- What is The Power and The Honor Foundation?
- Who are the people behind The Power and The Honor Foundation?
- How can I help The Power and The Honor Foundation?
- Why does The Power and The Honor Foundation need donations?
- What items is The Power and The Honor Foundation looking for?
- How is The Power and The Honor Foundation going to share its materials with fans and collectors?
- Where does The Power and The Honor Foundation find the art and collectibles and how does it obtain them?
- What does The Power and The Honor Foundation do with the art in its possession?
- Where will the Foundation keep the collection?
- Can I join the Foundation?
- Is my money going to buy artwork for your personal collection?
- Is the Foundation affiliated with Mattel or Classic Media?
1 – What is The Power and The Honor Foundation?
The Power and The Honor Foundation is a fan-funded, non-profit organization that is dedicated to documenting, archiving, preserving, and sharing the rich history of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. As such, we will be sharing some of the most amazing collections of artwork, documents, and toys from their earliest days.
2 – Who are the people behind The Power and The Honor Foundation?
The Foundation was cofounded by Josh Van Pelt, who is also the current director. The Board of Directors consists of experts and professionals who have all been life-long MOTU fans. In addition to the board, there have been a few key participants who have contributed their time and expertise to help archive, catalog, and preserve the pieces in our collection.
3 – How can I help The Power and The Honor Foundation?
The Foundation is a non-profit, federally recognized 501(c)3 public charity. It is currently accepting monetary donations to help with the costs of acquiring, archiving, and preserving the original pieces of artwork and prototypes. In addition to these costs, the Foundation has administrative costs (such as web hosting, shipping, etc.) that need to be covered.
The Foundation also accepts contributions of original artwork and prototypes. The pieces can be donated or purchased and would become the property of the Foundation. We will also work with a donor if they wish to supply the Foundation with digital scans or photographs of pieces to remain in their collections.
Toys and general merchandise from both MOTU and POP are also greatly appreciated. The goal is to preserve as much history as possible, and these are the items that we all remember from our childhood.
Since the Foundation is classified as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, the Foundation can issue a tax receipt for your donations.
4 – Why does The Power and The Honor Foundation need donations?
The Foundation needs your support to continue to be able to acquire the original artwork and prototypes for archiving and preserving. The Foundation may also compensate collaborators for creating digital archives, performing restorations, and otherwise assisting in the preservation process.
5 – What items is The Power and The Honor Foundation looking for?
The Foundation’s collection will consist of a digital archive of scans and photographs as well as physically owned pieces of documents, artwork, and prototypes. In addition to these one-of-a-kind pieces, the Foundation will also form a collection of the original toys and merchandise.
6 – How is The Power and The Honor Foundation going to share its materials with fans and collectors?
The Foundation will be creating and continually updating a digital archive of its collection. In addition to bring a few pieces to conventions such as SDCC and Power-Con, the artwork is available for lease to other organizations for public display. The Foundation will also be printing catalogs that highlight the pieces that have been preserved that will be given as a gift to our donors and supporters.
7 – Where does The Power and The Honor Foundation find the art and collectibles and how does it obtain them?
The pieces in the Foundation’s archives were either purchased from or donated by the original artists or collectors who had obtained them from the original sources. We work closely with the original artists, designers, and former employees from many of the companies that produced licensed MOTU and POP merchandise, cartoon, and toys. We are also talking with many collectors who have been able to preserve some amazing original pieces of artwork and prototypes in their own collections.
8 – What does The Power and The Honor Foundation do with the art in its possession?
All materials are either scanned or photographed and digitally restored. They are kept in a digital archive and will be shared with our donors as appropriate. At this time, the original artwork needs to be properly preserved by professionals. We are currently discussing options for creating a permanent home for the pieces that will hopefully include the pieces being on public display.
9 – Where will the Foundation keep the collection?
One of the goals of the Foundation is to create a permanent home for the pieces. While a location paid for by the Foundation is probably not financially possible, we are exploring many options.
One option that has arisen is to have the artwork collection on a long-term loan at an institution such as an art school or college. This way it would be properly preserved, looked after, and given a chance to be on public display.
We are open to discussing options for the creation of a permanent home if you have any ideas or resources to offer.
10 – Can I join the Foundation?
We weren’t planning any sort of memberships but we are always open to new ideas. This is truly a fan-funded organization that will require fan participation. We will offer many opportunities in the near future for fans to contribute their time and resources to help the Foundation be the best it can be.
11 – Is my money going to buy artwork for your personal collection?
The Foundation is a legal entity that owns its assets independent of any individual(s). While the current Board of Directors act as stewards for the pieces, they will always belong to the Foundation and ultimately to the donors. As a non-profit art preservation organization, our goal is to create a permanent home for everything the Foundation is able to preserve. No funds will be used to buy any artwork or collectibles that any board members will own personally. Everyone involved in the Foundation is committed to creating the greatest fan-focused Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power archive possible.