With the Castle Grayskull pre-order scheduled to wrap up next Monday I’ve got MOTU on the brain. Coincidentally, we’ve also got plenty of MOTU Classics figs to review. That’s how theme weeks are born, fellas! It’s all MOTUC this week, starting with the Temple of Darkness
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
Another convention has come & gone and that means it’s time for a little Armchair Coverage here at IAT! I was away this weekend, but I came home & dived in to the news, taking some notes along the way. Some lines had big news
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve reviewed a MOTU Classics. All told, Sir Laser Lot should be the next up for review, but I’m not much in the mood for laser knights as I write this. I can’t escape the primary colors of red &
Masters of the Universe Classics usually does a fantastic job of updating vintage figures with a more modernized look. I was particularly excited to see what Dragon Blaster Skeletor’s would look like. Unfortunately I think my expectations were too high.
Powercon 2012 kicked off yesterday in Los Angeles and Mattel wasted no time; their Mattycollector panel was first thing Saturday morning. We’d been told there might not be much to see, but Toy Guru teased a huge announcement. Well, there weren’t many reveals, but huge just about
We interrupt our regularly scheduled Guest Review Week with some images from the Four Horsemen booth at El Paso’s Epcon! Joe Amaro sent along some pics from the show featuring 2ups of the Raven, the Vampire Lady, and more from the Seventh Kingdom & Masters of
Okay, so some unforeseen circumstances slowed us down last week, but don’t look at this Vykron review as late – just think of it as Reviewapalooza going an extra day! I’ll be finishing off our theme week with a look at Vykron, Mattel’s Masters of the Universe
When I was a wee tot, I sorta hated Spikor. I could bore you with why, but the specifics aren’t really important. Suffice to say, this wasn’t a Masters of the Universe Classics figure I was really looking forward to; and that was before he debuted as
Seems like just a few days ago I was opening a gigantic box packed full of various MOTU and DC figures. But that was actually way back in June, and now that it’s almost August I thought I’d better catch up before that San Diego Comic-con
As I’ve said, I hate the post-SDCC subscription period. It’s a study in frustration. First comes the uncertainty of if we’ll even hit the minimum. Then we transition into anger & fighting, bargaining & bullying, and depression. Strangely, some folks want pre-orders, so that we can party
SDCC 2012 has wrapped! It’s Monday morning, the SDCC attendees are heading home while the rest of us are already back at work, but, let’s face it, productivity isn’t on the agenda today. This year’s IAT SDCC Armchair Coverage features over 300 links from more than
Probably one of the most unexpected figures in the Masters of the Universe Classics line has to be Horde Prime. Since he never had much of a tangible body in the Filmation series, it seemed unlikely. But the 4H and Matty found a
After writing up Spector’s review, I thought I was good to go on having to write about “controversial” MOTU figures for awhile. Well, silly me, I forgot about June’s Snake Man-At-Arms. Though he was slammed as soon as he debuted, Snake Man-At-Arms is actually a huge win
We’re playing the MOTU catch-up game this week in order to get through the box full of figures that Matty shipped us for June. So before we dig into those goodies, I need to get the last May figure out of the
This has been a difficult Masters of the Universe Classics review for me, as the differences of opinion on Spector have been difficult to navigate. I enjoy the figure and I’m going to say so, but I’d also like the figure to be better and I’m going
Mattel revealed two more MOTU Classics Bios yesterday with packaging reveals for July’s Spikor and August’s Sir Laser-Lot. Spikor gave Mattel an interesting opportunity to provide back story to a relatively clean-slate vintage character, but it was Sir Laser-Lot’s bio that snagged the fan’s attention.
