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Title: Masters of the Universe On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power.
He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor.
He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention the Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee.
They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile, Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument.
On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
They transport themselves by means of a mechanism that creates a time hole to Earth in which nothing less the future of the universe is at stake.
There they meet an intimate and youthful couple Courney Cox , Richard Duncan. Meanwhile , Skeletor wants to get a chance by destiny to receive the powers of Grayskull.
From a distant galaxy A battle fought in the stars, now The live-action motion picture. Only the universe could hold adventure this big!
All of them blended together with wonderful and terrific special effects courtesy of Richard Edlund and special designs by Moebius.
It features stunted and disjointed action, as well as the hilarious but quite conventional characters partially fitting to the animated series.
It includes abundant breathtaking images , which laboriously and mightily attempt to reproduce the source materials in some impressive scenes and eye-popping look.
Lundgren has certain acting ability and charisma enough to play this kind of heroes. However , the characters and story may aim a little more at kiddies than teenagers and adults.
For comical relief in charge of Billy Barty with his antics , sympathy and jokes. Other support actors giving enjoyable acting in brief appearances are as follows : James Tolkan , Meg Foster , John Cypher , Chelsea Field , and Christina Pickles as the imprisoned sorceress.
The special effects are well made by the presitigious Richard Edlund , all they're cracked up to be and set a new cinematic standard for realistic realization.
Action scenes have the zip and excitement you'd expect. The motion picture was well directed by Gary Goddard in his only filmmaking ; subsequently , he has dedicated to production and 3D.
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Filmation's She-Ra: Princess of Power first aired "The Sword of She-Ra Part 1: Into Etheria" on September 9, The Secret of the Sword animated movie from earlier that spring was essentially a compilation of what would become the first five episodes of the She-Ra cartoon series.
The series would run for three seasons, 93 episodes, from to She-Ra: Princess of Power was produced in lieu of continuing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for a third year; however, He-Man often appeared in episodes of She-Ra to aid his sister, and several other characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe , both heroic and evil, also appeared in multiple crossovers.
After first transforming into She-Ra and seeing the error of her ways, she becomes a member of the Great Rebellion ; a secret small band of rebels, living in the Whispering Woods and fighting to free Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak.
Unlike He-Man's sword, She-Ra's possesses the ability to transform into different weapons and accessories, such as a lasso, a shield, or a flaming blade.
The premise of the She-Ra TV series was the reverse of the He-Man cartoon, where the heroes are actually rebels countering an evil establishment rather than Skeletor trying to conquer Eternia.
With the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon no longer in production, MOTU toy-line characters also appeared in the She-Ra series, such as the elephant warrior Snout Spout referred to as "Hose Nose" , and the Comet Warriors Rokkon and Stonedar.
She-Ra and Adora were voiced in the series by Melendy Britt who also voiced Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, and Octavia ; George DiCenzo was the voice of Hordak, Bow, Sea-Hawk, Tung-Lashor, and a few others; and Diane Pershing provided the voice for Netossa and Spinnerella.
Alan Oppenheimer and John Erwin would reprise their roles from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, as would Linda Gary with Teela and the Sorceress, while providing additional voice work for Glimmer, Madame Razz, Sweet Bee, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, and Entrapta.
Credited as "Erik Gunden," Lou Scheimer returned as well to provide voices for a plethora of characters, including Swift Wind, Kowl, Light Hope, Broom, Mantenna, Leech, Grizzlor, Modulok, Horde Prime, Multi-Bot, Rattlor, Orko, the Horde Troopers, and many of the Twiggits; while his daughter, Erika Scheimer , took a more prominent role in this series, providing the voices for Loo-Kee, Queen Angella, Frosta, Imp, and several of She-Ra's female associates.
Released in , Mattel's toy line Princess of Power sometimes abbreviated as POP featured almost exclusively female characters, all of whom featured an emphasis on hair and clothing, with "real" hair and partially soft-goods costumes.
