Leading into San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel today announced plans for an expanded partnership with Super7 noting they will be developing and distributing an all new range of Masters of the Universe collectibles beginning in 2017. As a result of the expanded partnership, Mattel will be closing the current MOTU home MattyCollector.com at the end of 2016.
This week, the two companies will release an all new Masters of the Universe animated short – The Curse of the Three Terrors. This is the first time since 1985 that new MOTU footage has been created in the classic Filmation style. The film follows the original characters on an all new adventure in Eternia® and features voice actor Alan Oppenheimer, reprising his signature role as Skeletor®.
“It is a dream come true for us to be involved so intimately with the Masters of the Universe franchise,” said Brian Flynn of Super7. “We have jumped head first into the MOTU world, with retro 3.75″ figures, M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, the new animation and several other secret projects which we will be revealing soon. I think MOTU fans are going to have everything they could possibly dream of —and more!”
“He-Man, Skeletor and the inhabitants of Eternia could not be in better hands,” said Joe Lawandus, SVP of Mattel Marketing & Design. “Brian and team possess an encyclopedic knowledge of the franchise and an attention to detail that is off the charts. While closing MattyCollector.com was a difficult decision, we’re excited about the expanded partnership with Super7 and where will take the brand in the coming years.”