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Title: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 25, 2013, 02:17:10 am
...Thought I'd start one?? ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on September 25, 2013, 02:18:28 am
Just got Batros in the mail the other day. Looks much better in person than I thought he would. Still prefer my custom of him though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 25, 2013, 02:57:33 pm
...Batros & Sky-High w/Sky-Sled both showed up last week, and are both quite awesome!  My kids & I love the idea of a villain who will ally himself with whoever, but is still just out for himself!  Him, Marzo, Geldor and Nepthu will make for an interesting "fourth party"! ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 25, 2013, 08:20:04 pm
hopefully my skyhigh arrives in a couple days trying to track a matty order is pretty useless.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on September 26, 2013, 11:07:45 am
Anyone order the Sky High/Sled set just for the Sled? I'd be interested in the figure if anyone has an extra.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on September 27, 2013, 03:50:54 am
Man October is going go be a killer bank account wise for motu


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 27, 2013, 04:23:21 pm
I'm always out of the loop....what all is coming down the chute in October?  [popcorn]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on September 27, 2013, 08:41:54 pm
October is indeed a heavy Matty month. I'll be buying Ocean Master, Mantenna, and Nepthu. The Horde Troopers look cool, but I don't think that I really "need" them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on September 28, 2013, 03:31:47 am
October is indeed a heavy Matty month. I'll be buying Ocean Master, Mantenna, and Nepthu. The Horde Troopers look cool, but I don't think that I really "need" them.
Jase if you can I'd say buy the horde troopers if you ain't sure as they will sell out . If you decide you don't want them you'll easily get your money back if not more , but if you decided later you want them and didn't buy them $$$$


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 28, 2013, 07:12:35 am
Its an unusually big Princess of power month with Mantenna, horde troopers and Kowl as well as Sea Hawk make this probably the biggest pop month ever. I'm still after a seahawk if somebody wants to sell theirs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 28, 2013, 09:24:31 pm
NEPTHU will be easy enough to get, but I'll eventually have to battle eBay for SEA HAWK.  As usual, I don't have a lot of disposable income, so it will be a while before I can get him.

By the way, I'm just rambling....not asking anybody for anything.  [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 28, 2013, 10:02:38 pm
I dunno. Mantenna and Two Bad would have been must haves for me, but I just don't much care anymore.

Still a neat line but I feel that it could have been more.

But meh, it ain't always about what I want.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 28, 2013, 10:32:03 pm
But meh, it ain't always about what I want.

And you call yourself a HE-MAN fan!

 ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on September 29, 2013, 10:40:49 am
Really can't wait for Mantenna and the Horde Troopers. Kowl will be good to put with Bow too. Should've came with him to begin with. :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on September 29, 2013, 12:33:48 pm
If anyone wants a Lord Dactys, pm me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 01, 2013, 04:20:33 am
Icer sells around 30 + shipping currently . I'd pay it a eBay it .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 04, 2013, 03:58:44 pm
Fruit punch Hordak is up!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 04, 2013, 10:44:49 pm
To be honest, I never wanted to get into this line.
I bought Marzo, Carnivus and Zodak on ebay after they were released because I wanted the 200x figures, then I bought nothing until the Big Lots blowout.

Then I bought everything I could find at Big Lots. That gave me a pretty sizable collection. Then I figured "to hell with it" and started buying the others I felt I needed to complete my collection. So far I have acquired the following:

2008
He-Man (trade)

Beast Man (trade)


2009
Skeletor (trade)

Stratos (DC vs. MOTUC 2-pack, ebay)

Mer-Man (trade)

Mer-Man (DC vs. MOTUC 2-pack, ebay)

Zodac (DC vs. MOTUC 2-pack, ebay)

He-Ro (ebay)

Zodak (had it already)

The Goddess (ebay)


2010
Adora (trade)

Moss Man (Big Lots)

Evil-Lyn (trade)

Tytus (ebay)

Keldor (ebay)

Count Marzo (had it already)

SDCC Orko and Adam (Big Lots)

SDCC Mo-Larr and Skeletor (Big Lots)

Chief Carnivus (had it already)

Grizzlor (Big Lots)

King Grayskull V2 (Big Lots)

Buzz-Off (trade) 
 

2011
Vikor (ebay)

King Hiss (ebay)

Sy-Klone (Big Lots)

Catra (Big Lots)

Faceless One (Big Lots)

Battleground Teela (ebay)

Clawful (Big Lots)

Man-E-Faces (trade) 

Megator (Big Lots)

Leech (ebay)

Hurricane Hordak (ebay) 

Icarius (Big Lots)

Snout Spout (Big Lots)

Demo-Man (ebay)

Battleground Evil-Lyn (ebay)


2012
Snake Man-At-Arms (ebay)

SDCC Vykron (Big Lots)

Temple/Darkness Sorceress (ebay)


2013
Fighting Foe Men (ebay)



So now I have 45 MOTUC figures.

I had a grand total of 3 before the BL finds.
I bought 15 at BL.
I traded extra BL figures for 8 others I wanted.
That accounts for 26 figures.

That means I bought 19 figures on ebay since the BL finds. I didn't even know there were 19 figures I WANTED from this line.

The sad part is, I still want 14 more before I will be satisfied with my collection.

WTF?!?!?!?



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on October 04, 2013, 11:11:57 pm
Yeah, yeah Mr. I can't stand the MOTUC figures. :D

So which are the 14 others?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 04, 2013, 11:27:48 pm
Faker
Man at Arms
Randor (armored)
Battle Armor He Man
Trap Jaw
Wun-Dar
Bow
Marlena
Bubble Power She Ra
Hordak
Strobo
Thunder Punch He Man
Draego Man
Battle Armor Skeletor


MAYBE:
Dragon Blaster Skeletor
Sky High
Spector
New Adventures He Man
Preternia Disguise He Man
Batros


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on October 05, 2013, 01:09:57 am
I need a Strobo too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 05, 2013, 04:32:54 am
Take NA he-man of the maybe list, that is a friggin great figure and needs more respect  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on October 05, 2013, 04:47:15 am
Faker
Man at Arms
Randor (armored)
Battle Armor He Man
Trap Jaw
Wun-Dar
Bow
Marlena
Bubble Power She Ra
Hordak
Strobo
Thunder Punch He Man
Draego Man
Battle Armor Skeletor


MAYBE:
Dragon Blaster Skeletor
Sky High
Spector
New Adventures He Man
Preternia Disguise He Man
Batros

Dragon Blaster Skeletor is a must have, its such a cool figure.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on October 05, 2013, 09:00:25 am
Spector is lame though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 05, 2013, 12:19:02 pm
To be honest, I never wanted to get into this line.


So now I have 45 MOTUC figures.

I had a grand total of 3 before the BL finds.
I bought 15 at BL.
I traded extra BL figures for 8 others I wanted.
That accounts for 26 figures.

That means I bought 19 figures on ebay since the BL finds. I didn't even know there were 19 figures I WANTED from this line.

The sad part is, I still want 14 more before I will be satisfied with my collection.

WTF?!?!?!?



Sounds just like me. I had 3 figures (Optikk, Draego-Man, and Castle Grayskullman) before the BL deal and now I have 27 (plus 3 extras for trading) and I've sub'd for the first time. I only had two MOTU figures as a kid and never really watched the toon back then. With the demise of DCUC, these figures just were in the right place at the right time. There are still some previously released figures that I'm interested in picking up, but I'm slowing down now. Some days I look at all of these and just love them while other days I say to myself, "why the hell did I get into another line?!"  :-\


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 05, 2013, 03:18:07 pm
Quote
With the demise of DCUC, these figures just were in the right place at the right time. There are still some previously released figures that I'm interested in picking up, but I'm slowing down now. Some days I look at all of these and just love them while other days I say to myself, "why the hell did I get into another line?!"  :-\

EXACTLY my frame of mind about MOTUC!!!!!!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 05, 2013, 05:24:27 pm
Quote
With the demise of DCUC, these figures just were in the right place at the right time. There are still some previously released figures that I'm interested in picking up, but I'm slowing down now. Some days I look at all of these and just love them while other days I say to myself, "why the hell did I get into another line?!"  :-\

EXACTLY my frame of mind about MOTUC!!!!!!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.

Support group meets every month 30 minutes before the monthly Matty sale. Brings snacks  ;D



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 05, 2013, 06:08:58 pm
Fine with me, I don't participate on Matty, so feel free to run long in the support group!!! :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 05, 2013, 06:15:34 pm
Oh, I like Funyuns, cheese crackers with peanut butter and white cheese popcorn!  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 05, 2013, 06:16:06 pm
I've had a Love/Hate relationship with this line from day one.

-Horrible, arrogant fans
-Terrible website experiences
-Often, ridiculous eBay prices
-MOTUC gets shown all the TLC while MATTEL barely acknowledged DC


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 05, 2013, 06:23:02 pm
Fine with me, I don't participate on Matty, so feel free to run long in the support group!!! :D

I'm not a member on the Matty forums...at least I don't think I ever signed up. You know how I tend to forget these things....  [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 05, 2013, 06:25:11 pm
I've had a Love/Hate relationship with this line from day one.

-Horrible, arrogant fans
-Terrible website experiences
-Often, ridiculous eBay prices
-MOTUC gets shown all the TLC while MATTEL barely acknowledged DC

DC who?

Kidding!

I'm already missing DCUC. Just one more figure for me.  :-\




Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on October 05, 2013, 07:11:48 pm
DC barely acknowledges DC.

 [mwaha]

Fine with me, I don't participate on Matty, so feel free to run long in the support group!!! :D

I'm not a member on the Matty forums...at least I don't think I ever signed up. You know how I tend to forget these things....  [think]

That's true... :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 06, 2013, 01:39:42 am
I had been cherry-picking, just under two dozen figs, a Windraider, Weapons Rack, Weapons Pack, stands, Battle Cat & Swiftwind.  Then Big Lots happened just as I was finally getting some money (most of which was supposed to go to statues, video games, books and graphic novels).  I still got some of that, but I couldn't pass up:

Megator & Mo-Larr for $10 each at BL.
Carnivus for $5.50 and Tytus for $10 at the Mattel B&M store. 

That led to these at BL:
Clawful
Count Marzo
Faceless One
Grizzlor
Icarius
Man-E-Faces
Moss Man (unflocked)
Sy-Klone   

Fighting Foe-Men for $37 shipped. 

Trades of BL Figs for Orko, Snout Spout and Demo Man. 

Draego-Man as a thank you for hooking up a nice Canadian with a bunch of GB & Motuc from BL. 

Then they had Power-Con about a mile from me, which led to:
Strobo for $25
Mer-Man for $25
Tri-Klops for $30
Battleground Evil-Lyn plus cash for 2 of my BL Figs. 
King Randor Filmation plus cash for 3 of my BL Figs.
Subternia map for $10

Castaspella & Shokoti in the August sale

Batros, Stratos and 2 Jet Sled's with Sky High in the September sale

And a large trade for: 
Bow
Eternian Palace Guards
Horde Prime
Octavia
Star Sisters

So 35-36 figs (depending on if you count the Palace Guards as 1 or 2).  I'm not done yet either.  I have several older figs to pick-up, like Man-At-Arms, Beast Man, Ram Man, Trap Jaw and King Randor I.  These were all fair to good deals and I can't regret them, but still, it's crazy to list them all and see that my collection has grown so much in less than 3 months.  I can definitely relate to Jase & Stars. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 06, 2013, 02:16:19 am

-MOTUC gets shown all the TLC while MATTEL barely acknowledged DC
In fairness MOTU is mattels own product while DC is a licensed product. It makes sense that Mattel would put more into brand building motu than DC ( or ghostbusters , voltron ect ect )
And on the Mattel site Matty collector MOTU is there big ( and now kinda only ) gun sales wise. It's makes marketing sense to pump you big gun.

Look at dc comics internal advertising as an example of this. In house adds will always favour the big guns ( batman superman justice league) . Because research show that add space will help sell more batman books then that same add space will sell simon dark or pandora .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on October 06, 2013, 09:42:33 am
2 Jet Sled's with Sky High in the September sale

Any chance you'd sell one of the Sky High figures? Just looking for the figure, not the sled.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 06, 2013, 10:54:57 am
It's makes marketing sense to pump your big gun.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/jasetraber/Picard_zpsba470412.gif)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 07, 2013, 01:46:28 am
Any chance you'd sell one of the Sky High figures? Just looking for the figure, not the sled.

If I do, I'll let you know.  For now I'm finding it strangely difficult.  I know he's not supposed to be an army builder, or air force builder, but I keep wanting to make him one, or place other heads on him to make it look like other characters, like the Palace Guard, are using the armor.  Until I come to my senses, I can't let him go, sorry. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 07, 2013, 06:39:28 am
It's makes marketing sense to pump your big gun.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/jasetraber/Picard_zpsba470412.gif)
[goodpost] [applause] [applause] [applause]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 08, 2013, 10:05:00 pm
I have a feeling I'm going to be really disappointed with Extendar on Friday.  I hope I'm wrong.  And I really hope they show us which snakeman we're getting this year.  The ssssssuspence is killing me. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 08, 2013, 10:30:41 pm
I have a feeling I'm going to be really disappointed with Extendar on Friday.  I hope I'm wrong.  And I really hope they show us which snakeman we're getting this year.  The ssssssuspence is killing me. 


Shocker!  ;)



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 09, 2013, 08:44:21 am
You get one too.... [moon] 

Love that icon!

Anyway, I will explain further.  For Extendar, I require something like what Mekaneck got.  A long piece that could make him really tall would be fine.  But the Nitelicker said something about Extendar and Tallstar being basically the same.  If they do it like that, it will suck balls. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 09, 2013, 09:29:50 am
You get one too.... [moon] 

Love that icon!

Anyway, I will explain further.  For Extendar, I require something like what Mekaneck got.  A long piece that could make him really tall would be fine.  But the Nitelicker said something about Extendar and Tallstar being basically the same.  If they do it like that, it will suck balls. 

The only thing I got out of your post was something about an ass, something extending, a licker, and sucking balls.   [naughty]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 10, 2013, 08:14:46 pm
Extendar looks magnificent! The Horsemen hit another home run with this one


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on October 10, 2013, 08:26:40 pm
Looks awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 10, 2013, 08:30:51 pm
I have no interest at all in EXTENDAR, but it's really cool to see him made. 

I honestly don't even remember him from back in the day, but as I've often said, I only had about the first 10 or so, and then I was done.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 10, 2013, 08:35:06 pm
Yea....that's pretty bad ass right there.  The requirements are met Hype.   :D

Now show me a Snakeman, and tell the DC fans how fucked we are. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 11, 2013, 01:55:38 pm
..........idk anything about Flogg.  [dunno] I'm always happy with the NA figures but I'm never excited for them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on October 11, 2013, 03:41:42 pm
Don't really care about either of these guys. If anyone wants them, lmk.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 11, 2013, 07:12:17 pm
Again, no interest...but it's always cool to see new stuff that hasn't been made a hundred times over.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on October 11, 2013, 07:21:18 pm
Great looking update to Extendar, good update to Flogg too!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 12, 2013, 09:19:05 am
Great looking update to Extendar, good update to Flogg too!

+1

Looking forward to both of them!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on October 12, 2013, 09:32:16 am
So with Extendar and Flogg on the way.  How many more vintage, pop, and na figures haven't been done in the classic line yet?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 12, 2013, 07:03:56 pm
i want rio blast,ninjor and saurod. blast and saurod would need new tooling.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 12, 2013, 09:27:10 pm
You'll get all three of those sir.  Guaranteed. 

I still don't believe they're making NA bullshit.  I hope theres no DOS for that fucking Flogg-of-shit.  At least then I could get something for it. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on October 13, 2013, 06:46:24 am
Vintage Princess of Powers not done would still be about 70% of them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 14, 2013, 08:56:51 pm
I don't think there's much left that I want. 

Depending on how they make him, I would probably get EVIL SEED.  If the line lasts, I will definitely get HUNTARA.   And I know a 200X KING MIRO would look great, but who knows if he even stands a chance?

BLUE VEST PRINCE ADAM sans leggings will never happen, nor will a TRAP-JAW 80s mini comic variant, but I'd buy those if they happened.  The aggravating thing is that they would be simple repaints...no new tooling required at all.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 16, 2013, 01:04:32 am
I could not make the sale until an hour late and so missed out on Mantenna and the Troopers.  I was going to buy Dactys, the Weapons Pack, Nepthu and Ocean Master too, but am not as gung-ho about any of those without the first two. 

Disappointing, but maybe one or both will show up again later. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on October 16, 2013, 05:57:02 am
Yep I forgot about it too. But i ended up getting kowl and ocean master


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 18, 2013, 08:29:50 am
Ok so i have been known as a matty apologist in some circles. Generally i prefer to play devils advocate for sake if discussion (at least thats how i try to live with myself)

Now i got horde troopers coming thanks to the sub so this isn't coming out of sudden disapoinment on my end but this horde trooper sell out is bull crap!!! People should have gotten them

There is no good reason these figures were not produced in higher numbers or even not getting a reissue other than sub scare tactics. Alot of folks missed it at the start of the year but we were told Ram Man was to be highest produced figure of the year. its made sense at the time because he was most demanded. it was a comment forgotten when horde troopers were shown off though. Think of how popular and fast ram man was to sell. now take the excitment to horde troopers (which were most demanded after ram man ) and add the fact they are army builders.

Massive let down matty MASSIVE! this one is clearly on you


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 18, 2013, 02:59:21 pm
...Yeah, I feel bad for the folks that missed out on Troopers.  I planned for 3 sets, but could only afford 2... I'm sure they'll be back for Black Friday/Cyber Monday though...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 18, 2013, 08:32:50 pm
Somebody over on the ORG even suggested that the HORDE TROOPERS should be an Evergreen item.  Not a bad idea.









But then MATTEL and Good Ideas don't really mix well...  [gah]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 19, 2013, 08:53:59 pm
got my shtuff today(surprised as i never got a shipping email from matty)anyway just opened the horde troopers for now.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 20, 2013, 04:16:46 am
They'll undoubtedly have some more Troopers from the leftover customer service stock.  And they often pull items before they're 100% sold out (see Dactus & Nepthu just from this moth).  So I have hopes that whenever these show up again (maybe BF/CM) then I'll be able to score the 2 sets I feel are must-have's.  I'd love them to make more though. 

But I'm not quite as concerned with these as I'd normally be because of Castle Grayskull next month.  I did the responsible thing and didn't pre-order it, because I didn't know what the state of my finances would be.  But I can afford it thankfully, if I'm able to buy it off the site before it sells out (tg has talked about the limited quantity for DOS).  Once I have that (hopefully), then I can devote more time worrying about the Troopers. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 20, 2013, 07:58:24 pm
lord dactus is pretty goshdarn cool.i just realized i didn't get nephtu yet,he'll come later separately.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on October 20, 2013, 09:24:19 pm
Anyone buying Castle of Grayskull?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 20, 2013, 10:31:35 pm
it wouldn't break me if i bought it,but i would have no where to put it so no


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 21, 2013, 04:07:05 pm
I wasn't going to. Now it's so close , I'm leaning to yes !


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 21, 2013, 04:14:50 pm
Also got my weapons pack. Love kowl so well done


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 21, 2013, 09:20:07 pm
I HATE that I love these figures.  Dactys, Mantenna, and the troopers are all fucking perfect!  I just wish it wasn't Mattel making them.   [moon]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on October 21, 2013, 11:23:07 pm
Does anyone know how much is the postage from Mattel to AU, if you bought a single figure. I bought mine as a whole collection MOC (for $20 including the beast, Weapons pack and vehicle), I have got every figure except for the new ones?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on October 22, 2013, 02:23:43 am
Bargin! It's about $15 per single figure... If you can get them


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on October 22, 2013, 02:34:49 am
Bargin! It's about $15 per single figure... If you can get them

So its really hard to get them online lol.

My golden gem are shadow weaver, fisto, sorceress , teela and the exclusives MOC, I wish I could keep it MOC just got no room and the postage would have been $1000


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on October 22, 2013, 08:24:27 pm
Received my Matty shipment today with Mantenna, Nepthu, and Ocean Master. The last few shipments haven't taken nearly as long as they used to!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 26, 2013, 10:15:25 pm
The B&M Mattel "Big Tent" sale in El Segundo started today.  I got there late, about 5.5 hours after it opened.  Only MOTUC was Hurricane Hordak for $15.39 +tax.  311 figs remaining. 

I'm thinking it over.  I don't have him, but do I really need him?  Anyone else need him?  I can try to pick some up, if so.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 27, 2013, 03:03:44 am
Received my Matty shipment today with Mantenna, Nepthu, and Ocean Master. The last few shipments haven't taken nearly as long as they used to!


Interesting you say that. I was convinced my Huntress arrived more quickly than expected.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: derekwc on October 27, 2013, 03:49:16 am
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/298/b/e/panthor_by_derekwc-d6rtato.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 02, 2013, 03:35:28 pm
But somehow they can't do 2002 versions of He-Man and Skeletor.   ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 02, 2013, 06:10:00 pm
200X styled HE-MAN and SKELLY would sell like gangbusters and I will bite the throat out of anybody who says different!!!  [slapfight]



I kid, I kid.  But they would both sell like crazy.  MATTEL are fucking idiots if they don't find a way to do them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 02, 2013, 06:11:03 pm
But somehow they can't do 2002 versions of He-Man and Skeletor.   ::)
The can't do "200x style" but they can do 200x figures. You could possibly see a he-man with pocket on loin cloth, techno sword and H symbol on brown straps with a different hair peice . But you can't a an angler new face head sculpt for he-man with thinner arms and legs . Classics skelltor is almost exactly 200x skeletor done in classic style . Coloring of havoc staff would be only change .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 03, 2013, 01:53:15 am
No.

That doesn't cut it.

I don't want new bodies but new heads, armor, loincloths and weapons ARE doable.

And the detail on Skeletor is important. A Vintage Skeletor is no substitute for the 2002 look when Dragon Blaster, Alcala, and every other look gets such attention to detail.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on November 03, 2013, 04:47:17 am
Flutterina is looking good, now I just have to get a damm sea hawk


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on November 03, 2013, 09:48:55 am
Wow!  The 4H make Flutterina awesome.  I can't believe how talented they are.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on November 03, 2013, 10:20:09 am
That Skeletor design is horrible looking. Glad to see so much new tooling go into it though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on November 03, 2013, 04:53:01 pm
I like Flutterina, but have some concerns about how the wings will look in person. 

The NA Skeletor seems cool for people who want him.  Not for me though.  Too many Skeletor's and He-Man in the line already for me. 

Broom & Lookee both showed up as the mystery accessory.  So it's likely either Razz is coming or there will be a pack of smaller characters. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 03, 2013, 05:13:20 pm
Pics of Broom and Lookie please.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 03, 2013, 07:03:58 pm
Oh that's painful.

As to why no 200X, there must be an internal reason why they won't/can't do them.  Or perhaps part of a long term master plan to keep this line going past "classic".


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 03, 2013, 09:03:32 pm
The internal reason is that they don't care.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 03, 2013, 10:04:36 pm
That is an emotional response to what is probably a very rational internal business decision.  If Mattel could make money on 200X, why would they simply not care?

I'd look for a 200X sub at some point down the road.

Or it could be that 200X was such an immense failure that no one currently at Mattel wants to risk that on their resumes.  200X ended careers.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 03, 2013, 11:19:26 pm
 [banghead]
Not the careers that should have ended.

The line didn't fail because it was unpopular, if that were the case Classics wouldn't exist, nor would they have inaugurated the line with a 2002 character.

The line failed because the characters people wanted were impossible to find, but all of the Day Glo variant crap was abundant. Plus Cartoon Network deliberately sabotaged the cartoon, much like Young Justice and Thundercats.

Not to mention the fact that the figures still sell out. Lord Dactys being the most recent.

If they can free up the tooling for the Fantasia reject, and Frodo's gay cousin Castro, we can get a He-Man and Skeletor that is 70% reuse.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on November 04, 2013, 01:39:29 am
I cant decided which i would prefer Madam Razz or a nice little boxset with lookee kowl broom and some twigletts


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 04, 2013, 06:32:43 am
[banghead]Not the careers that should have ended.

The line didn't fail because it was unpopular, if that were the case Classics wouldn't exist, nor would they have inaugurated the line with a 2002 character.

The line failed because the characters people wanted were impossible to find, but all of the Day Glo variant crap was abundant. Plus Cartoon Network deliberately sabotaged the cartoon, much like Young Justice and Thundercats.

Not to mention the fact that the figures still sell out. Lord Dactys being the most recent.

If they can free up the tooling for the Fantasia reject, and Frodo's gay cousin Castro, we can get a He-Man and Skeletor that is 70% reuse.

I doubt any of that matters to the bean counters, the people who survived the purge back then, or the people who sign the paychecks.  It certainly didn't matter for DCUC/DCIE. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 05, 2013, 07:45:11 am
[banghead]
Not the careers that should have ended.

The line didn't fail because it was unpopular, if that were the case Classics wouldn't exist, nor would they have inaugurated the line with a 2002 character.

The line failed because the characters people wanted were impossible to find, but all of the Day Glo variant crap was abundant. Plus Cartoon Network deliberately sabotaged the cartoon, much like Young Justice and Thundercats.

Not to mention the fact that the figures still sell out. Lord Dactys being the most recent.

If they can free up the tooling for the Fantasia reject, and Frodo's gay cousin Castro, we can get a He-Man and Skeletor that is 70% reuse.


Eric from 4 horseman talked about this.

200x was new designs based on vintage toyline while classics it modern updates of vintage toys.

they can do 200x characters just fine, and if character is different enough 200x design it can be done.

200x skeletor and He-man can easily be done but there are alot of variants of those characters still to get to, personally i'd prefer to see new characters or highly different 200x designs be made (ie Snake armor he-man and Battleground randor ) there are very feew varaint spots left in the sub each year.focus is on new characters. while 200x variants is one table its not a priority for most folks


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 05, 2013, 11:35:20 am
Fuck most folks. It's a priority for 200X fans.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on November 05, 2013, 03:15:09 pm
...As somebody that LOVED 200X, I can agree with B-Lister that it'd be pretty damn cool to get 200X-styled He-Man & Skeletor!  They ARE different enough to warrant a "variant" slot, call them "Battleground" versions or what have you!  I'm not real thrilled about Madam Razz/Broom, but I'm glad for those who wanted her!  I subbed for the full year for the first time for 2014, mainly so I would be guarenteed Two-Bad & Modulok.  Personally, I'm feeling pretty validated just knowing I'm getting Two-Bad, Modulok, Blade, Extendar, The Nameless One, Scorpia, and NA Skeletor, who to me just looks creepy-cool!  His design makes more sense when you take into account its origin in the 3rd mini-comic: He basically takes down Hordak & steals his immense power, but gets wounded in a last-gasp shot from Hordak's "buzz-saw" attack!  So to save himself, he mystically snags the techno-virus out of the nearby Bionotops, becoming an supremely powerful fusion of tech & magic!  Thusly empowered, he realizes that Eternia is now "small pickings", and leaves to go take on and seize control of the Horde Empire!  Pretty epic stuff... [applause]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 05, 2013, 04:15:41 pm
...As somebody that LOVED 200X, I can agree with B-Lister that it'd be pretty damn cool to get 200X-styled He-Man & Skeletor!  They ARE different enough to warrant a "variant" slot, call them "Battleground" versions or what have you!  I'm not real thrilled about Madam Razz/Broom, but I'm glad for those who wanted her!  I subbed for the full year for the first time for 2014, mainly so I would be guarenteed Two-Bad & Modulok.  Personally, I'm feeling pretty validated just knowing I'm getting Two-Bad, Modulok, Blade, Extendar, The Nameless One, Scorpia, and NA Skeletor, who to me just looks creepy-cool!  His design makes more sense when you take into account its origin in the 3rd mini-comic: He basically takes down Hordak & steals his immense power, but gets wounded in a last-gasp shot from Hordak's "buzz-saw" attack!  So to save himself, he mystically snags the techno-virus out of the nearby Bionotops, becoming an supremely powerful fusion of tech & magic!  Thusly empowered, he realizes that Eternia is now "small pickings", and leaves to go take on and seize control of the Horde Empire!  Pretty epic stuff... [applause]

Totally agree man ! I have no problem with concept of NA, cartoon aint great and original figures were off but in scale with other motu lines they work fine  IMOA


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 05, 2013, 07:08:46 pm
I think there will be a last ditch 200X mini-Sub at some point.  At the very least, HE-MAN and SKELLY, but probably a few more. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 05, 2013, 07:49:20 pm
I sincerely doubt it, but you go ahead and keep that dream alive.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 06, 2013, 05:26:12 pm
How the hell did I end up with so damn many MOTUC figures?!?!? [gah]

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o5/jackstarman/001_zps7006517b.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/user/jackstarman/media/001_zps7006517b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: 78t-topps on November 06, 2013, 06:12:44 pm
You don't want them ?  ;)

I might take the female figures off your hands.... [sign]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 06, 2013, 06:44:18 pm
I'm just saying, I started getting these with the Big Lots finds and damn, they got out of hand fast!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: 78t-topps on November 06, 2013, 08:21:37 pm
 ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on November 06, 2013, 08:34:02 pm
I'm just saying, I started getting these with the Big Lots finds and damn, they got out of hand fast!

It's that OCD kicking in again.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 06, 2013, 08:50:17 pm
You're telling me!!! [banghead]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on November 07, 2013, 05:27:19 am
How the hell did I end up with so damn many MOTUC figures?!?!? [gah]

I see nothing wrong with that!

But if you want to slow it down on the figures then I totally get that. 

There are lots of great non-figures like Battlecat, Panthor, Swiftwind, Weapons Packs, the Weapons Rack, Jet Sled, Windraider, etc. that you could easily concentrate on instead.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on November 07, 2013, 10:30:07 pm
Who is that between Goddess and Moss Man?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 07, 2013, 10:38:09 pm
Mo-Larr.

I dressed him in the 200x Martial Arts He-Man gear, as it matched his colorscheme.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on November 07, 2013, 11:03:03 pm
Well done.  My OCD doesn't let me change outfits like that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on November 09, 2013, 10:22:13 pm
I hit the Mattel B&M store in El Segundo. 

Hurricane Hordak has been in their oversized tent.  They started a couple weeks back with approximately 315 at $16.59 each.  They've since dropped them to $4.99 each and have "only" 235 left.  (after I bought one) 

In the actual store:
She-Ra (looks to be original version) is $20
Hordak (regular version) is $24.30
Star Sisters are $66

The also have a couple dozen DCIE Rocker Red for $16.59 each. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 11, 2013, 08:00:43 pm
got some horde troopers off some factory friend s but weirdly they smell like moss man??


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 20, 2013, 12:21:22 pm
A scary crotch-shot?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on November 20, 2013, 04:17:59 pm
After a little searching I came to find out that is Huntara. I guess you knew that already. :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on November 20, 2013, 04:19:01 pm
Dactys is an amazing figure.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 20, 2013, 05:50:11 pm
Just figured she might be an upcoming MOTU figure.

Apparently, HUNTARA will see plastic next year, I think.  I definitely want her!  She's from the SHE-RA cartoon, and uses a laser sword.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 21, 2013, 04:34:35 am
Just figured she might be an upcoming MOTU figure.

Apparently, HUNTARA will see plastic next year, I think.  I definitely want her!  She's from the SHE-RA cartoon, and uses a laser sword.

Huntraa won a fan vote, but i belive she will be 2015 at the earliest


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 23, 2013, 08:27:04 pm
My Standor arrived today , very nice sculpt. Happy little extra to the line.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on November 27, 2013, 03:19:28 pm
...Just a Reminder, big Black Friday sale starts on Mattycollector.com on Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time! [mwaha]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on November 27, 2013, 03:25:57 pm
got me a $10 teela, very happy with that


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on November 27, 2013, 06:02:54 pm
Anyone selling their Grayskull order?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 27, 2013, 09:17:13 pm
got me a $10 teela, very happy with that

Nice!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 02, 2013, 07:33:58 pm
Anybody here order a GRAYSKULL?  Just curious.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 03, 2013, 03:46:29 am
When does Standorr go up for sale?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on December 03, 2013, 06:56:24 am
dec 16th for standor, so the morning of the 17th in the civilised world.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 04, 2013, 08:36:43 pm
My Castle Grayskull order is currently being processed. Love it, can't wait.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 04, 2013, 10:09:57 pm
LUKE, if you don't mind, please post a ton of pix when you get it.  I'll never own one, but I love seeing it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 05, 2013, 06:13:59 am
Ok, I'll give it a shot. Idk how to post pics, but it seems easy enough. On a completly different, but related topic, I got my shipping notice for Castle Grayskull!!   [westy]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 05, 2013, 06:09:43 pm
What's shipping on that bad boy, if I may ask?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 05, 2013, 10:15:42 pm
What's shipping on that bad boy, if I may ask?

Shipping for Grayskull is $25 and Matty shipments always take 7 days.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 07, 2013, 04:35:55 pm
Hmmm... That's as much as a figure or two.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 09, 2013, 10:49:27 am
Holy cow, Castle Grayskull arrived today. 4 whole days sooner than expected. I have the power MFer's. I'll post pics in the next few days


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 10, 2013, 03:41:51 pm
$25 is not too bad considering the size of it.  I really hope I can score one when it goes on DOS. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 10, 2013, 08:43:21 pm
Yeah, it's big and I think totally worth it. I hope you're able to get one too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 10, 2013, 08:57:47 pm
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps778265b1.jpg)

Ok, finally figured out how to post pics.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 10, 2013, 11:33:45 pm
Yeah, it's big and I think totally worth it. I hope you're able to get one too.

Thank you very much!  I was at Power-Con, and saw it in person, so I definitely have seen how worthwhile it is.  Almost $360 for CG, tax and shipping is a lot, but better than BBTS' $399+shipping.  Crossing my fingers.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on December 11, 2013, 12:02:13 am
Just got a loose, complete, perfect Classics Scareglow for $20!!!!!!!!!!!!

 [yess] [yess] [yess]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 12:14:46 pm
Nice. $20 for a complete Scareglow is such a great deal!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 12:16:28 pm
And even cheaper than years ago when it was new on Matty, no shipping cost.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 11, 2013, 04:41:17 pm
Just got a loose, complete, perfect Classics Scareglow for $20!!!!!!!!!!!!

 [yess] [yess] [yess]

Yeah, very nice, congrats!

I was able to order Kobra Khan during the recent Cyber Monday sale for $20 also, but had to pay tax and DR shipping.  Still, I wound up paying just over $100 total for him, Faker, Hssss and Griffin, so I feel decent about it. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 11, 2013, 05:48:46 pm
AWESOME pic!  Thank you, LUKEY LUKE!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 11, 2013, 06:01:43 pm
Not knocking Luke's pic, but it still burns me that one of the selling points was that He-Man could pass under the door astride Battle Cat, and he just barely clears it standing, in the final product.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on December 11, 2013, 06:05:10 pm
Not knocking Luke's pic, but it still burns me that one of the selling points was that He-Man could pass under the door astride Battle Cat, and he just barely clears it standing, in the final product.

Yeah glad for the folks that like it and all, but Mattel really lied with that damn foam model they had.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 11, 2013, 07:37:16 pm
Part of me would love a new, 4" or even 5" MOTU line.  Highly detailed sculpts, decent articulation but not overdone, numerous accessories....then the castle would be awesome-sized!

And please don't attack me for the smaller scale HE-MAN line.  You are allowed to hate the idea, and feel free to list reasons why you hate it, but please, don't be too brutal!  I know I'm no genius, and it would mean starting over, but my whole point is that play sets and vehicles might be a little more awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 11, 2013, 07:48:32 pm
In Pixel Dan's video He-Man has no trouble standing under CG's door.  And he can kinda be under it mounted on Battle Cat. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 07:51:03 pm
Oh yeah, definitely. If MOTUC was in a smaller scale like that we would probably have quite a few very cool vehicles and playsets. Oh man, if u think Mattel gets some hate now, could u imagine the venom  [cursing] that would be spewed toward them if they wet and changed the scale now. I think the Internet would explode.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 08:03:34 pm
Almost got it.....  :)
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps65529feb.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 08:09:28 pm
Just got a loose, complete, perfect Classics Scareglow for $20!!!!!!!!!!!!

 [yess] [yess] [yess]

Yeah, very nice, congrats!

I was able to order Kobra Khan during the recent Cyber Monday sale for $20 also, but had to pay tax and DR shipping.  Still, I wound up paying just over $100 total for him, Faker, Hssss and Griffin, so I feel decent about it. 

Those are some great figures, good haul. The only one I picked up from the cyber sale was Strobo. I like him. I hope I'll be fortunate enough to get Standor tomorrow during early access, and to a lesser extent Spirit of Hordak. I want SoH to quell my completist nature sickness.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 11, 2013, 08:40:08 pm
Good try with the He-Man on Battle Cat. 

Those are some great figures, good haul. The only one I picked up from the cyber sale was Strobo. I like him. I hope I'll be fortunate enough to get Standor tomorrow during early access, and to a lesser extent Spirit of Hordak. I want SoH to quell my completist nature sickness.

Thank you, those 4 seem like a good group and I needed more villains.  And it was good to get the Faker now, before the variant head arrives.  Ironically, one of my biggest wants was the Snakmen 2-pack and while I didn't get them I did get 2 Snakemen.  Go figure. 

Strobo's great.  I hadn't expected to like him as much as I did, but now I need to hunt down Zodac and Zodak.  SoH won't be a problem I think/guess.  Good luck to you with Standor!  Him I can skip, I'm still a cherry picker here, but I know all about the completist bug, it took me forever to stop buying variant comics.   :'(


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on December 11, 2013, 08:42:29 pm
went and got megator at big lots didn't know he came with an extra head so going to try to find another.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 11, 2013, 09:33:06 pm
Oh man, if u think Mattel gets some hate now, could u imagine the venom [cursing] that would be spewed toward them if they went and changed the scale now. I think the Internet would explode.

Ideally, a new, smaller scale line would happen well after this line ended.  Even MATTEL wouldn't be stupid enough to change horses midstream....would they??

Of course, the downside to that is that a lot of HE-MAN fans would be done after MOTUC ends.  They would have no interest in a new scale.  Plus, the younger generation doesn't seem to dig it, so there may be not interest at all.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 11, 2013, 09:51:44 pm
Yeah, I know they'd never do it right now, especially with the line being  so close to the finish line. But, well, they are doing the 4" DC movie figs so......hmmm [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 12, 2013, 01:39:05 am
What extra head does Megator include?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on December 12, 2013, 05:29:24 am
Zombie head


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 12, 2013, 04:31:20 pm
When I remembered to check out the early access, Spirit of Hordak was already "gone for good". That's fine though, I did get Standor, the figure I really wanted. I can do without SoH.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on December 12, 2013, 05:13:14 pm
Just ordered my Standor. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 12, 2013, 05:30:48 pm
For those looking to acquire a Castle Grayskull today, the cost is now $338.50 shipped to the US, almost $400 to Canada and even more if you're having it shipped to any other country.

An extra $13.50 in shipping sucks, but better to know now than later.  Thanks for the info.  It looks like CG will still be there DOS, so I'll need it. 

Congrats to those who've gotten what they needed. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 13, 2013, 01:05:51 am
Australia for grayskull DOS you are looking at $544 AUD if currency holds, just got mine, hopefully gets here before my birthday in jan


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on December 13, 2013, 08:00:09 pm
Is it really worth the money the Grayskull?

I am making such a hard decision due to buying a ps4 and the grayskull


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jono on December 13, 2013, 09:38:09 pm
I've just seen Hydron for the first time and was wondering what everyone thought?
I think he looks pretty cool :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 14, 2013, 10:12:00 pm
Hydron is the one figure I'm really not looking forward to. I always think that of the NA figs though and I always end up liking them and being happy to add them to my collection. That's probably how this one will go too.

Plundor on the other hand, I simply cannot wait to get him. When he was announced, he became my most anticipated figure of the year. I have no attatchment to the character, I don't have any memories of watching him in Filmation as a child. Just having an evil pink bunny warlord is too cool.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jono on December 14, 2013, 11:58:58 pm
I know what you mean.That Plundor is a must have :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 15, 2013, 12:34:31 am
I can't wait to add Plundor to my Injustice Gang display!  [rimshot]


(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/mcrockviking/95d20012a7c4d5f0270abebb1a29feac_zps9b997e3e.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 16, 2013, 04:01:18 am
Is it really worth the money the Grayskull?

I am making such a hard decision due to buying a ps4 and the grayskull
well if you get it and don't like it you'll be able to sell it almost for sure more then you paid .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 16, 2013, 04:08:46 am
Just kidding, by the way. Plundor is about the dumbest fucking action figure I have ever seen.

Dumb name, even by MOTU standards.
Giant rabbits always look stupid. There is one, and only one exception (and it ain't Plundor).

YMMV.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 16, 2013, 05:23:41 pm
Fraid not.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on December 17, 2013, 02:40:59 am
I'd go with Frank the Bunny. Blis is so hip and edgy he even hates Bugs Bunny. He's no fun. :P

And Hoppy the Marvel Bunny is by far the best of the bunny people.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 17, 2013, 03:31:12 am
Not Frank or Hoppy. Don't even think of suggesting Jaxxon.

Usagi is up there, but there's only one Anthro Bunny worth a shit in my world. He's no ordinary rabbit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 17, 2013, 04:51:57 am
I pulled the trigger on Castle Grayskull!

The wise thing probably would have been to wait, as it doesn't look like it's selling out anytime soon and may be discounted in the future.  Even if they list it as "Sold Out" they'll bring the leftover 900 or so Castle's back at some point.  But I really did want it, so I ordered. 

I do like how, once again, this proves how dishonest TG is.  He was stressing the extremely limited supply, saying the cart trick method some use to check their inventory is completely inaccurate, and if he was right then CG should have sold out very quickly today.  But nearly 18 hours later it's not sold out, not even almost gone. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on December 17, 2013, 06:46:38 am
well they really were taking the piss jacking the price up like they did, However I thought they did show unusual insight by selling the weapons rack, king greyskull and the wind raider again. I have had a window opened on mattys site for what feels like months updating now and then trying to get that stupid Hordak to no joy. I though I was finally getting the chance to hand over my money for the pink bastard but I guess not.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 17, 2013, 09:37:42 pm
I pulled the trigger on Castle Grayskull!

The wise thing probably would have been to wait, as it doesn't look like it's selling out anytime soon and may be discounted in the future.  Even if they list it as "Sold Out" they'll bring the leftover 900 or so Castle's back at some point.  But I really did want it, so I ordered. 

I do like how, once again, this proves how dishonest TG is.  He was stressing the extremely limited supply, saying the cart trick method some use to check their inventory is completely inaccurate, and if he was right then CG should have sold out very quickly today.  But nearly 18 hours later it's not sold out, not even almost gone. 

There may have been some extra stock of CG because of the orders that got canceled because of the credit card mess. I'm guessing some ppl didn't bother calling Matty to get their preorder back on.

Congratulations on getting a CG btw. I bet you're going to f'n love it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 18, 2013, 05:54:00 am
I pulled the trigger on Castle Grayskull!

The wise thing probably would have been to wait, as it doesn't look like it's selling out anytime soon and may be discounted in the future.  Even if they list it as "Sold Out" they'll bring the leftover 900 or so Castle's back at some point.  But I really did want it, so I ordered. 

