In other news I was totally not paying attention to, this month’s ToyFare features the announcement of a two-pack of MOTUC He-Man and DCUC Superman, which will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R Us. Thanks to Newton Gimmick for the scoop.
I think it’s an awesome idea, and it’s great that Mattel is testing the retail waters for MOTUC. I predict this thing flies out of stores. The He-Man figure is something of a redeco, particularly the belt, the shield, and the “glowing” yellow Power Sword. The 2-pack comes with a copy of DC Comics Presents #47, the issue where the two characters first met.
It looks like there’s going to be a Skeletor 2-pack as well–again, with Skullhead repainted in comic-inspired colors–though which DC character it will come with is unknown (there’s no one other than Superman in either of the cross-overs, so maybe a battle-damaged Supes?).
Will I pick up this set? Probably, if I actually see the thing at TRU. Again, I have a hunch these will be vanishing instantly.
if MOTUC were avaiable at retail, I’d have been locked up by now for having gone one a mass murdering spree for not being able to find anyone.
Hey,I've been saying the whole time that if MOTUC were avaiable at retail,I'd have a whole set. They're great figures,but unfortunately I don't have 30 dollars to spend on a 6 inch action figure every month,nor do I feel I should have to hit refresh on my browser during a one hour window of sale for said 6 inch figure.
Awesome idea! I love ALF! But it would have to be a 5 pack, to be sure.
I read somewhere that the Superman in the 2pk will be a lighter blue than the previously released Gotham City 5 and All-Star figures.
I'm hearing a lot of people jumping on the MOTUC train after this. Makes me think Mattel may be forced to go retail.
@MysteryD8: I'm mildly intrigued by these; but a Superman and Muhammad Ali set would have me bouncing off the walls like an 8 year old kid gooned on Pop Rocks and Coke.
Also, thanks for the laugh, Snakeeyes22; the thought of a GB/Alf set- well, an anything with Alf set is both hilarious and awesome.
Also, this answers the questions we had about the redeco power sword and shield revealed at the MOTU artshow
I'm with jestergoblin, the more TRU can reach out to collectors the better. I only spend money there because I can find NECA figures that aren't carried anywhere else. I'll probably pick this set up depending on what Superman looks like (I hope he looks just like he does in the Gotham City 5-pack)
Don't need the comic, can't stand Superman, don't like that He-Man's colors. Thank God, finally something I can easily pass on! 😀
I do hope though, that those sets perform well. And that Mattel somehow manages to offer international collectors a chance to order them.
i seem to recall a green lantern of melmac alf guy hanging out in the background of the sinestro corps war
so not entirely out of the question
The Flash III
I kind of agree with Fengschwing, especially since there have been 5 or 6 DCUC Supermans (and probably more down the line), but I liked He-Man as a kid, so I'd probably buy this and keep it in the box. I know–sacrilege! I'd rather they didn't make a MOTUC Superman; Masters always had it's own style and it should stay that way.
@Dead Man Walking: I don't know what you're talking about with paint apps and plastic–I just got Iron and he is perfect and looks like metal. I've also seen a fair number of pictures of Adora with messed up paint.
HOLY FLURKKING SCHMITT!!!
Or, actually i don't care as I have them both multiple times anyway….
You guys be the judge.
I might grab these for the He-Man and Skeletor figures if I don't own them by the time they come out. Otherwise pass.
@Snakeeyes22: I think a Ghostbusters vs. Alf 2-pack would be awesome! A 4H sculpted Alf with DCUC level articulation? WIN!
So, I guess I will finally be getting a MOTUC figure after all. If I can find this in a store, anyway.