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2011 He-Man.org Official Figure Fan Choice! - Vote now for the Org entry to Mattel's fan poll!
December 5, 2011 3:08 pm by JVS3

A couple months ago, Mattel announced that they will be doing a poll where MOTUC Club Eternia subscribers will be able to vote on one figure slot in the 2013 year. This poll will be made up of 8 poll candidates.
1 option will be determined by our German fan friends via their online communities
6 options will be provided by Mattel
and the final slot will be voted on by you to help determine the He-Man.org entry!

Early on, Scott instructed us to look at the obscure niche characters and that's what everyone did. Even so, we expect the voting candidates to be subject to much criticism. A poll like this can't possibly satisfy what we all want to see in the line. One thing to keep in mind is all of us hope this line will continue for many years and that we'll get all of the obvious choices for figures as the line continues. So with that in mind, the goal on the Org was to focus on characters that might not have a chance in this line if they weren't voted on by fans.

For over a month, fans on the Org forums made numerous suggestions on possible candidates. There were more fantastic ideas than we had anticipated. We narrowed down the poll by a few factors:

  • First up was by hand count. Fans spoke up if they saw a suggestion they liked and then those posts were tabulated.
  • After that, we removed a few figures from the list based on some insider knowledge. Thanks to some anonymous friends at Mattel, we were told about some of the characters that are already serious contenders for MOTUC slots. That doesn't mean they will happen for certain, but it's quite possible they will.
  • Another limitation was how much sculpting/tooling would be required. Scott requested we stick with figures that didn't need more than approximately 50% new tooling. With the help of Emiliano Santalucia, renown MOTU expert, historian and current concept designer at Hasbro, we were able to deduce which figures had to be trimmed due to this restriction. 

Below you will find several lists:

  • The first list is the poll candidates. These will be the figures you all vote on for the He-Man.org character slot via the link directly below and at the bottom of this article.
  • Next is the list of characters who were removed since they are supposed candidates for figures in MOTUC already at Mattel
  • Then is the list for figures that were removed for tooling or other issues
  • Then finally is what we call the "Obvious List." These are characters that were mentioned but fans voluntarily didn't vote for as many of us feel they are not that obscure and are already obvious choices for figures and we feel they are going to arrive in figure form at some point. We hope so anyway!

Here are your candidates for the poll! Some of these were obvious choices to fans on the forum. Some came as a bit of a surprise. Some may make you say "What in the world...?" But all are fun. Click on the name to see an image of that character. Special thanks to Danielle Gelehrter who compiled info about each character and to Adam Tyner who put together the poll!


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You only get to vote ONCE! Once you've placed your vote, you won't be able to change your vote. So, please make your vote count. To vote, drag and arrange the poll options in the order you prefer from best to worst then submit your choices.
Click here to vote!
While we usuallly wait to reveal results of the poll, we want everyone to see the voting as it progresses since this is an official poll that might potentially affect an actual figure slot.
Voting ends midnight EST on December 14th, 2011 and results will be sent to Mattel the following day. Mattel has not yet revealed the plans for the subscriber poll that will follow.
Click here to check out the results thus far!
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The 2011 He-Man Fan Poll Candidates:


Crimson FurySeen in: UK "She-Ra" Comics/Magazine, issue 10, 1987. Story "The Crimson Fury Part 1" page 5. "The Crimson Fury Part 2" pages 1-6)

Description: The Crimson Fury is a masked desert hero and who travels Etheria’s Crimson Wastes along with his hawk companion, Talon.  He has caused the Horde a great deal of trouble and has a score to settle with the nefarious Count Sneer.  He teams up with She-Ra in this UK comic adventure.

DeloraSeen in: He-Man mini-comic "Siege of Avion, the Ladybird book “Wings of Doom,” He-Man Filmation episode “Reign of the Monster”

Description: Delora is depicted in the mini-comic “Siege of Avion” as Stratos’ human wife. In the Ladybird book, she is also depicted as Stratos’ wife.  However, in the Filmation He-Man episode “Reign of the Monster,” Delora is depicted as Stratos’ Avionian sister. Regardless, it is clear she is a heroic denizen of Avion with close ties to Stratos.  In the mini-comic, Skeletor sends the Ilkorts to kidnap Delora so that he can steal the Emerald Staff of Avion while the Heroic Warriors are distracted.

Demon, Green, Mask of Power - Seen in: He-Man mini-comic “Masks of Power”

Description: When Skeletor sends two orcs to retrieve the eldritch artifacts known as the Masks of Power, the diminutive creatures put the masks on and are transformed into fearsome demons.  One orc is transformed into a green lizard-like demon.  The other orc is turned into a red wolf-like demon.  The magic in the masks causes the demons to seek out the Sword of the Ancients.

