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2021-06-11 3:42:03 AM  
Eternia looks to me like a silly, silly place.
 
2021-06-11 4:14:42 AM  

Wobambo: Eternia looks to me like a silly, silly place.


It just exists to sell toys.

\The Elden Ring trailer is more interesting
 
2021-06-11 4:21:17 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.


You're not wrong!

Origin of Battlecat - He-Man
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2021-06-11 4:28:00 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]


You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.
 
2021-06-11 4:46:25 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.


Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?
 
2021-06-11 4:59:10 AM  
One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.
 
2021-06-11 5:10:23 AM  

Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.


There was another adaptation in the early 2000s that made a distinction between Prince Adam and He-Man.

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But again.... once you remember that in the 80s the toys came first, it makes sense that they'd look the same as it saved money on manufacturing for all the male characters to have identical body shapes.
 
2021-06-11 6:05:13 AM  

Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.


It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.
 
2021-06-11 6:21:37 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.

It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.


Makes more sense than Superman putting on a pair of glasses and everyone thinks he's Klark Kent.
 
2021-06-11 6:50:43 AM  

Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.


Back in the 80's, you had 4 major animation studios for tv series, although Warner Brothers was in decline. That left Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, and Filmation. Disney wasn't in the picture, recovering from some severe losses and focusing on movies and studio acquisitions.And, you had the first rumblings of the Anime explosion. So, for American animation, the goal was faster production for cheaper costs. HB and RS turned to animation in Japan, Korea, and other Eastern nations to cut costs. Filmation went with stock footage to reduce production costs.
 
2021-06-11 6:57:37 AM  

Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.


They all knew. They were just afraid if they pointed it out he would fly into a murderous rage like he did with that servant no one talks about anymore.
 
2021-06-11 6:58:16 AM  
Kevin Smith and Marc Benardin are the show runner and writer for this show and have been talking about it on Fatman Beyond for a while. They said the Netflix execs were super supportive and gave them a lot of freedom to expand storylines.

When they talk about it, they seem to be approaching from a fan's perspective. I think this same idea is why Kobra Kai was so good. I'm looking forward watching MOTU to see what they came up with.
 
2021-06-11 7:26:21 AM  

Gleeman: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.

It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.

Makes more sense than Superman putting on a pair of glasses and everyone thinks he's Klark Kent.


No that's scientifically accurate.
 
2021-06-11 7:32:32 AM  
Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?
 
2021-06-11 8:21:00 AM  

CarnySaur: Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?


1) kids will watch anything
2) Im 45 thank you
 
2021-06-11 8:24:10 AM  

CarnySaur: Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?


Still real to us dammit!

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/Not the real He-Man unless tripping balls
 
2021-06-11 8:35:45 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]


The Toys That Made Us episode on He-Man is pretty entertaining. The creators are a bunch of bitter, foul-mouthed geezers still fighting over the lion's share of the credit.
 
2021-06-11 9:05:40 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.

Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?


I think it was He Man or Transformers.
 
2021-06-11 9:06:47 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.

It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.


Story-wise, He-Man is just Den for kids.
 
2021-06-11 9:16:53 AM  

Gleeman: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.

It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.

Makes more sense than Superman putting on a pair of glasses and everyone thinks he's Klark Kent.


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2021-06-11 9:17:26 AM  
So....are there only like, 25 people on the entire planet?

/goes for you too Thundercats
 
2021-06-11 9:19:40 AM  
Bit of a swerve off course.
In the Injustice series of comics, not sure which year, He-Man was recruited to stop Superman.
I never did find out if He-Man killed him or not...
 
2021-06-11 9:23:26 AM  
This promotes an unrealistic body image for superheros.
 
2021-06-11 9:24:52 AM  
He-Man and Skeletor Dancing | Money Supermarket Commercial
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2021-06-11 9:25:55 AM  
When we get reminded that Kevin Smith is the man behind this project:

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2021-06-11 9:38:15 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.

Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?

I think it was He Man or Transformers.


GI Joe's in the running too, though that might have been cartoon to sell the comic to sell toys. The cartoon had fewer cast changes/focuses than the comics.
 
2021-06-11 9:54:35 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: [YouTube video: He-Man and Skeletor Dancing | Money Supermarket Commercial]


That one was funny but think this was the better of those ads

Epic Skeletor He Man Money Super Market Commercial
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2021-06-11 10:01:36 AM  

CarnySaur: Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?


Yep. My wife and kid are farking pumped about this. My eight year old yelled "Is that Mark Hamill?" when Skeletor spoke in the trailer. So yeah, fark off.
 
2021-06-11 10:17:19 AM  
Exactly what we need right now

A blonde blue eyed CIS male beating up on a dark skinned ethnic minority with a lisp
 
2021-06-11 10:30:48 AM  

Elzar: CarnySaur: Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?

Still real to us dammit!

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/Not the real He-Man unless tripping balls


came to post "tripping balls"...leaving only somewhat satisfied, since I wasn't the one that got to post it.
 
2021-06-11 10:32:42 AM  
nothing beats the original


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like this one too

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2021-06-11 10:49:41 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.

Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?

I think it was He Man or Transformers.


I honestly thought it was GI Joe: A Real American Hero. GI Joe is the code name for America's daring, highly trained....

/Yes, I can recite that nonsense at a moments notice
 
2021-06-11 11:16:30 AM  

Gleeman: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Alphax: One of the things that bothered me about the old 80's show was the heavy use of stock footage.. which nearly every other show also did at the time.  Looks better.

And Prince Adam doesn't actually look as big as He-Man this time.  No one should have been fooled by his 'secret identity' before.

It's a cartoon about a prince who uses sorcery to change into a sword-fighting superhero, and fights a sorcerer with a skull for a face.
I'm pretty sure suspension of disbelief is necessary to watch He-Man.
/and I watched it a lot as a kid.

Makes more sense than Superman putting on a pair of glasses and everyone thinks he's Klark Kent.


The stats for those glasses were amazing.
 
2021-06-11 11:47:12 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.

Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?



The first TV cartoon to do this was Hot Wheels in 1969 ... which so outraged parents' groups that it singlehandedly got most of those advertising regulations written, in the first place (alongside many of the 'standards & practices' against violence, which were in reaction to popular superhero cartoons of the late-1960s).

There had been other cartoons sponsored by children's toy companies, before it (Ideal Toys presented The Magilla Gorilla Show, and hawked its 'Magilla' dolls during its commercial breaks ... as did Mattel with the Beany & Cecil animated series) ... but Hot Wheels was just blatantly based entirely around a pre-existing toy line.

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Filmation got He-Man & The Masters of the Universe around these advertising restrictions primarily because it was pitched as a syndicated cartoon show, which could be shown anytime (mostly weekday afternoons), on any channel ... rather than specifically being a 'Saturday Morning' major-network cartoon.
 
2021-06-12 7:40:45 AM  

wiwille: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: Devil's Advocaat: Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.

You're not wrong!

[YouTube video: Origin of Battlecat - He-Man]

You can thank Ronald Reagan for getting rid of rules about advertising to chidren for the glut of "ads disguised as shows" in the 80s.

Was He-Man the first cartoon where the toys came first and the cartoon was merely marketing for the merchandise rather than the other way around?

I think it was He Man or Transformers.

I honestly thought it was GI Joe: A Real American Hero. GI Joe is the code name for America's daring, highly trained....

/Yes, I can recite that nonsense at a moments notice


Trivia time: The man that did the narration for GI Joe is a radio actor named Jackson Beck. Beck also provided the narration for  'Tom Corbin, Space Cadet', and the original 'Adventures of Superman' radio shows. He also provided the narration to a couple of the Filmation Superman series in the 70's and 80's.
 
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