Mattel attended Stan Lee’s Comikazi Expo this weekend and we’ve got a wee bit of Armchair Coverage as a result. Mattel’s attendance is largely due to their “teaming up” with Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment, though I don’t believe we know of anything that’s coming from that partnership other than the SDCC-revealed Standor figure. But, hey, I’m not going to turn down a chance for some early reveals. On the MOTU Classics front, we’re well ahead of the game with reveals up through next August. That means we know 2/3rds of everything in next year’s subscription and it’s not even 2014 yet! Wow!
So the two big reveals were the third quarter, uh… quarterly item, New Adventures Skeletor. I think they’re calling him Intergalactic Skeletor. He’s pictured to the right in Mattel’s promotional shot, but go check out ActionFigureInsider for some amazing close-ups. Skeletor looks to be almost (or is) an entirely new sculpt with tons of fantastic Techno-detail. He includes a bitchin’ (that’s the best word for it, really) new staff and a special easter egg piece, a battle-damaged Faker head! I’m stoked for the accessory, but I think this whole figure just screams cool. I can’t believe it’s at least nine to ten months away!
The other great reveal capitalizes on the tease from NYCC, the pink BG Teela sword. It belongs to Flutterina! Now, Flutterina has gotten some flak online – I don’t want to hear it. While there have been some execution problems with the line’s women (looks like Flutterina will be missing boot swivels, doh), I love that they’re included and subscriber’s shelves are better for them, cooties and all! The wings do a look a little off, but I’m not even going to think twice about them until we see what Mattel morphs them into. After all the back-and-forth about the MOTUC skirts, including the idea that “modern toy technology” can’t replicate the 4H’s work (pay no attention to that Scarabus behind the curtain…), I have no idea what those wings will look once Mattel gets their hands on them.
There was one more tease/reveal in the Mattel Booths at Comikazi on the last day: Broom! Check out Fwoosh‘s coverage for all the Broom pics. If you’re not familiar, She-Ra’s sort-of-Orko analogue, Madame Razz flew around on an animated broom, well named Broom. Hopefully, you can figure out what figure he’s likely teasing as a future reveal.
And, if you’ve been playing along at home the six remaining 2014 Club Eternia reveals are the basic figures for Sep-Dec, a $38 quarterly item (likely a beast), and the mysterious $35 “year-end” item that “we all will want” according to TG. We can guess that one of those remaining six will be headline Snake Man, but will one be Razz or is there maybe some more items outside of the Club Eternia subscription in our future? We’ll have to hunker down through Winter and likely wait til New York Toy Fair to find that out…
Finally, in life outside MOTU, Mattel had a large display of various items that can be see in TNI’s pics. Mattel had a crazy DC display setup that harkened back to the old Super Powers cardbacks from the last year of the line. That was awesome to see! There were also some great shots of all the Watchmen figures together and extreme close-ups of the final five Mattycollecter-only DC Classics figures in 2014. Superboy still looks like junk, but that Aquaman is a thing of beauty! The Containment Suit Doomsday, the 2014 SDCC Exclusive, was also on display as well as the three Mattycollector Exclusive “Total Heroes” figures with their cool gear and alt heads.
Packaging mock-ups of the Ghostbusters 2pk with removable proton packs are also up at TNI amd if you’ve got more appetite for MOTU Classics, there are plenty of pics for that too, including close-ups of the Castle Grayskull instructions and the crazy checklist/poster that will come with the pre-ordered Castles!
Alright, I think that covers it. I also want to point out that IAT’s MOTUClassics.Com Checklist has been updated with all the new reveals and the 2013 page has been updated with the recent reviews from MOTU Classics Week (which was a huge success, thanks to our readers for coming out in droves for all the MOTU reivews!)
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