Described as "fashion action dolls," essentially the line attempted to fuse the appeal of Masters of the Universe with Mattel's successful line of fashion dolls , Barbie , and added many "Fantastic Fashions" clothing accessories packs to complement the female action figures.
The line of Princess of Power figures included She-Ra without a separate action figure for Princess Adora , Bow the only male figure in the POP line, without his moustache, as seen in the cartoon series , Glimmer "the guide who lights the way" , Kowl "the know-it owl" , Angella "angelic winged guide" , Frosta "ice empress of Etheria" , Castaspella "enchantress who hypnotizes" , Catra "jealous beauty" and the main female antagonist , and Double Trouble "glamorous double agent"; created only for the toy line and mini comics, never appearing in the Filmation cartoon series.
She-Ra's main playset was Crystal Castle, a "shimmering castle of fantasy and fun for She-Ra and her friends! Apart from the main Princess of Power line, the preeminent villains of the She-Ra series, Hordak and the Evil Horde originally created by Filmation in collaboration with Mattel , were released by Mattel under the Masters of the Universe branding.
The character Catra was the only villain to be released in the first wave of the Princess of Power figures, with Mattel downplaying her connection to the Evil Horde in the toy line.
In , a new "Scratchin' Sound" version of Catra was joined by her feline pet Clawdeen and fellow Horde-Villainess Entrapta. She-Ra with a new "Starburst" version was accompanied in the second wave by her allies Flutterina, Mermista, Peekablue, Perfuma, and Sweet Bee.
The third and final wave saw diminished sales and production in , with the releases of Netossa, Spinnerella, and Loo-Kee; along with "Bubble Power" She-Ra, "Royal" Swift Wind, "Silver" Storm, and "Shower Power" Catra.
New versions of the lead characters were also produced, with "Flying Fists" He-Man, "Terror Claws" Skeletor, and Hordak in two new forms "Hurricane" Hordak and "Buzz-Saw" Hordak.
Also late into the line in were three original characters from the live-action movie: Blade "evil masters of swords" , Saurod "evil spark-shooting reptile" , and Gwildor "heroic creator of the Cosmic Key" , with their entry into the MOTU mythos explained in one of the last original mini comics, The Cosmic Key.
One of the main storylines of the later mini comics, released with these later waves of action figures, was the introduction of a new major villain faction known as the Snake Men, first appearing in the mini comic King of the Snake Men.
Other notable mini comics included the debut of Hordak's gruesome mind-altering Slime Pit in Escape from the Slime Pit , one of several origin stories for Rokkon and Stonedar in Rock People to the Rescue , cybernetic Horde experiments resulting in the creation of the warriors Dragstor and Extendar in The Warrior Machine , and the suggested origin of Skeletor as Keldor in The Search for Keldor which also included the only mini comic appearances for He-Man's ally Clamp Champ, and Skeletor's minions Ninjor, Scare Glow, and Faker.
All of this was leading toward what would have been a continuation of the series in "The Powers of Grayskull" line, before being discontinued.
These series five and six mini comics were often edited by Lee Nordling with art direction from Ron Cook, and included writing by Tim Kiplin, Phil White, and Steven Grant , with the artwork of Bruce Timm , Jim Mitchell , Chris Carlson, Charles Simpson, and Larry Houston, among others.
The proposed exploration of the distant past of Eternia, dubbed "Preternia,"  forms the basis of what was originally to be the next incarnation of the toy line, entitled "The Powers of Grayskull.
The main story information originates from the final mini comic The Powers of Grayskull—The Legend Begins!
The proposed storyline was to focus on Ancient Eternia, which was populated by many creatures, including the aforementioned cybernetic dinosaurs and giants.
When the Sorceress and He-Man arrive, followed by Skeletor, they find King Hiss leading an attack on a village in the hope of drawing out "The Elders," using some of the cybernetic dinosaurs to their advantage.
Hiss serves an "unnamed one" and agrees to unite with Skeletor on the basis that he might be an emissary. Seeing Skeletor's interference, the Sorceress allows He-Man to enter the battle but, "for reasons that will be made clear to you in the future," he had to be disguised.
He finds himself overwhelmed, but then a shadowy figure appears who turns the odds with a powerful wand. The stranger then sends the Snake Men back to their base and all the time travelers home.
The Sorceress describes the intervener as "the Greatest Sorcerer of all" and He-Man is left asking, "But who is he? However, some marketing press releases and prototypes have shed further information on this.
The wizard was to be He-Ro , an ancestor of He-Man. Raised by his mentor Eldor and discovering special powers in a cave, He-Ro would have led the fight against the Snake Men.
According to the mini comics' writers, it was intended that the central antagonist would be Keldor, a character revealed similarly late in the line to have been He-Man's uncle and also strongly hinted to have been the former identity of Skeletor.
Whether or not Keldor was also supposed to be the "Unnamed One" Hiss served is not clear, although in an interview writer Steven Grant vaguely recalls that the intention was that the Unnamed One would be a greater evil who, as the Emperor was to Darth Vader , was intended to be the one who caused Keldor to become Skeletor.
However, when Mattel finally went about creating a definitive identity for the "Unnamed One," as part of their Masters of the Universe Classic line, the character was revealed to be an evil Trollan named "Gorpo" a nod to the original preproduction name for Orko , who was exiled to Eternia by his race for evil and who used his dark magic to transform normal snakes into humanoid snake people such as King Hiss.
Furthermore, additional figures for He-Ro and Eldor who were made into prototypes but never officially released were made for the Classic line.
In the years after the animated series ended, generally going along with the established Filmation continuity, Marvel Comics would release a younger-skewing Star Comics Masters of the Universe series that ran from to bimonthly and produced 13 issues; featuring many of the later characters introduced in the toy line.
Bitner's creation, Fearless Photog , was never realized in the s and an action figure was not produced until the Masters of the Universe Classics collector's toy line in Daily Masters of the Universe comic strips were also in newspaper syndication from until The strips were primarily written by Chris Weber and edited by Karen Willson, with distribution in the U.
The newspaper strips were generally lesser known to the wider fan base until 1, of the 1, daily strips were finally collected in hardcover format with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Newspaper Comic Strips , released by Dark Horse Books in Various comics and magazines containing Masters of the Universe—related content were also released outside the United States, in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and several other countries in the late s.
The series was headed by Brian Clarke, and is often noted for in-depth stories expanding the canon and the origins of many Masters of the Universe characters.
In addition, London Editions would introduce several new characters, such as "Scrollos," who served as an in-universe editor and guide to the series.
Masters of the Universe and the Princess of Power featured in many children's books from the s, with one of the main producers of these titles, Golden Books , publishing several series of hard and softcover children's books from to The first few releases of the Golden books material is more in line with the early Mattel mini comics, with the later books following the Filmation cartoon series.
New elements were also introduced by Golden Books, notably the character of Goat-Man in the book Secret of the Dragon's Egg in Most World I.
These included many small hardcover book and cassette tapes produced by Ladybird Books out of the UK, several record and tape read-along book sets from Kid Stuff Records in the U.
Several video game adaptations of the franchise were released from through to Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man was released by Intellivision for Atari and Intellivision in Two games, Masters of the Universe: The Arcade Game and Masters of the Universe: The Super Adventure , were developed by Adventure Soft and released by U.
Gold for Amstrad CPC , BBC Micro , Commodore 64 , and ZX Spectrum in , although the Commodore 64 version of Masters of the Universe: The Arcade Game was retitled Masters of the Universe: The Ilearth Stone.
A video game based on the live-action movie, Masters of the Universe: The Movie , was released by Gremlin Graphics for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX , and ZX Spectrum also in Throughout the s, a wide array of He-Man merchandise was released, including coloring books, activity books, Panini Sticker books, toothbrush holders, costumes, bed sheets, and many other items.
These cassettes would continue to add to the expanding Masters of the Universe mythos, introducing the world of Anti-Eternia, with an evil alternate universe version of He-Man.