I do like how, once again, this proves how dishonest TG is.  He was stressing the extremely limited supply, saying the cart trick method some use to check their inventory is completely inaccurate, and if he was right then CG should have sold out very quickly today.  But nearly 18 hours later it's not sold out, not even almost gone. 

No such thing as "buyers remorse" as a collector , only "didn't buy it remorse ". everyone talks about things going cheap next year at blackfriday sales but take a look, hardly anything does that people are actually after and if it does turn up its not discounted (look at teela )

judging by warehouse space these things take, i'm betting grayskull will be up till its gone then only some CS stock at a later date


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 18, 2013, 10:46:20 am
I am really happy it is meeting everybody's expectations. FWIW, it is an incredible update of the classic playset.

I was never gonna order one myself. And the disparity between what was shown in the mockup, vs. The final sculpted version was enough to squash any notion I entertained otherwise.

But I am glad the playset still got made, and is quality.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 19, 2013, 03:40:14 am
There may have been some extra stock of CG because of the orders that got canceled because of the credit card mess. I'm guessing some ppl didn't bother calling Matty to get their preorder back on.

Congratulations on getting a CG btw. I bet you're going to f'n love it.

I'm sure that dozens were freed up by people canceling orders during the year, plus some that didn't bother after the cc mess or couldn't get it worked out. 

Meanwhile, thank you.  I know I'll enjoy it, though I'd like it more if I had the room to display it properly.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 19, 2013, 03:52:04 am
No such thing as "buyers remorse" as a collector , only "didn't buy it remorse ". everyone talks about things going cheap next year at blackfriday sales but take a look, hardly anything does that people are actually after and if it does turn up its not discounted (look at teela )

Mostly I agree with you, but I have had buyer's remorse.  Paid full price on the Wind Raider and could have waited for the recent BF discount.  Bought some Motuc items BF 2011 and they were all still in stock on the last day when the prices went way down.  The couple figs I paid full price for and later found at BL.  Full price for DCUC W7 at Cornerstore comics, which was later on sale all over, and later had my cc info stolen there.  That sort of thing.  But 85-90% I think you're right.  I'm just looking at Amazon's prices on some wish list pieces and for the same $369 w/tax I could have gotten 2 FS Bowen's, 1 Bishoujo Statue and a Femme Fatale on sale that would normally be $600 msrp with tax.  I'll get over it, but for now it feels like it might have been smarter to buy the sale pieces and wait on CG until I have more money.   

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judging by warehouse space these things take, i'm betting grayskull will be up till its gone then only some CS stock at a later date

Hopefully they'll do that by making it an Essential, it would be great for new people finding the line and those who just couldn't afford it right now.  But this matty, so who knows. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on December 19, 2013, 12:15:41 pm
Not Frank or Hoppy. Don't even think of suggesting Jaxxon.

Usagi is up there, but there's only one Anthro Bunny worth a shit in my world. He's no ordinary rabbit.

Captain Carrot?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 19, 2013, 01:01:08 pm
Bucky O'Hare


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 20, 2013, 05:17:03 am
Got my shipping notice on my grayskull :D


Also ! ram man in early access in Jan ! (and possibly DOS but lets be honest )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on December 20, 2013, 02:50:32 pm
...Got my Castle Grayskull yesterday!! ;D  This thing is AWESOME.   It is HUGE, well-detailed, and solid!  My boys are majorly excited!  Found places on the lower level for Castle Grayskullman and the Weapon-Rack, and filled it in with some extra "artifacts & relics"!  Now I just hope they do some add-ons!   Also, we really need a Snake Mountain someday, but I'm not holding my breath... 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 20, 2013, 11:00:14 pm
Despite what an recent announcement seemed to imply Two Bad is not doing up for DOS , toy guru just confirmed


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on December 21, 2013, 07:53:52 pm
wow it doesn't look like anything has sold out this month still (except of course hordak which didn't make general sale) read into that what you will.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 21, 2013, 09:26:59 pm
Maybe the line really is winding down.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on December 21, 2013, 10:33:53 pm
well if it is can't complain about the offerings we got.i really like plunder I'm tempted though the head may be oversized to Mae an green bunny Jax figure from the early Star Wars comic.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on December 21, 2013, 11:16:21 pm
Kinda off topic but...

I got Slushhead today. I paid $8 for him and for that price, he's a decent figure. I have no idea what to do with him though. I have no attachment to the character so I guess he's gonna be a back-of-shelf guy. I did cut away the tabs that kept his head from turning, and it is a definite improvement.

I also got my Palace Guards from Cyber Monday today (3 weeks later), and I have to say I really like them!

Other recent buys were The previously mentioned Scareglow along with Sky High and Dragon Blaster Skeletor.

I LOVE Scareglow and Sky High. DB Skelly is OK, I liked the comic included though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 22, 2013, 02:39:14 am
Cool additions guys!

I couldn't help myself and ordered Standorr


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 22, 2013, 04:08:00 am
if batzarro is up tomorrow i might order him


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on December 22, 2013, 06:25:08 pm
My grayskull arrived today... Nothing can prepare you for the size!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 03, 2014, 04:19:47 pm
after finally getting megator at big lots i really dug the giant guy.so i went on ebay to get tytus and procrustus for 30 each and went and got another megator.i displayed them with my neca stactions atop my ikea case.i was very pleased with these because i was expecting a cheaper roto cast figure with no joint articulation.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on January 03, 2014, 07:41:18 pm
...The Castle is SUPER COOL!!  I've had almost as much fun coming up with add-ons as I have had playing with it with my boys!! ;D  And fuck the bad press, i.e. certain dweebs at the .Org, Plundor and Strong-Arm also Rock!! [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 03, 2014, 08:30:16 pm
so i went on ebay to get tytus and procrustus for 30 each and went and got another megator.

Congrats.

Yeah, I lucked out and got a 30 dollar TYTUS on eBay several months ago, and I totally love him.  I  think his articulation is just fine.   

I looked into buying a sword shaped letter opener for him, but they were waaaay too expensive.  So, my TYTUS is armed with a simple wooden staff ( a wooden dowel removed from a coat hanger ) and I'm totally happy with it!  You have to figure that a giant armed with a staff....nobody would be able to get near him!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 10, 2014, 05:37:22 pm
Cue the world's biggest circle jerk...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/10/report-he-man-movie-close-to-happening-shortlist-of-potential-directors-include-joe-cornish-rian-johnson-and-more/

 ::) [gah] [banghead] [slapfight]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on January 11, 2014, 06:12:54 am
January is a bit of a nothing month for day of sale.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 11, 2014, 08:35:51 pm
So I moved half way through last year and once again just before Christmas.  After much drama, I got Matty to send my subscriptions to my new address this summer.  Shortly before the new year, I logged on to Matty to make sure they had my most recent address.  So where do they ship my January figure?  To my address two moves ago.  [banghead]  Logging in now I can actually associate an address with my new sub, but the only address they'll allow me to delete from their system is my current one.

 [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on January 11, 2014, 09:27:31 pm
my card expired in November last year.  I've been on the phone with them 4 different times trying to to get them straightened out with the new card.  I'm on the quarterly plan so I won't even know if I'm getting my shit till March.  Digital River sucks so bad it makes me just want to say fuck it keep them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on January 11, 2014, 09:39:53 pm
Wow, it's just incredible that these f*##wits haven't got this right yet!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on January 12, 2014, 12:00:10 pm
I've seen it theorized on the org (I know, but there is sometimes useful info there), by people who claim to have intimate knowledge of the sort of system DR uses, that Digital River's system is ancient and was never intended to deal with subscriptions, only people ordering for immediate, or close to it, shipping.  So that it really is tough for them to change things like addresses or cc's.  The moral being: Never assume it's fixed. 

My sympathies. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on January 12, 2014, 07:35:26 pm
My card expired in November too... I'm not holding my breath about the new card going through. It might be cancelled before it started. Yay Mattel!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 13, 2014, 05:11:59 pm
And the geniuses start out their reply with "Your order has already shipped..."  [banghead] [banghead] [banghead] [banghead]

That's my new favorite emoticon by the way.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 15, 2014, 06:33:59 pm
Doh! I forgot about Ram Man again!!  [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on January 16, 2014, 10:37:59 am
Yeah I tried to order a Ram Man for little Jack during Early Access but he was already sold out. [thumbs down]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on January 16, 2014, 06:19:52 pm
So the inevitable round of begging and blackmail has once more begun.

http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=26482


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on January 16, 2014, 10:02:31 pm
Wow he's getting an early start this year.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on January 16, 2014, 11:52:57 pm
It's always seemed to me that MOTUC collectors have it pretty good. Has there ever been a universally hated figure in the line? It seems they all have their fans.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 17, 2014, 11:29:48 am
Has there ever been a universally hated figure in the line?

I've heard loads of shit-talk about NEPTHU, DEKKER, PLUNDOR, and The MIGHTY SPECTOR.  But even at that, I wouldn't say that every single MOTU fan hates them.  Hell...I love DEKKER and NEPTHU mainly because they are 'new'.  It's nothing that's ever seen plastic before.

The thing is, even if every single fan despised those characters, they still sell.   What does that say??  Even if a person has to get them because they Subbed, MATTEL made their money.  They don't care if people hate it, resell it, or flush it down the damned toilet.

That's not me praising MATTEL either, it's just how it is.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on February 09, 2014, 11:28:09 pm
WOW!! Matty hit it out of the park again! Heel Orko? Or maybe another Trollan?


might want to spoiler that if you can mate . some people are trying to avoid it till they get it


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on February 09, 2014, 11:35:01 pm
WOW!! Matty hit it out of the park again! Heel Orko? Or maybe another Trollan?

might want to spoiler that if you can mate . some people are trying to avoid it till they get it

Boom! I removed it. But of u have the Internet, it'll be tough to avoid spoilers.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on February 09, 2014, 11:48:45 pm
WELL. Those last two posts REALLY made me want to know what the spoiler was.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on February 10, 2014, 01:59:42 am
It was a carded pic of The Nameless One.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on February 10, 2014, 06:50:10 am
everybody hates the mighty spector  [westy]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on February 10, 2014, 07:41:02 am
It was a carded pic of The Nameless One.

Thanks. So where would someone who don't give a shit about "spoilers" go to view this pic?


And I think the Spector thing might be true unless you're Johns or Rob Liefield.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on February 11, 2014, 11:20:43 am
Thanks levere. :) Think that one might be Ebay bound.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 15, 2014, 06:44:53 pm
Scroll down for MADAME RAZZ.

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=91031


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on February 17, 2014, 12:57:46 am
From the Club Etheria sub:

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/LightHope_EtheriaSub.jpg)

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DoubleTrouble_EvilFace_02.jpg)

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MadameRazz_05.jpg)

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Entrapta_06.jpg)

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SweetBeeHelmet_11.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on February 17, 2014, 12:59:53 am
Regular sub:

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RioBlast_04.jpg)

(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Eldor_Book.jpg)

Chase figures:
(http://news.mattycollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/BHG43_01.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on February 17, 2014, 06:12:15 am
Oh Matty why do you toy with me so. So I guess I am going to have to put my money where my mouth is and get me a Matty sub (how does that work anyway do they direct debit each month?) even though I do have to say I don't give a crap about Crystal palace man. How awesome would it have been if we had of gotten pieces to a diorama with a central light up light hope like the cartoon instead. Oh well as usual matty gives with one hand and slaps your balls with the other, I never got a sniff at hordak so I don't fancy my chances with Lookee. i think scott should not be giving one and have to try his luck on line and see how much "fun" he thinks it is!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on February 17, 2014, 06:57:38 am
Pretty goddamn sure I'm done with this line.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on February 17, 2014, 11:02:04 am
Rio Blast looks pretty badass in a hillbilly kind of way...  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 17, 2014, 02:41:04 pm
I'm signed up.  It'll be nice to have a second figure to defray the cost of shipping again.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on February 17, 2014, 06:28:12 pm
I'm on the quarterly shipping plan.  Will the new sub be slotted into that or will I have to pay monthly shipping again?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 17, 2014, 06:42:58 pm
You can buy monthly or quarterly options.  Whether or not they get combined properly is a crapshoot.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 18, 2014, 01:22:17 am
I can honestly say that I did not see anything that I wanted, but that's ok.  I'm certainly not gonna lose any sleep over that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on February 18, 2014, 02:41:18 am
Oh Matty why do you toy with me so. So I guess I am going to have to put my money where my mouth is and get me a Matty sub (how does that work anyway do they direct debit each month?) even though I do have to say I don't give a crap about Crystal palace man.

"Crystal palace man" seems to be getting a strong positive reception online.  I'd bet that you'd have no trouble unloading him, as lots of people won't buy a sub with pop, but are liking him. 

I've never subbed, but will now.  My understanding is that they charge a fee when you sub, to cover the exclusive figure (not sure how much?) and then charge once a month when the sub begins a few days before day of sale. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on February 18, 2014, 09:32:36 am
Unless they decide to cancel your subscription even before it starts, like happened to a lot of people.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 18, 2014, 08:26:20 pm
Unless they decide to cancel your subscription even before it starts, like happened to a lot of people.

Really?  It's only been a day.  That's a new Matty record.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 19, 2014, 09:22:35 am
Well, Matty, you bastards, you've gotten me again

I didn't want to dive deep into the She-ra stuff, but I ended up with a few along the way and now my OCD is telling me to finish off the vintage line.  So looks like I'm in for the mini sub.

At least the exclusive looks pretty awesome and Razz won't be hard to get rid of.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on February 22, 2014, 01:44:39 am
Just reading the fine print about the Etheria subscription and noticed that if I take out the subscription I don't get the early access till July but the only "scheduled" sale of the Lookie set will be in the April early access. But what are the chances that the Princess of Power subscription and the Princess of Power "chase" figure would appeal to the same people.

 [bravo] Matty [applause]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on February 22, 2014, 11:27:08 am
[exactly] Another Mattel success story! 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 22, 2014, 09:00:50 pm
OK, at this point, I'm down to wanting maybe 9 or 10 figures that have already been made, or will be made.  I'm sure that if the line goes into 2015, I'll want another figure or two.  But if it tanks, I'll be OK.

I wouldn't mind if it went on till 2016, but I really hate the price increase.  Wait....what point was I trying to make?? 

[think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 04, 2014, 10:46:17 am
Toyguru is using his scare tactics again on the masters fans.  Saying the new POP dub is on 64% with a weekto go.  Hope it doesn't make it, but I think he's just lying to get the desperate fans to buy multiple subs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on March 04, 2014, 12:46:11 pm
I really only ordered the PoP subset to get Madame Razz. We already know from other lines though, that even if the line doesn't make it they'll release anything shown already just like they did with Ghostbusters and DCUC. They've already spent too much on the sculpts and such not to.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 04, 2014, 05:21:33 pm
I don't believe people still believe the scare tactics.  I don't believe anything Mattel tells me for one second.  People use the DC sub getting cancelled as "proof".  If they wanted that sub to continue, they would have.  It would have been real easy...make the characters people wanted!  They didn't.  Those last 4 figures were so piss poor that CLEARLY they didn't care.  When it comes to MOTC.....they care.  That is their own license.  They ONLY run a meter at SDCC to scare the shit out of the fans.  The meter goes steadily up at the same rate every year.  For this sub, they didn't even MAKE a meter, and only started mentioning it after the stupid fans started asking! 

The sub is lock.....the 2015 sub is a lock......and then I bet they will stop. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 04, 2014, 05:22:32 pm
And I will take your Light Hope and Entrapta, Big Titted Dancing Girl!  I mean Jack Knight.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 04, 2014, 05:56:45 pm
The sub is lock.....the 2015 sub is a lock......and then I bet they will stop.

You're probably right.  By 2015, there may be some movement toward another retail line.  Chatter in Hollywood is that a big budget MotU movie is only a matter of time.  Directors are being looked at now according to Bleeding Cool.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 04, 2014, 06:24:38 pm
If the movie is anything....ANYTHING like the last one, they shouldn't bother.  In fact, the X-Men movies remind me a lot of that movie.  Lets take a whole bunch of characters that have the colorful uniforms imaginable in the comics, and make them as boring looking as possible!. 

And I wonder about Mattels ability to put anything decent at retail these days.  Should be interesting. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 04, 2014, 06:37:14 pm
As far as a MOTU movie goes, I think the only way it could possibly look good would be if it was done CGI style like AVATAR.  Sooo many ridiculous looking characters that could never translate over into 'real-life', so to speak.  Yet, if it was done right, it could actually look really cool.

Just my opinion.  [whistle]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on March 05, 2014, 03:38:57 pm
...I'm SURE the POP mini-sub is going through! [mwaha]  All of these "numerous" fans that demand so much of its inclusion in MOTUC will make sure of it!  I'm not subbing, as I can't afford to commit to 6 MORE figures (already subbed for 2014 Club Eternia and getting Goat-Man!), and I don't even have ALL of the ones they've already released, still missing Castaspella, Frosta, and Netossa!  I'd go for Entrapta (a Horde member!) and Double-Mischief (a double-agent!), and Light-Hope is quite awesome for what he represents!  2015 will probably happen too, if it means "completing" "Vintage" figures! ;)  I just wish that we could have stuck to whatever previous roadmap was established, as Lord Masque, Lodar, Phrauvus, and Evil-Seed still NEED to happen!!  It's be awfully nice to get King Miro too, and fuck it all, I WANT to see "Son of He-Man" characters, more of the Pre-Eternia characters, the Great Black Wizard, and even the Create A Character runner-ups!!  >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 05, 2014, 06:12:02 pm
I just wish that we could have stuck to whatever previous roadmap was established, as Lord Masque, Lodar, Phrauvus, and Evil-Seed still NEED to happen!!  It's be awfully nice to get King Miro too, and fuck it all, I WANT to see "Son of He-Man" characters, more of the Pre-Eternia characters, the Great Black Wizard, and even the Create A Character runner-ups!!

I agree with a lot of that.  I'd love EVIL SEED, KING MIRO, and I at least want HE-RO, Son of He-Man to be made.  Any Pre-Eternia stuff would be great, too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 07, 2014, 06:35:58 am
I imagine Evil Seed and Masque are still locks.  Theres more slots than there are vintage characters left, I imagine A+ includes major characters from the cartoons.

Evil seed really needs to be done in a way that lets us have both looks.  I hate that goofy looking piece of asparagus from Filmation, but I know some people want him.  If they can do swappable heads and some kind of removable tunic, I think we'll be good.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 07, 2014, 05:14:07 pm
Somebody over on the ORG suggested a 35$ or $40 EVIL SEED 2-pack to handle both looks: A bulkier, 200X version, and then a bendy, wire bodied, ( like Gumby ) asparagus headed one with a robe.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on March 08, 2014, 02:44:17 pm
I'd be fine with that option for Evil Seed.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 09, 2014, 06:58:10 am
Just looking at the t's and c's of subscription and am I right in thinking that if I wanted 2 quarterly etheria subs sent to the same address paid for with the same card I cant do this in the one transaction? and the shipping will only be combined on the second quarterly shipment?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 10, 2014, 03:08:47 am
well it has only taken 5 or so years but matty has finally gotten me to sign up for a subscription. shame the ridiculous silly buggers I will have to play to get the rest of the princess of power figures (if anybody has a sea hawk they would like to sell please pm me)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on March 11, 2014, 07:38:51 pm
...Well, the POP mini-sub went through... At 97%!! jaw_drop  Apparently, it was just "so close" Mattel couldn't say No...  [sign]  I'll try to snag Entrapta & Double-Trouble on day of sale...  Have to get that Light-Hope somehow though!   >:D   IMHO, his figure was the "selling point" for many folks, I'm sure...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on March 12, 2014, 07:47:56 am
I subbed up, judging how close it was to minimum production number i wouldn't be surprized if DOS was extremely low so glad i did in the end (plus light hope was the better figure revealed so far )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on March 13, 2014, 12:53:19 am
So could someone explain to me why some people are pissed off that the Sub went through? I see these angry posts on various Facebook pages like

 "I knew it would go through even with 97%! [cursing] "

When you explain it feel free to use all the venom and vitriol you want, just direct it toward Mattel and not me :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 13, 2014, 01:11:07 am
Could be POP haters, or DCUC fans who feel jilted that their sub didn't go through.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 13, 2014, 07:11:32 am
Or maybe there was a feeling that it was going to go through regardless and we could do without the blackmail song and dance.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 13, 2014, 10:20:19 am
I think I misunderstood how payment for the subs works for the quarterly sub am i charged 25 now and have another 130 odd left in my account but I cant access it and they wont til September?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on March 14, 2014, 03:44:28 am
I subbed for the first time too, and quarterly as well.  They authorized the card for the full cost of the first quarter, but after a few days most of that fell away and you had access to most of it again.  The rest of it pays for Light Hope, and they're keeping it even though you won't get Light Hope for 6 months from now. 

Of the money we got back, I'm not sure if they're going to charge some in July, some in August and some in September, or wait to recharge the rest until September? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: FigureFanZero on March 15, 2014, 03:34:51 pm
I subbed Etheria just based on how happy I was the Filmation Sub last year. That was my first time, this year was my first time subbing for Eternia too. I'm not buying nearly as much stuff off the pegs these days, so I decided I'd just go ahead an throw that money toward peace of mind. No more Day of Sale madness.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 17, 2014, 07:31:11 am
Ok I'm fully expecting Matty to fuck up my first quarterly shipment.  What figures should I be expecting?  Can't remember what was released between Jan and March.  Hell I don't even remember what my sub exclusive figure is.  Can ya tell my enthusiasm for this line is dying?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 17, 2014, 06:18:20 pm
You should expect Two-Bad, Glimmer, Modulok, Hydron and The Unnamed One. Technically, Two-Bad and The Unnamed One are both sub exclusives, though the latter is the one your $25 bought you when you signed up.

Thanks  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 19, 2014, 05:39:51 am
My quarterly should be here on Friday.  $13 to ship all that stuff Fed Ex sure ain't bad.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 19, 2014, 07:14:50 am
My shipping was $19.00.  Tax was $10.  Order came up to $143.00


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 19, 2014, 08:17:44 am
Thats it?  Sound fair. 

 [banghead]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 19, 2014, 10:17:16 am
There's five or six items in my box.  Beats paying $10 shipping each month.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 19, 2014, 10:34:11 am
$128 for me, that tax really adds up, what state are you in?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 19, 2014, 10:54:45 am
Anyone know where I can read all of the newer mini-comics?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 19, 2014, 11:48:47 am
I'm in FL.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 19, 2014, 07:57:06 pm
The Unnamed Turd arrived today.  Great job building this really cool figure Scott!

Fucking assholes.   [moon]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on March 19, 2014, 09:18:35 pm
Guys with quarterly subs Check your mail and card statements digital river stuffed the pooch again and there has been problems , figures being charged seperartly and some card companies view that as strange, cancel the sale and hence dr cancels the sub on folks , also reports of glimmer being out of stock and not enough for quarterly sub holders , hope it goes ok for everyone but reports on the .org for others ain't good


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on March 20, 2014, 02:36:01 pm
...Got my Unnamed One & Hydron a few days ago!  Despite all of the vitrol & controversy (and frankly, borderline insanity, see the lunatics at He-Manworld.com) regarding this guys' design, storyline, and status as the "sub-exclusive" figure, I really like this figure!  Both heads are pretty interesting, and the "armored" head looks FANTASTIC on a Lord Dactys body, for a "powered-up" UNO! The staff & Spell-blast are also nifty!  Hydron is done well, and the 4H definitely did justice to what would otherwise be a rather unexceptional design!  I'm not holding my breath, but still hoping for a NA Nocturna figure, as he always looked pretty interesting to me!  BTW, does anyone have a "Final Wars" weapon-pack grey Sir Laser-Lot sword that they can spare??  I'm going to replace Blade's swords with those!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on March 20, 2014, 08:12:57 pm
Matty should just come out with a pack of different heads I know I have fun kitbashing new characters.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 20, 2014, 08:19:47 pm
Loads of people over on the ORG have begged for Head packs.  I think that would actually be pretty cool, too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on March 21, 2014, 04:53:04 pm
They said they wouldn't for years , but looks like we might finally get one this year


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 23, 2014, 11:35:41 am
(and frankly, borderline insanity, see the lunatics at He-Manworld.com)

That forum any good? As good as a He-man forum can be?  As cataloged on Critical Mess, I'm proudly banned from .Org, but I wouldn't mind somewhere to talk about the stuff from time to time


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 23, 2014, 09:55:29 pm
(and frankly, borderline insanity, see the lunatics at He-Manworld.com)

That forum any good? As good as a He-man forum can be?  As cataloged on Critical Mess, I'm proudly banned from .Org, but I wouldn't mind somewhere to talk about the stuff from time to time

 :D I'll never forget Rocko's comment of "He-Man fans are the taliban of toy collecting".


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on March 23, 2014, 10:28:35 pm
They openly express disapproval of a number of personalities involved with the brand.

It's quite exhilarating.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 25, 2014, 08:17:04 pm
Got my first quarterly shipment today.  What's up with these new cheap ass mailer boxes? All the figures were present, but none were all that impressive.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 25, 2014, 09:51:27 pm
If you don't just end up spending an hour taking Modulok apart and putting him together in different ways, then I'm not really sure what you want in a toy. He's too goddamn fun.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on March 25, 2014, 09:54:21 pm
If you don't just end up spending an hour taking Modulok apart and putting him together in different ways, then I'm not really sure what you want in a toy. He's too goddamn fun.

 [exactly]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 26, 2014, 06:55:36 am
Ok I grant Modulok is pretty cool.   The rest.  Not so much.  I guess I'm just bored with the line in general.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 26, 2014, 07:36:40 am
I understand, I'm kind of getting there too.  Hydron and Glimmer were both kind of "meh" (I actually liked Hydron a little more than I thought I would.  Just from the stance of having a big diver action figure.) He reminded me of Stinky Diver from Action League Now.

Two Bad is done as well as you could want, but I get the point you're making with wanting something more at this point besides just another beefy dude in armor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 26, 2014, 10:10:35 am
I could not disagree more about Two Bad.  The torso is WAY too small.  When standing next to the rest of the evil warriors it looks like he is from a different line. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 26, 2014, 12:45:39 pm
Modulock is undeniably awesome.  And Glimmer is as shitty as a figure comes.  I despise when they make woman that can't turn their head.  And they HAVE TO STOP MAKING NA FIGURES!!!!!!  NOBODY FUCKING WANTS THEM!!!!  Scott tells us its time to unite as He-Man fans.....I say its time to stop including NA in this line so I don't completely waste the $35 these figures come to. 

I don't believe in the thermometers at all, and think that every MOTC sub they offer is going through no matter what.  I also firmly believe that's why they haven't offered any NA add on sub.  They know they would be lucky to get 5 sales. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on March 26, 2014, 04:00:26 pm
The NA have definately been the weakest of the line.  There's a reason that garbage didn't take off the first time.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 26, 2014, 06:35:55 pm
Agreed. Though I did buy the eyeball guy.

Just wish we had gotten 2002 He-Man and Skeletor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on March 26, 2014, 07:52:21 pm
Those of you who watched the show and played with the toys as kids, how did you feel when the NA started? I remember going into a Toys R Us and seeing the toys, thinking they were crap. I was also very impressed by a Sun-Man hanging right next to them.

When I saw the show ... gawd. It looked terrible and Skeletor sounded awful.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 26, 2014, 07:59:55 pm
I didn't realize Sun Man even made it to TRU, I wish they could find a way to make him in MOTUC, I always thought that was a neat idea.

I could not disagree more about Two Bad.  The torso is WAY too small.  When standing next to the rest of the evil warriors it looks like he is from a different line. 

Well your opinion is WROOOOOONG! [moon]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on March 26, 2014, 08:14:22 pm
Yeah this particular Toys R Us is in a fairly racially mixed area, the kind of place I believe Olmec Toys targeted. Though I did also find the Bronze Bombers multi-pack in mostly-Caucasian Burbank too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 26, 2014, 08:38:29 pm
Those of you who watched the show and played with the toys as kids, how did you feel when the NA started? I remember going into a Toys R Us and seeing the toys, thinking they were crap. I was also very impressed by a Sun-Man hanging right next to them.

When I saw the show ... gawd. It looked terrible and Skeletor sounded awful.

I was actually done with He-Man before the movie came out, so when I saw the figures my reaction was 'huh, they brought back He-Man'. I was pretty much in full on Ninja Turtle mode by that point.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 26, 2014, 08:40:42 pm
Those of you who watched the show and played with the toys as kids, how did you feel when the NA started?

Many of you know I'm a huge HE-MAN fan. ( I realize that's nothing to brag about )  Truth be told, I never even heard of NEW ADVENTURES until I was well into my adulthood.  I actually found out about it in the early 2000s on the HE-MAN board.

No offense to any fans of it, but it did nothing for me.  But me being me, if I saw a cool enough character, I would still buy them. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on March 26, 2014, 08:42:50 pm
Those of you who watched the show and played with the toys as kids, how did you feel when the NA started? I remember going into a Toys R Us and seeing the toys, thinking they were crap. I was also very impressed by a Sun-Man hanging right next to them.

When I saw the show ... gawd. It looked terrible and Skeletor sounded awful.

Wow, I didn't know Sun-Man made it to stores at all!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 26, 2014, 09:45:33 pm
Those of you who watched the show and played with the toys as kids, how did you feel when the NA started? I remember going into a Toys R Us and seeing the toys, thinking they were crap. I was also very impressed by a Sun-Man hanging right next to them.

When I saw the show ... gawd. It looked terrible and Skeletor sounded awful.

It made me stop caring about He-Man


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 26, 2014, 09:46:34 pm
Well your opinion is WROOOOOONG! [moon]

HA!   :P


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on March 26, 2014, 10:38:31 pm
I remember seeing NA He-Man at Kay-Bee and thinking the looked scrawny and weird.  Some of the vehicles appealed to me though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 27, 2014, 05:56:38 am
I actually had an NA He-man as a kid and I never realized it until the new NA He-man came out.  It was always just this weird half naked guy I had who has the oddest point of articulation in his chest and would often times fill in for toys I didn't have yet or would act as a background character.

Keep in mind, I'm much younger than you old farts and the original He-man was before my time >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on March 27, 2014, 09:30:34 am
NA was so lame that it never actually made it to Argentina (that I know of, anyway). I was already in my 20s when I saw a show of what appeared to be He-Man IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE... Still lame, though...  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 27, 2014, 07:14:26 pm
I might buy Blast Attak when they release him, if he keeps his action feature, just so I can make off color jokes and make him scream "Hordakhu Akbar!" Before making him explode.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 28, 2014, 06:24:00 pm
(and frankly, borderline insanity, see the lunatics at He-Manworld.com)

That forum any good? As good as a He-man forum can be?  As cataloged on Critical Mess, I'm proudly banned from .Org, but I wouldn't mind somewhere to talk about the stuff from time to time

Answered my own question. Jeezus... what a clusterfuck.  It's bad and not even fun bad like Se-men.org


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 31, 2014, 08:15:53 pm
Damn.  Laugh at me all you want, but I want this fucking guy ASAP!!! 

(http://i61.tinypic.com/vo8isi.jpg)

( I'm not joking.  I think this dude is awesome looking )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 31, 2014, 08:31:07 pm
No laughing at all. If we got that in MOTUC it'd be one of the coolest figures in the whole line.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 31, 2014, 08:35:30 pm
I will be honest, a lot of inappropriate things came to mind when I saw that custom, but it IS awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 31, 2014, 08:48:52 pm
Somebody on the ORG said MATTEL does have plans for some of Runner Ups in the CREATE-A-CHARACTER contest, so supposedly, RA-JAR is possible.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on March 31, 2014, 09:16:22 pm
I don't care about him, I want that monkey!  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 01, 2014, 02:55:30 pm
(and frankly, borderline insanity, see the lunatics at He-Manworld.com)

That forum any good? As good as a He-man forum can be?  As cataloged on Critical Mess, I'm proudly banned from .Org, but I wouldn't mind somewhere to talk about the stuff from time to time

Answered my own question. Jeezus... what a clusterfuck.  It's bad and not even fun bad like Se-men.org

...I know, right??  Lol! [mwaha]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on April 01, 2014, 04:08:38 pm
I'd definitely buy Ra-Jar. He's awesome looking.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 01, 2014, 08:19:33 pm
I prefer him to greyskull man truth be told


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on April 01, 2014, 10:06:04 pm
I'd buy one!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 05, 2014, 08:36:06 pm
I thought the few MOTU fans on here might want to see this from over on the ORG:

4. Steph: Are there any 200x/MYP characters figures (not beasts) slotted for the 2014/2015 road map?

For the most part, here is what you can expect over the next two years:
 -Vintage MOTU
 -Vintage MOTU variants
 -Vintage POP original characters
 -200X main characters
 -Filmation main characters
 -NA main characters
 -Other media main characters

 There may be a few surprises but there is your basic "what to expect" list.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 05, 2014, 10:36:42 pm
Just don't see it being worth my while.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 07, 2014, 06:41:15 pm
I'm 80  % sure Im going to buy castle grey skull sometime next week.I held off because I didn't have a place for it but now I do.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 07, 2014, 11:08:10 pm
I'll probably buy anywhere from 3 to 8 more figs before this line bites the dust.  It depends.  I've been a Cherry Picker for years, plus this line is $alty.  If it goes up even more, that will definitely affect my buying...at least for now.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 09, 2014, 04:38:23 pm
...No worries, likely no more than a $2 increase for next year, if it goes through!  Which I am pretty sure is a given...  Sad thing is, I'd personally LOVE to see it go through to 2016 and beyond, so we can get the new mini-comic guys, all of the prominent 200X characters, ect...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 09, 2014, 05:57:48 pm
Yeah, I would love to see some of the mini comics stuff, and some 200X stuff.  Hell, even some variants like Blue Vest PRINCE ADAM sans leggings, mini comics TRAP JAW, and Filmation COUNT MARZO.

I want to see it go on at least 2 more years if possible.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 15, 2014, 09:21:24 pm
Trying to find a NECA Snout Spout statue. Anyone here have one they are willing to sell me at a reasonable price?

Loose, complete is preferred.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 15, 2014, 09:41:19 pm
I think JQ had one a while back.  Bought his Hordak.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 15, 2014, 09:46:22 pm
Yeah, I thought so too. He was looking for it for several weeks, but let me know he couldn't find it, so I'm back to square one.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 15, 2014, 09:50:21 pm
Hmm. I never much cared for the Stactions when they were out. To my great regret later when Mattel decided that those same fans who helped bring MOTU back, no longer mattered.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 15, 2014, 09:53:58 pm
To tell the truth, I want it to graft parts onto the MOTUC Snout Spout. ESPECIALLY the head.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 15, 2014, 10:21:17 pm
To my great regret later when Mattel decided that those same fans who helped bring MOTU back, no longer mattered.

Typical MATTEL move.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 16, 2014, 04:02:44 pm
Guessing that's a "no" then.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 16, 2014, 09:49:54 pm
I hated that awfully movie from 100 years ago, but MAN is Blade a good looking figure! 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 16, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
So do you plan on getting BLADE, JERS?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 16, 2014, 10:24:06 pm
Stars, it was one of the better done Stactions, and one of the earlier ones. Still, it isn't as popular as some, so I 'd just wait as one is sure to come along,


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 16, 2014, 10:27:36 pm
Thanks Blis.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 16, 2014, 11:17:59 pm
Sorry I can't be more help. Snout Spout is one of those characters I never liked and not even the 4HM could make cool.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 17, 2014, 03:42:01 am
so did anybody get Lookee in the pre sale?
Obviously using what ever measures they deem a success the pink Hordak must have seem worth rivisiting as a concept  [gah]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 17, 2014, 04:45:00 am
Glad that they're doing figures I don't really give a fuck about.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 17, 2014, 08:05:07 am
so did anybody get Lookee in the pre sale?
Obviously using what ever measures they deem a success the pink Hordak must have seem worth rivisiting as a concept  [gah]

I ordered Lookee/Kowl and Goat Man with zero problem.  I guess there really are no such things as instant sellouts anymore.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 17, 2014, 08:32:11 am
Or they're just such weak choices that only die hards care. Not knocking the characters, though they're not my thing, but they are pretty divisive.

Considering how badly Mattel's been hammering at fans' wallets, I'm surprised the breaking point hasn't been reached long before now.

That's not to say this might just be a one off fluke.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 17, 2014, 09:18:58 am
I still think it was shitty that the princess of power exclusives were available to people who took out the etheria subscription.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 17, 2014, 03:22:56 pm
...Got my Blade a couple of days ago! GREAT figure. The swords look better in hand even with the missing paint, more of a flat silver than the grey they appered as in online pics. I don't really get the wider, flatter handle of the of the movie sword, but surprisingly he grips it quite tightly, and although it stetches the hand a bit, it goes back to normal after it's out in a minute! I painted the squares on bot swords' hilts metallic-blue, looks way better like that! Thought about painting the handles black, but was concerned about paint-rub. Now I just need to get one more of both swords somehow...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 17, 2014, 03:58:46 pm
got blad today and the castle.I though I'd have buyer regret on the castle but nope.But I don't seem to have gotten the little pillar piece that snaps on the top base,would Matty replace it?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 17, 2014, 04:03:45 pm
got blad today and the castle.I though I'd have buyer regret on the castle but nope.But I don't seem to have gotten the little pillar piece that snaps on the top base,would Matty replace it?
...Check behind the throne, Sir!! :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 17, 2014, 04:28:31 pm
A-ha! Thank you good sir!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 17, 2014, 04:33:01 pm
Points to Rexx for helping Jim out!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 17, 2014, 04:37:32 pm
...Thanks! Any time I can help, lol! >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 17, 2014, 05:03:06 pm
It 's what we're all about. The small gestures are just as important as the big sweeping ones.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 18, 2014, 11:53:19 am
(http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=95073&d=1397839773)
...Looks Like He-Man is in DEEP SHITE!! ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 18, 2014, 04:02:12 pm
so battle lion is part of the club eternia sub?I didn't know that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 18, 2014, 04:23:21 pm
...Indeed!!  He's the second Quarterly Item for 2014, Shipping either with Scorpia in May or Flogg in June, not sure which at this point...  The 3rd Quarterly item is NA/"Intergalactic" Skeletor in July or August!  Fourth-Quarter has yet to be revealed... Probably at SDCC, popular conjecture points towards a Skeletor's "Robot-Knights" pack or more likely, another riding-beast!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 18, 2014, 04:41:04 pm
he's next month with Scorpia


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 21, 2014, 10:09:41 am
The guy that knows things on the org says the SDCC exclusive is Filmation Hordak with Imp. 

Imp can lick my hairy knob and bullocks, so thats some money saved.  I hope Hasbro puts out crap as well.  I really don't want to deal with this fucking shit at ALL this year. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 21, 2014, 03:16:55 pm
...Saw that, Lol!  I was personally leaning more towards a 2-pack of "Laser-Light He-Man & Laser-Power Skeletor", mainly because they were highlighted in this year's sub-exclusive mini-comic as the "final battle" forms for He-Man & Skeletor.  Plus, they are pretty high up there on the list of requested variants, and Toyguru specifically sought out a pair of the Europe-only originals on the Toy-Hunter tv show...  But I also trust BCRDuke's predictions & info, so...  >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 21, 2014, 10:54:48 pm
But I also trust BCRDuke's predictions & info, so... 

Yeah, he's usually pretty accurate.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 22, 2014, 08:44:40 am
anybody found that rat bastard Lookee?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on April 23, 2014, 07:39:47 am
Well, I guess it's good I won't have to track down the SDCC exclusive, but at the same time, that's one less opportunity to release a vintage figure.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 23, 2014, 08:19:14 am
Too many cockfondlers want all this filmation nonsense.  Who knows though.  Maybe he's wrong. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 23, 2014, 03:01:38 pm
...Any news on your end Jersey?   >:D  ...Go figure, folks have been chomping at the bit for a "Filmation"-Hordak since the line started!  The problem is, how do they justify the DRASTICALLY different face, blue skin, and "morphing ability" within the MOTUC mins & bio-continuity???  Maybe he snags the techno-virus that caused all of the cyber-dinosaurs??  But again, there's no established presedence for this look in what story they've already established! 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 23, 2014, 05:23:21 pm
But again, there's no established presedence for this look in what story they've already established!

God forbid they release a figure like that without the precious Bio.  ::) 

It's a corner that those dummies have painted themselves into.  I've often wondered how they would handle certain variants because of those precious Bios.  TEELA couldn't just be wearing a different outfit....it had to be BATTLEGROUND TEELA.  Whatever.

 [sick]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 25, 2014, 08:25:48 pm
...The bios are a pure "marketing gimmick", no doubt!  It just provided alleged justification for them to "make as many toys as possible", in Toyguru's words.  Personally, if they were EVER going to make Filmation-specific variants, it should in all fairness be a mini-sub on its own, with DAY OF SALES AVAILABLE FOR EVERY FIGURE.  That way no one gets stuck with it in a "yearly sub", and people that want all, some or none can all be happy!  Personally, I don't need character variants from the show, just the handful of interesting characters from the show, most of whom they have already made! >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 25, 2014, 09:06:25 pm
And yet those bios would be the first thing they turn to to weasel an excuse to not make 2002 variants of He-Man and Skeletor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 26, 2014, 12:49:24 pm
I think the bios are fun.  I miss the days of the Joe file cards.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 26, 2014, 03:12:36 pm
Technically, I guess I don't hate the bios...I just ignore them.  MOTU has been so many things...the original mini comics, the Filmation cartoon, the 200X cartoon, the current comics, and I suppose the bios are kind of a mixture of everything.

The good thing about it is that you can take the bios for what they are, or just make up your own canon. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 26, 2014, 05:03:13 pm
...This is quite true!  I clip and keep every bio in a large binder, but I do "overlook" a handful of elements in the bios in favor of my own take on things!  For example: Snake Man at Arms was a mystic clone of the real deal created by King Hisss!  And Goat-Man can be controlled by Beastman, but just barely, as he is a feral berserker!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 27, 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Well Toy Guru did say that you shouldn't feel obligated to the bios. I'm not a big MOTU fan so they don't matter to me ... but in my "personal canon" Teela is the daughter of Man-At-Arms and the Sorceress, who is the daughter of the Goddess. Gygor and Draego-Man are good guys, and Tank Head Vykron and Snout Spout are life partners :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 27, 2014, 12:55:29 pm
In my personal canon, Mekaneck is dead and He-Man is an only child who is always He-Man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 28, 2014, 11:19:30 pm
In my canon....

-There are no SNAKE MEN except for KOBRA KHAN.   

-TYTUS is still alive and well for whatever reason. 

-NEPTHU is a Sorcerer again, but he's reformed and works with the Good Guys.

-MAN-AT-ARMS was never a SNAKE MAN.

-ZODAC was a planet hopping space-cop who chased a baddie to Eternia. He decided to stay there simply because he liked it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 29, 2014, 02:35:52 pm
They would wait till the last fucking day of the month to show us the exclusive.  Nitelicker never fails to disappoint.   [moon]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 30, 2014, 01:23:54 am
...there"s a pic up of a Filmation-styled Hordak and Imp up at the. Org...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on April 30, 2014, 07:07:22 am
(http://i.minus.com/ibmrMGm3Mq0s2u.jpg)
(http://i.minus.com/ibmk79DpiX9Vup.jpg)

If this is it then all I can do is laugh.  What the actual fuck?! It'd be bad enough to waste a SDCC slot on this thing, it'd be even worse to not even do the figure correctly.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 30, 2014, 07:36:38 am
What a fuckin' joke.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 30, 2014, 08:20:52 am
I'm having a hard time believing thats it.  They usually put a little effort into the exclusive.  It usually blows, but still.  That thing is a bad repaint.  I wouldn't give them a nickel for it. 