Even though I’d never seen the space He-Man cartoon, I do remember looking through the toys at Kaybee. The two that intrigued me the most were Optikk and Slush Head. Guess I wasn’t alone since those were the first two villains Matty
Mattycollector announced another upcoming MOTU Classic via a “sneak peek” e-mail to Club Eternia members. I was again left off the mailing list, but it didn’t take long for news of Dragon Blaster Skeletor to make his way to me. I gotta tell you though, I’m not
We’re a little behind on our MOTU reviews, so I thought I’d end this week with a look at the first figure in the 30th Anniversary sub-line: Draego-Man! This guy so impressive, he’s easily become one of my favorite figures in the
There’s little that challenges my fondness for nostalgia as much as a quarterly Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man armor variant. They’re not just like we remember with newly sculpted torsos and a swank action feature that provided not only added value, but something much more important
Do my eyes deceive me? Is there finally another Snakeman in the MOTU Classics line? Yes! I was overjoyed to see Kobra Khan make his way into the line, a full year after the last Snakeman, no less. My wait would be a little longer though, Khan
Mattel gave us another double dose of Masters of the Universe Classics Bio goodness today with packaging reveals for the Mighty Spector and the scaly NA goon Slush Head. Both biographies are a decent read with Spector’s giving tidbits about MOTU in a future time. Images &
Kobra Khan’s almost here, so it’s a great time to wrap up February’s Masters of the Universe haul. Last on our list is the Sorceress. One of the few Masters of the Universe Classics figures to have an action feature which is unusual because I don’t think
We’re changing things up a little this week here at ItsAllTrue. I’m kicking off this Monday morning with a review of the first 30th Anniversary Masters of the Universe figure: Fearless Photog. He’s a pretty fitting start to celebrate the uniqueness that is
Even though I really wanted them, I never actually expected Mattel would get the Filmation characters added to MOTU Classics. But here we are. It’s 2012 and our Club Eternia exclusive is the first ever figure of Shadow Weaver, Filmation MOTU Classics
For me, February was a “finally!” month for Masters of the Universe Classics. And while there’s finally a figure of Shadow Weaver, finally a Fearless Photog figure, and Sorceress finally got her due in the Classics line, my personal “finally!” is for none other than the Heroic
I know I’ve gotten behind on more than a few reviews lately, but this one isn’t my fault! In fact, the turnaround time between when Mattycollector finally got him to my house and this review is actually pretty decent! Yes, Demo-Man was delayed, but he’s here now
With the packaged figures at San Diego, Powercon, and New York Comic Con giving us so many of the MOTU Classics Biographies, it feels like forever since we’ve done one of these articles on a Mattel Facebook reveal. Today, we got our first look at bios for
After three long years, Masters of the Universe Classics finally has its very first vehicle. The Wind Raider is a slick toy and looks fantastic on the shelf (if you can fit it in there). The only downside might be that it could end up being
December was pretty interesting for MOTU fans. We here at IAT are still dealing with the Demo-Man fallout, since we haven’t even received notice that our payment has been processed. But things seem to be getting back on track with our shipment
Under normal circumstances, I can’t say that I’d really be looking forward to a She-Ra variant. I mostly bought Bubble Power She-Ra because I needed the parts to “repair” my first release She-Ra, but I’m also going to chalk this one up as caring about the wants
A large part of the delay in getting my MOTU Classics Swift Wind review up is because Mattycollector didn’t bother to ship my November order until December, but I’ve been a little hesitant at taking a look at this brightly-colored unicorn since he arrived. This will be
Over the weekend, Toy Guru posted his latest “State of the Union” for Masters of the Universe Classics over at He-Man.Org . It’s a big update; mentioning a few new licensing opportunities as well as price increases, production decreases, a couple schedule changes and some hints about
I’ve been really busy this season that I had forgotten about Snout Spout when he arrived yesterday (it didn’t help that Mattycollector took a week to ship him). This figure is one of my favorite childhood toys, but I can’t say that the Classics version is one
As most of you know, Matty’s August high jinks cost us our Club Eternia subscriptions here at IAT, not to mention the August items, Man-E-Faces & Megator. With so many new toys being released since then, Man-E-Faces fell by the wayside until an IAT reader wrote in
The New Adventures of He-Man is a strange corner of the MOTU Universe. On the surface it doesn’t do much to fit into the original series. But the blending seems to go a lot smoother with the Classics continuity, which is why I’m excited to see these
Yes, we’ve had to skip Man-E-Faces. Our subscription was cancelled last month and we abandoned efforts to get it back after some issues with customer service. We’re winging it the rest of the year, but we’ve yet to pick up a good deal on Man-E-Faces, so we’re
So this weekend, I bought a Masters of the Universe toy at Walmart. You can imagine my surprise. There I am, stumbling across some Hot Wheels because frickin’ Walmart felt the need to swap die-cast & figures in their latest reset. I’m suddenly lost, but then there’s
