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2009 SDCC Mattel Exclusives: MOTUC He-Ro

#1 User is offline   Doom Saber 

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:39 PM

HE-RO!!!!

http://toynewsi.com/...13&itemid=14293

Guess I have to save money for this fella.

l hope that Mattel's april fools joke is dat the monkey bein sold only at SDCC and not he-ro and the wonder twins.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

DAYUM! I'm floored at the beauty of that figure. Looks
like I will be making my first pilgrimage to the SDCC now.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

While I was a huge haman fan, I think I stopped years ago before He-Ro. Whats his story?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:09 PM

View PostStarscream49, on Apr 1 2009, 12:00 PM, said:

While I was a huge haman fan, I think I stopped years ago before He-Ro. Whats his story?


he-ro never came out but l think he was suppose some wizzard

in the purposed caartoon origin (not related to the action fig), he was she-ra's son?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

Pure amazing

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:45 PM

dotn really care about it but prob pick it up anyways.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:12 PM

View PostDoom Saber, on Apr 1 2009, 03:09 PM, said:

View PostStarscream49, on Apr 1 2009, 12:00 PM, said:

While I was a huge haman fan, I think I stopped years ago before He-Ro. Whats his story?


he-ro never came out but l think he was suppose some wizzard

in the purposed caartoon origin (not related to the action fig), he was she-ra's son?

He-ro was suppose to come out the same year as the Dinosaurs, but the line was canceled. The story was he was the"Most Powerful Wizard in the Universe" in Pre-Eternia while King Hiss ruled the planet. At the time they also had a proposed Keldor figure. If you do a search you should be able to see prototypes of both.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:37 PM

Awesome, hope I can snatch one up.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

He looks amazing. I cant wait. Hopefully they dont do another lame statue varinat paint skeem.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:50 PM

View PostMrBear, on Apr 1 2009, 01:12 PM, said:

View PostDoom Saber, on Apr 1 2009, 03:09 PM, said:

View PostStarscream49, on Apr 1 2009, 12:00 PM, said:

While I was a huge haman fan, I think I stopped years ago before He-Ro. Whats his story?


he-ro never came out but l think he was suppose some wizzard

in the purposed caartoon origin (not related to the action fig), he was she-ra's son?

He-ro was suppose to come out the same year as the Dinosaurs, but the line was canceled. The story was he was the"Most Powerful Wizard in the Universe" in Pre-Eternia while King Hiss ruled the planet. At the time they also had a proposed Keldor figure. If you do a search you should be able to see prototypes of both.


l know of he-ro but there wasn't much story about him. Other than him, they were a fig of some guy that looks like obi wan.

A cartoon called He-ro was also in the works before it was axed. Unrelated to the MOTU fig, the story of hero was that he is the adopted child of prince adam, though it would later be revealed that she-ra is his mother.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

I'm surprised that He-Ro looks so good, much cooler than I imagined. You can read up on Mattel's concept for He-Ro, along with the Powers of Grayskull over here at Grayskull Museum. Really a lot of great ideas which were later used by the writers of the 200X cartoon, only they substituted King Greyskull for He-Ro. It will be interesting to see how the bio on his card adapts the character since both he ang KG now co-exist in MOTUC. As far as I can tell, He-Ro was the adopted son of King Adam and Queen Teela only in Lou Scheimer's pitch for a new MOTU series. The Preternian character was a youthful ancester of the House of Randor who received the Power from a mystical cave and had all of He-Man's powers in addition to something called Natural Magic, where he could control trees and rivers similar to Beastman's power over animals. He was pals with the Elders, the source of He-Man's strength, and even had one for a mentor. Kinda cool, but the prototype was goofy looking, sporting vacuum metalized armor like Flying Fist He-Man. I was planning on skipping all the convention exclusives but I do have a soft spot for the He-Ro concept.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

There's a thread somewhere here where I predicted He-Ro as the SDCC exclusive. I'm glad my logic proves correct at least some of the time. :D

Anyway, this is one awesome-looking figure!

I notice He-Ro has the painted abs armor rather than the second armor piece like the Horsemen mentioned the other day. They said some figures with exposed stomachs would have a two-piece armor, like Hordak has, while others would have painted abs to match their armor if it was more fitting (which is what MOTUC He-Ro has).

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:37 PM

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There's a thread somewhere here where I predicted He-Ro as the SDCC exclusive. I'm glad my logic proves correct at least some of the time. :D

Anyway, this is one awesome-looking figure!


I'm glad as well, especially since He-Ro was a figure I've desired since seeing the prototype way back in the day. I wasn't
really planning on going to SDCC this year until after I knew what exclusives were being offered, this just sealed the deal.
This is at the top of my list to get.

