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Post by NiteOwl on Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:46 am

First up we are getting King Greyskull....



these are the later pics of King Greyskull




The following is from toynewsi...

Scott Knightlich, a production manager with Mattel, lead the He-Man panel at the New York Comic Con today. The presentation served a two-fold purpose. First was to showcase the upcoming release of the DVD for volume three of the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon that was shown on Cartoon Network.

The first volume of the series is currently available. Volume two is set to be released in May of this year. The third volume featuring the final episodes of the series is due in July, 2008.

Mattel has had discussions about finishing the main story line of that series in some other format, such as a DVD release or perhaps a comic book. The collector fan base of that series is large and loyal, but the cartoon never really found a broad juvenile market so Mattel was not able to continue it.

The upcoming live action He-Man movie is still in the script development stage so there is no announcement about that.

The new MOTU toy line that was announced at SDCC last year will be independent of the movie and any possible new cartoon. The line is called Masters of the Universe Classics. The first wave will be released in the Fall of 2008. No specifics were mentioned as to the character assortment of that first wave. It would be hard to imagine a He-Man line without He-Man, though.

Before that line actually hits retail, there will be a figure available as an exclusive for the San Diego Comic Con this summer. That figure is . . King Grayskull. There will also be a variant of Grayskull as a statue, the form Prince Adam first saw him in.

The entire He-Man universe is open to character selection with a few exceptions. The only figures Mattel can't produce are any that were original and exclusive to the Filmation cartoon. As long as a Filmation created character was also used in some other medium, Mattel has the rights to make a new figure from it. Let Orko fans rejoice.

This new line is aimed at collectors, though it will have wide distribution. There are no action features. There are no plans at this point for vehicles or playsets. Those would depend on fan response. Since there is no movie or TV show support to draw attention to the line, it will be completely fan driven. Where it goes depends on retail sales.

For those who enjoyed the old mini-comics that came with the original figures, Mattel is considering releasing those in trade paperback form.

The new figures are designed by the Four Horsemen and are in scale with the other line they are designing for Mattel, DC Universe Classics.


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Post by YJ on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:58 am

Wow the hair looks crappy. I thought i'd read somewhere that the 4 horsemen were done with MOTU, i guess not. What exactly is the scale for these? Are they neca staction compatible??

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Post by NiteOwl on Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:23 am

bump new pics from toynewsi

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Post by Dabigfella on Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:26 am

YJ wrote:Wow the hair looks crappy. I thought i'd read somewhere that the 4 horsemen were done with MOTU, i guess not. What exactly is the scale for these? Are they neca staction compatible??

NiteOwl wrote:The new figures are designed by the Four Horsemen and are in scale with the other line they are designing for Mattel, DC Universe Classics.

Man look forward to seeing which direction this line goes in!!!!!!

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Post by ragericho on Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:58 am

dam..more good figures that wont make it to australia because its from mattel.

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Post by FIELDY on Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:24 am

Im gonna be all over that Con exclusive, finally some new direction for MOTU - if there are others here that are after He-man DVD's, figs etc I highly suggest hooking up friends at Heman.org.

I just copped Snake Armour Heman and another Snake Teela and Shera for $55USD shipped. They know how hard it is to get stuff there let a lone here and are keen to help others out.

Definately getting the King G bad boy.

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Post by NiteOwl on Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:05 am

Further updates.. courtesy from He-man.org

Looks like NYCC is a great start to more news that will follow at SDCC 2008 this July!

See what other fans have to say!