Find out later today I guess. 

Edit - Then again, the DC exclusive is nothing but bad repaints....maybe thats the theme this year.  "Lets see how much grown men will give us for a little paint".  Fucking assholes!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 30, 2014, 09:31:18 am
It's pathetic the amount of fanwankery they pay to terrible cartoons at Mattel.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on April 30, 2014, 12:07:01 pm
Oh thank God. This SDCC exclusive came at the right time! Money is pretty tight right now because of those no good student loans that need to be paid, so it's a relief to know that I won't need to purchase the MOTUC SDCC exclusive.   [yess]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 30, 2014, 02:12:04 pm
http://youtu.be/oNdmGiM0puM


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on April 30, 2014, 02:48:43 pm
And I forgot the "Prison Suit" Doomsday is also a SDCC exclusive. Awesome! I'd like to give a big "Thank You" to Mattel for saving me money by putting out exclusives that I don't want!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 30, 2014, 05:49:40 pm
I wish it had been something everybody wanted dearly ... then there would be nothing but rejoicing from everyone not going to Comic Con anyway :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 30, 2014, 07:23:25 pm
...There is SOOOO MUCH RAAAAAGGGGEEEEEE over at the .Org that you can almost feel the heat coming off of your screen!! >:D  Funny stuff... I can feel for the folks that wanted a "dead-on accurate" interpretation of the Filmation look, as opposed to a glorified repaint with a pack-in (and a repeat of "Gleek-Gate to boot!!), but hey, this is what Toyguru, and allegedly the 4 Horsemen, wanted to do!  At least we are getting an interchangable "mech-arm", but they could have done SOOO much more with it, like throwing in a few more weapons/attachments, doing it for BOTH arms, ect...  I honestly do NOT get throwing in a repaint of the staff, for sure!  Hell,  they could have included a "buzz-saw" attachment for kicks!  But at least there are quite a few folks selling nice "accurate" custom-heads, small consellation though it may be! [gah]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on April 30, 2014, 08:09:15 pm
Oh, man... That is so lame it's even kinda funny.

They are totally doing it on purpose, guys. Really.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 30, 2014, 09:37:21 pm
Truth is, I think Mattel is tired of the "adult collector" market.  They just wanna make toys, not collectables.  Ya never see Max Steele fans pitching a fit on a message board.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 30, 2014, 09:59:15 pm
To clarify: I don't wish the exclusive was more accurate to the cartoon. I wish the exclusive (and the cartoon) didn't exist at all.

Don't misinterpret that to mean I don't want those who actually like it, to not have it.

Just stating, that for me, that cartoon is one of the worst things about this property, and turned these characters into jokes. Which is why I can't stand most of the fans.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on April 30, 2014, 10:00:27 pm
I've never met a Max Steele fan.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 30, 2014, 10:07:22 pm
To clarify: I don't wish the exclusive was more accurate to the cartoon. I wish the exclusive (and the cartoon) didn't exist at all.

Don't misinterpret that to mean I don't want those who actually like it, to not have it.

Just stating, that for me, that cartoon is one of the worst things about this property, and   turned these characters into jokes. Which is why I can't stand most of the fans.
  ...TESTIFY!!! ;) 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 30, 2014, 10:16:34 pm
I've never met a Max Steele fan.

Robo Force was the Shit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Stars on April 30, 2014, 10:33:43 pm
Well, as one of the original "target audience" of the first run cartoons, I really liked them. Of course I was 9 and in the heyday of the BEST toy years ever, so I was a little biased.

That said, I really liked the minicomics way before there was a cartoon. I didn't like the whole Price Adam aspect and being a dumb kid didn't understand the decision to change the original story to fit TV.

SO even though I liked the cartoon, I was more a fan of the original 4 minicomics.

The original show has given us some cool figures, but the 200x show had much more interesting and toy-etic designs. Too bad Matty has cut that segment off to maybe 1 figure a year.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 01, 2014, 09:20:51 pm
SO even though I liked the cartoon, I was more a fan of the original 4 minicomics.

Same here. 

The cartoon was totally watered down, and cheezy 90% of the time.  Even as a kid, I knew that, but I still liked the animation, the cool looking backgrounds, and just seeing the characters in cartoon form. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on May 01, 2014, 09:51:09 pm
I was a fan of the cartoon when I was a kid, in Argentina I saw the cartoon first and the mini comics later. Still, they were awesome and I loved them.

I enjoy now more the memory of the cartoon than the cartoon itself, since like some of the TV shows we grew up with is almost unwatchable. But I can't believe people are moved by that crap Mattel keeps pulling out of their asses.

On a side note, I got what's probably going to be the last toy I buy until I go to New York on October: MOTUC Two Bad, I paid so much for him I almost regreted it, but the guy who brought it was a friend and I ordered back when Matty announced they were only going to do enough for the subscription.

Well... Too Bad, I guess...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on May 03, 2014, 08:15:04 am
Of course without the cartoon the franchise would be a footnote on an obscure toys of yesteryear webpage


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 03, 2014, 08:32:08 am
http://youtu.be/oNdmGiM0puM


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on May 05, 2014, 04:40:12 pm
Toy Guru speaks-

Not giving Hordak a unique head was not a budget choice. We had the budget to do that if we wanted to. We chose to delibertly use existing parts so Filmation Hordak would fit into the line look of all the other figures (and the other Hordaks). Much as we did for Filmation Randor. We didn't want one Hordak looking very different from the rest. All should blend. We could one day do an animted line with a different look, but that would not be Classics.

It was not a budget choice, it was a design choice by Marketing, design and the Horsemen together. We did discuss this at length as we knew whichever way we went would not please all fans. In the end, we absolutely stand by our choice to keep all Hordaks looking similar and all figures in "Classics" style.

Here is the link, seriously... all they had to do was include a Filmation style Hordak head.

http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5681027317/m/5271036868


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 05, 2014, 08:20:02 pm
At least they're being consistent when feeding us a line of shit.

That excuse sounds exactly like what 200X fans have been hearing for years. Nice to see it apply to other demographics in the fandom for a change.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on May 06, 2014, 10:09:00 pm
...Very True!  Most of the "Filmation Only/ Vintage Only" folks at the. Org throw a major bitch- fit when we get ONE DAMN 200X CHARACTER A YEAR!! I mean seriously??   You guys wouldn't believe the raging shitstorm over at the. Org right now! The head admin made a front-page editorial about how nasty the folks there have gotten with how they choose to voice their criticism, and a handful of very vocal drooling lunatics have come out of the woodwork to ARGUE about how they have that right, even if it is a privately- run site!!  Break out the popcorn, 'cause it is a PAGE- TURNER!!! ;) Lol!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 07, 2014, 06:44:07 pm
[cuckoo]  It makes me embarrassed to even be a HE-MAN fan. 

God forbid that one or two a characters in a Sub come out that a Collector doesn't want.  It's not as if they could sell it, trade it, or just give it away.  Heavens no!  That would break up a collection!

I guess I'll go over there and take a look.   [popcorn] 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: darthfoley on May 07, 2014, 06:46:08 pm
Nothing sums Mattel up better than 'it was a conscious decision to do this wrong'.   [mwaha]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 07, 2014, 08:32:54 pm
...Very True!  Most of the "Filmation Only/ Vintage Only" folks at the. Org throw a major bitch- fit when we get ONE DAMN 200X CHARACTER A YEAR!! I mean seriously??   You guys wouldn't believe the raging shitstorm over at the. Org right now! The head admin made a front-page editorial about how nasty the folks there have gotten with how they choose to voice their criticism, and a handful of very vocal drooling lunatics have come out of the woodwork to ARGUE about how they have that right, even if it is a privately- run site!!  Break out the popcorn, 'cause it is a PAGE- TURNER!!! ;) Lol!!

Nah, we have a silent agreement. I never go back to the .org, and they keep circling the drain to ensure I never WANT TO.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 07, 2014, 08:39:29 pm
Not that I have a dog even remotely close to this fight, but my takeaway from the TG statement is that it sounds like more figures are being planned after "Classics" has run it's course.  Which my guess would be 200X, and various animated lines.  Plus maybe 1986 movie masters. 

And there is the new MotU movie slowly grinding it's way though Hollywood. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 07, 2014, 09:24:43 pm
....my takeaway from the TG statement is that it sounds like more figures are being planned after "Classics" has run it's course.  Which my guess would be 200X, and various animated lines.

I hope that's true.  It's a very fun line to Cherry pick from.  I kind of hate to see it end, even though the figs are $alty as hell, and 85% of it's fans are major fuck wads.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 19, 2014, 08:59:22 pm
ELDOR:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=22502


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on May 20, 2014, 01:27:33 pm
Eldor, is that you?

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/freakstudios/ProfessorBadass_zps11e47137.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on May 21, 2014, 09:25:12 am
Looks good enough.  Don't need that character though. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on May 23, 2014, 03:18:32 pm
I got Wun-dar today from eBay.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 27, 2014, 11:16:48 pm
Anyone else see the Baby Skeletor on Matty? It's so f'n cute, I love it!
 [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on May 28, 2014, 03:44:52 am
Some interesting news regarding MOTUC sdcc reveals in this article....http://www.he-man.org/news_article.php?id=4139


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 28, 2014, 11:49:35 pm
I hope Baby Skeletor has vintage purists fuming even more than Molarr did.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on May 29, 2014, 02:35:06 am
Why?
The extra tooling that went into this is absurd, all MOTU fans and collectors should be fed up.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 29, 2014, 03:35:57 am
Because it doesn't harm them in the slightest. If they don't like it, they don't have to buy it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on May 29, 2014, 04:01:43 am
Anyone else see the Baby Skeletor on Matty? It's so f'n cute, I love it!
 [thumbs up]
i cant find it


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on May 29, 2014, 09:29:08 am
Anyone else see the Baby Skeletor on Matty? It's so f'n cute, I love it!
 [thumbs up]
i cant find it

http://www.mattycollector.com/store/matty/en_US/pd/ThemeID.1298800/productID.304693200
Thanks for that

How odd!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on May 30, 2014, 02:41:44 pm
I hope Baby Skeletor has vintage purists fuming even more than Molarr did.
...YOU KNOW IT!!! :D   The fury over at the .Org is probably even worse than the "Filmation Hordak" scandal which is STILL RAGING... [mwaha] 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on May 30, 2014, 06:27:53 pm
I don't like Mattel, but making fun of the .ORG is never wrong... Now I'm confused...  [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on May 30, 2014, 07:03:19 pm
You immediately lose the right to have your intellectual property treated as high class the moment you introduce a talking bunny. That is Blis's law.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on June 10, 2014, 05:50:31 am
Anybody know when this months presale starts the date on mattys site is Wednesday the 12th, unfortunately the 12th is the Thursday.

So any idea which day is more likely? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on June 12, 2014, 11:25:21 am
Baby Skeletor sold out during Early Bird access. Not sure if more will be available during the regular sale but geez I can't believe that creepy thing would be so popular


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 12, 2014, 09:57:51 pm
Something really creepy and stupid? Don't worry, "He-fans and She-ravers" will always be all over it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 12, 2014, 10:15:47 pm
Wow.  I am losing interest in MOTU fast!  :(

Over on the ORG, they are just going on and on about what NA characters are possible, and I have no interest in that era at all.  I'm not saying they shouldn't make anything NA....it's just not my cup of ale.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on June 13, 2014, 04:01:35 am
I got a seahawk  [yess]

mind you hope it turns up I still haven't gotten last months order yet.

JUst out of curiosity what have the various subscription exclusives been?

the ones I can think of are seahawk, shadow weaver and he-man in monks robes.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 19, 2014, 09:59:20 am
I think its time to head to the bank for a new debit card. 

Extendar came, and its one of the best figures in the line.  They really did a great job.  And now the next 2 months are full of NA shit that I won't be able to sell.  I spent 37.67 on Hyrdron, and sold it for $15.  Not doing it again.  Considering I don't need the stupid bitch with wings either, and could absolutely go without Eldor, I'll take my chances with ebay on Rio Blast and the rest.  I'd sooner get ripped off that way than give more money to Mattel. 

Nor am I subbing again next year if they have ANY NA shit in there.  I don't give a rats ass how many fans claim to like that nonsense.  I don't want it, and I can't sell it for profit, so fuck it!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 19, 2014, 06:46:00 pm
Breaking even would be acceptable.  Not gonna happen with NA.  POP you shouldn't have a problem though. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 19, 2014, 08:06:56 pm
I know what you guys mean.  I actually wish I did like some of the NA stuff, but you couldn't even give me any of it.  If somebody else likes it, that's cool for them, but it doesn't do shit for me.

Keep in mind, that comes from a guy who loves VIKOR, DEKKER, and NEPTHU.  [crazy]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 20, 2014, 02:55:05 pm
...Damn it.    Seems like Mattel may finally be sick of all the bitching and moaning over this line from the "online" folks, and have decided, "Fuck it, one more year of this shit and done"... ???


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 20, 2014, 04:00:39 pm
My experience is that 85% of HE-MAN fans are loud, opinionated, entitled, elitist, obnoxious assholes.  I would NOT want to deal with that shit, either. 

Granted, most people probably think the same thing about us.  [slapfight]

Seriously, I'm sad to see it go.  Yes, I'm a cherry picker, and I find myself wanting less and less, but this was still a fun line to watch.  I haven't bought a MARVEL or DC anything in ages, so it's kind of sad.



*They are definitely not ALL bad, though.  I have dealt with my share of great guys on the ORG.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 20, 2014, 09:47:41 pm
WOW!  For a second I thought that was a really good fan art!  Every indication TG has given recently is that they were planning to go forward.  Whatever though.  I just want it over, so I can happily avoid Mattel and everything they do for the rest of my collecting days.  They could not acquire a license that would excite me......cause I know they would fuck it up anyway. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on June 20, 2014, 10:37:30 pm
Ready for it to be over with too.  Really lost interest after finally getting Ram Man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 20, 2014, 10:41:01 pm
I'll miss many things about it, but if it means never having to deal with Digital River again, it'll be worth it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 21, 2014, 02:25:39 am
It's been over for me for a while. I don't miss it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on June 21, 2014, 03:01:57 am
I think it's well about time. I didn't sub this year and haven't regretted it. I've ebayed the two figures I wanted and come out ahead. Best of all, as Chooch said - no Digital River.  [beer]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on June 21, 2014, 09:24:40 am
I don't know if it would be economically viable but I bet if they did a best of reissue collection they could probably get another couple of years of people cherry picking ones they liked and missed or want another of. Of course cherry pickers aren't the fans matty wants so fuck any sales they could get that way.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 21, 2014, 06:22:20 pm
A lot of people on the ORG are saying they think the line might be rebranded.  Sort of like the DC stuff that's at retail now.  You know...those kind of cartoony NU52 figs. 

Any of you guys think that might happen?  Or maybe a new 4" scale line?  Or do you think it's simply the end, period?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 21, 2014, 06:36:09 pm
My guess is MotU Movie Masters.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 22, 2014, 05:02:57 pm
...Annnnnd they just locked down the forum at the. Org!  Surprised it took this long, lol...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 23, 2014, 09:46:57 pm
I got my quarterly shipment. Just not feeling it anymore. Despite getting two vintage figures, one of which has been one of my most wanted since the line came out (Blade), I just don't get excited for these anymore. Just feels like I'm buying them because I need to complete the series.

Anyone need Scorpia or Battle Lion?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: gabs1977 on June 23, 2014, 10:59:44 pm
I got my quarterly shipment. Just not feeling it anymore. Despite getting two vintage figures, one of which has been one of my most wanted since the line came out (Blade), I just don't get excited for these anymore. Just feels like I'm buying them because I need to complete the series.

Anyone need Scorpia or Battle Lion?

How much for both?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on June 24, 2014, 12:03:41 pm
Matty is so full of shit.  I can't believe people still fall for it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 24, 2014, 07:45:24 pm
HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!  They're fucking with DOS too. Saying that only "SOME" figures will have it.  I didn't believe a fucking thing this shitbag company has told me for the last 3 years, and I'm not gonna start now. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 24, 2014, 07:47:00 pm
Matty is so full of shit.  I can't believe people still fall for it.

What kind of business model is it where a company says "No, no, we only want to sell a limited amount of product"?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 24, 2014, 08:03:54 pm
It's a tactic.  They don't want the system overwhelmed on the last day so they're creating a false sense of ungency to "get your sub now before they're all gone!!!!!!!".  O noez!1!1!1!1! [slapfight] [banghead] [violin]


 [popcorn]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 24, 2014, 08:46:58 pm
TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!  Has anybody here ever heard of any company that wanted to sell only a limited amount of anything??  What the fuck are they talking about!!??  Idiots!!!! 

Do they feel the same way about BARBIE dolls and HOT WHEELS cars!!??

 [banghead]               [cursing]                  [banghead]                 [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on June 24, 2014, 10:21:00 pm
It's a bit... embarassing...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 24, 2014, 10:29:48 pm
I really think Mattel is done with us "fanboys".  DCU, MotU, or anything else.  It's a lot of heartburn for camparatively little money.  Barbie, Hot Wheels and the WWE pretty much bury most of Mattel's other lines financially speaking.  We've proven to be a big pain in the ass to Mattel with a small payoff at the back end. 

They're turning off the lights and we're still in the room.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on June 24, 2014, 10:50:34 pm
There was a time when most of the toys I'd buy in a year were from Mattel. I got MOTUC from the begining and I have a bunch of DCUC even if I wasn't a completist. I do, however have a complete set of JLU and and a mostly complete Action League collection, and you know what?

Since 2011 after they screwed my order on SDCC and refused to send me the toys and only gave me a small part of the money back. I vowed never to buy directly from them again.

I broke that vow last year, when I subscribed to do my part to keep a line I liked alive. Even when the quality was lacking, even when the service was dreadful. But of course, my subscription was canceled before the year even began.

If they are turning off the lights, good for them, it was about time. Their effort was poor and that drove the fanboys to complain (we would have found other reasons to complain of course, but they really made it easy).

So, turn off the lights Matty, most of us already left the building and some of us will find ways to see in the dark.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 24, 2014, 10:56:02 pm
So, turn off the lights Matty, most of us already left the building and some of us will find ways to see in the dark.

A great post Freak.  [thumbs up]

I'm really keen to see where Funko will go. They've tapped a few licenses for 6" scale and I'm already committing to both.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on June 25, 2014, 12:26:15 am
Yes, good post Tom.

I'm ready to give my money to any other company for collector friendly toys. Enough is enough.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 25, 2014, 02:58:18 am
Why would anybody believe the guy who looks like Man-E-Faces, but with He-Man's fat freakin' face was He-Man?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 25, 2014, 03:00:26 am
Yes, good post Tom.

I'm ready to give my money to any other company for collector friendly toys. Enough is enough.

I feel like the game is leaving me. I haven't bought a new figure since the Winter Soldier wave of Legends. Probably won't pick up any GOTG figures except Starlord and Rocket.

I'm down to two comics a month.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 25, 2014, 07:22:08 am
There isn't a new toy line out that interests me.

Kinda where I'm at too.  I'm in for one specific part of one toy line and that's it.  Hoping for something interesting at SDCC, but certainly not counting on it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 25, 2014, 10:28:11 am
 [thud]
I got my quarterly shipment. Just not feeling it anymore. Despite getting two vintage figures, one of which has been one of my most wanted since the line came out (Blade), I just don't get excited for these anymore. Just feels like I'm buying them because I need to complete the series.

Anyone need Scorpia or Battle Lion?

How much for both?

Just looking to break even. $25 for Scorpia, $38 for Battle Lion, call it an even $60 plus shipping?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 25, 2014, 04:15:06 pm
I'm in the same boat Blis.

I buy fodder only.  There isn't a new toy line out that interests me.

I haven't picked up my hold file in a month and I'm not really in any rush.

I spend more time in antique stores and flea markets looking for drinkware than I do in comic shops and toy stores.

There are times I look at my stagnant collection and wonder if it's time to just pack it all up and just preserve it as-is for when my nieces, nephews and eventual grandkids are ready to enjoy it.

Books, DVDs, and Doctor Who Audios are replacing comics and toys as objects of my obsession.

It doesn't feel like it used to, it feels like toys and comics aren't moving to the back burner, it feels like they're moving to the past.

I don't think I'll ever stop collecting either, permanently, but I don't think I'll be buying much new.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 25, 2014, 04:32:50 pm
I really think Mattel is done with us "fanboys".  DCU, MotU, or anything else.  It's a lot of heartburn for camparatively little money.  Barbie, Hot Wheels and the WWE pretty much bury most of Mattel's other lines financially speaking.  We've proven to be a big pain in the ass to Mattel with a small payoff at the back end.

That's probably 100% true. 

We're dinosaurs, and everybody will probably be a lot happier when we finally die.  It seems like everybody wants to make solely video game versions,  Modern Comic versions, or movie versions of everything. 

Pretty much no Classic MARVEL or DC stuff is going to come out, and MOTUC is in it's death throes.  It was a helluva lot of fun while it lasted!  Like FISH said, I'm very interested in FUNKO and what they might do. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 25, 2014, 05:29:27 pm
Funko is the company to watch. Looking forward to Firefly.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 25, 2014, 07:24:36 pm
...A fella I talk to periodically through FB has heard rumored from reliable sources that if the 2015 sub goes through, we will see a 200X mini-sub offered in Feb!  This sounds pretty reasonable to me, as it would be the easiest way to knock out the "vintage" characters and still get some fan-demanded characters (Evilseed, Phravus, Calix, King Miro, Veena, Horde Wraith, and maybe Snake- Armor He-Man!) out there!  Hope this pans out!!





Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 25, 2014, 08:12:51 pm
Of all the years, this is one is the best so far for complete bullshit being thrown our way. 

http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5681027317/m/3721077178

This is only one of them.  This answer is AWESOME!  Its basically "Look at that Triceratops over there!" *while TG scampers away to hide under his blanket* 

They can't just tell us the full line up upfront because things are constantly changing, yet they can't make changes cause things are locked in place years in advance.   [naughty] [moon]  They are unbelievable.  Just goes to show what they think of the people buying their product.  I really couldn't give a wet shit if this year goes through.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 25, 2014, 08:52:14 pm
...A fella I talk to periodically through FB has heard rumored from reliable sources that if the 2015 sub goes through, we will see a 200X mini-sub offered in Feb!  This sounds pretty reasonable to me, as it would be the easiest way to knock out the "vintage" characters and still get some fan-demanded characters (Evilseed, Phravus, Calix, King Miro, Veena, Horde Wraith, and maybe Snake- Armor He-Man!) out there!  Hope this pans out!!

No sense in lying.  I would LOVE for this to happen!  [rock]   [yess]

From what I've seen, EVIL SEED and CALIX scored very high high in a poll over there, and I think the others you mentioned did pretty decent, too.  Even Snake Armor HE-MAN is mentioned a lot.

Yeah, MOTU is lame, and half the characters are just plain asinine, but I still dig it.  I'll take it in the ass from MATTY a little while longer.  I guess I can just close my eyes and pretend it's FUNKO with a strap-on.

They can't just tell us the full line up upfront because things are constantly changing, yet they can't make changes cause things are locked in place years in advance.

Such a good point!!!   [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 25, 2014, 09:56:01 pm
...yeah, the lineup thing makes little sense when you have a relatively TINY company like the G.I. Joe Collectors Club locking in a full 13-14 Figure line-up, showing mockups, and shipping them out 2 at a time!  Plus they have to commission the parts from Hasbro, and enlist a 3rd-party group for specialized heads and accessories!!   Sure, you are paying $30+ a figure, but It seems worthwhile when you consider that Hasbro wouldn't put these guts at retail...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on June 26, 2014, 08:42:20 am
They should of had 2000x  and pop as there own subs from the get go.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 27, 2014, 03:05:45 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-eternia-2015-sub-is-now-live/

It's douchetastic!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 27, 2014, 11:03:13 pm
Signed up!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 27, 2014, 11:59:13 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-eternia-2015-sub-is-now-live/

It's douchetastic!

 :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on June 28, 2014, 02:08:01 am
I ummed and ahhhhhed and decided to sign up. If this is the last year, let's have it then!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 28, 2014, 02:52:12 am
I haven't subbed yet, and I'm not about to start.

But then I've been done with this line for some time. Even characters I wanted just don't do it for me enough to care.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on June 28, 2014, 09:21:28 am
so have any figures been revealed for this sub?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 28, 2014, 10:42:15 pm
so have any figures been revealed for this sub?

Of course not.  That would be a silly marketing tactic.  ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 29, 2014, 07:56:39 am
To be fair, we can pretty much tell exactly what will be in the sub.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 29, 2014, 08:01:07 am
Yeah. Enjoy the stupid fucking top dudes.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 29, 2014, 09:00:16 pm
Hey, they're about all I'm still looking forward to!  ;D

Well, them and Multi Bot


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on June 29, 2014, 10:17:32 pm
It sucks...but I really want to finish this collection. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 30, 2014, 10:05:46 pm
I will buy any 'Classic' stuff and any 200X stuff they make, provided it looks cool.

As it stands, I own 14 of these figs.  When it's all said and done, I'll probably have around 20 or so.  That's fine by me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 03, 2014, 10:01:18 pm
clamp champ will be offered again in July I always an extra for a "He-Bro"


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 07, 2014, 04:55:04 pm
Not too many characters I NEED enough to subscribe I think. So they'd better throw one of them in as the Club exclusive.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 10, 2014, 10:20:21 pm
I got my charge notice for my Club Eternia fig, but nothing for the Club Etheria one yet.  What are the chances it's because of the no combining the first month policy versus I'm somehow getting screwed?  [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 17, 2014, 09:48:39 am
I sold this months puddle of shit for $28.  So I ONLY lost $10 this month.  That brings my total losses on NA horseshit up to $35 on the year.  Only gonna get higher next month, as I'm SURE I won't be getting $38 for Skeletor. 



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 17, 2014, 05:32:27 pm
What was it, BLIS?  I can never remember what's coming out each month.

Not too much left that I want...CALIX, EVIL SEED, HUNTARA, possibly NINJOR, and then I think that's it.

If they'd make them, I'd buy PRINCE DARE, BLUE VEST PRINCE ADAM, FILMATION COUNT MARZO, and HE-MAN the Son of HE-MAN, but none of that is going to happen.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 17, 2014, 08:57:48 pm
I just want Ninjor and Saurod to finish.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 17, 2014, 09:38:05 pm
What was it, BLIS?

? ? ? ? ?  [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 17, 2014, 09:42:23 pm
? ? ? ? ?  [dunno]

I sold this months puddle of shit for $28.

Oops.  Sorry BLIS, I must have been thinking of you, but I meant Jersey and whatever figure he sold.


(Both of you guys often say sarcastic shit that's hilarious!)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 17, 2014, 10:26:20 pm
I passed that baton, trying hard not to be a colossal douchenozzle any more!

It's all good.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 17, 2014, 10:34:38 pm
I passed that baton, trying hard not to be a colossal douchenozzle any more!

It's all good.

We love all your flavours bro!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 17, 2014, 10:51:44 pm
Really? I've been sweating in these boxers most of the day. They don't seal in the flavor so to speak.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 18, 2014, 10:10:37 am
It was Flogg


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 18, 2014, 02:32:18 pm
...Well, rumors abound (well-substantiated ones! ;)) that Tung-Lashor & Gwildor will be seen at SDCC to finish out the year, along with Sweet-Bee (totally confirmed), Angella, and Spinerella to finish out the Etheria sub, and Mermista for the 2014 "holiday" item!  Also strong likelihood of Galactic Protector She-Ra as the possible 2015 sub-figure...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 19, 2014, 12:18:22 am
It was Flogg

I can't lie.  I don't think there's a single NA fig that you could give me.  To me, MOTU will always be about the sword and sorcery stuff.  Just my opinion, though.

And thank you for the list, REXX.  Again, not a single fig I want, but that's totally fine.  I'll be catching up on older figs I want for a couple of years unless I have a financial windfall.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 19, 2014, 07:00:50 pm
The eye dude was cool, so I bought him. But I don't even remember his name. He's just 'The Eye Dude'.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 19, 2014, 11:37:03 pm
...Well, rumors abound (well-substantiated ones! ;)) that Tung-Lashor & Gwildor will be seen at SDCC to finish out the year, along with Sweet-Bee (totally confirmed), Angella, and Spinerella to finish out the Etheria sub, and Mermista for the 2014 "holiday" item!  Also strong likelihood of Galactic Protector She-Ra as the possible 2015 sub-figure...

"Spiderella cut it up one time!"


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 20, 2014, 12:21:16 am
It was Flogg

I can't lie.  I don't think there's a single NA fig that you could give me.  To me, MOTU will always be about the sword and sorcery stuff.  Just my opinion, though.

This is not an opinion.  It is fact!  Whoever came up with NA is the dumbest asshole on the planet.  And the people who actually WANT this horseshit now are equally as stupid.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 20, 2014, 12:23:43 am
...Well, rumors abound (well-substantiated ones! ;)) that Tung-Lashor & Gwildor will be seen at SDCC to finish out the year, along with Sweet-Bee (totally confirmed), Angella, and Spinerella to finish out the Etheria sub, and Mermista for the 2014 "holiday" item!  Also strong likelihood of Galactic Protector She-Ra as the possible 2015 sub-figure...

I wanted Squeeze this year.  I'm really curious how they're going to do that figure. 

I hope they add some 200x to Tung Lashor to make him more interesting than the original piece of shit. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 20, 2014, 11:12:36 am
They won't. They never do.

And Sssqueeze will end up with solid plastic arms because they don't want to do anything "experimental" like Snout Spout, even though they could just make it from the same damn material as the original Sssqueeze that seems to have lasted about 30 years without breaking down and crumbling like Snout Spout or my bright yellow Stay Puft man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 20, 2014, 09:51:50 pm
True...sooooo true


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 21, 2014, 02:26:55 pm
...Tung Lashor looks pretty much EXACTLY like his classic toy, down to the staff & dragonfly crossbow inclusion!  He has two heads, closed mouth and open-mouth with tounge extended...  The only 200X element he has is the barbs on his tounge! 8)  Annnnd in further clarification, Galactic Protector She-Ra is the likely contendor for the final figure in the 2014 Club Etheria mini-sub (the torches are already being lit at the .Org, lol!), with Spinnerella in November!  Also strongly rumored (though nothing confirmed yet!) is that 2015 will have a significant number of "out of sub" items, the most ever since the line's inception!  (Que the lighting of eeven MORE torches...) [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 22, 2014, 07:57:08 am
Is there a pic of TL somewhere?  Which thread over there are you reading for this stuff?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 22, 2014, 09:28:57 am
...I got sent pics of TL, GP She-Ra & Sweet-Bee by the overseas guy who was getting in-hand production-line stuff.  He's the same guy that got the Eldor pics up a few months ago!   But Mattel finally caught on and threatened him with their death-squad or something, so now he's all hushed up, lol!  He also confirmed Gwildor for this year.  A few other folks over there have some insight/secret contacts that seem to be jiving with what I've been hearing, plus there's another dude on Facebook who apparently hears stuff directly from someone on the design team!  He's more secretive out of respect for them & Mattel though, just confirms what's already out there, but he is the one that threw the 200X mini-sub for 2015 out there! >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 22, 2014, 09:58:14 am
doesnt GP she-ra look like the original action figure? I thought that would appeal to she-ra fans [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 22, 2014, 10:10:48 am
Nothing NA appeals to anyone. 

They are really gonna have to WOW me to get me to sub next year.  I want Squeeze, Blast Attack, Ninor, and Dragstor.....but thats about it I think.  Im in for a 200x sub unless it completely blows, but really don't want to pay $80 a month for 2 figures if I don't really want them both.  I might take my chances on ebay for whats left in the main sub.  We'll see what they show. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 23, 2014, 10:26:48 am
Tung Lashor still looks like a frog.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 23, 2014, 10:31:14 am
Booooooorrrriiiiinnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!

Sweet Bee's face looks like absolute shit.  It looks more like an original figure than one for this line. 

And Mattel really fucked up.  They could have made one bigger body mold and put Beast Man, Whiplash, Clawful, Tung Lashor and more out as 200x variants.  Instead, we get the same boring ass body that every single other figure has.

And fuck NA right in its space traveling ass. 



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 23, 2014, 11:16:13 am
Also, why does a snake/lizard/reptile creature have fucking nipples?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 23, 2014, 06:36:49 pm
Loo-Kee & Kowl are up again, if anyone's interested.

http://www.mattycollector.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=matty&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=1298800&productID=298759800#.U8_6vvldV8G

God Dammit this isnt fun its shit!!!!!!


But I quiet like sweet bee


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 23, 2014, 08:18:52 pm
More shit I don't want.

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=91840

And fuck the fwoosh!  If you're at SDCC and post a video of you kicking VeeBee in the groin, I'll be eternally grateful! 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 23, 2014, 08:37:19 pm
I do really dig that un-helmeted MAN-AT-ARMS head.  That's sweet.

Granted....I'll never own it, but it looks good. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 23, 2014, 08:49:11 pm
I really didn't think they'd pull off the Battle Ram.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 23, 2014, 09:01:26 pm
so any idea how this gold/silver she ra thing is going to happen?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 23, 2014, 09:07:22 pm
Poorly?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 23, 2014, 09:21:53 pm
I really didn't think they'd pull off the Battle Ram.

Yours for a mere $110!   [applause] ::) :D :D :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 23, 2014, 09:38:24 pm
Really?  Yikes.  I'll have to think on that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 23, 2014, 09:43:46 pm
I don't need to. $110 is easily skipped.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 23, 2014, 10:47:43 pm
...the gold NA She-Ra is just a mock-up some "creative" type did and posted like it was news, lol. [mwaha]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 23, 2014, 11:20:19 pm
TUNG LASHOR HAS FUCKING NIPPLES. HE IS NO LONGER TUNG LASHOR, HE IS NOW NIPPLE LIZARD.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 25, 2014, 02:11:40 pm
Snake Armor He Man looks great. They even did the hair right.

But it sucks that we still don't have a 200X He-Man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 25, 2014, 02:14:33 pm
Oo-lar exclusive, Huntara, Lizard Man & Ninjor for 2015. Tempted by Oo-lar.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 25, 2014, 05:25:06 pm
I'm out for next years sub.

Between the weak offerings this year as a whole and next year having the worst opening months ever, I'm out. I didn't buy the last lame horse, I don't want this one either.

And I have zero interest in Generic Lizard Man, Purple Chick, or The Flesh. Nice for Mattel to finally offer a real 200X figure, it only took the entire life of the line. I'll find a way to get Ninjor and King Hsss, but I can't keep buying so much crap I don't want and can't unload.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 25, 2014, 05:27:57 pm
SA He-Man and Armored King Hiss are a twopack, I think.

Though I'll try like hell to get it, I will not allow myself to be fleeced by opportunists.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 25, 2014, 05:49:55 pm
(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/07/SDCC-2014-MOTU-2nd-Update-Friday-019-150x150.jpg)

I didn't think Mattel was capable of making a toy this good anymore.
I'm out for next years sub.

Between the weak offerings this year as a whole and next year having the worst opening months ever, I'm out. I didn't buy the last lame horse, I don't want this one either.

And I have zero interest in Generic Lizard Man, Purple Chick, or The Flesh. Nice for Mattel to finally offer a real 200X figure, it only took the entire life of the line. I'll find a way to get Ninjor and King Hsss, but I can't keep buying so much crap I don't want and can't unload.

And I couldn't agree with this more. I hope to at least break even on the horse.  But I don't need or want all the She-Ra shit.  Lizard Man is a complete joke, Gwildor can go fuck himself, I don't know who Huntara is, and I don't believe, actually and literally DON'T BELIEVE, that people are not talking furiously about OOOoooooooooo lar!  ITS A NAKED HE-MAN!  THATS IT!!!!  That's a figure worthy of the last sub exclusive?  The Unnamed One CRAPS on this figure!  And everyone was so up in arms about him! 

But yea, DOS or not, I'm just getting what I want.  Ninjor, that 2 pack, Squeeze, and Blast Attack.  If they make a 200x mini sub, I'm in as long as it's new characters. 

And I'm already horrified when I think of how much the 2 pack will cost. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 25, 2014, 07:09:33 pm
I think there's enough 200X haters that it will be fine. If I have to buy SA He-man too I won't be too upset. He looks pretty awesome.

Someone on Fwoosh pointed out that Ninjor has 200x Jitsus belt. Nice touch.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 25, 2014, 07:36:29 pm
I definitely want HUNTARA and NINJOR, but I pretty much expected that.

I never liked SNAKE ARMOR HE-MAN, but I think he looks great, and I'm glad they made him.

Is there a pic of the mini-comic HE-MAN?  I might have just missed it being in a rush.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 25, 2014, 08:42:40 pm
No Perfuma  :'(

surprised it took this long to do another horse considering they are basically paint variants waiting to happen. Even a few just cast in translucent plastic  [innocent]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 25, 2014, 09:25:08 pm

Is there a pic of the mini-comic HE-MAN?  I might have just missed it being in a rush.

http://toynewsi.com/ig.php?mode=view&album=2014_San_Diego_Comic_Con%2FMattel%2FMOTU&pic=2014_SDCC_Mattel_Panel12.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=23010

Looms like Lord Greystoke to me, lol.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 25, 2014, 10:30:56 pm
Thanks, DUSTY!  [thumbs up]





Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 26, 2014, 12:12:50 am
Before I throw it up on Ebay, does anyone need a Double Mischief figure?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 26, 2014, 03:18:13 am
oooh Arrow has new sculpting. Very nice, they even included plugs for the wing holes, now what are the chances of Matty including a pair for swiftwind in there?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 26, 2014, 05:35:12 pm
And in the latest, in the long line of "fuck yous" given to fans from Mattel....the Snake half of the 200x King Hsss will NOT come in the two pack, and instead come with a later figure. 

I've said it so many times, and they keep giving me plenty of reasons to say it again.......Fuck You Mattel.  Just plain FUCK YOU!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on July 26, 2014, 06:27:12 pm
2014 was my first AND last year for the MOTU sub. I will go back to cherry picking next year either on Matty, BBTS, or eBay.

I loved how during the MOTU walk-thru interview that Scott Nutlicker had to threaten MOTU fans by bringing up that the DC sub had failed because fans wouldn't buy. If I had a genie lamp to rub, one of my three wishes would be for that douche to take some fucking responsibility for the demise of DCUC.  [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 26, 2014, 06:32:47 pm
I don't display the classic King Hiss with his snake body, so it's not likely I'd do it here either.

I hope, if I buy the twopack, that I'll be able to get the upper body eventually.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 26, 2014, 11:44:34 pm
And in the latest, in the long line of "fuck yous" given to fans from Mattel....the Snake half of the 200x King Hsss will NOT come in the two pack, and instead come with a later figure. 

I've said it so many times, and they keep giving me plenty of reasons to say it again.......Fuck You Mattel.  Just plain FUCK YOU!

That is... bizarre.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: darthfoley on July 27, 2014, 06:47:28 am
And in the latest, in the long line of "fuck yous" given to fans from Mattel....the Snake half of the 200x King Hsss will NOT come in the two pack, and instead come with a later figure. 

I've said it so many times, and they keep giving me plenty of reasons to say it again.......Fuck You Mattel.  Just plain FUCK YOU!

That is... bizarre.

/insert 'This...is...MATTYCOLLECTOR!' meme


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 28, 2014, 01:29:08 pm
Ok, so I'm trying to get an idea of what to expect from the sub. I tried to slot in all the remaining vintage characters and some expected others.

Monthly

Lizard Man
Huntara
Ninjor

April (Angella)
May (Dragstor)
June (Blast Attack)
July (Saurod)
Aug (Perfuma)
Sept (Peekablue)
Oct (Sssqueeze)
Nov (Masque)
Dec (Probably an NA)

Extras

SA He-man/Hsss

$52 (Sunder/Horde Troop)
$26 (He-man/Skeletor variant)
$42 (Multi bot)
$60 (Rotar/Twistoid)

Does that seem logical?

There's 11 vintage to do for next year, which is a pretty good amount. Leaving  probably only 5 or 6 unwanted figures for me. I'm sure Mattel will screw it up somehow, but I'm debating on whether I should take the chance or not. Lizard man seems popular enough to sell off, Huntara might too. The Flesh I can even make a profit off of. Ugh I don't want to do it, but I just might for this last time.

If there is a 200X mini sub, I'm curious who would fill that? Evil Seed and Calix seem obvious and the good-Whiplash, Miro maybe? Sorceress?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 28, 2014, 02:45:20 pm
...The most "logical" (IMHO) line-up for a 200X mini-sub (which has all but been officially confirmed as planned if 2015 goes through!), would consist of Evilseed (with swappable Filmation parts!), Calix (Horde rock-guy), Phravus (cool evil warlord), King Miro, Veena (Grayskull's wife & the first Sorceress), Horde-Wraith (the Shadow-Weaver stand-ins from the MYP show), and a sub-exclusive of Captain Randor or a "Battle-Armor" Randor based on the 200X show!  I would have said Snake Armor He-Man, but they went and surprised the hell out of me with that one in the 2015 1st quarter 2-pack! jaw_drop  But many rumors from "close sources" make the 200X mini-sub sound like a sure bet, plus it's the ONLY faction with a significant amount of untouched but arguably "essential" characters in it!!    NA is still out there, but other than Mara and maybe ONE other figure next year, I'd say it's done until 2016... >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2014, 05:19:33 pm
Hey....where does ELDOR fit into all of this?  He looks a zillion times cooler than I thought he would.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 28, 2014, 05:27:25 pm
You mean in the release schedule, or in the mythology?

In the mythology he is from Eternian history, the time of He-Ro.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2014, 05:34:03 pm
I meant release schedule, but thanks, BLIS.  I guess I didn't actually know that.  I knew he was some kind of concept character, or something....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 28, 2014, 05:45:11 pm
I meant release schedule, but thanks, BLIS.  I guess I didn't actually know that.  I knew he was some kind of concept character, or something....

He actually made it to the prototype stage in the vintage line. Though the decision was made to end the line, instead.

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/mcrockviking/285882190f84420faa830a77c03ebc71_zpsd795038c.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2014, 06:00:56 pm
Thanks, BLIS and LEVERE.

ELDOR looks a boatload cooler than I thought, so I was wondering whether or not to put him on my 'Wish List'.  I love those boots and the 'robe' he's wearing.  The HORSEMEN have a way of taking something I have no interest in, and making it look awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 05, 2014, 08:36:42 am
I caved and got another fucking sub.  One more year of bullshit. 

I hope Scott Cocklicker is telling the truth about DOS this year, so I can actually sell the unwanted crap.  Starting with Lizard Man, who is complete garbage. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on August 05, 2014, 10:50:03 am
I didn't sign up. Not enough stuff I want. So if anyone wants to sell off Lizard Man or Ninjor, lmk.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on August 05, 2014, 05:08:40 pm
I caved and got another fucking sub.  One more year of bullshit. 

I hope Scott Cocklicker is telling the truth about DOS this year, so I can actually sell the unwanted crap.  Starting with Lizard Man, who is complete garbage. 

I know - I got conned into it too. Still just enough figures I still want (but mostly that they didn't preview). Seriously though, what's with the cartoon stuff and the absence of vintage? Off to Ebay a lot this year.

