At the media event today Hasbro showed off the new Black Collection as well as some new 3.75′ figures. Check out all the details in side. Continue reading “Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Star Wars Report” »
Princess of Power has had scant offerings as of late, but curiously, fans waiting for Glimmer or Castaspella will have to wait a little longer. It appears Mattel is jumping from A-lister to tail-ender. After Frosta, the next one on the list is the Captivating Beauty of Etheria, Netossa. She has her limitations, but in the end, she is a strong addition to the Great Rebellion.
I am having a déjà vu of sorts. It was this time last year that the 2011 MOTUC line finished in style with the exciting Wind Raider. Now Granamyr, the oldest and wisest dragon of Darksmoke, has graced my doorstep (albeit delayed) courtesy of Matty Collector. He had a lot of expectations to live up to… so does this year-ender capture the same magic as the Wind Raider?
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2012 was a whirlwind year for Masters of the Universe! As far as the selection goes, it was easily their most diverse year, but how they spread those releases out was other story. The other hot-button issue this year was the spotty design choices now headed by Ruben Martinez. It certainly was another year of highs and lows for MOTUC, and this roller coaster ride is the only thing they have been able to keep consistent.
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Castle Grayskullman rounds out the 30th Anniversary– and November’s Masters of the Universe offerings– in an amazing way.
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Dekker, first introduced in the 200x series, joins the cast of Masters of the Universe Classics this month. While he’s not the most relevant character that could have been included, he features a great new design and serves to round out the history of the 200X era Masters.
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Masters of the Universe Classics are winding down for 2012, and they backloaded the year with quite a motley crew. November’s entries are King Randor in his Filmation Monarch robes, Man-At-Arms’ 200X trainer Dekker, and the final entry in the 30th Anniversary, Castle Grayskullman! None of the entries are necessarily warranted releases– each come with their unique brand of fan polarity. All that said, the figures have their pros and cons, but nothing that hampers the awesome renditions of these important periphery characters.
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This just in from Mattycollector: Apparently the mea culpa consolation present for Frosta’s reverse forearms (Not the hair, gray color, mechanical non-functioning wand, or unpainted back, SILLY) is in the form of a free figure. Lots to speculate right now!
October provided MOTUC fans with three new additions to the ranks, and a fantastic new array of weapons from the Great Unrest weapons pack. Princess of Power fans will have a heavy hitter joining the Great Rebellion with Ice Empress Frosta. Between her and new additions to the ranks of the Horde and the Snake Men, it seemed like October would be a surefire win… until Mattel Design’s Ruben Martinez got his hands on them. There were constraints placed upon Mattel to stretch resources to cost out three $20 action figures, and logistically, they failed on all fronts, most dramatically with Frosta.
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The Horde get a new member in Kronis’ partner-in-crime Cy-Chop, the fifth figure in Mattel’s 30th Anniversary collection, which has delivered figures ranging from the amazing Draego-Man to the much-lambasted Mighty Spector. How does Cy-Chop compare to his fellow 30th Anniversary Masters? Read on to find out.
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