I deserve to be dragged out into the street and shot for that title.
Anyway, Let’s take a brief break from Star Wars Black Week to check in with Eternia – or rather, Etheria – and discuss the two Masters of the Universe Classics reveals at Stan Lee’s “Comikaze” convention this past weekend.
It’s Broom and Loo-Kee! Broom is an accessory, and since his filename includes the phrase “Madame Razz,” I think it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing the Etherian witch in the coming year. (For the record, Madame Razz is a character from the Filmation She-Ra cartoon, not a made-up sexual maneuver some dudes with too much time on their hands posted to UrbanDictionary.com.) Razz is a bit more Samantha than Fiona, but she’ll provide a necessary magical counterpoint to the Horde’s Shadow Weaver.
Anyway, there you go. I thought I saw someone on Twitter saying that fans didn’t think Broom was sufficiently “Classics-ized,” but WTF are you going to do with a walking, talking broom? Your only other option is to full-on McFarlanize it in the style of Twisted Land of Oz, which seems a smidge overkill. When it comes to characters who originated in Filmation, MOTUC has been fairly consistent in designing those figures in a cartoonish style (except for certain figures who don’t really need it, like Strong-Or). Personally I think they clash pretty noticeably with other MOTUC figures like Vikor or Beast Man, but a cursory glance through the He-Man.org forum thread for Broom makes it appear people are pretty excited about the reveal, so maybe it’s not a big deal. Or maybe those of us who were more into the earlier MOTU “Preternia” era have mostly left the line.