Actually, in all seriousness, what is with all this cartoon stuff? It hardly looks like a cohesive "classicizer machined" line when you stand Eldor next to Razz, next to Fang Man next to Draego Man does it? Hell - look at some of the weapons - obviously brightly colored plastic swords next to worn/rusted swords.

Why am I collecting this stuff?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Xavion on August 05, 2014, 08:26:09 pm
Why am I collecting this stuff?

I asked myself the same question this morning after realizing that I paid $43 shipped for Hordak and Imp.  Then I'm going to turn around and do the same thing next week with Flutterina.  Ugh.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 05, 2014, 09:29:27 pm
That's my biggest problem.  $43 is fucking OUTRAGEOUS!   Marvel Legends are $20.  Mattels figures are no better than legends.  Do they use more plastic?  No!  They are just lining their pockets with the cost of the figure AND the extra cost of shipping.  I fucking HATE Mattel! 

I need that fucking King Hsss though. 

And yes, the cartoon bullshit looks ridiculous next to the more realistic figs.  But the filmation horseshit is what most fans want. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 05, 2014, 09:44:28 pm
I went into withdrawal over a year ago, never got the shakes. I think the dumb cartoon figures helped with that.

I eventually grew to hate that which I loved.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 06, 2014, 08:23:17 am
Now they're saying no DOS for Ninjor.  The little gay pride owl meter is already almost full.  I don't see why they have to do shit like this.  Why can't the asshole Lizardman not have DOS?  Then maybe I could actually sell it for something. 

Same old shit every year. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on August 06, 2014, 10:17:57 am
Simple scare tactic. They know more people want Ninjor than Lizardman. But realistically even if he isn't available DOS, what'll he be $70 on Ebay that day? Think I'd rather pay $30 extra for him than have months where I shell out $120 on stuff where I want NOTHING. And usually it's NA or PoP crap that sells for shit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: darthfoley on August 06, 2014, 05:50:19 pm
I caved and got another fucking sub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgfiSzCy1o

Point!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 06, 2014, 07:17:12 pm
HA!  Nice


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 09, 2014, 09:37:54 pm
MATTEL:  We Fucking Hate Selling Toys To People Who Want to Buy Fucking Toys


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on August 10, 2014, 07:08:11 am
MATTEL:  We Fucking Hate Selling Toys To People Who Want to Buy Fucking Toys
Where the collector is King.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on August 11, 2014, 08:50:57 pm
So my order at Matty for the San Diego stuff says "in process"(after a week?).I recall another order that was " in process" which I never got,Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson which ended up out of stock hope this ain't the same scenerio.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 12, 2014, 07:01:01 am
Sadly, I think Mattel is over us.  Adult action figure collectors.  We don't bring in the money or have the same kind of loyalty as Barbie and Hot Wheels fans.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 12, 2014, 06:15:56 pm
Well said, GARD.  To them, we are all COMIC BOOK GUY, and they've clearly had enough.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on August 14, 2014, 06:06:26 pm
for some reason flutterina and madame razz arn't in the presale  ???


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 14, 2014, 07:19:31 pm
Why would you want either to begin with!  ;)

J/K, I didn't like 'em even when the show was on, but obviously SOMEONE had to.

I just think she's stylistically too different to fit in. It's like that episode of The Simpsons where Homer got stuck in the real world.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on August 15, 2014, 03:17:40 am
Faker sold out in early access, just goes to show they might be missing a trick not re releasing the first year or so of figures.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 15, 2014, 08:37:00 am
Nah dude.  I'm pretty sure Faker has been on sale like 14 times without selling out.  And they are never gonna make more of the old figures.  I'd love a Sorceress myself, but there is no shot it hell i'm paying the ebay price....so I just go without. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on August 15, 2014, 09:51:17 am
I have a feeling once the line is dead after next year, we'll see just about everything get reissued over and over again until it stops selling.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 15, 2014, 10:30:48 am
I don't have a dog remotely in this fight, but I believe Mattel ain't done with MotU after next year.  I think the line gets rebranded or eventually moved to retail behind a MotU movie.  MHO FWIW.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 15, 2014, 10:45:34 am
You're probably right.  But I bet they make them the equivilant of the Total....whatever the fuck those piss poor excuse for DC figures are out these days are called.  Which would of course be a complete waste of time. 

The only thing they could make after next year that would interest me in the slightest is 200x variants...DONE PROPERLY....for some of the characters.  And I doubt that will happen.  I will be happy to be rid of Mattel. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 15, 2014, 12:31:42 pm
I have a feeling once the line is dead after next year, we'll see just about everything get reissued over and over again until it stops selling.

Agreed.  MATTEL may make some of the weirdest, stupidest, and most bizarre decisions ever, but if there's still money to be made, they'll get it.

....but I believe Mattel ain't done with MotU after next year.  I think the line gets rebranded or eventually moved to retail behind a MotU movie. 

Yeah, it ain't over.  It was stated at SDCC that 2015 was the end of the green bricked cards and the word "Classics".  That in no way translates to "MOTU is done and there will be no more figures made".


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on August 17, 2014, 07:04:28 am
for some reason flutterina and madame razz arn't in the presale  ???

I don't think that new sub figures are ever up for sale during the presale. My force-fed Flutterina and NA Skeletor arrived yesterday. Yippee.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 19, 2014, 02:37:55 pm
Well, we did not make it yet.  Nitelick says we only got 90%, and the sub will reopen for the weekend.  Some rich orger should just buy the rest. 

If this line ends without getting Squeeze, I'm selling it all.  It will have been a complete waste of time.  And I really want Blast Attack and Dragstor too.  But I sure as hell aint buying more than one sub. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 19, 2014, 08:11:26 pm
I've heard the theory that what MATTEL says is 90% may actually be 115% or so, but of course, they're not going to say "Hey everybody!  Relax!  We made the minimum with 4 days to spare!"

Who knows??  [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 19, 2014, 10:26:02 pm
I will say this.  I don't believe anything Mattel tells me during a sub sale.  Never have, never will. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Xavion on August 20, 2014, 10:19:36 pm
The 90% of goal is probably legit.  I think everyone just wants to go home at this point, so I'm surprised that it's even as close as it is.

I logged on last Friday intending to get a Flutterina on DOS, and I was looking at $40 shipped to Florida.  I just couldn't do it.  Then I remembered that hardly anyone besides me even wants the....what did we used to call them on Critical Mess?  "She-Ra Boo Boo Kitty F**ks"?  Anyway, I went over to eBay and got one for $28 shipped.  That pretty much epitomizes everything that's wrong with this picture.

I can tell you that I don't miss the DCUC sub on damn bit.  I only have a passing interest in the main PoP chicks, so I've had a relatively Matty Free 2014, and it's made the hobby so much more enjoyable.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 20, 2014, 10:43:41 pm
People can't seem to get rid of the Nameless One. Might pick it up. The only goddamn Trollan that's worth a fuck.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 21, 2014, 06:42:13 pm
Hee hee I started She-Ra boo boo kitty fucks.  Perhaps my greatest achievement.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 21, 2014, 06:54:44 pm
The 90% of goal is probably legit.  I think everyone just wants to go home at this point, so I'm surprised that it's even as close as it is.

Entirely possible. 

But to my dying day, I will insist that the downfall of this is that action figure collecting has gotten so Goddamned expensive!  Then you get raped a second time with shipping.

Still, even if it's only a couple of figs a year, I would like to see this retarded line continue.  I like collecting toys.  Maybe the days of full waves are a thing of the past??


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 21, 2014, 06:59:42 pm
Hee hee I started She-Ra boo boo kitty fucks.  Perhaps my greatest achievement.

+1.  I thought it was JSay.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 21, 2014, 08:45:36 pm
Hee hee I started She-Ra boo boo kitty fucks.  Perhaps my greatest achievement.

That all started because I called them She-Ra cunts, and someone got offended.  Can't imagine why.   [moon]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 21, 2014, 09:53:40 pm
Was that you?  For some reason I was thinking it was Chip.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8303/7884982640_c5fa7aa352_z.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 23, 2014, 03:08:35 pm
I can't help but feel I helped in this process somewhere. It seems like more of a group effort.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 23, 2014, 05:56:52 pm
My legacy of hating on MOTU fans speaks for itself. Triple banned from the .org simply for disagreeing with the braying pack of jackasses demanding we conform, and accept what the group wanted the line to be despite the obvious evidence to the contrary.

I still hate some of Mattel's decisions, The stupid fucking Cartoon Witch being just the latest.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 23, 2014, 07:16:19 pm
I have like 60 posts on the org, and I have not been banned yet.  Crazy right?

Honestly, I never find much to say over there.  Though I will say, the whole 90% thing does seem to have bothered some people.  Even the orgers have had it with the bullshit. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on August 23, 2014, 10:04:41 pm
you cant have a POP line without the witch.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 23, 2014, 10:06:01 pm
Though I will say, the whole 90% thing does seem to have bothered some people.  Even the orgers have had it with the bullshit. 

That speaks volumes!  [think] 

You know you have a problem when the Kool Aid chuggers suddenly refuse to drink.  ( Again, they aren't all like that over there, but there are certainly enough of them )  Hell, I once saw a guy who's Screen Name was MATTEL APOLOGIST.

I'm not joking. 



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on August 24, 2014, 06:43:03 pm
it's the last year of the line anyway so suck it up Mattel,take your bumps if you have do and make it happen.they black mail you into greeting subs for the past few years and pretty sure because of it everyone has a figure or two they never desired


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 25, 2014, 01:20:56 am
you cant have a POP line without the witch.

Too right. Damn shame there was one to begin with! ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 25, 2014, 07:27:53 pm
Is it panic time on the .org yet?   [popcorn]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on August 25, 2014, 07:38:16 pm
...It's pretty close!  A guy just started a $2,000 raffle for anyone that subs today between now and the cutoff!  And apparently, the .Org has utterly BANNED the Power & Honor Foundation folks from posting AT ALL... jaw_drop


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 25, 2014, 07:48:49 pm
It'd be beautiful if the line ended with a year to go, to be honest.

Give 'em all a taste of how 200X fans have felt.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 25, 2014, 07:51:48 pm
But it won't. They are at fans mercy now.

With it being the final year they no longer have the carrot of 'subscribe or we won't make more' to dangle in front of fans. plus since designs take a year to get produced, they're not gonna pull the plug this late in the game.

The fans finally have the upper hand, and it's kind of sweet.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on August 25, 2014, 07:53:13 pm
...Except that if 2015, goes through, numerous sources are confirming a 200X min-sub for 2015 as well!! :-\   Which would be awesome, especially with the rumored line-up of Phravus, Ceratus, Kulatak Elder/Warrior, Evilseed, Veena, and Calix!!  I will be really miffed if we miss out on the chance at that mini-sub... :'(  Interestingly, sneak-peaks of apparently "close to production" Angella and Multi-Bot hit the internets over the weekend!!  Stratigically-released ninja-marketing, says I!!  Thing is, Mattel would have to be utterly FUCKTARDED to not go forward with 2015, even if the percentage hits 95-97% only!  Hell, not going forward at 90% is idiotic!!  That's 90% of GUARANTEED MONEY at $500+ per per sub sold that they'd be throwing away over what, a few hundred less sales?  In what world does that make ANY sense at all?!?!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 25, 2014, 07:55:52 pm
...It's pretty close!  A guy just started a $2,000 raffle for anyone that subs today between now and the cutoff!  And apparently, the .Org has utterly BANNED the Power & Honor Foundation folks from posting AT ALL... jaw_drop

That 'charity' sounds like a scam for the founder to score free artwork.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 25, 2014, 10:26:04 pm
There really isn't anything to gained for the doochebags to say "Ok, four hours to go, but we're good, we've got enough".  Even if it was at 90%, I don't believe anyone actually thinks Mattel planned on giving that money back? 

I'm so over this shit. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 26, 2014, 02:25:23 pm
Im shocked.   ;)

I feel a little bad for those jittery fellas who bought their 8th sub this weeked...ya know....just to be safe.   ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on August 26, 2014, 02:33:21 pm
I didn't renew my sub for 2015 and it feels great having the shackles removed!  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2014, 05:50:53 pm
So what happens in 2016?  Everything else on Mattycollector has been an abject failure.  After MotUC shuts down, what's left?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on August 26, 2014, 06:30:24 pm
So what happens in 2016?  Everything else on Mattycollector has been an abject failure.  After MotUC shuts down, what's left?

They will have enough Super Powers Gold Superman and Amigos Riddler Lantern to carry them through 2020 or so.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on August 26, 2014, 07:09:53 pm
I didn't renew my sub for 2015 and it feels great having the shackles removed!  [rock]

I never subbed. Got most of the figures I wanted. Including Battle Fist!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2014, 07:19:12 pm
So what happens in 2016?  Everything else on Mattycollector has been an abject failure.  After MotUC shuts down, what's left?

They will have enough Super Powers Gold Superman and Amigos Riddler Lantern to carry them through 2020 or so.

Sounds about right.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Xavion on August 26, 2014, 07:32:38 pm
So what happens in 2016?  Everything else on Mattycollector has been an abject failure.  After MotUC shuts down, what's left?

Hopefully nothing.  I think just about everyone is ready for a nice, long break from Matty.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2014, 07:42:25 pm
^ This.  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on August 26, 2014, 08:02:20 pm
It's a failed model - not because it couldn't work, but because the combination of all the missteps they've made with their product and the crappy service from Digital River.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on August 26, 2014, 08:13:15 pm
I didn't renew my sub for 2015 and it feels great having the shackles removed!  [rock]

I never subbed. Got most of the figures I wanted. Including Battle Fist!

This year was the only time I've subbed. Once was enough!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2014, 08:24:56 pm
It's a failed model - not because it couldn't work, but because the combination of all the missteps they've made with their product and the crappy service from Digital River.

Selection of properties didn't really help either.  BTTF?  Voltron?  Ghost Busters?  None of this really stood a chance in hell with us internet cowboys.

Mattel may have had better success with dormant toylines from companies that went out of business.  And there's a fair amount of dormant toylines that Mattel owns.  


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on August 26, 2014, 08:33:12 pm
I think Voltron sold well, didn't it? Just nowhere to go in the line after the initial wave.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2014, 08:43:44 pm
I'm not sure how it sold.  But if there was no sustainability for the line, they shoulda figured that out well before they went ahead with it.

What I meant is that Mattel is the biggest toy company in the world.  They could've afforded the ThunderCats license if they wanted to.  Or Outer Space Men.  Or Insectons?  Or Silverhawks.  Or even brought back Major Matt Mason.  Lots of potential nostalgia out there.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on August 26, 2014, 08:48:18 pm
Yes fair enough. There was no vision for what Mattycollector "could" have been as I see it. I just want it to die now, and that's a real shame, because the potential was huge.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on August 26, 2014, 08:54:30 pm
I think Voltron sold well, didn't it? Just nowhere to go in the line after the initial wave.


....Sadly, they COULD have done a LOT With Voltron!  Villains, Robeasts, the 2nd and 3rd teams... Hopeless  now though.  And GB may see a return next year with "The Real Ghostbusters", but if they don't make Samhain, Boogeyman, and other villains, it'll be just as hopeless!  I'm just glad that MOTUC 2015 went through, mainly to be able to have that "heavily rumored"°;) 200X mini-sub!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 26, 2014, 09:12:29 pm
Damn good question about MATTY COLLECTOR, but even if it dies, MATTEL will come up with something.

I'm assuming that in 2016, MOTU will keep going, but cut back to 12 figs a month, or maybe even just do mini-subs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 26, 2014, 09:23:01 pm
Damn good question about MATTY COLLECTOR, but even if it dies, MATTEL will come up with something.

Maybe they'll get a Marvel license?  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 26, 2014, 10:22:42 pm
Damn good question about MATTY COLLECTOR, but even if it dies, MATTEL will come up with something.

Maybe they'll get a Marvel license?  ;)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn171/jediburke/star-wars-shut-yo-mouth.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on August 27, 2014, 05:36:47 pm
come 2016 there will be a Bravestarr sub;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 27, 2014, 09:08:38 pm
A BRAVESTARR Sub would actually be cool with me.   [thumbs up]  BLACKSTAR, too.


( I just wanna keep buying cool looking Sword & Sorcery / Fantasy figures...so sue me )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on August 27, 2014, 10:02:38 pm
so when do i get to see Perfuma damm it?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 29, 2014, 04:04:08 pm
What do any of you think of MOTU post 2015?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 29, 2014, 04:36:22 pm
No idea.  Not that I'm gonna buy any anyway.  But FWIW...

Movie?  There have been MotU movie rumors for years.  Haven't heard any recently.  "In developement" I suppose.

200X?  Filmation?  I guess there are enough fans to carry these for a bit. 

Maybe they just let it rest for a while.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 29, 2014, 05:43:38 pm
I would love that.  The weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth and the rending of garments would be epic.  Biblical almost.   ;)

It would "rip the internet in half".  Obama might just have to hit the internet kill switch Google is installing.   ;D

It would be entertainment at it's finest.   [slapfight]  A veritable monkey knife fight.   [popcorn]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 29, 2014, 09:14:35 pm
MATTYCOLLECTOR and DIGITAL RIVER are a sucktacular combination, and MATTEL does everything in a totally non-logical way .

That said, I still want to keep buying the occasional figure.  There's a few left that I know I would buy.  Some 200X, a FILMATION or two, some of the concept characters....and who knows what else.  But I hate to see this line end, especially with there being less and less SuperHero figs I want.

I guess we just have to wait and see.   [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 10, 2014, 03:56:29 am
Also, why does a snake/lizard/reptile creature have fucking nipples?
TUNG LASHOR HAS FUCKING NIPPLES. HE IS NO LONGER TUNG LASHOR, HE IS NOW NIPPLE LIZARD.

Pretty sure I need an answer to this question. I refuse to let it go unanswered.

Somebody, please make something up, or ask Nutlick, because I cannot die while this answer remains a mystery.

Seriously, it is one of the ancient spells binding my soul to the mortal realm.

FREE ME!

(Also, I guaran-fucking-tee Blackstar isn't happening. Not from Mattel. Not ever.)

Bravestarr? Maybe, but it's about as likely as a Captain Power reboot.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 10, 2014, 05:58:22 am
I was just looking without any luck on matty's site as to when my quarterly etheria subscription will be billed. anyway something i stumbled upon in one of the other subscription info bits was "The four figures included areGiant He-Man® (September), Giant Skeletor® (October), Giant Stratos® (November), and Giant Beast Man® (December). All names and release dates are subject to change" Why in the fuck couldn't they do this with all subscriptions from the get go?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on September 10, 2014, 06:33:37 am
I was just looking without any luck on matty's site as to when my quarterly etheria subscription will be billed.

I'm a first time quarterly subscriber and noticed a random charge for $32.23, and my sub status at the site has changed to:

Club Etheria™ 2014 Subscription Quarterly Shipment - July Figure Details

But I was expecting a total charge of almost $99, and there's no mention of the Aug. or Sept. figs? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on September 11, 2014, 11:23:33 am
Ordered Jitsu during EA this morning. I really hate the Matty shipping policy. I get charged for shipping on my sub figure this month, plus shipping on the EA Jitsu, and then shipping a third time if I pull the trigger on Entrapta on Monday. If they won't ship like the BBTS "pile of loot" , then at least use some lube when I take it up the chute.  [moon]  jaw_drop


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on September 11, 2014, 05:46:35 pm
Yeah.  There's some stuff I"m just going to miss because I refuse to order more than once a month from them.   I hear Jitsu sold out though, so at least you got him. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 13, 2014, 11:44:59 pm
I was just looking without any luck on matty's site as to when my quarterly etheria subscription will be billed.

I'm a first time quarterly subscriber and noticed a random charge for $32.23, and my sub status at the site has changed to:

Club Etheria™ 2014 Subscription Quarterly Shipment - July Figure Details

But I was expecting a total charge of almost $99, and there's no mention of the Aug. or Sept. figs? 

I was coming on to ask pretty much the same thing, I have 2 etheria subs (well it says two on the website but I only got one email about this quarter) anyway I have had two charges taken one of $39.61 and the other $79.22 so I have no fucking idea whats going on.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Freak Studio on September 14, 2014, 04:04:12 pm
Also, why does a snake/lizard/reptile creature have fucking nipples?
TUNG LASHOR HAS FUCKING NIPPLES. HE IS NO LONGER TUNG LASHOR, HE IS NOW NIPPLE LIZARD.

Pretty sure I need an answer to this question. I refuse to let it go unanswered.

Somebody, please make something up, or ask Nutlick, because I cannot die while this answer remains a mystery.

Seriously, it is one of the ancient spells binding my soul to the mortal realm.

FREE ME!

I've heard that Tung Lashor will actually be half snake-man, half big nippled man in the new MOTU continuity. He'll be part of a proud people with long tongues and powerful nipples that poke out even from the strongest of fabrics in the galaxy.

His father, Schumach-Or, was their leader but when the tribe was defeated he gave himslef up to be part of an evolutionary experiment done by King Hsss and Hsss scientific brigade.

The King and hsss men were trying to genetically engenieer a cure for their speech impediment and believed that the extra long tongue in these men was the key.

A child was produced from the unnatural union (unnatural because they didn't even went on a date before doing the nasty). The child, named Tongue Lashorovitch (only years later he would adopt the shorter stage name), was born with a very long tongue and everyone was happy with it...

It was only later that they found out that he also had inherited the manly nipples of his father, they tried to contain them but the nipply horror was too much for any sane snake-man to deal with...

At least that's what Toy Guru told me... But he was pretty drunk...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 14, 2014, 04:18:42 pm
freeeeeedommmmmmmm!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 17, 2014, 02:07:59 pm
...Rio-Blast showed up!! ;D  He is Awesome!! [yess]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on September 17, 2014, 09:54:55 pm
I agree.  One of the stupidest characters is one of the best figures.  If only they went all out like this with EVERY figure they made. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 18, 2014, 03:10:40 am
There's a new level of excitement when you get so disinterested with the line that you have no idea who is coming in your quarterly shipment.

I'm warm on Rio Blast. His negatives really bother me and I think his design in general is too busy.

What's his face (the NA guy) is fine for what he is. Surprised at the amount of tooling on him.

Skeletor is pretty rad. His head sculpt is sick and all the detail on him is great. That fat armor is my only gripe.

Actually surprised at how much I like Slutterina. Her design without the wings works pretty cool just as a lady warrior. The wings themselves are fine in theory, but the execution is off. Hate how unnatural they look, plus mine aren't painted the best.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 18, 2014, 03:34:36 am
 [mwaha]@"Slutterina"


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 18, 2014, 07:43:29 am
I actually really like her. I agree that for what ever reason she does have a warrior vibe about her, and I really like her skin tone I don't know if she's meant to be Black, Latino or just well tanned but it really works well.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on September 18, 2014, 08:43:35 am
I strongly dislike the Slutterina figure.  I despise figures that can't turn their head....just like Glimmer.  It is an ongoing problem with many female figures. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 18, 2014, 04:37:28 pm
But that's the nature of the beast. With a character with long hair and wings there was zero chance of full head movement without rooted hair. Personally I prefer limited head articulation with nicely sculpted hair as opposed to silly looking "wind swept" hair sticking out at 90 degrees.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 19, 2014, 11:53:12 am
...Rio is especially fun if you imagine him sounding like Jeff Bridges in RIPD and give him Plundor for an arch-enemy, imagining a sort of Yosimite Sam/Bugs Bunny relationship...  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on September 19, 2014, 02:49:52 pm
...Rio is especially fun if you imagine him sounding like Jeff Bridges in RIPD and give him Plundor for an arch-enemy, imagining a sort of Yosimite Sam/Bugs Bunny relationship...  ;D

Well shit....now I gotta go order Plundor.  [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 19, 2014, 05:39:01 pm
Rio is especially fun if you imagine him sounding like Jeff Bridges in RIPD and give him Plundor for an arch-enemy, imagining a sort of Yosimite Sam/Bugs Bunny relationship...

 :D   ;D    That is hysterical!!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 19, 2014, 05:42:45 pm
I fucking hate you. But not as much as I fucking hate talking rabbits.

Now, I'm all for Bugs, The Quik Bunny, and the Trix Rabbit, but Jaxxon and Plundor need to be butchered with extreme prejudice, and made into stew.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 19, 2014, 07:13:41 pm
Splitting hares again, BLIS??


( I know it was bad...I can't help it though )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 19, 2014, 09:36:06 pm
I'm about to Lepus through the screen and rabbeat the living shit out of you! ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 20, 2014, 02:05:59 am
I'm about to Lepus through the screen and rabbeat the living shit out of you! ;)

I go to a big horror marathon every year and they always show old trailers between movies. Last year they showed the trailer for Night of the Lepus and when the big reveal for the monster came up, it definitely got the best reaction of the night.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 20, 2014, 10:12:12 am
Got my Etheria stuff today. Let the self loathing begin. Any want Razz?

You know, for something I don't necessarily care all that much about, MOTU sure does take up a lot of space in my room.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 20, 2014, 10:31:39 am
Any want Razz?

I wish I wanted her.  As a guy who truly digs fat chicks, she doesn't do anything for me.

You know, for something I don't necessarily care all that much about, MOTU sure does take up a lot of space in my room.

LOL!  Yeah, it's the HORSEMEN's fault.  They tend to make even the goofy stuff really awesome.  And with MOTU, pretty much everything is 'The Goofy Stuff'.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on September 21, 2014, 08:53:01 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masters-of-the-Universe-Classics-Motu-Complete-Collection-Lot-2008-present-MOC-/201096716826?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ed24c621a

Think this one sells? 

I love the "great Christmas present" part.  I'm sure lots of people nationwide get $14,450.00 presants. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on September 21, 2014, 09:04:09 pm
I wonder if in theory you brought it, and then resold the figures individually how much if any profit you would make  [think] also you would need to factor in what you think your time and effort are worth.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 21, 2014, 10:43:36 pm
It's the Eternia playset asking $17,000 that shocks me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 22, 2014, 06:05:47 pm
...I'll take her off of your hands, if you can wait a little bit, lol!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 22, 2014, 08:35:05 pm
...I'll take her off of your hands, if you can wait a little bit, lol!

Was that for me?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 24, 2014, 02:23:31 pm
...Ooops, yeah, sorry!! ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 11, 2014, 04:32:51 pm
Angella, Blast Attack, Squeeze, and Multibot shown on a Facebook video.  None are really that great, but not bad either.  I was hoping for more with Squeeze, but figured they would do it the way they did. 

I am surprised that Blast Attack and Squeeze were shown this early though.  That really doesn't leave any really important character left for the end of the line.  Unless I'm forgetting someone. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on October 12, 2014, 09:37:53 am
Angella, Blast Attack, Squeeze, and Multibot shown on a Facebook video.  None are really that great, but not bad either.  I was hoping for more with Squeeze, but figured they would do it the way they did. 

I am surprised that Blast Attack and Squeeze were shown this early though.  That really doesn't leave any really important character left for the end of the line.  Unless I'm forgetting someone. 

Your forgetting Perfuma baby!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 12, 2014, 01:46:02 pm
I'm still happy to get Twistoid, Rotar, Dragstor, and Saurod. All 4 can make for interesting toys.

I'm going to spend so much time mixing Multibot and Modulok together.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 12, 2014, 05:38:20 pm
Dragstor might be cool.  Can't say I care much for the others. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on October 12, 2014, 08:34:13 pm
Pics?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on October 13, 2014, 12:37:14 am
Here ya go Blis.

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=23460


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on October 13, 2014, 02:08:43 am
Ugh, Blast Attak is shit, and they turned his detonator into a whip? I guess the whiny pissbabies would've thrown a holy conniption shit fit if it wasn't included, despite it serving no purpose since the figure has no action feature.

But then, these are the same abortion survivors who demanded the POP figures include fucking combs for sculpted hair.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 13, 2014, 08:28:15 am
Seems a bit extreme. What else would you do with him? Have him still split apart down the middle? Looks like a pretty faithful update.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 13, 2014, 09:05:14 am
But then, these are the same abortion survivors who demanded the POP figures include fucking combs for sculpted hair.

LOFuckingL sir. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on October 13, 2014, 10:46:35 am
Seems a bit extreme. What else would you do with him? Have him still split apart down the middle? Looks like a pretty faithful update.

They could use the same type of joints they used in Trap Jaw and King Hiss to make him pop apart at least.

Maybe they did, who knows?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 13, 2014, 06:17:15 pm
...Yeah, these new reveals were pretty nice, but about what you could expect, lol!  Muti-bot hopefully has his double-connector pieces like Modulok, or he's gonna be AWFULLY limited in configuration!  Hopefully a few more paint-aps too!  Squeeze looks great for the "VINTAGE ONLY" obsessives, but he could surely have used a few 200X-add-on options, like the snake-head hands or the more menacing 200X head!  At least the hands, geez...  And they turned what was debatably a pet-snake in the vintage figure into... a club!  That's novel, I guess! :D  Blast-Attack could have easily been done with a whole new torso-piece that split in half, probably would have just lost the waist-twist & ab-crunch...  Maybe even just included a snap-on "explosive" effect?  Ah well!  I hope he too gets some more paint apps, and that they especially paint his teeth! [mwaha]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on December 03, 2014, 07:31:35 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-masters-of-the-universe-minis-not-moving-forward-in-2015/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on December 03, 2014, 09:32:41 pm
Those things never stood a chance.  I'm sure they'll do what they always do, and make them anyway.  I still don't understand how they haven't learned they can't pedal out crap and expect people to commit to it. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 04, 2014, 07:30:34 pm
If you guys have a shitload of time to kill, check out a thread over there called "2016: We Need to Talk About it Now"

You will find it....fascinating.    jaw_drop   [slapfight]   [popcorn]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on December 05, 2014, 02:30:23 pm
I already hate every person who has posted in it, and I don't need to look at the thread to confidently say that. There were only a handful of good people there and the only one I personally feel was true blue was MegaGearMax


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 05, 2014, 09:31:56 pm
MAX was truly one of the best guys over there.  There were ( and still are ) some really cool guys over there.  But good Lord....some of the 'bad' ones are frigging amazing.  They are more arrogant and opinionated than anybody can possibly imagine. 

What the hell is it about this particular property that inspires such entitled, obnoxious, elitist behavior??   It seriously goes waaaay beyond ordinary disagreements and different view points. 

C'mon people....at it's best, HE-MAN is still just a silly, watered down Fantasy property that's impossible to take serious, and that comes from a pretty big fan of it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 18, 2014, 08:03:52 am
I am super looking forward to getting my quarterly shipment from Matty next week, mostly for Tung Lashor and Gwildor, but man alive am I happy that this is the last shipment of the year. I bit off a little bit more than I could chew when I signed up for the Etheria mini sub. No more mini subs for me


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on December 19, 2014, 08:34:20 am
Same here. This last shipment is super expensive. I hate how they do this every year and shove all the expensive and extra shit into December. I'll probably sell Arrow, She Ra, Eldor, and Light Hope.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 19, 2014, 06:21:36 pm
So what do you guys think about 2016?  I keep seeing stuff over on The ORG where they talk about stuff that's planned for 2016 if the line does well enough next year.

Some people over there feel that '16 will definitely happen, while others think it's completely done in '15.  Some think it will be cut back to a simple 12 figs a year, or maybe a couple of different mini-subs.

Thoughts?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on December 19, 2014, 07:24:41 pm
I just wonder if MOTU ends in 2015 what will be mattycollector's main items to sell if not masters in 2016 and beyond?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on December 20, 2014, 07:29:14 am
I just wonder if MOTU ends in 2015 what will be mattycollector's main items to sell if not masters in 2016 and beyond?

Barbie done by the 4H?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on December 20, 2014, 07:03:03 pm
Maybe I could swallow the absurd price of this months stuff if I didn't feel like Smithers opening all this stuff. I understand that some of it is the Etheria sub, which is expected, but they really should have put someone else in the spot that Mermista is in (or Spineralla, which ever was the Eternia figure)

3 She Ra kitty boo boos, a kind of lame pink salamander, and fucking Gwildor. The rest I'm selling if anyone is interested (Arrow, Eldor, NA She Ra, Light Hope). Merry Christmas.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on December 21, 2014, 04:57:51 pm
So I hit the point of having too many figures to keep them in the spread out battle display that I had and had to settle with standard group poses. I split them into Masters, Evil Warriors, Horde, Snakemen, and PoP (plus a little rag tag group consisting of Goat man, Plundor, Geldor, Gigantor and Molarr).  I don't mean to keep harping on it, but as I set up all the She Ra people, I really wanted to punch myself in the face. I really feel like completionism is the only reason I have them.

And I'll reiterate that MOTUC is the worst standing line in the universe. No other figures have such a problem with shelf diving.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 21, 2014, 06:37:54 pm
So what do you guys think about 2016? 

I think that there are some key factors that we can't know, how much corporate support is there for these with neitlich gone, will someone(s) step up to fill the void, is it considered an opportunity or an experiment whose time has passed, etc? 

That being said, there's a new "thank you from Toy Guru" thread up where neitlich posted:

Quote
I really want to thank all the org members for there very kind words over in that other thread about my resignation. Obviously it was not an easy decision, but after 9 years at Mattel I accepted a position at Jakks Pacific as director over all boys action play and collector. I'm thrilled about my new position and the opportunities it presets, but this is a He-man page and I'll stick to that.

In that regard, just because I am no longer steering Mattel's line, doesn't stop the fact that I am a huge Motu fan and will always continue to be (and I could never play up what an honor it has been to have helped bring Classics and all that comes with it to life there last 8 years.)

You'll still see me in these forums but this time as a fan and customer. I can't wait to get a Lizard Man in Jan, and yes it will be very interesting being on the other side!

I wish Mattel nothing but the best for continued success with Motu, classics and all things He-Man and She-Ra. I for one want to keep collection these figures as long as they will make them!

I obviously am still bound by agreements with Mattel to not disclose confidential information such as upcoming releases. But I can tell you I worked extensively on the 2016 line (in terms of character selection, assuming Mattel doesn't chuck my plans and do something different, which they of course could). And assuming the plans I left go forward there is a great future for MOTU toys and I look forward to hanging out on the forums and chatting it up with all of you about them.

-thank you all again for all the kind words and, well, see ya on the forums.

Ps:'keep reading the bios and mini comics! (I mean it! :-P. the remaing one to be released in 2015 are awesome and really do hit the major questions).

Pps: thanks Val for the new Avatar image!

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?256812-A-thank-you-from-Toy-Guru

So clearly there are/were plans for 2016, though we'll have to see if Mattel does continue and if they can sell enough subs to justify it (especially if 2015 only exceeded 100% by 6 subs as I've seen theorized). 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 21, 2014, 06:43:30 pm
I just wonder if MOTU ends in 2015 what will be mattycollector's main items to sell if not masters in 2016 and beyond?

There could be something else, though if they've soured enough on these and/or they think spending more would just be sending good money after bad then I could see it ending permanently, probably with a burst of 'end of the line' sales and then they could take the remaining stock and try to sell it to Big Lots, or through their retail stores, at their annual big tent sale, or even donate it to charity, depending how much there is of it.  Probably a combination of the above.  At their retail stores if they price things low enough then I saw them blow through many hundreds of GB figures.  And thousands of Motuc. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 22, 2014, 10:01:46 pm
I had an issue with my quarterly Matty shipment this month. Instead of shipping Club Eternia and Club Etheria together like they were supposed to, they shipped them separately, which defeats the whole purpose of saving on shipping cost by doing it quarterly. So, I called the Matty number and explained the situation. The first guy told me it was because I chose different shipping methods for each sub when I updated my credit card information a couple months ago, which is not true, and there was nothing he could do for me. I asked to speak with a supervisor, and the supervisor was able to refund one of the shipping costs no problem. All in all, it was a quick and pleasant resolution to my problem. This is the first problem I've had with Matty since Trap Jaw many years ago.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on December 22, 2014, 10:13:07 pm
The USPS was kind enough to deliver my last sub figures yesterday. I guess they are delivering on Sundays because of the holidays. Very happy that my sub obligation is over! It was my first and last year with the sub.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 22, 2014, 10:16:24 pm
I forgot to mention that half of my order was delivered on Saturday, and the other half has been sitting in Fishers, IN since the 18th. Fucking Indiana. Pardon my French.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 23, 2014, 09:22:20 pm
I ordered Damian and Bareback Doomsday together.  Damian has shipped.  Doomsy hasn't.  [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on December 24, 2014, 12:43:55 am
I've heard rumors that there's a supply issue with Doomsday and much of the supply has been stuck for weeks on a ship. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: LukeyLuke on December 25, 2014, 01:37:15 pm
Yup, a strike at one of the ports or some weird thing like that. I'm one of the fortunate ones that got Unleahsed Doomsy right away.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on December 26, 2014, 09:19:39 pm
Got an email saying that my order minus Doomsday is on the way.  It also said Doomsday would be coming with free shipping once they get everything sorted out.  No biggie.  I only ordered him to get the free shipping on the other stuff anyway.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on January 13, 2015, 08:22:36 pm
Looking for a MOTUC Lizard Man if anyone is going to be selling theirs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 13, 2015, 08:36:38 pm
I am, but I won't have it until March


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on February 12, 2015, 04:24:48 pm
damn I forgot about early access today.  Spirit of Grayskull is sold out.   :(


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on February 12, 2015, 10:11:05 pm
Even if you'd remembered you'd have likely missed out. Gone in less than 3 mins from reports.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 15, 2015, 10:23:20 am
http://news.toyark.com/2015/02/15/mattel-masters-universe-classics-toy-fair-2015-152026

Not that too many care on this forum, but some good stuff shown!  I LOVE the head pack!  Just hope those heads really pop off without much trouble in order to change them.  And Calix and Evil Seed are fucking awesome!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2015, 11:50:48 am
I'd of thought we'd see Dragstor by now.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2015, 01:48:49 pm
Hmmm... seems like Callix, Evil Seed, the heads and Coratus(?) are actually a 200X mini-sub.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 15, 2015, 07:16:23 pm
They are indeed.  I suppose I'll have to use a different card for the 200x sub, and cancel the card for the regular sub after Squeeze comes.  I'll ebay the ones I want. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on February 15, 2015, 07:25:54 pm
Any of you subbers looking to part with Oo-lar?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 15, 2015, 07:42:44 pm
I want those hover robots.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on February 18, 2015, 12:29:28 am
Funny how I should be excited about Club 200X, and yet I'm not.

Maybe if they had dangled this sub a few years ago? But they were too busy tickling the asses of the Filmation crowd. Now that the well is dry they think guys like me will suck up the crumbs.

Well, I got something they can suck on. And it ain't any intimate part of my anatomy. It's a straw stuck deep in my septic tank. Take a big fuckin' gulp, Matty!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 18, 2015, 08:23:15 am
Guys, why didn't you put the Toyfair reveals in spoiler tags?! Way to ruin it! ;D

Evilseed looks great. Very happy they went with this over that piece of asparagus in a robe. I didn't care for Calix until that proto. Looks great

I love all the babies crying over Peekablue. I don't know what else they wanted, but their tears are delicious.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 18, 2015, 08:45:41 pm
What are they saying about Peekablue? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 18, 2015, 09:18:41 pm
Complaining about her hair and that she doesn't look like those mock ups that Emiliano would make. That her feathers don't have a bajillion colors on them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 18, 2015, 10:50:07 pm
HA!  That's about right. 

I really couldn't give a rats ass what any of the She Ra twats look like.  I have them literally for the sake of having them. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on February 19, 2015, 06:01:03 pm
...I am naturally THRILLED to death over the 200X mini-sub!  Evilseed was long overdue in general, and Calix and Ceratus look amazing!  Plus that 200X head-pack will please a lot of folks that were put off by the "pure vintage" heads of Clawful, Sy-Klone, Buzz-Off, Roboto and Snout-Spout!  I know I will be switching all of my heads out!!   Rumored rest of the line-up ( and almost definitely for sure unless they pull switcharoos!) are Veena, Phravus and King Choobolou the Kulatak Elder!  They reveal the rest of the sub on Monday the 23rd when it goes on sale!  And best of all, no f-ing meter this time!! :) Still a ton of rumors going around about playsets too...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 19, 2015, 07:55:51 pm
I definitely want CALIX and EVIL SEED, but I pretty much knew that before seeing the prototypes.

MARA's not bad, but these things are so damned $alty that I have to double Cherry Pick.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 19, 2015, 11:26:12 pm
So TG leaves, and suddenly we have no meter AND they reveal the whole line up???  Very, VERY interesting.  The marketing doochebag is finally revealed! 

And I've decided, I'm getting this.  I love 200x.  While the cost is brutal, I can't no get it. 

And where did you read what the rumored line up?  And I can't even find a picture of King Choobbuluuulululu or whatever the fuck his name is. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on February 20, 2015, 03:24:33 am
I am sadly not able sub for the 200x guys. I am a fan but I am also limited on space and have to draw a line somewhere. A shame as they finally do the impossible and announce the full line up. Who'd have thought huh? I thought it was illegal to do so...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 20, 2015, 09:14:13 am
I dig it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on February 20, 2015, 11:44:50 am
The 200x sub may just pull me back in, even though I'm pissed off that Matty just double processed my order for Ninjor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on February 21, 2015, 05:22:30 am
My Ninjor Tunred up in a brown lizard man box , got scared i was shipped the wrong figure


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on February 21, 2015, 04:36:54 pm
Its months like this that I'm very happy to have this sub.  The three figures are all fucking awesome!  Easily three of the best in line.  Its just a shame they had to something so very Mattelish and not include all of King Hsss in this box.  And they STILL haven't said when its coming. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on February 21, 2015, 07:48:14 pm
Both Ninjor figures arrived today. I checked my credit card and they did charge me for both. Ugh! [cursing] Cool looking figure though!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 21, 2015, 08:27:43 pm
I am sadly not able sub for the 200x guys. I am a fan but I am also limited on space and have to draw a line somewhere. A shame as they finally do the impossible and announce the full line up. Who'd have thought huh? I thought it was illegal to do so...

Oh c'mon!! I'm not buying that space thing. Can't you get rid of furniture and watch TV standing up. Where's your commitment to the hobby?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on February 27, 2015, 09:34:43 am
I am sadly not able sub for the 200x guys. I am a fan but I am also limited on space and have to draw a line somewhere. A shame as they finally do the impossible and announce the full line up. Who'd have thought huh? I thought it was illegal to do so...

Points for the laugh


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2015, 07:19:24 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattycollector-reveals-another-new-figure/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 11, 2015, 01:29:58 am
Why are her wings coming out of her arse?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on March 11, 2015, 10:51:46 am
...They came out of her lower back in the 200X show! :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 11, 2015, 06:24:33 pm
They can call that figure whatever they want.  I'll be referring to it as Sorceress.  I'm not spending a penny on the first piece of shit they made, never mind the $150 is goes for.  This one is way better. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 11, 2015, 07:46:56 pm
No interest, but what an awesome looking figure!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on March 12, 2015, 05:28:36 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QSfKpT1bYM

Trying to do a group youtube on the aussie masters page. mate mark up first ... mine should be up soon


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 13, 2015, 05:13:54 pm
King Chooblah revealed-

http://toynewsi.com/ig.php?mode=view&album=Mattel%2FMOTUC_200x_King_Chooblah&pic=MOTUC_200x_King_Chooblah.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=24399


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 13, 2015, 05:40:14 pm
Damn, that looks awesome!!!  [rock]  Quite a few new parts, as far as I can tell.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 14, 2015, 04:21:36 am
I may bite on this sub, depending on how long the backerkit for Mythic Legions stays open. They look like they'll work pretty good with them.

