Slinger Must Live!!!
Just saw this melancholy tale of a He-Man character that never was over on THEBLOG WEEMADE. Slinger (pictured) was a new He-Man character Brian came up with when he was seven years old. He was sure Mattel would go for his idea, and from the sounds of things, he wasn’t looking for much more from the deal that some playground kudos from his peers.
Unfortunately for Brian, Mattel responded with a letter telling him that for legal reasons they couldn’t accept his idea, and had to place the blueprint for Slinger in a special box where it would be sealed for all time, in what I imagine was a warehouse full of secrets like the one at the end of Raiders of The Lost Ark.
Brian was devastated, and twenty years later, it’s clear Mattel are still struggling with monetizing user-generated content. But why does this have to be the end for Slinger? I say Slinger must live. I say Slinger must shine as a beacon of user-generated hope to seven year olds everywhere. Anonymous is great and everything, but user-generated content needs another hero. Slinger is not part of the He-Man franchise, so there is no reason why he can’t be 3-D printed vinyl toys, snarky t-shirts and the Reddit alien before the week is out (unless Brian has other plans for him). Slinger can be bigger than He-Man! With that in mind, I created a new version of Slinger:
If any toy companies would like more information on licensing this new version of Slinger, click here.
He may not look like much, but it’s the best my cacky-fingered hands can do with paint.net in ten minutes. Do your bit for Slinger too, because unless he survives, the terrorists have already won.