Demon, Red, Mask of PowerSeen in: He-Man mini-comic “Masks of Power”

Description: When Skeletor sends two orcs to retrieve the eldritch artifacts known as the Masks of Power, the diminutive creatures put the masks on and are transformed into fearsome demons.  One orc is transformed into a green lizard-like demon.  The other orc is turned into a red wolf-like demon.  The magic in the masks causes the demons to seek out the Sword of the Ancients.

GarnSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode “A Tale of Two Cities” and the mini-comic "Slave City"

Description: Garn is a very strong gladiator who fights an amnesiac He-Man.  When a blow to the head restores He-Man’s memory, Garn joins with him to save the city of Targa from destruction.

Geldor - Seen in: He-Man mini-comic "The Secret Liquid of Life"

Description: Geldor was an enemy who tricked Torgul into revealing the location of the Secret Liquid of Life. He-Man and the heroic warriors were able to beat him to it and He-Man let the liquid fall to the ground rather than give it to Geldor. A giant tree sprout forth from the ground which brought about Geldor's demise by absorbing him.

General SunderSeen in: Filmation She-Ra episodes “An Unexpected Ally” and “The Return of the General”

Description: A General in the Horde, Sunder is described by Adora as “a strong, honorable man.”  He eventually comes to the realization that the Horde is unjust and agrees to assist She-Ra.  Later, we see that Sunder has left the Horde and lives a peaceful life. However, he agrees to assist the Rebellion when his family is kidnapped by the Horde.

HawkeSeen in: MYP He-Man episode "Sky War," the MVCreations He-Man comic Volume  3 Issue 7, and in Filmation He-Man cartoon season 2 episode 78 "Betrayal of Stratos"

Description: In the MYP cartoon and MVC comic, Hawke is Stratos’ beloved sister.  She is a brave Avionian.  In the Filmation series, Hawke is an Avionian who betrays her people and sabotages the city’s defenses so that Skeletor can obtain the Egg of Avion.  Later, she is repentant.

HuntaraSeen in: Filmation She-Ra episode “Huntara”

Description: A fierce and highly skilled warrior from the world of Silax, Huntara is summoned by Hordak and tricked into fighting She-Ra.  The clever Huntara is able to give She-Ra a run for her money, but is eventually defeated by the Princess of Power.  Huntara then realizes that Hordak tricked her and that She-Ra is, in fact, a force for good.

IleenaSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode”A Friend in Need”

Description: Ileena is a fun-loving blond girl with an addictive personality.  She and her father Zicran travel to Eternia to demonstrate a contraption called the Transmutator. However, the evil Jarvan has designs on the device.  He notes a weakness in the carefree Ileena and arranges for the girl to become dependent on a strange drug in order to facilitate his nefarious plans.

Illumina - Seen in: Advertisement in MVCreations He-Man comic  Volume3  Issue 2 

Description: Illumina is a blue-skinned female character who was planned for the MVCreations comic series. Illumina was the most requested figure on the forums.

JoshSeen in: She-Ra mini-comic "Across the Crystal Light Barrier" - pp. 1, 4, 13-14 

Description: Little is known about the young man known as Josh.  He is a member of the Great Rebellion and is friends with Adora/She-Ra, Bow, and Glimmer.

Kamo KhanSeen in: Top Toys, Argentina 

Description: Kamo Khan, or Kobra Khan Camuflado, is a 1980s variant of the Kobra Khan action figure.  He was released in Argentina by Top Toys and is different from the regular release of Kobra Khan in that he features a camouflage pattern on his body and has golden claws instead of hands.  Kamo Khan also has golden boots and comes with a mace instead of a gun.

King Hiss' slave girlSeen in: He-Man mini-comic "King of the Snake Men", page 8

Description: An unnamed human “slave girl” appears at the foot of King Hiss’ throne in this mini-comic’s flashback sequence.  Little is known of this scantily clad woman.

ScrollosSeen in: Many issues of the UK MOTU Comics/Magazines.  His face is seen in UK MOTU Adventure Magazine, Issue #17 - page 1

Description: Scrollos watches and knows all.  He is the great archivist of the universe and relays stories from Eternia’s past, present, and future.  These stories often include secret origin “files” on various Eternian individuals.  Scrollos wears a cape with a high collar and his face is often obscured by shadows.  In the UK MOTU comics he answered the fan mail and narrated the “Secret Files of Scrollos” segments.