A Masters of the Universe "Power Tour" live stage show toured across the United States and Canada in , with 19 consecutive performances at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Directed by Tony Christopher, husband-and-wife team Jack and Leslie Wadsworth portrayed He-Man and She-Ra, while Khalos Planchart and Eric Van Baars played lead villains Hordak and Skeletor, respectively.
The production also featured lesser used characters such as Rio-Blast, Clamp-Champ, Snout-Spout, Rokkon, Ninjor, Blast-Attak, and songs by an original character, Songster performed by Doug Howard.
In , a live-action He-Man film was made by Cannon Films entitled Masters of the Universe , released in the United States on August 7, The film was directed by Gary Goddard and starred Dolph Lundgren in the title role of He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, with Courteney Cox , Robert Duncan McNeill , and James Tolkan in supporting roles as Julie Winston, Kevin Corrigan, and Detective Lubic, respectively.
The other characters from the original cartoon to appear in the film are Evil-Lyn Meg Foster , Man-At-Arms Jon Cypher , Teela Chelsea Field , Beast Man Tony Carroll , and the Sorceress Christina Pickles.
A new character, Gwildor Billy Barty , is included in place of Orko, as the special effects of the time were deemed insufficient and too costly.
Skeletor's henchmen Blade Anthony De Longis , Saurod Pons Maar , and Karg Robert Towers were also introduced, in place of other more familiar villains from the established continuity, such as Tri-Klops, Mer-Man, and Trap Jaw.
In the film, Skeletor has finally conquered Eternia after stealing the Cosmic Key from the locksmith Gwildor, allowing him to gain entry into Castle Grayskull and imprison the Sorceress.
The heroes He-Man, Man-At-Arms, and Teela are joined by Gwildor and escape to the planet Earth using Gwildor's prototype Cosmic Key. Stranded on Earth, they are faced with the task of retrieving their Cosmic Key which has fallen into the hands of the unwitting humans Julie Winston and Kevin Corrigan and returning to Eternia, before Skeletor can gain the full power of Castle Grayskull.
Skeletor sends his minions to Earth with the mission of recovering the Cosmic Key prototype, as the war between good and evil is transferred to Earth, before returning to Eternia for a final battle between He-Man and a golden-clad godlike Skeletor in the film's climax.
Numerous parts of the previously accepted history of the series are omitted in the film, including all references to Prince Adam, Battle Cat, Orko, King Randor, and Queen Marlena.
Many reviews of the motion picture criticized its departures from the cartoon, although the movie was produced as an adaptation of the toys only, with Filmation having no involvement in the film.
The story concentrates more on the science-fiction elements of the franchise rather than the fantasy and the majority of the story takes place on Earth rather than on the world of Eternia.
Also departing from all other depictions, He-Man uses a gun in some scenes, instead of his Power Sword, and he is rarely shown displaying his superhuman strength in the film.
Although He-Man twice utters his catchphrase "I have the power! Although Mattel had hoped that the movie would boost sales of the toy line, it instead had little effect on the line's falling sales, and the MOTU toy line was finally discontinued in early under mounting financial difficulties.
A sequel to the film was written, but by Cannon Films was in such severe financial troubles that it could no longer afford to pay the license fees to Mattel.
Thus the script was transformed into the action film Cyborg , starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. In , a couple of years after the ending of the original Masters of the Universe product line, a second He-Man animated series titled The New Adventures of He-Man was created by Jetlag Productions to promote Mattel 's short-lived attempt to revive the MOTU brand with a new toy line, simply titled He-Man.
The new series is radically different from the original fantasy -oriented milieu, shifting to an almost purely science-fiction setting that sees He-Man transported to the futuristic planet of Primus.
He-Man with a new, more slender appearance and sporting a ponytail; voiced by Doug Parker leads the heroic Galactic Guardians; while Skeletor also with a completely new look; voiced by Campbell Lane , bases himself on the mutant world of Denebria, forming an alliance with Flogg and his band of Evil Mutants, who are hellbent on conquering Primus for themselves.
The series contains continuity links to the original Masters of the Universe and was intended as a continuation of the existing mythology, although some fans see it as a separate canon from the original series due to the differences in style and character portrayal.
