In a corner of the Mattel booth at NYCC, the blueprints for Castle Grayskull gave fans a look at what the recently announced MOTU Classics castle will look like. Check out the gallery to see what could be if Mattel scores enough fan support. Continue reading “The Building of Grayskull” »
Mattel had a great display at New York Comic Con, with the chance to get up-close looks at their upcoming lines, including Masters of the Universe, DC Unlimited, Batman Unlimited and more.
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Like the rest of the September offerings for Masters of the Universe Classics, there are pluses and minuses to be had with the Snake Men two-pack, but the good outweighs the bad, regardless of the toy’s sinister allegiances.
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While the threat of paint scrapping off loomed over our collective heads, the Masters of the Universe September releases themselves came out fairly well, and while I do have to treat these guys with kid gloves, I can’t help but think they still look and pose amazingly. Mekaneck was outstanding, but Dragon Blaster Skeletor was no slouch, either.
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September’s Masters of the Universe Classics gave us three incredible releases. A one-month lineup that delivers Dragon Blaster Skeletor and a pair of cool Snake Men troop builders would be cool on its own, but the fact that Mattel also pushed up the release of Mekaneck really puts September over the top.
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Sir Laser-Lot is the lone August release for Masters of the Universe Classics line. Given how polarizing The Mighty Spector was, one can expect the same of SLL. He is the creation of DC Comics head honcho Geoff Johns, and much like Spector, SLL is the from the imagination of Geoff as a young child, rather than the collective intellect of the man he is today. This may help or hurt the character from a creative standpoint, but does it translate well into a toy in this particular line? Read on.
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After missing the last round due to Labor Day, we’re back with an all-new round of Ask Mattel answers! This time out, Matty gives a few details on the DC/ Batman Unlimited lines, and talks about their global strategy when it comes to WWE’s biggest international names… read on for all the details!
Continue reading “Ask Mattel 10/1/2012: Details On DC Unlimited & WWE Global Changes” »
May has come and gone, and among Mattycollector’s offering’s that month, the least anticipated one came off the one best-executed. Evil warrior Stinkor was pushed back to May to accompany New Adventures’ goon squad member Slush Head, Scott Neitlich’s original 30th Anniversary creation The Mighty Spector, and the Snake Mountain display stands. Each displayed both flashes of brilliance and bewildering design choices, but in this robust month of figures, it’s nice to see a bit of variety thrown our way.
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Since He-Man has Battle Cat, it’s only natural for She-Ra to have her trusty steed Swift Wind. But unlike He-Man, she had a bigger obstacle than a lack of stirrups. Needing a new She-Ra to sit on her winged unicorn, we were given the quarterly variant Bubble Power She-Ra. Would she sit? Does Swift Wind give 6” fans a great articulated horse? One really has to look at these two as a matched set, and a set they need to be, because they are truly greater than the sum of their parts.
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The Griffin rounds out the June offerings in a big way. He is Battle Cat’s body, with a new head, tail, bird-like hind feet, saddle, and upper body piece that houses Swift Wind’s flying wings. With quite a bit of lead time in front of them, fans lobbied for his wings to not be completely one color, as seen on the original prototype.
Continue reading “Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 3” »
With no definitive representation of Horde Prime’s appearance, the Four Horsemen were tasked with coming up with his new look, while using bucks, as previously done in the old line. Continue reading “Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 2” »
September gives us two new Masters of the Universe Classics figures, and both of them come from the same faction! The Horde has been building nicely with Hordak, Grizzlor, and Force Captain Catra. The energy-draining Leech and the quarterly variant Hurricane Hordak join them. Each come with their own pluses and minuses, but let’s see how the scales tip, overall. Continue reading “The Horde Grows By One and a Half” »
Just before this Labor Day weekend, Mattel is back with a new round of answers! This time out, Mattel shares what they took away from the close call with their 2013 subscriptions… plus we get some details on MOTUC’s Jitsu and the Watchmen Club Black Freighter line!
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The August figure from Mattel’s Club Infinte Earths brings us Mirror Master, and the Flash Rogue is a perfect example of the DC Universe toy line at its best.
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We’re back for the latest round of Ask Mattel answers! This time out, Matty discloses some design decisions for Princess of Power and Miss Martian… plus confirmation that Vertigo characters can– and WILL– appear in Club Infinite Earths, and who we can blame for the Fighting Foe Men (spoiler: grab a mirror, apparently)… check out all the answers!
Continue reading “Ask Mattel 8/15/2012: Miss Martian’s Wardrobe Explained… And Vertigo Is An Infinite Earth!” »