Congrats To MattyCollector and Club Eternia 2015

Mattycollector TNCongrats are due to MattyCollector and all the MotU fans out there! Following this past weekend’s re-opening of the sub window and the #saveheman campaign, fans can breathe easy as MattyCollector today updated that the goal has been met and the 2015 subscription will go ahead. This is the final year planned for Masters of the Universe Classics and the overall goal is to complete the vintage lines.

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SDCC2014 – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics Display

SDCC 2014 logo bFollowing Mattypalooza the Mattel booth was crammed with folks, but fortunately I got in there and snagged some pics of all the upcoming and newly announced Masters of the Universe figures. Personal favorites were the new She-Ra design, Tung Lashor and Oo-Larr.  The new jumbo figures are also pretty cool, it’ll be interesting to see how those do.

SDCC2014 – Mattypalooza Panel

SDCC 2014 logo bIt’s a busy morning today with back to back panels…first up is Mattypalooza!

The panel started with a Masters of the Universe Classics ‘All Toy Lines Must Come to An End’ video.

2014 Release Updates

DC Universe – 2 figures left- Superboy and Damian Wayne

Total Heroes – Batman Beyond a Q3 figure, Firestorm in Q4

Super Powers Collection – 3oth anniversary of Super Powers. 6 figures on an oversized vintage style card.  Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman will be the first 3 in Septemeber. Mr. Myxypltlk, Superman Gold, The Riddler  (Green Lantern repainted as Riddler, with a spanish card). Kalibak will be the build-a fig

Batman ’66: Utility Belt at the show – $125.  The newest addition is the Batman cowl – real cloth over plastic shell. Priced at $100 and available in September

Ghostbusters: 30th anniversary 2-packs which include removable proton packs. Two 2-packs will be $50 ea. Ray and Winston then Peter and Egon.

2015 teaser of The Real Ghostbusters animated series toys.

Masters of the Universe:

A teaser that Despara from the DC Comic may be joining the toy line. Sticking with the comics, as part of the “Origin of She-Ra” storyline, She-Ra’s getting a new costume.

Dark Horse is making an ‘Art of He-Man’ art book. Covers all ages of He-Man and is the result of incredible cooperation between Dark Horse and Mattel. It is available for pre-order on Amazon starting today (July 25th).

2014 Toy Line Update:

Masters of the Universe Minis:  The first 3 packs will be bundled together and packs 4-6 will be bundled. It’s an opportunity to save on shipping. Each pack is $20 with 6 packs in 2014.

August is Faker vs. Man-At-Arms, October is Zodac vs. Beast Man and December is King He-Man vs. Clawful

For 2015 Matty is introducing a Minis sub, 6 2-packs planned for 2015 and a Snake Mountain mini-diorama for the $20 sub entry fee. Each mini pack will be available for $22 day of. MOTU Mini sub opens in October.

January 2015 Minis – She-Ra and Horde Trooper

March / April – Jitsu and Mekaneck

MOTU Giants – Jumbo size of vintage figures includes twist waist, ‘rubber band’ legs and includes weapons in armor. Four figures wil be available in 2014. $75 day of or $70 part of sub. These go on sale in September He-Man, October Skeletor, November Stratos, December Beast Man. If sales are good, they’ll continue in 2015.

MOTU Classics –

August – Flutterina, Intergalactic Skeletor, Madam Razz with Broom

September – Rio Blast, Entrapta w/ sticker sheet

October – Eldor w/ sticker sheet, Sweet Bee, Light Hope, Battle Ram w/ Man-at-Arms

November – Tung Lashor (with 2 heads), Arrow, Galactic Protector She-Ra, Gwildor w/ Cosmic Key Prototype

December – Mermista (includes a stand for mermaid form), Spinnerella ($30 figure)

And now for 2015…the last year for Classics, will complete the vintage line.

January – Lizard Man

Feburary – Ninjor

Q1 Items – He-Man vs. Battle Armor King Hss

March – Huntara, sub only figure is original mini-comic Oo-Larr

Traveling convention item – Skeletor’s Hover Robots


Star Wars Hot Wheels and Ever After High SDCC Exclusives Revealed

SDCC 2014 logoToday’s new reveal of Matty SDCC exclusives is the Hot Wheels Star Wars exclusive. Images of the Darth Vader helmet inspired car hit last week, but USA Today spilled the details on the whole package. Priced at $40 the sleek black vehicle comes packaged in a lights and sound lightsaber in a collector’s box. This is on exclusive that will be going home with me.

