From Super7: "By the Power of Grayskull! MOTU Fans! Super7 is happy to announce that Wave 4 of the Masters of the Universe 3.75" ReAction Figure line is here featuring Evil-Lyn, Faker, Orko, Mekaneck, Ram Man, and Scare Glow! All of the characters come with accessories and are packaged on a blister card with brand new artwork by the great Jason Edmiston. The latest Battle Armor Skeletor and He-Man are also still available. Eternia just got more crowded!
• Evil-Lyn - The evil warrior goddess comes with her evil staff. • Faker - The evil robot of Skeletor comes armed with sword accessory. • Orko - The heroic court magician comes with magic wand accessory and is sized at a special 2-inches to be in proportion with the other MOTU 3.75-inch ReAction Figures. • Mekaneck - The heroic human periscope comes armed with club accessory and features extending periscope neck. • Ram Man - The heroic human battering ram charges into action with his axe accessory. • Scare Glow - The evil ghost of Skeletor is glow-in-the-dark and comes armed with his halberd."
Tom Tataranowicz, storyboard artist and director on both Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power, will be attending Power-Con this August 25 & 26 in Torrance, California! Tickets and exclusive are on sale now. Click here for more info! And click here to join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums.
The creators of the 80s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe newspaper strip comic tell the history and share behind-the-scenes information about the syndicated comic strip that ran four and a half years worldwide! Featuring: Karen Wilson, Chris Weber, Gerald Forton, and Connie Schurr Moderator: Danielle Gelehrter Video editing: Daniel Benedict
Rob David, Head of Development for Boys and Girls Global Content at Mattel and co-plotter / developer on the recent DC Comics MOTU comic books, will be attending Power-Con this August 25 & 26 in Torrance, California! Tickets and exclusive are on sale now. Click here for more info! And click here to join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums.
The Fans of Power podcast, featuring Joe Amato and Tyler Baker, is back with episode 133! They discuss the comic strip story The Day of the Comet, The Prisoner in the Slime storybook, the essential Webstor stories, and choose some of the best fights in MOTU. Click here to watch or listen to the episode. NOTICE: the episode might contain some adult language. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of He-Man.Org.
Podcasters of the Universe have posted Episode 22. Jeremy and Steve are back to discuss the joys of fatherhood, Super7 Q&A, MOTU vs Avengers, answer listener questions, review Whiplash and Stridor, and read The Secret Liquid Of Life mini comic.
Don Manuel, renown storyboard artist who worked on every episode of Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and most of the episodes for She-Ra: Princess of Power, will be attending Power-Con this August 25 & 26 in Torrance, California! Tickets and exclusive are on sale now. Click here for more info! And click here to join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums.
Super7 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 8 questions!
This round of questions were selected by wayne-klops. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. wayne-klops: Most of the male figures released by Mattycollector had removable armor. When produced correctly so the figures didn't look bloated, it was great to have removable armor. Will you continue to keep armor glued in place, or will you start designing the armor to be removable as long as it doesn't ruin the look of the figures?
Wherever possible we will make armor removable. In some cases it may not work, and we may then glue in place or make a full sculpted torso, like we did with Club Grayskull Hordak.
2. man-at-work: Stridor is receiving a positive response from customers with the $60.00 price. If Stridor's sales were a success, will you start to offer more oversized items on a regular basis, using more existing tooling from Mattel's factory?
We are certainly open to this! If the tooling is available, which tends to be a case-by-case issue, and enough people are interested, we will explore what other larger items are possible.
3. Niki: In 2016, Mattel's Sanders brothers told POP fans about never-before-known characters Spidra, Volcania and La-Ver. Does Super7 have the rights to release them in Collectors Choice?
We would have to investigate that one. It seems to us that we should be able to go there, but there could be unforeseen issues that arise in using characters that were realized and released as part of the 80s POP intellectual property versus characters that were conceptualized but never existed beyond that. We'll have to discuss with our friends at Mattel!
4. King Tamusk: Previously, Mattycollector offered an annual subscription incentive to subscribers of the Classics line in the form of a sub exclusive figure. Have you considered doing something similar as an incentive item to preorder both semi-annual waves of CC & CG? It might be a good opportunity to get a highly demanded variant or pack-in out there, and increase sales further for both waves as a whole.
We looked at the Mattycollector model as well as several other possibilities for the release plan of the Classics line. Ultimately, the current model was the most feasible for a company our size, and we will likely maintain this model for the foreseeable future. That said, we know that having some fun surprises and extras are part of what make this hobby fun, and we will continue to find ways to add these types of items to the line.
5. nickdoobs: The quality of the Ultimate figures Super7 released was outstanding, thanks to use of Mattel's factory. But it seems like the Club Grayskull and Collector's Choice figures you've released at your own factory have had quite a bit of QC issues. Is it possible for Super7 to go back to using Mattel's factory? A number of fans are concerned the QC issues will not improve and are hesitant to keep pre-ordering as a result.
We are committed to getting any QC issues resolved and we are hopeful that the next wave of figures will have everyone satisfied. The specifics of manufacturing at any factory gets a bit murky for discussion, but we want everyone to have high-quality products!
Ruben Martinez, Senior Manager of Project Design at Mattel who worked on the 200x relaunch and MOTU Classics, will be attending Power-Con this August 25 & 26 in Torrance, California! Tickets and exclusive are on sale now. Click here for more info! And click here to join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums.