The general consensus in this thread at He-Man.org seems to be this was a disappointing set of reveals.
Spikor – Looks very similar to vintage figure; some think his head is too big. Comes with his mace and an interchangeable hand/trident.
Snake Man-At-Arms – Appears now to be some sort of Frankensteinian creation with parts from Roboto and Trap-Jaw. Most people seem to think he looks even worse, and I have to agree–he’s like some cobbled-together custom. Terrible figure, even if he does end up coming with the arm-cannon (a sculpted version of which can be seen on the Mattycollector pics page, along with a sculpted pair of Keldor swords).
Generic Snake Men Army Builder 2-Pack – They look great, and everyone agrees they do. We need more of this and less of Snake Man At Arms.
Frosta – I was never a POP fan, so I’m already disposed to be indifferent toward this figure, but POP fans appear to be going ape-poopie over her face, which they think looks terrible. Some of that may be due to the hand-painting of the prototype. The sculpt and paint makes it look very cartoonish to me (not necessarily Filmation, though), with too much eyeliner, but I just don’t like the character enough to get worked up about it.
Sir Laser-Lot – Hoo boy. This is Geoff Johns’s 30th Anniversary figure, and most people seem very unhappy with him as well. I think he looks kind of neat–certainly better than Spector–though he is a bit too blue. He looks very much like a Filmation character. The fan dislike for this figure and Spector and their fondness for Draego-Man adds credence to my idea that MOTUC fans greatly prefer the fantasy over the science fiction elements of MOTU.* Still, unlike Spector, I think if Sir Laser Lot had been part of the vintage line, nostalgia would have made him as popular as most any other character. And I reject the idea that his name is bad–Clawful, Two-Bad, and Ninjor are just as bad or worse.
The Griffin has also been cleaned up paint-wise and looks much better.
Here’s the release info:
Masters of the Universe® Classics at MattyCollector.com
- Temple of Darkness Sorceress®: Available at NYCC, Power Con and on Mattycollector.com in late 2012
- Fisto™: Available 2/15 only at MattyCollector.com
- Shadow Weaver™: Available 2/15 only to subscribers of 2012 Club Eternia®
- Kobra Kahn™: Available 3/15 at MattyCollector.com
- Thunder Punch™ He-Man®: Available 4/16 at MattyCollector.com, includes Issue 1 of the all-new 30th Anniversary mini-comic!
- Stinkor®: Available 5/15 at MattyCollector.com
- Snake Mountain™ Stands: Available 5/15 at MattyCollector.com
- Slush Head™: Available 5/15 at MattyCollector.com
- Griffin: Available 6/15 at MattyCollector.com (note revised avail date)
- Horde Prime: Available 6/15 at MattyCollector.com
- Snake Man-at-Arms®: Available 6/15 at MattyCollector.com, includes Issue 2 of the all-new 30th Anniversary mini-comic!
- Spikor™: Available 7/16 at MattyCollector.com
- Snake Men™ 2-Pack: Available 7/16 at MattyCollector.com
- Frosta™: Available 9/15 at MattyCollector.com (NOTE: Frosta is running late so there will be no August 2012 Club Eternia® “basic” figure. Instead, much like February, there will be two figures in September. The second September figure will be revealed at a later date.
MOTU 30th Anniversary Series at MattyCollector.com
- Draego-Man™: Available 4/16 only at MattyCollector.com
- The Mighty Spector™: Available 5/15 only at MattyCollector.com (note revised avail date)
- Sir Laser Lot: Available 8/15 only at MattyCollector.com
*My other bits of evidence for this include the inability of any non-Seventh Kingdom property to come even close to winning the Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive votes, which are generally voted upon by people who found the Horsemen’s site via MOTU. Eventually they removed it from the vote, at which point the next-most fantasy-like property, Gothitropolis, won. In addition, there is fans’ general dislike or indifference to New Adventures characters like Icarius and Optikk, the latter of whom actually seemed more popular with non-fans.