The latest issue of He-Man The Eternity War from DC Comics comes out today!
Written by Dan Abnett with art by Pop Mhan and colors from Mark Roberts!
This is it: The battle you’ve been waiting for! She-Ra vs. Hordak! In order to retrieve the Eye of Chrono, She-Ra must defeat her adoptive father. Her only hope for success lies in the power of the Sword of Protection! And maybe a little luck!
Get your copy from a local comicbook-shop or digitally at ComiXology!
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 141 questions!
This round of questions were selected by Skeledor. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. No-ah: Once MOTU Classics is over at the end of this year and if the line is re-branded, will it be possible to include new versions of characters which were considered sub exclusives in years past? For example, a new and improved version of Shadow Weaver. Or are those characters off the table unless they are released for a new line in a different style and/or scale?
We wouldn't say that those characters are off the table, as long as the way it is offered is different from the sub exclusive version. If there is a great reason to update or bring a figure back, we should be open to doing it.
2. SonOfHeMan: I have noticed that the ankle tilt articulation (side to side, not front to back) has been noticeably cut back or even eliminated on recent figures. For example, compare Spirit of Grayskull to Snake Armor He-Man. Would it be possible to see it return on future figures?
We have also noticed this, and it has a lot to do with production, and certain things being modified without our knowledge or us not catching it in time. We are going to make sure moving forward that the articulation is consistent with what was offered before.
3. RocketPunch: Will Perfuma be scented like her vintage figure, much like Moss Man & Stinkor?
We guess you'll just have to stop and smell the roses to find out...
4. Count Judas: For the 2016 Club Eternia subscription, would you consider offering an "all-in" premium sub option? Meaning, that those that choose this option are guaranteed to receive every figure, including any out of sub vehicles or sets, the chase figure, travelling figure, SDCC exclusive, holiday items, etc.
That's a great idea and something we will discuss, it just really comes down to how many fans would be up for that kind of package.
5. He-Dad: Will Queen Grayskull's (Veena's) wings be designed in such away as to allow her to sit on the throne in Castle Grayskull?
I know you guys have been waiting with bated breath for the final results of the sub drive so let's get into it. I have some good news and some bad news.
The bad news....we have to wait 3.5 months for July to arrive so the first figure in the COMPLETE 200X sub can be mailed out.
CONGRATULATIONS PEOPLE OF ETERNIA, YOU DID IT!!!
Coming in at a whopping 99.9% (and honestly let's just call it what it is: 100%), the sub passed with flying colors. I personally want to thank everyone who participated in the sub drive from the bottom of my tiny blue heart, your contributions are appreciated and recognized whether you purchased one sub or 100. You guys are the ONLY reason this happened, never let it be said that there is not power in the voice of the people.
La-La Land is bringing THE POWER to WonderCon in Anaheim, CA! We proudly present the debut of our 2-CD SET of the HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SOUNDTRACK! We will have this exciting release for sale at our WonderCon booth (#1724) at the big show (April 3-5). It will be released on our website April 7th. Retail Price is $24.98.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE is the most deluxe presentation of original score from the beloved animated television series to date, featuring OVER 90 MINUTES OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC. Produced by Neil S. Bulk and John Takis, and mastered by Stephen Marsh and Fernando Lee, this 2-CD release features the remastered stereo foreign LP presentation, along with over 90 minutes of previously unreleased music meticulously restored from original mono tape elements. The exciting art design by Dan Goldwasser includes a 20 Page CD Booklet packed with art and exclusive in-depth liners by John Takis. This is a limited edition of 3000 Units.
So grab your piece of Eternia at our WonderCon booth before it is officially released on April 7th. We’ll also have some great deals at the con and look forward to meeting and greeting y’all!
Latest DC Comics Solicitation for June 2015 is out!
He-Man The Eternity War #7
Written by DAN ABNETT Art by EDGAR SALAZAR Cover by JONBOY MEYERS On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Journey back to Skeletor's first days as a member of the evil Horde, tasked with crushing the great rebellion on planet Etheria. Will Skeletor's past provide the key to defeating Hordak in the present?
Here is your third official update for the subscription:
As of today we are at 50% of our goal.
I have to be honest...at this moment it's not looking good. You know my motto: "YOU will ultimately determine whether the complete line comes to fruition." However, I am still very optimistic, and hopeful even if it's just for my own selfish reasons (aka Prahvus), that you guys can bring the entire line through.
The second issue of Die Welt der Meister Magazine (AKA: The World of the Masters) is available for preorder! Die Welt der Meister is a German magazine for MOTU fans, created by Miriam Kassner and Mark Knobloch.
NOTE: It is only in German. But international customers will get the original English interview versions with Daniel Benedict and Scott Neitlich as an insert. The magazine contains 48 pages complete with content such as: • exclusive interview with Daniel Benedict (about Fall of Grayskull & Castle Grayskullman • additional interview with Scott "Toyguru" Neitlich • interview with Katharina Koschny, the German voice of the 200x Evil-Lyn • MOTU Classics photo gallery • more about MOTU cosplay • Investigative Agency MEIMAG XL • a new comic book strip by Polygonus • MOTU Tattoos • and much more!
