Mattycollector announced the upcoming October figure via a “sneak peek” e-mail for Club Eternia members. I’d outright tell you who it is, but I thought I’d preserve the “click to see” aspect of the e-mail. Not that I got the e-mail myself… I mean, why would I? I’m just a subscriber…
After I saw the news pop up on Twitter, I happily clicked over to my e-mail to see it for myself. No such luck. Mattycollector did let me know that WWE Legends Bundy will be available for sale this Monday, but no, no picture of Mekaneck for me. Oh, did I spill it right there? Oops… Anyway, I swiped said pic for your perusal:
This was a unexpected surprise for me since the October figure is usually revealed at SDCC! Yes, Stinkor did give us the armor, so Mekanek didn’t seem too far away, but I honestly expected Mattel to hold out on him until post-Ram Man at this point.
Nonetheless, Meksy looks pretty sharp! Not a lot of MO2K influence here, but I can’t think of anything that MO2K really did to alter or change him that wouldn’t instantly be considered a “hyper-anime” element. I’m hoping that there’s still some deco work to be done on the goggles – something to differentiate them a little more: a metallic green, chrome, even a different shade of silver. Also, I have some high hopes for those neck pieces (will they be combinable, will the connections be ball-jointed to allow for some directional movement), but this is going to be another solid month for 2012. Feels like we’re filling up holes in the classic line left and right!