New in the AFi Archive- MOTUC Count Marzo
June 5, 2010

Today we have the last entry in our recent arrivals from Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line – Count Marzo- Evil Master of Magic.   Count Marzo is a character introduced in the 200x animated series, and will be the Club Eternia™ Monthly Figure for July 2010.  But you don’t have to wait that long to get a good look at him, as we have detailed shots of him in the AFi archives.

 A few issued to be on the look-out for: 

The way the sword is put into the bubble you have to be VERY careful removing it. I was being careful and still managed to tweak mine.  You can see a white stress fracture on the sword tip in our pictures.   The handle of the sword and the tip are "tucked" under the bubble that holds the figure in place.  In order to remove the sword out you have to push the handle down so the tip goes further down into the bubble,  then once the handle is free you would pull up to get the tip removed. There is a limited amount of space to get the tip out. My suggestion would be to clip that hole with some scissors to give yourself a little more wiggle room, because even being careful mine caught and bent.

The only other issue is that the ankles on mine are a bit loose so it takes some work to keep him standing., but that just might be because mine is an early production sample.   Hopefully that will not be the case with the regular production run.

You can see the archive entry on MOTUC Count Marzo here in the AFi Archive.

This sample was sent 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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