Apparently Stay Puft is so damned big that our SDCC orders won’t even begin shipping until the 9th. Which makes me wonder who we’ll get first, Marlena or Man-E-Faces? Oh well, at least we’ve got Clawful here to keep you MOTU fans happy. (There’s also that mysteriously
Preview Night seems so different from just a few years ago when it comes to San Diego and its online coverage. In past years, the night before SDCC wasn’t really the place for reveals and the technology wasn’t ready to beam back anything quickly. This year’s Preview
In a press release today, Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth revealed a handful of shared SDCC/online exclusives. There’s plenty of cool items from several hot toy lines, but there’s one you know is near and dear to my heart. A DC vs MOTU 2pk featuring Bizarro
As last week was drifting into the weekend, we got a few news tidbits from Mattel. First was the update to tomorrow’s Mad Monday sale that we reported on previously and then came our first look at the biographies for the two MOTU Classics figures shipping
In Costume Consensus, we poll our readers about which costumes they’d prefer to buy when their favorite characters are finally turned into action figures. Instead of costume design, this time we’re focusing on the many color choices presented over the years by Masters of the Universe
I love getting the non-traditional characters in the MOTU Classics line. So June was actually a pretty exciting month for me. Not only were we able to pick up Teela in here non-canon DC Comics barbarian swimsuit look, but we also got an original 200X character
A good checklist is almost always a work in progress and while we were away the last couple weeks we missed a fair share of updates. As IAT returns to its normal schedule, I need to spend some time getting our various checklists in order. I’ve
It’s been a busy week for Mattel news. We’ve gotten better images of Swamp Thing, an early look at Young Justice packaging, DC Universe Classics wave 17 in package, and the love has finally rolled around to Masters of the Universe Classics with package shots and
Well, I hope everyone enjoyed Thor week. We had a lot of fun running down the Thor related Marvel Universe figures, but now it’s time to get back to toy business. So to ease us back into our normal routine I thought I’d start off the
It’s May!! That means it’s time to review… April’s Club Eternia figure?? Yeah, guys, we’re a bit behind, but you’ll see why in towards the end of the review. We’re here with Sy-Klone today. I had mixed feelings about the figure, but a friend of mine helped put my thoughts on him in perspective.
I spent most of last week (my week “off” from doing reviews) updating the checklists at MOTUClassics.Com, DCClassics.com, etc. Wouldn’t you know that as soon as I was caught up, Mattel jumped right in and started filling up my to-do list! Mattel has posted two new MOTU bios on Facebook: Clawful & the Faceless One.
I love my MOTU Classics Battle Armor Skeletor, but he’s a bit difficult to review. For one, I’ve already reviewed most of this figure at least three times already. He does include some swanky new armor and a fan-demanded axe, but can I really prattle on about that for a whole review? I guess we’ll find out…
My Club Eternia subscription finally arrived yesterday and it’s starting to make these reviews a bit less timely, but with more King Hssss figures to be released next Friday, I actually feel like I’m a bit ahead of the games on this one! The only thing is, King Hssss left me feeling more or less underwhelmed.
We’re a little behind with our reviews, so I’m giving Noisy a hand with the last MOTUC figure from February. In the MOTUC Canon, we learn that Count Marzo created the Shadow Beasts as his own personal army the first time he tried to capture the throne. But he was still no match for Keldor and Randor’s Super-Brother-Powers and was summarily defeated and turned into a dwarf, while his army was banished to live in the shadows of Mount Barathrum.
I was starting to wonder if Bow was ever going to show up. After Mattel charged us, it took 12 days for the package to arrive. I could’ve mailed a package to & from California 3 times in the same span, but I digress… this is supposed
Armybuilders are a funny thing. We’re so willing to buy multiples of nameless guys despite wanting only one of our favorite characters. And it certainly baffles toy companies, doesn’t it? Mattel recently took a chance on armybuilding with their Eternian Palace Guards 2pk. Of course, I just had to buy two.
Mattel posted a new packaged picture on Facebook today. This time a shot of Sy-Klone in package. He looks pretty good in there and I’m particularly happy that Mattel was able to keep the classic lenticular chest and still retain the ab crunch. Plus, we also get our first look at Sy-Klone’s bio.
I want new characters in MOTU Classics. I want Stinkor, Frosta, & Flipshot too – but I really want to see MOTU Classics expand with a few new guys in the mix too (Horde Mummy, please). Mattel comes closest to fulfilling that desire with the January Club Eternia figure: Vikor – He-Man of the North!
In 2010, IAT featured 33 candidates from across the toy spectrum – the return for cancelled lines, key figures missing from current lineups, properties in need of toys, characters that have never been featured in toy form, etc. Then, we asked you to vote. Here’s your choice for IAT’s 2010 Most Requested Figure