He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

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Above: Berkay Daglar didn’t have to do much to get us excited about this Pacific Rim poster, we were taken the moment we saw the giant robot. It just helps they made a sweet poster that I personally wouldn’t mind having hung in my living room right about now. [Berkay Daglar]

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: The third phase of the Marvel universe is still a long way away, but that hasn’t stopped fans like AndrewSS7 from making their own Ant-Man movie posters. Featuring his own take on Henry Pym’s Ant-Man armor,it paints a pretty convincing movie poster that Marvel might want to snatch up. [Geek Tyrant]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Cosplayer Jessica Nigri dressed as Lollipop Chainsaw -the zombie killin’ cheerleader with a chainsaw- during Amazing Arizona Comic Convention. Do you really need any more info than that? My nerd nub is numb. [ObviousWinner]

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He-Man Learns a Hard Truth

There are some things that you just have to learn from example. You’d think He-Man would have figured this one out after the whole Siegfried & Roy thing. All this video is missing is a G.I. Joe to come out behind some bushes and let us know “The Rest of the Battle” tip.


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The He-Man Creation Controversy

Who knew that there was such a controversy about the creation of He-man? This trailer is fascinating. All these guys with their He-man /He-said. For those outside the creative corporate structure, this is a lot more common than you know. It’s a dog eat dog world out there and this is a very interesting example of how an idea can get taken and run with. Check out the trailer below and the offical site. NerdBastards will kep you informed on when the film comes out of production.

Dammit! He-man Movie Back On, New Script Coming Soon

He-Man says “Hey”.

Yep, talk of a He-Man movie has reared it’s ugly head again. Mind you, I am a huge Masters of the Universe fan. It’s like my go-to cartoon. In fact, the only stuff I purposely go out and buy (if you consider Ebay as going out) anymore is He-Man related merch. So, being that I am a die-hard fan, I won’t a accept a movie that’s anything less than an EPIC, high-budgeted, stylistic, Sci-Fi, fantasy, action flick that’s dark and bleak with a modicum of humor (for the kiddies). 300 meets Lord of The Rings. Since He-man is just too weird and perhaps too gay (quite a few homo erotic undertones), anyone besides Peter Jackson or Guillermo Del Toro will royally fuck it up. But I digress.

The last word we heard on the project was over a year ago when two new writers were hired to re-write a script by Justin Marks (who apparently wrote Heman as a warrior astronaut and had Skeletor wearing a metal mask ala Doctor Doom). Predators screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, are the ones working on the most recent draft.

Now, according According Sony Vice President DeVon Franklin the He-Man film adaptation Masters of the Universe is not only still on, but the script should be turned in very soon. He expressed his excitement for the film saying,

One of other things I’m really excited about is we’re doing a reboot of the 1980s franchise Masters of the Universe. The He-Man franchise. Very excited about that. Should have that script very soon. I’m praying that we can start figuring out how we’re going to make it.

“start figuring out how we’re going to make it”? Oi, fuck me with a black dildo why don’t you (please don’t). That’s not a show of confidence. Not at all. It’s almost like he’s admitting “yea were gonna have zero budget and we’re gonna make it as kid friendly as possible”. I’m of course putting words in his mouth. I have no idea what he thinks or what his intentions are, but knowing Hollywoods aptitude for adapting and ruining 80’s cartoon franchises, I’m sure my assessment is not far off.

I can only hope the writing team and creatives behind this wish to preserves the heart of the source material, take it in a new direction, and add a bit of mythos and depth. Perhaps something representational to the nerd fan art above. That would be nice.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe started out as a toy line that spawned a popular animated series that ran from 1983 to 1985. They later created a couple animated TV remakes, and a memorable live-action film in 1987, which stared Dolph Lundgren. Frank Langella was the shit as Skeletor!

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Yesterday I wrote about my personal account at the NY Toyfair. In my account I mentioned how I could not get into the Mattel showroom. To view their products was by appointment only. I flirted, bribed them with candies and cupcakes, but alas they refused to let me enter. They pulled a “you shall not pass” on me. I’m particularly sour about not getting in, as the whole reason for my trip was to check out Mattel‘s fall/summer roll-out for their Masters of the Universe Classics Line. Briefly: MOTUC celebrates the He-man figures from the 80’s with monthly figure releases to Mattel’s exclusive collector website MattyCollector.com. The figures they roll out monthly are a homage to their original counterparts, looking essentially the same in design, but have all the niceties of today’s modern sculpting and detail. They’re really something.  Anyway, the line started about 2 years ago and about 50 figures have takin’ stabs at my wallet. I’ve collected everyone. Like many fans of the line, we itch to see what figures are around the corner. Again, I was unable to gratify my anticipation as I got kicked out the building. On the plus side, they booted me right in front of a hot dog stand. At-least my hunger was satisfied.

Well, purely for my self indulgence and for the rest of the He-Man fans out there in the bastards crowd, our friends from popculturenetwork.com were able to get a video walk through of the figures displayed at Toy Fair 2011.

Sy-Klone. King Hsss. Man-E-Face. It looks like I’ll be eatin’ wish sandwiches for the 6 months or so. What’s a wish sandwich? Two slices of bread and some mayo. You “wish” you had some meat in it. Suffice to say, I’m fairly excited and maybe a few of you might be as well.

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This vintage, in the box He-man was once owned by legendary actor Leonardo DiCaprio and soon it could be yours. Yes, you could own this mint condition collectable for the low price of $9000. Yes I know, it isn’t cheap but its carded and graded vintage He-man action figure from the 1980’s. You like the Masters of The Universe don’t you, well then buy this piece of gold right now.

From the online listing:

Hi, This is a 1982 series 1/8 back MOTU He Man w/warranty. AFA 85 Card 80, Bubble 85, Figure 90. There are only 12 of these graded and this is the highest graded example. The pictures a fuzzy because it is still in the plastic from AFA, I never removed it.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own 2 pieces of history all in one purchase. The highest graded 1/8 He Man w/warranty, and previously owned by the talented and very famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio. This comes with a C.O.A. (Certificate Of Authenticity) signed by Tom Derby.

Only 12 graded cards and Leo’s is the highest grade. That just shows you that if you were in a few successful movies here and there you too can resell your Beanie Babies for a mint. If your interested in owning a piece of young Leo’s history then place a bid. If not, just go back to the flea markets and search for those hidden gems.

Via: You Bent My Wookie

Happy Birthday She-Ra!!!

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I could start this off by quoting the whole honor of Greyskull line but that would just make me look like a lazy bastard and I’m sure you would roll your eyes at it. Anyway, this year marked the 25th anniversary of She-Ra: Princess of Power. That’s right folks, the show with a female warrior that proved to boys that even girls can kick ass turned 25 years old.

CNN Entertainment did a pretty good article and an interview with the voice of She-Ra, Melendy Britt. The interview, which is available after the jump, consist of Britt explaining how She-Ra was a role model, who she thinks should play as She-Ra if they made a live action movie of it now, and Sea Hawk.

While I was only able to catch this and other He-Man shows through later syndication, you can’t deny the impact She-Ra has made in nerd pop culture. Leave a comment on any good memory that you have about She-Ra, the cartoons, the toys, etc. and also check out that interview after the break.

Source: CNN Entertainment

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