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9:00 PM on 08.26.2014

2015 Club Eternia hits subscription goal

In news that shouldn't shock or surprise anybody, Matty Collector has reached its subscription goal for the 2015 Club Eternia. The company had previously cast doubt on the club's continuation in the annual "Fear Drive" (I'm a...

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Club Eternia subs re-open, will run through Tuesday photo
Club Eternia subs re-open, will run through Tuesday
by Scarecroodle

Matty Collector has re-opened subscriptions for Club Eternia, claiming to be 10% short of funding for the 2015 subscription.

Of course, my initial reaction was, "Who cares? Tung Lashor is already coming out this November," but then I subsequently remembered that fans-choice winner Mara was going to be included in the 2015 sub. You got me again, Matty!

While I'm sure that nobody wants to see Club Eternia canceled, it's hard to trust Matty Collector since they seem to do this song and dance every year (among other things). Granted, we have seen clubs canceled -- Club Infinite Earths, Club Ecto-1 -- as well as pre-orders called off (including the Young Justice 2-pack which I'm totally not still mad about), but fans have grown a little cynical. It's gotten so bad that when Matty announced that the "Unleashed" Doomsday would be produced after all, quite a few comments accused Matty Collector (specifically the band's front-man, Scott Neitlich) of previously lying about not intending to release it. As such, I'm honestly not sure what the appropriate level of panic is in this situation.

(Ignore the dates on the "House" banners, I just thought this would be a good opportunity to show off the remaining banners)

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The Matty Sale that Tomopop forgot photo
The Matty Sale that Tomopop forgot
by Scarecroodle

Matty Collector's August sale starts in... well, it started yesterday. However, you didn't miss much since the only item to sell out so far has been Faker and he probably went during Early Access.

The sale consists of two Club Etheria figures (Madame Razz (with Broom) and Flutterina) and one Club Eternia (NA Skeletor) along with a new MOTU Minis set and a lot of older product. Faker was notably featured in the sale because the New Adventures "Intergalactic" Skeletor (who, by the way, is based on the original toy rather than his cartoon counterpart) comes with an alternate head for the He-Man impostor.

The sale notably includes the MOTU Minis bundles, one for the initial three releases and another for the remaining three this year. If you're planning on getting the whole set, this is as good of a deal as you're going to get (well, except maybe for Black Friday/Cyber Monday...). Otherwise you have another chance to pick up the DCU Huntress, DCU Ocean Master, MOTUC Castaspella, and the MOTU Minis Mini Faker vs Mini Man-at-Arms set (meaning the Faker re-release was doubly well-timed).

While I remain a fan of the New Adventures of He-Man continuity, Intergalactic Skeletor is probably one I can skip since, as previously noted, he's based more on the toy hence why he looks evil rather than goofy. Otherwise, the general outfit captures the look of the first NA Skeletor costume... but, you know, the head really completes that look. It's possible that I may still buy one, though. Madame Razz is probably the headliner in this sale, though, as -- if memory serves -- it's the character's first figure and it's a newly tooled body. I'm not a She-Ra: Princess of Power fan but even I'm a little tempted by this one.

At any rate, the sale will run for the usual week or so but there's probably no hurry.

[ Order at Matty Collector ]

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Hikari Spider-Man is larger than life (or, at least, larger than Hikari Mythos Skeletor) photo
Hikari Spider-Man is larger than life (or, at least, larger than Hikari Mythos Skeletor)
by Scarecroodle

,Funko has unveiled its two newest Hikari sofubi figures, a 10-inch Hikari Premium "Blaze" Spider-Man and a normal-sized "Mythos" Skeletor.

"Blaze" Spider-Man, based (loosely?) on the character's appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, represents a double-first: this is the first Spider-Man in the Hikari line and the first time that we've seen one of these over-sized premium versions (unless I misread the details on a previous one). The figure itself has a somewhat standard-looking deco except for the white detailing which looks like it may be translucent (ie, it may just represent an unpainted part). "Blaze" Spider-Man can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for an October release. He's limited to 1,500 pieces.

