Thanks go out to .org member Tallstar for this news!
According to piratedthoughts.com, mini-comic writer Don F. Glut lost his lawsuit with Mattel yesterday. Glut, who wrote the Pre-Filmation mini-comics named and created personas for a few major characters that we love and cherish today as a work-for-hire for Mattel in the early 80's. In that regard, he is similar to Bob Budiansky of Transformers fame, who created the names and personas for most of the Generation One TF cast over a weekend.
The legendary Four Horsemen will be appearing at Power-Con 2014.As if you didn’t already know, the Four Horsemen are responsible for the fantastic toy designs in the Masters of the Universe Classics adult collector line from Mattel’s Matty Collector.
Power-Con 2014 will be held at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, in Queens, New York near Manhattan. Power-Con has secured a special convention rate for $169 USD per night. This is $10 off the hotel's paid-in-advance daily rate and $30 off the regular minimum daily rate. To secure the special $169 USD per night Power-Con rate: Click here to book your group rate Note: The last day to book using the Power-Con discount is 15 August 2014.
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 118 questions!
This round of questions were selected by Bear-at-arms. Thanks to that fan for their help!
1. Bear-at-arms: With Classics "wrapping up" by the end of 2015 (if we get a 2015) do you have a humdinger of a figure set aside as the Dec 2015 release?
2. Ridureyu: In the MOTUC universe, does Skeletor die, go to jail, or turn good because he learns about the Christmas Spirit?
The next mini comic is called "The Final Battle of He-Man and Skeletor". We're guessing there may be some answers there!
3. mjw41: Since we only have swiftwind & Granamyr, what are the odds of Mattel making use of the Filmation rights and getting out more Filmation beasts before the end of 2015? We need Molkrum, Colosor, Damar The Demon, Sand Demon and Shokoti's The Sleeping Beast just to name a few.
While we would love to, a lot of those beasts are not as "A list" and are very high in tooling. For the next two years our focus will be on the vintage MOTU and POP figures as well as A list figures from other media like Scorpia, Madame Razz, Goatman and Battle Lion. These would all be great beasts to think about if we get to 2016.
4. Scorpia: If and when you get to Hunga the Harpy, can you include an extra head of a generic harpy warrior so we can army-build a bastion of her screeching cronies?
Great suggestion, but nothing to confirm at this time!
5. King Tamusk: Sometimes companies will make special figures for the staff/team that work on a toy line, which is never produced for sale to the public; like the Hal Jordan Green Lantern figure produced for JLU. Has there been a figure produced solely for the MOTUC team yet? If not, have you considered doing it and what character would you choose?
We did produce a very small run of all clear Spirit of King Grayskull figures for the team as well as two units, one auctioned for charity, another raffled at SDCC for the public. Since this figure, no we have not discussed additional employee figures for MOTUC. We did do an exclusive carded version of the JLU Gray Ghost a few years back, but that was the last one from the Matty team for Mattel employees.
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 Draggin' Walker! Watch as He-Man and Man-At-Arms race to save the day...kind of!
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This is poll #7 of 7. Each poll will run a week and is open to the public. You do not need to be registered to He-Man.Org to vote. This poll ends Sunday, March 9th at 8:00pm PST / 11:00pm (23:00) EST.
This fan poll asks: If Masters of the Universe Classics were to end, would you be interested in a line aimed at children that told the "next chapter" in the MOTU and POP story in the form of He-Ro: Son of He-Man? Around the time of the vintage New Adventures of He-Man toyline and cartoon, there was a concept to continue the story with He-Ro: Son of He-Man. In this story, King Adam and Queen Teela adopted a son Dare who went on to harness the power of Grayskull and continue the fight against evil. It had new and old characters alike with an updated look and feel. Would you be interested in this type of toy and cartoon aimed at today's children?
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If Masters of the Universe Classics were to end, would you like to see a continuation of the vintage 80s MOTU line in the vintage scale and articulation? Vintage reissued and commemorative lines are fairly popular right now. If Classics ever came to an end, and due to the ever increasing cost of collectibles that makes increased size, articulation and paint more expensive, would you be interested in a continuation of the vintage MOTU line in the same 5" scale, color application and articulation, all packaged on the same vintage style blister card with mini-comics? This could include vintage versions of Classics characters we never had, new characters and/or the reissue of various vintage figures.
Yes, I'm interested in this: 49% No, I am not interested in this: 31% I'd have to learn more before I can say for certain: 18% I am indifferent to vintage styled collectibles: 2%
Toyguru has uploaded a video that promotes Club Etheria and answers a few fan questions about the POP subscription! He also shows off two upcoming figures: Extendar's "action feature" and Battle Lion's customization options!