Also, anybody got an Oo-lar they wanna trade for Tri-Klops?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 14, 2015, 02:02:23 pm
While awesome, I want the core characters in 200X garb. But I still won't buy 'em.

Too little, too late.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 14, 2015, 02:22:38 pm
I hear ya, BLIS.  Sadly, one of the main characters I want will NEVER be made, yet it would be a simple repaint: An old mini-comics Blue Vest PRINCE ADAM sans leggings.  Soooo damned easy!

Oh well...I guess I can't complain.  I have a GENERIC PALACE GUARD and a FILMATION ZODAC, and I didn't think those could possibly happen.  Also, VIKOR is frigging awesome to me.

To me, doing the core characters in 200X style only makes good business sense.  THEY WOULD SELL, and MATTEL has to know that. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 14, 2015, 07:02:50 pm
Probably only me but I think POP heads with rooted hair might be fun.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 14, 2015, 07:25:20 pm
It would be great fun on the message boards.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 14, 2015, 08:52:03 pm
Found this on Fwoosh. These were shown in a 200X sub promo video, but never mentioned. Point Dread & Filmation Teela.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/ScreenShot2015-02-25at90731PM.png)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on March 14, 2015, 08:53:39 pm
Are you sure that's not a blurry shot Eternian-TMZ isn't taking out of context?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 14, 2015, 09:39:59 pm
Ugh. Filmation Teela was so ugly. She looked like a middle aged barfly from a 1950s western.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 14, 2015, 10:10:37 pm
Chooch- I'm just bringing the news. I know just above zilch about the Filmation stuff. According to Veebee, she is new. He mentions the heels, different hairstyle, & white bracers.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on March 15, 2015, 12:20:20 pm
Chooch- I'm just bringing the news. I know just above zilch about the Filmation stuff. According to Veebee, she is new. He mentions the heels, different hairstyle, & white bracers.

I was just being funny.  I failed.  [violin]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 15, 2015, 05:25:12 pm
Dammit, CHOOCH!  Bad puns and gaffs are MY thing!  Stop working my side of the street!  Grrrr!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 15, 2015, 07:09:22 pm
Just stay off my corner. Unless you want a Q-Job. If you gotta ask what a Q-Job is, you can't afford it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 15, 2015, 07:17:10 pm
What if I don't wanna know Psy Jr.?  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 15, 2015, 07:27:20 pm
Please Never call me that again. :o jaw_drop

I love Psy. I do. But I'm one o' dem bro type queers. Just one of the guys. Who happens to like other guys.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 15, 2015, 08:35:56 pm
But Q-job just sounded so pervy.  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on March 15, 2015, 09:06:36 pm
got my Oo-larr and Huntra today. seems shipping seed has improved


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 15, 2015, 09:45:58 pm
But Q-job just sounded so pervy.  :D

It's supposed to. It is.

Punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, and Kentucky.

Those poor Armadillos.....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 15, 2015, 10:09:06 pm
 [thud]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 15, 2015, 10:21:50 pm
Chooch- I'm just bringing the news. I know just above zilch about the Filmation stuff. According to Veebee, she is new. He mentions the heels, different hairstyle, & white bracers.

I was just being funny.  I failed.  [violin]

You probably were, but it just went over my head.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 16, 2015, 08:45:28 pm
But Q-job just sounded so pervy.  :D

It's supposed to. It is.

Punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, and Kentucky.

Those poor Armadillos.....

Funny you say that. According to range maps, there are armadillos in Kentucky, but I've never seen one. This makes me sad.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 16, 2015, 08:51:05 pm
I just can't decide between a Q-Job or a CLEVELAND STEAMER.  [think]

Back on topic, I cannot wait to get HUNTARA.  I don't really have any connection to the character, but she looks like a badass amazon warrior.  I understand she was sort of modeled after GRACE JONES from CONAN THE DESTROYER.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 17, 2015, 12:16:19 am
A Q-Job makes a Cleveland Steamer look like a nervous handy in the back of the schoolbus. Seems risky at first, but then you find out what a blumpkin is, and suddenly getting a glass bottom boat ride seems tame.

I'm telling you, once that needle goes in, and it inflates like a basketball......well.....if you can afford it, you already know....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 17, 2015, 03:00:48 am
CLEVELAND STEAMER.  [think]


The choice of royalty if the stories about Lady Di are true.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 17, 2015, 04:22:49 am
 [whistle] [runaway] [moon] [sick]



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Scotty on March 17, 2015, 04:36:33 am
A Q-Job makes a Cleveland Steamer look like a nervous handy in the back of the schoolbus. Seems risky at first, but then you find out what a blumpkin is, and suddenly getting a glass bottom boat ride seems tame.

I'm telling you, once that needle goes in, and it inflates like a basketball......well.....if you can afford it, you already know....

I have no idea what any of this means.  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 17, 2015, 11:45:49 am
Prahvus revealed-

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/03/prahvus-revealed-for-the-masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-200x

Hopefully the Mythic Legions backerkit will be out soon. I'd love to add these guys. Some cool looking villains in there.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 17, 2015, 02:49:37 pm
Ok, I'm in for the 200X Sub. I didn't sub for 2015, but this sub looks great.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Harbinger on March 17, 2015, 05:32:08 pm
A Q-Job makes a Cleveland Steamer look like a nervous handy in the back of the schoolbus. Seems risky at first, but then you find out what a blumpkin is, and suddenly getting a glass bottom boat ride seems tame.

I'm telling you, once that needle goes in, and it inflates like a basketball......well.....if you can afford it, you already know....

I have no idea what any of this means.  [rock]

Trust me.....ignorance is....in this case...bliss.

I hope i can get hold of that snake armor he man. That is probably the best version of he man next to new adventures outfit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 17, 2015, 06:52:12 pm
I don't understand how this sub hasn't sold out already.  These are 6 of the best looking figures they've made.  If I could afford another, I would. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 17, 2015, 07:13:16 pm
Because the guys this sub were meant to entice were so fed up with the crumbs we were getting, that now that we have something, we're fed up.

Yes, the line looks great. I just stopped giving a fuck.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on March 17, 2015, 11:37:17 pm
It's a totally awesome sub. And it's been completely revealed proving previous tactics a joke.

But I am beyond caring. I pared down the collection due to general dissatisfaction and I am not of a mind to expand it again. I honestly don't have the room or the care factor anymore.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 18, 2015, 04:24:10 pm
200X Sub Goal Update: 76% of goal.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on March 18, 2015, 06:52:15 pm
200X Sub Goal Update: 76% of goal.

Where is that shown?  I couldn't find a meter.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 18, 2015, 07:25:20 pm
200X Sub Goal Update: 76% of goal.

Where is that shown?  I couldn't find a meter.

No meter for this sub. SkeletorsLoveChild (whoever was Scott's replacement) posts updates on the Matty Forum. Head over there at your own risk! That place reminds me of the old DC Direct boards.  [runaway]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 18, 2015, 09:24:58 pm
This Sub will happen.  They're already making the damned things, and we all know it.  Hell, they may have already been made.



And, I'm going to buy some of them.   [runaway]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 18, 2015, 10:48:58 pm
Yea, if that number is accurate its going through.  Even if they fake it, and extended it for another week or two. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on March 19, 2015, 07:01:56 pm
That place reminds me of the old DC Direct boards.  [runaway]

Man, I loved those boards.  Back when we had hope!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 19, 2015, 07:36:04 pm
We've come a long way, haven't we? That was forever ago. JQ and I go even further back. We used to hang out in a secret backdoor forum on the DC site (no shit). Them was some crazy times.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 19, 2015, 08:07:59 pm
We've come a long way, haven't we? That was forever ago. JQ and I go even further back. We used to hang out in a secret backdoor forum on the DC site (no shit). Them was some crazy times.

 [moon]

Those DC Boards do seem like a long time ago. Entertaining some times, irritating often.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 19, 2015, 08:22:47 pm
Got my quarterly shipment today. Only opened Ninjor and the 2 pack. Not sure if I'll keep Oolar. Huntara and Lizard man are definitely out the door.

Ninjor and Heman might be two of my favorites in the line. They're both pretty amazing, especially Heman. Hiss is cool, but his hips are super restricted and he really can't put his arms down.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: manofathousandfigures on March 19, 2015, 09:51:47 pm
I looked around, but didn't see this figure posted. The 12 inch Skeletor. I always wondered why they never made a 12 inch Skeletor. They finally did like 4 or 5 months ago.

moatf

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/DSC00378_zpsc7tho5mh.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/DSC00378_zpsc7tho5mh.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/DSC00374_zps1hjydl1q.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/DSC00374_zps1hjydl1q.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00386_zps3kh818bs.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00386_zps3kh818bs.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/DSC00382_zpsubfcapsy.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/DSC00382_zpsubfcapsy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 19, 2015, 09:59:38 pm
I'm liking the Bigafied stuff Gentle Giant is doing, but don't need it taking up shelf space in my collection.

They're gonna be doing Secret Wars AND Super Powers this year.

Wanna wow me? Gimme new characters in that style.

Make this variant cover a real toy:
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag437/eighthwhovian/B5CC34D8-0196-4312-803B-C0B9C6D7B78A_zpsmwtjf8el.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 19, 2015, 10:55:11 pm
Got my quarterly shipment today. Only opened Ninjor and the 2 pack. Not sure if I'll keep Oolar. Huntara and Lizard man are definitely out the door.

Ninjor and Heman might be two of my favorites in the line. They're both pretty amazing, especially Heman. Hiss is cool, but his hips are super restricted and he really can't put his arms down.

Keep me in mind if you decide to part with Oo-Larr, bro. You don't need Tri-Klops, do you?  ;D  Benty is painting an Alcala cast up Tarzan style for me.  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 20, 2015, 09:14:14 am
So of course the one figure I get that I care about in a long time is defective. Something's wrong with Hemans hip peg and his leg won't stay on. I'm not sure if it's fixable or not. But looks like I'll probably be sending the whole two pack back to Matty, which is something I've never had to do before.  [gah]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on March 20, 2015, 10:48:42 am
Ok, a LOT of VERY hot water later, and I think I've gotten everything to smash into place. I think the peg cooled wrong or something, because after heating it up, it looked pretty normal then I put the thigh into some boiling water and ignoring all the warning signs of pain that my body was sending me, I pushed as hard as I could into the peg. Hopefully it should be ok, but my artist hands may be ruined.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 20, 2015, 03:49:37 pm
Maybe it's just me, but I just can't get into the whole thing of a simple, basic looking toy blown up into 12" in the exact same style.  If I'm buying a 12"er, I'd rather have it in it's own unique style with a shitload of detail, simply because it's so big.  But maybe that's just me.  Different strokes and all that.

BOY WONDER, happy to hear you were able to fix your figure!  Make sure you take care of those hands.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: manofathousandfigures on March 20, 2015, 05:13:16 pm
Maybe it's just me, but I just can't get into the whole thing of a simple, basic looking toy blown up into 12" in the exact same style.  If I'm buying a 12"er, I'd rather have it in it's own unique style with a shitload of detail, simply because it's so big.  But maybe that's just me.  Different strokes and all that.


I don't necessarily have set way of thinking about it. I usually take it figure by figure. I did want a 12 inch version of Skeletor and they finally made one. I usually just collect what I like. If there is a theme or line of a certain character, I will only buy the ones I like and not others just to complete a collection. The best example I can give is that I am a huge Michael Myers/Halloween fan. When McFarlane released their movie maniacs 6 inch line, Michael was one of the first ones. Even though I had been a big fan for years and there really weren't any Myers figures, I never bought it. However, I bought the 18 inch Myers because I thought the sculpt was decent.

moatf


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on March 20, 2015, 07:09:25 pm
Gotta say the idea of the big figures has never particularly tickled me either, mind you I have never seen one in the flesh so who knows maybe that would somehow blow my mind. If I had one though I definitely think I would want to open it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on March 20, 2015, 08:14:55 pm
I'm not into the big 80s done figures neither but I did just preorder 18 inch reMego figures of superman,joker and riddler just for kicks(I noticed a side of my room that i think they'd look good there)I was disappointed in the big Neca figures,they're big,heavy and detailed but after getting 89 and 66 bats,I think that's all for me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 23, 2015, 12:07:55 am
I like the Star Wars ones. I kind of like the Secret Wars and Super Powers ones.

But I don't wanna pay $80 each for 'em.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 24, 2015, 01:50:04 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/looks-like-weve-got-ourselves-a-motuc-club-200x-subscription/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 24, 2015, 08:36:47 pm
Happy to hear the sub was successful!  [applause]

I received Oo-Larr and Huntara today. Since I didn't sub and both figures had no DOS stock, I had to resort to eBay. They were a package deal though so it wasn't too painful. Can't wait to slap that vintage - inspired head on He-Man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on March 24, 2015, 10:09:29 pm
First one without the Nitelicker, and it runs as smooth as a baby's ass.  No begging, no 4HM on facebook bullshitting about numbers, no horseshit thermometer. 

I really think people forget that TG was the sales manager for the line.  And that he was actually trying to BOOST sales with all his fucking nonsense.  I hate that fucking guy. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 24, 2015, 10:11:38 pm
First one without the Nitelicker, and it runs as smooth as a baby's ass.  No begging, no 4HM on facebook bullshitting about numbers, no horseshit thermometer. 

I really think people forget that TG was the sales manager for the line.  And that he was actually trying to BOOST sales with all his fucking nonsense.  I hate that fucking guy. 

 [exactly]

Have a point!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 28, 2015, 04:18:23 pm
I don't really want to hate on somebody who's job I clearly don't know everything about, but you have to admit there's a huuuuge difference without him there!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 30, 2015, 10:42:23 pm
I was finally able to score Oo-larr at a decent price today. No vintage head, but that's not an issue for me. Also got Benty from the Fwoosh to paint an Alcala cast Tarzan style. Tarzan & the OG He-Man in one shot. Can't wait!  [rock]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 31, 2015, 05:26:05 pm
Awesome for you, DUSTY!  As soon as I can scrape some dough together, I want to get HUNTARA. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on March 31, 2015, 05:50:24 pm
Thank ya sir! If you wanna part with a certain axe she comes with, I'd be interested.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 31, 2015, 10:01:48 pm
I have no idea when I'll be able to get her, but consider the axe yours, my friend!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 31, 2015, 10:04:13 pm
I have no idea when I'll be able to get her, but consider the axe yours, my friend!
I have no idea when I'll be able to get her, but consider the axe yours, my friend!

Point worthy   ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on March 31, 2015, 10:05:28 pm
Did the Snake Hunter He-Man vs. King Hiss twopack come out?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on March 31, 2015, 10:10:33 pm
Did the Snake Hunter He-Man vs. King Hiss twopack come out?

Yes


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on April 01, 2015, 02:27:34 am
I have no idea when I'll be able to get her, but consider the axe yours, my friend!

Macho Garcias mi amigo!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 01, 2015, 03:08:35 am
Did the Snake Hunter He-Man vs. King Hiss twopack come out?

Yes

Thanks.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 14, 2015, 07:40:43 pm
What do you think the chances are of Mermista and Arrow turning up again on the site? Should I bite the bullet an ebay them?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on April 15, 2015, 01:14:14 am
What do you think the chances are of Mermista and Arrow turning up again on the site? Should I bite the bullet an ebay them?

I have a sealed Arrow I will part with...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on April 16, 2015, 04:20:08 am
I was about to come and have a little bit of a rant that after ordering Queen Angela today realising that we have Peekablue in 3 months and no other POP figures announced in a year when we are supposed to get all the vintage figures then after a quick check all we need is Perfuma so looking forward to that.

So I got to thinking what would I like in the way of future POP figures and what I came up with is Starburst She-Ra

(http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk399/polarboy01/sb_she-ra_front_open_zps4dx2cjdv.jpg) (http://s309.photobucket.com/user/polarboy01/media/sb_she-ra_front_open_zps4dx2cjdv.jpg.html)

How I would like to see it done is basically a full vintage look figure (Galactic patrol is half way there) with a gold harness (like they did with bubble power) and a gold removable cape that goes down to the wrists. So we would be able to make a vintage She-Ra removing the cape and harness and adding a cape we already have, or keep her as a vintage variant. Also back in the day she was released with Crystal Swift Wind so a reissue of him in clear plastic would be fun.

Having said all that I give it a snowballs chance (but still a better chance then any of the Catra variants being revisited)



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 24, 2015, 11:27:05 am
I got "the art of MOTU" book today.A big,awesome book.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 24, 2015, 11:43:43 am
Sweet.  [thumbs up]

One of the big draws to MOTU when I was a kid was the fantastic paintings and artwork on the packaging.  I used to just sit and stare at the GRAYSKULL box.  So damned cool.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on April 24, 2015, 11:49:38 am
Norem and Alcala were great!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 24, 2015, 12:16:15 pm
Just read something interesting from the book.There was a proposed Jack Kirby "Fourth World" licensed proposal at one time from DC,and that characters like Ram Man and Man-E-Faces are heavily Kirby influenced(though i see Kirby influence all throughout the line).They wanted a toy line that combined elements of conan,frazetta,star wars and flash gordon.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 11, 2015, 05:19:58 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dark-horse-to-publish-he-man-and-the-masters-of-the-universe-minicomic-collection/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on May 11, 2015, 06:54:15 pm
Just read something interesting from the book.There was a proposed Jack Kirby "Fourth World" licensed proposal at one time from DC,and that characters like Ram Man and Man-E-Faces are heavily Kirby influenced(though i see Kirby influence all throughout the line).They wanted a toy line that combined elements of conan,frazetta,star wars and flash gordon.

It has been romured for years that the Dolph He-man movie was orginally a Fourth world script , and you can see the elements there


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on May 11, 2015, 08:15:20 pm
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2006/11/2/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-75

Not exactly...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 11, 2015, 09:09:43 pm
I may get the mini-comics thingy.  The early ones were a really cool HE-MAN concept, before PRINCE ADAM.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on May 18, 2015, 06:06:16 pm
http://mentalfloss.com/article/64080/17-amazing-facts-about-he-man-powered-grayskull

Really interesting shit in here. Mattel would pass on Star Wars.   [applause]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 01, 2015, 11:46:33 am
3.75 retro "proto" figures for SDCC-

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=24929

Sideshow statues-

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/06/sideshow-toys-masters-of-the-universe-collection-announced

I haven't bought any 3.75 figures, though I was tempted by Rocketeer. If they release these painted though, I'm in.

As for the statues, they look good, but I don't collect them. If they get to 1:6 figures, I'll hafta limit my purchases to my personal "Big 6"- He-Man, Man-at-Arms, & Teela vs Skeletor, Beast-Man, & Mer-Man. I'd be hard pressed to pass up an Oo-larr or Vikor, though.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 01, 2015, 08:51:14 pm
I may be interested in the small HE-MAN figs.  I'll have to see them in color, but that concept seems kind of cool. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 02, 2015, 05:48:47 pm
Anyone have a MOTUC Queen Angella or Blast Attak they want to sell?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 06, 2015, 03:07:28 pm
Of all my figures, MOTUC always have the hardest times standing.

Of all my MOTUC, She Ra Kitty Boo Boo Fucks always fall the fuck over and ruin everything when it gets even the slightest bit warm.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 08, 2015, 06:48:42 pm
point dread and talon fighter coming... saurod  [yess] dragstor


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 09, 2015, 12:13:28 am
What a way to go out.  More stupid ass He Men and Skeletors.  And Dare ending the line is almost as insulting as Batzarro........almost. 

The only one I really want is Dragstor.  Depending on when the other half of King Hiss comes with, which they didn't show which is already pissing me off, I may cancel my card.  I don't need most of this shit. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 09, 2015, 07:53:49 am
Unfortunately, I feel the same way. A lot of stuff to sell off in the coming months. No need for 2 more He-man, 2 more Skeketor, and another Hordak that doesn't look different than the one I have.

But there's a lot of really cool stuff coming too. Saurod looks awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 09, 2015, 09:48:16 am
Didn't see a thing that even slightly interested me, but I'm happy for the folks who wanted DRAGSTOR.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 09, 2015, 10:56:07 pm
yeah I saw there were more he men and Skeletors to end the line didn't seem fit to mention it  :-\


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 10, 2015, 11:12:12 am
today's the 10th and i got charged for the regular sub but not yet for the 200x one,wonder why?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 10, 2015, 11:31:53 am
First month always ships separate because it's too hard to combine the first month. For some reason.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 10, 2015, 12:48:06 pm
Dare looks like decent fodder. Don't see anything else I care to have.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 10, 2015, 02:40:35 pm
WOOT! They just showed all of next year (crazy what they can do without Scooter there, huh?) and it's all stuff I don't want! (well, maybe Night Stalker)

Snake Mountain looks freakin' insane though.  Bluetooth speakers and a voice changer app?! That's pretty awesome.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 10, 2015, 03:17:11 pm
impressive i didnt think MOTU was going to continue next year.hell might as well get snake mountain since i always have the castle,Im such a whore.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 10, 2015, 03:50:11 pm
new subs up now with Adora Hordak.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 10, 2015, 04:05:01 pm
So the 2.0 guys won't have a sub?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 10, 2015, 04:14:54 pm
Subbed for the Collector guys.  They all look pretty sweet.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 10, 2015, 05:03:13 pm
Oh snap!  I really like FILMATION SKELETOR and BEAST MAN!  They have boots just like on the show.  Very cool!  HE-MAN doesn't look bad, either.  I like the brighter colors.  I can't wait to see TEELA 2.0.

I also like that they did FILMATION EVIL SEED.  Yeah, he's goofy looking, but it's cool that they did both the 200X version and the Classic version.  I like when they can satisfy both camps.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 10, 2015, 05:51:57 pm
Really like the Filmation Skeletor and Evilseed. :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 10, 2015, 05:58:06 pm
I'm wondering what the Bio for this EVIL SEED will say.  I mean, on one hand, I really don't care because they mean nothing to me, but I'm just curious.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 10, 2015, 06:49:42 pm
Well, I can't say they did a bad job with the reveals, but it certainly isn't great.  I may get a few of those, but I sure as hell aint subbing.

But seriously, when the flying fuck is the other half of King Hsss coming?  How is nobody asking this question to these Matty fuckers at the show?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 11, 2015, 07:15:54 pm
So I wonder how long the new FILMATION line will last....How deep will they go?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 13, 2015, 01:51:07 pm
Where can I see pics of the new stuff?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 13, 2015, 01:55:39 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=25006


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 16, 2015, 05:57:15 pm
Matty'd again!!!!!

I just got an email that they cancelled my 200X Sub.  I called the eternally unhelpful help line and confirmed that I was who I was, my address was the same, and the card that they've been billing for months is still legit.  Hopefully in 2-3 business days this will be fixed.  I foresee many more phone calls to them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 16, 2015, 07:31:17 pm
Anybody know when Rotar/Twistoid are going to go on sale on the site?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 17, 2015, 07:53:21 pm
I can feel that I am on the edge of a very dangerous precipice. My MOTUC purchasing has been limited to the great rebellion and the horde guys from the POP cartoon (with an occasionally "that's so cool" character filling their ranks). So I thought Perfuma and I'm out! (with a few holes to maybe one day fill). But I have got to say that filmation Beast Man is so tempting, then of course Skeletor also looks good and what's Beast Man without Skeletor. Then of course most of my MOTU pleasure in recent times has come from Robot Chicken so Skeletor, Beast Man and Evil Lyn are a comedy triple act so that would be nice to have. Which then leads to the question, even though I currently have no interest in filmation Trap Jaw but would I regret it later if I missed him? On the upside the great rebellion figures have been pretty much filmation so I can't see them coming up again in the future.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 18, 2015, 08:33:07 pm
I say go ahead and buy TRAP JAW.  You can always sell it if you don't want it.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on July 18, 2015, 08:47:48 pm
Have they said when the Filmation subscription will go on sale?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 27, 2015, 02:06:56 pm
missed out on rotar and twistoid cause i didn't find out about the after SDCC sale til the day of the sale through email.It would've been nice of matty to send the email a few days ahead instead on the day of.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on July 27, 2015, 06:58:31 pm
Yeah , I'm normally the matty Apologist but Not having EA is a huge F up by them as it was advertised as a reason for subbing. I luckily Got my Two pack and Hover bots but it looks like a lot of hard-core subbers are missing out (some from being uninformed and some from assuming like previous years that the MOTUC SDCC exclusive would last awhile on sale ) The Bats v Supes went in Seconds , i'm damn quick at matty sales now (I got it down to science in my none sub days ) ad was doing it quick fast (50 seconds by my count ) for fear army builder hover bots would go, I missed out on BvS two pack, weirdly they where the one that lasted .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 27, 2015, 11:28:28 pm
I only knew about it because I happened to check this morning and saw the banner. I bought right away at go time and got both MOTU sets.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 28, 2015, 06:52:13 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattycollector-updates-motu-fans-on-the-future-of-king-hssss-torso/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 28, 2015, 08:39:42 am
What a goddamn fucking joke.

No way in hell I'm paying full price plus ridiculous shipping for half a fucking figure that I was already promised when I signed up for your stupid sub last year.

Tell you what, at least let me exchange that waste of plastic, Buzzsaw Hordak for the King Hsss piece that I actually fucking want.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 28, 2015, 11:10:54 am
Wow.  I'd consider signing up for a class action lawsuit in this case.  That is not right.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 28, 2015, 05:28:46 pm
This really shouldn't be a surprise from Mattel....and yet somehow, I am.  They truly are the absolute worst company to deal with in the entire world.  Walmart has better customer service than they do!  But worse than that, there's people on the org and fwoosh, that are ok with this.......saying they are glad its STILL COMING in 2015.   [think]

ummmm, HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU OK WITH IT!!!!???

They are RIPPING YOU OFF!  They are making you pay full fucking price for something you already fucking PAID FOR!  How the flying fuck is this legal?  I don't understand.  And we all should have seen it coming.  As soon as the fucking thing didn't come with the figure it was suppose to.  I really thought Scott was to blame for a lot of this horseshit.....but it wasn't....it was Matty.  Matty and they're bullshit greedy ass screw over anyone they can ways.  

But in my case, jokes on you Matty!  I crunched the numbers.  If I am to buy this new King Hsss from them, I am on the hook for $374.95.  

Mara can go fuck herself with a huge rubber dick!  Money wasted and cannot make back

The 2 two packs which would total well over $100 after tax and shipping, can go fuck themselves right next to Mara.  Who actually wants those?  They could have released those pieces as an extra weapons pack instead of just shoving them the same figures most of us have a least 2 of anyway!

Buzz Saw Hordak....FUCK YOU!

Dare.....REALLY FUCK YOU!!!!

So, basically, i'll be heading over to the bank before they get around to charging me for the New adventures whore, and cancel my card.  I have a 200x sub on a different card, and if they figure it out and try to charge extra on that one, I'll cancel that one too.  Even I have to pay $100 for Hsss and $50 each for Saurod and Dragstor on the black market, I still come out ahead.  

So here is my final FUCK YOU MATTEL!!!!  We're done.  And there isn't a thing in the world you could do to get me back.  


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2015, 05:40:48 pm
As a sub holder you will not be locked in to purchasing this figure. King Hssss will be offered during the month of November as an add on item.

At least you aren't really 'forced' to buy him, but my God, that tactic sucks rancid donkey ass.  I don't see how they can even get away with this crap.

And way to go, rabid HE-FANS!  You just let MATTEL know that they can lie and screw you, but you're totally OK with it.  That'll show 'em!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 28, 2015, 06:04:54 pm
Not forcing us to buy it does not change the fact that we already fucking paid for it!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 28, 2015, 07:28:55 pm
Not forcing us to buy it does not change the fact that we already fucking paid for it!

Exactly.  "Good news!  While you're not getting that product you ordered, we're going to keep your money - but! - we won't rape you with it."


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2015, 08:08:03 pm
Good Lord!   jaw_drop  Like a moron, I assumed they would at least refund that portion to Subbers!  Holy shit.  Sorry guys.


Terrible.  [cursing]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on July 28, 2015, 10:08:26 pm
Yeah I'm pissed about this . Extra cost , shipping cost , having to order it , and not that it's matters but not buying it makes you feel like your order is less compelte


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on July 29, 2015, 02:58:19 am
Ok so back peddling , it's not as bad as I thought , it basically is a new figure . https://www.facebook.com/ActionFigureInsider/posts/10152928259701426


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 29, 2015, 07:26:08 pm
No no....it's still horseshit. And with this repainted shit and another head, they've known about this for a good long while. It's still shady, it's still
lies, and they can still go fuck themselves.

Matty should eat the cost, and throw in with Hordak, plain and simple. But they never do that. Cause they're scum.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 29, 2015, 07:39:04 pm
 [beer]

I think this is my first time ever saying this.  I agree with Jersey 100%


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Polarboy on July 29, 2015, 09:06:23 pm
Bet you Scott is laughing his fool arse off at all this


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 29, 2015, 09:25:18 pm
[beer]

I think this is my first time ever saying this.  I agree with Jersey 100%

It's at least the third time sir. I keep track of these things.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 30, 2015, 07:04:30 pm
2nd time.  "That business on Cato Neimoidia doesn't... doesn't count."


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on July 31, 2015, 07:40:57 pm
 ;D

So I've been reading the forums, and I really am disgusted.  The Orgers are literally defending this decision!  They are so used to cheerleading and fundraising and sub selling, that Mattel really can do no wrong....as long as the get their He-man figures.  The Matty boards seem to be the place to go for reason and common sense.  They are pretty pissed, as they should be. 

It is amazing to me that the sopping wet pussies on the org will take this rubber dick sponsored by Mattel up their ass.  I really don't understand!!!  These are guys that have wasted a metric shit ton of money buying extra subs so it "goes through".  And now an extra $45 for something they already paid for?   [naughty]  They can't wait to pay it.  What a bunch of absolute loser ass pansies. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 31, 2015, 08:48:21 pm
Wow.  That's just sad.  MATTY just as well raise the price of each fig to $50 and say "Why?  Cuz we know you'll pay."


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 31, 2015, 09:30:52 pm
The Matty boards seem to be the place to go for reason and common sense.

 jaw_drop


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on August 01, 2015, 12:39:02 am
I've seen references all over about this being a figure that was "already paid for". Did the subscription cost more than it ordinarily would have, or are people saying they already paid for it simply because it was promised for free?

And yes, I'd be upset if it were something I were interested in and had been promised for free, but since in all likelihood it simply can't be issued any other way unless upper management okays it, this seems better than it not coming out at all.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 01, 2015, 11:47:03 am
We've promised Mattel X amount of dollars for Y amount of product.  This was shown as being included in Y amount of product.  When it didn't come out as originally shown they then said it would come with a later product.  Now they're saying it won't come at all - unless we pay them X + $40ish dollars.  Did the President of Mattel come to my door and personally promise me a King Hsss upper torso?  No.  Was it heavily implied and used to sell subscriptions?  Yes.  Would they be taking a loss to give this to us?  Probably.  However, that's poor planning on their part - not the fault of the customer for believing them.  At no point has a customer ever been responsible for a company's profitability.

Whether or not a full figure at extra cost is better than not getting the torso is an individual decision.  The handling of this by Mattel is poor (and legally dubious) no matter how you look at it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 01, 2015, 03:08:20 pm
Also, just noticed two grammatical errors in Rotar's bio.  I think the lack of Scotty is becoming apparent - both good and bad.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on August 03, 2015, 07:38:55 pm
We've promised Mattel X amount of dollars for Y amount of product.  This was shown as being included in Y amount of product.  When it didn't come out as originally shown they then said it would come with a later product.  Now they're saying it won't come at all - unless we pay them X + $40ish dollars.  Did the President of Mattel come to my door and personally promise me a King Hsss upper torso?  No.  Was it heavily implied and used to sell subscriptions?  Yes.  Would they be taking a loss to give this to us?  Probably.  However, that's poor planning on their part - not the fault of the customer for believing them.  At no point has a customer ever been responsible for a company's profitability.

Whether or not a full figure at extra cost is better than not getting the torso is an individual decision.  The handling of this by Mattel is poor (and legally dubious) no matter how you look at it.

This is my biggest problem , it didn't work out for them , but rather than accept  the mistake, they went the put it on the customer route .

Now personally if its going to become a hastily put together figure I think they did a good job and I might actually pick it up , but from a customer service stand point I think this was a huge blunder . Even more so with BS Hordak now being even plainer. if any figure needed that special accessory it was this guy .


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 03, 2015, 08:34:51 pm
I'm just glad I don't care about KING HISS.  I cannot imagine wanting every single character in this fucked up line.  Digital River sucks, MATTEL are blatant liars at least half of the time, the toys are just too damned expensive, and about 70% of HE-MAN fans on the ORG are opinionated, arrogant, self righteous assholes.

Why do I like this line again....??  [think] 

 [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on August 04, 2015, 02:23:58 am
You know, I often wonder the same thing.

It has to be nostalgia.

Weirdly for, as a kid I only owned two figures, so it's unfulfilled nostalgia for me.

Clearly a powerful thing.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 04, 2015, 04:22:29 pm
I have it even weirder. It's nostalgia for me too, but I was born in 88 and never had any MOTU toys. I have this weird love for the 80's despite not really being alive during them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 04, 2015, 05:06:16 pm
Actually, BOY WONDER, I think your 80s thing is kind of cool.  Excuse me, I meant to say it's totally rad, dude!  Personally, I have a shit ton of great 80s memories.  Not so much the late 80s though, because I was in high school at that point.

RETCON, I actually have quite a few more MOTUC figs than I did the originals.  Granted, in this line, I was able to get some characters that I never had as a kid, like KING RANDOR, MOSS MAN, and TYTUS, plus I've bought new stuff like DEKKER, a PALACE GUARD, FILMATION ZODAC ( sort of ), BG TEELA, and VIKOR.  Hell, I even have SEA HAWK and NEPTHU.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 05, 2015, 08:48:12 pm
I've decided that my card is going to "malfunction" after September. I have quarterly shipping, but all I'll need to track down is Perfuma and Dragstor. The rest of the stuff I can give or take (200X) or I just don't want at all (Dare, the umpteenth Heman/Skeletor variants). I'll use theoney I saved to pay the stupid secondary market amount for Rotar/Twistoid


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on August 06, 2015, 05:24:32 pm
The SDCC pack will be available on cyber Monday like it always is.  Save you money till then. 

And I got myself a brand new shiny bank card today.  It is a liberating thought that I will not be paying for Mara in a few days.  I feel so free. 

Fuck You Catra, fuck you Skeletors Love Child, fuck you Digital River, and Fuck you Mattel! 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on August 07, 2015, 06:17:18 pm
I was the oppisite to most on here it seems, i had my Sub cancelled on accident by digital river and spent this week getting it reactivated so Mara and upteenth he-man (although even me, mr positive , is meh on BS hordak )


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 08, 2015, 10:42:00 am
"BS Hordak" is a frighteningly accurate name


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on August 09, 2015, 04:51:35 am
"BS Hordak" is a frighteningly accurate name

yeah, its an old joke i stole off the .org


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Titansfan on August 09, 2015, 06:36:41 am
Finally calling it quits with this line.  Just don't care anymore.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on September 24, 2015, 04:18:30 pm
http://www.mattycollector.com/store/matty/pd/productID.314213800#.VgRlfxFVhBe Spirit of Grayskull is up now !!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 25, 2015, 06:03:06 am
Got my quarterly shipment. I'm glad to be almost done. I only wanted three figures and the head pack. Now I'm sitting on BS Hordak, Chooblah, and Mara with nothing to do with them. (Fortunately a friend wanted Calix). I can hopefully sell the crest at as close to cost as possible.

It feels nice to finish off the line, but collecting it has become such a chore.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 27, 2015, 10:00:02 pm
Well my card is about to be replaced with one that has the new chip tech on it so I went to see about editing my payment options but I couldn't make heads or tails to what to do so I'm thinking of letting it run out and when Thundercats go for sale I'll worry about it then.As long as I got Ninjor and Saurod I'm good for the year methinks.oh I did do what was instructed but the pop up payment box was blocked by their text.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 27, 2015, 11:07:39 pm
Even when I changed my card on the site I still had problems. They really are terrible.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 28, 2015, 05:08:50 pm
ok made the payment changes but they don't make it easy


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 28, 2015, 09:22:45 pm
Anyone need Chooblah, Buzzsaw Hordak, or Mara?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on September 30, 2015, 01:29:04 am
I am halfway interested in Chooblah, but money is going to my Australia trip, so I'm gonna pass.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: eddie3429 on September 30, 2015, 06:58:45 am
I am halfway interested in Chooblah, but money is going to my Australia trip, so I'm gonna pass.
Where you hitting in Aus ?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 04, 2015, 06:48:35 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattycollector-announces-motu-classics-2-0-subscription-a-list-characters-in-filmation-style/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on October 04, 2015, 09:56:13 pm
I am halfway interested in Chooblah, but money is going to my Australia trip, so I'm gonna pass.
Where you hitting in Aus ?

Sydney, for Mardi Gras. Letting my fag flag fly. ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 04, 2015, 11:00:56 pm
I can't wait to see FILMATION EVIL LYN.  I really don't care for the 200X version, and always liked the 80s one.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on October 05, 2015, 02:11:00 am
12" figures by Mondo-
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=25331


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 05, 2015, 06:31:56 am
12" figures by Mondo-
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=25331

Wow! They're looking very nice.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 05, 2015, 10:55:13 am
Equal parts gorgeous and unaffordable.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 05, 2015, 12:51:20 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattycollector-announces-motu-classics-2-0-subscription-a-list-characters-in-filmation-style/

Easy pass for me.  I wish someone else had gotten the Thundercats license so I could avoid DR.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 11, 2015, 07:39:54 pm
...WOOO-HOOO!!! That shitbag Degra finally hung himself with his own stupid mouth and got banned from the. Org!!  [bravo]  Some of you may remember that asshat...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 12, 2015, 06:09:31 am
I wear my banning from that hell hole with pride.

I remember degra being more annoying than anything. Post long long wish lists in all lower case letters with no commas.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 16, 2015, 10:11:03 pm
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/10/16/power-con-announces-3-exclusive-figures-for-2016-show/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on October 20, 2015, 02:25:58 am
I thought it was funny that so many people were indignant at "having" to pay $25 for the non-attendee membership that let them buy the three most exclusive figures in the line and have them shipped to their homes, rather than have to pay hundreds of dollars on hotel and travel costs :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 20, 2015, 11:06:38 am
That's the ORG for ya.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 22, 2015, 05:19:22 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/a-new-motuc-update-from-mattel-and-a-reminder-to-be-nice/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 23, 2015, 12:45:26 pm
"Have a little faith in us (clearly our bosses don't)."   ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on October 25, 2015, 01:52:36 am
Fuckin' babies.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 25, 2015, 06:28:22 pm
That's the ORG for ya.

In reference to the .ORG, it was Rocko that commented "He-Man fans are the Taliban of toy collecting".


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2015, 08:06:30 pm
I remember that.  And he's right.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 26, 2015, 08:22:18 pm
Death Match:  HE-MAN Fans Vs. Hot Wheels Collectors!!!   May they both kill each other!!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 26, 2015, 09:19:50 pm
Hot Wheels fans take it.  Mullets are wiry.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JerseyManiac! on October 27, 2015, 07:55:41 pm
If I still cared, I would have an awful lot to say about a article nine miles long telling us how bad they fucked up, but to be nice about it.   :D

It amazes me how fast that company when down the shitter. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 27, 2015, 08:14:44 pm
I'm beginning to wonder if Thundercats is going to happen.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 27, 2015, 10:37:20 pm
Dammit CHOOCH!!!  [cursing]  Stop destroying my dreams with logic!!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 28, 2015, 09:41:17 am
If I really wanted to destroy your dream I'd point out that it's entirely possible that we'll only get 6 figures in the initial sub and then the bean collectors will pull the plug.  :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 28, 2015, 09:55:17 am
I think it depends on how much they paid for the license and if there is any other media coming down the pike.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 28, 2015, 11:35:15 am
If I really wanted to destroy your dream I'd point out that it's entirely possible that we'll only get 6 figures in the initial sub and then the bean collectors will pull the plug.  :)

Sadly, you are probably right about that.  I hate how much sense that makes.  :(

On the bright side, I truly only want LION-O, PANTHRO, and GRUNE.  Pretty much anything else is gravy because I'm not really a huge T-CATS fan.  I'm more into a few of the character designs rather than the cartoon.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: SDcomics on October 28, 2015, 08:19:20 pm
AFi Toy Rumor – Is the Throne of Grayskull Vacant at Mattel? (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afi-scoop-is-the-throne-of-grayskull-vacant-at-mattel/)

B.Y.O.P.

Bring Your Own Popcorn.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/SDcomics/Smilies/popcorn.gif)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 28, 2015, 08:54:18 pm
Well....I am looking for a new job.  [think]

Granted, I'm comically underqualified, and I can't even manage my own life.  Plus, at this point in the line, who would want to take over??  It's obviously welllll past the middle point and much closer to the end.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 29, 2015, 10:32:53 am
Hopefully we'll at least get what's been announced.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 29, 2015, 12:57:38 pm
Granted, I forgot about the FILMATION stuff, so I suppose there is some life left in it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 30, 2015, 05:30:48 pm
I'll take the mantle. And then completely rebrand it as Gargoyles Classics.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on November 02, 2015, 01:58:15 am
They'll probably just shut the line down and give refunds to everyone. And then people will complain that they should get what they've paid for ... but no one will be there to listen!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 02, 2015, 09:56:08 am
I'll take the mantle. And then completely rebrand it as Gargoyles Classics.

Hah!  I like it!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 14, 2016, 03:12:17 pm
http://news.toyark.com/2016/02/14/toy-fair-2016-mattel-masters-universe-display-195071


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Jase on February 14, 2016, 03:42:48 pm
Wow, I'm so burnt out on MOTU that I didn't even look at all the pics.  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on February 14, 2016, 08:27:52 pm
So, the Rotar vehicle w/figure and random Horde Trooper are the only things not previously announced, right?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 14, 2016, 08:53:56 pm
Not that much to see, but I didn't really expect a lot, either.

I like EVIL LYN.  I always did prefer the FILMATION version of her.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on February 16, 2016, 07:55:24 am
Doesn't even look like they had a reason to have a Toy Fair this year. Almost every company showed one new figure. ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 09, 2016, 12:17:16 pm
Over on the ORG, rumors are running rampant that both MOTUC and THUNDERCATS are dead, or soon to be dead.  I don't know if that includes the FILMATION line, or if any of this is even true.  Just putting it out there.

 [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 09, 2016, 01:03:13 pm
If true, I'd guess they're shutting down Mattycollector.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 09, 2016, 01:10:35 pm
Also, if the MotU movie ever comes out, there will be lots of toys.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 09, 2016, 01:49:24 pm
Over on the ORG, rumors are running rampant that both MOTUC and THUNDERCATS are dead, or soon to be dead.  I don't know if that includes the FILMATION line, or if any of this is even true.  Just putting it out there.

 [think]

Have any Thundercats figures even come out yet? Will the stuff announced still be made?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 09, 2016, 02:00:33 pm
Damn good question, BOY WONDER.  Many on the ORG are calling bullshit on this.   At the moment, I would say it's a minority that are claiming everything is done, while another group is saying "Let's wait to see what MATTEL actually says". 

