Mattel’s MOTUC Nepthu
October 14, 2013

Is there such a thing as ‘pthu wicked? Being bad is a day at the beach for this malevolent magician, but he doesn’t just build sand castles, he builds entire sand armies to do his evil bidding. This Filmation figure can hold his sinister sun scarab Ankh in his hand, and he comes with a clear plastic Zoar® the Falcon.

While Nepthu has seemed to divide the fans as to cool/not cool factor, over all the MOTUC fans have really enjoyed the Filmation sub-sub.   He’s a fun addition to the line and adds a layer of Egyptian-Eternian to the MOTU mythos.  Plus it’s always a bonus to get another bad guy in the line.  That’s always something that MOTU has excelled at – having a good balance of good guys and bad guys, instead of the usual toy line rule of 3 villains per 40 heroes.

The clear Zoar is a cool accessory, but it would have been made better by a including a stand or even a small perch.

Nepthu™ the Wicked Sun Sorcerer™ is the Club Filmation Figure for October 2013.

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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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