The Power and The Honor Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization
August 13, 2012:
The Power and The Honor Foundation is officially a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity organization and donations and contributions are now tax-deductible.
The IRS has applied our 501(c)3 status retroactively to our original filing date last year, so it is effective as of May 26, 2011. The IRS allows you to refile or amend your taxes for the last two years if needed. We have kept detailed records, and if you made a donation after our official filing date, you are welcome to contact us for a copy of a tax-deductible donation receipt.
501(c)3 public charity status is something we have been working towards for the past year. The formation of the Foundation, the drafting of bylaws, and the submitting, clarifying, and resubmitting of paperwork has been a long and intricate process; one which we hope will help us to better serve the fans of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power.
Our mission remains the same: To collect, archive, preserve, and educate the public about the creative origins of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. Attaining tax-exempt status is critical to our mission and to our development into a sustainable organization.
Our continued operation relies heavily upon contributions made by other fans. You can help by being involved with the Foundation, by telling us what you’d like to see us improve, by attending events where we get to share artwork with the public, and by contributing to The Power and The Honor Foundation, either by donating toys and artwork or through cash donations- which are now all tax deductible!
Please consider making a contribution today to help preserve the art and history of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. Please visit www.powerandhonor.org for more information.
In the coming weeks, we will begin working on a many new projects that will require volunteers. We will begin building databases, creating archives, and organizing photographs. If you would like to be considered for one of our volunteer roles please contact us at email@example.com.
Artist Anthony G. Guerrero passed away on February 25th, 2012. Tony will be remembered for his amazing original sculpts based on Mark Taylor’s original concept characters for He-Man and Masters of the Universe action figures, first release by Mattel 30 years ago. The look, feel, and musculature that he incorporated in these early concept sculpts were incorporated into the toys that millions of children across the globe played with during the 1980’s and beyond. Those of us at The Power and The Honor Foundation were saddened by the news of his passing and extend our condolences to his family and friends.
Masters of the Universe Chronicles features an interview with one of the founders of The Power and The Honor Foundation, Joshua Van Pelt.
In this interview we hear how Josh helped found The Power and The Honor Foundation, how instrumental James Eatock and Emiliano Santalucia were in producing the first catalog that looks at the art of Masters of the Universe toy design and what his favorite figures are!
Click here to listen – http://popculturenetwork.com/article…11030115848361
Emiliano Santalucia and Josh Van Pelt had the pleasure and honor to meet Erika Scheimer at Power-Con in Los Angeles.
Ms. Scheimer had chance to visit the exibition sponsored by The Power and The Honor Foundation and take a look a the Catalog Vol. 1.
Ms. Scheimer recently sent us this wonderful letter about the Catalog and the mission of the Foundation which we decided to share with all the He-Man and She-Ra fans.
I want to congratulate you on the publication of “The Power and the Honor Foundation: Catalog Volume One.” It is an incredible volume of material with such a plethora of minute detail about every aspect of the art of Masters of the Universe toy design that anyone interested in MOTU, the toys or the the shows, would love this book! The sheer number of pieces of concept art and toy photographs is amazing and gives the reader a wonderful pictorial history of the evolution of the MOTU toy design like none other that I have seen. There is no doubt that this catalog is a true labor of love of the first order!!
I also want to give my support for “The Power and the Honor Foundation” which made this wonderful publication possible. The idea of collecting and digitally preserving as much of the artwork and material that can be found, twenty to thirty years later, from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power series for future generations of youngsters to enjoy is an astounding endeavor. That this hard work is being done by fans, artists and even some of the original creators who are inspired by their love of the characters and their stories is a testament to the authenticity of this foundation which is inspired by love, not money!
The Power and The Honor Foundation will be set up at the Garden State Comic Con (http://gardenstatecomiccon.net) in Cherry Hill, NJ on October 8 & 9, 2011. We will have some catalogs available for pick-up if you would like to receive your catalog before they ship. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pick-up at the show.
If you have not donated but are interested, please stop by our table to check out our catalog in person! We’ll also have a few cool pieces of MOTU history on display.
We do not have a shipping date yet for the catalogs but it should be in the next few weeks. They are en route but we are still waiting for them to arrive at our shipper. The boxes are being prepped and they will be sent out as soon as possible. Once we get an exact date we will post it. If you have donated and not picked up your catalog in person, you will receive an e-mail as soon as it is in the mail. Thanks again for your support.
About the show: The GSCC is going to be huge! It is the largest comic and toy expo in New Jersey with over 150 dealer tables and tons of celebrity & movie guests. There will also be a full line of Zoloworld cases for sale to protect your loose and carded MOTU & MOTUC figures.
The Power and The Honor Foundation today announced its first President and Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Emiliano Santalucia has been named President of the Board of Directors. Mr. Santalucia was the primary artist for the entire run of the He-Man comic book series by MVCreations. He has also provided art and design for various official He-Man and She-Ra DVD releases and the Four Horsemen’s He-Man line from NECA Toys. As president, Mr. Santalucia’s responsibilities include: ensuring that the Board conducts business effectively and efficiently, makes certain that board members are aware of and fulfill their governance responsibilities and are accountable for their performance, and facilitating the Boards compliance with applicable laws and bylaws. His leadership will help the Foundation fulfill its mission of archiving, preserving, and sharing the history and artwork of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. The 2-year term runs from August 1, 2011 until July 31, 2013.
James Eatock has been named Vice President of the Board of Directors. James “Busta Toons” Eatock worked on various official DVD releases of He-Man and She-Ra by providing information and commentary. He currently publishes cereal:geek magazine and is the author of the The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the upcoming unofficial cartoon guide to She-Ra, Princess of Power. As vice president, Mr. Eatock will preside in the absence of the president, work with other officers and committee members, serve as ex-officio member of all committees, and carry out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the president. His expertise will greatly strengthen the ability of the Foundation to archive and share the history and artwork of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. The 2-year term runs from August 1, 2011 until July 31, 2013.
The Power and The Honor Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, archiving, preserving, and educating the public about the creative origins of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. The first catalog from the Foundation, The Power and The Honor Foundation Catalog Volume One: The Art of Masters of the Universe Toy Design, will be available at the end of September.
Win a 12″ testshot RotoCast Skeletor figure from the 200X Masters of The Universe toy line.
The rules are simple. There are 52 separate images that make up the complete header image on The Power and The Honor Foundation website.
Attempt to identify which character, vehicle, playset, logo, etc. is in each square. Some of these images have never been seen before so don’t be too upset if you cant figure them out!
The entry with the most correct answers will be awarded a 12″ testshot RotoCast Skeletor figure.
The contest runs from August 27, 2011 until September 3, 2011.
To enter the contest, send you submission here.
Complete contest rules can be found here.
Welcome to The Power and The Honor Foundation! It is with great pleasure that we are able to share this exciting new adventure with you, the fans of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power.
The Power and The Honor Foundation is a fan-funded, non-profit organization that is dedicated to documenting, archiving, 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.
The Foundation has already secured thousands of pieces from original artists and designers from Mattel and Filmation. In addition to the pieces themselves, we will share their stories to further document the creation and evolution of the characters, toys, cartoons, and merchandise.
As promised, the second spread is here for you to enjoy.
This time we will let you take a peak at the vehicles section of the catalog, on a spread showcasing the evolution of the Road Ripper. The image on the left page appeared first on Tomart’s Action Figure Digest, scanned from a laser copy of the art. The one appearing in the catalog has been scanned from the original painting by Ted Mayer, and printed full page so fans can appreciate every brush strokes.
The third spread will be revealed the week after San Diego Comic Con.