Another Open Letter to my Dear Friend Matty
November 2, 2010

Dear Matty,

You win.






I realized I allowed your continued ineptitude to drive me away from characters and a mythos I’ve loved for most of my life.  I realized the 200x is truly dead with glaring holes never to be filled.  I also realized for about $5.00 more a Classics figure, I could avoid you altogether and let other people put up with your nonsense for me.  That’s how I went about things.

Until Roboto.

It took five open browser windows to do it, and I had to cart him in one and pay in another, but I got Roboto on 15 October in about five minutes.  Not bad, Matty.  If I had any faith the next few months weren’t going to be a clusterMatty with several more-desired figures coming out, I’d breathe a bit easier.  But I don’t, so I won’t.

Will I manage to get Grizzlor, two sets of palace guards, and whatever else my love/hate relationship with the Masters of the Universe Classics line demands through you, Matty?  Or will I have to pay someone further Matty Frustration Fees to get what I want?

Either way, you’re going to hear about it.

Your Former and Current Friend,



Two By The Ways…

First, to my fellow MOTUC nerds, I know what the problem represents, but the reversed shoulders on Roboto were a non-issue.  I know I would never have noticed them  if not for the torrential flow of Gotcha preceding the sale and I’d venture to guess 95% of you wouldn’t, either.  Some things are not worth an uproar.

Second, my re-dedication to the Classic line, and indeed to Masters of the Universe itself, lead me to take on a little project to share with my fellow fans.  I finished it about a week ago and will post it soon.  You may get a kick out of it, you may not, but it’s the type of nerd minutia I love and I really enjoyed putting it together.

See you back here soon.


Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
Jason Chirevas is a toy collector whether he likes it or not (and he often doesn't). This former Would've-Been Action Hero is as interested in the humanity, psychology, and psychosis of collecting as he is in the action figures themselves. Fun guy.
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  • Jeremy SpyMagician says:

    Welcome back, brother.

    Welcome back.

  • UncleMarsellus says:

    I just hope I get another crack at Adam and Orko. It’s one of two figures I wanted to order that I whiffed on (the other was Evil Lynn). It’s disconcerting that it’s “Gone for good” on the site. I would think the regular version would come back.

    It is a great line, though, and the only vintage re-imagining of sorts that has removed the desire for me to collect the actual vintage line. Matty issues aside, the toys are great!

  • Neil says:

    sorry, as a JLU fan i have to disagree. Matty royally ticked me off for 2 reasons. The “new” wave of figures offered in Nov.
    First, telling me the doom patrol, justice guild, shazam family, lobo and gotham villan sets were all “gone for good” last yr (doom patrol was offered maybe 2 weeks). Then i go on amazon and ebay thru out the yr and buy them majorly marked up because they are no longer available. now miraculously there are plenty of them and they are on sale again.
    Second, the JLU exclusive for this year is a parademon 2 pack. so i can buy 2 exactly the same figures and pay 25 for the priviledge of it. no thanks.
    Until Matty releases a gypsy or granny goodness figure i’m done.

  • gl666 says:

    “clusterMatty” – just like getting MATTY’D, only worse. And in the nads.

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