By Tara Z.
Couldn’t make it San Diego Comic-Con? Here’s your chance to get a few of the products fans were able to purchase at the show. Early Access and All Access dates and times are right here…
Early Access: Monday, 8/4 from 8 a.m. PT to Tuesday, 8/5 at 8 a.m. PT (subscribers only)
All Access: Tuesday, 8/5 at 9 a.m. PT (everyone)
Ends: Monday, 8/11 11:59 p.m. PT
- DC Comics Total Heroes™ Ultra Cyborg ($25)
- Turbo Charged Max Steel® w/Weaponized Steel ($20)
- Monster High® Manny Taur™ & Iris Clops™ 2-Pack ($40)
- MOTUC Hordak® with Imp 2-pack ($30)
If you see products you want, grab ‘em, because quantities are limited! All products are subject to sell-out to subscribers during Early Access* on Monday 8/4. Any remaining products will be available to everyone starting Tuesday 8/5 at 9:00 a.m. PT.
Early Access is a subscriber-only benefit through our clubs. Not a subscriber? Make sure you have the chance to purchase hot items like these and many more before non-subscribers in 2015. Get your Club Eternia® subscription today!
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By Tara Z.
The Con is over but the excitement is still going strong! There was big news at our Mattypalooza fan panel, plus we’ve got tons of photos, including product reveals, events, She-Ra® cosplay, and more. If you didn’t make it to SDCC (or if you did and want to see it again) we’ve got it all here for you!
Preview Night Reveals
Masters of the Universe® Classics Battle Ram™ with Man-At-Arms®, Eldor™, Sweet Bee®, Giants and more! Check out the Preview Night Reveals!
Game-changing news about MOTUC, Minis, Giants and more! Check out info and pictures from our Mattypalooza Fan Panel.
After Party Sale
Our SDCC After Party Sale starts Monday, 8/4 for Early Access with All Access on Tuesday, 8/5. Get products from the show, including DC Comics Total Heroes™ Ultra Cyborg, Monster High® Manny Taur™ & Iris Clops™, Turbo Charged Max Steel® w/Weaponized Steel and MOTUC Hordak® with Imp. Check back here for complete dates and times.
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By Tara Z.
That’s a wrap! Toy Guru just finished the big Mattypalooza panel at San Diego Comic-Con and we’ve got all the breaking news for you right here. Check out upcoming products, details about a new 2015 subscription, and lots of options, both big and small. Read on for all the details.
Just Revealed at Mattypalooza
We’ve got everything Toy Guru showed fans. Check out images from Mattypalooza 2014 here.
2014 Masters of the Universe® Minis
These little figures (with the collect and connect Minis Castle Grayskull®) have caused a big commotion. We’ll have lots of options for fans to fill out their collections:
- Purchase upcoming individual 2014 Packs as they become available at our regular monthly sales in August, October and December.
- Catch Up Bundle: Purchase a bundle of 2014 Packs 1, 2 and 3. Figures include Mini He-Man® & Mer-Man® (February), Mini Skeletor® & Moss Man® (April), and Mini Scareglow™ & Stratos® (June).
- Think Ahead Bundle: Pre-order a bundle of Packs 4, 5 and 6. Figures include Mini Faker® & Man-At-Arms® (August), Mini Zodac® & Beast Man® (October), and Mini He-Man® & Clawful® (December). Bundle will ship in December when the final 2014 Pack is released.
- The Full Minis Bundle: Pre-order both bundles, including Packs 1-6! Both bundles will ship in December when the final 2014 Pack is released.
All details coming soon to MattyCollector.com!
2015 Club MOTU™ Minis
Fans love these little guys so much that we’re offering a new Minis sub for 2015 (and our first Minis gal). The sub will include a total of six 2-packs, plus a sub-exclusive Minis diorama of Snake Mountain™. Shipping approximately every other month, the first two Packs were revealed:
- Mini She-Ra® & Horde Trooper™ (January)
- Mini Jitsu™ & Mekaneck® (March)
We’ll have all the subscription details on MattyCollector.com, so keep an eye out.
2014 Club MOTU™ Giants
Faithful recreations of the vintage MOTU 8 back figures in 12” scale, they come with weapons, armor, a twist waist, rubber band legs, and are packaged on an oversized vintage-style blister card. We’ve already revealed the first two 2014 Giants figures, and the final two were revealed at the panel:
- Giant He-Man® (September)
- Giant Skeletor® (October)
- Giant Stratos® (November)
- Giant Beast Man® (December)
We’ll have all the subscription details on MattyCollector.com, so check back right here.
