Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats – HOOOOOO! Lion-O is in the building folks! After a long wait from SDCC 2015 where Mattel and the Four Horsemen revealed they’d obtained the Thundercats license – Thundercats Classic Lion-O is finally here. He is in scale and works with Masters of the Universe Classics figures, so if the line continues past this first wave you will finally be able to have a cross-universe battle between Eternia and 3rd Earth. We’ve done up 65+ pics of him after the break, read on to check the pics and see some quick thoughts.
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The Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Batcave 6″ Scale Playset by Mattel is now showing up in Walmart stores. The playset is an exclusive to Walmart and includes an unmasked Batman figure. The set is priced at $99.97. Here’s some info from Walmart:
CHOSEN BY KIDS 2016!! Crime and vengeance reach epic extremes in the new movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now you can join forces with Batman from dusk to dawn at his multi-level Batcave and Wayne Manor headquarters! This deluxe play set is loaded with Super Hero features like the rooftop Bat-Signal with rotating angles, interchangeable weaponry, high tech traps, the infamous underground command center, new secret defense tactics and more.
The included 6” exclusive Bruce Wayne figure has authentic design in the actor’s likeness plus a new Batsuit with snap on armor, so he is fully enforced flying into battle. At home, The Dark Knight can launch missiles and zipline from the roof to lower levels, disappear in the gun tower escape channel, or catch an intruder and send him through the trap door into jail! There’s also a secret chamber, a Batcomputer, a training dummy, transforming ladders, and more! For fans of all ages. Colors and decorations may vary.
Forum member jmc2915 has spotted it in stores and shared a few photos. Read on to check those out, as well as some official photos from the Walmart Product Page.
A few new official photos have been released for the Thundercats Classics Lion-O coming from MattyCollector. A new update from MattyCollector details the upcoming All Access sale, and reveals that Lion-O ships at the end of September. Along with the update, photos of the final product for Lion-O were released, including the final packaging reveal. The figure includes extended and retracted versions of the Sword of Omens, an interchangeable hand, and two Claw shields that can be mounted on Lion-O’s hip.
Check out the photos by reading on.
More Rogue One: A Star Wars Story products are being revealed! This time, USA Today has a set of exclusive reveals. Included here are collectibles from LEGO, Mattel, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Disney and Funko.
- Hasbro Black Series Jyn Erso 6″ Figure
- Hasbro Black Series Imperial Death Trooper 6″ Figure
- LEGO U-Wing Starfighter
- LEGO Imperial Hovertank
- Disney Store Elite Series Captain Cassian Andor
- Disney Store Elite SeriesDeath Trooper
- Funko Director Orson Krennic Pop! Vinyl Figure
- Mattel Hot Wheels TIE Striker vs X-Wing
- Hot Wheels AT-ACT
- Jakks Pacific Stormtrooper 20″ Big-Fig
Check out the photos by reading on.
MattyCollector‘s Club Grayskull subscription included a figure only available via the sub, a toon accurate version of a figure never produced in the original line – Evil Seed. Evil Seed appeared in the original cartoon episode titled “Evilseed” where he reaped chaos on Eternia as a rogue agent forcing He-Man and Skeletor to work together and save the day. Now we can recreate that epic adventure in toy form with this month’s second figure! Check out Evil Seed after the break!
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Mark my words He-Man – some day you will wish you never heard the name Beast Man! Mattel’s Club Grayskull, a cartoon themed redo of Masters of the Universe Classics has just shipped it’s 4th (and 5th) figure – Beastman! Beastman is sporting a toon like look with is classic orange and red color scheme, complete with his mane, whip and shield. He joins He-Man, Skeletor and Trap-Jaw as must have’s for a cartoon specific line up, and is done masterfully like the others. Let’s take a look after the break!
Thundercats Classic debuted at SDCC 2015 and fans rejoiced! Finally an updated line of Thundercats figures to go with all our other modern reinterpretations. They would be handled by the Four Horsemen of Masters of the Universe Classics fame along with MattyCollector.
Half a year later, and something looked off as only 4 figures would be coming out in year one and it would start later than expected. Ok, not great, but things happen. A couple months later – we are surprised with a kick off to the line a bit early at SDCC 2016 – The Thunderkittens will drop as a 2 pack. Awesome! And then it didn’t show up for the show. Sonofa! Then right after that during SDCC 2016 – we find out MattyCollector is shutting down and the line will be cancelled after the first round of figures come out. WTF. I get it, business is business, but that’s two false starts in 5 years for a collector’s level Thundercats line, and that’s makes me sad. I am happy to grab these figures as is, but hopefully The Four Horsemen, Super 7, and Warner Brothers can figure it all out and continue the line like they are with MOTUC.
Until then, let’s take a look at the first Thundercats Classic figures to drop – Wily Kit and Wily Kat in their SDCC exclusive packaging. We have over 110 images of them in action after the break!
