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I honestly don't understand how an adult could be into Masters of the Universe. It's complete pap. Stuff like Thundercats and even Transformers to an extent have a bit about them that you can see why, combined with nostalgia, an older person can might enjoy it. But aside from Skelator, it's got nothing. I remember as teenagers the morning after a house party someone put on a video of all old cartoons like that and everyone enjoyed it in our hungover state, but 5 minutes into the He-Man one we switched off.  

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12 minutes ago, gmoney said:

I honestly don't understand how an adult could be into Masters of the Universe. It's complete pap. Stuff like Thundercats and even Transformers to an extent have a bit about them that you can see why, combined with nostalgia, an older person can might enjoy it. But aside from Skelator, it's got nothing. I remember as teenagers the morning after a house party someone put on a video of all old cartoons like that and everyone enjoyed it in our hungover state, but 5 minutes into the He-Man one we switched off.  

Well it's simple really IMO. The toy line was absolutely bad ass. The art work used on the packaging and posters etc was fantastic.

They tell a story so dramatic and thrilling particularly to a kid. The original cartoon is charming in a quaint sort of a way but not exactly a rollercoaster.

A relaunch done properly will be what every poster and box art promised realised. If nothing else the characters are there gagging for fleshing out.

Also the the early 2000's version is actually very very good with the exception of Prince Adam having the most annoying voice of all time.

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2 minutes ago, DEF said:

A relaunch done properly will be what every poster and box art promised realised. If nothing else the characters are there gagging for fleshing out.

Seen the Netflix one, but the Gary Goddard involved one looked particularly interesting.

Even the domain is dead now so I'm not holding my breath.

He-Man must be the franchise with the most announced reboots vs actual reboots record?

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Could well be Goddard's involvement that has made Toy Masters seemingly disappear. What with him being a alleged rapey peado cunt and all.

 

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5 hours ago, DEF said:

Well it's simple really IMO. The toy line was absolutely bad ass. The art work used on the packaging and posters etc was fantastic.

They tell a story so dramatic and thrilling particularly to a kid. The original cartoon is charming in a quaint sort of a way but not exactly a rollercoaster.

A relaunch done properly will be what every poster and box art promised realised. If nothing else the characters are there gagging for fleshing out.

Also the the early 2000's version is actually very very good with the exception of Prince Adam having the most annoying voice of all time.

Yeah I liked the 2002 series as well, expanded on where the Filmation series couldn’t go but it’s no surprise Adam’s voice was whiny, he was voiced by Cam Clarke aka Leonardo in the original TMNT cartoon

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Filmation wasn’t the greatest cartoon studio. Most of their cartoons seemed to re-use the same cells of animation over and over. Filmation’s cartoons seemed to be aimed at kids only (besides maybe Star Trek - but that was never my cup of tea). At the end of the day though, MOTU was just an advert to sell toys to kids so it did it’s job well. I think Mattel originally wanted to sell Conan the Barbarian toys but when they found out that Conan was a film that was rated R, they scrapped the project and came up with He-Man instead.

I never saw the 2002 version of MOTU but heard it was quite good. I’d also lost interest by the time the New Adventures Of He-Man was around in 1990 but remember that being very different to the Filmation version.

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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion is on Sky Movies Premiere this weekend.  Brings back fond memories of the comic books. Such a fun and endearing set of characters. They've done a good job of being faithful to the art style whilst using modern cgi.

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49 minutes ago, BigJag said:

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion is on Sky Movies Premiere this weekend.  Brings back fond memories of the comic books. Such a fun and endearing set of characters. They've done a good job of being faithful to the art style whilst using modern cgi.

I used to love taking those books out of the library as a kid. 

That is the reasoning behind MOTU. They all seemed to be doing cartoons as toy commercials back then. I think Reagan had introduced some laws relating to advertising and this was a loophole around it or something. 

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Yep. Same here. 4 books at a time from the library. All Asterix stories. 

Cartoons were just the best way to showcase toy products. Allowing the companies to build and develop the characters. Giving the toy line a reason to expand and grow.

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On 8/11/2019 at 4:11 PM, LCJ said:

Netflix have got a Lupin the 3rd feature length cartoon from 1979 called “the Castle of Cagliostro”. Was quite surprised to see it on there as Lupin the 3rd isn’t very well known in the UK (or the US for that matter). The animation still looks good today. Definitely not a kid’s cartoon though.

It's an early, pre-Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki film - released in the early '90s in the UK, as manga/anime started to make waves here, and Ghibli in particular started garnering attention. Probably made its way on to Netflix as Ghibli are quite resistant to putting their stuff on streaming services, so they'd have gladly taken any Miyazaki work they could get their hands on.

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On 8/31/2019 at 12:05 PM, BigJag said:

Yep. Same here. 4 books at a time from the library. All Asterix stories.

I love Asterix and collect them. I've got all of the French ones plus pick up others as and when I spot them on my travels.

I make a point of getting the first one in the series in any language I've studied. These are some of the ones I've read:

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I've got a few more put to one side for whenever I get around to dipping into that particular language.

In preparation for a trip to Romania I did the usual formal studying but Santa Claus, knowing how I operate, also provided me with a few practice materials:

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We'll see how good of a job it's done within the next few days. We're currently in Bulgaria and I've popped into a couple of bookshops already with an eye on you-know-what!

(The comic books are great, although I'm bored of reading the first one. The cartoons are rubbish though. I've never made it through one.)

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