- Entrapta™ arrives with a re-release of the “Great Rebellion” sticker sheet. (September Club Etheria™ figure.)
- Eldor™ arrives with new logo stickers for “Evil Warriors” and “Heroic Warriors.” (October Club Eternia® figure.)
- Tung Lashor™, one of the last remaining vintage Snake Men®, arrives with staff, crossbow and alternate “tongue out” head, recreating the vintage action feature. (November Club Eternia® figure.)
- Arrow™ from the POP show was shown with removable wings to create both the animated and classic looks. (November Club Eternia® variant.)
- Mermista™ includes interchangeable mermaid and “human” bottom half, and arrives with a stand, seashell horn and shield. (December Club Eternia® figure.)
- Gwildor™ arrives with the Cosmic Key™. (November Club Eternia® holiday item.
- Galactic Protector She-Ra®, an all-new design created by the Four Horsemen, arrives with her shield, sword, pistol, removable holster and goggles. (November Club Etheria™ figure.)
- The highly anticipated Spinnerella™ features a ridiculous amount of deco to ensure the pieces of her trademark skirt are double sided and awesome! (December Club Etheria™ figure.)
- The 2015 Club Eternia® first quarterly item is a 200x-style 2-pack with Snake Armor™ He-Man® & Battle Armor® King Hssss™, arriving with a 200X Power Sword®, snake staff and shield. (February)
- The MOTUC traveling convention item is Skeletor’s Hover Robots in a pack of three with interchangeable arms. Comes with stands and “battle damage” sticker sheet.
- A mysterious wing was also revealed… (March)
2015 Club Eternia® Subscription
All Toy Lines Must End! It’s official… 2015 will be the final year for the Masters of the Universe® Classics line. As we bring this epic 7-year journey to a close, we’ll be releasing final figures, accessories and extras that fans have been waiting for, including:
- Club-exclusive Oo-Larr® from the 1982 mini comics. He arrives with an alternate vintage-style He-Man® head and, in a first for any MOTUC figure, bare feet!
- Shipping with Oo-Larr® is the next mini comic, “The Fall of Eternia: Homecoming!”
- Lizard Man with a Filmation sword for Skeletor® and his Diamond Ray of Disappearance. (January)
- Silent but deadly Ninja Warrior with an alternate unmasked head, a sword, nunchucks and crossbow. (February)
- Fan choice Huntara™ with double laser swords and a stone axe. (March)
Club Eternia® subscriptions are available right now, ending on Monday, 8/18 at 11:59pm PT. Subscriptions are limited to a set quota this year, so sign up now to make sure you complete your collection with this final year of figures! Click here to subscribe and get all the details.
Want more? We’ve got updates and pics coming from the show! Bookmark the thread in our Fan Forums, and check back often.
Stay in the know about upcoming products and events. Click here to register. Or, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for sneak peeks and more!
*Please Note: as always, the products, product names, designs, and availability are subject to change.
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By Tara Z.
Our mighty mini comics are packed with action and awesome artwork. We’re getting close to revealing the cover of our next issue at San Diego Comic-Con, so we decided to take a look at what goes into getting all that great art onto the page.
The next mini comic will ship next year with the 2015 Club Eternia® subscription-only figure. Artist Axel Gimenez worked on both that issue and this year’s He-Man Vs. Skeletor! Their Final Battle! We asked Axel to tell us about the experience of creating concept art for all the characters in the last issue. He did better than that… he showed us some of his preliminary sketches! Check out our “Behind the Designs” story.
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Fans have big love for the mini comic! These mighty minis are packed with action and feature amazing artwork. They expand story lines, fill in missing details, introduce new characters and revive old favorites.
Of course, the final drawings fans see on the pages are the result of hours of artistic endeavor. We thought it would be cool to take a look at this process with the help of mini comic artist (and huge MOTU fan) Axel Gimenez.
Since we’re getting ready for a new mini comic release that will ship with the exclusive 2015 Club Eternia® figure (just one of the cool benefits of being a subscriber), we asked Axel to show us some of the concept and test art he created for the 2014 issue. He-Man Vs. Skeletor! Their Final Battle! was a prelude to the fall of Eternia storyline, and shipped earlier this year with the 2014 subscription-only figure, the Unnamed One™.