Greg (Sword-of-Grayskull) has been at the NYCC taking notes for all of us who can't be there.
Here's a quick recap of the details revealed during a slideshow at the panel:

The line will be a 6" Masters of the Universe collector's line
The line will be super-poseable, using high-end articulation
It will be comparable to the DC Universe line that is currently being produced by Mattel and sculpted by the 4H
Mattel stated this line is definitely going to be for the collectors, and not for children
They will be shipped in even case ratios. Mattel said "You are not going to see six Skeletors and one Beastman"
The first figure in the line will be King Grayskull, who will be a SDCC Exclusive.
King Grayskull will have a chase variant that is colored to look like the statue of King Grayskull seen by Adam from the MYP Power of Grayskull episode
This collector's line will contain "the entire pantheon of MOTU characters", which will include characters from the classic MOTU toy line, the New Adventures of He-Man, MYP cartoon characters, characters from the mini-comics (a photo of the Green Goddess was flashed), characters from the unproduced Powers of Grayskull line (a photo of He-Ro was flashed), and POP characters (a screengrab of Force Captain Adora from SOTS was flashed)
Next the fan Q&A began.

1. Mattel was asked about their plans for retail distribution.
They said they were not ready to reveal that yet, but it will be revealed at SDCC, and "it will have better distribution than any Mattel toy line before."

2. They were asked about the asterisk symbol on King Grayskull; if a cross variation would be produced.
Cornboy said "You'll just have to wait and see" and Scott Neitlich from Mattel added "The whole idea is to make you guys happy. This is for the fans."

3. They were asked about the possibility of a Titus or Megator giant figure.
Scott said "It's definitely being though about. It depends on the success of the first two waves."

4. They were then asked if there might be a Queen Marlena.
Scott replied stating that since she appeared in a mini-comic before she appeared in Filmation, that they have the rights to produce her.

5. They were asked about playsets, vehicles and creatures.
Scott remarked, much like with Titus and Megator that "It depends on the success of the first two waves."

6. Mattel was asked about the status of a movie line of toys.
They said they are not ready to comment on that yet, but that "this line will be separate from the movie."

7. A fan asked about a Keldor figure.
Mattel said that it was definitely a possibility.

8. They were asked if these collector figures would have action-features.
Scott said "There will be not action-features, but there may be snap-on parts to indicate the original action features."
He then used Mekaneck as an example, talking about having a replacement head with a long extended neck.
Eric Treadaway then said they wanted to get the feel of having a big action-figure in your hands. Specifically, "The chunky feel of the old toy line."

9. The dastardly Unemployed Skeletor asked if he would once again have a job.
Scott said that "Yes, you will have a job again."
10. US then asked if he would be in the first wave of figures.
Scott replied that he would be in the first couple of waves.

11. The last question was if Mattel could collect the original mini-comics as a trade paperback.
Mattel said it was something they just talked about, and something they would like to do, but have no plans for at this time.

At 4:30pm, Greg had a private Q&A with Scott Neitlich, asking a number of questions from fans here at He-Man.org.

12. Greg asked about the comparison to the DC Universe line, and if we might count on a Collect'N'Connect approach (build a figure).
Scott said it's "definitely an option" and that it depends on the success of the first few waves.
Scott went on to say that "If you support it, the sky's the limit."

13. Greg asked for verification on She-Ra, as that came as a surprise.
Scott said the line will definitely have POP characters.
We're unsure at this time if Mattel meant they will just be based on POP toys, or include Filmation characters. We'll clarify at a later date.

14. Greg then asked if the color schemes for the toys would be based on the classic toys, or versions that appeared in the mini-comics.
Scott said that "different color schemes can be variants or chase variants."

15. Greg asked about distribution outside of the USA.
Scott said that he couldn't comment until SDCC.

16. Greg also asked if Teela would come with her snake armor like the toy.
Scott replied saying "She will definitely come with the classic snake armor, and it will be removable."

17. Greg inquired about plans for the MOTU Collector's Club.
Scott said it's "definitely on the table" and that it was "something that will be talked about at SDCC."

18. Greg wanted to know if the line would be sold at Mattel outlet stores.
Scott noted that he couldn't comment on any distribution until SDCC.

