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A Masters Cast Christmas

Download the Masters Cast Christmas song parody “Eternian Night / Deck the Hall of Wisdom” today to extend your holiday fun!

Click here to download the mp3 of “Eternian Night / Deck the Hall of Wisdom”

Silent night,
Eternian night,
Hordak leaves his zone of fright,
Sneaks into the palace of Randor,
Royal infant to steal with Skeletor
Flees to another dimension
Til they find the Sword of Protection

Wait, wait, wait!
What about when Man-At-Arms enters the nursery?
Um, there wouldn’t have been a kidnapping if Stratos was there. Just sayin’

Deck the Hall of Wisdom with Twiggets,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don’t forget those dwarfish Widgets,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our battle armor
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hey, that Madam Razz is quite a charmer
Fa la la la la la la la la la

Duncan’s got the music rented,
Fa la la la la la la la la,
Moss-Man makes it all pine scented,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Now don’t forget to invite friends from
TROLLA la la la la la la la
Chef Alan’s brought lots and then some!
Fa la la la la la la la la

Vocals: Katy Cartee Haile, Jon Kallis
Speaking: Martin Penny, Leanne Hannah
Lyrics and Production: Josh de Lioncourt
Vocal Mixing: Jon Kallis

Did you know that Jon and Katy sang a remake of the iconic He-Man & She-Ra: Secret of the Sword theme song “I Have The Power” with Josh on the ivories? Martin supervised. Fans are never afraid to embarrass themselves and embrace their fandom! You got to hear the remake at the end of one of the podcast episodes, but here it is free for you to download. Enjoy!

Download (mp3)

Our remake is dedicated to Erika Scheimer, the legend behind the original version you hear in the movie and at the end of every She-Ra cartoon episode!

A Message from He-Man

Josh and his sister meet He-Man, Skeletor, and Hordak!

On a warm afternoon in September, 1983, a healthy and happy kindergarten boy sat down in front of a little color television set to watch the day’s episode of Super Friends. The TV was tuned to KCOP, an independent station that broadcast to the greater Los Angeles area on channel 13. Much to his surprise, the scheduling had changed. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman did not flash across the screen embarking on another adventure to save the world. Instead, a prince attired in renaissance style and a green and yellow striped tiger transformed with a flash of lightning and a cloud of smoke into a breathtaking hero and his feline companion before an enormous stone castle with a skull as its front. The boy was instantly captivated. Before the final credits had finished rolling, he was out in his backyard wielding a fallen tree branch like a sword and crying, "By the power of Grayskull!"

That boy was me, and this was just the first of two things that would happen over the course of the next year, completely changing my whole life.


The Great MOTUC POP Debate

The Great MOTUC POP Debate

I was unable to participate in the latest Masters Cast episode, therefore I am writing an article to voice my opinions. Most collectors of the MOTU Classics line seem to think that POP is being adequately represented in the line. I disagree and here’s why:

Number of Episodes:
MOTU – 130
POP – 93
NA – 65
MYP – 39

Number of Figures:
MOTU – 17
POP – 3
NA – 1
MYP – 5

The number of episodes is a direct reflection of how well the series did at the time it aired. If it was popular and sold toys, more episodes were made. If it was unpopular and didn’t sell well, it was canceled. And, the fans of today who are buying these figures were fans back then. I doubt there is a significant amount of MOTUC collectors who started their relationship with He-Man from the Mike Young Productions cartoon. Thus, it is only logical to assume MOTUC figures made from the POP series would do extremely well going by the cartoon’s popularity (and the strong sales that the Princess of Power line delivered when it originally debuted). This has already been shown to be the case with figures such as Hordak, She-Ra and Adora, who sold out in a matter of minutes. Yes, I count Hordak as a She-Ra character for his main promotion was her cartoon series. So, why the under-representation for POP?

Some might argue that She-Ra sold to females back in the 80’s and there are few females collecting MOTUC today. That may be the case, but I don’t for one minute believe that the males collecting this line are hating on the female figures. They’re beautiful, busty, strong and the same scale as their male counterparts, unlike the pitiful (sorry!) 80’s figures. I haven’t seen ONE fan say “I’m not gonna buy She-Ra, she’s a GIRL!” We outgrew those mentalities when we hit puberty, so why is Mattel still treating us like children? Plus, even if that were the mindset of some less-enlightened fans, let’s not forget the gay fans who are happy to support the girls!

I realize Mattel is juggling a lot between the four series, male and female characters and good/bad guys. And, there’s the whole “who do they have the rights to make?” issue. But, POP is being seriously misrepresented in this line and if they make another no-name character or MADE UP character into a figure before introducing more already-well-known-and-loved POP characters as figures, I’m going to scream!

George DiCenzo

Masters of the Universe fans were first introduced to George DiCenzo in the Filmation episodes “The Sleepers Awaken” and “Eye of the Beholder”. While he is uncredited for his work in these episodes, he provided the voices for Lord Tyrin and Garth before going on for what we most remember him by: his voice work for Hordak, Bow, and Sea Hawk during the entire run of Filmation’s She-Ra Princess of Power.

Mr. DiCenzo was born on April 21, 1940 and began his Hollywood career in the early 70s when he started working on the cult-classic television series Dark Shadows. His career spanned three decades as a character actor in both film, television, and animation. DiCenzo frequently shared his craft with others by serving as an acting coach in both New York City and Philadelphia, working with the likes of Burt Reynolds.

Mr. DiCenzo passed away on August 9, 2010 from sepsis. He will forever be remembered as the masterful voice of Hordak, Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde to adoring He-Man and She-Ra fans.