True, if MOTUC and THUNDERCATS are done, there is definitely no MATTYCOLLECTOR anymore.  Granted, that's about as sad as hearing that Bernie Madoff got mugged.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 09, 2016, 02:46:37 pm
MOTUC dying wouldn't bring me to tears.  That line has given us much, much more than I would have dreamed.  Thundercats being dead out of the box would be sad, but would allow me to abandon Mattycollector.  Classic Thundercats just can't get off the ground.  It's like Schroedinger's Thundercats.  Whenever you open the box it's dead.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 09, 2016, 04:39:23 pm
+1 for Schroedinger's ThunderCats.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 09, 2016, 06:05:55 pm
I agree totally about MOTUC.  I don't want to see it die, but it has lasted about 8 years.  That's not too shabby for a $alty online exclusive property. 

THUNDERCATS would have been Super Cherry Pick city for me, but if it's dead, then that's more money for me to buy MARVEL and DC figs that I need to get caught up on.  I know that plastic is expensive, but this shit would do a lot better if they could manage 10 or 12 bucks a figure instead of 20 fucking 5. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 09, 2016, 06:53:24 pm
I'm still in rebuilding mode.  Trying very hard not to go to eBay for stuff.  I'm not too far from being done except that I keep moving the goalposts on myself.

When measured against everything else sold on Mattycollector, MotUC was the only really successful line.  It is what keeps them afloat and covers their operating costs.  I'll be fine if it goes away.  And they'll probably have a monster sale for anything they have leftover like the Watchmen.  Which I now need given recent developments in the DCU.  Love to see them find a stash of LSH sets forgotten in a warehouse somewhere.

As it stands, I'm in for three new figures this year that I'm aware of;  DKR Robin, DKR Armored Batman and DKR Mutant Leader.  Beyond that, I still think that Mattel may do something with Rebirth compatible with DCUC.  But not until 2017.  And none of it should be sold online.         


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on June 09, 2016, 08:03:07 pm
well for the last three or four months product has been sent late,i just got an email they won't receive their shipment of skeletor til june 13th,so I don't what's suddenly going wrong with them.i wouldn't care if Tcats or masters folded,I'm sick of the shipping costs and paying a total of 40 bucks a month for a figure..


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 09, 2016, 11:06:38 pm
The realization that adults collect action figures has been both the best and worst thing that ever happened to the toy industry.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 10, 2016, 10:26:17 am
+1


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on June 15, 2016, 01:25:58 pm
I got the MOTU super 7 retros in the mail today.haven't opened them yet but they look pretty nifty for what they are.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on June 30, 2016, 03:45:11 pm
not holding my breath,but hoping for BlackStar,BraveStarr,Sectuars and Captain Power from Mattel in 2017 as I don't see MOTU continuing next year.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 30, 2016, 05:18:34 pm
Mattel owns Bravestarr.  The rest are good ideas.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 30, 2016, 06:09:54 pm
Mattel owns Bravestarr.

Well, that's at least something.  There are some pretty cool designs there.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 07, 2016, 07:37:54 pm
http://sdccblog.com/2016/07/mattel-reveals-san-diego-comic-con-2016-panels-signings/

There appears to be no Matty Collector/MotU panel this year.  Is this truly the end of MotUC?  Is the Org in a meltdown?  The tantrums must be epic.  Inquiring minds want to know. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 07, 2016, 08:42:04 pm
I dug out my vintage MOTU figures today and put them in a better storage box,some figures in there I don't remember buying liking hordak and roboto but was pleased to see I had them.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 07, 2016, 09:49:44 pm
Is the Org in a meltdown?  The tantrums must be epic.  Inquiring minds want to know.

It's a total warzone over there.  You seriously wouldn't believe it.  [runaway]  Many are ready to go after MATTEL with pitchforks and torches, and the back biting and in-fighting is just amazing to watch.

Some are wondering if THUNDERCATS will be DOA if MOTU is dead.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 07, 2016, 10:07:38 pm
Have a point.  Just knowing that makes me happy.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 08, 2016, 03:07:55 pm
just saw on FB there's a MOTU/Tcats comic crossover coming


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 08, 2016, 03:39:01 pm
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/07/08/dc-comics-to-publish-he-manthundercats-series-because-they-would-like-to-make-some-more-money-please/

There's also dude over at the Org that says he has insider info.  Just because there's no panel doesn't mean there's no news is what he's essentially saying. 

Then I saw this...

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=26770

If one of the bigger toy news sites is running with this story, there has to be something to it, right?  I mean these are the guys who should have the connections and better sense than to publish speculation. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 08, 2016, 03:40:49 pm
just saw on FB there's a MOTU/Tcats comic crossover coming

I jizzed.  Twice.    [naughty]

Apparently, there are a handful of dudes over on the ORG who have connections.  I think they actually know people employed by MATTEL.  From what I gather, the reliable ones are usually spot-on with their info.

Many HE-FANS are loud, pretentious, self righteous, arrogant, entitled assholes, but not all of them.  And even though it's pricey and 85% of the characters are just ridiculous, I have always loved this line.  I hope it's not quite done.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 08, 2016, 04:46:58 pm
Here's the thing about MotUC, it almost has to end sooner rather than later.  As far as I can tell, the MotU movie is still in the works.  McG is directing.  Therefore, a retail line has to eventually come out.  They won't sell movie figures online.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 08, 2016, 07:41:51 pm
I'm thinking it has one....possibly two more years left in it.

The fact that they are doing a FILMATION style line adds a bit of life to it because they can 'start over' so to speak.  I don't expect them to do dozens and dozens of characters in that style, but they could easily do maybe 8 to 10 heroes and 8 to 10 villains.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 18, 2016, 10:33:49 am
http://www.mattycollector.com/store/matty/en_US/DisplayShopperDefinedBundlePage/OfferID.54146551301

Thunderkittens on sale in less than 30 minutes.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 18, 2016, 11:03:53 am
Wow.  I logged in right away, got to the check out page - it errored twice and then told me they were out of stock.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 18, 2016, 11:07:43 am
I wonder if they sold the stuff online early before they announce the death of the line at SDCC.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 18, 2016, 11:08:51 am
And now it says Gone Today, more tomorrow.  WTF?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 18, 2016, 11:23:14 am
All I know is that the tension has never been higher over on the ORG.  Understandably, everybody is dying to know what is happening with MOTUC, and THUNDERCATS to a  lesser degree.  Some people are really happy about the THUNDER KITTENS being available in such a way, while others are angered and see it as the inevitable end, before the line even gets a good start.

I could be wrong, but I think both lines will continue into 2017, but after that?  Who knows...

Get ready guys....the Internet is gonna break.  :-\


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 19, 2016, 11:02:34 am
Got the kittens today.  Had to be logged in and ready to go, but I got them.

Added: And sold out within 3 minutes.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 19, 2016, 11:04:30 am
Also, got my shipping notice for Crita.  No mention of Despara.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 19, 2016, 12:04:15 pm
Honestly, I don't know why MATTEL doesn't justskip MATTYCOLLECTOR entirely.  Just produce figures every so often and set them up on eBay with Buy It Now.

Also, glad to hear you got the Kittens, CHOOCH.  Most people over on the ORG are talking about it.  Some of them got them, and many did not.  The main gripe is that T-CATS Subscribers weren't offered the Kittens first.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 20, 2016, 08:53:25 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=241&itemid=26842

Fuck you and good night.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on July 20, 2016, 08:56:40 pm
Wow, that's pretty weird? I guess all will be revealed as to whether they will just be continuing the 3.75 line?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on July 20, 2016, 09:01:46 pm
Copy and pasted from He-man.org



    PRESS RELEASE

    Mattel Expands Masters of the Universe® Partnership with Super7


    80s mega-brand is a perfect fit for west coast vintage collectibles company to take over MattyCollector.com

    SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Leading into San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel today announced plans for an expanded partnership with Super7 noting they will be developing and distributing an all new range of Masters of the Universe® collectibles beginning in 2017. As a result of the expanded partnership, Mattel will be closing the current MOTU home MattyCollector.com at the end of 2016.

    This week, the two companies will release an all new Masters of the Universe animated short - The Curse of the Three Terrors. This is the first time since 1985 that new MOTU footage has been created in the classic Filmation style. The film follows the original characters on an all new adventure in Eternia® and features voice actor Alan Oppenheimer, reprising his signature role as Skeletor®.

    "It is a dream come true for us to be involved so intimately with the Masters of the Universe franchise," said Brian Flynn of Super7. "We have jumped head first into the MOTU world, with retro 3.75" figures, M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, the new animation and several other secret projects which we will be revealing soon. I think MOTU fans are going to have everything they could possibly dream of —and more!"

    "He-Man, Skeletor and the inhabitants of Eternia could not be in better hands," said Joe Lawandus, SVP of Mattel Marketing & Design. "Brian and team possess an encyclopedic knowledge of the franchise and an attention to detail that is off the charts. While closing MattyCollector.com was a difficult decision, we're excited about the expanded partnership with Super7 and where will take the brand in the coming years."

    Check out all of the great MOTU collectibles in person at the Skeletor's Lair pop-up shop in San Diego. For more information on location, limited edition product and the premiere of The Curse of the Three Terrors, visit Super7HQ.com.

    About Super7

    Founded in 2001 as a magazine focused on the minutia of collecting vintage toys, Super7 has since grown into one of the most influential and sought after toy brands in the market today. By infusing their deep knowledge of toys as collectors combined with their detailed attention to manufacturing and design, Super7 creates unique and inspiring toys, apparel, events and experiences not typically seen from other manufacturers. Based in San Francisco, you can find them online at http://www.super7HQ.com or http://www.super7store.com as well as their retail stores in both San Francisco and San Diego.

    http://www.benzinga.com/pressrelease...ip-with-super7



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 20, 2016, 09:08:26 pm
whatev. [dunno]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 20, 2016, 09:15:05 pm
Just looked at the He-Man.org forum.  Most of them appeared to be prepared for the inevitable. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 20, 2016, 09:42:40 pm
The writing was on the wall for awhile.  Maybe I can get a Battle Ram on the cheap at some point.  The big question now is what's up with the T-Cats.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 20, 2016, 10:57:45 pm
I just saw some 1/6th items from the Mondo(?) booth,I guess they're cool but this whole thing feels like a slap to the face to the fans.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 20, 2016, 11:27:22 pm
Link?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 21, 2016, 12:20:39 am
Big HE-MAN and SKELLY:

http://news.toyark.com/2016/07/20/sdcc-2016-mondo-batman-motu-hellboy-211628


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 21, 2016, 12:38:39 am
Thanks bro. Those look pretty badass.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 21, 2016, 02:16:59 pm
 [think]  Weird.  A reliable person on the ORG just said that MATTEL is more or less lending the MOTU license to SUPER7!!!  I'm quite shocked by that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 21, 2016, 02:30:11 pm
$$$ if that's what "lending" means. 

Truth be told, Mattel isn't set up for "boutique" manufacturing.  The online subscription was never a great idea for them. 

However, wait until the MotU movie comes out and watch Mattel jump back in.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 21, 2016, 03:10:19 pm
Oh, there's definitely really big bucks involved, but I'm still surprised because it was a concept invented solely by and for MATTEL. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on July 21, 2016, 08:28:23 pm
So this is from toynewsi....

Yesterday we reported to you how Mattel announced they would be shutting down MattyCollector.com soon and that Super7 would be continuing their collector lines.

Well we now have some more details to share with you about this latest development. Pixel-Dan, who had a chance to talk with Super7 owner Brian Flynn last night who told him they would be continuing the Masters of the Universe Classics line. The Four Horsemen will continue to sculpt the figures and they already have several Filmation sculpts ready for 2017.

ThunderCats however is a different story. That line appears to be dead after the figures coming out this year are released by Mattel through their subscription service. According to Flynn, the licensing for that brand is just to complicated to deal with, so he doesn't think they will be able to do any thing on that front.

Masters Of The Universe is actually owned by Mattel whereas ThunderCats are not. So for those hoping to at the very least complete the entire original core team of ThunderCats, the chances of seeing a Tygra and Cheetara figure seem slim to none at this point.

We are also told Digital River is done at the end of the year.

So T-Cats get the shaft, again!
Also the bullshit about Mattel not owning or being affiliated with Digital River, if mattycollector is finishing why does Digital River stop? Unless all this time they have been one in the same, contrary to what we have been told.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 21, 2016, 08:42:36 pm
so super7 will launch an online store for their products like matty in 2017?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 21, 2016, 08:50:22 pm
I think they mean Digital River is no longer distributing toys for Mattel (and won't for Super 7).


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 21, 2016, 10:49:19 pm
I'd be so much better off if I just took up fishing.  :-\


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Josey Wales on July 21, 2016, 10:52:36 pm
Lol, fishing ain't easy. Else they'd call it catching.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 22, 2016, 09:25:28 am
Haha!  Very true, DUSTY.  And who am I kidding....I'm a toy and comic book guy through and through.  I was born that way.  It ain't gonna change.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 26, 2016, 09:03:54 am
http://www.newsarama.com/30791-dark-horse-has-the-power-again-with-new-he-man-artbook.html


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 11, 2016, 05:48:06 pm
So, TOY GURU himself said that he has doubts about the future of the line since they are mostly down to D List characters, and MATTEL is handing the reigns over to SUPER 7.  That makes perfect sense to me.

But at the same time, I have heard from people over there who would buy multiple rusty buckets of shit and vomit if the side of the bucket said MOTU on it.  People bragging about buying multiple Subs, buying extra figure just for shits and giggles....

So who knows??


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 11, 2016, 07:03:03 pm
Think movie franchise. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 24, 2016, 11:20:03 am
Just read on FB the four horsemen have finished with four prototypes and sent them off to Super7


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 25, 2016, 04:23:29 pm
These are interesting times.

You guys are smarter than me....has any other toy line other than MARVEL LEGENDS switched companies and continued successfully? 

Over on the ORG, some people think everything will be fine, while some are worried because they are down to solely D list characters.  A few have a wait-and-see attitude, while others are already asking for vehicles and playsets.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 25, 2016, 05:43:23 pm
I think this is a good time for the Orgers to manage their expectations. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 25, 2016, 06:01:27 pm
I remember the panic when Hasbro took over for toy biz fearing legends was dead.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 25, 2016, 06:48:54 pm
I remember the panic when Hasbro took over for toy biz fearing legends was dead.

That's a fair point.  Hasbro did have quite a few growing pains before they got their shit together.  Super 7 may not have that luxury.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 25, 2016, 07:32:00 pm
There obviously has to be a difference because MOTU is much more of a niche property, but I don't know if that makes things better or worse. 

And GARD, I could not possibly agree more about the expectations.  People are talking about SNAKE MOUNTAIN, but some of them are suggesting a Kickstarter thing.  Technically, SUPER 7 could totally drop the ball and kill everything.  I'm certainly not saying they will....just saying we don't know what's going to happen.

But it does make you wonder since pretty much all the BIG GUNS are done.   [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 25, 2016, 08:21:21 pm
In theory, this should work.  Mattel is a giant company that gets master licenses from big media properties making millions of toys to be sold and distributed around the world.  This whole subscription thing was way out of Mattel's wheelhouse for years.  They had one guy who worked his ass off to make it fly, but he was kind of a dick too.  He did a great job, but in the end he had to go.  Without him, Mattycollector.com bottoms out and they close it down. 

Super 7 is a niche/boutique company that should be able to knock the shit out of these Kickstarter/subscription type properties like MotUC.  How the handoff goes will be key.  I wouldn't hold my breath to see anything new until at least SDCC 2017.  Figures to start coming out in 2018.  I also wouldn't be overly surprised to see Super 7 get cute and try to reissue the big guns in stealth mode.  They do have to make money after all.  They are lucky they have the toy Taliban as their core fanbase.  Fanatics with credit cards.

And always remember, the MotU movie is still percolating out there.  Wouldn't be shocked to see Mattel step back in at that point.       


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 25, 2016, 10:09:54 pm
I also wouldn't be overly surprised to see Super 7 get cute and try to reissue the big guns in stealth mode.  They do have to make money after all.  They are lucky they have the toy Taliban as their core fanbase.  Fanatics with credit cards.

Helluva good post, GARD.

But the funny thing is, every time somebody over there brings up re-releasing A Listers, a rather vocal group of Nay Sayers shouts it down and says there's not enough demand, SUPER 7 will lose money, and tons of figures will be setting around unsold in a warehouse.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 25, 2016, 10:22:45 pm
Not sure how that works for Batman and Spider-Man but not He-Man.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 25, 2016, 11:39:11 pm
Agreed.  And STAR WARS is another good example. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 26, 2016, 07:50:07 am
I'm not sure why I care anyway.  I don't collect these figures and don't intend to, but I do find the narrative compelling.  Not so much the figures (some of which are very cool to looking), but the narrative of the fans.  Completely devoted and utterly entitled.  "I want it, therefore you should make it for me.  NOW!" should be their motto.

       


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on September 26, 2016, 09:11:39 am
I think I might want see some new characters made vintage style.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 26, 2016, 10:57:50 am
....but the narrative of the fans.  Completely devoted and utterly entitled.  "I want it, therefore you should make it for me.  NOW!" should be their motto.

Don't forget to add:

 "Release what I want once, so that I can get it, and NEVER release it again!"


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 06, 2016, 11:08:17 am
http://news.toyark.com/2016/10/06/nycc-2016-super-7-mtou-retro-figures-muscle-224804


Super 7 just re-releasing the popular guys so far.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 06, 2016, 12:06:55 pm
Well, I guess that's the end of the line.   ::)

Seriously though, that's pretty cool.  Why would they not do that?

*EDIT
One of the loudest Anti-Re-Release screamers over on the ORG had said "NO.  If people missed them the first time, then tough luck."  But now?  He's all excited about being able to get RAM MAN because he never found one.  Total freaking asshat.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on October 06, 2016, 03:57:18 pm
http://news.toyark.com/2016/10/06/nycc-2016-super-7-mtou-retro-figures-muscle-224804


Super 7 just re-releasing the popular guys so far.

Are these gonna be at retail or just sub/online?  I haven't heard of Super 7 before the stuff with the Thundercats license.  Never did get MOTUC Ram Man, and am happy for another chance to get one at non-eBay prices.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 06, 2016, 04:22:00 pm
That's a damn good question, RAJ!  I'm just guessing that they will be in a separate Sub, or maybe available at SUPER 7s online store(?)  As of yet, nobody has said. 

I notice that the "Re-Releases will kill the Line!" crowd has all but disappeared.   [slapfight]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 06, 2016, 08:34:49 pm
Ones I missed out on were Roboto,Leech,Kobra Khan,Whiplash and Webstor,but I know a heck of a lot of guys missed out on Fisto,he would be a  cool to be re-released.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 06, 2016, 08:46:11 pm
Oh yeah, FISTO....he was another hard to get one.  This could really bring some new buyers in!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 06, 2016, 09:10:22 pm
I believe I called this.   ;D ;) 8)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 20, 2016, 02:25:42 pm
So is this Ultimate Re-release thing interesting any of you? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 20, 2016, 05:07:10 pm
Not me personally, but I'm happy for those that could use the second chance at the basic figs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2016, 07:35:34 am
http://news.toyark.com/2016/10/25/masters-universe-16-scale-figures-mondocon-2016-228313#images


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 25, 2016, 12:15:30 pm
Those are pretty awesome.  Any idea what the price tag is?  I'm assuming about 150 or more.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on November 04, 2016, 09:10:43 pm
I got an email from Super7.it looks like they will start pre-sales of their upcoming stuff on November 16th.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 15, 2016, 09:23:02 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=27692


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on November 16, 2016, 11:47:41 am
Yikes!  $35 is a bit much.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 16, 2016, 01:07:49 pm
I sure as hell wish somebody would come up with cheaper but durable 'imitation' plastic.  This shit is getting ridiculous!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on November 16, 2016, 09:16:49 pm
It's not just plastic.  With Super 7 you're paying the cost of them licensing the line from Mattel.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on November 17, 2016, 11:23:57 am
Got Ram Man ordered.  The alt-colors don't bother me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 18, 2016, 11:50:33 am
I think RAMMY is colored the way he appeared in the Mini comics.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: NiteOwl on November 18, 2016, 07:00:12 pm
Correct and early card backs if I'm not mistaken.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 18, 2016, 10:36:51 pm
Yeah, the early HE-MAN artwork was totally badass.  The paintings on the GRAYSKULL box were incredible. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on December 05, 2016, 08:45:39 am
Well got notice that my nov sub won't arrive til January so I guess the pantheon sub won't arrive til march truly Matty is such a hassle I won't miss dealing with them in fact it gives me such a sour taste I'm reluctant to invest in anything coming out from Super 7   :/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 05, 2016, 10:38:49 am
I'm with you on not missing Matty.  I don't want to paint Super 7 with the same brush though.  I think they'll be motivated to do better.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 05, 2016, 01:27:08 pm
Wow....to paraphrase Seinfeld, MATTY COLLECTOR goes out in one final blaze of incompetence. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 05, 2016, 07:00:02 pm
Oh, don't count them out just yet.  They can still screw up December. :)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 07, 2016, 02:09:00 pm
Hahaha!  It's been an adventure, that's for sure. 

All in all, I am both amazed and glad that MATTEL sold ( loaned? ) the rights to SUPER7.  I really like this stupid line, and there are some more characters I would love to see.  They may end up being too expensive, or they may not make anything that I want, but it's still fun to watch the progression.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on December 07, 2016, 03:08:12 pm
What kind of fuckery are they up to on the Org? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 08, 2016, 11:19:01 am
As far as I can tell, it's actually kind of quiet over there now.  People are aggravated about the T-CATS Sub slipping slowly, but that's about it. 

Most people are pretty excited about the ULTIMATES line, but most people overseas are upset ( rightfully so ) about the insanely high shipping costs.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on December 20, 2016, 09:49:10 pm
I just ordered the Talon Fighter, Battle Ram, Serpentine Hiss, and Standor for 50% off with free shipping from Matty.  Now we'll see if they actually arrive!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on December 21, 2016, 06:24:38 am
Hmm. That's a tempting sale. I still never got Dragstor or Perfuma. And I'm still not over their complete cock handling of Rotar and Twistoid who I still also don't have, which killed my waning interest in the line. Hsss and Nightstalker would be cool too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on December 21, 2016, 05:35:45 pm
I ordered talon fighter when I saw I could get free shipping.i tried to put blade in my cart but it didn't show up.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 01, 2017, 02:11:01 pm
Any hopes or predictions for MOTU CLASSICS at TOY FAIR '17?  I'm to the point where all of my wants are C and D List characters.

I want stuff like mini-comics TRAP JAW, Blue Vest PRINCE ADAM sans leggings, RA-JAR, and other weird things that probably won't happen.  I wouldn't turn down a 200x KING RANDOR....



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 01, 2017, 10:11:55 pm
My guess is more of the "ultimate" treatment.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 01, 2017, 10:34:12 pm
That makes sense.  At this point, they pretty much have to just to keep making money.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 04, 2017, 05:10:06 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=27970


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on January 05, 2017, 08:48:54 pm
I've been over this line for years. When it became obvious I would not be getting what I wanted, I pretty much decided not to waste any more of my money.

It could've been all things to all fans, but it quickly became apparent that the whiniest, most childish fans decided what got made, and those of us who wanted anything that wasn't vintage or Filmation were fed scraps.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 05, 2017, 09:22:01 pm
I feel ya bro.  My exact thoughts on Super Powers/Friends in DCUC.  Hated that shit.  Still do.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 06, 2017, 06:45:19 am
I'm curious what you wanted that wasn't made that isn't Vintage/Filmation? Seems like we got quite a bit of 200X (I much prefer this iteration, and even I started to feel like they were scraping the barrel at points) and a smattering of the guys from whatever else there was to draw from (Goatman, Strobo)

I liked getting Black Lightning, Samurai, and Apache Chief, but El Dorado? Fuck him. No one wanted him. He was in like 3 episodes and never did shit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on January 06, 2017, 12:14:46 pm
I feel ya bro.  My exact thoughts on Super Powers/Friends in DCUC.  Hated that shit.  Still do.

Yup. Same shit, different line!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 25, 2017, 04:40:58 pm
super7hq dot com new figure shown Fangor (I couldn't get to the page through my computer so I was weary of posting a link.saw it on facebook.)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 25, 2017, 05:18:28 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=28161

Four brand new characters.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 25, 2017, 06:40:00 pm
I don't know who Fangor is, but he looks awesome


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on January 25, 2017, 06:40:20 pm
Really like how they're continuing to make characters from all the different versions of MOTU.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 25, 2017, 08:06:14 pm
I'm hoping they're not $35 a crack.  If so, I may have to pass.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 25, 2017, 08:15:45 pm
fangor is a fan creation by Axel Gimenez.So maybe we will se more characters like Punjar the multi armed swordsman(hoping).


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 25, 2017, 10:30:04 pm
So maybe we will se more characters like Punjar the multi armed swordsman(hoping).

He is at the top of my MOTU Want List. [rock]

I'm really glad to see this line is still going.  These characters give me hope that some of the oddball stuff I want is still possible.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 25, 2017, 10:51:07 pm
Hans Hammer Holder is another fun one.A combo of Gimli the dwarf and Ram Man.But totally speculative right now.And to add more about Fangor he's in the newer classic mini comics.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 26, 2017, 10:52:32 am
I just looked up HAMMERHOLDER.  He would make a great looking figure.

That's the thing with MOTU....the entire property is basically silly, more often it's just ridiculous, but there are some really great character designs in the mix.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 26, 2017, 05:00:02 pm
His real name is Hans Uberman.  Can't go wrong with a name like that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on February 15, 2017, 03:02:44 pm
...I am quite glad to see somebody else continuing MOTUC, both "Collector's Choice" & "Filmation"!  It was quite clear in 2016 that once Mattel ran off any oversight for the line, threw QC out the freaking window, killed any & all communication with the fans, and shipped almost EVERYTHING late, that they had clearly stopped giving a damn! [thumbs down]  They should never have teased us with Snake Mountain though (Super 7 is trying to get it costed out though, so who knows??), and pulling that crap with the Roton at $125 two weeks before Christmas with no warning was TOTAL BS, lol.  That said, I think Super 7 is off to a great start with Collector's Choice (LODAR has been a want of mine since the line started utilizing other media-concepts!), and I am sure Filmation will be basically what we expect (Mer-Man, Tri-Klops, Teela, Man-at-Arms,), and as long as they don't charge $40 a figure before shipping and give you enough time to buy in, it should work out fine for a few more years!  I am hoping for more Modern mini-comic characters like Ra-Jar, Bubblor, Hans Hammer-Holder, ect. and even a Skeleteen!!  (Hey, He-Ro II needs to fight somebody lol!)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 15, 2017, 03:17:57 pm
RA-JAR is high on my want list.  He would be awesome!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 18, 2017, 01:28:03 pm
Well shit.  They finally make mini comics TRAP JAW and PRINCE ADAM, but I'll never own them because they are in a 3-pack and it's an exclusive.

Dammit.  [cursing]  [banghead]  http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=417&itemid=28353

Still, I'm far more interested in MOTU than any of the MARVEL or DC offerings. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 20, 2017, 11:42:46 pm
I totally loved the FILMATION stuff.  [rock]

It's a funny thing....I guess I no longer collect MARVEL or DC.  I'm more about MOTU and THUNDERCATS.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 11, 2017, 08:15:41 pm
... The guy seems cool and all, but they are CLEARLY already taking on WAY TOO MUCH. All of the "retro"/Funko-stuff, weird foreign-style vinyls... mini-"MUSCLE"-style figures, assorted other odds & ends with the MOST niche of niche audiences... AND NOW with MOTU, they want to do "vintage-style" new figures, "Filmation"-styled "vintage-style" figures, and continue the highly demanded "MOTU Classic Collector's Choice" and "Club Grayskull" figures... Which they revealed the first waves of back in Jan./Feb, proclaimed they would have a preorder, be made to order only, and you have to buy the set of 4... And here it is almost mid-April and still no pre-orders open, the "Ultimate" editions they pre-ordered in FALL OF 2016 still haven't been manufactured yet, and they JUST discovered that they were missing crucial tooling for some of the figures... I am still willing to be optimistic, but with all of this going on already, I wouldn't be surprised if they just dumped the MOTUC-style figures next year and plowed ahead with "vintage-style"... Which again has a pretty damn niche consumer-base.  Plus, they want THOSE at regular retail!!  Pretty iffy to me, lol... ???

Yeah, I found the announcement of Vintage Style figures a little odd, myself.  I have no doubt that they would interest certain buyers, but I don't recall anybody really clamoring for them.

It would be kinda sad to see MOTUC die, but it's been on borrowed time.  It was a miracle that MATTEL produced a new line for a niche market after 200x failed, and it's a double miracle that MATTEL then decided to share the license with another company.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 12, 2017, 10:34:30 am
...The dumb thing about it is, There is no REASON for MOTUC to BE on "borrowed time"!  The Four Horsemen have a bankable, certified HIT with collectors with their "Mythic Legions" line, that company doing the "VITRIUS HACKS" 4" fantasy-line, ect.  So there is PLENTY of demand for fantasy-based "collector" lines!  Folks are even willing to pay hefty premiums (that Legions stuff is reasonably priced, but when you go all-in for the collection-building, it gets VERY EXPENSIVE, plus if you aren't in at the ground floor for each wave-launch, you are pretty much screwed, because the extras sell out instantaneously!  Even with the "core" vintage-line completed, the artists behind the new mini-comics made it clear that there are still tons of interesting characters that can be made, plus tons of Filmation-specific and New Adventures characters, and many folks would also probably re-buy EVERY character if they were all made based off of the "Filmation"-style!  All Mattel had to do was keep pumping them out, keep the prices reasonable, and offer occasional incentives like fan-demanded vehicles & playsets, weapon-packs, ect.  Hell, THUNDERCATS was a literal license to print money, even if they just stuck with re-making the LJN line!  But Mattel walks away from it after 7 figures and a criminally-underfinished representation of characters!   But Mattel wants maximum cash for minimal effort, and apparently they simply could find NO ONE with decent management & public relations skills to oversee the line once Toyguru left...  I would never call him perfect by any means, but IMHO, allowing himself to be as involved as he was with the fine folks at He-Man.Org was probably an error in judgement to begin with...  So they farm the license out to an enthusiastic but unfocused newer and smaller company who, as of over 6 months now of handling the license, have produced NOTHING physical and purchasable for the MOTUC line besides the Power-Con exclusives... Which are pretty damn cool but drastically overpriced by most standards, and the .Org's shipping rates are astronomical!!  So while I am still giving Super7 the benefit of the doubt, they need to kinda "step it up" in my eyes, but that's just my two cents! >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 12, 2017, 10:55:09 am
I didn't know that the "ultimate" figures haven't been produced yet.  That sucks.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 12, 2017, 11:09:25 am
Your argument is extremely sound, K-REXX.  It could very well be that S7 are in waaay over their heads.  They do have a lot of plans, and maybe they are only good enough to handle a third of it.  Truthfully, I had even forgotten about them working on the THUNDERCATS license, too.

This could be a disaster.  If they cannot follow through, I wonder what happens?  Is that simply the end of MOTU?  Would it be the end of their company? 



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 12, 2017, 12:15:51 pm
...The way I look at it, they will probably only manage a year of MOTUC-styled stuff (unless there is a DRASTIC turn-around in their timetable) before they throw their hands up and say they only want to focus on "retro"-items. Inevitably, MOTU WILL return to Mattel production, as the live-action movie reboot IS happening at Sony (it's moving slowly, but they desperately need a franchise tentpole!), and the movie will inevitably bring MOTU back to retail! Will it be "Classics-styled"?  Maybe, Maybe not...It would be nice, but I would guess more like "Multiverse/Movie-Masters" style, or the slightly smaller 6" kids'-style stuff.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 12, 2017, 01:47:52 pm
 
...The way I look at it, they will probably only manage a year of MOTUC-styled stuff (unless there is a DRASTIC turn-around in their timetable) before they throw their hands up and say they only want to focus on "retro"-items.

I could easily see that happening.  That seems to be their foundation and true love, anyway.  I would love a new line of cheaper 4"ers with reduced articulation (about 9 or 10 points), but anytime I bring that up, it usually gets screamed down.

Inevitably, MOTU WILL return to Mattel production, as the live-action movie reboot IS happening at Sony (it's moving slowly, but they desperately need a franchise tentpole!), and the movie will inevitably bring MOTU back to retail! Will it be "Classics-styled"?  Maybe, Maybe not...It would be nice, but I would guess more like "Multiverse/Movie-Masters" style, or the slightly smaller 6" kids'-style stuff.

If this happens, we can probably forget the C and D List characters.  It'll be mostly movie versions and 'Comic accurate' Big Guns.  Again, the irony of a property becoming more mainstream, yet we get less variety.

Oh well....no matter what happens, I'll be sitting at a laptop watching it all unfold.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 12, 2017, 01:58:27 pm
As a non MotU buyer, I'm confident in saying that people at the Org will melt when they see live action movie versions of He-Man and company.  They'll all hate it.  Their childhoods will all be ruined.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 12, 2017, 01:59:55 pm
...Yeah, They said they were "working on" acquiring Thundercats, and then their recent update indicated that they still had nothing to say about it!  So I figure if there is still no news by SDCC, Don't expect any word (if any) until next year...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 12, 2017, 02:02:46 pm
As a non MotU buyer, I'm confident in saying that people at the Org will melt when they see live action movie versions of He-Man and company.  They'll all hate it.  Their childhoods will all be ruined.

...I have  NO Doubt, lol!  There was unreal levels of consternation over the addition of "details" to MOTUC, and especially any 2000X touches!!  If the movie designs don't look EXACTLY like the old toys or cartoons, most of them will have seizures, lol!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 12, 2017, 02:15:11 pm
You really wanna split some wigs, show em a Dolph Lundgren throwback figure.   [gah]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 12, 2017, 02:35:41 pm
You really wanna split some wigs, show em a Dolph Lundgren throwback figure.   [gah]

That, I would buy.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 12, 2017, 02:36:28 pm
I've said a zillion times that MOTU would be just about impossible to pull off in live action because 95% of the characters would just look ridiculous.  I once made the mistake of expressing that opinion on the ORG.  It was like I just told somebody that their newborn baby was ugly, and that they should kill it and burn it.

I love the property, but at the same time, I don't take it that seriously.  Sure, loads of Super Heroes are pretty silly, too, but MOTU is clearly in it's own category.  A lot of hardcore fans like imagining MOTU as GAME of THRONES or LORD of the RINGS, but I don't see it that way.

If it were up to me, I would go with an all out CGI and Motion Capture affair full of swashbuckling adventure, humor, fun, bright colors, bizarre landscapes, lots of battle, yet not a lot of bloodshed.  I always like using The PRINCESS BRIDE as a basic skeletal structure.  It would be more about destroying strange creatures or things brought to life from stones, sand, wood, etc....

But that's just me.  [whistle]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 12, 2017, 04:04:00 pm
As you all know me by now, I'm a shy, retiring, humble kind of guy who rarely expresses his opinion on anything remotely controversial be it comics or politics.  ;)

So in that spirit, FWIW, and IMHO, He-Man doesn't need a movie, or even a series of movies.  He needs a TV show.  And not a cartoon.  Live action all the way.  Think a tongue in cheek Game of Thrones without the chopping off of heads and dicks.  Bat shit crazy mythology that can literally go anywhere.  Hundreds/(thousands?) of characters to pick from.  Toy line, mini comic, cartoon, 200X, Filmation, PoP, etc.  Meld it all together into one history/universe and go from there.

Broadcast wouldn't do it.  Basic cable couldn't afford it.  That leaves premium cable and streaming.  Showtime would hesitate.  They've cancelled great shows like the Borgias and Penny Dreadful for costing too much.  They just weren't getting enough eyeballs.  Even OnDemand and live + 7 DVR.  Starz and EPIX couldn't afford it.  Doubtfull Amazon or HULU could either.  Leaving HBO/Cinemax and Netflix.  And this just doesn't seem like something HBO would do.  MotU on Netflix.  It could work.  Better than some fucking movie trilogy Lord of the Rings knockoff.             


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 12, 2017, 04:50:26 pm
A Game of Thrones version of MOTU would render deviantart redundant.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on April 12, 2017, 05:12:36 pm
haven't heard anything about those 12" detailed figures by Mondo(whoever they are) in a while  ???


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 12, 2017, 06:20:43 pm
Not to be all doom and gloom, but if MOTUC dies, then my collecting consists of just catching up with all the older stuff I'm behind on. ( Legends, DC stuff, and MOTU )

I'm sure something else will come along that I want, though.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 12, 2017, 07:46:40 pm
Where we are as collectors at this point is this:  If you aren't locked onto one scale, your options are many.  If you have more disposable income and a lot of space to display and store, again, you have more options.  But most of us don't really splurge on the high end.  And most of us seem to prefer six inch scale.  From retail/etail.  At the moment, there are only four MAJOR six inch lines at retail.  Star Wars, WWE, Marvel Legends, and Multiverse.  I know there are some specialty lines at retail.  I also know that there are a fair amount of kickstarters out there.  That's not what I mean.  Four collector lines at retail.  Let that sink in.  Seems to me, Hasbro and Mattel are full of gutless fucks working on the boys aisle.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 13, 2017, 12:30:21 am
...The way I look at it, they will probably only manage a year of MOTUC-styled stuff (unless there is a DRASTIC turn-around in their timetable) before they throw their hands up and say they only want to focus on "retro"-items.

The more I think about it, the more realistic this sounds.  Delay after delay after delay, followed by more and more anger, and then S7 finally steps up and says "Sorry....we got in way over our heads....we simply aren't big enough to handle all that product".


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 13, 2017, 09:53:26 am
At the moment, there are only four MAJOR six inch lines at retail.  Star Wars, WWE, Marvel Legends, and Multiverse.  I know there are some specialty lines at retail.  I also know that there are a fair amount of kickstarters out there.  That's not what I mean.  Four collector lines at retail.  Let that sink in.  Seems to me, Hasbro and Mattel are full of gutless fucks working on the boys aisle.   

I'd add Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers to the list of 6" Collector Lines out there right now.  By number of lines that's more than a few short years ago.  Star Wars is pretty new.  TMNT and Power Rangers are brand new.  Marvel Legends and DC 6" were trading off for a few years there.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 13, 2017, 10:23:46 am
I thought about TMNT and it doesn't seem line a six inch line.  Scaling is off somehow.  Power Rangers didn't register because most of the product isn't six inch scale.  Most of it is in five inch scale best as I can determine.  Seems like the six inchers disappeared when the smaller one showed up. 

And although I know adults collect PRs, do adults collect TMNT?  I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I'm actually curious about that.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 13, 2017, 10:37:43 am
They both have 6" collector lines in stores nowadays and adults to indeed collect them.  The nostalgia cycle now reaches back to the 90's.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 13, 2017, 10:41:14 am
...Back in the glory-days of the 2000's -series, Eastman/Laird-accurate cartoon, I would say a lot of adult collectors were into it for a while!  The cartoon was FANTASTIC, and a perfect mix of the original comic-style with small touches of the 1980's series humor!  It featured a threatening, baddass and sadistic Shredder, and was pretty dark tone-wise for its first several seasons!  The stories were pretty epic too!  Then they killed it with the kiddified "Flash-Forward", and by the time it went "Back to the Sewers", interest was pretty much dead... The current (and soon to finally be ending) Nickelodeon show has gotten some praise, but IMHO its animation is horrible, the stories are mostly dreck, and the toys are so cheaply designed, painted and articulated that I doubt many adult collectors go anyplace near it!  Even the two recent "movie"-lines didn't draw a lot of attention!  I would say the 6"-7" scaled original movie and toon figures lure in adult collectors for nostalgic purposes, but with no villain figures except for Beebop & Rocksteady, its appeal is rather limited!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 13, 2017, 10:46:36 am
As you all know me by now, I'm a shy, retiring, humble kind of guy who rarely expresses his opinion on anything remotely controversial be it comics or politics.  ;)

So in that spirit, FWIW, and IMHO, He-Man doesn't need a movie, or even a series of movies.  He needs a TV show.  And not a cartoon.  Live action all the way.  Think a tongue in cheek Game of Thrones without the chopping off of heads and dicks.  Bat shit crazy mythology that can literally go anywhere.  Hundreds/(thousands?) of characters to pick from.  Toy line, mini comic, cartoon, 200X, Filmation, PoP, etc.  Meld it all together into one history/universe and go from there.

Broadcast wouldn't do it.  Basic cable couldn't afford it.  That leaves premium cable and streaming.  Showtime would hesitate.  They've cancelled great shows like the Borgias and Penny Dreadful for costing too much.  They just weren't getting enough eyeballs.  Even OnDemand and live + 7 DVR.  Starz and EPIX couldn't afford it.  Doubtfull Amazon or HULU could either.  Leaving HBO/Cinemax and Netflix.  And this just doesn't seem like something HBO would do.  MotU on Netflix.  It could work.  Better than some fucking movie trilogy Lord of the Rings knockoff.            

...Ya know, I personally would dig something like this! :)  But the .Orgers are hung up on the idea of a He-Man that never hurts a fly and a Skeletor who is useless and funny, so they would hate it, lol.  But THEY are not the key demographic any more!  Mattel needs to find a way to appeal to TODAY'S KIDS and keep it interesting enough to draw in the adult collectors & nostalgia-buffs too!  The 200X line and show came close to being PERFECT, but lousy distribution and too many needless variants killed that line...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 13, 2017, 12:31:29 pm
I've had this conversation with many other folks.  My opinion is that Sword and Sorcery just won't fly with today's kids.  Again, it's just my opinion, but I think that genre had it's heyday in the 80s.  I'm not saying no kids in the entire USA would like it, but I think it feels old fashioned and kind of silly to most people now.

There's no question about it....the 200x cartoon was leaps and bounds ahead of the cheezy FILMATION toon, but most people don't even know there was a MOTU relaunch in 2002.  It's sad, but with some properties, you get to a point where there just aren't as many fans, there aren't going to be any new ones, and it slowly starts dying. 

That said, I still really like this property, and it's not dead yet.  It has potential, but it's definitely a niche market.  While it's possible for it to survive, I don't think MOTU can be a hit with the general public the same way Super Heroes have. 

As always, I could be wrong....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 13, 2017, 04:46:30 pm
I dunno dude.  I was never a big S&S guy but I love Game of Thrones.  Still my favorite show as they prepare to wrap it up.  It's given S&S a new face.  I almost fell asleep in LotR I.  Never saw the others or the Hobbit movies either.  "Lets keep walking around and something is bound to happen" is no way to make a movie.  I do have a soft spot for the Narnia stuff from childhood, but that seems to have come to an end. 

Game of Thrones is another way of looking at the genre.  No wizards with long beards.  No dwarves and elves and orcs, and whatthefuckever that other shit is.  I really don't care that much about the White Walkers and their snow zombies or the Dragons.  The best part of the show to me is the politics in Westeros.  That's where the meat of story is.  It's done so well HBO wants more.  To my knowledge, this is the first time HBO has seriously talked about prequels, sequels, and spinoffs.  I realize the action figures didn't do well, but if NECA had made them, maybe a different story.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 13, 2017, 05:11:29 pm
I think I know a part of the show you liked better than the politics.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 13, 2017, 05:48:53 pm
Tits like a show in Vegas?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 13, 2017, 06:24:35 pm
That's the thing, GARD....I've often heard GAME OF THRONES described as Fantasy for People Who Don't Like Fantasy.  I'm not sure if MOTU would work like that with all the whacked out, crazy looking characters it has.

