'Masters' NEEDS your vote!
Click on the above link to sign the He-Man.org Petition to show Mattel your
support for Masters of the Universe!
This is no joke everyone.
We are potentially watching our dream come to an end.
Do you really want to risk losing Masters of the Universe, despite what you
may have heard?
We do not! And we won't sit by and wait to find out that the
toy line we love is gone!
The time to act is now.
Please sign the petition today!
Click read more for their press release.
As quoted from TZ.
Fans from the popular site www.he-man.org are rallying support to save the Masters
of the Universe franchise in the United States.
Relaunched in the summer of 2002, the new toy line has received rave reviews
from critics and fans alike. The new cartoon and comic have also received praise
as well, and are strong fan favorites. But all of this could change.
Despite a large following with adults and collectors, the new toy and cartoon
did not appear to find its intended audience with children. After numerous reports
of the toy line being dropped by major retailers, no reports of new figures
debuting this spring, and the cartoon airing one day a week in syndication,
fans of this brand are joining together in an effort to keep Masters in production
for the extensive collector community.
"Masters of the Universe is a brand that has a very large and very passionate
following," says Val Staples, writer of the Masters of the Universe comic
and administrative contact for He-Man.org. "As a fellow fan, I can say
without a doubt that the huge Masters fan base has been dreaming about this
kind of relaunch for over a decade."
Mattel has a history of producing toys that are primarily child-oriented. And
thankfully this has struck home with international markets, as both children
and adults appear to be taking to the relaunch. But Masters in the U.S. has
not been as fortunate. And since Mattel does not specialize in collector oriented
toys, fans fear that Masters may be gone for good in the U.S.
"We know this line would have a long and successful life in the U.S. as
a collector and fan-oriented brand." added Staples. "The fans won't
stop until Mattel realizes this."
He-Man.org has started an online petition as one way of sending Mattel their
message. The petition is just one of a few measures they have planned to let
Mattel know about their love for this property.
"We take this very seriously. Masters is our passion. It's just as important
to us as the hobbies and collections embraced by millions of others," says
Staples. "We set out to create a petition that proudly displays the names
and comments of every unique Masters fan and their love for this property. We
hope our efforts might ensure that fans across the globe will look forward to
not only new toys, but new cartoon episodes or specials, comics, and more."
The fans of He-Man.org hope that other fans who enjoy Masters of the Universe
will add their names to the petition, and join them in the other events to raise
You can sign the petition at: http://www.he-man.org/petition/ and you can track
regular updates about the Masters of the Universe brand and the efforts of its
fans at http://www.he-man.org/ .