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 and it’s all good.
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 Draego-Man & Kobra Khan.
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 the line’s only vehicle.
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 of Battleground Evil-Lyn.
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 of my fellow fan.
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 my first horse review.
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 changes to Snake Man-At-Arms.
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 of my favorites today.
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 to save the day.
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 characters in the line.
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 moving ahead to Leech.
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 something familiar: He-Man.