Five Pitches for More Toy-Based Movies

Whatever you think of Michael Bay’s Transformers films and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, there’s no denying that toy-based movies have been successful. So what beloved childhood toyline will be made into a movie next, and which auteur’s vision will it be? I asked several fellow geeks to join me in imagining what would happen […]

Even Skeletor likes to feel pretty sometimes

YouTube user actionthatsucks has created some parodies of vintage Masters of the Universe ads. The first one suggests a strong influence from the design team for Mattel’s other world-famous brand. The second ad shines the spotlight on Mer-Man and his “secret sense of style.” Thanks to Poester Coelho for the tip.

The Preternia Poster: From Adam to Tyrantisaurus

It’s time for the fourth and final round of Eternian A-Z, or in this case, A-T. Funny that Zodac only made the first poster, while Prince Adam–an action figure of the hero’s mild-mannered alter ego–appears on all four of them. His popularity is definitely a credit to cartoon creators. That, or little boys really wanted […]

The Horde Poster: From Adam to Whiplash

Welcome to the third in my four-part exhaustive analysis of the Masters of the Universe promotional posters from the 1980s. This one is the Horde Poster, which actually probably have come second–after the Grayskull poster but before the Eternia poster. I’m not certain because I can’t find his signature, but I assume this one was, […]