To start, Axel gave us a look at the difference between his pencil sketches and the finished pages after they’ve been colored.
Sketch for The Red Beast
Color version for The Red Beast
Sketch for Dragon Blaster Skeletor
Color version for Dragon Blaster Skeletor
Sketch for Battleground Teela
Color version for Battleground Teela
Cover for Issue 5
This mini comic tells the story of She-Ra, He-Man and Skeletor, and their climatic battle with Horde Prime that ends the New Adventures era. During the battle, He-Man and Skeletor are transported to Trolla, where they find a planet ravaged by a revenge squad serving the Unnamed One™.
Pencil sketch, Issue 5 page 4
Color version, Issue 5 page 4
Another look at Issue 5, pages 4-5
On Trolla, He-Man teams up with the heroic Defenders, guardians of the Temple of Power.
Trollan Temple of Power
Comprised of finalists from the 1985 Create a Character fan contest, the heroic Defenders includes Compactor, Brainwave, Eye Beam and Netta. Together they battle the Revenge Squad, comprised of Tri-Beast, Bubblor, Rahjar, and Major Header, all characters from the 2011 Create a Character contest. That’s a lotta action in one mini comic, and concept artwork was needed for characters that hadn’t been drawn before, such as Hans Hammer Holder, Robo Woman, Man Crystal, Jet Pak and more.
Hans Hammer Holder
Robo Woman and Man Crystal
According to Axel, “It was fun to work on the contest characters, both from the ’80s and the current ones, since some of them have very curious designs.” He pulled these images out of his files to show us how he created some of the new… um… faces… and tails, and other appendages.
Lady Slither, shown here for the first time in her “snake form” with tail
Lady Slither in human and snake form
Lady Slither and Snake Lair
Axel added, “It was also great to work on the “Laser” variants of He-Man and Skeletor.”
The issue ends with the final duel between He-Man and Skeletor, and a surprise guest appearance by… Despara, the evil persona of She-Ra from DC Comics!
Axel then continued, “And for the 2015 mini comic…” Ha ha… nope! Sorry, we can’t reveal too much about the 2015 issue just yet. All we can say is that Axel told us that it was awesome to draw the “bad guy armies, especially the one at the end.” Hmmm… which bad guy? (Okay, it might possibly involve the homecoming of He-Man after the New Adventures era…)
Axel did slip us these two images, though!
Sword In The Anvil Sketch
The Legend of Sir Laser Lot
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with these sketches of Axel’s all-time favorite character, Hordak, with his evil sidekick, Imp.
Sketch for Etheria Invasion Hordak
Colors for Etheria Invasion Hordak
Sketch for Etheria Invasion Hordak with Imp
Colors for Etheria Invasion Hordak with Imp
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By Tara Z.
It’s on! San Diego Comic-Con is underway right now and we’re smack in the middle of all the action. Fans already know that this is a special year for Masters of the Universe® Classics, so let’s get started. Here’s your first look at the products we’ve got coming your way!
Preview Night Reveals
Remember to keep checking our Fan Forums for more reveals, updates and photos during the show. (Click here to see a complete schedule of the panels and events we’ve got planned.) Are you ready for a taste of what’s coming to MattyCollector.com? Here we go…
Masters of the Universe® Classics Battle Ram™ with Man-At-Arms®, $110
The all-new fan-demanded MOTUC vehicle has arrived! The front half is a detachable Jet Sled™ with a snake design, which can be interchanged with the 2013 Griffin design Jet Sled™ that came with Sky-High. The new Battle Ram™ features real rolling wheels, a projectile launcher, and includes an all-new version of Man-At-Arms® with a helmetless head that shows off his awesome ponytail. The figure has double arm armor and “leather” boots, and arrives with mace, a pistol, and a sword that snap into his armor. This special year-end holiday item is not part of the Club Eternia® sub, and will be offered to everyone in our regular sale on 12/15.
Masters of the Universe® Classics Eldor™, $25
The October Club Eternia® figure has been revealed! This mentor to He-Ro® was a prototype figure seen in the 1987 Mattel catalog, and he arrives in the 2014 lineup as a perfect companion to your 2009 He-Ro® figure. Eldor™ arrives with his book of transformation, first glimpsed at the 2014 Toy Fair in New York. He comes with a removable hood and wizard staff with deactivated spell stone. Available 10/15.
