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  • Birthday 03/13/1977

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  1. Unless Mattel learns from the current Gleek the Wonder-Monkey scandal, he'll probably be an exclusive. I imagine that the Horsemen would create something half-way between Classic Filmation Orko (who luckily got a figure in the '80s like Falcon Sorceress) and 200X, which would make a lot of people happy. The 200X Orko works pretty well, for me at least, with the MOTU Classics, except he's still a little too big. BTW Orko had a medallion back in the Filmation cartoon, too. He lost it rescuing Adam and Cringer.
  2. Considering that He-Man was a hybrid of so many different comic book and fantasy genres, each with their own rules and conventions, I'm not sure that there's a shark that he can't jump. The whole Adam/ He-Man thing goes back to Superman, a classic comic book convention. Superman found an ingenious way to hide in plain sight as Clark Kent, relying on the way that we all sterotype the people around us. Once Clark was dismissed as a wimp he became essentially invisible. However, there were subtle differences in the classic cartoon to tell Adam and He-Man apart, much more so than their action figures.
  3. I don't think that MOTU suffers nearly as much over the no-Filmation rule as She-Ra. He-Man and Skeletor actually looked better outside of the cartoon (more Conan-like and badass), whereas the opposite may have been true for the Princess of Power dolls.
  4. I'd be tempted to make Zodac a villain, just like the package art and promotional poster!
  5. I had the first mini-comic as a kid, since I got into MOTU before the cartoon premiered, and I've even had the opportunity to read it in both English and German. I think the connection between the Sorceress and Grayskull were implied even then, since both she and the combined Power Sword glowed green like the castle. I learned about He-Ro from a message board somewhere, possibly the 'Org.
  6. Is MAA going to have a reddish brown 'stache this time like the Filmation cartoon or black like the 2002 figure?
  7. 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.
  8. Everybody should just sign up with Facebook. You don't need to 'friend' or 'poke' anybody that you don't want to. There is a lot of stuff over their that you can subscribe to and see daily updates right on your page. It's also a great way to send an email to your grandmother and keep track of birthdays. It's not trendy or cool and there is no principle real or imagined that you could violate for using the free service. Mattycollector udpates on FB because, for some reason, it's easier for them than putting news on their own website. You can post on their page without having to go through administrators or the biases of a message board.
  9. Sometimes the changes are improvements. I haven't had a figure with loose joints since Beastman and Toyguru says that the reissue He-Man coming this fall will have less red around the eyes and corrected shoulders. I say buy a Mer-Man on the 15th. If you don't like him or think that he's worth $30, you can return, trade or sell him on Ebay. Your only investment then will be time. Really, it's a personal decision and no picture or review online can substitute for seeing these things in person.
  10. 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.
  11. I'd take He-Man in Space before I'd go for the only variant who didn't have a power sword...
  12. Can one actually beat a dead horse back to life... and kill it again? Just asking.
  13. I'm glad to read something like this-- it feeds my hope of getting a digitally re-mastered G.I.Joe the Movie sometime soon. It's a shame that we couldn't get the Movie in one of the DVD Battle Packs.
  14. Yes, they have. Right after Faker sold out, Mattycollector posted this apologetic response for all the fans: MOTUC fans, Well, even through we lowered the limit of Faker to 4 per person (the same limit as at NYCC) we still sold out of the Evil Robot of Skeletor in record time. While we are pleased he sold out so quick, we do share fan's pain that he was only available for a few hours. To help with this, we have increased production of all figures going forward. Mer-Man may wind up coming in as two seperarte shipments (meaning even if we sell out on Day 1, we will get a second shipment in a few days later). And going forward we are increasing production across the board for all future MOTUC figures. We will also look at brining back some of the early figures again once we judge sales on the reissues of He-Man and Skeletor this fall. We do want to keep working with our fans to make this line the best it can be. We regret if fan's missed out on the chance to own a Faker, but remember, we do announce the on sale dates three months in advance. All figures go on sale at 12:00 noon on the 15th of the month (unless the 15th is a weekend, in which case it is the next Monday non holiday). So if you want him, you'll know when to log on to buy. Keep the feedback coming and we will do our best to continue shapping the line for fan's first! Matty Toyguru previously posted over at the 'Org that He-Man's re-issue will have corrected shoulders and less red around the eyes. I actually like how my He-Man was painted but I know that it was a problem for others.
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