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.
It’s Broom and Loo-Kee! Broom is an accessory, and since his filename includes the phrase “Madame Razz,” I think it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing the Etherian witch in the coming year. (For the record, Madame Razz is a character from the Filmation She-Ra cartoon, not a made-up sexual maneuver some dudes with too much time on their hands posted to UrbanDictionary.com.) Razz is a bit more Samantha than Fiona, but she’ll provide a necessary magical counterpoint to the Horde’s Shadow Weaver.
Anyway, there you go. I thought I saw someone on Twitter saying that fans didn’t think Broom was sufficiently “Classics-ized,” but WTF are you going to do with a walking, talking broom? Your only other option is to full-on McFarlanize it in the style of Twisted Land of Oz, which seems aÂ smidge overkill. When it comes to characters who originated in Filmation, MOTUC has been fairly consistent in designing those figures in a cartoonish style (except for certain figures who don’t really need it, like Strong-Or). Personally I think they clash pretty noticeably with other MOTUC figures like Vikor or Beast Man, but a cursory glance through the He-Man.org forum thread for Broom makes it appear people are pretty excited about the reveal, so maybe it’s not a big deal. Or maybe those of us who were more into the earlier MOTU “Preternia” era have mostly left the line.
yes, yes you do.
my wife is insisting i'm not allowed to get rid of madame razz, but i refuse to own the illegitimate love child of cyndi lauper and orko, i just do. hopefully, it won't come to a head for many months, so i have time to figure out how to liquidate her quietly.
You subbed in, dayraven?
Yeah I could have sworn you said you weren’t subbing this year. Something about you were done collecting and working on the display.
Wow! I really didn't expect you to sub! It was partly your comments that pushed me off the fence and convinced me not to! Well, yours and a fair few others!
Speaking only for myself, I appreciate every facet/era of the line, though I admit that certain elements clash with others. I like Madame Razz and Broom and Vikor equally, but in different ways. Since they won't be sharing a single shelf, I don't have a problem with them being in a single line.
That said, there are other serious problems with MOTUC, as has been discussed to death. How can I explain the dichotomy of looking forward to getting a Madame Razz figure while equally (if not slightly moreso) looking forward to the end of the line entirely?
Coincidentally, before I read your commentary, I thought to myself, "This'd be the dumbest thing ever, but I'd kinda like to see a McFarlane-style take on Broom."
In my defense, I barely remember the character and have no particular affection for the She-Ra cartoon, so really, what I want is simply a McFarlane-style (circa 2000) figure of an anthropomorphic broom.
I'm sure it would be a suitably horrible crime against nature. With some sort of sexy S&M chick being tortured by it or something.
Thanks ever so for the nightmare fuel! -_-