mark Roberts on colors.
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 134 questions! This round of questions were selected by mjw41. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. bamf1980: Will we ever receive the fan-demanded Starburst She-Ra?
There's no reason that it wouldn’t happen, just depends on when. If the fan demand is high enough I am sure that would keep her at the top of the list for the upcoming lines.
2. King Tamusk: We were told that Filmation Hordak received a redeco'd "Classics" head because making a Filmation inspired version would break the aesthetic of MOTUC. Yet, Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hiss both received 200X inspired heads that were stylistically different than the "Classics" version. Would you please explain why your aesthetic rule applied to one and not the other two?
To be honest that is a great question, and I wish I had a great answer for you. All I can say is that moving forward we hope to have better consistency with design and marketing direction. We have definitely taken note of these concerns and hope to find exciting ways to make sure you get the product and answers that you are asking for.
3. mjw41: You stated you could not comment on a possible MOTUC's type rebranding for 2016 untill you saw how 2015 performed. Since 2015 met 100% of its goal, are there now any plans in the works for more characters using the MOTUC's buck structure in 2016 even if it's just one or two mini-sub offerings?
With the 2015 MOTUC line we will have completed all of the Vintage MOTU figures from the original line, but that does not mean that we stop creating MOTU figures with the MOTUC buck. 2016 is in the works, and may be branded something else, but it will still be based around the 6" MOTUC form factor you have come to love. We still have tons of MOTU characters to bring to life, as long as you guys still want to collect them!
4. CaptainMendoc: Could Blast-Attak at least have removable arms like Trap Jaw and Optikk? And could other features be introduced too such as a waist joint like King Hssss had? I would appreciate as many detachable components to Blast-Attak as possible to mimic the spirit of the vintage toy.
Because of the use of shared tooling for many of Blast Attacks parts we were not able to make his limbs removable. It's always a tough choice when to include the vintage features in the new figures, and we try when ever we have the opportunity and it makes sense for the figure.
5. facet: In an earlier post on MattyCollector.com, Toyguru spoke about moving the brand forward. There are characters created by Mattel that have gotten no chance to shine because they have not been featured in anything. The ones I speak of specifically are Tufos and Horde Lord which have had no artwork. We also have very poor visuals for others like Goldenrod, Snarrrlll the Snow Thief, Strettch Nek, Vypor, Spin Whiz, and Beast Lord. What is Mattels future plan to introduce these characters they created into the mythos in order to move the brand forward? Thanks!
We are always looking for compelling ways to introduce new characters into the mythos, so when the time is right and it makes sense we will. All I can say is if the line continues from 2016- and on, we will want to make sure there is always a mix of classic and fresh characters in the content as well as the product.
Dreamworks currently owns the entertainment rights to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which is why this merger news is of interest.
According to Deadline.com, "DreamWorks Animation is deeply engaged in two potentially game changing negotiations that could transform the company — including one with Hasbro to forge a family entertainment powerhouse to be called DreamWorks-Hasbro. The other talks are with Hearst to turn DWA's AwesomenessTV into a joint venture."
Thanks to 80sTees.com for passing along the news on Twitter to he-fan unemployedskeletor for posting on the Org forums that fashionablygeeky.com site showcased some superhero related Underoos for adults available from Hot Topic! There is even one for Skeletor and He-Man (next to the usuals like Superman, Captain America, etc).
The television side of things was less dense but offered a solid line up as well. Canada was well represented with Guru Studios, Pascal Blais Studio, Atomic Cartoons and Big Bad Boo all featured on a panel. A really great discussion was had about “Rebooting Classic Properties” and featured Disney’s Troy Underwood discussing Tron and Star Wars, Cort Lane from Marvel and David Voss from Mattel’s Playground Productions giving us an inside look at their upcoming He-Man. Tuesday also featured a fun panel with Kara Vallow, the animation producer behind Seth MacFarlane’s animation empire, Claudia Katz of Rough Draft fame and Halle Stanford, a seasoned exec from The Jim Henson Company, who really knows the ins and outs of the international kids television space. I think this was the broadest “television” panel I have ever seen -- from prime time heavily written shows to the kids space there was a lot to cover! Halle even talked about Henson’s recent unscripted show, which featured their Creature Shop.
"Following on the success of the 2014 MOTU Minis series, the Four Horsemen-designed Minis return for 2015 with new fan-demanded characters (She-Ra! Trap Jaw!) and a subscription is the only way to guarantee you’ll get every one. How does Club MOTU Minis work? Purchase a membership now and in 2015 we’ll ship you every Club release. That includes six packs with two figures each, plus a Snake Mountain display diorama!"
DeVon Franklin, the Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures (a division of Sony), has a new tweet on his Twitter account about the He-Man film. Thanks to fan Jukka for passing along the following tweet. And discuss on the Org forums more about the He-Man film we all hope is coming!
The latest tweet: @Farafamgama @JeffWadlow is working 247, we'll have a draft into the studio for the holidays. By the power of Grayskull, this will happen!