This summer, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is making a comeback with a new animated series that picks up where the original 1980s show left off. Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director Kevin Smith is behind the latest iteration of the fantasy franchise that launched the iconic toy line, and the first photos of the revamped animated series have arrived.
Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania series, is bringing Masters of the Universe: Revelation to life, and the artwork on display here looks absolutely incredible. It perfectly mixes the style and detail of anime with the classic feel of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Get a first look at the new Maters of the Universe animated series below. Read More »
By the power of Grayskull! Fabulous secret powers will be revealed to you on the day you hold aloft this magic sword, a new Masters of the Universe prop replica from Factory Entertainment. Modeled after the sword wielded by He-Man in the animated series from the 1980s (and the action figure line that preceded it), the Masters of the Universe sword replica is cast in stainless steel, and is big enough for even the most mighty of He-Man fans. Check it out below. Read More »
A new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe CG animated series is coming to Netflix, adding to the streaming service’s seeming obsession with all things He-Man these days. This iteration will join She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as well as the upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the 2D anime series being overseen by director Kevin Smith. And last we heard, the long-gestating He-Man feature film might end up at Netflix, too. Read More »
While Sony Pictures is currently getting a new Masters of the Universe movie together, there’s another treat in store for fans who have been anxious to head back to Eternia. Filmmaker Kevin Smith announced at Power-Con that he will act as executive producer and showrunner on a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series at Netflix that will pick up where the original series left off back in 1985. Read More »
If you were a kid in the 1980s, there’s a good chance that at one time you were desperate to play with the toys from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. These classic ripped action figures were a staple of toys during that decade, and in recent years, the toy company Super 7 has been releasing new, retro versions of those figures for collectors. But what are action figures without playsets? Thankfully, Super 7 also has you covered there.
After releasing a Castle Grayskull playset a few years ago for their Masters of the Universe Collector’s Choice action figure line, Super 7 is back with an even bigger playset of Skeletor’s menacing fortress known as Snake Mountain. And when we say bigger, we mean it stands three feet tall and four feet wide when fully opened up. And it comes with all the coolest accessories. Read More »
Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee.
With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Check out prints like that and much more from the Luke Flowers Raised by Rainbows art show below. Read More »
Sony Pictures is still trying to make a Masters of the Universe movie despite a decade of development hell. The power of brand recognition is strong in Hollywood, and the studio has their eyes on making a fantasy action blockbuster franchise out of the popular He-Man toyline and cartoon. However, the vision that writer/director David S. Goyer had was too expensive for Sony to bring to life, and one of the creature designers hired to work on that iteration of Masters of the Universe has recently teased some details about what we’ll be missing out on. Read More »
Sony and Escape Artists are reviving He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, after the toy and cartoon property spent years in development hell. At one point recently, Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) was going to direct a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger). Now Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has been hired to re-write the film, and there is supposition that he could direct as well. Read More »
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Documentaries have the rare ability to make someone who knows nothing about a subject an immediate fan. Who hasn’t wanted to play Donkey Kong after watching The King of Kong or save the environment after seeing An Inconvenient Truth? But sometimes there are documentaries that hit a little closer to home and those can be even more special. Trailers for two in-production documentaries have come to light that focus on very small niches of fandom and, chances are, you’re familiar with one of these subjects, if not both.
There’s My Other Me by Josh Laner which is about cosplay and Toy Masters by Urban Archipelago Films which chronicles the controversial history of He-Man. Watch the trailers and find out where you can learn more these still-in-production films after the jump. Read More »
Each year Gallery 1988 holds a “Under The Influence” art show. In years past, they’ve done tribute shows to the Beastie Boys and Stan Lee. This year’s honoree is a tribute to He-Man and The Masters of the Universe. Over 100 artists are contributing to the exhibition, each contributing their “unique vision of the wonderfully rich fantasy world of eternia.” Tis includes some of our favorite artists, which we’ve featured on the site in past editions of Cool Stuff. Check out 24 pieces of art from the show, after the jump.
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