Power-Con came and went with all of my childhood favorites contained in one building. While I was unable to attend this year, the Masters of the Universe Classics showings was among the finest I have ever seen. A new segment of the MOTU family was introduced, a long-awaited fan-favorite reared her evil head, and King Grayskull finally has his steed!
The Hasbro Marvel panel didn’t disappoint. We were introduced to a new strategic roll out in the presentation and branding of their products that fans will have to digest. Outside of the usual bits of information, they had an extensive Q&A session directly addressing a lot of fan concerns.
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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Power Con had a menagerie of new characters. Unfortunately, not being there gives one a perspective not found with the in-crowd seeing each new discovery with rose-colored glasses. I do enjoy the Masters of the Universe line as a whole, but I have come to the realization that the toys will never come out the way the Four Horsemen had intended. While I do love what was revealed, I do have some initial misgivings on the reveals– I will say it is not love at first sight, but rather cautious optimism.
Attending the Hasbro Marvel panel was supposed to be a swan song of sorts. With an ever-expanding toy collection, I came to the realization that I don’t read the modern comics anymore. The Super Helicarrier was amazing but just impossible to send home. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Jr.’s Hasbro Marvel Panel Report” »