Other than He-Man and Skeletor, the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull is the only character from the original series to make regular appearances in the new series, acting as a spiritual guide to He-Man from afar.
Other established characters featured in the pilot episode, "A New Beginning," include King Randor and Queen Marlena, who finally learn of the dual identity of Prince Adam and He-Man.
Teela also makes a later appearance in the series in the episode "Once Upon a Time," although she bears little resemblance to her former Filmation counterpart.
Main characters introduced in this series are He-Man's new allies: the wise sage Master Sebrian, his assistant Mara, and the lead Galactic Guardians Captain Hydron and Flipshot.
Other frequently appearing heroic characters include the young shepherd girl Drissi, her little brother Caz, the scientists Alcon, Gepple, Krex, and Meldoc , the robots Gleep and UR, Grot the gardener, councilman Werban, the cyclops Meliac, and the remaining Galactic Guardians: Sagitar, Tuskador, Spinwit, and Artilla; with the final members Kayo, Vizor, and Nocturna rarely featuring in the show although they did appear in the comics and series intro.
Skeletor's allies in Flogg's band of Evil Mutants consist mainly of Flogg's incompetent second-in-command Slush-Head, Skeletor's new love interest Crita, and other mutants such as Quakke, Staghorn, B.
The New Adventures of He-Man cartoon series first aired September 17, , lasting 65 episodes, until the episode "The Final Invasion," which aired on December 14, , and, unlike Filmation, did provide some closure to the series.
The majority of the cartoon episodes were written by Jack Olesker, resulting in a somewhat tighter continuity than the prior series.
The He-Man toy line, debuting in , a year earlier than the animated series, featured four waves of action figures produced in slightly smaller scale to the previous line ; totaling 28 distinct figures in all, with seven vehicles, two playsets, and two accessory items.
Neither The New Adventures animated series or toy line proved nearly as popular as the originals, and the line ended with little fanfare in The New Adventures of He-Man series was also featured in its own series of four mini comics and in a monthly comic magazine entitled He-Man Adventure , which ran for about six issues, before returning to adventures on Eternia and was published by Egmont's London Editions Magazines in the UK; World I.
These publications differed somewhat from the animated series with the addition of the character Darius who did not appear in the cartoon series in a major role as leader of the Galactic Council; the transition of the "Power of Castle Grayskull" into the Starship Eternia; and several of the figures sporting alternate names in some media and toy-line releases, such as Flipshot as Icarius, Flogg as Brakk, and Slush-Head as Kalamarr.
The Masters of the Universe franchise would not produce any new media for over a decade, although a new series was pitched by Lou Scheimer to DIC Entertainment in The series was to feature He-Ro alter-ego Dare , now the son of He-Man, as a sequel to the original animated series, but remained unproduced.
During this hiatus, Masters of the Universe also began a following on the early days of the internet, with sites developed by Kevin Herbert one of the first , Adam Tyner with the Scrolls of Grayskull newsletter , Busta-Toons with focus on the Filmation animated series , and many others; eventually ending up with the expansive He-Man.
Masters of the Universe would also appear many times on the Adult Swim stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken which introduced comedic character Mo-Larr.
Both He-Man and Skeletor are often mentioned in pop culture, as seen on the long-running animated series The Simpsons on a few occasions.
In , however, Mattel did act on the growing nostalgia for the s action figures by rereleasing replicas of many of the figures, under the banner of the Masters of the Universe Commemorative line.
Each volume contained an extensive array of special features, including original documentaries produced for the DVD set that featured interviews from many series creators and writers such as Lou Scheimer , Larry DiTillio , Paul Dini , and others.
In , Mattel launched a new Masters of the Universe toy line with sculpts designed by the Four Horsemen. The new toy line was made surprisingly faithful to the original line, with the characters gently "reimagined" and updated in terms of sculpting detail rather than radically reinterpreted.
