The grown man who continues to identify as McG is in talks with Sony to direct the long, long, long in development Masters of the Universe movie. As io9's resident gonzo He-Man fan, I have long been of the opinion that no live-action movie can possibly live up to my unreasonably high expectations; it’s almost…
As action figures have become more detailed, toy fans have been treated to some amazing-looking figures over the years. But not that long ago, when sculpting techniques were less advanced, toy likenesses could range from the mediocre to the terrifying. Here are 11 figures who look less like they’re ready for action…
Retro Indie band Gunship has just released a new music video for their song Tech Noir, and it’s chock full of references from all the great films of the 1980s. Cue up the nostalgia!
There have been a lot of screenwriters hired to pen a live-action movie adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but none of theme have managed to turn the story of a tan, mostly naked barbarian/bodybuilding enthusiast for modern audiences. But I have high hopes for the newest writer to take it on.
... for your wall. Ever wanted to basically do what Skeletor never could? Now’s your chance! Well, as long as you have a rather ludicrous amount of money, this massive head of poor Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe could be yours to mount above your fireplace in a mixture of sadness and pride.
Multiverses! Don’t you know the key to comic book superstardom is an interconnected mess of alternate realities? Everyone has one, whether they’re tearing them up into a zillion pieces or slowly stitching them back together for the umpteenth time. The latest Comic to jump on the bandwagon? Why, He-Man, of course.
When we ranked the original Masters of the Universe figures, you knew the Princess of Power figures were also coming, right? Sure, She-Ra’s toyline wasn’t quite as epic as her brother He-Man’s, but it was still awesome. It’s just that some figures were more awesome than others.
The most powerful man in the universe was also part of the greatest toyline in the universe. MotU’s giant, wildly varied assortment of heroes and villains set it apart from its ‘80s counterparts — admittedly, some more so than others. So here are all 60 original action figures, scientifically ranked by awesomeness.
What makes a castle impregnable? Is it the walls? Its inhabitants? Other defenses? A combination of all of the above? All we can tell you is this — no one is pregnating these nine fictional castles any time soon.
Details on the live-action Masters of the Universe movie have been scarce to say the least, but the Senior VP of Production at Sony/Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, just tweeted this extremely impressive picture of He-Man's steed Battle Cat. What could it be other than concept art from the movie?
It was roughly 35 years ago that Mattel decided to do its own action-adventure toyline, to make up for its decision not to do Star Wars toys in 1977. In an exclusive excerpt from the book The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, we've got exclusive early sketches, plus the first He-Man pitch memo!
Happy holidays, folks! It's just about time for me to shack up with Olivia Williams in our annual winter vacation, so this is the last "Postal Apocalypse" for a few weeks. Do not weep, for I'll return on December 31st, so keep on sending your letters and I'll try to have an extra big mailbag to make up for it.
I'm so glad the latest videos in Honda's bizarre, toy-themed adverts are for good causes, because otherwise... well, these would be just as nightmarishly terrible, but there would be nothing hopeful to feel about after watching them!
I can barely stand how awesome this series of pictures by Andy McDonald is. Honestly, Note: I want an actual cartoon special devoted to an all-supervillain '80s b-ball team asap. Note 2: I may never stop staring at the picture of Cobra Commander. Honestly, I may need to get a tattoo.
Greetings, my zealots of zip codes! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we denizens of the post-apocalypse still sit around a big meal and give thanks. For instance, I'm particularly grateful I'm no longer imprisoned by those horrible sentient apes. I'm also thankful roast ape tastes a bit like pork. Letter time!
Two weeks ago we learned that He-Man's foe Skeletor was quite the impressive creator of insults, belittling his enemies and his minions with equal brutality. But a new supercut reveals He-Man was no slouch at being a jerk himself, although he preferred incredible sarcasm and trolling over sick burns.
I'm not exactly sure what Honda is thinking by creating a whole commercial series where they let classic toys like Skeletor, Strawberry Shortcake, Stretch Armstong, and the Fisher-Price Little People shill their cars. But I guess I'm at least as likely to buy a car from He-Man's nemesis as I am an regular car salesman.
Skeletor can't be an easy boss to work for. Check out this collection of his greatest insults, most of which are directed at his own incompetent minions. I'd say Beast-Man and the others have a case for harassment, but who are they going to complain to? It's not like Trap-Jaw runs Snake Mountain's HR department.
What would really happen if you could magically catapult into the fantasy land of your favorite toys? Probably just a lot of death. And this clip from the ABCs of Death 2 happily displays the horrors of that fantasy world perfectly.
It's not just enough to make a good cartoon any more. Too often, animated shows are dependent on selling action figures in order to stay on the air, ratings (and quality) be damned. Here are seven shows whose fates would have been far different if they had gotten their merchandising together…