Back in the 80s, I rented tons of crappy B movies about barbarian swordfighters, big castles, damsels that needed rescuing, and the occasional Wizard, but I just don't see many movies like that anymore.  That's what I was basing it on.  Again, I could be wrong....I have a pretty small and quiet existence.  In many cases, I learn that my experiences aren't the norm.

Time will tell.  Maybe SONY will put out an epic movie and it will reignite the whole Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery thing.  It's certainly not impossible.  I don't want the line to die....it's what I look forward to the most at this point.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 13, 2017, 08:04:54 pm
Here's proof that GARD has a better handle on this than I do:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/12/he-man-and-the-masters-of-the-universe-director-mcg-on-casting-villains-tone-and-more


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 14, 2017, 08:05:06 am
Tits like a show in Vegas?

Bingo.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 17, 2017, 10:35:16 pm
...Back in the glory-days of the 2000's -series, Eastman/Laird-accurate cartoon, I would say a lot of adult collectors were into it for a while!  The cartoon was FANTASTIC, and a perfect mix of the original comic-style with small touches of the 1980's series humor!  It featured a threatening, baddass and sadistic Shredder, and was pretty dark tone-wise for its first several seasons!  The stories were pretty epic too!  Then they killed it with the kiddified "Flash-Forward", and by the time it went "Back to the Sewers", interest was pretty much dead... The current (and soon to finally be ending) Nickelodeon show has gotten some praise, but IMHO its animation is horrible, the stories are mostly dreck, and the toys are so cheaply designed, painted and articulated that I doubt many adult collectors go anyplace near it!  Even the two recent "movie"-lines didn't draw a lot of attention!  I would say the 6"-7" scaled original movie and toon figures lure in adult collectors for nostalgic purposes, but with no villain figures except for Beebop & Rocksteady, its appeal is rather limited!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Action-Figures/246/i.html?_from=R40&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=neca+teenage+mutant+ninja+turtles+set&_sop=16

These were the only TMNT figures to ever temp me.  These are more expensive than the LSH sets. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 17, 2017, 11:43:36 pm
 :o Man alive, that is $alty!!!

I have only the slightest interest in TMNT, but I've thought of getting these before.  They would be more than enough:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TMNT-Classic-Collection-Mini-2-Set-of-4-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-2-Pack-/272515172041?hash=item3f732b86c9:g:SEwAAOSw2xRYcvfi



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 18, 2017, 09:39:47 am
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Action-Figures/246/i.html?_from=R40&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=neca+teenage+mutant+ninja+turtles+set&_sop=16

These were the only TMNT figures to ever temp me.  These are more expensive than the LSH sets. 
\

I have the colored versions.  They are works of art.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 18, 2017, 11:21:07 am
Damn, I wish I had a set of those.  I'd sell them and buy a shit ton of cheaper crap.  ;D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 04, 2017, 07:02:29 am
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=28842

Bend over and grab your ankles.  No lube, no kiss.  Just grit your teeth and take it fanboy. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on May 04, 2017, 07:53:37 am
Only one I kind of wanted was Hordak. Not that bad though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on May 04, 2017, 09:43:24 am
I think I'm going to go for the 4-pack of the Classic figs.  $35 a pop is pricey though.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 04, 2017, 11:17:42 am
They look great, but very $alty. 

Ya know, I'd love to think that the MOTU movie will be a hit, and we could get these things back at retail for a much more reasonable price.  But I just don't see that happening.  Even if the movie succeeds, it will probably just mean a line of movie figs that will meet with moderate success.


Why the hell isn't somebody inventing a cheaper way to make plastic!??  [tap]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on May 04, 2017, 02:42:28 pm
If a buddy of mine orders some maybe I'll try and piggy back to add Fangor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 04, 2017, 02:54:40 pm
BW, I think a lot of people are trying to figure out something like that.  If a person is lucky, they can find a buddy or 3, and minimize the dent to their wallet. This whole 'All-In' thing is only for the most steadfast of fans.

Even many Hardcore fans on the Org are getting miffed at the price of these things.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 04, 2017, 06:00:48 pm
BW, I think a lot of people are trying to figure out something like that.  If a person is lucky, they can find a buddy or 3, and minimize the dent to their wallet. This whole 'All-In' thing is only for the most steadfast of fans.

I was thinking that too.  A lot of these four packs are gonna get parted out. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 04, 2017, 06:09:59 pm
Personally, I would love to have FilMation MAN-AT-ARMS, TEELA, and TRI-KLOPS but it just ain't happening.  Stripped down, I guess I want MAN-AT-ARMS the most, but even that is pretty doubtful.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on May 05, 2017, 05:12:19 pm
strange,the day of the sale I can't get to the site,on my laptop or I pad.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on May 05, 2017, 07:05:02 pm
I was able to get in, but... it's $160 with shipping.  $40/fig is too damn much.  I couldn't do it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 05, 2017, 07:14:18 pm
:o  I never thought I'd see the day:  Lots of folks over on The ORG are saying they aren't ordering because the shipping is just too much on top of overpriced figures.  The shipping to Canada and overseas is frigging criminal!  Hell....even people on the East Coast are bitching about how much shipping costs just from California!


jaw_drop

I forget which one of you said it....it might have been KOLOBOS, but somebody on this site predicted that SUPER7 will keep it going for about a year or so, and then that would be the end.  You could very well be right!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on May 06, 2017, 05:19:30 pm
I didn't bite on ordering from S7 cause you pay up front and just paying for all new brake and other car necessities I couldn't swing it>I placed a preorder over at bbst cuae I can easily cancel whenever I want placed all an order there for the powercon figures I always wanted that version of trapjaw.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 06, 2017, 05:45:14 pm
I placed a preorder over at bbst cuae I can easily cancel whenever I want placed all an order there for the powercon figures I always wanted that version of trapjaw.

A lot of ORGERS have said screw it, and are using BBTS because they can order a single figure, or because shipping is cheaper to wherever they live.

I'm screwed on PRINCE ADAM and TRAP JAW.  I've wanted those versions since this damn line started, and I'll probably never be able to afford that 3-pack.  Oh well....sigh....

IRONY: A toy line lasts for nearly 10 years with no retail presence, no advertising, or no media support, then winds up dying a year before a big budget movie is released.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on May 09, 2017, 11:39:12 am
...Yeah, I know Super 7 is relatively small and taking on a LOT by even ATTEMPTING to continue the MOTUC/Filmation Classics lines, but boy howdy, are they off to a rough start!  $35 a figure, absurd shipping/handling fees, NOT having the payment plan up & rolling when they FINALLY DO roll out the preorders... Not to mention promising 2 waves each equaling 16 figures, when it now seems hardly likely or possible... I really do want to give them the benefit of a doubt, but I feel like: A): They have bitten off far more than they can chew in taking on the MOTUC continuation, and B): That they really are only truly invested in doing their limited-run, "boutique-style" oddball collectibles and apparently revisiting "vintage-style" figures... I mean, they want to get THOSE to retail at FYE and other places, along with some of their other stuff... Can you IMAGINE if they actually bothered trying to get the MOTUC-styled stuff to retail??  It would probably sell like hotcakes, and probably NOT cost $35 a piece, more than Matty ever charged!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 09, 2017, 02:42:42 pm
Interesting observations, KOLOBOS. [think]

Maybe SUPER7 assumed MOTUC wasn't going to last much longer, they figured they could tough it out for a year, and went for the license.  I'm not saying they want it to die, but it could be that they figure it cannot possibly last much longer, so they can just ride it out till it runs out of steam.  After it dies, a lot of the pressure is off, and they can focus on the Boutique style stuff and Vintage style figures.

God, I wish the CLASSICS line was at retail.  Jesus....even at 20 bucks a pop, they would be cheaper.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on May 10, 2017, 03:27:47 pm
...Yeah, even though they could easily get probably FIVE OR SIX more waves out of Collector's Choice, between mini-comic characters, 200X characters/variants, DC Modern variants, and MOTUC Mini-comic characters, including the He-Ro II/Son of He-Man stuff, They may manage another wave or two of that, keep Filmation Classics going until they cover the A-Listers and some B-Listers, and call it a day, sadly.  Unless things smooth out DRASTICALLY, and the .Org fanbase calms the hell down,  I have a hard time imagining Super 7 fighting to keep pushing MOTUC-style stuff... I could be totally wrong of course, but based on what I see and what I can infer, Ya Know??  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 10, 2017, 05:27:27 pm
No dog in this fight but I still find it interesting, especially the fan base that makes drunken European Soccer hooligans look sane and rational. 

IF this bleeding movie ever gets made, all this blows up anyway.     


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 11, 2017, 12:47:59 am
Things over on the ORG seemed to have settled down some.  People are talking about a cheaper shipping option that was added, and a payment plan. 

Still, I have some big doubts at this point.  There are some huge cracks in the foundation.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Technically, we haven't seen any CLASSICS product from S7 yet....this is still in the very early stages. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 11, 2017, 03:20:11 pm
Well if this falls apart, wave goodbye to the ThunderCats too. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 11, 2017, 04:17:58 pm
Oh shit, that's a depressing thought.  I hadn't even thought of that.  >:(

I was really hoping we would get at least 2 more waves of CATS.




Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on May 12, 2017, 09:09:17 am
I'd think there would be much more enthusiasm (from the fanbase and the company) in getting the 'Cats A-listers done than there would be for whatever is left to do in the MOTC.  Most of the characters I've seen come out in the MOTUC line the last few years are ones I don't remember.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 12, 2017, 12:02:43 pm
You could very well be right, RAJ.  Very good observation.

That could be another reason SUPER 7 took the license....perhaps they imagined a dwindling customer base, and assumed they could easily handle it.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 12, 2017, 03:08:24 pm
Going back to what KOLOBOS said, start listening at about 5:20.  You can see that Brian is very, very excited about the 5 1/2" VINTAGE line.  Those figures will be sold individually, and will apparently be the center of a lot of attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN0QknYqr-s



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 12, 2017, 03:24:30 pm
No video.  But I don't need to see the video to know that changing scale cuts out your core customer base even moreso than a price hike.  You're giving people the excuse they need to walk away from you and your product.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 12, 2017, 09:59:21 pm
I also caught that S7 plan on selling the VINTAGE line wholesale at brick and mortar stores!  Clearly, VINTAGE is a beloved pet project with a big future planned for it.


I honestly didn't catch that the first time I watched it.  [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on May 19, 2017, 04:13:45 pm
...Yep!!  That's why while I cling feverishly to unfounded optimism, I would really be surprised if MOTUC-style figures continue beyond Year 1, maybe 2!  I just don't see them having the resources, or the WILL, to support the rapidly-diminishing MOTUC-Collector fan-base!  Unless the Four Horsemen really keep pumping out tempting sculpts for them, but they are getting pretty busy themselves, and what we are getting this year is probably just what Mattel planned for 2017, along with pushed-back stragglers (Lodar and probably King Miro are likely two of these!) >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 20, 2017, 12:53:16 pm
Agreed.

Plus, I don't think it helps matters at all that a person has to buy figures in sets of 4.  Sure, you can always try to find friends to split up sets and lower the cost, but how often is that going to work out?  And I often read about people having trouble selling off certain characters they don't want, or having to sell them at a loss.

I can kind of understand the heavy focus on the VINTAGE line.  Clearly, Brian loves that style, but more than that, it's a way to keep the line 'fresh' by starting over with A-Listers, whereas CLASSICS is to the point of being solely C and D-Listers.

You're right, KOLOBOS.  I see just about another year, and then I think interest will plummet.  Between MATTEL being completely out, the character selection, the rising prices, and the HORSEMEN's schedule, it just seems like it's ran it's course.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 09, 2017, 04:46:33 pm
I noped out years ago. The fucking fanbase killed any enthusiasm I had for collecting any further.

I will always hate MOTU fans. And I blame them for every misfortune they bring upon themselves. At this point, they have exactly the fandom they deserve.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 09, 2017, 06:30:45 pm
Rocko still said it best when he called them the "Taliban of toy collecting". 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on June 09, 2017, 07:50:42 pm
Yup


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 10, 2017, 11:59:35 pm
The ORG was a fun place to talk about HE-MAN, but it also drove me crazy because of the entitlement and self righteousness.  Here's an example of a typical 'complaint' from the ORG:

*VIKOR is such a useless character!  He's not even real!  I HATE MATTEL for making him!  Why would they make a figure that I don't care about!??  I'm definitely buying 4 or 5 VIKORs, but I don't have to like it!!  Will I sell any??  NO!  I'm a completist!


*Insert whatever character name here


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on June 12, 2017, 12:46:46 pm
 [mwaha]

Well, I guess the line wouldn't have lasted as long as it did without guys like that. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 12, 2017, 01:18:17 pm
:D  You're probably right, RAJ.  Apparently most ORGERS have lots of disposable income.

I've read posts by so many people on the ORG talking about having boat loads of figures that they haven't even opened yet.  It's like "Yeah....I don't even really care about SIR LASERLOT and CHIEF CARNIVUS....I have 3 each of them, but I might not even open them.  They're currently in my storage unit.  What should I do with them?"

I feel sorry for people that have that much money to blow.  What a miserable existence! ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 12, 2017, 02:28:53 pm
And Sadly, Thundercats is OFFICIALLY DEAD at Super 7......Yep, if you watch the latest "update"  ::) at Super 7, not only does he declare Thundercats "Dead", he presents in in such a glib and tactless manner, you'd think he was getting off on the obvious disappointment of the fans!  He makes it sound like it's ALL Warner Bros. fault, and it could very well be... But conjecture online coming from the apparent direction of the Four Horsemen indicates the issues fell squarely on Super 7!  This is one of the reasons I really don't have a lot of faith in these guys...  They clearly are trying to grab up "big" licenses so they can make their high-end "novelty collectibles"...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 12, 2017, 02:41:17 pm
I don't know how, but there's a handful of exclusive figures on Mattel's store. Was able to finall get Rotar and Twistoid. So I'm finally DONE with this stinking line.

Well, besides Fangor, who I'd still like to find a way to own.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 12, 2017, 03:07:40 pm
There's a handful of previously released figures I still want, but most of them are reasonably priced on eBay.  After that, I expect to be done.  With S7, the prices are obviously going to be higher.  They are already too expensive, so you don't have to be a math expert to figure out how this ends.

On the plus side, after the line dies, maybe some of the figures on eBay will drop in price a bit.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 12, 2017, 07:50:49 pm
It bears repeating that if the movie ever happens, all this gets flipped on it's ass.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 13, 2017, 11:41:16 pm
It bears repeating that if the movie ever happens, all this gets flipped on it's ass.

Entirely possible.  Let's say the movie happens and is a success, I think MATTEL would want to handle any retail line itself.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 28, 2017, 03:07:19 pm
...ANNNNNDD Super 7 screws the pooch again!!  The "Ultimate" editions, supposedly arriving buy the end of June, yet still "On A Boat!" As Brian Flynn so blithely puts it, arrived in GERMANY, thanks to their retailers having the good sense to air-freight pallets directly, And the "collector-friendly, resealable packaging" repeatedly promised is nowhere to be found... They are straight-up traditional blister-cards!!  As an opener, I wouldn't care personally, but this is yet another example of shitty customer relations by a guy who clearly gives two fucks about the people still trying to collect MOTUC...  He's clearly far too busy with his overpriced novelty "collector" lines! >:(


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 28, 2017, 03:47:08 pm
You're nailing it, REXX.  S7 isn't fit to have this license.  MEZCO or FUNKO could have handled it a hell of a lot better.

As an opener, I'm with you on the whole packaging thing.  But the point is, they promised a new kind of packaging and then didn't deliver.  How many HE-MAN fans are going to stick around?  The snowball is starting to roll downhill....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 28, 2017, 04:10:27 pm
...LOL... Honestly, I am a pretty forgiving sort, personally!  But this guy's attitude from the get-go has been treating the MOTUC fan-base like a bunch of dumb, wealthy children!  I totally know how screwed up the fanbase can be, but this is an issue that, IMHO can't just be overlooked!  And I have little doubt that he will say "screw it" with the slightest provocation, and reduce MOTUC to 1-3 figures a year if he bothers after this year at all, so long as he can keep making all of that useless crap that only well-heeled hipsters care to pay for, lol!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 28, 2017, 07:35:19 pm
And I have little doubt that he will say "screw it" with the slightest provocation, and reduce MOTUC to 1-3 figures a year if he bothers after this year at all, so long as he can keep making all of that useless crap that only well-heeled hipsters care to pay for, lol!

Who's to say that's not the plan?

I truly wish I knew the ins-and-outs of why MATTEL bothered with S7.  They could have easily just let go, and called it quits.  Then, if the movie is made and is a success, they could easily start again.  MATTEL created it, so there's no need to worry about 'the rights'.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on June 29, 2017, 06:55:05 am
I can't even remember when i paid for these damn Ultimates it's so long ago... and so long ago i almost don't even care either. My interest in the line has almost completely disappeared which sucks. Hopefully when i finally get the i will be happy but right now?

 Meh


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 29, 2017, 04:56:11 pm
...Over at the .Org they have "in hand" pics from a buyer in Germany... No resealable packaging, and Ram-Man's armor is FLAT GRAY, And the blonde Teela & He-Man heads have such a dark wash it looks like they used shit for hair-mousse... Lol. I'm ok with them, but that Rammy looks cheap, aside from the elaborate boot & tunic grommets... And while I get including Keldor's cape & head, what good is it with no "normal" feet or bracer-arms, no Keldor swords, no acid-vial...  I guess if you missed out on Skeletor & Keldor and are hard up enough it works, but "Wow, BOB, Wow"...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 29, 2017, 10:53:04 pm
It really makes me wonder how the Vintage line will turn out.  Will it continue if the CLASSICS line starts to fall apart? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on June 30, 2017, 01:53:48 pm
...Oh, I'm sure that IF ol' Brian Flynn can somehow profit off of selling "limited-run", retro-styled Filmation figures, and also producing the previously unmade He-Ro & Eldor, sell them for $30-40 a pop, and actually get "vintage" completists & collectors to bite, then he will probably inevitably put ALL of his focus on it & the 3 3/4 figures... [cursing]  He's probably already finding out that the MOTUC fanbase is too diverse, too picky, and too hard to please, so I don't expect he will try catering to them for long!  And  it when he says "Sorry Guys, we just can't make MOTUC anymore!" I have no doubt he will place the blame squarely on the fanbase... ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on June 30, 2017, 04:09:46 pm
just ordered anti-enternia he-man from gamestop.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on June 30, 2017, 09:57:14 pm
Huh.  Didn't see that coming.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 30, 2017, 10:52:09 pm
...Oh, I'm sure that IF ol' Brian Flynn can somehow profit off of selling "limited-run", retro-styled Filmation figures, and also producing the previously unmade He-Ro & Eldor, sell them for $30-40 a pop, and actually get "vintage" completists & collectors to bite, then he will probably inevitably put ALL of his focus on it & the 3 3/4 figures... [cursing]  He's probably already finding out that the MOTUC fanbase is too diverse, too picky, and too hard to please, so I don't expect he will try catering to them for long!  And  it when he says "Sorry Guys, we just can't make MOTUC anymore!" I have no doubt he will place the blame squarely on the fanbase... ::)

Here's a simple way S7 could eliminate the CLASSICS line:  They could force an all-in thing, and start requiring an upfront payment without revealing the line-ups.  They could make up some excuse that being down to C and D listers, it's the only possible way to keep the line going.  As radical as they are, even HE-MAN fans have a limit.

Then, with CLASSICS out of the way, all the focus could be on the VINTAGE line, which would be newer and fresher.  As REXX said, many fans are totally hype about HE-RO and ELDOR, so there's a great starting hook.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 04, 2017, 08:38:35 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=29276


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on July 05, 2017, 05:30:43 am
Ram Man has gone from my most wanted to blah. They cast the silver in gray plastic? Seriously. 7 months since payment and this is what we get? This is the end of the line for me.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 05, 2017, 12:24:09 pm
...Yeah, and STILL NO WORD from Brian/Super 7 on the packaging, and now apparently dull grey armor for Ram-Man, lol... This guy is clearly not used to dealing with "customer input", he just peddles his swag & those that want it buy it... I would be very surprised if the "customer investment" of MOTUC doesn't drive him away from it sooner if not later!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 05, 2017, 01:29:19 pm
REXX, this is a post from The ORG from a dude named Diosouth.  He has a very similar point of view:

The figures are apparently coming out decent enough, probably better than the QC lottery that was Mattel's later releases, but Super7 are primarily a cheapo novelty company. They can pretend they're some exclusive high-end collectible producer all they want, but look at their catalog. MUSCLE, ReAction, vinyl figures, clothing, shot glasses, trinkets. They got in way over their heads, beyond what they usually make, and it's clear they weren't totally prepared, likely hoping their name and "you can only get it if you pre-order! NO day of sale stock, it's all exclusive!" hype would sell it alone. The delays were bad, the switch of packaging is worse for those who expected promises to be kept, but at least the actual toys aren't suffering major issues like floppy limbs and the paint apps are decent. If they had paint slop, loose ankles and swapped shoulders, it could have ruined them at the start of the line.

S7 really needs to take a step back, drop the "high end adult collectible" angle and just admit they are a toy & novelty company. They tried to rush into this and it almost bit them hard. They need to abandon the whole "preorder only, it's exclusive" nonsense, because it means the stock is further limited and with resellers buying up much of the preorder stock anyway, people who want these have to go to scalpers instead of S7, yes I've said this before but it's still true. I can't even give them my money on these, I have to go to BBTS and pay $15 more per figure.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 06, 2017, 12:26:14 pm
....Yeah, I saw that lol! ;D  Of course, now we have "Super 7 Apologists", which would be fine, if we actually had PRODUCT IN HAND, or that they BOTHERED TO COMMUNICATE or even just STICK TO THEIR TIMETABLE for reveals & shipping, lol! >:D  I'm sure any day now Brian will post another glib, condescending video...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 06, 2017, 02:50:56 pm
It's definitely an interesting situation to follow.  I love this line, but I hate the high prices, I hate the fans' entitlement, and I hate that they are NOT fun to collect.  You almost want it to die so it's just over with.

I see that FUNKO has a new 'cutesy' line that will have some MOTU in it: http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=274&itemid=29290

I truly wish that FUNKO was doing a MOTU line similar to BATMAN '66, with 9 POAs.  As far as I can tell, I am literally the only person on Earth that would dig a 4" MOTU line.  It seems to me like it would be a lot of fun, and it certainly doesn't have to mean the end of the 6"ers, but everybody considers it total blasphemy.  It always gets shouted down, and yet folks seem to love Bobble Head type stuff.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on July 06, 2017, 05:10:15 pm
....Yeah, I saw that lol! ;D  Of course, now we have "Super 7 Apologists", which would be fine, if we actually had PRODUCT IN HAND, or that they BOTHERED TO COMMUNICATE or even just STICK TO THEIR TIMETABLE for reveals & shipping, lol! >:D  I'm sure any day now Brian will post another glib, condescending video...

I know right? It didn't take long for them to crawl out of the woodwork did it?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 07, 2017, 11:51:30 am
....Yeah, I saw that lol! ;D  Of course, now we have "Super 7 Apologists", which would be fine, if we actually had PRODUCT IN HAND, or that they BOTHERED TO COMMUNICATE or even just STICK TO THEIR TIMETABLE for reveals & shipping, lol! >:D  I'm sure any day now Brian will post another glib, condescending video...

I know right? It didn't take long for them to crawl out of the woodwork did it?

...LOL, Nope!! I get giving the benefit of the doubt & trying to be "positive", but these guys (Super 7) So Far:
- Have communicated only through e-mails hawking all of their other crap & through glib, snarky-toned Youtube videos,
- Have not been timely (based on their announced timetables!) with ANY releases, announcements or new regarding MOTUC,
- Have lied about (or deliberately avoided keeping the consumer informed/updated) the Ultimates packaging,
- Sworn that WB denied them the Thundercats license, when the Four Horsemen are saying they lowballed them and got turned down... >:(

...So all of this makes it difficult to maintain any sort of meaningful positivity!  I sat and watch these same people spend seven years BITCHING about every little thing Mattel did wrong, but now these hipster-peddlers fumble their way through a year of having the license (with NO product still in hand!), and everyone is supposed to be all Shiny Happy?? ::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 07, 2017, 10:51:03 pm
At first, I was really disappointed that S7 was denied the T-CATS license, but now I think it was for the best.  At least now, there's no wondering.  If they had gotten the green light, who knows how they would have handled it?  They may have charged 50 bucks a figure.  They may have done an all-in thing where you had to order a full set of 6 characters.

Or, they might have skipped the CLASSICS style line and jumped right to doing T-CATS ReAction figures, pencil top erasers, and finger puppets.

If somebody over on the ORG mentions the loss of the T-CATS license possibly being S7's fault, it is immediately SHOUTED DOWN.  "Shut up!  It is NOT S7's fault!!!  They truly wanted the license, but WB turned them down for unknown reasons!!"



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 10, 2017, 12:01:17 pm
...Yeah, it's asinine. Anybody that tried to make excuses for Matty after like 5 years of the line got hatefully treated as an "apologist", These guys don't even have product in our hand after having the license since LAST SUMMER, and they've blatantly LIED (Now Brian says he thought that the packaging info was "out there" >:(), along with the obvious disregard for MOTUC fans (honestly, these guys ONLY want to make this hipster novelty shit!), and I can't imagine why anyone is even bothering to defend them...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 10, 2017, 12:41:53 pm
I don't know what it is about HE-MAN, but there are people on the ORG that would throat punch their wheelchair-bound grandmother if she dared say anything bad about that line. 

But you have to figure, you're going to have that kind of passion when you're dealing with folks who will rant and rave about how much they hate a figure, yet buy 5 of them because they are Completist/Hoarders.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 10, 2017, 04:36:13 pm
except for Teela,i canceled my super 7 orders over at bbts,just not interested no more and want the line laid to rest.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on July 10, 2017, 07:27:03 pm
except for Teela,i canceled my super 7 orders over at bbts,just not interested no more and want the line laid to rest.

I hear ya. Unfortunately i cannot cancel mine as i paid upfront thru a local reseller. I am so over the whole lone though. And its zealous fans.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 16, 2017, 01:05:49 pm
If anybody cares:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63-ZScQqy8

Maybe I'm reading into things, but ol' Brian just doesn't seem too enthusiastic about MOTU.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 17, 2017, 01:13:19 pm
If anybody cares:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63-ZScQqy8

Maybe I'm reading into things, but ol' Brian just doesn't seem too enthusiastic about MOTU.

...Because HE DOESN'T REALLY GIVE A SHIT!! Lol... He only nabbed the MOTU license from Mattel so he could make his usual overpriced novelty items, and he knew he needed to appeal to the MOTUC fans by trying to continue it, thusly drawing them in to try out his other crap.  But now he sees it requires actual WORK AND CONSIDERATION, so it's turning into a low-priority headache... Mark my words, they will do maybe one or two more waves of MOTUC-based figures, and call it quits, citing "lack of fan-support"...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 17, 2017, 03:13:09 pm
Agree totally.

It's kind of like he bought a house because he wanted to be a Home Owner, but didn't read the fine print.  It turns out that the house has plumbing issues, electrical issues, a big yard to mow, a Home Owners Association that dictates too much, higher school taxes, and the basement is wet.

MOTU fans are some of the worst to deal with, and he has inherited a huge mess.  These are people who are currently screaming and crying because the ULTIMATE figs have bubble cards with a hole punched in them.  That peg hole ruins the card, ruins the figure, and ruins any chance they would have had at a happy life.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 17, 2017, 04:09:13 pm
Agree totally.

It's kind of like he bought a house because he wanted to be a Home Owner, but didn't read the fine print.  It turns out that the house has plumbing issues, electrical issues, a big yard to mow, a Home Owners Association that dictates too much, higher school taxes, and the basement is wet.

MOTU fans are some of the worst to deal with, and he has inherited a huge mess.  These are people who are currently screaming and crying because the ULTIMATE figs have bubble cards with a hole punched in them.  That peg hole ruins the card, ruins the figure, and ruins any chance they would have had at a happy life.

...A very appropriate analogy!  I know the packing, in perspective, is not a BIG deal... But the fact remains that they pre-sold these on the basis of "collector-friendly, resealable packaging", changed it WITHOUT ever communicating the fact, and then apparently made questionable deco-choices on top of it all... And the figures still aren't actually here yet!  The guy needs to get his shit together, lol...  That movie is slated for a December 2019 release with Sony, who is hard up for a profitable franchise...  And I have NO DOUBT that Mattel will be taking the rights back to make the toyline!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 18, 2017, 10:54:12 am
They're off to a bang-up start.  I just don't see CLASSICS going on that much longer.  Brian is learning that even the tiniest, most miniscule detail is HUGE to most MOTU fans.  CLASSICS have a lot more to them than those ReTro figures that he loves so much.  It would be like McDonalds deciding that they can do steaks and home made soups.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 19, 2017, 11:52:51 am
...And then it turns out that they have a "Secret Club", with a $125 membership fee, that get's you a shirt, a couple of vinyl exclusives, and "secret info"... And of course has no ties to their "licensed" products!  Unreal...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 19, 2017, 12:34:35 pm
Many MOTU fans with their disposable income:

(http://www.propbay.com/attachments/original/14873d1471582534-joker-s-pile-money-test2.jpg)



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 19, 2017, 01:09:47 pm
...And then it turns out that they have a "Secret Club", with a $125 membership fee, that get's you a shirt, a couple of vinyl exclusives, and "secret info"... And of course has no ties to their "licensed" products!  Unreal...

So basically, they just gather up some extra garbage that they have laying around, pretend that it amounts to something, throw out a few vague hints, and charge over a hundred bucks for their services.  Are they also selling ocean front property in Kansas?

[cuckoo]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 21, 2017, 01:25:54 pm
If you watch this and really pay attention, you can see that MOTU is slowly becoming a BIG PROBLEM that just is not worth dealing with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VmIzCWM63M

Even the new VINTAGE line is running into issues.  It sounds like S7 signed on the dotted line without reading the 100 pages of small print.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 23, 2017, 08:28:32 am
I thought I was out, but Karg is pretty cool and Wrap Trap looks like he'd fit in great. Plus I want Fangor.

...crap


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 23, 2017, 10:39:22 am
As I've said, I still really like the toys, I just don't care for S7's tactics, and a lot of the fans are egotistical, Give-ME-What-I-Want-And-Do-It-Right-Now-Cuz-You-Owe-Me jerks.

I like WRAP TRAP, but I am thrilled that nothing is a Must-Have for me.  It was actually a huge relief.  Most of who I want are C and D list characters that probably stand no chance, even if this line goes on for a while.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: B-Lister on July 23, 2017, 01:57:16 pm
I love the shitshow.

The fans ruined this property. I'm glad they'll be the ones left wanting again.

I remember when the 2002 line tanked, and the way they pissed and moaned about what could have been. I can't wait to watch it happen again.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 23, 2017, 02:13:13 pm
I remember when the 2002 line tanked, and the way they pissed and moaned about what could have been. I can't wait to watch it happen again.

That's exactly what's gonna happen.  They're gonna drone on and on about these prototypes, and how great S7 is, and how they're in for the long haul, but the bottom is gonna drop out with no warning.  Many of the prototypes will never get beyond that stage.  It's gonna hit those guys HARD.

Then, the blame game will start: It's the Cherry Pickers fault.  It's everybody's fault who did not buy 5 of each figure.  It's MATTEL's fault.  It's the fault of anybody who ever complained about the line. 

It's like a bunch of White Supremacists blaming anybody who's different from them for every single problem they have.  Except it'll be about an action figure line based on a silly 80s property.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on July 24, 2017, 09:46:50 am
To be fair, He-Man is pretty much the Aryan wet dream.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 24, 2017, 05:25:44 pm
It's scary that you say that CHOOCH.  I'm pretty sure that HE-MAN is 10 times more popular in Germany than here in the U$A.

Now I understand why!  :D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 27, 2017, 10:37:42 pm
hey David Hasselhoff was more popular in Germany then here lol.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 28, 2017, 09:38:32 pm
Haha!  Different cultures.  I don't know if it's still true, but back in the 80s and 90s, Europe had a much larger Rock and Metal scene than here in the U$A.  Apparently, Tom Cruise's MUMMY did much better numbers over there, too.

Back to HE-MAN, from what I understand, the giants TYTUS and MEGATOR only saw release in Europe back in the 80s.  I never even heard of them till I was on the ORG.  And I think there were German HE-MAN comics, too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on July 29, 2017, 08:15:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Toqu7KP.jpg?1)


Sad that you have to take matters into your own hands to make armor look like armor.  Got a little sloppy in some areas, but I'm pretty happy considering I haven't painted in a good while.

(http://i.imgur.com/LVDZ34h.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Oz0xIZD.jpg?1)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 29, 2017, 08:28:50 pm
how's the quality of the figure?better?worse?same as mattel's?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on July 29, 2017, 08:37:57 pm
how's the quality of the figure?better?worse?same as mattel's?

Feels pretty solid, and no stuck joints.  Seems as good as the Mattel stuff, though I don't have their Ram Man to do a comparison.  Outside of the paint (which is pretty unforgiveable at the price point), I'm glad to finally have a Ram Man. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 29, 2017, 11:05:00 pm
Glad you have RAMMY, RAJ.  Obviously, you know how much he is on the secondary market.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on July 30, 2017, 08:16:42 am
Well, Karg and Wrap Trap piqued my interest and a buddy of mine wanted Dylamug, so looks like I've justified ordering that trio. I'm sure I'll find a way to justify ordering Fangor from BBTS as well


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 30, 2017, 06:33:57 pm
Good for you, BOY WONDER.  Glad to hear that worked out for you.  That is truly the way to buy this line from now on, unless you just have money to piss away.

As the line belly crawls on, I hope they keep offering figures that I do NOT want so I can just be done with it!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 30, 2017, 08:05:42 pm
like I said before if they offer Rajar, the four armed swordsman down the S7 line, it would be hard to pass up


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 30, 2017, 09:06:26 pm
Dammit PTB!!  Stop it!!  I forgot how much I want RA-JAR!!  Do NOT speak of such things!

[gah] [banghead] 





Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 31, 2017, 04:56:31 pm
If you watch this and really pay attention, you can see that MOTU is slowly becoming a BIG PROBLEM that just is not worth dealing with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VmIzCWM63M

Even the new VINTAGE line is running into issues.  It sounds like S7 signed on the dotted line without reading the 100 pages of small print.

...Yes Indeed, Lol!  ::) You can literally SEE and FEEL the Fatigue on Flynn's face and in his voice, whenever he discusses the Classics lines!  I will give them some credit where it is due, for getting around the Karg loophole, Making a strange but popular "concept" like Wrap-trap/Horde Mummy, and seemingly still trying to give us Snake Mountain... But Since they don't even have a PLANNED "pre-order" date for the next wave of figures, It's not even safe to say that they are definitively coming!  Time will tell I guess...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 31, 2017, 05:35:01 pm
You can literally SEE and FEEL the Fatigue on Flynn's face and in his voice, whenever he discusses the Classics lines! 

Yes!  That is precisely what I meant.  He is learning that most MOTU fans are impossible to satisfy, and he is clearly frustrated by at least a couple of dozen production issues.  You can just feel the frustration.

I predict about 3 more waves at the very most, before the foundation completely crumbles.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on August 04, 2017, 05:00:00 pm
...Very likely!!  I am still hoping somehow that they actually manage Snake-Mountain, just for the fact that it would bookend the Classics line so well!  But seeing as how the molds are (presumably) still available, it's pretty shocking that they haven't popped out a Stridor, since it is LITERALLY Nightstalker with a new helmet! ???


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 04, 2017, 09:26:12 pm
Don't feel bad, REXX.  I both hate and love this line.  It's frustrating.  I really want RA-JAR and a few other oddball characters to show up.  But at the same time, I just want it to die so I don't have to deal with it.

You do make a good point about STRIDOR.  There's tons of people begging for him/it.  Tons of people want SNAKE MOUNTAIN, too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on August 08, 2017, 07:39:08 pm
http://thefwoosh.com/index.php/2017/08/masters-of-the-universe-classics-the-future-act-ii-part-3/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 08, 2017, 07:43:16 pm
Josh?  Really?  The line is truly doomed.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 08, 2017, 08:55:40 pm
Not going to lie, I have zero idea who he is and he looks lame as hell, but my name's Josh, so I'd likely get him just for that reason


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 08, 2017, 09:32:14 pm
Somebody give Captain Scurvy an orange. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 09, 2017, 12:03:04 am
I actually like a few of them, but I seriously doubt that the line has too much life left in it.  Some of this stuff may get 'planned', but I doubt any of it will happen.

Again, I'm torn between really digging a Sword & Sorcery toy line, and yet finding it one of the most annoying and troublesome lines to collect.



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on August 09, 2017, 10:56:37 pm
Not going to lie, I have zero idea who he is and he looks lame as hell, but my name's Josh, so I'd likely get him just for that reason

You could get one of those head scans of yourself and put it on the buck.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 11, 2017, 11:35:39 am
I like how 'JOSH' comes armed with a simple bo staff, but I can't get past all that lavender. >:(

No offense to anybody who likes that color!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 09, 2017, 12:02:58 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/super7-supercast-episode-5/

Why is this guy such a douche?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 09, 2017, 03:11:10 pm
There's just something about MOTU.  It attracts a certain type of fan and collector.  It's a silly, cheezy, multiple-origin having, plot hole filled mess that should not be taken too seriously.  For some reason, it draws in the most arrogant, pretentious, smart assed, self righteous, snotty collectors out there.

Like I've said a zillion times: There are lots of cool, easy going MOTU fans out there, but we always hear and see the loudest, most obnoxious ones.  Imagine thousands and thousands of this guy:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2HiVifbQTRM/UOT5PGAXVqI/AAAAAAAAaGA/Pa3PgesF_dM/s400/jeff%2Balbertson%2Bcomic%2Bbook%2Bguy%2Bthe%2Bsimpsons%2Bdrinking%2Bicee.jpg)
 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 09, 2017, 07:26:20 pm
Pretty much.  But why is Brian Flynn such a waste of oxygen? 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 10, 2017, 03:08:54 pm
 

I have to assume that he's kind of like the fans I described, but he also managed to end up being a Big Wig at a Toy and Novelty company.

The more I think about it, the more I think MATTEL hand picked S7 just to watch it spiral down the drain, so that they could 'take over' the line again if a MOTU movie comes out ( or for whatever reason they feel )  They probably needed a break, and figured "Why not make it entertaining?"  Even if S7 completely tanks it, MATTEL could step back in anytime and say "We'll take it from here" just like Tommy Lee Jones in MEN IN BLACK. 


SUPER 7 = The NEW Coke


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 11, 2017, 04:22:34 pm
If anybody is interested:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=13&itemid=29695


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 11, 2017, 05:18:07 pm
Has anyone actually gotten any MOTUC from Super 7?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 11, 2017, 06:09:36 pm
Now that's a good question. 

Me?  Not so far.  The stuff I want has already been released by MATTEL.  I'm also wondering what the quality will be like on the Retro Vintage line.

S7 taking over this line is like a guy who flies model planes suddenly being shoved into the cockpit of a jet airplane.  It may work out for a little while, but....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 11, 2017, 09:46:57 pm
They've released the "Ultimate" figures so far. People seem happy with them. And there should be Power Con exclusives too.

I know it's the same stuff, but the figures they showed there still look cool. I'm genuinely excited for Fangor, Karg, and Wrap Trap.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 12, 2017, 02:18:37 pm
Pretty much.  But why is Brian Flynn such a waste of oxygen? 

...Because he's a hipster douche who figured out how to make big money selling cheap novelties as way-overpriced "Collectors'-items"?  Because he fixates on said novelty-crap when focusing on putting effort & quality into his MOTUC line would actually make sense??  Because he can't TALK without sounding like he's either condescending, or whiny?   >:D  Apparently reports are coming in on the Power-Con exclusives, and they are not good... bad QC, crap plastic, and lots of breakage...   >:(


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 12, 2017, 08:26:48 pm
He is in over his head.  Super 7 doesn't have the resources even though the 4H are still doing the sculpting (apparently).  He thought this license would make him a player.  He's being revealed as an idiot.   



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 13, 2017, 04:26:57 pm
Yeah....even if Brian was a great guy that we loved, we could still see that S7 just aren't up to the task. 

If they were making simple, unarticulated MOTU figurines, I think they could turn out pretty decent.  But let's be honest....even if you hate MOTU, the MATTEL figures have been pretty high quality for the most part.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on September 14, 2017, 08:56:29 am
But let's be honest....even if you hate MOTU, the MATTEL figures have been pretty high quality for the most part.

I dunno.  I only bought the characters I liked.  I'm sure all the others have horrible QC issues.   ;) 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 14, 2017, 11:41:44 am
I recently moved and had to retrieve a bunch of my figures from my parents house including my MOTUC.

Getting to pack them and unpack them with a buddy and being a few years separated from the drama of Neitlich, I have to say these are some pretty neat figures. Really let me appreciate each figure individually as I wrapped them up one by one. At the end of the day, I'm happy I went in on this line and am excited to get a few more figures in the future. No Neitlich and no stupid new canon to deal with boosts this line 100%.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 14, 2017, 02:34:02 pm
When you focus solely on the toys, it really is a fun and cool line.   There are a lot of strange, weird, unique, well-sculpted figures.  You just have to ignore the overabundance of bullshit that comes with it: Digital River, the high prices, the obnoxious fans, Neitlich's nonsense, and lots of other pointless noise give the line a bad rep.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 15, 2017, 08:06:32 am
As an outsider looking in, I can agree with a lot of that.  I was in college when the cartoon started.  I have no connection to it.  I was drinking beer, chasing tail (occasionally catching some), and studying (a little) when this was first on.  The original figures and even the better follow up figures from the early 2000's hold no appeal to me whatsoever.  Now you know I am old.   ;D

As for MotUC, boiled down to the basics, this is quite the sword and sorcery line.  Forgetting about the mutants, aliens, and goofy sci-fi, you have a world not unlike Middle Earth or Narnia.  Warriors and monsters.  Then someone decided to drop Flash Gordon into the mix.  Bad move for the most part.       


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 16, 2017, 10:29:22 am
To each their own. That's what I love about it. It's not the generic D&D fare. You can basically justify anything in the line, which is what makes it ridiculously fun.

I was born in 88, way too young to have enjoyed the original line and I completely ignored the 200X reboot when it was originally on. I got into this because they were solid representations of characters from the Golden Age of toons and toys (granted, the Filmation toon is total shit) and because they were just neat toys.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 17, 2017, 12:48:49 am
It's not the generic D&D fare. You can basically justify anything in the line, which is what makes it ridiculously fun.

Very true.  At it's heart, it's just a fun line.  It's a Fantasy story, heavy on the Fantasy.  How in the flying heck can you not like a skull faced castle??  A big selling point for me as a kid was the paintings/artwork on the boxes.  That stuff just looked really, really cool.  I was into it before the silliness of FILMATION.

http://www.odrakir.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Grayskull.jpg


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 19, 2017, 06:59:50 am
Sometimes things just work out.

Been hemming and hawing for a week or two trying to find just the right deal on Mattel's site to order Night Stalker, but never pulled the trigger. Lo and behold, I saw on FB that a local toy shop got in a bunch of MOC MOTUC with Stalker front and center in the picture. Went down there and got him before they even properly put him out for sale. $40, which I'm real happy with.

