Masters of the Universe is coming back to Mattel in a big way. At San Diego Comic-Con 2019 they unveiled their new MOTU Origins 5.5″ Figures, with more debuting later this week. They also had a large amount of MOTU Mega Construx on display. See those photos after the jump.
Mattel has announced their new Masters of the Universe Origins action figure line (via io9) for San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The 5.5″ tall figures will be based on the classic MOTU toy line, but will come packed with updated articulations. The line originally was revealed with a SDCC 2019 Exclusive 2-Pack. The first two figures in the new line will, of course, be He-Man and Skeletor. They will be packed on vintage style card backs, and won’t hit shelves until Fall 2020. Check out a few images after the jump.
By the power of Grayskull – New He-Man in the house! Mattel surprised everyone last month with the reveal that they were doing new 5 inch Masters of the Universe figures inspired by the original molds, but with more articulation. Titled Masters of the Universe Origins, He-Man and Prince Adam come in a single boxed two pack with a comic to match. They are in similar porportions to the original MOTU figures, with updated heads and articulation. They have elbows and knees now, shoulder range, a boot cut and rocker ankles. You can see the full range they offer and how it all moves in the pics after the break. He-Man also gets a boot knife and slot to stick it in.
These are not pure for vintage collectors or Classics collectors, it’s a new thing with a mix of both. These were developed in house at Mattel, and supposedly the Four Horsemen are now involved and will tweak what’s been done as the line continues. Where and how it will continue, or when, is unknown at the moment.
Bottom line, I was more impressed with the set than I was expecting. It was a blast playing around with a really old school feeling fig, but being able to pose it in ways we never could. Having his arms straight out and being able to stand straight up just gave me a chuckle after 30+ years of not being an option. If I was offering constructive feedback – a sharper vintage head would be nice, along with tighter knees. The knees were a tad loose, while the boot cuts were a tad tight, so getting exact poses were fiddly. Nothing some fine tuning can’t fix.
These guys will be available during SDCC at the Mattel booth in limited quantities, retailing for 40 bucks. Not a bad price for 2 new figs, being a con exclusive, and a serious box setup. Read on to check out over 95 HD images of the set after the break courtesy of Mattel!
Time for another round of DC Comics Multiverse from Mattel as we march to the epic conclusion of the line! Wave 12 is the Batman Ninja wave and consists of TV Black Lighting, Rebirth Jon Stewart Green Lantern, along with Titans Nightwing, Starfire, Beast Boy and Wally West (red hair) Kid Flash. The Collect N Connect is Batman Ninja. All are in 6 Inch scale and feature Mattel’s recent levels of articulation which is very solid – double jointed, swivel cuts, rocker feet and the like. Paint is solid for a mass release retail figure on them all, with Black Lightning getting a more complicated sculpt and paint application to match the TV show look. The rest are simple by design and executed appropriately.
Batman Ninja however really shines, he has ornate sculpt and paint to match head to toe and a rubberized cape that moves with posing. Articulation is great allowing for a wide range of elbow movement to compliment the sword. While it isn’t as refined as import versions already on market, it is a really nice figure in hand all together and worthy of attention. IMO, he’s just about the right for the character being a secondary option that only some will be into. The only downsides are that the cape can not be removed without losing the head, and the sheath for the sword does not attach to the body.
All in all a solid wave, especially for the Titans love. These guys are out now, hit our sponsors below along with sites like Amazon and eBay. Read on to check out over 120 HD images of the entire wave thanks to Mattel!
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Need a little excitement? Well snap into a Slim Jim styled Macho Man WWE Elite figure! San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner and one of Mattel’s exclusives this year is the peak of what a con exclusive should be – awesome figure, mass appeal theme, retro vibes. The Macho Man is back with an outfit matching his look from the 80s Slim Jim commercials complete with an animal print faux leather jacket (with tassels), matching cowboy hat, super rad sunglasses and not one but TWO epic Slim Jim accessories that he can hold. This is all wrapped around a solid WWE Elite mold for the figure complete with TrueFX digital paint on the head. To cap off the awesomeness, his packaging is a replica of the Slim Jim box you’d see sitting on a counter at 7-11 making it easy to grab your tasty meat snack.
