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The Powet Top 5 – Top 5 Revelations from the MOTU Classics Bios

Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond

Starting at the end of 2008, Mattel started the collector line known as Masters of the Universe Classics (MOTUC). The line was meant to be a modern interpretation of the vintage figures. It was intended to celebrate all iterations of the franchise including the vintage MOTU series, Princess of Power (PoP), New Adventures of He-Man (NA), and the modern 200x Mike Young Productions interpretation of the series. A lengthy all-inclusive story was plotted out to give the line a cohesive story to tell in the bios for each figure. The subsequent story told thus far has had a some twists that really threw us for a loop. Here is my top 5 list of revalations for the MOTU Classics bios.

I am including each of the relevant bios for each point, but I tried not to overwhelm you all with too much reading.

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Mattel to dramatically hike prices on MOTU Classics in 2013

Poe Ghostal wrote a lengthy article using quotes from several recent Mattel Q&A’s about the expected price hike for next year. I’m not going to rehash everything he said because I think he did a better job than I could. There were two choice quotes, though, he used made by Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich, manager of the MOTU brand.
From the Ask Matty forum on MattyCollector.com:

The Horsemen tend to “overdeco” figures. Every figure in 2012 is delivering $22.00 worth of paint apps. In 2013 we are dramatically raising prices so we can afford more paint and accessories. If we wanted to deliver all the figures exactly as the 4HM painted the protos we would need to charge more and we already sold in the sub for 2012, so that is not an option. Legally we can’t raise prices on the sub after it is sold in. This is why we will start 2013 at higher prices.

The most frank and honest quote I have ever heard from a Mattel rep, again from the Ask Matty forum:

We will keep the line going as long as their are customers buying. But, yes, as I stated on Roast Gooble dinner, one day these figures will cost more to make then fans are willing to pay. Hopefully that day will be far in the future.

Again, I recommend fans of the MOTU Classics line to read Poe’s article, which can be found here.

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DC Comics bringing back He-man to comics

DC Comics has announced plans for a new limited series featuring the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe property from Mattel. James Robinson will be writing the story while, Phillip Tan and Ruy Jose handle the pencils and inks, respectively.

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

The series is set to start in July and run for six issues.

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Toy Fair 2012: Mattel’s MOTU Classics announcements


Mattel actually posted most of their Toy Fair 2012 news right on MattyCollector.com. This made things a little easier to transcribe for those of us giving you the armchair coverage treatment.

The big announcements were essentially the additions of Spikor and Frosta to the Club Eternia Subscription, a Snake-man troop builder 2-pack and Geoff Johns’ 30th Anniversary character, Sir Laser Lot.
Read on after the jump for more info, pictures and the ‘updated’ schedule.

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Second Annual Powet.TV Awards Ceremony

Only 350 days overdue! Enjoy.

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PowetToys NewsCast for November 2011

I decided to continue this little format experiment. Here are some highlights from the world of action figures during the month of November 2011.

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Reminder: MattyCollector Day for September 2011

 

Just a friendly reminder to all collectors, today is MattyCollector day for September 2011. That means at 12 Noon EST the following products will be up for sale on MattyCollector.com:

MOTU Classics Leech
MOTU Classics Hurricane Hordak
MOTU Classics Chief Carnivus
DC Retro Action Kyle Rayner
JLU 3 pack – Golden Age Flash, Golden Age Green Lantern, Golden Age Hawkman
JLU 3 pack – Adam Strange, Animal Man, Star Man

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Good Journey: A Masters Of The Universe Commentary Track

The wait is over! Zac, Crazy, aDam, and Sean narrate the 1987 motion picture classic: Masters of The Universe. Behavior that would get them kicked out of a theater is perfectly acceptable in the home.
In addition to silly comments about the movie’s performances and special effects, we do also add some historical insights and try to relate the film to its origins and current Masters Of The Universe Classics toy line. Also, there is a Pig Boy.

Listen live on this page, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes.
Direct Link:Good Journey: A Masters Of The Universe Commentary Track

If you’re not sure what you’re in for, watch this video preview.
If you don’t have it already: Buy Masters of the Universe
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