He's a lot bigger and more detailed than I thought. I'm fully on board if S7 can retool this guy into Stridor.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 19, 2017, 05:59:48 pm
Good for you, BOY WONDER.  I'm always happy for anybody who has a positive experience with MOTU Classics.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 27, 2017, 02:13:44 pm
Sometimes things just work out.

Been hemming and hawing for a week or two trying to find just the right deal on Mattel's site to order Night Stalker, but never pulled the trigger. Lo and behold, I saw on FB that a local toy shop got in a bunch of MOC MOTUC with Stalker front and center in the picture. Went down there and got him before they even properly put him out for sale. $40, which I'm real happy with.

He's a lot bigger and more detailed than I thought. I'm fully on board if S7 can retool this guy into Stridor.

...Stridor is literally just a repaint and a new helmet!  Technically you could do a more passive, non-angry head-sculpt, but not necessarily, lol!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 27, 2017, 02:23:09 pm
So, everybody over on the ORG is voting for what new characters they want on some Poll.

The bulk of people over there seem to think MOTU Classics is going to go on for years and years.  I just don't see it happening with S7 at the helm.  Not everybody over there is oblivious to S7's issues, but a lot of folks are so happy about the poll, that they seem to think everything will just work itself out.

Here are a couple of posts by 2 guys who seem to get it:

Too soon. They launched the line with 14 new figures, which unless you attended Power-con we don't have any of in hand yet.  Really have to think about it before paying for any more of these without having anything in hand yet.

I completely agree. And, I also think that it's a bit arrogant on Super7's behalf to announce another pre-order for figures that we will not see for a long time while not addressing the issues that are quite apparent with the figures we have yet to receive! (And have already PAID for!)   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 27, 2017, 03:29:33 pm
Sometimes things just work out.

Been hemming and hawing for a week or two trying to find just the right deal on Mattel's site to order Night Stalker, but never pulled the trigger. Lo and behold, I saw on FB that a local toy shop got in a bunch of MOC MOTUC with Stalker front and center in the picture. Went down there and got him before they even properly put him out for sale. $40, which I'm real happy with.

He's a lot bigger and more detailed than I thought. I'm fully on board if S7 can retool this guy into Stridor.

...Stridor is literally just a repaint and a new helmet!  Technically you could do a more passive, non-angry head-sculpt, but not necessarily, lol!

His side pieces (shoulders? Chest? The gold pieces under his neck, whatever you call them) would be the only parts they'd need to resculpt. Stridor had a couple axes instead of the vents. And a new helmet. Hopefully they'd find a way to gussy up his paint a bit too.

Heck, I'd probably buy a pink Clawdeen repaint of Battle Cat too.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 28, 2017, 05:51:03 am
(https://s19.postimg.org/swubd2atf/IMG_0018.jpg)


I wanted a He-man that was more of a mix of 200X and classic like most of my other figures are. I was using Snake Armor head on King Grayskull's body which looked awesome, but maybe a little too 200X. I didn't like the flat gray on regular He-man's armor, so I broke out my silver paint and got to work. I'm really happy with the result. I keep calling him Neo Classic He-man. If I had a mini comic head, I'd consider putting that on there, but I'm fine with him as-is. I'll probably end up painting his shield as well.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 28, 2017, 09:47:25 am
Nice!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 28, 2017, 12:50:07 pm
...Regarding the hapless folks on the .ORG, lol... What most folks seem to be forgetting, is that the first waves of Collectors' Choice & Club Grayskull/Filmation were supposed to be "in-house" at Super 7 in October, to ship out presumably in October or November! Now with Power-Con come & gone, there are STILL no finished production pieces, let alone final packaged product ready yet, and they are STILL "tweaking" on the production level... What all these means is that unless there is sudden, super-speedy resolution to the production issues, these waves may not even ship out THIS YEAR!! I am personally fine with waiting, as I don't want to drop $300+ and receive sub-par product, especially with my long-awaited LODAR, but again, this goes against Super 7's initial selling-points, and Sadly, while I am THRILLED by the 2nd Wave line-ups, I can't justify dropping that kind of money again and waiting who knows how long for the finished, in-hand product... Again! More importantly, I can't expect my fiancee to back the idea of having that much money out in indeterminate Limbo for the second time in less than a year! So I will unfortunately have to pass on the "pre-order", and wait for these to actually BE FINISHED and in hand at BBTS or another online retailer... Not trying to discourage anybody else from laying the money out, I just can't do it again... It is Totally Different than committing to a yearly or half-yearly subscription from Mattel, and laying out the money on a monthly basis, knowing you will get the product THAT MONTH, or occasionally a bit late! No offense to Super 7... (though they IMHO DO DESERVE some "offense", based on how they have thus far conducted business!) It's just not a sales-model I can personally get behind again!  I "love" how Val Staples on the .ORG just acts like the Power-Con figure production-issues are just "normal and part of the learning process", lol...   Sadly, I will end up having to get these sets eventually, for completion's sake!

Great work on the He-Man, Boy-Wonder!  >:D


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 28, 2017, 04:09:40 pm
God knows that I think outside the box ( usually in a non-helpful way ) and I don't know dick about running a business.  That said, maybe S7 should have started off by cutting way back.  Maybe offer just 2 figures a month... 1 Classics character and 1 Club Grayskull character to start out.  You veterans will remember that the line started out with 1 character per month.

Wouldn't it be better to slim down, and be able to focus more on quality than to try an all out sprint for a start?  I mean, c'mon....they're a small niche, novelty company and HE-MAN fans are some of the pickiest, most persnickety collectors out there.  In addition, pretty much all that's left now are C and D listers, so why not let up on the gas pedal a bit?

Just my opinion. [think]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on September 28, 2017, 05:12:14 pm
It may not have been economically feasible to do a smaller number of figures.  Even with 4-8 at a time they're having trouble keeping the price anywhere near reasonable.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 28, 2017, 06:50:49 pm
I'm sure that you're correct.  I am not the least bit business minded.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 28, 2017, 07:07:20 pm
If the movie ever happens, S7 is done.  They can't possibly keep up or get product out to big box retailers.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 29, 2017, 09:39:07 am
If the movie ever happens, S7 is done.  They can't possibly keep up or get product out to big box retailers.

....And honestly, I am CROSSING MY FINGERS that Sony is honestly committed to getting this movie made, as much as I dislike their output... Mainly just for the fact that (A):  It will be really great to see MOTU back at retail, even if it is in the 6" DC Movie Basics-style as opposed to MOTUC-style, and (B): I am already ready for Super 7 to be done with the license!!  Over a year of having it, and all they have gotten to our hands is a handful of re-issues and questionable-quality con-exclusives, most of which aren't even in the hands of the folks that pre-ordered them yet!  It's not an issue of character selection or even really the absurd mark-up, but the fact that they are so obviously clueless, coupled with Flynn's crappy attitude towards MOTU and its fans (deserved to some degree as it may be!), and  a business-approach that clearly is NOT designed for mass-consumerism... 
Just go back to making shitty vinyl figures already, jeez... >:(


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 29, 2017, 12:52:39 pm
....coupled with Flynn's crappy attitude towards MOTU and its fans (deserved to some degree as it may be!), and  a business-approach that clearly is NOT designed for mass-consumerism...

Exactly. [thumbs up]

As I said earlier, I think they could do a decent job of unarticulated figurines, or maybe even some 2" mini figures with 5 POAs, but they just aren't set up to do MOTU Classics. 

I really wish I knew the inner workings of MATTEL, and we could see exactly why they approved of S7 borrowing the license.  I mean....in the grand scheme of things, it's not like MOTU is the most important thing to MATTEL, so they could easily have just said "OK.  We've messed around with this tiny niche property enough.  We're done.  Back to focusing on HOT WHEELS and BARBIE."  For some reason, they didn't.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 29, 2017, 01:19:56 pm
...It's Totally just because, THEY KNOW MOTU has a considerable following, and MOTUC was and is, a highly desirable line!  Mattel apparently just can't dedicate resources to an online "club" or subscription service any more, but they don't mind licensing their own in-house property out, so they can STILL make money off of it, without actually having to produce anything or deal with the fan-base!  Problem is Super 7 just doesn't have the resources, know-how, or consideration, to deal with a semi-high-end high-quality collectors' line!  They can get away with overpriced novelty-items like MUSCLE and vinyls, and 3 3/4-style figures (let's be honest THOSE should be at actual retail, like FUNKO was doing with Reaction before Super 7 took it back!), but anything that involves consistent quality and actual customer considerations is just not their bag!  This could eventually change, but all signs currently point to Brian Flynn just not giving a shit... He grabbed MOTU from Mattel as a quick cash-in, not expecting that there would be any actual expectation from his customers, lol...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 29, 2017, 03:50:30 pm
Super 7 just doesn't have the resources, know-how, or consideration, to deal with a semi-high-end high-quality collectors' line!  He grabbed MOTU from Mattel as a quick cash-in, not expecting that there would be any actual expectation from his customers, lol...

QFT.

I think he seriously underestimated A) the difficulty in making these figures, and B) the pickiness of the collectors.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on September 29, 2017, 04:09:07 pm
...The Fickleness of MOTU fans notwithstanding, (and we ALL know how obnoxious the fan-base can be, especially during the MOTUC/Mattel years! [mwaha]),  There is a fair level of expectation for the quality of the product, based on Mattel's established quality, if nothing else!  And to apparently KNOWINGLY under-perform to even THOSE standards... Or at the very least, appear to illustrate that "It doesn't matter, these chumps will buy ANYTHING!!", does not bode well for MOTUC and Super 7's future with it...  Val is now trying to spin at the .ORG that "who says Super 7 can't do Classics while Mattel does a retail movie-line??" ::)  As if Mattel would allow for sharing of the main market for the license, once they are ready to actually DO SOMETHING with it, i.e. support a movie!!   [cuckoo]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 29, 2017, 05:49:17 pm
Or at the very least, appear to illustrate that "It doesn't matter, these chumps will buy ANYTHING!!", does not bode well for MOTUC and Super 7's future with it... 

I think Flynn truly believed that.  God knows that MOTU fans can be totally devoted and will buy multiples of everything, but there does have to be a certain level of quality!

I was just reading that S7 now wants additional money to set up payment plans.  That rolling snowball keeps getting bigger....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 29, 2017, 06:13:22 pm
Mattel left MotUC behind when it closed down Mattycollector.  It was an experiment that had run it's course.  Without Neitlich being the point of the spear, it had to end.  This is not what Mattel does as the largest toy maker in the world.  They make toys on a huge scale for worldwide distribution, not niche products for entitled manboys.  Mattel does have an online store for some specialty items as well as an eBay store for some other items, but there is no club sucking up to fanboys anymore.  HotWheels and Barbie are exceptions.    

I think part of the reason why DCUC failed at Mattycollector is that people who buy superhero toys don't wanna fuck around on the internet to do so or buy a blind sub.  Period.  Superheroes are meant to be bought in stores, not in an online "club".  Mattel knows MotUC would fail at retail, so they built Mattycollector for it.  And got more headaches than they bargained for including a project manager who tried to carve out his own little online fiefdom.

DC is the second biggest comic company in the English speaking world.  They arguably have the most iconic characters regardless of the current size of the company relative to Marvel.  There's no reason to have to subscribe to get these figures.  On the other hand, MotUC has a relatively small, well defined, and incredibly vocal fanbase with a batshit crazy mythology behind it.  Not something your average Wal Mart customer would want.

A MotU movie would only create a surge in demand for S7 which would in turn put them even further behind.  Mattel would either have to step in or find a new manufacturing partner.  Plus, if the movie figures do well, then maybe MotUC can be brought to retail as well.  Which would crush S7.  

Any scenario I can think of goes against them.    


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 30, 2017, 04:17:54 pm
GARD, I don't even know what the hell to say after that post.  You completely covered EVERYTHING.

 [goodpost]

Basically, it looks like there's no place for S7 to go but down.  It doesn't look like they can possibly succeed.  The business know-how is not there, the communication is not there, and to top it off, S7 wants pre-payments, and are trying to produce a higher end type of product that they have never made before....it just spells disaster.

You totally nailed it about DC products, too.  I cannot imagine any scenario where I would be interested in a Blind Sub, especially with a catalog of hundreds and hundreds of characters.  Sure, I like variety, but you want to know what you're actually getting!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on September 30, 2017, 04:59:04 pm
A better scenario would've been the 4 Horsemen selling the figures through their own store. The why've had a lot of success with their in-house figures and would've knocked their MOTU offerings out of the park.

I'd guess this didn't happen because the 4H either A) didn't want MOTU to detract from their focus on their own work or B) didn't want to deal with MOTU's dumbass fan base.

The 4H are at least giving creative consulting to S7. They've been posting test-shots on instagram and saying they'll passing on notes to the S7 crew and factory.

I cracked and bought a loose Plasmar from China on eBay. Will probably do the same for Gr'asp if the right deal comes along. Maybe Terroar.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 30, 2017, 06:46:37 pm
GARD, I don't even know what the hell to say after that post.  You completely covered EVERYTHING.

 [goodpost]

Basically, it looks like there's no place for S7 to go but down.  It doesn't look like they can possibly succeed.  The business know-how is not there, the communication is not there, and to top it off, S7 wants pre-payments, and are trying to produce a higher end type of product that they have never made before....it just spells disaster.

You totally nailed it about DC products, too.  I cannot imagine any scenario where I would be interested in a Blind Sub, especially with a catalog of hundreds and hundreds of characters.  Sure, I like variety, but you want to know what you're actually getting!

Thanks man.  I just view this line from the side of someone who has nothing invested in it and no connection to it other than I think it's fascinating to watch.  From a safe distance.

As for DC, I'm not suggesting that people don't wanna buy from etailers.  They just don't wanna deal with Digital River and all that other happy horseshit.  My experiences buying from Mike's Comics have always been great.  People just don't want that extra step with the sub.  It's asinine to think that characters like Poison Ivy, Black Mask, and Mirror Master won't sell at retail.

A better scenario would've been the 4 Horsemen selling the figures through their own store. The why've had a lot of success with their in-house figures and would've knocked their MOTU offerings out of the park.

I'd guess this didn't happen because the 4H either A) didn't want MOTU to detract from their focus on their own work or B) didn't want to deal with MOTU's dumbass fan base.

The 4H are at least giving creative consulting to S7. They've been posting test-shots on instagram and saying they'll passing on notes to the S7 crew and factory.


It is doubtful that the 4H could've afforded the license.  Their pockets just aren't that deep.  Otherwise, that would've been the best case scenario.     


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 30, 2017, 07:36:13 pm
Thanks man.  I just view this line from the side of someone who has nothing invested in it and no connection to it other than I think it's fascinating to watch.  From a safe distance.

And obviously, you can see the clearest.  The person with no dog in the race always sees the whole picture.

As for DC, I'm not suggesting that people don't wanna buy from etailers.  They just don't wanna deal with Digital River and all that other happy horseshit.  It's asinine to think that characters like Poison Ivy, Black Mask, and Mirror Master won't sell at retail.

Again, you're right.  Being a DC Collector can be frustrating as hell.  Like I've said a million times....we get less figure variety now than before all these DC TV shows existed.  We'll never see WILD DOG, KILLER FROST, WEATHER WIZARD, HEATWAVE, COUNT VERTIGO, and a whole slew of others.

Then there's the craziness of wanting money for unseen and unrevealed product!  How many people are gonna be OK with that??  And it would be different if it wasn't entire sets of figures.  Jeezus....why not just ask people for unlimited access to their bank accounts??

I wish that the HORSEMEN would do a knock-off MOTU line for their own store.  Yes, they've created MYTHIC LEGIONS, but I would like to see more non-armored characters.  Heck, they could even throw in some MUSKETEERS and ROBIN HOOD types.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 01, 2017, 09:12:24 am
Again, you're right.  Being a DC Collector can be frustrating as hell.  Like I've said a million times....we get less figure variety now than before all these DC TV shows existed.  We'll never see WILD DOG, KILLER FROST, WEATHER WIZARD, HEATWAVE, COUNT VERTIGO, and a whole slew of others.

Then there's the craziness of wanting money for unseen and unrevealed product!  How many people are gonna be OK with that??  And it would be different if it wasn't entire sets of figures.  Jeezus....why not just ask people for unlimited access to their bank accounts??

I'm almost at the point of never saying never again.  One word..."Ray" has gotten my hopes up again.  Still, I will manage my expectations, but I do think the potential is there again for a lot of stuff we (adult fans) might want.

As for subs to blind (superhero) product, that's not gonna work.  There are too many cherry pickers and niche collectors for that to happen.  People who only buy Batman or Wonder Woman or JLA.  Fill in your specific blank.  There seems to be a fairly small amount of true completists out there collecting superhero figures, be it Marvel or DC.  There are too many peg warmers from two or more years ago for that to be true.  If I wanted them, I can still find Sentry, Machine Man and Hawkeye around here.  DKR Robin and armored Batman are plentiful as well.  A wide variety of figures however, covers everyone's niche.   ;D 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 01, 2017, 09:18:11 am
I wish that the HORSEMEN would do a knock-off MOTU line for their own store.  Yes, they've created MYTHIC LEGIONS, but I would like to see more non-armored characters.  Heck, they could even throw in some MUSKETEERS and ROBIN HOOD types.

From what I've seen of Mythic Legions, I think they have.  At least as far as the S&S part of MotUC goes.  Even in a somewhat different scale, I believe they've been designed to compliment MotUC. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 01, 2017, 06:12:12 pm
I suppose it's amazing that MOTU Classics has lasted as long as it has.  Originally, it was planned out to be just 6 figures and that was it.  I guess it's been on borrowed time for quite a while.  As you said GARD, the MATTY COLLECTOR site being shut down certainly didn't help.

It may keep limping along for a few more years, but it's gotten totally out of my price range.  At 35 bucks a figure plus shipping, I just can't do it.  I suppose there's always the chance of them doing a less popular character or two that will actually drop in price on eBay.  We've seen it happen.

I just have to have patience.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 01, 2017, 07:56:46 pm
IF the movie ever happens and it does well, there's still a chance that there may be a non movie retail line of MotU based on the source material.  Simpler packaging, fewer accessories, maybe a C&C piece of some of the monsters, steeds or bigger figures.

I wouldn't hold my breath.  And the movie would have to be a monster hit.  But I'd think there's an outside chance.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 01, 2017, 11:35:04 pm
GARD, I'm pretty damn pessimistic about a successful MOTU movie.  I could go on and on about why, but maybe another time.  But I agree....if that happened, it would change the whole picture entirely.  There could be both a Movie line and a rejuvenated Classics line.

Sadly, I think the Sword and Sorcery genre had it's heyday in the 80s.  I just don't see a MOTU movie being a hit unless the planets align, and there's a blue moon 5 days in a row.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 02, 2017, 07:45:27 am
I disagree about S&S having it's heyday in the 80's.  The LotR/Hobbit films did very well.  A Game of Thrones took everyone by surprise.  Shannara Chronicles did OK in the ratings as well.  And there's a lot of chatter about other S&S novels being adapted for TV.  On both cable and streaming platforms.  These are expensive to produce so it may take some time.  I also fully understand that that does not necessarily sell toys.

I think I'd like to see a MotUC line at retail just to see the Org melt.         


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 02, 2017, 12:35:15 pm
I think it can go either way.  Both HERCULES movies, JOHN CARTER, and the recent LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR movie didn't do very well.  But you are absolutely right about the other stuff you mentioned.  I guess it's kind of hit or miss.

[think]  Hmm....it's very interesting that 2 of the things you mentioned were TV adaptations rather than movies.  A few people over on the ORG mentioned how a NETFLIX HE-MAN series would be pretty cool.  I agree that a series is the way to go for lots of properties, as you are able to build and expand on stuff, whereas in movies it's all about chopping, editing, and cutting for time constraints.

Sadly, I can't picture a HE-MAN movie being a blockbuster, but who knows? 



Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 02, 2017, 04:14:37 pm
Think I suggested the He-Man/Netflix thing a while back.  I'll find it later.  ;)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 02, 2017, 05:18:24 pm
[think]  Hmm....it's very interesting that 2 of the things you mentioned were TV adaptations rather than movies.  A few people over on the ORG mentioned how a NETFLIX HE-MAN series would be pretty cool.  I agree that a series is the way to go for lots of properties, as you are able to build and expand on stuff, whereas in movies it's all about chopping, editing, and cutting for time constraints.

There are dozens, if not hundreds of Fantasy/S&S book series out there.  Most are not Y/A like Shannara Chronicles.  Some are quite good, others just plain terrible filled with the worst kind of tropes.  Of course the grand daddies are The Rings/Hobbit and Narnia.  I think both could be adapted to TV with a lot of time, money, and attention.  Then there's GoT for a far more adult audience.  And boatloads more. 

HBO isn't gonna fuck up a winner.  This is the first time since HBO stated producing original material that they've even talked about any sort of continuation once the main show is over.  Although there was and Eric/Pam show rumor after True Blood ended.  There could be as many as six spinoffs floating out there.  Doubtful they'd pick up another series not wanting to dilute the GoT brand.  Cinemax prefers to stick with "real world" stuff like Strike Back and Banshee.  Showtime and Starz may not wanna lay out the money required for one of these series.  Showtime kinda took it in the shorts over the last big budget period piece they did.  I still miss Penny Dreadful.  Starz has enough on it's plate with American Gods.

Amazon/Hulu probably don't have the money either.  And I don't see how any basic cable network can afford something like this.  Which leaves Netflix.  MotU would be an amazing train wreck. 

The one I keep hearing is Weaveworld.       


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 02, 2017, 05:56:33 pm
If done correctly, I think a NETFLIX MOTU series could reeeally be cool.  I've said it a million times: I think it needs to be high on fun and swashbuckling.  GARD, I think you mentioned how it should be very tongue-in-cheek, and I couldn't agree more.  Sure, there needs to be plenty of action and adventure, but a minimum of bloodletting. ( Think Star Wars: A New Hope meets The Princess Bride meets The Three Musketeers meets The Mummy 1999 with a touch of Your Highness ) All just my opinion, of course. 

Over on the ORG, some people are starting to flip out over the new, very expensive shipping rates. 

-I didn't complete my pre-order because I'm not paying $41.00 for 8 figures shipped when I was charged $18.00 to ship 9 figures from wave one back in May.

-$41 for me in Kentucky, compared to the $16 "standard" option we had with wave 1.

-It's official. No paypal. These are now on the same level for me as Mythic Legions. Final nail & I'm out.  Enjoy guys.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 02, 2017, 06:34:20 pm
WTF?!

Yeah, if it's that much, they can fuck themselves


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 15, 2017, 04:10:27 pm
Total chaos over on the Org.  It has to do with the SORCERESS and her wings, whether or not she can sit, how she can pose her arms, etc....

I would NOT want to be anybody at S7.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 15, 2017, 06:48:27 pm
*grabs a chair*

*grabs a drink*

*reads forum*

*smashes phone*


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 16, 2017, 03:46:58 pm
 [mwaha]...Yeah, Super 7 fiinally announced that there would be two sets of wings, extended and relaxed... But then didn't try to clarify whether "relaxed" mean, "relaxed & sitting", "relaxed and folded in front"', or just hangin' down over her arse, lol!   [hi5]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 16, 2017, 03:58:16 pm
The problem with The SORCERESS is that the cartoon version of her may be one of those characters that you just cannot pull off in plastic form.  Some people want cloth wings, while others hate that idea.  Some want flexible, plastic wings that can work in any pose, but how does S7 pull that off? There's no easy way to handle her, and there's no single way to do her that will satisfy everyone

Now, it's breaking into arguments over FILMATION vs. the CLASSICS style.  It's a mess.  At times like this, I'm glad I'm a Cherry Picker with no desire for this character.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 17, 2017, 05:49:35 am
New pic of Fangor on 4H Instagram page. Looks awesome, really glad I preordered him.

(https://s19.postimg.org/kndoj04ar/IMG_0113.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on October 17, 2017, 09:17:18 am
Looks cool, though the fangs would be impractical.  Is that a wrench in his left hand?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 17, 2017, 01:26:41 pm
...He's the Snake-Men's engineer/weapons-guy, so he includes a hammer, screwdriver & wrench!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 17, 2017, 01:42:38 pm
I have never had any interest in any of the SNAKE MEN, except for KOBRA KHAN.  That said, each and every one of them has looked amazing.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 17, 2017, 02:03:10 pm
I don't like how goofy Sssqueeze came out. He could've used a more 200X approach with a less Muppet looking head and snake heads for hands. A little darker color on him would've been nice too.

I don't know if the fangs are anymore impractical than having a giant elephant head on a firefighter or having a giant steel karate chop hand.  ;)

HA!  I hadn't noticed his wrench. Now I'm even more excited for him


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 17, 2017, 02:44:10 pm
I don't know if the fangs are anymore impractical than having a giant elephant head on a firefighter or having a giant steel karate chop hand.  ;)

Even as a kid, I thought that a lot of the later MOTU characters were just too darned silly looking.  I had over a dozen of the earliest figures, but as the line went on, it seemed like every character was nothing more than a weird gimmick.  I quickly lost all interest.

Granted, the HORSEMEN seem to be able to make even the lamest character look really cool!

It depends on who you ask.  To many people, the entire HE-MAN catalog is silly and ridiculous.  To others, all Super Heroes are childish nonsense.  As always, YMMV. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 17, 2017, 05:34:02 pm
I don't get into this because I have no connection to the property.  I don't have the money after buying my DC comics and Multiverse figures.  And any residual enjoyment would probably be ruined by the Orgers. 

But when you chop out the silly, stupid stuff, you have a pretty good S&S property.  I maintain that Vikor is the best Conan figure ever made.  Warriors, wizards, and monsters is really all you need.  Plunder?  Please?  Filmation did no favors to these guys except for exposure.     


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 17, 2017, 08:22:21 pm
I love the goofiness though.

I got a large wall mirror in my new house with a small shelf on the bottom that I had enough space to put a few figures on. I opted for some Skeletor baddies which were mostly the goofier ones. Twistoid, Ninjor, Stinkor, Two Bad, Scareglow, Faker. Plus Skelly, Lynn, Merman, and Blade.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 17, 2017, 10:05:38 pm
Yeah, the goofiness is the charm.

The new figs look great, but I can't justify the money.  Especially when S7 seem incompetent.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 18, 2017, 01:54:09 pm
$35 bucks a figure, you have to order a set of 4, and that doesn't include shipping.  Plus, who knows what kind of delays there may be having to do with shipping, the plastic, the packaging, or anything?  Sounds like fun to me!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 19, 2017, 02:24:37 pm
...So the guys at Super 7 just confirmed the full accessory-assortment for their Wave 2 figures... With barely 2 weeks left in the pre-order, lol!  Of course there is an assload of drama at the .Org, because now simplified Filmation designs with NO "classicized" elements are working their way into Collector's Choice, which is SUPPOSED to be a continuation of the "Classics"-style... But whaddayagonnado, Right?  No way to possibly please everybody any more, lol... [whistle]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 19, 2017, 04:47:59 pm
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/19/masters-universe-gets-funko-pops/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 19, 2017, 04:52:53 pm
Of course there is an assload of drama at the .Org, because now simplified Filmation designs with NO "classicized" elements are working their way into Collector's Choice, which is SUPPOSED to be a continuation of the "Classics"-style...

Yeah, I've been following that.  The bottom line is that as long as sales don't drop dramatically, S7 is going to do whatever they want to do.  Most ORGERS have that "I'll buy it, but I don't have to like it" mentality. 

Dammit!  I don't like the way they are handling this!  I'll still buy 5 of each figure, but I am so angry, I might not open them!  Screw you S7!  Now, here's my credit card number!!

::)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 24, 2017, 01:56:04 pm
...So now they are "updating" Granita to better fit with Stonedar & Rokkon, and Dylamug, while probably not different otherwise, will at least have a "toy-accurate" Horde-symbol to switch out with the "toon" one!  Some progress, I guess!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 25, 2017, 03:29:10 pm
At the current price, I hope S7 keeps on making characters that I don't want.  [innocent]


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 30, 2017, 05:07:44 pm
...Here's a FUN Summary of Brian Flynn's latest video interview!! [mwaha]

Here is a full summary of the video, for those who didn't watch and didn't see the thread that's not in the MOTUC subforum.

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ynn-of-Super-7

First 48 minutes:

1. There is a ton of news about the vintage line. Basically, there are efforts to take it to retail. That will delay it by almost a year (fall 2018). He talks a lot about his excitement for it and he hints, quite strongly, that it's a big focus for them because they think it's the only way to bring new customers into MOTU collecting.

2. He talks a lot about design issues for the figures. There's a ton of detail here, but a lot of it isn't all that new or informative (at least in my opinion). I expected his interviewers to follow up on a few things he says, but they do not, leaving some odd hanging points in the air about the PowerCon figures in particular. The gist of it, though, is that they are working very hard to make sure everything is as high quality as possible. He does imply, though, that the PowerCon stuff was the product of deliberate design choices (they wanted the heads to be impossible to remove? I didn't quite understand what he meant in this long discussion). It's an odd part of the interview.

3. They intend for the MOTUC waves to be once a quarter, alternating between CC and CG, for a total of 16 figures a year. So they would like to do 4 CC figures in the spring, 4 CG in the summer, etc. I didn't realize this was their goal.

4. Wave 1 might ship around November 28. Europe will get them first because of airmail. They are done with changes, although they haven't seen Lodar's final armband yet.

5. It's too early to reprint a CG He-Man and CG Skeletor. Others will have to give their opinion, but he seems to imply that MIGHT happen after the vintage figures are released.

Minute 48 on:

1. From minute 47 to about 50, they talk a lot about the fact that Universal owns MOTU and grants Mattel rights to make toys. Honestly, this really lead nowhere and is only of interest to IP attorneys.

2. Minute 51 to 54 he discusses the fact that they have not had discussions on '87 movie figures, but there is a small opening for them. (Modulok talks a lot during this part for some reason.)

3. Minute 55 begins a discussion of Ultimates. He discusses Fisto and he isn't enthusiastic. He won't make them just to save people money. He talks about Shadow Weaver. Again, don't hold your breath. Brian contradicts himself a little in this. On the one hand, he says the Ultimates were supposed to reintroduce people to collecting. On the other hand, he says they won't do figures unless they can do them differently. Weird. I left thinking no more Ultimates, at least not in the near future.

4. He clarifies that the packaging for CC and CG won't change. Modulok talks a lot during this part.

5. Minute 59 is the wave 2 preorder discussion. There will be an email saying the preorder window will stay open until shipping of Wave 1.

He is very clear that the preorder numbers are not great. They are worse than Wave 1.

He believes that the figures as shown at PowerCon would have been fine for the "vast majority of people." However, he wants them perfect. He does criticize people who critique paint apps.

6. Minute 105 begins a long speech by Modulok about how awesome Super7 is.

7. Minute 112 begins a final discussion of the four wave plan. The next wave might be shown by March. Here at this point he says three figures per wave, although I think he misspoke. He also talks about hiring a full time customer service rep.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 30, 2017, 06:52:03 pm
He is very clear that the preorder numbers are not great. They are worse than Wave 1.

This makes a lot of sense.

A) QC is still an issue   
B) Most people don't want to order Wave 2 when they haven't received Wave 1 yet 
C) They've gotten more expensive

I'm all over the place with this line: I still love MOTU, but CLASSICS are definitely out of my price range now.  The VINTAGE line being at retail is really fun to think about, but it kind of sucks that it's been pushed back a year. 

REXX has said this before, but I get the feeling Brian would like CLASSICS to just die so they can concentrate on the 5.5" VINTAGE line, and all the other S7 novelties.  CLASSICS requires a shitload of attention: The paint apps are more complicated, the molds are more difficult to work with, some people aren't happy with the ULTIMATES, while others want them reissued, and he doesn't want to do that...the list goes on.  Having it disappear would free up a lot of time.

On the other hand, I do kind of like Flynn's thing about reissues: Making them slightly different from the original releases, but not so different that they are unrecognizable.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 30, 2017, 09:41:23 pm
How the hell are they gonna go retail when Mattel couldn't?  Without a movie, cartoon, or TV show of some kind, I'm not sure how this goes. 

Someone check the Org and see how they're responding to that bit of news. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 31, 2017, 06:00:35 am
This guy might be worse than Toyguru


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 31, 2017, 07:22:19 am
Given time, he will be.  No doubt. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 31, 2017, 11:51:28 am
How the hell are they gonna go retail when Mattel couldn't?  Without a movie, cartoon, or TV show of some kind, I'm not sure how this goes.

That is definitely a great question.  [think] ???   We keep getting told that these days, no retail toy line can exist without a tie-in, sooo.....


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 02, 2018, 09:43:28 am
So I’ve been going to the local antique mall for the past couple of years finding various odds and ends from DCUC etc.  He has an extensive toy selection.  The second near complete collection of MotUC MoC has shown up.  Prices vary but he’s always a little high as he bases everything on Amazon prices. 

Are people abandoning ship now that Mattel punted?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: JackKnight on January 02, 2018, 01:05:07 pm
I sold a bunch of extra MOTUC I had on Ebay in November. They sold for ALOT. Don't know about the newer stuff, but at least some of the older stuff seems to have a big demand.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 02, 2018, 01:57:12 pm
He had Ram Man up for $90.00.  Is that in line?


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: bigraj on January 02, 2018, 02:42:07 pm
That's about the lowest I'd seen him for before the recent re-release w/alt paint apps.  Haven't looked for an original release since then.  Usually I'd see him for about $120+.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 02, 2018, 03:58:45 pm
I think a lot of people abandoned ship when Mattel let it go.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 02, 2018, 08:21:48 pm
What's to abandon? They did everything you could want. It's not like ThunderCats where people are selling them because they don't want an incomplete collection. If you're a fan of these characters, this is the peak.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 02, 2018, 11:49:52 pm
Good point, BW.  It's pretty much down to variants and D Listers now.  Many probably thought it was the perfect jumping-off point.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on January 03, 2018, 09:33:36 am
I know I did once I saw the price.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 03, 2018, 01:14:21 pm
That's another great point, CHOOCH.  It's hard to remember that they started out at $20 a piece.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 03, 2018, 01:34:03 pm
Although I wouldn't put it past some stupid .Orger getting mad that their collection isn't complete without some random, lame, one-off Filmation character.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 03, 2018, 01:53:33 pm
Currently, there's a thread over there where people are posting lists of the 100 characters they still want. 

I did NOT mistype that.   


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 14, 2018, 09:20:54 pm
https://www.cbr.com/he-man-masters-universe-reboot-films-spring-2018/

Release two years out.  Must be a lot of CGI budgeted. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 16, 2018, 04:57:15 pm
they say the latest classic and club greyskull waves should ship from super7 around feb 20th


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 17, 2018, 12:29:45 pm
I headed over to He-man.org to check out what kind of fanboy anger got stirred up over S7's latest MOC pics and boy I wasn't disappointed.

There's full arguments over whether Tri-clops should be accurate to the actual animation cells or the damaged copies that some TV stations received that made him appear darker.

One person keeps going on rants about how Hordak is ruined because his package says "He-man as the Masters of the Universe" instead of S7 completely redesigning the package to say She-Ra for one figure.

And then there's this guy, getting way too pissy over the arbitrary bio on the back of the card. Does it look like the character you want it to? Guess what? IT'S THAT CHARACTER. Who gives a fuck what some copywriter slapped on the back?


 
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I remain perplexed and annoyed at the billing that Hawke has received on her packaging ("HEROIC Feathered Fighter"), and the apparent "Masters Classics" canon "Whitewashing" of the character's treacherous past.

So, evidently, according to the Bio info extrapolated from The Magnificent Tome (which I recall mentioning being confused by when that book came out), this figure is the Masters Classics version of the character of Hawke, who, while looking just like the FILMation version, is actually Stratos' sister this time around, making her supposedly the MYP version instead (or possibly both at once??). THIS Hawke pulled a big "Betrayal of Stratos" moment in her past, but only because she was hypnotized by Evil-Lyn. Sooo Parallax cop-out. She then goes on to campaign for Stratos' job upon his death, and ferrets out a conspiracy in the backstory of his actual successor, Tufos, etc. etc.

While I am glad that this evidently means that there is no need to do a Variant figure of the MYP Hawke character, I am just wondering:

WHY. In. The. Name. Of. All. That. Is. HOLY!! can't anyone go near the odd circle of women comprising Stratos' home life without adding another layer of sediment to the already murky proceedings?? Thanks a lot, Bio writers, whoever/wherever You are!

Vent mode: Off.

I'm pleased that the figure looks as good as she does. She effectively ticks two of the "Women of Avion" boxes, while inadvertently (?) creating still another box to tick, and "X"es that too. Since MYP Hawke is evidently no longer needed, that just leaves either of two possible versions of Stratos' wife (and mother of his children), Delora!

Neither of whom, of course, came anywhere near placing well in our recent Character Poll.

Oh, well. I've been patient (sort of) this long...


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 17, 2018, 02:39:53 pm
Can you imagine trying to please those people?  Then, imagine that there are dozens and dozens more, all just as angry and full of piss and vinegar.  But all with complete differences of opinion, and whopping senses of entitlement.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: retcon on January 17, 2018, 02:56:05 pm
Careful what you say abou them here if you're a member there -- they'll ban you!

Seriously though, they're the sort of people that make me embarrassed to be a fan of anything.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 17, 2018, 03:01:16 pm
Like Rocko said a long time ago...they're the Toy Taliban. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 17, 2018, 08:25:23 pm
Careful what you say abou them here if you're a member there -- they'll ban you!

Seriously though, they're the sort of people that make me embarrassed to be a fan of anything.

I got banned a LONG time ago

I have the screenshot on my photobucket, I need to swap it over to something else


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on January 26, 2018, 05:32:00 pm
...Super 7 has created more drama for themselves, lol... Filmation Teela is, arguably, a virtual train-wreck, Filmation Tri-Klops now has NEON-GREEN armor (based on a animation model that never appeared on the airings of the show), and Hawke is a bland mess. On the bright side, Lodar, Fangor, Quakke, Filmation Man-at-Arms, and Filmation Hordak all look pretty good, lol!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 29, 2018, 09:06:47 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-con-2018-toy-exclusive-reveal-1-of-3-spikor/


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on April 19, 2018, 02:24:34 am
http://super7hq.com/news/stridor-pre-sale

Out of the blue, S7 reveals Stridor with an ambitious July shipping date.

Everyone’s already pointed out his lack of paint detail, missing shield, and inaccurate helmet, but at the end of the day, I’m happy to get him. $60 isn’t as awful as the price could’ve been. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 19, 2018, 07:52:28 am
Hmmm... $60 is a tempting price point, but shipping will probably be enough to put me out of it.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 19, 2018, 03:31:28 pm
I would have thought it would be at least 80 bucks.  A good portion of the ORG is up in arms about Stridor's helmet, but some are OK with it. 


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on April 19, 2018, 03:59:19 pm
I think the new helmet is actually cooler looking than the original.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 19, 2018, 06:54:38 pm
http://news.toyark.com/2018/04/19/mythic-legions-tribute-figures-power-con-2018-297294


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on April 20, 2018, 05:54:53 am
I don’t have any other Mythic Legions, but that Battle Cat is pretty sweet.

I would have thought it would be at least 80 bucks.  A good portion of the ORG is up in arms about Stridor's helmet, but some are OK with it. 

I saw someone mention that if we got them in reverse, we’d be ok with this. That we’d accept this as the 4H’s Stridor helmet and when Night Stalker got a purple repaint, we just would’ve enjoyed it as a bonus.

Of course someone on Fwoosh said Brian from S7 hinted that there may still be a purely vintage helmet as well.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on May 16, 2018, 12:32:21 pm
I sat there at the 11th hour this morning with that damn horse in my cart wondering if it was worth $75 shipped to me. In the end I pulled the trigger, telling myself it’ll likely be a bitch to get later and after this and Karg, I’m done with the line. But I still hate putting up all that money for something that isn’t shipping for so long.

Of course it says it’s still available for order, so who knows when they’ll actually cut it off.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 16, 2018, 05:26:19 pm
Think of it this way, though BW....now you're completely done.  You NEVER have to worry about the annoyance of this crazy, infuriating, too damned expensive line again.  And the horse will probably be like....200 bucks on eBay.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on May 16, 2018, 07:00:21 pm
That’s exactly my thinking.

I’ll eventually track down Tytus and maybe some vehicles, but nothing new.

Unless they somehow crank out a Mantisaur


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on June 26, 2018, 03:06:08 pm
Super 7 revealed their SDCC exclusive of a silly Prince Adam with a laughing face inspired by the video of What’s Going On mashed up with old MOTU clips. Is a silly, charming, nonessential figure that’s great as an exclusive.

Naturally the fine folks at Se-man.org have lost their fucking minds proclaiming that their collections are useless unless they can get this, personally emailing S7 for more info, paying $150 on eBay for an nonguaranteed pre-order, calling the figure homophobic, saying that it completely destroys the public perception of the MOTU franchise, and everything in between.

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?272861-SDCC-2018-exclusive-CG-Prince-Adam-from-Super7

Enjoy


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 28, 2018, 11:22:37 am
Yep.  I've absolutely been following this insanity. 

Apparently, some people have never realized that not everybody takes MOTU as seriously as they do.  Hahaha!!


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on July 05, 2018, 05:03:12 pm
I wonder what happened to Mondo's(I think that's their name) line of 12 inch master figures? tthey looked cool.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 13, 2018, 02:26:46 pm
Stridor randomly arrived today. Zero notification he'd shipped or was in stock.

He’s what you’d expect. Would a bit shinier be cool? Yeah. But he’s nice overall and I’m very glad to have him.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/6437pbbrl/280_FFE79-_EF75-4_EED-9_A39-515_C0246666_D.jpg)

Thing and Mikey were all I had on my coffee table. They’re the duo I never knew I needed.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 13, 2018, 08:37:19 pm
BW, please start making a stop-motion animation movie with your toys.  I want the FANTASTIC FOUR, Ninja Turtles, and MOTU to come together!  The FF and the dimension hopping Turtles should have no problem getting to Eternia.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Boy Wonder on October 29, 2018, 07:43:41 pm
Got Karg today and opened what may be my final MOTUC figure ever. Not for any bad reason, but I really feel like they’ve made everyone I want. Unless they come up with another really cool original character, that’s it. It’s finally over.

It’s been a tumultuous several years of collecting this line and dealing with all the drama around it and the brand managers who produced it, especially for a franchise I’m not even all that close to, but how often can you say a collection is truly “done”? It’s pretty cool and there’s a lot of really great figures that got made.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6p9KgJxP/FC8-BE910-9-DDD-4-D06-92-F4-9-D702590-D690.jpg)


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on October 29, 2018, 07:54:34 pm
I was going to get Karg,Laughing Adam and Wrap Trap but paying a premium price on BBTS,Im beter off going "im done with the line"


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: Chooch on October 29, 2018, 09:09:54 pm
I gave up when Mattel did.  Some of the figures do look fun though.  Karg kind of looks like ghosted-out Vigo from Ghostbusters 2.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on January 03, 2019, 06:52:26 pm
BBTS right now is having a big sale on MattyCollector Stock.


Title: Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD
Post by: powersthatbe on February 16, 2019, 09:47:48 am
Super7 doing Conan and Lundgren MOTU http://thefwoosh.com/2019/02/toy-fair-19-super7/