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September 12, 2012

Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 1

For Masters of the Universe Classics, June has provided us with three first-time action figures for Snake Man-At-Arms, galactic overlord Horde Prime, and Beast-Man’s resilient griffin beasts. While the selection may be comprised of niche characters and variants with more reused tooling than we’d like, I personally enjoy the spirit of these characters and the…


September 11, 2012

The Horde Grows By One and a Half

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…


August 23, 2012

MOTU Vykron Is A Dressed-Up Mess

Vykron, being a dress-up set memorializing the original pitch for what became Masters of the Universe, was a very appropriate and ambitious set for the 30th anniversary. The tank armor, the viking garb, and space man attire can each be applied to a base body to create unique looks for a new character: Vykron, the…


August 15, 2012

Ask Mattel 8/15/2012: Miss Martian’s Wardrobe Explained… And Vertigo Is An Infinite Earth!

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…


August 2, 2012

Club Eternia Offers Sneak Peek At Granamyr Box Art

The centerpiece of this year’s Masters of the Universe Classics collection gets some all-new box art, which Mattel shared out to their Club Eternia subscribers.


August 1, 2012

Ask Mattel 8/1/2012: The Future of Matty Collector & More

To say things are in flux at Matty Collector is an understatement, but the Mattel team still took the time to send out answers to the last round of questions. This time out, we get some insight into Mattel’s future Matty Collector and subscription plans, when we can expect a new MOTU female buck and…


July 22, 2012

Mattel’s 2013 Subscription Clubs Are Open

I figured I should let you know “officially” that Mattel’s 2013 Subscription services are open for sale, but only until August 6th.  That gives you just about two weeks to decide if you’re in for another year of Masters of the Universe or Club Infinite Earths… or Matty’s new Watchmen series.


June 15, 2012

Ask Mattel 6/15/2012: DCU All Stars Update… and What’s Up With Castle Grayskull?

We’ve got an all new round of answers from the fine folks at Mattel today.  This time out, we get updates on when to expect DC Universe All-Stars to hit retail, and when we can finally discover the identity of the “secret” final DKR Movie Master. Oh, and Matty gives the reason for that pretty…


June 13, 2012

New Masters Of The Universe Card Art Revealed

Mattel has once again released some new in-package shots of some upcoming Masters of the Universe figures. This time out we get a first look at the cards and bios of Spikor as well as Geoff Johns’ original character Sir Laserlot.


June 2, 2012

Ask Mattel 6/1/2012: The Future of Infinite Earths, Masters Weapons & More

It’s time for another round of Mattel answers, and this week Mattel gives details on what we can expect from Club Infinite Earths in 2013, along with some details on the “lost” MOTU accessories, the end of Ghostbusters and more– read on for all the answers!


May 19, 2012

Mattel Reveals Mekaneck Through Club Eternia Mailing List

A few weeks ago, Mattel said they were trying to re-imagine how they did figure reveals, and it looks like they found at least one new avenue using yesterday’s reveal of Mekaneck!  The Masters figure was revealed through a special email sent to subscribers of Club Eternia, as a “perk” for being a member.  Since…


May 11, 2012

More Masters of the Universe Package Pictures (And MAJOR Mythology) Revealed

Mattel debuted some in-package images of the upcoming June releases from their Masters of the Universe series on the Matty Collector Facebook page earlier this week, giving us our first look at the bios for Horde Prime, Snake Man At Arms and the Griffin.  Check out the pix right now…


May 1, 2012

Ask Mattel 5/1/2012: Why Young Justice Died So Young, Future MOTUC Reveals & More

Since last time we checked in with Mattel, we all received the total bummer news that the Young Justice toy line has been cancelled… In memory of that great toy line that left us all too soon, we dedicated more than a few questions this month to some YJ details, including Mattel’s thoughts on why…