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.
2013 may be the year Matty goes on the decline as they begin to wrap up the Masters of the Universe Classics, but they’re not leaving without some powerful swings, and hats off to Scott and company for a valiant effort.
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 Snake Men gains their general, Rattlor as part of this month’s Club Eternia subscription, but while he looks amazing, the former Snake Man is marred by poor logistic concerns, like his two fellow October figures.
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Temple of Darkness Sorceress is Mattel’s Power Con/ New York Comic Con exclusive for 2012, and while she may be seen as a straight-up Sorceress repaint, there are a couple of changes that fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how much you love the original) improve on the first Sorceress. She loses her bird form and perch, but she does come with an impressive new podium for King Grayskull’s Orb of Power. This alone moves the toy beyond a mere redeco and definitely merits a purchase. Please read on as to why.