He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is getting a six-issue mini-series from DC Comics starting in July, and the story, and creators might surprise you.
There have been some really weird crossover comics, until I wandered down the toy aisle and saw the Superman vs. He-Man action figure two pack, I completely forgot that the two actually met in a DC crossover event in 1982. Back then, Superman was able to bring He-Man down with a well placed punch, but both characters have gone through an evolution since then. So… FIGHT!
I really love the life size and larger than life sized statues that the booths utilize during their major shows. Here is Mattel’s Prince Adam ready for today’s attendees to stand around shouting “I have the POWER!” Like I’m sure he’s never heard that one before… I wonder what these companies do with the statues after the convention season is over? via Mattel
Mattel has announced it will release Skeletor’s mistress of magic in April. Evil-Lyn comes complete with staff, wand (with removbale swapable headpiece), Skreeech, bird armor and bird perch! The figure will only be available at the Matty Collector website.Â I remember when Masters of the Universe toys were first released, and I watched the cartoon series whenever I could, but I do not remember half of the characters Mattel is pushing out. I guess memory loss comes with getting older. via Matty Collector
Those who really want to be completists when it comes to their action figure line, will want to pick up the Adora figure when it becomes availabe in January 2010.Â Mattel posted several images of the figure over on the Mattycollector Facebook page.
Mattel is showing off the battle damaged He-Man variant, that allows players to change the chest plate to reflect any damage the protector of Eternia may suffer. This toy does not feature a spinning tumble, but does include all three chest plates â€“ standard, one smash, and my personal favorite, two smashes! He also comes with his heroic Battle Axe just like in the famous painting of Battle Armor He-Man on top of Battle Cat. (anyone have the art book?) Battle Armor He-Man goes on sale January 15, only at the MattCollector.com website.
It’s bad enough H’wood is actually making View-Master the movie, now Mattel’s most famous toy, Barbie is getting a feature, too.Â Universal Pictures won the rights to the live action treatment, with Laurence Mark, of Jerry Maguire fame, producing the flick. Meanwhile, on Eternia… He-Man got some sad news a couple of weeks ago, when Warner Bros. and Mattel parted ways, but the big galoot has stumbled his way into a new home at Columbia.Â Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which side of the paycheck your are sitting on, all of the previously prepared content has been scrapped.Â This means
Those who were hoping for a better retelling of Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise in film form are going to have to wait a little longer now that Warner Bros. and Mattel have called it quits in regards to the character. Mattel and WB didn’t see eye to eye over the direction of the project and made a mutual decision to let the option lapse this month. Story revolves around He-Man, a prince who becomes a warrior battling the evil Skeletor for control of his magical homeland. Mattel will more than likely shop the property around,
Mattel has announced the sold out Mer-Man figures, part of the new Masters of the Universe collection, will be back in stock on April 29th, beginning at 12:00 PM Eastern.Â The first run of the figures sold out, so fans who are building up their new action figure collection will want to cue up early. If this second shipment also sells out fast, we will look at increasing orders again until we can get the numbers just right for MOTU figures. It is a learning process, and we appreciate fan’s understanding as we move forward with each sale getting closer
Variety is reporting that John Stevenson (Kung-Fu Panda) will take on the directorial duties for the new He-Man movie produced by Joel Silver.Â No word on a release date as the script gets polished, but it is clear Mattel wants this to be a successful motion picture to boost toy sales. via Variety
Hollywood Reporter has an interesting article up today that states Joel Silver and Warner Bros. Pictures are working on a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie. Justin Marks has been hired to write the movie that will simply be called Masters of the Universe. The new take on “Masters” skews more toward gritty fantasy and reimagines [Prince] Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon a magical world called Eternia. There, a being called Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating all traces of magic. Hey, as long