"Mythos" Skeletor puts everybody's favorite Overlord of Evil in a weird red, gold, and blue deco. It's the first Skeletor deco that I don't like (although it looks like a traditional enough sofubi colorway), something I wasn't sure was possible. If you are a fan, however, you can pre-order him exclusively from Entertainment Earth for US$50. He's limited to 1,000 pieces and slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order Blaze Spider-Man | Mythos Skeletor at Entertainment Earth ]

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Stare into the cold, dead black eyes of Havoc Skeletor photo
Stare into the cold, dead black eyes of Havoc Skeletor
by Scarecroodle

Funko has unveiled its second Hikari Skeletor colorway, "Havoc Skeletor", which consists of a strange mix of metallic color, glitter, and translucence in a deco vaguely reminiscent of the character's actual colors.

While nowhere near as cool (or evil-looking) as the Mystic Powers Skeletor, Havoc Skeletor has a charm of its own as the mix of colors is rather striking. In some ways, it's Funko's most interesting Hikari offering to date

As always, you can enter to win a copy via Funko's Facebook page. Not that you will win, mind you, because the odds are abysmally low and, because it takes about three days for the contest to wrap, the pre-orders could be sold out in that time so you're better off just pre-ordering if you want one.

Hikari Havoc Skeletor is limited to 2,000 pieces and will run you US$50. He's slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza
by Scarecroodle

The Matty Collector panel at SDCC (or "Mattypalooza") was described as featuring a lot of new Masters-related announcements and, well, little else. However, some major non-Masters news came in the form of an announcement that Matty Collector had plans to make figures based on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon which, by itself, is worth four or five average announcements.

While our on-site attendees didn't take photos during the presentation (we have a lot of booth photos, though!), fortunately Matty Collector once again uploaded the slides featured in the panel. Join me as I take a look at the announcements after the jump.

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SDCC 2014: Mattel - Masters of the Universe photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - Masters of the Universe
by Scarecroodle

For those expecting some cool Masters of the Universe stuff at SDCC, Matty Collector apparently didn't disappoint. There were a lot of new reveals (a few of which were shown early) between the Club Eternia and Etheria selections for the rest of this year and the start of next year, a 2015 Mini MOTU series which features a Mini Snake Mountain, giant Masters figures, and more.

There's an absurd amount of stuff to discuss, but I'll try to hit some of the highlights after the jump.

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Third Hikari sculpt revealed! It's Skeletor! photo
Third Hikari sculpt revealed! It's Skeletor!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has premiered its long-awaited third Hikari mold and... it's SKELETOR! The iconic Masters of the Universe villain is being released in a frightening gold, black, and red mix (with blue-tinged gloves) which Funko has dubbed the "Mystic Powers" Skeletor.

The Mystic Powers Skeletor could be best described as scary cool. It's probably the most wicked-looking Hikari since the NVS Batman and, well, it might be even cooler than that one. As always, fans have a chance to win the first copy by entering a contest on Funko's Facebook page. The less lucky fans will have an opportunity will have an opportunity to pick him up later this year. Given that he's limited to a higher-than-average 2,000 pieces, the majority of people who want one shouldn't have trouble picking one up.

Funko's Hikari Mystic Powers Skeletor can be pre-ordered for US$50 and is slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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5:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Matty's Scott Neitlich says MOTUC Snake Mountain is unlikely

Matty Collector's Scott Neitlich has confirmed via the Matty forums that a Snake Mountain playset is basically off the table.  "At this point it is doubtful we will explore something this large again," said Neitlich, who...

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5:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Matty Collector's June sale is currently underway

Matty Collector's June 2014 sale is currently underway. This somewhat large-ish sale includes the newly released Masters of the Universe Classic (MOTUC) Extendar (sold out), DC Total Heroes Black Manta, and several prominent ...

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5:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Matty releases package shots of Flutterina

Matty Collector has released the packaging photos for the upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics Flutterina along with the caption, "Review samples were also sent out so look for fan coverage soon". Gee, that's funny, Matt...

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7:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Pick up Scorpia during Matty Collector's May sale tomorrow

[EDIT: Story was intended to go live tomorrow... whoops! As such, references to "today" have been changed] Matty Collector's May sale starts at Noon EST on May 15th and will feature Scorpia and Battle Lion, as  well as a...

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