In November of 2012, Mattycollector released another (surprise surprise) variant figure of a character we’ve already had in the Masters Of The Universe Classics toy line. Lo and behold, It was the “Eternos Palace King Randor”, which, roughly translated means “The-Filmation-Cartoon-Version-That-You-Always-Kinda-Wanted-As-A-Kid-But-Also-Didn’t-Really-Need King Randor.” For many MOTU fans, this was a long-anticipated dream come true.
Like many males my age, from the mid-’80s to the early ’90s, my #1 hero* was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold went right alongside a lot of boys’ pop culture during that time because he was a living and breathing superhero, at least onscreen. At a time when the most popular toy line starred a massively muscular [...]
In the early 1980s, Mattel famously passed on an action figure line for Conan the Barbarian after seeing just how violent the R-rated film really was. Meanwhile, Kenner was still making money hand over fist off their massively popular Star Wars toys.
One of the more popular posts in the history of this blog is my comparison of the McFarlane and NECA Robocops. Now that I also own the Figma Robocop, I thought it was time to revisit the topic. If we set aside anything 12″ or larger, there are two significant Robocops missing from this comparison: [...]
Released in December 2012, Procrustus is a giant sized figure similar in size to the earlier giants Tytus and Megator. He measures in right around 12 inches from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet, although his posture is slightly hunched over. While he’s not a very well known Masters of [...]
I grew up with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but admittedly my connection to the characters runs pretty thin. I love the major players like He-Man, Skeletor, Beast-Man, Ram-Man and Man-at-Arms. I’ve also got a soft spot for others like Clawful and Merman. Modulok is about as fringe as I get. Although I’m [...]
The following is a guest review. The latest addition to The Mighty Horde’s army is Mosquitor, The Evil Energy Draining Insectoid, who was released last December. He sold out reasonably quickly after he went on sale but has since turned up on Mattycollector for sale as excess Customer Service Stock. Which has also sold out. [...]
The following is a guest review. While I have been a fan of Masters of the Universe since I was a wee lad in 1982, I know very little about Princess Of Power, or the Netossa character specifically (beyond the difficulty to get a carded vintage sample). In fact, watching the She-Ra cartoon in preparation [...]
Poe’s Note: In 1987, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley declared April 28 Masters of the Universe Day. This was around the time the Power Tour came to LA so I’m sure this was some sort of publicity stunt, but fans, tongues firmly in cheek, have embraced the day as a time to celebrate their favorite [...]
Mattel’s April Masters of the Universe Classics figure is Snake Face, the Medusa-esque lieutenant of King Hsss! If you weren’t a subscriber and didn’t want to risk Matty’s awful hassle-filled site, this is the time when you’d be deciding if you want him. As one of the Snake Men, Snake Face is a serpentine monster [...]