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1:00 AM on 07.28.2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza

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...

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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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Matty Collector's July sale starts in 24 hours photo
Matty Collector's July sale starts in 24 hours
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Matty Collector's July sale starts in exactly 24 hours (July 15, 9am PST / 12pm EST), with Early Access already underway.

July boasts another impressive roster, featuring Flogg and Double Mischief as the month's new figures (for Club Eternia and Etheria respectively) as well as another chance to pick up Clamp Champ, Karatti, Sky High (with Jet), Slush Head, and Plundor on the Masters of the Universe Classics side as well as  Batzarro and Ra's Al Ghul of the DC Universe / Signature Collection. If that wasn't enough, you can also pick up a Masters-inspired wall mounted display stand.

New Adventures of He-Man fans will recall that Flogg was the Evil Space Mutants' leader (although Skeletor, his technical advisor, would often wind up calling the shots). Flogg comes with a laser whip and a Filmation-styled sword for He-Man. I also believe his helmet is removable.

Double Mischief was apparently a double agent in She-Ra: Princess of Power. I'm not sure how prominently she featured in the cartoon, but I imagine fans may be happy to expand their She-Ra roster. She's billed as coming with an all-new Horde crossbow.

I'm a little surprised by all of the other stuff available this month, as it's another seven figures (including Sky High who comes with his vehicle). Slush Head may have seen a few sales now but, as one of Flogg's minions, he's something of an intuitive choice. Just like with the original action figure (whom I may still own), Slush Head's helmet can be filled with water... but I'd be worried about potential paint damage. Karatti is another Evil Space Mutant (although he didn't feature as prominently as Slush Head) and, as such, is well-timed. If only we could get another shot at Optikk, but I imagine he's long sold out by now.

Check out some images in the gallery and head over to Matty Collector tomorrow to pick some of these up.

[ Order at Matty Collector ]

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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 06.12.2014

Matty Collector blows off NYCC

Matty Collector has announced that it will NOT be attending New York Comic Con this year, instead citing a unspecified scheduling issue (perhaps the entire company will be washing its hair that weekend?). While the news is ce...

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Ever After High's Cerise Wolf confirmed for SDCC photo
Ever After High's Cerise Wolf confirmed for SDCC
by Natalie Kipper

For Ever After High fans awaiting more news after Tuesday's teaser image, the time for the full reveal has come. As predicted, the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is none other than Cerise Wolf (a.k.a. Cerise Hood), the daughter of Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf. She comes garbed in a blood red dress and wolf's pelt, honoring both sides of her lineage. Notice that fangs are visible on this doll, unlike previous versions.

To get your paws on this doll, you have several options, including one for those who can't make it the con. The first option is pre-ordering it for pick-up at SDCC during the Voucher sale at MattyCollector. The sale begins on June 23 at 8 a.m. Pacific for Club Eternia subscribers. For everyone else, the start is June 24 at 9 a.m., provided they haven't sold out of the allocated stock during Early Access. The second option is to simply brave the lines at SDCC and purchase it straight from Mattel's booth. Finally, starting on August 4 at the MattyCollector After Party Sale, everyone will have a chance to purchase a Cerise Wolf from their online store. Priority goes to Club Eternia subscribers, who will be able to order beginning August 4 at 8 a.m. Pacific. And if there are any dolls left, the flood gates will open to the public starting August 5 at 9 a.m. Pacific.

As of yet, we don't know the edition size nor the price of Cerise Wolf.

[via MattyCollector and Ever After High's Facebook]

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2:00 AM on 05.16.2014

After some delay, Matty Collector reveals THREE new SDCC exclusives

If you're anything like me, you've probably been wondering what Matty Collector had up its sleeve. While showing off an exclusive Hordak and the SDCC-exclusive Doomsday, Matty Collector announced that there would be two more ...

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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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Mattel's Manny Taur and Iris Clops look to be an SDCC power couple  photo
Mattel's Manny Taur and Iris Clops look to be an SDCC power couple
by Natalie Kipper

The badges have (hopefully) been purchased, the hotel rooms booked, now it's time to start talking about San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Mattel revealed that one of their much-coveted con-exclusive toys will be a two-pack of dolls from their Monster High line, featuring the characters Manny Taur and Iris Clops. The announcement contained a small picture (which you can view in its entirety in the gallery) and a little summary for the pair:

Bull in china shop seeks gentle ghoul with the stars in her eye to help navigate the confusing maze of high school love.

I am not terribly fond of the way these two look as far as Monster High dolls go. I thought the previous years' exclusives (see 2013 here) were much better. But if these are your cup of tea, the pre-order starts on June 24 on MattyCollector.com, where you will later pick them up at SDCC. Alternatively, you can try your luck with the lines at the con. Or if you feel intensely lucky, you can wait to order it online on August 5. They will cost US$40.

[via MattyCollector]

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8:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Matty Collector starts SDCC reveals, shows two con exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con is still a few months away but that hasn't stopped Matty Collector from making its first SDCC announcement which comes in the form of a Filmation-styled Masters of the Universe Classics Hordak. The She-Ra:...

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