One point of contention for many fans of the original Masters toy line was the redesign of He-Man's Power Sword. According to Four Horsemen , this was due to their original re-sculpts being intended for a continuation of the original storyline in which Skeletor had obtained both halves of the Power Sword hence the new Skeletor figure's dual blades with clear "good" and "evil" hilt designs , necessitating a new sword to be built by Man-At-Arms and endowed with the properties of the original by the Sorceress.
However, Mattel decided to reboot the continuity for a new generation of children, and thus the "new" Power Sword design became the "original" version for the new continuity.
These factors likely contributed to the cancelation of the line in and ultimately not achieving the success of its s counterpart.
The line's faithfulness to the original series made it very popular with collectors, however, suggesting it would have been better served as a collector-based line, akin to DC Direct.
This theory was borne out in the wake of the discontinuation of the mass-market toy line, with NECA taking the rather unprecedented step of continuing the toy line through action-figure-size mini-statues scaled and sculpted to be aesthetically compatible for display alongside the Mattel toys.
NECA would produce 22 "staction figures" in total, allowing fans to fill out their collections with other Four Horsemen redesigned characters that had yet to be produced as figures when the toy line was canceled.
According to a December 8, , interview with a Mattel representative on he-man. Instead, NECA was only permitted to produce non-articulated statues, which they did from to A new animated series was produced to accompany the toy line, made by Mike Young Productions and lasting for 39 episodes, with the series making its premiere on Cartoon Network's Toonami on August 16, , and airing its final episode on January 10, King Randor was now a general rather than king, from an Eternian royal lineage , pronounced ruler of Eternia by the Elders of the Hall of Wisdom, which have gone into hiding inside the depths of Castle Grayskull.
Backstories of occasional characters such as Fisto, Moss-Man, Webstor, Zodak regarded a different character as opposed to the earlier Zodac , Two-Bad portrayed as two bounty hunters known as Tuvar and Baddhra, magically combined into one being by Skeletor's magic , and Stinkor finally making an appearance in cartoon continuity as the mutated form of Odiphus are all expanded upon.
On-and-off villains Count Marzo and Evilseed return, while new characters such as Dekker , Carnivus , Ceratus, Lord Dactys , Prahvus , the Faceless One , and the giants Chadzar, Belzar, and Azdar are also introduced in this series.
The series was originally title He-Man and the Masters of the Universe like the original series, being retitled Masters of the Universe vs.
He-Man's ancestor King Grayskull and his Sorceress wife Veena also debuted in this season against his nemesis Hordak now an ancient sorcerer.
Hordak and the Evil Horde were to be the main antagonists for the third season if the show had continued, but it was not renewed. The 40th and final episode was produced as a comic-book "special feature" on the last DVD set of the series, which was part of a three-volume release, originally by BCI Eclipse in and later in a collected release by Mill Creek Entertainment in and A game based on the second Masters of the Universe series, titled He-Man: Power of Grayskull , was developed by Taniko and published by TDK Mediactive in October for the Game Boy Advance , which also featured an introductory mini comic.
A follow-up developed by Savage Entertainment and published by Midas Interactive Entertainment , He-Man: Defender of Grayskull , was released for PlayStation 2 in February From —05, Image Comics and MVCreations published several series of comics and one-shots that mirrored tales of Masters of the Universe ; the comic series elaborated and added to the mythos by introducing characters that never appeared in the 39 episodes of the television series.
After delving into the backstories of Skeletor's henchmen Beast-Man, Mer-Man, Trap-Jaw, and Tri-Klops in a four-issue "Icons of Evil" series, a short-lived ongoing series, solely produced by MVC, continued on for eight issues in Along with these, a handful of special or "pack-in" one-shots and trade paperback collected volumes were also produced.
In , a new incarnation of Masters of the Universe was announced, with the first action figure, King Grayskull, released at San Diego Comic Con Based on the look of the original s MOTU toys, this new toy line was aimed primarily at the adult toy collector market, often available only through subscriptions from MattyCollector.
Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, these toys were updated versions of previous figures as well as characters that never before had an action figure made of them; such as Filmation's Queen Marlena, Fang-Man, Lizard-Man, Count Marzo, Granamyr, and many others.