SkelconsSeen in: Ladybird Books “Wings of Doom” pgs 5, 29

Description: Skelecons are creatures who serve as Skeletor’s slaves.  They have macabre, animal-like skull faces and horns.

StroboSeen in: US MOTU Magazine issue 16 - Feature Story II: "The Dark Power of Skeletor"

Description: With the power to project and reflect light from a circle upon his chest, Strobo is a Heroic Warrior who assists He-Man and Rio Blast in one notable battle with Skeletor.  In this adventure, Strobo is instrumental in helping He-Man destroy the Dark Star fragment.  By employing his light reflecting powers, Strobo ensures that Skeletor does not win the day.

Yellow WarriorSeen in: He-Man mini-comic "Skeletor's Dragon" pg. 9

Description: An unnamed man in a yellow tunic joins Man-At-Arms, Teela, and Fisto in a fruitless attempt to budge He-Man during a contest of tug-of-war.  Afterwards, he disappears from the story, never to be seen again. Nothing else is known about this mysterious man.

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Figures reported to already be under consideration by Mattel:

CalixSeen in: MYP He-Man episode: “The Power of Grayskull” 

Description:  Calix was a member of the Horde during the time of King Grayskull.  When this hulking stone-like being offers counsel to Hordak, he is quickly destroyed by the ruthless leader of the Evil Horde who “so hates bad news.” Fans have been asked for him since he appeared in this episode, so it's no surprise Mattel may already have him lined up.

Goat ManSeen in: MOTU Golden Book "Secret of The Dragons Egg" pgs 13, 14, 15

Description: Goat Man is an Evil Warrior who takes his orders from Beast Man.  His demonic horned visage is a fearsome sight to behold. He was shown on the slide at the Mattypalooza panel revealing Mattel now had rights to Filmation and various book characters. It makes sense to hear he's potentially moving forward as a figure.

Hordak (Filmation)Seen in: Filmation She-Ra series

Description: Hordak’s color scheme in the cartoon differed from the colors on his action figure.  Notably, his arms, legs and the “crest” on his head are blue in the cartoon. An obvious choice in the eyes of many fans. It's possible he would have been one of the final 2-pack releases before the DCUC vs MOTUC line was canceled.

SongsterSeen in: The Masters of the Universe “Power Tour”

Description: Songster is the great bard and minstrel of Eternia.  He relays epic stories through song and music.  He dresses in a very flamboyant manner and carries a hybrid ax/guitar. Word on the street is that he's planned and lined up for a future release. Love him or hate him, he was the second most requested character on the forums.

Wind Raider PilotSeen in: Art from 80s “Grayskull poster”

Description: A masked pilot is seen flying the Wind Raider in the painted art for one of the classic MOTU battle posters.  Nothing is known about this enigmatic individual. It has been rumored this figure was originally supposed to come with the Wind Raider.

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Figures bumped due to tooling restrictions or other reasons:

Admiral ScurvySeen in: Filmation She-Ra episode "Anchors Aloft Part 1 & 2" 

Description:  A “seafaring” Horde villain, Admiral Scurvy is the sworn enemy of Sea Hawk. His eye patch obscures a small laser cannon which is embedded in his eye socket.  He is evil through and through. It may require too much tooling to be in this poll.

Castle Grayskull robot armorSeen in: A standup from inside the original Castle Grayskull playset

Description: Many have wondered about the origins of the robot armor found within the walls of Castle Grayskull.  Perhaps one day its mysteries will be revealed. It would require too much tooling to be in this poll.

Crystoll  - Seen in:  Prototype of the He-Man (New Adventures) figure Karatti

Description: This crystalline warrior concept for the 1989 “He-Man” toyline was later redesigned as the character Karatti.  The original design is quite different from the final toy. It would require too much new tooling to be in this poll.

Demon of the Shakarran Crystal  - Seen in: MVCreations He-Man comic Volume 1 issue 4 - pages 15,16,17,18

Description: The “demon” trapped within the Shakarran Crystal is a force of pure evil.  The entity is capable of corrupting any who spend too much time with the crystal.  The being trapped in the crystal is part of Nordor’s (aka Horde Prime’s) essence.  When the foul entity eventually emerges, it takes on a misshapen semblance of He-Man’s appearance. It's more of a beast figure, and would require too much new tooling to be in this poll.

GranitaSeen in: Filmation She-Ra episodes “The Rock People” and “The Light of the Crystal,” and in the MOTU newspaper comic strips

Description: Granita is a heroic female member of the peaceful Rock People.  In the newspaper strips she is depicted as Stonedar’s daughter and Rokkon’s sister.  It is likely that she was planned as a figure for the MOTU line. It would require too much tooling to be in this poll.

