Each month Funko offers specialty and boutique retailers two exclusive items and the additions for June have just been announced.
June’s Specialty Series includes a Prince Adam and Cringer Vynl 2-pack and a Green Hornet Pop! based on the 60’s TV series.
You’ll be able to find these in June only at boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and
from qualified online retailers. Be sure to stop by your favorite local store and ask let them know to order these for you.
Sideshow Collectibles has opened pre-orders for their He-Man statue. Featuring the hero standing on a Grayskull themed based this statue features intricate sculpted armor and costume and a removeable fabric cape and his Power Sword. The exclusive edition includes a switch-out Power Axe and sheathed Power Sword.
The statue is priced at $399.99 with the option of a payment plan. You can see this statue’s product page here.
With just over a week before SDCC, Super7 has started showing the goods. Today they revealed the next item in their Skeletor’s Lair Pop-Up shop – a set of 4 “Stage 01 Prototype” Masters of the Universe action figures. These “rediscovered” action figures give He-Man, Skeletor, Mer-Manr and Beast Man a ReAction figure make-over. This set is priced at $60 and limited to one per person.
They are also amazing.
One of the factors that made the vintage Masters of the Universe toys unique was the use of packed-in minicomics to build the world and mythos of He-Man. These minicomics are being collected and published by Dark Horse as a follow-up to their gorgeous book The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Published with cooperation from Mattel, this hardcover collection features 68 US releases including all the comics from Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, the 80’s and 90’s He-Man line and an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics line…presented in production order, of course. This collection has 1,232 pages of toy nostalgia.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomics Collection is on sale October 21 in comic shops and November 3 in bookstores. Preorder today from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or your local comic shop.
As announced at Mattypalooza, Dark Horse and Mattel will be producing a Masters of the Universe art book. Check out the official press release from Dark Horse comics below:
As announced today at Comic Con International, Dark Horse and Mattel are teaming up to deliver the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!
Made in close cooperation with Mattel and He-Man® historians, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe collects over 30 years of behind-the-scenes material, lore, and classic imagery!
In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man® and Masters of the Universe®. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man® from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel’s archives. Featuring beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem—celebrated artist of the most memorable He-Man® images!
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe arrives in comic shops on April 1, 2015 and in bookstoresApril 14, 2015.
The book is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Icon Heroes has premiered their Masters of the Universe polystone environment statue of Skeletor’s home – Snake Mountain. This statue lifts design elements from several He-Man sources including the Filmation animated series and the vintage playset. Weighing in at a hefty 16 lbs., this playset is approximately 18″ wide by 16″ tall and 13″ deep. It has an SRP of $299.99 and will be shipping in Q4 of this year.
The deadlines for MattyCollector’s Club Eternia and Club Infinite Earths are rapidly approaching, with the subscription period ending Monday, August 19th at 11:59 p.m. PT (tho it’s likely to remain open until sometime Tuesday morning). As I’m writing this the thermometer for Club Eternia is at 72% (as of Friday, I think) and Club Infinite Earths is at 39%. You can find both subscriptions (monthly and quarterly shipping options available) here.
Also wrapping up it’s preorder period this Monday is the Ghostbusters Ecto-1. At just 28% of it’s quota, this product has a long ways to go. You can see the Ecto-1 here.
Icon Heroes sent out a product announcement today for their fall He-Man Mini-Bust paperweight. This foot tall paperweight is a fantastic companion piece to the Castle Grayskull business card holder and Power Sword Letter Openers. Read the description from Icon Heroes below and check it out in the gallery!
Keep your papers safe from Eternian winds with the Icon Heroes Masters of the Universe He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight! Based on the 1980’s Filmation television series, He-Man wields his power sword atop a Castle Grayskull tower base defying evil. Designed and sculpted by Joe Amaro and the Four Horsemen, this complete piece comes with sheath and Master of the Universe logo. Cast in high quality polystone, the He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight stands approximately 12 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the tip of the Power Sword. This makes a great addition to any desktop or Masters of the Universe collection. Available September 2013. SRP $60.
MattyCollector’s might be making your holiday shopping a little easier with their gift pak sale. The sale, starting December 6th and running through January 4th, features 5 gift paks that are either Masters of the Universe or Ghostbusters themed. The five gift paks are:
- Masters of the Universe Classics “Heroic Secret Identity” Pak: He-Man / Orko (with Prince Adam) / Battle Armor Skeletor
- Masters of the Universe Classics “Kidnapping of the Princess” Pak: Hurricane Hordak / She-Ra / Skeletor
- Ghostbusters “Museum Battle” Pak: 6″ “Ray with Slime Blower Figure / Ghostbusters II Vigo Figure
- Ghostbusters “Ready to Believe You” Pak: 6″ “Ready to Believe You” Egon Spengler (with Library Ghost) / 6” “Ready to Believe You” Peter Venkman (with Taxi Cab Ghost)
- Ghostbusters “Supporting Cast” Pak: Vinz Clortho Figure / 6” Walter Peck Figure
If any of these paks tickle your fancy, be sure to check MattyCollector.com starting tomorrow.