The toy line featured many redesigned and updated action figures from the original action-figure line from the s, but it also included characters from She-Ra: Princess of Power Adora, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Shadow Weaver, and others , The New Adventures of He-Man Mara, Crita, and more , and the Mike Young Productions series from Faceless One, Chief Carnivus, King Chooblah, Ceratus, and others.
As the line progressed, characters from all versions of MOTU lore were included, from such things such as prototypes and concept art He-Ro, Eldor, Demo-Man, Gygor, Vykor, and others , box art from vehicles and model kits Sky High and the Fighting Foe Men , mini comics the Goddess, Geldor, and Procrustus , and other books, comics, and media Despara, Strobo, Goat-Man, and more.
There were also newly created figures, exclusive to the Classics toy line, such as Draego-Man, Cy-Chop, Castle Grayskullman, and others. Masters of the Universe Classics surpassed the original s toy line in terms of length, running continuously for seven years with more than different figures produced since its launch in August Along with the Classics series, MOTU Minis and Giants figures were also released in and In , Mattel ended production on the MOTU Classics and MattyCollector.
Super7 releases include s Mattel-inspired figures from their animation special, The Curse of the Three Terrors , the Masters of the Universe "Ultimates" line which consists of "deluxe" rereleases of Classics figures , and the continuation of the previous Classics and Club Grayskull lines.
Starting in , Dark Horse Comics produced mini comics included in Mattel's Masters of the Universe Classics line of toys, continuing the series of mini comics first introduced in the original MOTU toys of the s.
The initial three mini comics were written by Tim Seeley and drawn by Wellinton Alves , with covers by Eric Powell.
In these issues, He-Man goes back in time to battle King Hiss, finally bringing He-Ro, Eldor, Tytus, and Megator into the storylines and introducing newly created Classics characters such as Sir Laser-Lot and the Mighty Spector.
Seeley stated that these comics were intended to blend the different He-Man continuities and select the best stories and ideas from MOTU history.
These mini comics provide an origin story of Keldor Skeletor , and then proceed to join into the later New Adventures of He-Man continuity. The Fall of Eternia saga in the final issues incorporates the proposed Dare, son of He-Man He-Ro II series from the s, along with many "Create-a-character" contest finalist designs from the s Masters of the Universe Magazine.
Many of these stories are meant to be read in conjunction with the altered continuity presented in the character biographies on the cardbacks of the Masters of the Universes Classic's line action figure packaging, and thus do not provide a detailed flowing narrative in the mini comics themselves.
Dark Horse Books continues to produce various hardcover anthology books with collaborative efforts from Val Staples , James Eatock , Josh de Lioncourt , Danielle Gelehrter , Eric Marshall , Jukka Issakainen , David Clark , Aidan Cross , Leanne Hannah and others.
Volumes include the "Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection," "He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Newspaper Comic Strips," and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium.
For many years now, fan-sites such as He-Man. Masters of the Universe was also featured in the 3rd episode of the first season of the well received Netflix series The Toys That Made Us in and in with the release of the Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe documentary, also on Netflix.
A Masters of the Universe comic book series was relaunched by DC Comics in , first appearing as a series of digital comics. This was quickly followed by a six-issue mini-series and all new revised origin issues for He-Man, Skeletor and Hordak.
This introduced a new back-story for He-man's sister She-Ra as Despara , Skeletor as the half-Gar son of King Miro , Hordak, and the Snakemen; moving the storyline further along, with a new Horde invasion of Eternia and He-Man taking the Eternian throne, amongst other new developments.
On December 12, , DreamWorks Animation SKG and Netflix announced a new reboot series based on She-Ra Princess of Power series from the s.
The series is executive produced by award-winning author, Noelle Stevenson creator of Nimona and Lumberjanes. The series' first season of thirteen episodes was released on Netflix November 13, Under the direction of Glimmer's mother Queen Angella of Bright Moon, the three embark upon re-uniting the Princesses of Etheria, which include Perfuma, Mermista, Entrapta and Frosta, each with re-imagined characters as well.
