Tag: Masters of the Universe

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 19, 2010
 Today in the AFi archives we have a Cinderella story.   The little monkey that could.     Back in the 1980’s when Mattel was producing the original Masters of the Universe toy line they were re-purposing animal figures from their ‘Big Jim’ line.  The tiger became Battle Cat, the eagle became Zoar and SCREEEECH.  And…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 17, 2010
Today we have a 2-fer for the archives.   Mattel has sent us a review copy of the regular Masters of the Universe Classics Orko with Prince Adam accessory.  Even though they come packaged together there’s enough great stuff with each figure to warrant their own separate entries into the archive. This MOTUC action figure…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.      Q1. I understand that Filmation is still off the table for MOTUC but what about characters featured on the Monogram model kit boxes or foreign MOTU comics? Could Meteorbs be done as regular…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2010
Yesterday Mattel announced some details on the upcoming 2011 Club Eternia subscription plan.  They also surprised everyone by announcing the "Ecto-1 Subscription Plan" for their Ghostbusters line.    Toy Fans, I’ve got good news and I’ve got better news. First, the good news. Mark your calendars for July 21st at 4 p.m. when subscriptions to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2010
  More soon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 12, 2010
The 2010 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be July 18th, 2010 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario. The show features dealers selling Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Wrestling, Masters of the Universe Classics and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 8, 2010
Mattel posted this flier tonight to their Facebook page-   Fans attending the 2010 SDCC "Mattypalooza" panel will decide what color She-Ra’s steed Swiftwind will be released.    

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.     Q1.  From the time that a superstar debuts on WWE television, what would be the absolute soonest that Mattel would be able to produce a figure of him, assuming no new parts (besides…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2010
Today on their Facebook page Mattel announced the line up for the August 16th  MattyCollector.com page:   Think once the madness of Comic-Con has passed, it’ll be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy your new toys? Think again, because our August sale features four hot figures guaranteed to get you off your couch and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2010
Posted today one the MattyCollector.com Facebook page: Hey He-Fans! So one of the big things we wanted to do for the MOTUC line is to introduce figures that never quite made it into the vintage line. Much like He-Ro, Gygor the gorilla made it as a prototype into the vintage line but no toy has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
 Another MattyCollector sale day has come and gone.  Three of the six items on sale today sold out on the first day and two more are "almost gone."   Keldor and She-Ra sold out as expected, and Lobo disappeared quicker than most anticipated.  How did you do on what you were looking to pick up today?…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
Over on their Facebook page today Mattel posted pictures of the carded sample of MOTUC Whiplash.  Whiplash will go on sale Aug 15th on Mattycollector.com!            

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
Carnivus_Back.jpg Over the weekend there was some Mattel news and reveals coming from WizardWorld Philly, including a new Masters of the Universe Figure revealed!   MOTU Fans, Friday night was a big one for MOTU. First, the brand was inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame during Wizard World Philadelphia (an incredible honor) and our own…

 

by Daniel Pickett
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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
The gang at Wizard/Toy Fare just announced their 2010 Toy Fall of Fame inductees on their website: We like to have fun with toys, but we’re also serious about the artform of toys, statues and collectibles. That’s why, for the past two years, we’ve inducted three industry figures and one toy line into the ToyFare…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
 Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.      Q1. If the JLU Lobo reach your sales expectations, can you give us a hint us on which oversized figure might follow him on matty?  Or what might be one YOU’D like to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2010
New in the AFi Archive- MOTUC She-Ra As you might have guessed  by now that the AFi offices got a new box of review samples from Mattel this week,  so I’ll be bringing you several first looks at new and upcoming toys.  First up was the DCUC Plastic Man, then it was Masters of the Universe Classics- Keldor.and now we have Masters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2010
New in the AFi Archive – MOTUC Keldor As you might have guessed  by now that the AFi offices got a new box of review samples from Mattel this week,  so I’ll be bringing you several first looks at new and upcoming toys.  First up was the DCUC Plastic Man, next is the Masters of the Universe Classics- Keldor. Keldor was originally teased…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2010
The Four Horsemen are nearing the end of their tenth year in business, and they’re gearing up to make the next year one of their most productive years ever! Not only are they going to continue to handle the creative duties on Mattel’s DC Universe Classics, Masters of the Universe Classics, the new Green Lantern…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2010
You will recall last month, during our 5th Anniversary "Scoop Week," we showed you the new of the newest accessory coming from SpyMonkey Creations -The Villain’s Shield of Destruction and The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance Today is the day you can order them.  And, the best news is no matter what happens today on MattyCollector.com,…

 

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