Reveal going on right now on Attack of the Show. Discuss.
All righty. So here are the SDCC exclusives fully revealed tonight. (Part II will be aired on the 15th.)
Masters of the Universe Classics
Mo-Larr & Skeletor – The packaging, with the dentist’s table, looks great. I hate to say it, but I may have to try to get this.
Orko & Prince Adam – The SDCC version is translucent and turns “invisible” when dipped in water. The cover of the book also shows the SDCC logo; I’m not sure whether the book (minus the logo change) will be available in the Mattycollector set, which will come with a non-translucent, regular Orko (visible in some of the close-ups). I love the alternate Prince Adam “smirking” head, too.
I have to admit…to me, this is perfect. It means I can skip the SDCC exclusive and not feel like I’ve missed out. The downside is that many, many people who get the SDCC exclusive Orko will also want the regular one, so the Mattycollector sale day will be predictably crazy.
DC Universe Classics
Plastic Man – As expected. The SDCC exclusive accessory is a “suitcase” body that his arms can be attached to. Is that a must-have thing for DCUC fans? Much like a monkey mugger, I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that while a nice addition, it won’t cause another Gleekocalypse.
DC Infinite Heroes
Congratulations, DCIH–you just hit the big time. If Mattel can follow up this set with a renewed committment to making DCIH easily available with improved articulation (admittedly, a tall order), I think the line could become a real competitor to Marvel Universe. However, there’s no question this amazing set will be the centerpiece of any collection. Still, I foresee a lot of fans getting on the DCIH bandwagon ahead of and after the arrival of Starro & company. (At $50, though, it’s pretty expensive.)
Also, here’s Scott Neitlich’s word on the specifics of the exclusives:
Since not all the sound bites made it into the final aired cut, here are a few more tid bits on the exclusives revealed thus far:
Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor.
This box set will be $40.00 both at SDCC and on Mattycollector.com after the show (no change to product). Mo-Larr will come with all his tools including his #$^&@ drill and his floss. Skeletor features a new toothless face and comes with his Havok Staff, Power Sword and half Power Sword. The pack out is truly epic as designed by Ray Makowski. It includes Skeletor’s massage chair and magazine collection as chip art. Also features brand new bios supplied by the gang at Robot Chicken!
Orko (with Prince Adam)
So here is the first of our SDCC items that will be different after the show. The version of Orko at SDCC will feature color change when you dip him in warm water. His magic book also show the SDCC logo in hot water. The version sold on MattyCollector.com after the show will not be color change (on Orko or the book) but both version will include his stand, wand and book as well as a pack in Prince Adam with two heads (He-Man and new Prince Adam smirk) as well as a purple Power Sword and half purple Power Sword.
The bio on the back belongs to Orko as this is his figure. Adam is his accessory! The only difference between the SDCC version and the Mattycollector.com version is the color change feature. $25.00
A lot of fans have asked “why Orko for SDCC?” Well, simple. We chose Orko because we wanted to go with a more ‘A’ list MOTU character who would draw in fans otherwise unfamiliar with the current line. In the past our SDCC items have been a bit more obscure in character selection so we deliberately went the other way this year. Also, since Orko was larger then a “standard” accessory we had no way to fit him into a monthly $20.00 figure structure. But by pairing him with Adam we could do a unique structure for a unique price ($25.00) at the show. One of the whole points of a SDCC item is to get PR for a line and to do an item that wouldn’t fit into the standard line due to size, theme etc… This fit the bill in a lot of ways!
Plasti comes with a ton of accessories and does everything plastic can do. He has standard arms, stretchy arms, snap on stretch parts like a fly swatter and paddle ball. He also has a snap on bendy neck piece and a spring snap on leg piece.
And only at SDCC you can get Plastic Man as a suit case (similar to Gleek). you can even snap on his arms and head to the suitcase as if he has been “shopping at SDCC”. Open the case up for an extra surprise.
Plastic Man will be on Mattycollector.com after the show, but the suitcase is only a gift with purchase at SDCC. $20.00
Starro DC 75th pack.
The grand daddy of our SDCC items for this year. This pack is a recreation of the classic Brave and the Bold cover and features light and sounds as well as the voice of Batman actor Kevin Conroy. Each figure in the set has a recorded description just like a museum display with Kevin describing the origin of each character. It is an incredible package designed by Frank Varela.
And as a bonus, only at SDCC will you get a polly bag set of four 6″ scale Starro Spores that work with most DCUC action figures! The Starro Spores are only available at the show as a gift with purchase! $50.00
We’ll have more SDCC exclusives to reveal Thursday night and the whole list (including some not on the show) will be up on MattyCollector.com on Friday.
See you all in San Diego!