Mattel posted another update on their Facebook page. Since not everyone is on “The ‘Book,” here’s the update in its entirety:
Yup, MOTU fans are absolutely into this line as Stratos sold out in what, 4 days! Wow. Didn’t see that one coming. And in all honesty while we did produce slightly more He-Man and Skeletor, it wasn’t THAT much more. So this really is a good indication of how the line is doing. And yes, we will go into increased numbers. Faker has already been produced so we will see if it is possible to up the order of Mer-Man, if not we will apply to Zodac and Hordak for sure.
And in other MOTUC news, yes we will be bringing back He-Man and Skeletor with only slight packaging changes indicate this is the second run. We also switched He-Man’s shoulders correctly and per fan requests lightened the red around his eyes. We know some fans are asking for a lighter material on the loin cloth, but this wasn’t possible without delaying his re-release.
These guys won’t be back until a bit down the road, but they will return to ensure all fans can get key characters.
Next up is Faker which we will have less of online since we took a bunch to NYCC. So if you want Faker, based on sales of Stratos, be online quickly on March 16 after 12:00 noon. We imagine since it is too late to produce more for this sale, his remaining stock will go fast.
After him is Mer Man on April 15th and Zodac on May 15. We are looking into a few bonus figures (as mentioned at NYCC) for some months later in this year. Bonus figures will include repaints and rereleases (such as He-Man and Skeletor mentioned above). Should be some great surprises!
We’ll see you on MattyCollector.com!
So it seems despite the initial controversy surrounding Masters of the Universe Classics, the figures are selling like bank CEOs’ souls.
As for the discussion of re-releasing He-Man and Skeletor, here’s my prediction: they’ll be available at SDCC, in good numbers, and then on the website after that. You heard it here first (or maybe eleventh, I don’t follow all the forums). The way “Matty” writes about them above makes me think they’re already producing or are close to producing the re-releases.