"This is my first proof of concept mirror, created to work out any casting kinks and test the use of holographic paper. The design takes cues taken from FILMATION but with a bit more detail and organic sculpting. Stands just over 7" tall, any taller and it would not be able to fit on all of the castle levels."
"Hello and thanks for looking. I'm a noob to these boards and I'm wanting to say hi and share some of my fan art I've been doing for Deviantart over the last few months. Here's a small selection, I'll upload more if people like. I'm interested in the fan art side of MOTU fandom and happy to chat art and nerd with fellow enthusiasts. Thanks again!"
MOTU Classics, New Adventures, Giants, Minis… we love ‘em all. But when we saw how awesome the six new Filmation-style figures turned out, we felt like kids on Christmas morning!
These new figures took us right back to where it started for many of us… the animated ‘80s series! There’s He-Man posing with the Power Sword, ready to take on arch-nemesis Skeletor. (“I have the power!”) But watch out for Beast Man and Trap Jaw! It’s a battle for Eternia and the fate of Castle Grayskull hangs in the balance…
And that’s when it hit us. This series cries out for a name worthy of the legend. And so we bring you… Club Grayskull!
The best part? If you’re a subscriber to Classics 2.0 you don’t have to do a single thing. You’ll get all six figures you’ve already signed up for, the club-exclusive Evil Seed, and all the benefits of your subscription. You’re already in!
Not a subscriber? No problem. Join us for our All-Access sales around the 15th of each month for a chance to score these bi-monthly figures. (Sorry, the club-exclusive Evil Seed figure only ships to subscribers!): He-Man (2/16) Trap Jaw (4/16) Skeletor (6/16) Evil Seed (Subscription-only figure, 8/16) Beast Man (8/16) Evil-Lyn (10/16) Clawful (12/16)
Spence Valliant is a Canadian cosplayer that made his start into cosplay with none other than He-Man! He’s been a guest cosplayer to many Canadian events however Power-Con will be his first American guest appearance. Spence has been a MOTU enthusiast since it first debuted and is extremely excited to meet a whole convention full of people that share his enthusiasm. He also runs an educational program for kids called Heroes For Health involving fitness and healthy eating. Spence has a new character lined up for Power-Con that will be out of this world.
"Ever since the 200X series I wanted a larger Beast Man for the Classics line. Never found a base figure that I thought fit with the scale and line until now. There are a few more things I can do paint apps wise with the head to make it fit more with the body but I don't want to lose the option of putting all the Classics parts back on the Classics buck. This was a very simple custom and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out."
Mattel — the entity responsible for bringing us the most powerful toys in the universe: Masters of the Universeand Princess of Power, will be in attendance at this year’s Power-Con!
Through their MattyCollector.com site, Mattel currently produces the adult collector line Masters of the Universe Classics that encompasses figures from the original He-Man and She-Ra toylines, as well as characters from the Filmation, Jetlag, and Mike Young Productions cartoon series.
As Power-Con Only Exclusives, Mattel is releasing special MOTUC figures that you cannot obtain elsewhere. Power-Con has already completed our own pre-order run for the convention. Limited additional stock is only available to pre-order through BigBadToyStore. Pre-order your Power-Con MOTUC exclusives today!
"My new painting is finished. It's my recreaton of page 2 of "King Of Castle Grayskull", one issue of the very first edition of MOTU mini-comics. Of course done in oldschool classic style, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm (approx. 27.6 x 39.5 inches)."
"When I had got the book I made my wife drive home so I could start going through it. I was amazed by the whole thing, all the character possibilities that was in here. I'm attempting to draw up some of these guys and catch up on my personal stuff too! I also have a few things I sort of need to finish for fellow members here! For now I started this guy from page 225, I call him Bo-Hemeth, for now!"
Nate Baertsch is a talented artist who is a designer on Masters of the Universe Classics andcolorist on the MOTUC mini comics. He contributed He-Man and She-Ra illustrations to the MVCreations Masters of the Universe comic book series, is a concept artist on the MOTU Tweeterhead busts, and helped to design He-Man collectibles from Icon Heroes such as the recently released Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain polystone environments.
"A commission I made for a huge fan of Faker, here is Trot-Bot! I gave him mechanical tubing and rods, a double gun on his back, an 'F' sticker for 'Faker', a robot chest sticker, and a color scheme similar to Faker's but darker to make him pop. Making this steed was so much fun, and I can't wait to see him in his collection!"
"I got some of the dragon riding Skyrim style female dolls from the Ever After High toyline, I love how they look like warriors, so I decided to pose them with MOTUC weapons... Which was when I figured out that Monster High and Ever After High dolls can wear some of the MOTUC fashions..."
Franklin Entertainment's DeVon Franklin, director McG, and Escape Artist's Jason Blumenthal were just at Mattel headquarters, as seen in this photo posted on twitter by Mr. Franklin. All are reported to be attached to the new He-Man film. Is this a sign of good things to come for the movie?
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 157 questions!
This round of questions were selected by Kesmai. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. DrumMaster: Mattel hinted at the possibility of a new weapons pack or new vehicle. Will there be some news about that soon?
Yes very soon! Keep your eyes peeled for all the buzz around NYTF.
2. Shecky: Given that there are no more mini-comics in the foreseeable future and that the bios helped expand the mythos, would you reconsider having bios on future Collector's Choice figures?
We have already begun finding ways to implement the bios for future figures. We can say that for sure we will have them for every figure in 2017, with production cycles as they are 2016 will be tricky. We will get the bios out in one way or another.
3. bribri4u: The poll done on He-Man.Org had many high ranking variants. Will Collector's Choice continue to focus on unique characters, or will variants be included in future assortments in monthly slots or possibly as quarterly releases?
