As we wait for the Mattycollector panel to start, I thought I’d post a few more thoughts on the various SDCC reveals.
Keldor looks much better with the twin swords. I never realized how integral they are to his character design – they’re what make him distinct from just being “Skeletor with a face.”
This display, recreating the Horde poster, is flat-out amazing. I wish it could be in my home. And I was surprised to see we’re only missing Modulok, Mantenna, Two-Bad and Jitsu from this poster.
I’m starting to think Mattel created Battleground Teela solely for the booth babe potential.
- Pic courtesy Pixel-Dan.com
Diamond Select appears to be going all-out on the Thundercats Minimates. T-Cats and/or Minimates fans, are you excited? I suppose these might play well with their Battle Beasts…
And here’s Terra Firma, the first brand-new and first female figure in the Outer Space Men line. Designed by OSM creator Mel Birnkrant himself, she’s certainly…well, as DMG put it, “she’s an oddly fertile-looking astronaut.” But hey, I suppose they’re just continuing a 40,000-year-old tradition.
And finally…Granamyr. Pixel Dan got a good look at the figure, and unfortunately, “the legs are fully poseable, but because of the weight he will not be able to stand upright. The figure is not rotocast like originally thought.”
That, my friends, is a huge bummer to me. Because while I realize Granamyr does spend 90% of his time in the cartoon sitting on his ass, I wasn’t expecting the figure to have to do that.
And I never thought the Four Horsemen would be quite so faithful to the cartoon design when sculpting his MOTUC figure. I suppose it’s possible such faithfulness was stipulated by Classic Media, but I had hoped the 4H would “Classics-ize” the sculpt a bit more, make him a bit less cartoonish – something like this perhaps. As sculpted, the figure seems as incongruously cartoonish next to MOTUC as Tytus was incongruously realistic.