You can order it by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The magazine costs approximately $5.00 plus $4.50 shipping/handling, and they accept PayPal or bank transfer.
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 140 questions!
This round of questions were selected by He-Dad. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. Vid.tracey: For the last figure in the 2015 classics line, have you considered a commemorative package, just like we did at the start of the line with King Grayskull. It would be a fitting tribute just as you did with Doomsday from DC Classics.
It's a possibility. We wish we could say more but there is some special stuff coming!
2. He-Dad & Wolfatthegates: What are the chances of seeing a DC variants of Masters characters such as Goddess Teela from the Eternity Wars in MOTUC or a rebranded MOTU line?
We would love to start bringing those new designs into the line. Not sure where they would fit in, but getting some new versions of our favorite characters would be great! We'd love to know which designs you all are liking the most!!
3. 13977: Would you post the 1988 He-Ro Son of He-Man pitch/bible on the MattyCollector.com for fans to read? Alternatively, perhaps make it available via a link/code on the back of the mailer boxes like you did for some issues of the DC comic? Not only is this a piece of Masters of the Universe history that fans would love to read, but it would also help to promote the characters included in it such as He-Ro, Skeleteen, Darius and other NA characters etc.
We hope that we can get that out to the fans in some way, just not certain if, how or when that can happen. It is a great part of the MOTU history so we are sure if it is released it will need to be in a very meaningful way.
4. Bigsexy_j: Would you revisit adding new monthly figures to the Early Access sales rather than only offering them on Day-of-Sale?
Unfortunately at this time this is not an option since Day Of sales would be canceled if we took this approach.
5. Uncle Montork: Have you considered retiring the "chase figure" going forward, starting with 2016? A number of fans do not feel the concept is "fun" and instead sours their collecting and toy buying experience.
We think the chase figure will still be around, but we could be open to how it is released. We'd like to know why some of you think it sours your toy collecting/buying experience.
FOUR HORSEMEN TOY DESIGN ANNOUNCE 1ST COMIC BOOK WITH GREG WEISMAN & KRCO – GIVES LUCKY FAN A CHANCE TO BE SCULPTED AS AN ACTION FIGURE!
Four Horsemen Studios are giving their fans exactly what they’ve been asking for… COMICS!! For the first time ever, these legendary toy creators, in partnership with KRCO Studios will be releasing a comic book based on their new Mythic Legionsaction figure line on Kickstarter.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating details of the creative team since the book’s announcement, but today the Horsemen made it official by sharing that comic book/ animation producer and novelist Greg Weisman (Disney’s Gargoyles, Young Justice, Star Wars: Rebels) will be crafting the story behind the amazing toy line. The book will feature a colorful wrap-around cover and interior art by Marcelo Ferreira (IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers/Angry Birds), and the possibility of more surprise artists to come. The 48 page prestige format graphic novel also includes 22 pages of pulse pounding fantasy action, figure stats, and back story on the entire Mythic Legions toy line.
Based on the property bible, set forth by the Horsemen, this exciting story introduces the mythology behind Mythic Legions, setting the stage for endless epic tales of good versus evil! It will also feature exclusive behind the scenes studio pictures, sculpts, and design art from Four Horsemen Studios. If that wasn’t enough, this book will be introducing an Attack and Defend-style tabletop RPG that can be played using Mythic Legions action figures, dice, and your imaginations.
Fans who have pledges that include the Mythic Legions art book on Kickstarter will also receive an exclusive bonus set of trading cards and a Mythic Legions mini print! PLUS, for the first time ever the Four Horsemen will give one lucky fan the epic opportunity to become part of the story and be immortalized not only as a character in the book, but have their likeness sculpted into an actual one-of-a-kind action figure!
With only one week remaining, fans should act quickly to get in on the action of the Four Horsemen’s already successfully funded Mythic Legions Kickstarter. Don’t miss the opportunity to get this toy line, comic, and all of the amazing surprises being announced for stretch goals this week!
Val Staples, Danielle Gelehrter, "Pixel Dan" Eardley and Nate Baertsch are back to discuss He-Man and She-Ra.
In this episode they discuss Couches, Holidays, MOTUC 2015 & 2016, mini-sub, 2.0 figures, rebranding, 2016 picks, Toy Fair, Matty mascot, Grayskull box, Power-Con gun fire, new He-Man comic, She-Ra and licensing, Rob David, Jeff Wadlow and the movie, iron cross, second chances in film, She-Ra, Tweeterhead busts, Icon Heroes, Dark Horse art book, keeping the brand alive, and much more!
Intro/Outro info: None
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Recorded on January 6, 2015 Runtime: 1 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds