You could say Tri-Klops is the first hassle-free MOTU figure since He-Man and Beast Man. He didn't sell out in a matter of minutes. He didn't invoke the red screen of doom. He doesn't have soaring secondary market prices. He was up, he sold, and he lasted for a few days. Spiffy, huh? We're not sure what the production level on Tri-Klops was, but we know it was the highest yet. I'm interested to see what next month, Webstor, and the subscription kicking off brings.
Friday Five 8/21: Links You Need to Know About
MOTUClassics.Com: He-Ro Review (SDCC)
He-Ro is the first MOTU Classics figure that doesn't have a childhood connection for me. I didn't have the original versions of all the previous MOTU Classics releases, but I knew about them as a kid. He-Ro's an exception because his vintage version never reached store shelves. Very little is known about the character, just bits and pieces that have leaked out of Mattel since he went into toy limbo. He was an ancestor of He-Man from Pre-Eternia, got to ride around on cyborg dinosaurs, and was going to be used to reveal the origin of the Powers of Grayskull. Pretty cool, right? But it never got a chance to bear out because the line was cancelled. The last mini-comic, featuring He-Ro in a small capacity, left fans and He-Man asking the same question, "but who is he?"
Checklists for DC, MOTU,
and Ghostbusters Classics!
SDCC Sat RoundUp –
Armchair Coverage Day 4
Coverage is a little later than normal tonight. The ItsAllTrue Crew travelled to Oklahoma City to attend the Grand Opening of Oklahoma's first Lego store! We had a few pics of the outside of the store and the R2D2 Build event at ItsAllTrue.Net's Twitter, but check back on Monday when we'll have AdventureVault's full article with high quality pictures of the Grand opening! Now, on to San Diego...
Day 4 SDCC coverage saw the toy portions of the show winding down. The biggest panels on the day were the Hasbro/Marvel panel and the Diamond Select Toys Minimates panel. Also, there were a few nuggets revealed on twitter and a few more galleries updated, so the casual toy fan might still have a few things to catch up on. But with SDCC winding down and toy news starting to become non-existent, Day 4 coverage will likely be the last Armchair Roundup.
I wanted to take a moment and thank everybody for stopping by and helping make this endeavor a success! When I started consolidating links on Wednesday, I had no idea what the next few days would bring. Even though I wasn't there this was the most fun I had on an SDCC weekend in years. Thanks again! Now, on to the links!
SDCC Fri RoundUp –
Armchair Coverage Day 3
Day 3 SDCC coverage was dominated by the large toy company panels. Hasbro held their big Star Wars panel while Mattel held two panels, one for DC Comics and another covering their Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe lineups. In addition to the panels, plenty of site photographers were still making their way from booth to booth and filling out their photo galleries.
And if you're a regular over at AFI, they're dealing with a DDoS attack. If you can't get through, try their Facebook page with links to the latest news. Even if you're not on Facebook, you can still head over there and catch the latest from the folks at AFI.
Here's the links for Friday so far, but we'll probably find a few more links to add as the night goes on...