At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Mattel debuted prototypes for two new 11″ scale She-Ra: Princess of Power Figures. These are not finalized, and aren’t guaranteed for release. Included were Catra and Netossa. If fans want to see these and more made, they can use the hashtag #WeWantMoreSheRa to let Mattel know.
In a major, surprise announcement, MattyCollector will be shutting down at the end of the year. The website will be closed. All Masters of the Universe items will be produced by Super 7! Here’s the details from Mattel:
To Our Loyal Collectors,
Thank you for being the world’s most dedicated fans and passionate supporters of MattyCollector.com over the years.
We want to let you know that we have been working on something new and different for you that measures up to your loyalty and devotion.
As of December 31, 2016, we will be shutting down the website as we transition to Super7 to manufacture and deliver the Masters of the Universe and adult collector lines. Subscriptions and orders for 2016 will remain unaffected, and the site will continue to operate through the end of the year. For the past two years, Super7 has proven to be a great partner, and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow the Masters of the Universe line. They will unveil the expanded line for 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con.
To help you complete your collections before the end of the year, we’ll be opening the Vault beginning Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. PT. All 2014 and 2015 items, and select 2016 items, will be available for sale at that time. They’ll remain in the shop until the end of the year or while supplies last, whichever comes first. For our U.S.-based collectors, any Vault products you buy during San Diego Comic-Con will arrive with free domestic ground shipping.*
We thank you for your dedication and support through the years.
Also, here’s a message from Super 7:
Hello Matty Collectors!
This is Brian Flynn, owner of Super7, and I just wanted to say how excited we are to expand our relationship with Mattel and Masters of the Universe this year and beyond! We’re looking forward to creating a wonderful array of exciting and unexpected Masters of the Universe products in the years to come.
As some of you may know, we’ve been working with Mattel for a few years now, creating both the retro 3.75” MOTU figures, the M.U.S.C.L.E. MOTU figures, and last year’s SDCC 2015 Skeletor’s Lair special event. Since then, we’ve announced wave 2 of the 3.75” figures, and wave 2 of the M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, which will debut at SDCC 2016.
Speaking of SDCC 2016, our biggest announcement was that while all this was going on, we’ve been working secretly on the first new Masters of the Universe animation in the classic style since 1985 – “The Curse of the Three Terrors”! In trying to be as authentic to the original series as possible, this new animation features original voice actor Alan Oppenheimer reprising his signature role as Skeletor (as well as Mer-Man and Man At Arms) on a new adventure in Eternia. Additionally, we worked with The Power and Honor Foundation to use original backgrounds from the 1984-1985 series, so this new animation is as accurate as possible. We will premiere the “The Curse of the Three Terrors” at 10pm on Wednesday July 20th, at the corner of 8th Ave. and G in downtown San Diego, directly across the street from this year’s Skeletor’s Lair pop-up shop! Afterwards, “The Curse of the Three Terrors” will be available August 1st for download on iTunes and Google Play for $1.99.
As for new and exciting products, I wonder what other secrets we might have up our sleeves for all of you…?
No mention of Thundercats. So we’re not sure what the future holds for either of those lines. Details will be shared as they become available.
Mattel had a pretty strong showing of DC Multiverse figures on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. We also threw in the WWE Shockmaster that was on display. Here’s what you’ll find inside:
- WWE – Shockmaster
- Batman v Superman – Currently Released Figures
DC Multiverse 6″ Figures
- Flash TV Series – Earth 2 Flash
- Flash TV Series – Zoom
- Flash TV Series – King Shark (Collect & Connect Figure)
- Legends of Tomorrow TV Series – Hawkman
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Joker
- The Batgirl of Burnside – Batgirl
- New 52 – Jim Gordon Batman
- Rebirth – Batman
- Batman: Year II – The Reaper
- New 52 – Batwing
- New 52 – Rookie (Collect & Connect)
- New 52 – Wonder Woman
- News 52 – Superman Doomed
- Batman v Superman – Lex Luthor (Prison)
- Supergirl TV Series – Supergirl
- Dark Knight III – The Flash
- New 52 – Robin
- Young Justice – Wonder Girl
- Dr. Pyschyo (Collect & Connect)
- Dark Knight III – Wonder Woman
- New 52 – Doomsday
- The Dark Knight Returns – Armored Batman
- The Dark Knight Returns – Mutant Leader
- The Dark Knight Returns – Robin
- The Dark Knight Returns – Batman Army Member
- Suicide Squad Movie – Batman
- Suicide Squad Movie – Harley Quinn (Bat)
- Suicide Squad Movie – Deadshot
- Suicide Squad Movie – Boomerang
- Suicide Squad Movie – Katana
- Suicide Squad Movie – The Joker (Purple coat)
- Suicide Squad Movie – The Joker
- Suicide Squad Movie – Killer Croc
- Suicide Squad Movie – Harley Quinn (Mallet)
- Suicide Squad Movie – Rick Flag
- Suicide Squad Movie – El Diablo
- Suicide Squad Movie – Harley Quinn (Dress)