Mattel gave collectors what they wanted for years at San Diego Comic Con 2015: the entire lineup for 2016. At the Mattycollector Toy Fair event in New York City, all figures from the Collector’s Choice (with the exception of the footless Crita), Classics 2.0, and Power Con exclusives were on glorious display.
We are past the halfway point of Club Filmation. Entries two, three and four have joined action figure immortality in Shokoti, Batros, and Nepthu. Have the dark witch, the evil thief, and the wicked sun sorcerer held up the amazing quality of the other Masters of the Universe Classics releases?
As in years past, Mattel is offering a “Traveling” convention exclusive Masters of the Universe figure in 2013– cosmic enforcer Strobo. However, they tried something new this year, offering a (very) limited number of Strobo figures to Early Access Club Eternia subscribers… months before he makes his Con debut. His lightning-fast sellout has caused an uproar over the past few weeks, but is he worth getting up in arms about? Let’s examine closer.
A staple of the classic animated series, Fang man has finally been captured in plastic as one of the March releases for Masters of the Universe. While considered part of the general line, he offers promise for the upcoming Club Filmation collection… although he, himself inadvertently became an exclusive.
Masters of the Universe Classics had a very unique month. All entries had some level of exclusivity attached to them. Originally the sole Club Eternia Exclusive was King He-Man, this year’s subscription incentive figure. Past years have delivered gems like Shadow Weaver, so how does the new (old?) He-Man compare?
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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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