While I’ve been a deadbeat blogger these last few weeks, the biggest thing that frustrated me to not be able to get over here and comment on has been the MOTU updates. Well, first the lack of updates and then the updates.
Since I’m not reporting this as breaking news, I guess it’s best just to sum it up quick: Mattel will stop their version of the MOTU Classics line at the end of the year and expand the MOTU license with Super7 going forward. Filmation Clawful will wrap the Classics line up at Matty & Digital River, our subscriptions will end, and then… we’ll wait. There was some speculation that Classics would end completely, but in an interview with Pixel Dan Brain Flynn states that Classics will continue from Super7 with the Four Horsemen still in the mix. There’s likely to be a decent time gap as much of this was literally worked out just this last week, but no one can say how long for sure. For more information, here’s Pixel Dan’s interview:
So how does this affect the items we know about on the checklist? Well, Mattel appears committed to finishing the sub items. So Filmation Beast Man, Evil-Lyn, Evilseed, & Clawful as well as Sunder, Nightstalker, Tuskador, & the Horde Wraith should all be released without issue. On the cancelled side, we have Snake Mountain. Super7 left open the idea of a Kickstarter type deal, but that’s well down the road. Similarly, the odds on the Roton & Skelecon seem slim and there’s no word on the Single-Carded Horde Trooper that was to accompany General Sunder and his many alternate heads. For now, I’ve moved those two items to the end of the checklist with their status unknown. I’m also not sure if Anti-Eternia He-Man will be offered again. I certainly need him to be. Hopefully, we’ll get another shot at him somewhere.