This is going to be a quick review today. I usually aim for about a thousand words per review, but all I’m covering is a teeny, tiny sword. I don’t remember if I posted about it at the time, but shortly before Power-Con Mattel announced they’d give away an accessory to attendees. This is that accessory.
Speculation ran wild about what it could be, particularly after Toy Guru referred to it as a “happy accident”. Amazingly, it was kept secret until the first day of Power-Con, when it was revealed to be a set of Keldor swords from the upcoming Weapons Pak that had been mistakenly tooled as one piece.
Now, I’ll probably talk it about more in the Weapons Pack review, but I’m stoked that we got these swords (or this sword, in this case) at all. This is one of the collector-demanded items where we know our voices made a difference. I still remember when Mattel was insistent that this little accessory would damange the cohesive image of the brand. I still remember other collectors telling me and others to drop it. Thankfully, we didn’t listen on either account.
Anyway, I’m still looking forward to the corrected version in the Weapons Pak, but I do agree with Toy Guru about this “happy accident”. They’re cool fused together too. This is a great exclusive since it’s one that not everyone is going to want, particulary those folks who insisted I quit talking about them back when they couldn’t happen. It was also a great exclusive that I was able to get thanks to the generous folks at Fantastic Plastic Toys who took pre-orders for the mysterious accessory for only the cost of the attending ticket and shipping. Huge shout out to those guys!
That’s pretty much it. Collector demanded. Cool accessory. Happy accident. Fun exclusive. On to the pics…