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


    It just exists to sell toys.

    \The Elden Ring trailer is more interesting
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  • Tyrone Slothrop: It just exists to sell toys.


    You're not wrong!

    Origin of Battlecat - He-Man
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?
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  • CarnySaur: Are kids going to watch this, or just sad guys in their fifties?


    1) kids will watch anything
    2) Im 45 thank you
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • So....are there only like, 25 people on the entire planet?

    /goes for you too Thundercats
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  • 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...
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  • This promotes an unrealistic body image for superheros.
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  • He-Man and Skeletor Dancing | Money Supermarket Commercial
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  • When we get reminded that Kevin Smith is the man behind this project:

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