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I notice He-Ro has the painted abs armor rather than the second armor piece like the Horsemen mentioned the other day. They said some figures with exposed stomachs would have a two-piece armor, like Hordak has, while others would have painted abs to match their armor if it was more fitting (which is what MOTUC He-Ro has).


I wonder whether they are going to alter Hordak and perhaps give him the same treatment before release, because I would prefer the painted abs rather than armor pieces.
Either way it doesn't matter cause I'll be getting both regardless. That cosmic looking power sword is also a great touch as well.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:26 PM

This is an easy pass for me. He Ro means nothing to me as a charcter.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:07 PM

Don't know too much about him but it's one sweet looking figure. Another chuck of change I give to Mattel. Broker than broke this summer.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:21 AM

I like the figure but I don't like the odds of me getting it!

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:07 AM

*sigh*...yet another cool MOTU toy I won't be getting. Why do I even torture myself by looking at every one of these new figures? Heh, they may as well ALL be exclusives considering how hard they are to find. I really don't wanna be that bitter fanboy, but damn...I'm really hating you right now you Mattel.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

Mattel just released this statement in regards to some of your questions about the SDCC exclusives.

Hey toy fans,

With the news of our SDCC figures spreading all over the web, thought I’d take a moment to clarify some questions fans had.

1: Yes, these are our SDCC figures. It was not an April Fool’s joke. (but we did get some of you huh?)

2: Yes, all of the action figure exclusives will be sold online after the show (ideally that Monday, but it is too far off right now to tell) on Mattycollector.com.

3: Yes there are a few other exclusives to reveal for the Hot Wheels brand. These will also be available online after the show on Hotwheelscollector.com. Look for more details soon.

4: Yes, Gleek is only available at the show. He is not in the package with the Twins but rather will be poly bagged as a “gift with purchase”. Why did we do this? Well simply, in years past we did not have online distribution through my awesome website Mattycollector.com. In years past the ONLY way to get any of the exclusives was at the show. Now that we have online sales, we wanted to find a way to still reward fans who come out to the show with an exclusive only at the show, and Gleek will only be a gift with purchase in San Diego. Will everyone be happy with this, maybe not, but at least the main items are online. In years past you couldn’t even get any of them without being at the show, now at least you can get the Twins online even if Gleek is not with them. This is why they are called show exclusives, because they are only at a show.

5: Yes, Hal’s head is removable and swappable. The reason Abin is nor in his animated uniform is to recreate Hal in two iconic uniforms, modern and vintage. Why does he not have his mask? Well because contractually we can not offer Hal this way. Period. But in the original story SOS Green Lantern he does not wear a mask and this set pays homage to that. And really, this was the best way for us to get Hal in the JLU line. It may not be what everyone wants, but we think it is darn cool.

6: He-Ro, like the other exclusives will be available online after the show. And you will learn why he has a star covered Power Sword in his bio…. Also, his package will be the same as a standard MOTUC figure, no electronics, so he can ship world wide.

7: We will have a brand new second booth this year to handle sales which will be run by our Toy Club, the same professional retailers who run our Mattel Toy Stores throughout the US. We will have limits (likely 3-5 per item) which we will announce well before the show as well as additional details. We will take cash and credit cards and we will ideally be selling on Preview Night (we are still working these details out with SDCC as they have lots of rules this year about when and how companies can sell exclusives). But we will be holding back product each day. So even if we sell out on Thursday, we will have more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make sure everyone gets a shot to buy. Traditionally the lines are much shorter on Saturday and Sunday, so don’t feel you HAVE to buy early on.

8: Yes we will have other product to sell including just a few He-Man, Beastman and Skeletors as well as a few other hard to find products and other current retail products. We won’t know what these are until closer to the show.

9: The AntiMonitor points will be redeemable at our main product booth. So if you just want your free AntiMonitor for 50 points and your raffle tickets for every 25 points (including the first 50) you don’t need to wait in the retail line. You will have the option of also buying an AntiMonitor (3 ¾” scale) for $10.00 at the retail booth if you don’t have points. You are limited to only one free figure however. Any additional points will get you additional raffle tickets for each 25 points you have. We will raffle off at least one hand made 30” AntiMonitor each day and you do not need to be present to win. We will post the winning ticket number. If the figure is not claimed by the following day’s auction it will be re-raffled off.

10: Is it possible to change anything now? (like offering Gleek in the Twins pack) All of the exclusives are far enough along in the process that we are going forward as is. Any changes now would mean the product will be delayed and not make the show.

Okay, I think that covers all the main points. Obviously we are very excited for this year’s show. It looks to be our biggest presence ever with tons of surprises in store. We’ll have more updates as we get closer to the show.

See you all in San Diego. I’ll be there to meet and greet in person!

