In Â an intriguing (and annoying) twist, the MOTUC subscription page has now been updated with an entirely different line-up. Spoilers(?) after the jump.
- Purchase a membership to Club Eternia for $20 and you’re guaranteed to receive all of the monthly Masters of the Universe Classics figures released during the year. You’ll also receive club-exclusive Sorceress and an all-new bonus map poster of The Horde Empire!
- Starting January 2012, you are automatically shipped the Club Eternia Monthly Figure every month for a total of twelve months (January through December). For 2012, you will also be shipped four beast figures or multi-packs and four character variant figures at various intervals throughout the year. You are billed as figures ship. Figures revealed to date are Frosta (January), Clamp Champ (February) and Rattlor (March). The biggest large scale beast revealed to date is Granamyr.
Making the Sorceress an incentive figure is even worse than Shadow Weaver.
Whether this was planned from the beginning or damage control to cover up last night’s “leak,” if we don’t get every single figure mentioned in both “leaks” in 2012, Mattel will be richly deserving of any and all nerd-rage.
To be honest, last night’s “leak” did seem a little odd to me, as I seem to remember that previously they’ve posted the subscription without naming any specific character names (even for the sub exclusive), and then after the Mattypalooza panel they would add the names to the subscription page. So, maybe this was planned. But even if it was, I sure hope they wouldn’t taunt fans with Shadow Weaver if they don’t have the Filmation rights. There are some who would call those the actions of a douchebag.
Kind of funny, though. Anyway, now that this has happened, I’m sufficiently annoyed to not pay any more attention until we get an official announcement. So, good job, Mattel, I guess?