Bottom line, this one was perfectly executed and I’m super happy they did it. Even if you aren’t into wrestling figs regularly as a collector this one is worthy for anyone’s shelves. Mattel sent through a copy early for us to check out, read on to check out over 55 HD images of Macho Man beating down his enemies with Meat Snacks!
Mattel has opened up pre-orders for their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives. The pre-orders are only for those attending SDCC 2019. as of right now, they are not offering pre-orders for non-attendees. Fans must check in at the Mattel booth during San Diego Comic-Con, and their items will ship AFTER August 12th. With the listings, comes a few unannounced items. Check out the list below, and the photos and details after the jump.
- DC Comics™ The Strange Lives of Batman™ Action Figure Multipack
- Masters of the Universe® He-Man® & Prince Adam™ 2-Pack
- Mega Construx™ Masters of the Universe™ Battle Bones
- She-Ra And The Princesses of Power She-Ra™ Vs. Shadow Weaver™ 2-Pack
- Jurassic World™ Legacy Collection John Hammond
- Hot Wheels® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Party Wagon Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Armored Batmobile™ Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Mariokart™ Metal Mario Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Marvel Spider Machine GP‑7
Mattel, via the Nerdist, has revealed their next two San Diego comic-Con 2019 Exclusives. The newest reveals are for a new Masters of the Universe 2-Pack, and a Masters of the Universe Mega Construx Set! Starting June 17th, SDCC 2019 Attendees can pre-order the items via shop.mattel.com. Sadly, it looks like this will be open to attendees only, at least for the time being.
The Masters of the Universe “By The Power of Grayskull” 2-Pack features MOTU Mini-Comic inspired version of He-Man and Prince Adam. Both figures include interchangeable portraits and hands, as well as an assortment of weapons. The packing is modeled after the mini-comic panels. This is priced at $40.
The second items is the Masters of the Universe Battle Bones Mega Construx Set. This buildign block set includes pieces to build Battle Bones. Also includes are four micro-figures; Man-At-Arms, Teela, Faker and a flocked Moss Man. There is a huge array of weapons for the figures includes. The set is priced at $30.
Check out the photos after the jump.
Mattel has revealed some new San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives via io9. Included is a Batman 6″ Scale Figure 4-Pack, featuring four very different takes on the Caped Crusader. The 80 pg. Giant Batman: The Strange Lives of Batman Box Set includes a classic Batman, a Negative Suit Batman from Detective Comics #284, a Zebra Stipe Batman from Detective Comics #275, and a Rainbow Batman from Detective Comics #241. The set will be priced at $80.
The other items is a Hot Wheels 1989 Batmobile, with a shield and scaled Batman figurine. The shield can be placed over the Batmobile or displayed separately. The Batmobile, the shield, and the Batman figurine are all diecast metal. This is priced at $25.
On June 17th, Mattel will open up pre-orders for these items. They will ship out after the convention. You can see the photos after the jump.
Mattel, via SI.com, has announced a San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – WWE Elite Slim Jim Randy “Macho Man” Savage 6″ Scale Figure. The figure celebrates the late, great Randy Savage, in one of his most iconic ad campaigns. Priced at $29.99, the figure will be available via Entertainment Earth beginning on June 18th. During SDCC 2019, the figure will be available at the Mattel booth for a discounted price. Check out a few images after the jump.
Via Sports Illustrated:
“Poffo is grateful that the “Macho Man” is remembered so fondly.
“Because of the WWE Network and Mattel, it’s fantastic that his memory is never going to die,” said Poffo. “Randy wasn’t special because he was chosen, he was chosen because he was special—and there will never be another.”
Mattel is on it’s farewell tour with DC Comics Multiverse but we still have lots of product left in 2019, including today’s additions to the Signature Collection – Batman Returns Penguin and The Dark Knight Joker! Both are classic Batman villains as they were seen in the movies, with likenesses and gear to match what was seen on screen. The Signature Collection gives us these guys with a bit more paint and detail, a dedicated and line-wide uniform base, stand and display backer. The Penguin comes with a soft goods coat, top hat, umbrella with effects piece and an extra sets of hands. The Joker comes with two guns and a playing cards piece with the Joker on top. We’ve run them both through the motions so read on to check out over 40 HD images. Thanks to Mattel for sending these through!