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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Hot diggity! Glad the new site is up, and can't wait to see what else you have in store.
    Thank you Val!!

    I'm just going through and fixing up some outdated links, and then I'll finally start posting some new articles!

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    A look at Mark Taylor's latest Sketches portfolio:

    http://battleramblog.com/t-mark-taylor-sketches-1/

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    Ninjor – Evil Ninja Warrior (1987)

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    Saurod:

    http://battleramblog.com/saurod-evil...-reptile-1987/

    Rio Blast:

    http://battleramblog.com/rio-blast-h...nslinger-1986/

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    Keep up the great work!

    Hey will you use any of the 2005 Roger Sweet answers to fans in your toy-origin articles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Keep up the great work!

    Hey will you use any of the 2005 Roger Sweet answers to fans in your toy-origin articles?
    Yes indeed, although I think that information needs to be read with a critical eye. I think there's some useful information there though

    Speaking of toy origin articles, here is King Hiss, co-written by you:

    http://battleramblog.com/king-hiss-d...nake-men-1986/

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    My heart literally jumped when I saw you finally did Roboto! He’s my favorite! So excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun Flaherty View Post
    My heart literally jumped when I saw you finally did Roboto! He’s my favorite! So excited!
    Thanks Shaun! With Roboto done I've now covered all of the vintage figures from 1982-1985. This is all that's left now:

    Figures:

    1986
    Snout Spout
    Extendar
    Horde Trooper
    Dragstor
    Flying Fists He-Man
    Terror Claws Skeletor
    Hurricane Hordak

    1987
    Snake Face
    Blast Attak
    Blade
    Gwildor
    Buzz Saw Hordak
    Rotar
    Twistoid


    1988
    Tytus
    Megator

    Playsets:
    Eternia

    Vehicles/Beasts:
    Spydor
    Bashasaurus
    Laser Bolt
    Blasterhawk
    Mantisaur
    Monstroid
    Turbodactyl
    Bionatops
    Beam Blaster & Artilleray



    Accessories:
    Weapon Pak
    Megalaser
    Stilt Stalkers
    Jet Sled
    Tower Tools
    Scubattack
    Cliff Climber

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    Great review, I can't wait to have this He-Ro figure in hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    Great review, I can't wait to have this He-Ro figure in hands
    Thank you, glad you liked it! I think you'll be pleased with the figure as well

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    A look at ELDOR!

    http://battleramblog.com/eldor-heroi...lls-1987-2019/

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    Wow, this is great stuff! Amazing research--thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrowe View Post
    Wow, this is great stuff! Amazing research--thanks for sharing!
    Thanks very much!

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    5.5" Super7 Filmation style He-Man:

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    Optikk:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Thanks! This is my blog. I've got features so far on the following

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    http://battleramblog.com/

    As I posted on your blog, "Wonderful and amazing to see the incredibly talented work that went into developing and creating this enduring villainous character. Sincere kudos."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    As I posted on your blog, "Wonderful and amazing to see the incredibly talented work that went into developing and creating this enduring villainous character. Sincere kudos."
    Thank you so much, I appreciate the comment!

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    And I'm sure all orgers appreciate your blog. Comprehensive, informative and well writ.

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    Thank you so much, I appreciate the comment!

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    Just saw the link to the Optikk article on the News page. It is great to see an update on NA. Always loved the toys and few years back seen the cartoon (apologies for doing it so late). I wonder if they ever re-release it on DVD. Also great in your article are the pics from the old German magazines with the NA toys set in the modeled surroundings. I remember these magazines!

    Personally I am giving the NA toys and cartoon quite high ranking (actually higher ranking than Filmation cartoon - which I also just seen few years back). I pity that the 200X cartoon did not continue long enough to include NA in the story. With Jack Olesker as episode writer (of course).

    Coming from Europe's 'Eastern Block' my introduction to the MOTU world was quite different than many of the other .org members. At least from I read on the website. Only limited information about MOTU passed thorugh the iron curtain. As a kid I didn't know that Filmation cartoon existed so my MOTU background comes from a weird mix of Alcala minicomics (He-Man and the Power Sword, Masks of Power, Siege of Avion), Bruce Timm minicomics (Snake Attack, Revenge of the Snakemen, Grizzlor - the legend comes alive) and He-Man: New Adventures! As a kid I always went with my imagination - there were no A-list, B-list ... etc. characters. The only problem was that the NA toys didn't match with vintage MOTU. Nocturna is still one of my favorites. NA had some of the best characters/vehicles/playsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    And I'm sure all orgers appreciate your blog. Comprehensive, informative and well writ.
    That means a lot coming from a professional writer, and one who worked on the New Adventures series no less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabretooth View Post
    Just saw the link to the Optikk article on the News page. It is great to see an update on NA. Always loved the toys and few years back seen the cartoon (apologies for doing it so late). I wonder if they ever re-release it on DVD. Also great in your article are the pics from the old German magazines with the NA toys set in the modeled surroundings. I remember these magazines!

    Personally I am giving the NA toys and cartoon quite high ranking (actually higher ranking than Filmation cartoon - which I also just seen few years back). I pity that the 200X cartoon did not continue long enough to include NA in the story. With Jack Olesker as episode writer (of course).

    Coming from Europe's 'Eastern Block' my introduction to the MOTU world was quite different than many of the other .org members. At least from I read on the website. Only limited information about MOTU passed thorugh the iron curtain. As a kid I didn't know that Filmation cartoon existed so my MOTU background comes from a weird mix of Alcala minicomics (He-Man and the Power Sword, Masks of Power, Siege of Avion), Bruce Timm minicomics (Snake Attack, Revenge of the Snakemen, Grizzlor - the legend comes alive) and He-Man: New Adventures! As a kid I always went with my imagination - there were no A-list, B-list ... etc. characters. The only problem was that the NA toys didn't match with vintage MOTU. Nocturna is still one of my favorites. NA had some of the best characters/vehicles/playsets.
    Thanks very much, and thanks for sharing your memories

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    New interview!

    Bob Nall: Heroic Master of Toy Packaging


    https://battleramblog.com/bob-nall-h...toy-packaging/

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    Funny to know that William George did the first cross cel arts.

    Great Job

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    Funny to know that William George did the first cross cel arts.
    We learned this in my 2015 interview with Bob as well.

    But Adam here did a remarkable extended addition and as some time has passed, new things have come to light after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    Funny to know that William George did the first cross cel arts.

    Great Job
    Thank you!

    As Jukka said, Bob mentioned that in the interview he did back in 2015. I had heard from somewhere that it was possible someone else did the first eight, however, which is why I wanted to confirm if it was William George on those or not.

    Interesting that they approached Frazetta about doing the box art!

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    I think I also read the 2015 interview a long time ago, my memory becomes not good visibly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    We learned this in my 2015 interview with Bob as well.

    But Adam here did a remarkable extended addition and as some time has passed, new things have come to light after.
    I just read your interview from 2015 again. Now i remember that Bob Nall mentioned William George for the cross-sell paintings but he said (in 2015): "... I think Bill George did the illustrations" and now (in 2019) he said "Yes – Bill George did these cross sell illustrations ..."!

    That's a little difference and that's why i didn't pay much attention to this answer about the cross-sell paintings (because it was still speculation). But now i think it's safe that he does the paintings back then. Because Bob Nall also mentioned that they tried to get William George as often as possible. And he was there back then.

    But i like both interviews. It's always good to have things twice

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