A lot of the variants that made it high on the list really seemed to come from the 87 Movie which is a whole other beast of its own. We are still looking into what we can do for the figures that have never made it and we are very hopeful that they will see the light of day!! As for collectors choice we are still hoping to offer a good mix of characters from all forms of the MOTU universe.
4. abaddon: With Lord Masque, you've released new weapon sculpts that give us the weapons for NA Thunder Punch He-Man. Will you keep this idea of new weapons in mind for future weapons packs?
If we finally get to a new weapons pack yes we will keep that in mind.
5. Kesmai: With February's 2016's issue #15, DC Comics' MOTU Eternity War max-series event is concluding. So far has been a really good comic, and the creative team has done a great job. What are the plans for the DC's Masters of the Universe comic book series beyond this event?
That we cannot say. There are definitely plans for what the next story to be told would be, but nothing is final.
"Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. have held talks about merging two of the world’s biggest toy companies, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would bring together the manufacturer of Hot Wheels with the maker of My Little Pony.
Hasbro approached Mattel about a potential transaction late last year, and the companies have held on-and-off-again talks about a deal, the people said, asking not to be identified as the situation isn’t public. Details of how a transaction might be structured couldn’t immediately be learned. The talks may not lead to a deal, the people said.
Val Staples, Nate Baertsch, Rob Base and Daniel Benedict are back to discuss He-Man and She-Ra.
In this episode they joined by Brian Flynn as they discuss Super7, MOTU hero 4-pack glassware, history of Super7, how Super7 came to work on MOTU, Kenner style MOTU, fully painted versions, Kenner style MOTU series 2, Kenner style MOTU beasts & vehicles, limited editions & revealing numbers, Chia Moss Man, Battle Cat trophy, Skeletor neon sign, Skeletor portrait poster, Skeletor wall paper, MOTU shirts, Amanda Visell artwork, Soft vinyl Skeletor, "prototype" giant MOTU figures, M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E, material used with the M.U.S.C.LE, sculpting the M.U.S.C.L.E, input from Mattel, multiple colors of M.U.S.C.L.E, trash can, Power-Con exclusive M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E, licensing, and much more!
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Recorded on January 26, 2016 Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 35 seconds
"I struggle with NA. The cartoon came a few years too late for me, I was ready for more adult entertainment and had really gotten in to Star Trek by then. But a good space adventure is perfectly fine in MOTU and I think could have been a lot of fun if it had been part of the 200x relaunch if only MYP had been interested in a Universe instead of just a single planet. So I'll start with the Galactic Guardians (their true name!) and the Space Mutants. If you've been following my Unofficial bios you'll see some familiar drawings, but some will be new and I won't use the same format all the time."
James "Busta Toons" Eatock worked on The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe published by Dark Horse Comics and is currently writing the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide -- the official guide to the Filmation He-Man and She-Ra cartoon series.
In addition to publishing his magazine cereal:geek, James runs the Official He-Man YouTube Channel, worked on the first BCI DVD releases of He-Man and She-Ra, and co-wrote an in-depth guide to the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series for Mattel that was used in conjunction with the production of the Mike Young Productions cartoon series of the same name.
The Power of Grayskull team returns with this expanded episode that takes viewers onto the 2015 London Comic Con show floor, into FauxPop Station for the shooting of the Kickstarter teaser trailer and out on the road with Isaac and brother Reuben on their way to Toronto for Masters of the Universe on the big screen. And more! Lots more!
Evilyn13 is a Canadian model and cosplayer based in Vancouver, B.C. She has attended cons such as Dragon Con, Emerald City Comic Con and Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, and has been a featured guest at the Vancouver Halloween Fair. Evilyn has always been a fan of spooky and villainous cosplays and Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe is one of her favourites. She is excited to come to Power-Con and meet more cosplay and He-Man fans who share her passion for cartoons and comics.
"Ever since the official figure was released I couldn't get past those wings... I mean I had to do something right? Well, I always loved the 200X designs (my old 2009-10 custom Dc Direct/Motuc Sorceresses had the wings designed in that way) So I decided to give them a try again. I grabbed a Temple of Darkness Sorceress, carefully removed the shoulder posts and then re- built them with apoxie. The same was done with the back and then posts were drilled to attach the wings. I went to my old files to research and re-create the same exact paint job that was done in 2009. Then resculpted the boots and color matched the suit as best I could. One face repaint later and Sorceress is ready to defend Castle Grayskull!"
Jon English (MasterEnglish) has been a He-Man fan since growing up with the toys in the 80s. He has been customizing Masters Of the Universe Classics figures since the very first figures were released, starting with Beast Man. He customized him into a fully flocked Moss Man which ended up being featured in Toyfare's Homemade Heroes section.
Since then, he has done countless customs for himself and others, including many self created characters, as well as figures one never thought might ever make it into production!
At the show, MasterEnglish will be selling many custom sculpted accessories as well as some custom carded figures and other goodies.
Djordje Djokovic is a sculptor and graphic artist that has designed and sculpted figures for companies and brands such as Gears of War, Marvel, DC, and Assassin’s Creed. He has also assisted the Four Horsemen on such toy lines as the Seventh Kingdom, Gothitropolis, and, most importantly for He-Man and She-Ra fans, the current He-Man brand: Masters of the Universe Classics. In fact, Mr. Djokovic’s work can be seen all the way back in the days of the NECA released MOTU mini-statues, affectionately known to fans as the “Stactions”!
James Eatock is almost done recoloring some awesome artwork featured in the upcoming He-Man and the MOTU: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures from Dark Horse Comics due out this August,including art like this with Prince Adam and some ladies of the court (see at the bottom of this news article)!Click here to preoder yours today.