19. Greg asked for clarification on classic characters; could they also do classic Filmaton characters such as Lizard Man?
Scott said they could not do Lizard Man. Mattel does not have the rights to do any Filmation characters that were not classic toys as well, or unless they appeared in the mini-comics before the Filmation cartoon series.

20. Greg then asked about a video game tie-in.
Scott said it was something Mattel was interested in.

21. Greg was curious if Emiliano Santalucia or Val Staples would be used as consultants.
Scott replied that "While Val and Emiliano aren't involved in an official capacity, we are getting a lot of fan input and we are reading the message boards."

22. Greg then wanted to know why Savage He-Man was on display. Did they have any answers on the mystery of this figure?
Scott said that the figure was a potential for a deco variant later on in the line.
How Savage He-Man's was originally offered still remains a mystery.

23. Greg closed things up by asking about the status of the mini-statue line.
Scott replied that it would be phased out and replaced by the MOTU Collector's line.

Greg went by the booth and made some visual observations of the King Grayskull figure and its packaging:

His shield snaps on, and has two sets of prongs to clip to the forearm.
It comes with a classic style axe and powersword.
The case is made of plastic. When assembled it forms Castle Grayskull, that comes with a lowering jawbridge with an interior space to place the figure.

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Post by DroothR on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:14 pm

king

This information doth please me.

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Post by ragericho on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:14 am

DroothR wrote:king

This information doth please me.

what the ?

Good news anyway already cant wait for them.

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Post by YJ on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:50 pm

NiteOwl wrote:Further updates.. courtesy from He-man.org
The line will be a 6" Masters of the Universe collector's line

thankyou for answering the question as well as the other info.

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Post by Dabigfella on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:57 pm

YJ wrote:Wow the hair looks crappy. I thought i'd read somewhere that the 4 horsemen were done with MOTU, i guess not. What exactly is the scale for these? Are they neca staction compatible??

NiteOwl wrote:The new figures are designed by the Four Horsemen and are in scale with the other line they are designing for Mattel, DC Universe Classics.



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Post by FIELDY on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:24 pm

I just got told the box he comes in transforms into the mouth of Grayskull for him to stand in, have already put my order through for this - hopefully they wont be one per attendee though.

Man finally something to really look forward too again.

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Post by NiteOwl on Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:21 pm

FIELDY wrote:I just got told the box he comes in transforms into the mouth of Grayskull for him to stand in, have already put my order through for this - hopefully they wont be one per attendee though.

Man finally something to really look forward too again.

Order? any room for another order, old buddy, old pal??? Very Happy

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Post by Dabigfella on Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:45 pm

FIELDY wrote:I just got told the box he comes in transforms into the mouth of Grayskull for him to stand in, have already put my order through for this - hopefully they wont be one per attendee though.

Man finally something to really look forward too again.
Likewise, order on mass, plus we're all sydnysiders (almost)!!

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Post by DroothR on Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:36 pm

Like a Star @ heaven Statue-deco King Greyskull variant photos!

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Post by Gevaudin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:10 am

These look great. Damn... I was just thinking I could start saving money. Razz

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Post by BoloMusashi on Mon May 19, 2008 11:54 am

Pics of the King Grayskull (standard and chase version) are now online at ActionFigureInsider.com

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Post by NiteOwl on Mon May 19, 2008 2:26 pm

If this is the start of a new line, they are off to flying start!

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Post by Artistix on Sat May 24, 2008 9:04 am

Soo stoked about this new line. Greyskull looks sweet!

And very cool about the box opening up for a display piece.

Interesting they pictured Adora & Queen Marlena in their graphic. Two figures that were never seen in the original or 200x line. Very promising.

Hopefully they delve a little deeper into She-Ra as I would love a Shadow Weaver figure. I'm sure we'll see Hordak atleast.

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Post by NiteOwl on Sat May 24, 2008 4:13 pm

Wonder Bread He-Man, He-Ro and Eldor are also in the graphics to promote this line.