With the holiday season now upon us, it can be difficult to find the right gifts for the fan in your life. Now in it’s second year, the AwesomeToyBlog Awesome Holiday Gift Guide is my opportunity to spotlight some fantastic products that make perfect gifts. With the celebration of their 30th Anniversary in 2012, it seems only appropriate that we include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in our gift guide. And while any of the figures on MattyCollector.com make great gifts, we’ll be going a little outside the Mattel figures for our recommendations.
My first choice would be from the fine folks at Icon Heroes who really turned it out this year. Perfectly suited to the He-Fan who’s a professional, the Power Sword letter opener($19.99) is the perfect gift, assuming you can restrain yourself from shouting that you ‘have the power’ each time you open an envelope. Pair that with the Castle Grayskull business card holder ($34.99), you have the perfect desk suite. The letter opener was hot, hot, hot at SDCC!
My second recommendation is from the folks at Popfun – whose Toon Tumblers are fantastic glasses! They’ve recently released a set of 4 Masters of the Universe tumblers featuring He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and Beast Man. These are high quality glasses, the printed art work isn’t going anywhere on these. Priced at $40 for the set, they’re available now.
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer – you should consider the Masters of the Universe Wacky Wobblers from Funko. They’re slated for release just before Christmas, so delivery may be tight, but they’re awesome. A fresh and fun take on the characters, available characters include He-Man, Skeletor, Orko and Beast Man.
My final gift suggestion for the He-Fan is the 30th Anniversary limited edition DVD box set. Being released by Mill Creek Entertainment the 18th of December, this 22 disc collections contains 189 episodes of Masters of the Universe goodness. The episodes include the complete runs of both the 80’s and 2000’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Also included are the 20 fan favorite episodes of ‘The New Adventures of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’. Mill Creek does a fantastic job with their boxsets and I expect this to be an A+ release.
MattyCollector updated the status of Castle Grayskull yesterday with the exciting news that the pre-order minimum had been met and the Castle will go to production. Pre-orders remain open through January 4th at 9am PT. A prototype is expected to be revealed at New York Toy Fair in February. If you want to order He-Man’s home base, you can pick one up here.
Mill Creek, who make some fantastic DVD collections (just got their 100 Greatest Horror Classics collection for review and can’t wait to dive in) announced a massive box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I’ve put the entire press release after the jump, but the highlights include all 160 episodes of the series on 16 DVDs, 20 “fan favorite” episodes of The New Adventures of He-Man, the entire run of 2002-2004 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and a boat load of extras. The set has an SRP for $99.98, check out all the details below.
One of the things that’s been announced this convention season that I’m really digging is the He-Man Power Sword letter opener, it’s just a clever idea to put out a useful product with a fan aesthetic. Icon Heroes sent out a press release, which you can read after the jump, as well as new picture of the opener – and it looks awesome. Check it out below.
With a new month under way, the details of Matty’s Monthly sale are now posted. February’s sale takes place Wednesday February 15th at 9AM Pacific (Noon Eastern). The month’s offerings are:
As it’s a new month (and new year, even!) let’s have a quick recap of the Matty monthly sale. This month the event is Tuesday the 17th, kicking off at 9AM Pacific (Noon Eastern). Matty’s got quite a bit up his sleeve to kick off 30th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe. A few changes come into effect with the January sale. Firstly, remember that prices for “day of” purchases have been bumped up to $22 for a standard figure; subscription prices remain at $20. Also, Matty’s making available core characters year round starting off with some Masters of the Universe and Ghostbusters offerings. Finally, January should see the beginning of reduced production numbers, making quantities available to “day of” purchasers more limited.
See below for the full list of product available in this month’s sale – including the first 30th Anniversary figure – Fearless Photog!
Masters of the Universe Classics
- Sorceress, Club Eternia Figure of the Month
- Fearless Photog – 30th Anniversary Series
- Battle Armor Skeletor
- He-Man (Now available year round)
- Battle Cat (Now available year round)
- Skeletor (Now available year round)
- Panthor (Now available year round)
- “Ready to Believe You” 6″ Peter Venkman (with Taxi Cab Ghost)
- 6″ Peter Venkman (with proton stream) – (Now available year round)
- 6″ Ray Stantz (with “no ghost” ghost) – (Now available year round)