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  • OAFE.net review of The Unnamed One

    A little late, but a good read - and specifically calls the current brand manager out on his nonsense. Enjoy: OAFE.net Review of The Unnamed One.

    ...and for those of you who collect other toy lines, OAFE is an excellent and entertaining resource for all kinds of reviews. Bookmark it!
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    Not every beast is tender, especially if there is genius in his making.

  • #2
    Great Read, these are my favorite highlights:

    "In January 2008, when development on what would eventually become MotU Classics was just getting underway, artist Emiliano Santalucia put together a detailed story bible that laid out where he and writer Val Staples were planning to go with their comicbook series - ideas they'd had for stories, but nothing they had ever submitted to Mattel for approval. In good faith, they sent the bible to Scott Neitlich as an idea of where the MotU Classics story could go, but it was still their work, their concepts, and their property. And yet when they gave a brief interview in ToyFare #143 (released in May, 2009), Mattel sent them a cease-and-desist letter. Now why would that be? So, remember at the beginning of the review, when we wondered why Mattel would send a C&D over documents related to a cancelled continuity? (For his part, Scott has dismissed Santalucia's work as a "fan pitch," as "too complicated," and "with too many Filmation elements.") Well, in the series bible, the Unnamed One (who, by the way, was only ever mentioned in a single panel nearly 30 years ago) was secretly one of the Overlords of the Eternal Dimension (a group only ever mentioned in a single line of dialogue in the 1983 cartoon episode "Golden Disks of Knowledge") who went bad and tried to steal power for himself. In Scott Neitlich's "original" MotU Classics storyline, the Unnamed one was secretly one of the Overlords of the Timeless Dimension (wow, big change) who went bad and tried to steal power for himself. Huh. Now, he wasn't a Trollan in the series bible, but the actual meat of the story? That's clearly identical (although Santalucia went further, and also linked the Unnamed One to Horde Prime, thereby making him the ultimate villain behind every faction, not just another side in the feud). So honestly, it seems like the reason Mattel didn't want anyone talking about the Mo2K comic pitch was so that no one would notice the plagiarism. A lot of fans think it's stupid that the Unnamed One is Gorpo, but either way, this is a pretty good figure."

    Scott is a talentless hack and a liar. If Val Staples had not sold his soul to Mattel and everyone in fandom told Scott to get bent, we would not be where we are today.
    “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
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    Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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    • #3
      Great job. You know, we spend so much time pointing out what a liar Neitlich is that we forget to mention that Neitlich is not just a liar, but a thief as well.


      ....how long do you think a link to this review would last over at that other site???

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Croc-O-Bite! View Post
        Great job. You know, we spend so much time pointing out what a liar Neitlich is that we forget to mention that Neitlich is not just a liar, but a thief as well.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Croc-O-Bite! View Post
          ....how long do you think a link to this review would last over at that other site???
          Under thirty seconds tops.

          You can't read stuff like this and still support these people. Be wary of those who ignore these things.

          I wonder what Val's friends in the comic industry would think about his support for Scott- cribbing from a pitch you didn't pay for is not really looked upon highly by most artists and editors. And Scott is pretty highly involved in the DC Comics, so in effect, Val is supporting a plagiarist of his & Emiliano's work. Why would someone do that? I think running a website that clearly defends a plagiarist is just as bad as anything Rick Olney did (not to defend that dude either in any way). I doubt anyone at Marvel or DC would want to touch a colorist who owns a fansite that edits discourse to favor a corporate exec who steals from pitches and takes the credit. Stones, glass houses, etc.
          “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."― Salman Rushdie

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            Damn, I didn't think about it like that - but damn.

        • #6
          Good read, but I one thing was a bit off. The Unnamed One doesn't appear in the DC comics. The continuity is different from Teh Bioz and that is Orko! The red Skull is (spoilers) Horde prime who in DC comics is Hordak's FATHER. We knew the skull was his dad's since Hordak's origin one shot, however we didn't know it was Horde PRIME until DCvsMOTU #5 or #6 about the same time we found out Skeletor's master was Evil Orko who had been Corrupted by "the skull of power"...

          None of that is to say that it wasn't ORIGINALLY intended to be the Unnamed One. The red skull on his torso is curious...Although it isn't very horde like and it is very small. Also, we now know from from interviews by Jukka on the .ORG that Scott did indeed ghostwrite the plot of the DC comics in the beginning. (even though he said he didn't...) The cluster**** of a plot line of the DC comics and the shift in style/tone does lead one to assume a power struggle was happening inside Mattel over the direction of the comics. Anything is possible, however "Evil Orko" was hinted at way back in Vol. One (#4 or #5?) even before the #6 "unnamed" appearance of Evil Orko so who the hell knows.

          I will say this in regards to coincident: I to linked the "Nameless One" to The Overlords of the Eternal Dimension after reading the old org interviews the original mini comics creators for the first time back in the late 1990's. A good idea is a good idea and great minds think alike...Although I think I took my ideas from Buffy the vampire slayer. (Well, and a touch of Mortal Kombat for the Fallen Eldor/Hordak origin that is only ever In My Canon...) But the concept of fallen deities is practically as old as the concept of deity so...

          As for the figure itself: I love it. SHE is a great looking sculpt. I have HER as King Hiss's apprentice. My thinking is that the power of the Serpents Ring* can't transform Trollons due to their "backwards magic". Her Trollan staff is combined with King Hiss's magic and they look for new ways to transform her. Old Man Orko's secrets (The Oracle from MYP's Power of Grayskull) locked inside castle Grayskull might hold the secrets that would allow her to become gloriously transformed into A Serpentine sorceress in the service of Serpos!



          *My thinking is that ALL Snake Men are products of the Serpents Ring. Considering Zillora's Serpent Clan of Filmation and MYP's Serpents Ring that seams the simplest solution.
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          • #7
            Hide your intellectual property folks!

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