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Post by NiteOwl on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:28 pm

Taken from He-Man.org

With the fan Q&A with Mattel underway, Toy Guru has sent some important updates about the Masters of the Universe Collector's Line (MOTUC):

"Before we jump into the Q&A, after reading through the questions posted on the site already, here is some information that might clear up a lot of inquires.
And we want a lot of info about MOTUC to break here first!

The first figure in the line will be King Grayskull. His packaging is unique for Comic Con and folds out into a giant Castle Grayskull playset with lights and sounds. When you open the front jaw bridge, Grayskull is inside and yells "I have the Power" followed by flashes of blue energy and the sound of thunder. It is really amazing. We hope to have a demonstration up on Youtube as soon as we have a final product.

He will be 30.00 at the show.
There is no limit (but if someone wants like 10 cases we might have to talk).
There will be a variant of Grayskull as a statue.
With few exceptions (such as Barbie collector items) Mattel does not release productions runs of its toys. Sorry about that.

The standard figures will come on a blister card which will have many hints taken from the original 1980s line. The packaging will include a cross sell (AKA: images of other toys in the wave/line), bios and original classic package/mini comic art on the back.

The figures will not initially come with mini comics. We are looking into the logistics of adding these. If the line takes off and does well you can bet this will be one of the first upgrades we will try to include.

MOTUC will first and foremost include characters that had a toy in the 1980s (including the POP and NA lines). We will also be looking at the “200X” series for inspiration as well. All characters will be released under one MOTUC brand.

Due to legal restraints, we will not be doing characters that only appeared in the Filmation cartoon series.
We are aware of a few loopholes with European comics, but pretty much for a Filmation character to be in the MOTUC line it will have had to of also been in the 200X toy line or MYP cartoon (i.e. Count Marzo, Evilseed, etc…)

For the most part, the characters will be 6 inches (well, Grayskull is a bit bigger). The line will pay homage to the original 1980s line in many ways including the sharing of parts. For example, Stratos and Beastman both used a “fury” body in the vintage line, therefore they will here as well.

Figures will include the same weapons as their 80’s counterparts. Check out Grayskull’s sword and shield for an example. Oh, and everyone who had furry shorts gets furry shorts. It can’t be a MOTU Classics line without the furry shorts.

The line will start off with the main roster of characters but we will absolutely be branching out. By the end of the first year we hope to get to include characters not made in the 200X line (including the staction line) as well as at least one character never before done as a toy.

All of this however, (including the eventual inclusion of vehicles and playsets) depends on how the line performs.
We cannot answer questions about price points; distribution or case packs yet because this is not locked down. (just as we could not announce new JLU figures until Target signed up for the program).
We will for certainty be announcing all of this at San Diego Comic Con at a fan panel. (and yes, we know how important international distribution is on this line and we are working on it)

Things like fan choice polls, a collector site and other programs are all things we are looking into and hopefully will happen in time. Right now we have to gauge how well the line performs. But if fan reaction so far is any indication, this new MOTUC line is destined to become a definitive part of any true MOTU collection!"

Click here to see what other fans have to say, and find out how you can participate in upcoming fan Q&A sessions with Mattel and Toy Guru!

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Post by ragericho on Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:15 pm

hmmm i really want that king greyskull now

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Post by DroothR on Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:37 pm

It all sounds too good to be true... Suspect

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Post by ragericho on Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:57 am

DroothR wrote:It all sounds too good to be true... Suspect

Most likely will be get ready for importing,if dcuc is any indication.

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Post by Xenaphobia on Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:28 am

Sounds good. Will wait and see how much effort Mattel put into their "international" distribution before I get too excited though.

Then again, I'm only really interested in the "core" characters (He-Man, Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Trap-Jaw, Teela, Beastman, Stratos, Evil-Lynn, She-Ra and Hordak) so that shouldn't be too expensive to source from Ebay.

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