Masters of the Universe® Classics Sweet Bee®, $25
Her helmet was shown at the 2014 Toy Fair in New York and now the rest of the October Club Etheria™ figure has been revealed! This Princess of Power® comes with her shield, bee blaster and removable articulated wings. This figure will ship only to 2014 Club Etheria™ subscribers in October and will not be available for purchase during the regular October sale or at any time during 2014.
Masters of the Universe® Giant He-Man® and Giant Skeletor®, $75 each.
A new Masters of the Universe® line is coming this fall! More details about all four large-scale figures will be revealed at the fan panel, including information about these two figures, available in September and October, and two additional figures available in November and December.
Epic Creations™ DC Classic TV Series Batman™ Cowl, $100
Featuring a hard helmet under real cloth, this Batman™ cowl is the perfect companion to the Batman™ utility belt that’s on sale at SDCC and at MattyCollector.com! One size fights most crime fighters. Available 9/15
DC Universe Super Powers Figures, $30 each
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Super Powers! This six figure series arrives in Four Horsemen style with packaging that pays homage to the classic ’80s toy line. Figures in Wave 1 include Batman™, Superman™, and Wonder Woman, and figures in Wave 2 include Gold Superman™, Green Lantern as The Riddler, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and Kalibak is the collect and connect figure. Wave 1 ships in September, Wave 2 ships in October.
Also shown on Wednesday night were package reveals (bios!) for MOTUC Eldor™, Sweet Bee®, Rio Blast™, Madam Razz™ & Broom, Entrapta™ and Double Mischief™. We also showed packages for the new Ghostbusters™ 2-Packs, DC Universe Total Heroes™ Batman™ Beyond, DCU Damian Wayne, and the new wall-mounted display stands.
Show Us Your She-Ra® Contest Reminder
Our Show Us Your She-Ra® Contest starts 7/24! Girls and guys can stop by our booth dressed as any version of She-Ra® for the honor of Grayskull™, and the chance to win a 2015 Club Eternia® subscription valued at $570!
Click here for the rules and entry form, tell your cosplay partners and friends, then stop by and Show Us Your She-Ra®!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, 3 will win. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), age 18 or older at time of entry. Enter contest between 7/24/14 and 7/26/14 between 10-4 p.m. Void where prohibited.
That’s it for now, but we’ve got more reveals coming from the fan panel, so check back right here. Remember to also keep checking our Fan Forums because we’ll post info, updates and images straight from the show when we get them.
For email reminders when all these hot new products become available, just click here. Or, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for sneak peeks and more!
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Continuing their line of 1/6th scale Iron Man 3 Movie Masterpiece series of displays and figures, Hot Toys is proud to announce the Workshop Accessories Collectible Set.
Recreate the cluttered genius of Tony Stark’s basement workshop with pieces that include a battle-worn helmet, tools, newspaper clippings, and numerous replaceable parts for Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Iron Man figures.
LED accents and fine craftsmanship help create a movie-accurate piece that is a great addition to Hot Toys’ Iron Man 3 line.
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Hidden in the wine cellar of Tony Stark’s Malibu mansion is the Hall of Armor, where each of his Iron Man suits sit on display, ready to be unleashed at any moment with the “House Party Protocol.”
Now, to compliment their line of 1/6th scale Iron Man figures, Hot Toys is proud to announce the House Party Protocol version of their Hall of Armor diorama piece.
Modeled accurately after the displays seen in Iron Man 3, these modular units can be connected side-by-side or on top of each other and include LED accents to illuminate Tony Stark’s armors.
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Marvel Studios is expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe this Summer and bringing fans to the cosmos in the action packed space adventure – “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy!” A group of outlaw, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac will team up to battle evil and save the day! To gear fans ready for this film’s worldwide release, Hot Toys is excited to present a special 1/6th scale collectible figures set which includes the gun-toting Rocket and his personal houseplant/muscle Groot!
The movie-accurate Rocket Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his unique physique in the film. It features a finely sculpted head and body, specially tailored costume, weapon and specially designed figure stand.
The movie-accurate Groot Collectible Figure features highly detailed head and body with amazing paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and a specially designed figure stand.
The Rocket and Groot Collectible Set will exclusively include an additional interchangeable angry expression face and a pair of partially clenched angry palms for Groot.
For more from Hot Toys, visit their website.
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