Mattel on MOTUC: Looking Ahead at 2014 & Beyond

I’ll admit this is partly just traffic trolling, since any and all MOTUC Mattycollector news from Mattel’s Scott Neitlich, a.k.a. ToyGuru, seems to draw in the readers. Anyway, here’s Neitlich’s post on the state of MOTUC in 2014 – AND BEYOND. – He-Fans and She-Ravers, Happy New Year, everyone! And welcome to the top of […]

Production to start on a new Masters of the Universe movie in 2014?

That’s what Devon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Tristar, said on Instagram (link). Any Masters of the Universe fans out there!? Mattel just sent me this vintage Castle Grayskull! Takes me back to my childhood! I’m working on bringing the new He-Man movie to the screen. We start production this year! #mastersoftheuniverse #heman […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Toy Review Advent Calendar, Third-party add-ons, Toy Aisle Trolls, Power Lords

Good lord this holiday season went by fast. Just in case you somehow missed my endless shilling, be sure to check out the joint-blog project I’ve expressed my doubts about third-party toys in the form of licensed characters, but I have far fewer qualms  about third-part add-ons, which are awesome. There are some really cool third […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Atari action figures, Robo Force comics, NECA stands, Bayformer Grimlock, Grayskull credit card issues

Dan of the website Chicago Toy Collector created these great custom action figures – in 1980s style – based on classic Atari games. If a Pitfall figure had existed when I was playing it on my family’s Intellivision, I’m sure I would have owned it. Funko/Super 7, are you paying attention? (Hat tip to Robots Pajamas.) Boba Fett, […]

Doc Thomas Reviews > Batros (Masters of the Universe Classics, Mattel)

This review was sponsored by friend, editor and webmaster Poe Ghostal, who sent me a toilet and a dumpster, oddly fitting items for the review subject. Batros is one of the worst, most ridiculous and most bewildering characters in Masters of the Universe, a place where bewilderment and ridiculousness flourishes. So it’s fitting he’s got […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Mattycollector sale day, Grayskull thieves, 4H news, Star Wars 3.75″

It’s another Mattycollector release day. Today’s sale includes DC Universe Classics Ra’s Al Ghul, John Constantine, and Elasti-Girl; Watchmen’s Ozymandias; MOTUC Geldor and stackable stands and a number of re-releases. Castle Grayskull ships soon, but Pixel Dan won’t have an early review due to assholes who nicked bits off the display piece at NYCC. In […]

Loo-Kee here – it’s Broom!

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.

Odds ‘n Ends > Robo Force, SWB6″ Han Solo production pics, Castle Grayskull

ToyFinity has released the first photo of its Glyos-compatible Robo Force figures. An orange “test-shot” preview version of Maxx Steele will be available at NYCC this weekend. ToyFinity will also have three new colors of Mordles and the all-new jumbo-sized Mordle available (and all will be made available online later). At Hasbro’s “Twas the Night Before…” […]

Mattycollector Reveals from NYCC

Oh, Mattel, you almost had me. I innocently scrolled up Twitter to see what was shaking. Following a few links, I discovered what appears to be Mattel-made action figures of Keaton Batman. Having completely forgotten I had already heard about this, for a moment I thought I was looking at a 6″ Movie Masters Keaton Batman. […]