HarameshSeen in: He-Man mini-comic "Siege Of Avion"

Description: Haramesh is a foul yellow demon with horns and large fangs.  Using the Emerald Staff of Avion, Skeletor commands the infernal creature to destroy Castle Grayskull. It's more of a beast figure, and would require too much new tooling to be in this poll.

Hunga the HarpySeen in: Filmation She-Ra episode “Reunions”/“Secret of the Sword” movie

Description: Hunga is the nightmarish harpy queen of Etheria’s Talon Mountains.  The winged creature once kidnapped Queen Angella but was later defeated by He-Man and She-Ra. It may require too much tooling to be in this poll.

KeclarSeen in:  UK Magazine and Adventure Magazine/Comics, several issues including the Twins of Power Special pages 3, 4, 5

Description: Keclar was the leader of the Elders of Eternia.  He was a powerful mage with a distinctively tall hat and a flowing white beard. It would require too much tooling to be in this poll.

Might BiteSeen in: Concept MVCreations comic character

Description: This Evil Horde shark man was illustrated by Emiliano Santalucia and has appeared on He-Man.Org.  His vicious jaws await unwilling prey. Despite being the third most requested character on the forums, this was a concept character that didn't make his way into the MVCreations comic in time.

Red KnightSeen in: Filmation She-Ra cartoon episode "The Red Knight"

Description: No one knows the identity of the heroic Red Knight.  When the Evil Horde attacks the Rebels as they make their way to the Rebel Fair, the Red Knight arrives on horseback to help the heroes.  The Red Knight asserts that his identity will remain a mystery until Etheria is free. It may require too much tooling to be in this poll.

SleetahSeen in:  Advertisement in MVCreations He-Man comic  Volume 3  Issue 2

Description: Sleetah the snowcat is Illumina’s massive, white-furred feline companion and mount. Little is known about this magnificent animal. She would be a beast based on the Battle Cat and Panthor tooling.

Zodac (200x alien design)Seen in: Original Four Horsemen concept for the 200X Zodac

Description: The Four Horsemen originally designed the 200X Zodac as a lanky, long-limbed extraterrestrial.  This design is a radical departure from both the vintage Zodac and the final 200X Zodak. It would require too much tooling to be in this poll.

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The Obvious List:

BatrosSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode: "The Great Books Mystery" 

Description:  Batros is an intelligent bat-like villain from the dark hemisphere of Eternia. When the books on Eternia vanish, Batros is revealed as the culprit.  The clever scoundrel knows that knowledge is the most valuable power of all. Batros is a figure many fans have wanted as a figure for years.

CritaSeen in: Many episodes of The New Adventures of He-Man

Description: Crita is the only female Mutant in Flogg’s villainous ranks, and is the most human-looking member of that motley crew.  The devious Crita enjoys a flirtatious relationship with Skeletor, who encourages the villainess to become the official Mutant consultant to the Gleanons on the planet Nekron. Female villains in figure form are rare and Crita would be a welcome addition.

EldorSeen in: 1987 Mattel catalog, prototype MOTU: Powers of Grayskull figure

Description:  A prototype figure and cardback were created for Eldor in the 80s, but he was never released as a toy.  Eldor was a wise sage and mentor to the legendary He-Ro.  His white beard and elderly appearance belie the fact that he was a powerful heroic force in Preternia.  He was the guardian of the Book of Living Spells. We're surprised he hasn't been released already as a figure.

Fang-Man - Seen in: Filmation He-Man episode "The Time Corridor"

Description: Fang-Man is a reptilian, blue-scaled Evil Warrior who serves Skeletor.  He possesses the power to control Dragosaurs and is quite the fiend.  Fang Man accompanies Skeletor on a vile mission into the past. Fang-Man is one of the top He-Man Filmation characters requested by fans to receive the figure treatment.

IcerSeen in: Filmation He-Man cartoon season 2 episode 11, "The Ice Age Cometh"

Description: Icer is an Evil Warrior in service to Skeletor.  The chilling villain possesses cold-based powers.  For example, he can turn himself into water and can encase enemies in ice.  Icer assists Skeletor in his plan to infiltrate the Eternian Weather Station. He is a figure many fans have wanted as a figure for years.

ImpSeen in: Many episodes of the Filmation She-Ra cartoon

Description:   Imp is the wise-cracking, mischievous sidekick to Hordak.  The rancid little troublemaker is dear to Hordak and, unlike all the other members of the Horde, Imp is somehow exempt from his master’s fits of anger. Given his size, we wouldn't be surprised if he's included as an accessory somewhere down the line.

