Mattel’s MOTUC Eclub Eternia Figure for Jan 2015 – Lizard Man
January 13, 2015

 

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This righteous reptile-human hybrid may be cold-blooded, but he burns with dedication to the Masters of the Universe®. Lizard Man doesn’t hesitate to toss his tail into the fray to defend Eternia®, and he’s a worthy warrior when speedy stealth is needed. Finally arriving in the MOTUC lineup, he comes with a Filmation sword for Skeletor® and the powerful Diamond Ray of Disappearance.

This month sees the release of the next Masters of the Universe Classics figure – Lizard Man.   January is a nice light month for MattyCollector.com with just the one new figure, and I suspect that will be a welcome recuperating month for those that had a very heavy Nov and Dec from Matty.

PACKAGE –

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THE FIGURE – This is the first ever Lizard Man MOTU figure.  He was a character from the Filmation animated series and never had a vintage figure.  As such, he has a LOT of new tooling and a more animated look overall than the traditional MOTUC figures.  There is not a tremendous amount of texture in his sculpt or shading in his paint which makes him a lot closer to his animated counterpart than some of the past Filmation characters that have been run through the MOTUClassicizing machine.  I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, just worth noting that

 

 

The torso seems to be all new tooling with the neck and tunic all part of the same built-in piece.  That also means that there is no ab-crunch on this particular figure because of the sculpt.  The tail is not attached to the figure proper, it is attached to the lower tunic.     He also has brand new lizard feet with internal ankle pins.   The head on the figure is still removable, as with the other figures in the line.

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Both of Lizard Man’s hands are cast in translucent plastic so that the webbing is translucent, and the flesh parts are painted.   It’s a really great detail on the figure.

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ACCESSORIES – For accessories Lizard Man comes with a sword and the “Diamond Ray of Disappearance.”   The Sword is cast in a single color with no paint decos.   It has bone motif on the handle.   The diamond in the box should technically be a Skeletor accessory  and if you look at the bottom of it, it’s actually sculpted to fit in Skeletor’s hand.  It will sit in Lizard Man’s hand too, but it’s clearly sculpted for a different hand.MOTUCLizardManAccess

The whole diamond ray accessory is cast in glow-in-the-dark plastic, but just the box is painted silver so that only the gem will glow.   There is a small warning sticker on the back of the card that explains how to make it glow and not to expose the accessory to extreme heat.

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Lizard Man is the January 2015 Club Eternia figure and will be available for sale on MattyCollector.com on January 15th.

This sample was provided by Mattel.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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1 Comment »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    cool for another character finaly at long last getting his motu plastic due . with mattel having the filmation rights . plus he is worth getting mostly for the diemond ray of disappearance

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