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SDCC 2015 MOTU Rotar vs Twistoid

The start of the Summer season brings about the fresh fun of San Diego Comic-Con reveals. MattyCollector is getting in on the fun with their first exclusive reveals for the 2015 show. The first set of new exclusives consist of Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe figures. These include:

  • Ghostbusters – Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler
  • Masters of the Universe – Rotar vs. Twistoid
  • Masters of the Universe – Hover Robots 3-Pack

Along with the new reveals, they have detailed the availability and Early Access for the exclusives. You can find that info, as well as images and descriptions for the exclusives, by reading on.

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DC Super Hero Girls

DC Comics has posted a press release detailing a new partnership between DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Mattel. Expect a line up for girls super hero action figures from Mattel. LEGO will be the exclusive “Building blocks” partner for the line as well. Here’s the press release:

Mattel to Launch Company’s First Action Figures for Girls

Unprecedented Initiative to Include Digital Content, TV Specials, Made-For-Videos, Publishing, Toys, Apparel and Other Products

Random House Children’s Books to be Master Publishing Partner
The LEGO Group to be Exclusive Construction Partner

Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential.  Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

“DC Entertainment is home to the most iconic and well-known Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “DC Super Hero Girls represents the embodiment of our long-term strategy to harness the power of our diverse female characters.  I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls.”

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play.  TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

“Developing a Super Hero franchise exclusively for girls that includes all of the key components of a comprehensive entertainment experience—from content to consumer products—is something we are excited to be doing in conjunction with our great partners,” said Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.   “It’s really an honor to be part of this cultural moment and to be delivering a concept so rooted in a relatable and empowered theme that the characters of DC Comics are uniquely able to present.”

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.  Mattel category-leading firsts include a line of characters for the action figure category, an area of the industry that has been primarily developed with boys in mind, and fashion dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses.

“Partnering with the best and being the best partner is of paramount importance,” said Richard Dickson, President, Chief Operating Officer, Mattel.  “Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise will further expand our already powerful girls portfolio. We know Super Hero is a culturally relevant theme and the DC Super Hero Girls franchise will engage and inspire girls, providing cues to explore heroic acts through play and into real life.”

The Random House Books for Young Readers imprint of Random House Children’s Books has been appointed the master publishing partner for the franchise and will be creating a portfolio of books that will bring the DC Super Hero Girls world to life, beginning in Spring 2016.  Random House’s publishing program will be complemented by a series of original graphic novels from DC Entertainment.  The LEGO Group will also be key to building the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, leveraging their experience and success engaging girls in creative construction play to bolster this universe through an array of LEGO® building sets designed to inspire girls’ imaginations.  Additionally, consumer products partners around the world will be engaged in creating a merchandise line dedicated to DC Super Hero Girls across all key categories.

MOTU Club 200X Line Up

MattyCollector has posted an update announcing that Masters of the Universe Club 200X is a go. They reached 99.9% of the needed subscribers and decided to move forward. So for those looking forward to some of the figures based on the 2002 MOTU series, you are in luck! Here’s the full list of figures in the sub:

  • Callix (7/15/15)
  • Evil Seed (8/15/15)
  • Club-exclusive: Heads of Eternia Accessory Pack—includes alternate heads for Grizzlor, Buzz-Off®, Sy-Klone, Roboto, Snout Spout, and
  • Clawful (8/15/15)
  • King Chooblah (9/15)
  • Ceratus (10/15)
  • Queen Grayskull (11/15)
  • Prahvus (12/15)

MOTUC Club 200X Prahvus 1

Toyark forum member 1987olds442 has given us a heads up on the next Masters of the Universe Classics reveal. In the newest MattyCollector post, they have released an image of Prahvus, who is part of the Club 200X Subscription Service. Prahvus is scheduled for a December release. Here’s the full lineup for Club 200X:

  • Callix (7/15/15)
  • Evil Seed (8/15/15)
  • Club-exclusive: Heads of Eternia Accessory Pack—includes alternate heads for Grizzlor, Buzz-Off®, Sy-Klone, Roboto, Snout Spout, and
  • Clawful (8/15/15)
  • King Chooblah (9/15)
  • Ceratus (10/15)
  • Queen Grayskull (11/15)
  • Prahvus (12/15)

Read on to check it out. You can join Club 200X Here.

Masters of the Universe Classics Club 200X King Chooblah

Mattel has posted an image of their Masters of the Universe Classics Club 200X King Chooblah. This is based on the character seen in 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon. He is scheduled for a September release and joins the following items in Club 200X:

  • Callix (7/15/15)
  • Evil Seed (8/15/15)
  • Club-exclusive: Heads of Eternia Accessory Pack—includes alternate heads for Grizzlor, Buzz-Off®, Sy-Klone, Roboto, Snout Spout, and
  • Clawful (8/15/15)
  • Ceratus (10/15)
  • Queen Grayskull (11/15)
  • Prahvus (12/15)

The figure will only be released if the sub goes through. As of the last update, it was at roughly 39%, though that has likely gone up since then. You can join the sub Here.

MOTUC Club 200X Queen Grayskull 1

Originally posted on the Mattycollector Forums, the club has officially revealed their next Masters of the Universe Classics figure. Queen Grayskull is part of the MOTUC Club 200X sub. She is scheduled for November and joins the following items in Club 200X:

  • Callix (7/15/15)
  • Evil Seed (8/15/15)
  • Club-exclusive: Heads of Eternia Accessory Pack—includes alternate heads for Grizzlor, Buzz-Off®, Sy-Klone, Roboto, Snout Spout, and
  • Clawful (8/15/15)
  • King Chooblah™ (9/15)
  • Ceratus (10/15)
  • Prahvus (12/15)

The figure will only be released if the sub goes through. As of the last update, it was at roughly 39%. You can join the sub Here.

MOTUC Snake Armor 70

Masters of the Universe Classics is hitting end of line soon, but there are still some pretty solid figures dropping. I personally haven’t been collecting the line front to back, but I do grab a piece here and there. Back at SDCC 2014, we saw Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hsss, and I immediately went into WANT mode. These guys dropped last month, and I picked one up on eBay for near retail, thank goodness – these things can spike quick if they’re hot. Anyway, we’ve run He-Man and King Hsss through the motions and done up over 75 images of them in action after the break, read on to check them out!

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giant zodac

New Jersey Collectors Con is proud to announce our next door prize MOTU Giant Zodac! Don’t be fooled by this meditating man’s mild manner. When duty calls, Zodac becomes a force to be reckoned with! Feel the power with this highly-detailed, fully-articulated action figure that comes complete with a Cosmic Staff.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Toy Fair 2015 Mega Bloks Booth 007

At Toy Fair 2015, MEGA Bloks had a separate display as well as a setup at Mattel’s preview event. Our crew was able to stop by and take photos of the additional items they had on display at the proper booth. Included are the following MEGA Bloks licenses:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (License Announcement Banner)
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Call of Duty
  • Halo
  • Minions
  • Monster High

Toy Fair 2015 Mattel Batman Classic TV 014

Mattel also had a Batman Classic TV Series on display. they had the figures that were released, the Batmobile and an awesome looking Batcave set!

  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Catwoman
  • Joker
  • Batgirl
  • Riddler
  • Penguin
  • Batman Surfer
  • Joker Surfer
  • Batmobile
  • Batman – To The Batcave Play Set