Also appearing in the series are Swift Wind without the alter ego of Spirit and with a completely different take on the character's personality , Light Hope as a female hologram generated by the "First Ones" , Sea Hawk now presented as a more comical glory-seeking associate of Mermista , Castaspella as the sister of Angella's husband King Micah , Madame Razz as an older and confused forest dweller with knowledge of Mara, a prior "She-Ra" , Netossa and Spinnerella princesses not often featured, in limited speaking roles.
The evil Horde returns as the villainous overlords of Etheria, and although Hordak remains leader of the Horde, Catra is often presented as the primary antagonist now voiced by AJ Michalka , with a much stronger relationship established between her and Adora.
Shadow Weaver Lorraine Toussaint and Scorpia Lauren Ash also play prominent roles within the series, and cadets Lonnie , Rogelio and Kyle are introduced possibly inspired by previous Filmation characters.
Overarching galactic villain Horde Prime and a re-imagined shape-shifting Double Trouble enter the series in later seasons, and other previously established villains appearing in lesser roles are Admiral Scurvy, Tung Lashor, Grizzlor, Imp and Octavia.
Although no longer directly linked to He-Man or the Masters of the Universe, Eternia, Castle Grayskull and Adora's kidnapping as a child are referenced.
Season two of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was released on Netflix on April 26, , with a shorter seven-episode run; soon followed by season three, also in on August 2, and season 4, on November 4 of that year.
While firmly establishing a new continuity, these seasons make further connections to previously established lore and characters, and include Geena Davis voicing the role of Huntara in season three.
In August , Kevin Smith announced at the Power Con that he and Netflix are developing a new series titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation that will be a direct sequel to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe that follows Teela searching for the missing Power Sword.
On February 14, , the full voice cast was confirmed. Mark Hamill will provide the voice for Skeletor and Chris Wood will voice Prince Adam and He-Man.
In December , it was announced that in addition to their other series, Netflix will also be developing a new Masters of the Universe series using CGI animation, with Rob David developing the series, producing it alongside Adam Bonnett , Christopher Keenan , Jeff Matsuda and Susan Corbin.
Bryan Q. Miller will serve as story editor on the series. Animation services are being provided by House of Cool and CGCG Inc.
Since , a reboot of Masters of the Universe has been in the works but has gone through development hell with various studios, directors and writers connected to the project.
Variety reported in that Grayskull: Masters of the Universe would be produced by Joel Silver , and written by Justin Marks, and employing visual special effects to a large degree, as was done with the war film With that deal to reboot the film going nowhere, Warner Bros.
On May 12, , it was announced that the scripting duties had been handed to newcomer Evan Daugherty, with John Stevenson still attached to direct.
In September , Sony took over the rights from Warner Bros. In April , Sony hired screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to draft a new script.
Chu was in talks to direct the film. On October 12, , Richard Wenk was hired to rewrite the script for the film.
As of , no new information on the movie has been announced due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. On October 7, , The Hollywood Reporter reported that Terry Rossio would write the film; Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch were assigned to produce it.
The film would be set on Eternia. The site also reported that Chu would not direct the film. On April 9, , Schmoes Know reported that Wadlow would direct the film, but The Hollywood Reporter announced that he was merely rewriting the script.
On August 19, , Variety reported that Christopher Yost would rewrite the script. On January 22, , Deadline reported that McG would direct the film and also oversee a rewrite of the latest script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, while Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch and as well as DeVon Franklin were now on board as producers.
This draft of the script would be set on Eternia, but not exclusively there. That it's both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero's journey.
It's the genesis of He-Man, it's the becoming of He-Man. We want it to be clicking on all cylinders in that regard. We're not going to stop until we get it right.
Along with the release date confirmation it was announced that McG was no longer directing the film. During the search for his replacement, Entertainment Weekly reported that David S.
Goyer had been brought in to write the script. On January 11, , Deadline reports that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will rewrite a new draft for the film.
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