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:21 PM

View Postazrael23, on Apr 1 2009, 05:37 PM, said:

I'm glad as well, especially since He-Ro was a figure I've desired since seeing the prototype way back in the day. I wasn't
really planning on going to SDCC this year until after I knew what exclusives were being offered, this just sealed the deal.
This is at the top of my list to get.

I wonder whether they are going to alter Hordak and perhaps give him the same treatment before release, because I would prefer the painted abs rather than armor pieces.
Either way it doesn't matter cause I'll be getting both regardless. That cosmic looking power sword is also a great touch as well.


That was why he was my pick for this year's SDCC exclusive. You and I and a lot of other people have wanted a He-Ro for a long, long time, and since he was mentioned on King Grayskull's bio, it only made sense to release him at SDCC.

I won't be attending the Con, but I'll be getting this figure one way or another. Hopefully I'll get it on MattyCollector, but I'll pay eBay prices for him. This figure is just too good to miss for us MOTU die-hards. Mattel is really directing this line at the fans with stuff like this.

The painted abs don't bother me, but Hordak's covered abs don't bother me, either. I think the painted abs look good on He-Ro because it matches his original prototype. Hordak could have gone either way for me.

And I didn't even notice the cosmic-looking Power Sword until you said something. I looked at the pictures a couple times but somehow never looked at what he was holding in his left hand. I guess since the original only had the staff, that's all I was looking to make sure he had here.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:30 PM

I wonder whether or not we will receive similar characters as exclusives, judging by their method I wouldn't
be surprised if Eldor, Goddess or Tytus were the next exclusives. Its like you said, many die-hard MOTU were
anticipating He-Ro, while many casual fans aren't as thrilled, so I can see this being another way to release
many lesser known characters associated with MOTU.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:42 PM

This guy is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im bummed that i live on the complete opposite side of the US so i cant go to the SDCC!!! im gonna have to call in sick from work so i can sit on the PC all day and hit F5 every 2 seconds like a did last year lol :)

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

View PostHissCommander, on Apr 2 2009, 09:42 PM, said:

This guy is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im bummed that i live on the complete opposite side of the US so i can go to the SDCC!!! im gonna have to call in sick to work so i can sit on the PC all day and hit F5 every 2 seconds like a did last year lol :)


I know what you mean! I would love going to the show but its on the opposite coast....

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

View Postazrael23, on Apr 2 2009, 05:30 PM, said:

I wonder whether or not we will receive similar characters as exclusives, judging by their method I wouldn't
be surprised if Eldor, Goddess or Tytus were the next exclusives. Its like you said, many die-hard MOTU were
anticipating He-Ro, while many casual fans aren't as thrilled, so I can see this being another way to release
many lesser known characters associated with MOTU.


I was mildly surprised at how many people didn't know or care about He-Ro or this figure.

I guess I'm not used to there being casual MOTU fans. I thought we were all fanatics. @peace@

But the fact some people don't care is a great reason to make him an exclusive. While I would have thought he'd be a good regular release some month, too, apparently that might not be true.

I agree about Eldor, the Goddess, and Tytus. I think the Green Goddess would be another great exclusive, perhaps at NYCC 2010. If they keep Eldor in the story (say, by mentioning him in He-Ro's bio), I think they'll need to release him, as well.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

View PostEric, on Apr 3 2009, 08:24 AM, said:

View Postazrael23, on Apr 2 2009, 05:30 PM, said:

I wonder whether or not we will receive similar characters as exclusives, judging by their method I wouldn't
be surprised if Eldor, Goddess or Tytus were the next exclusives. Its like you said, many die-hard MOTU were
anticipating He-Ro, while many casual fans aren't as thrilled, so I can see this being another way to release
many lesser known characters associated with MOTU.


I was mildly surprised at how many people didn't know or care about He-Ro or this figure.

I guess I'm not used to there being casual MOTU fans. I thought we were all fanatics. @peace@

But the fact some people don't care is a great reason to make him an exclusive. While I would have thought he'd be a good regular release some month, too, apparently that might not be true.

I agree about Eldor, the Goddess, and Tytus. I think the Green Goddess would be another great exclusive, perhaps at NYCC 2010. If they keep Eldor in the story (say, by mentioning him in He-Ro's bio), I think they'll need to release him, as well.


You could own every figure and have seen every cartoon and still not know who this guy is. Not all fans are active on the Org message boards. My guess is that the Green Sorceress is less obscure than He-Ro, but then again I have a pretty good memory when it comes to the mini-comics since I always thought they were cool.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:27 PM

I've known about He-Ro for years, but I didn't know who the Green Goddess (Sorceress) was until I posted on He-Man.org.

The Green Goddess is purely a He-Man.org phenomenon if you ask me. I've never understood her appeal, and I think you could probably trace it all back to one guy at the .Org. It became this fad that everyone said they liked no matter what. It was cool to like the Green Goddess, despite the fact she appeared in part of one mini-comic.

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