View Full Version : Major Matt Mason returns!
Mar 25, '09, 9:41 AM
You just know toys are a coming for this one!!!:smile:
Dark Horizons | News | Tom Hanks Makes "Matt Mason" Film - March 25th 2009 (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/13642/tom-hanks-makes-matt-mason-film/)
Mar 25, '09, 10:23 AM
Does anybody remember in the 80s when that guy (I forget his name) somehow bought the rights to Matt Mason and started work on a comic and "feature" film?
Crazy rumours like Sybil Danning as Calisto started coming out and this guy apparently tried to claim ownership of people's collections because he owned the rights. This was pre interweb so I heard all of this 13th hand. Eventually Mattel released the lawyers but I wonder if he'll surface again now that a legit movie is in the works.
Mar 25, '09, 10:35 AM
Yeah, I remember reading about the guy in Comics scene magazine back in the day. He was married to Sybil Danning, hence the rumor I guess.
Didnt know he was trying to claim other peoples collections though? Good luck with that buddy!!
Mar 25, '09, 10:58 AM
Yeah, I had a friend who was a pretty serious MMM guy back in the day and he said that a couple of collectors got threatening letters if they used the logo in toyshop ads and he had heard that this guy allegedly claimed ownership of somebody's collection. Really crazy crap.
I just looked it up and Sybil Danning was to play a topless female Callisto, sounds like a classy production!
Mar 25, '09, 11:01 AM
I hereby claim all your collections.
I've been collecting since 1975, so that makes me one of the Ancient Ones.
So cough it up, guys......:grin:
I don't know if this film will be a great idea.
Remember the Thunderbirds live action movie?
Man, that sucked....
But if they re-released the toys, fantastic news!!!!!
Mar 25, '09, 11:15 AM
huh... I knew Hanks was a huge MMM collector and fan... He's due for somthing kida cool
Mar 25, '09, 2:19 PM
In my opinion, Tom Hanks is about two steps behind Tom Cruise in the "thinks very highly of himself" category. I don't care for him anymore. Maybe he'll jump on Oprah's couch soon?
Wait a minute! The guy was married to Sybil Danning and he claimed he owned peoples Matt Mason toy collection. What a greedy SOB! I should think
being married to Sybil Danning the guy had already used up most of his lifetime supply of luck/good fortune so he had no call being a jerk about others toys collections.
Mar 25, '09, 7:25 PM
If they re-make the toys, I hope they'll make them for kids and not collectors. Mine would have a field day with that as long as they didn't fall apart. although, my original one eventually had all of the wires break in him by the mid-70's.
Mar 25, '09, 9:20 PM
As a MMM collector this is as big as the day Paul annouces new WGSH!
Hanks is all about Space and MMM was his favorite child toy. I think he'll do a good job on this. I would expect an updated version but I would also think we'll see a classic MMM toy as well. This possibly explains why Mattel has guarded the rights to this property some 40 years post production. That other Bozo didn't ever hold the rights in the true legal sense. He did file and the inital filing was approved but Mattel pulled some strings got it back very fast.
I hope this project proceeds past this point . . .
Apr 26, '09, 9:33 PM
Even if the movie ends up not being the greatest, at least we will finally get some new MMM toys out of it. So I'm totally good with it. I just wonder if they will make the new figures bendys like the classic ones?
Apr 26, '09, 9:50 PM
I have a MMM Big Little Book called "Moon Mission". That's all I have of MMM, but I've always liked the commercials. Some new toys would be nice, as long as McFarland doesn't do them. That line produces some scary toys. :yeah:
Apr 26, '09, 10:00 PM
Some new toys would be nice, as long as McFarland doesn't do them. That line produces some scary toys. :yeah:
I think there is pretty much zero chance Mattel would let that happen. :smile:
Apr 26, '09, 11:44 PM
I would think any new figures wouldnt be bendys, but who knows? Mattel might be feeling nostalgic and re-release the original stuff?
Apr 27, '09, 10:23 PM
As a kid, I wanted Battle Beyond the Stars Action Figures. As an adult, I still want a Sybil Danning Action Figure.
Between the Movie Maniacs and Neca Reels Toys, you'd think someone would have gotten around to the Top Poppin' Queen Werewolf from Howling 2.
I have old issues of Preview that always had upcoming Sybil Danning projects that never materialized. Black Diamond was a comic book starring her that was always supposed to make the transition. She also claimed to have the title role in Octopussy at one point. I think there was also an Attack of the 50 Foot woman remake that never got further than the cover of Femme Fatales.
Apr 28, '09, 6:06 AM
I never collected MMM, but always thought they look cool.:yes: If I remember correctly...the had some Aliens too right? I like to get some of those.
>Some new toys would be nice, as long as McFarland doesn't do them.
Awwww.... but I wanted an "Explosive decompression Sgt Storm" figure!
>I never collected MMM, but always thought they look cool.
Yeah, they were before my time, but when I was a kid I had a few odd bits that I'd get on clearance from different toy stores. Looking at them now, that was an awesome toy line! I can see why so many people loved it so much. I'd never collect them myself; WAY too much work, and I'm a completist.... but I have considered custom 8" Megos.
If they did bring it back I bet they'd do it as a limited collector's thing, and concentrate on the figures: the playsets and vehicles are way too involved for limited releases.
>If I remember correctly...the had some Aliens too right?
Officially there were two; but Colourforms made a line of "Outer Space Men" that were kinda intended to go along with Matt. (As I recall the story....) THOSE rocked too! I never had any of them either, but I had the Colourforms set and some puzzles and always wanted a few figures. Very nifty. I've planned 8" customs of THEM too. (SOme of 'em require complicated techniques that're currently beyond me.)
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