Lizard ManSeen in: Filmation He-Man episodes "She-Demon of Phantos" and "Song of Celice"

Description: Lizard Man is a reptilian Heroic Warrior.  He is very quick and agile.  Lizard Man journeys to Phantos with He-Man, Teela, Stratos, Battle Cat, and Man-At-Arms. There, he assists in the battle against the possessed Queen Elmora.  He also accompanies He-Man and other Heroic Warriors in their mission to stop Yog. He was shown on the slide at the Mattypalooza panel revealing Mattel now had rights to Filmation and various book characters. It makes sense that he's potentially moving forward as a figure.

Lord MasqueSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode “House of Shokoti part I”

Description: Masque is a mysterious villain who serves the ancient witch Shokoti.  When Prince Adam and his comrades set out to find the Fortress in the Sands, Masque attempts to delay them.  He-Man finally confronts Masque and, with Orko’s help, destroys the villain’s mask which causes Masque to dissolve into nothingness.

Madam Razz & BroomSeen in: Many Filmation She-Ra episodes

Description: Madame Razz is a very kind-hearted old witch, and she is also a member of the Great Rebellion.  She is one of the few who know that Adora and She-Ra are one and the same.  Despite her addle-brained behavior, Madame Razz possesses great power and wisdom.  She is rarely seen without her sarcastic companion, Broom.

MaraSeen in: Many episodes of the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon series and had an unreleased prototype He-Man (New Adventures) figure.

Description: Mara is the heroic assistant of Master Sebrian.  She later becomes the leader of the Galactimytes.  She comes quite close to figuring out that He-Man and Prince Adam are the same person.  Mara has two distinct looks in the cartoon.  She starts out with simple robes, and is later depicted with a look more in line with her unreleased prototype action figure.

PrahvusSeen in: MYP He-Man cartoon episode “Out of the Past”

Description: A warlord who wreaked havoc on Eternia after the rise of the Mystic Wall, Prahvus was a fearsome figure in Eternia’s history.  When he attempted to attack the village of Pelleezeea, he was defeated by a young Sorceress.  Later, Prahvus joined other warlords and terrorized Eternian lands during The Great Unrest.

ScorpiaSeen in: Many episodes of the Filmation She-Ra cartoon

Description: One of the more popular Filmation Horde villains, Scorpia speaks in rough tones and behaves in rough ways.  While she possesses the face and body of a human woman, she has red scorpion pincers instead of hands.  She also has a tail which can deliver a terrible sting to her victims.  Scorpia is a deadly foe.

Sea HawkSeen in: Several Filmation She-Ra cartoon episodes

Description: Sea Hawk is a pirate who aids the Horde by delivering supplies in exchange for money.  Despite this, he is a good man.  Adora shows Sea Hawk the error of his ways and convinces him to join the Rebellion.  There is much romantic chemistry between Sea Hawk and Adora. He was shown on the slide at the Mattypalooza panel revealing Mattel now had rights to Filmation and various book characters. It makes sense that he's potentially moving forward as a figure.

ShokotiSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode “House of Shokoti Part II”

Description: Shokoti is an ancient and evil sorceress from Eternia’s past.  Her spirit is awakened by young Stanlan when he enters her temple.  Unspeakable horrors await He-Man as he, Battle Cat, and Ram Man attempt to rescue the boy from Shokoti’s clutches. She was shown on the slide at the Mattypalooza panel revealing Mattel now had rights to Filmation and various book characters. It makes sense that she's potentially moving forward as a figure.

Strong ArmSeen in: Filmation He-Man episode “She-Demon of Phantos” 

Description: Strongarm is an Evil Warrior in service to Skeletor.  He wears a hideous spiked metal mask and is possessed of a powerful cybernetic arm.  Strongarm appears to be a capable and powerful villain.  He accompanies Skeletor and Mer-Man to Phantos when the Lord of Destruction attempts to take control of the planet’s Photanium supply. Strong Arm is one of the top He-Man Filmation characters requested by fans to receive the figure treatment.


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You only get to vote ONCE! Once you've placed your vote, you won't be able to change your vote. So, please make your vote count. To vote, drag and arrange the poll options in the order you prefer from best to worst then submit your choices.
Click here to vote!
While we usuallly wait to reveal results of the poll, we want everyone to see the voting as it progresses since this is an official poll that might potentially affect an actual figure slot.
Voting ends midnight EST on December 14th, 2011 and results will be sent to Mattel the following day. Mattel has not yet revealed the plans for the subscriber poll that will follow.
Click here to check out the results thus far!
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