After hundreds of thousands of fans spending decades arguing who would win in a fight (or maybe that was just me), Mattel has finally gone and done the impossible by bringing both ‘Thundercats’ and ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ under one roof! During all of the insanity that is San Diego Comic Con, Mattel revealed a plethora of awesome new toys that are coming our way over the course of the next year, and amongst those announcements were all new toys for both aforementioned brands!
For their ‘Masters of the Universe Classics’ toyline, Mattel was quick to clarify that the line was not actually ending yet! The end of the toyline had been hinted at and teased for the better part of the past year through an extensive marketing plan that was meant to imply that things were wrapping up. Thankfully, the line will be continuing, although with a few changes.
Prices are set to lower slightly, with figures now costing $24 each for Matty Collector subscribers, and $27 each for non-subscribers, and aside from the main ‘Masters of the Universe Classics’ subscription, this year they would also be running an additional subscription called ‘Club Filmation’, which will be a bi-monthly subscription with six all new figures stylized after the classic Filmation ‘Masters of the Universe’ animated series! Conformed for the ‘Club Filmation’ subscription so far as He-Man, Skeletor, Beast Man, and Trap Jaw so far, with more figures to be announced!
To top it all off, we’re getting an all new full scale Snake Mountain playset! This thing is massive, and will sport a ton of great features just like the original! Unlike the original, it does not include a voice changer microphone, but it DOES include a special Bluetooth speaker which you can link up to your smartphone to use as a voice changer or even just play music through!
Aside from these lines, Mattel also hinted that the ‘Masters of the Universe Minis’ would make a return at some point, and showed off a concept piece of a Castle Grayskull Mega Bloks set!
A full release for their ‘Masters of the Universe’ linehas been posted to MattyCollector.com:
Straight from the just-wrapped Mattypalooza panel at San Diego Comic-Con… here’s the breaking news about upcoming products, a new subscription (or two) for 2016, and more! Read on for all the details.
Collector’s Choice Subscription Now Open
Just Revealed at Mattypalooza
Here’s what fans just learned at the panel…
2016 Collector’s Choice Subscription
The chosen ones are coming! Fans asked for them… and we made it happen. This bi-monthly subscription brings a total of nine newly designed figures including two semi-annual figures and one subscription exclusive that you will not want to miss!
Subscription-only Despara™! The wicked warrior-queen persona of Adora is coming! This long-awaited, fan-demanded figure is available only with a Collector’s Choice subscription, and will never be sold on MattyCollector.com
All figures revealed! See the full list of all six figures, plus two semi-annual figures, plus the subscription-only Despara™ on the subscription sign-up page!
Collector’s Choice subscriptions are available right now, ending on Monday, 8/10 at 11:59pm PT. Subscriptions are limited to a set quota, so sign up now to make sure you get Despara™. Click here to subscribe and get all the details.
2016 Club Filmation
Starting in February 2016… six “A” list Filmation characters you want! We’ll have all the details in the upcoming weeks so check back for more info.
Mara of Primus™ arrives with her extendable mace ponytail, shield, and staff. (August Club Eternia® figure.)
“Buzz Saw” Hordak® arrives with cross bow and a buzz saw that he can either hold or place in his chest. (Club Eternia® quarterly figure.)
Evil Seed arrives with a staff wrapped in vines. (August Club 200X™ figure.)
Saurod™ arrives with a laser gun. (September Club Eternia® figure.)
King Chooblah™, the Kulatak Elder, arrives with his oversized walking staff. (September Club 200X™ figure.)
The scented Perfuma™ arrives with her flower gun and shield. (October Club Eternia® figure.)
The 2015 Club Eternia® third quarterly item is Flying Fist He-Man® vs Terror Claw Skeletor®, arriving with a shield and flying fist accessory for He-Man® and oversized claws for Skeletor®. (October)
Ceratus™ arrives in a leather kilt with bone pickaxe. (October Club 200X™ figure.)
Dragstor™ arrives with a cross box with a hook attachment. (November Club Eternia® figure.)
Queen Grayskull™ arrives with a 200X-inspired staff and a wrap. (November Club 200X™ figure.)
He-Ro® II (Dare) arrives with sword and laser gun. (December Club Eternia® figure.)
Prahvus arrives with a staff and magic lamp. (December Club 200X™ figure.)
As far as their ‘Thundercats’ announcements, there was not a lot of information given beyond that these figures will be available through a Matty Collector subscription plan just like their ‘Masters of the Universe’ line. The only figures shown off so far are Lion-O, who is set to be released in July of 2016…
…and Jackalman, who is set to hit next August!
Mattel also showed concept mock-ups of a ‘Mummy’ Mumm-Rah figure that is set to be the subscription exclusive figure for the series!
Whether you prefer to shout “Thundercats, HO!” or “I HAVE THE POWER!”, it is a very exciting time for a fan of either of these classic 80’s series, as these very well might be the best renditions we have ever seen made of any of these characters to date. be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com for all of your ‘Masters of the Universe’ and ‘Thundercats’ news from Mattel from SDCC 2015!