The news of of the ‘Ever After High Cerise Wolf’ exclusive doll hit while I was in the Grand Canyon . ‘Ever After High’ takes the Monster High formula and applies it to classic fairy tales. In this case, Cerise Wolf is the daughter of Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf and will be debuting at SDCC.

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MattyCollect’s Hot Wheels SDCC Exclusives – The Homer & Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

SDCC 2014 logoMattyCollector’s revealed two Hot Wheels SDCC exclusives earlier today – both of which look fantastic. From the Simspsons comes “The Homer” and from James Bond you get his Aston Martin BD5. SDCC voucher pre-sales will take place 8AM PT  on 6/23 for Early Access (Club Eternia subscribers only) and 9AM PT on 6/24 for everyone else. After the show these will be available at

See descriptions and images of both cars below, and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Hot Wheels® The Homer ($30): Hot Wheels® proudly presents The Homer from everyone’s favorite cartoon show “The Simpsons.” This vehicle is a faithful reproduction in awesome collectible packaging of the Homer Simpson-designed car “that’s everything the average man ever dreamed of!”

Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5 ($20): It’s the movie car that became almost as famous as 007 himself! This detailed Hot Wheels® version of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 comes with a special spy-catching deco and a Comic-Con package that you won’t want to miss.

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MattyCollector Announces Baby Skeletor for June Sale

Mattycollector TNMatty today spilled the beans on the weird Baby Skeletor that’s been spotted on-line this week. Due as part of the 6/16 sale, this unique take on Skeletor is 12″ tall is holding his Havoc Staff rattle and comes with an evil potty.  This is an oddball item which is sure to provoke some conversations by the fans. Here at the AwesomeToyBlog HQ, we love it and look forward to picking on up. Skeletor is priced at $35. Check him out below…isn’t he adorable?

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Matty Reveals Next Three SDCC Exclusives

SDCC 2014 logoMattyCollector has announced their next three SDCC exclusives; the Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile, DC Comics Total Heroes Ultra Cyborg and Disney•Pixar Cars 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack. Each of these items will be available for pre-order at on June 24, 2014, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con. It will also be available for purchase at the show, for those who enjoy standing in a long line and potentially not getting what you’re waiting for. These will also likely be available, in limited numbers, on MattyCollector after the show. Read on for complete descriptions and images of each item.

Batman™ Arkham Knight Batmobile ($85)
Batman Arkham Knight BatmobileIn the video game, Batman™ battles all-new threats in Gotham City with the help of an arsenal-equipped vehicle. This Batman™: Arkham Knight Batmobile features premium, highly-detailed deco and authentic sounds straight from the game, and much more!
The vehicle comes with an articulated DC Comics™ Multiverse Arkham City Batman™ figure with a fabric cape allowing Batman™ to sit in the driver’s seat!

DC Comics™ Total Heroes™ Ultra Cyborg ($25)
DC Comics Total Heroes Ultra Cyborg Tech-equipped Cyborg joins the Total Heroes™ lineup! As homage to the Super Powers Cyborg figure, this figure has silver VUM deco, and arrives with two interchangeable heads, his classic look and an updated stylized version, as well as three sets of hands. This hybrid of man and machine brings with him a tool and gear for just about any job he might encounter, including a Mega Blade, a Concussion Cannon and a Sonic Scrambler (all of which fit onto his arms), and a Jetpack with Airfoil Wings so he can take to the air!Disney•Pixar Cars 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack ($50)

Disney•Pixar Cars 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack ($50)

Welcome to Japan! Shu Todoroki is hosting an endurance night race from Mt. Fuji to Tokyo’s colorful Ginza District. Get ready to experience the exciting world of neon racing!
In Japan, the presentation of a gift is as important as the gift itself. You can experience this Japanese tradition with the 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack. The specially designed furoshiki, Japanese wrapping cloth, features comic book-style illustrations of the Neon Racers story. Open the wrap and you’ll find a racing diorama with die-cast characters Lightning McQueen and Shu Todoroki illuminating the streets of Tokyo in their amazing customized lighting and neon deco.

MattyCollector Announces Masters of the Universe Classics SDCC 2014 Exclusive

SDCC 2014 logoMattyCollector today kicked off their SDCC announcements with the announcement of their Masters of the Universe Classics exclusive for the year – Filmation Hordak with Imp. Featuring a more cartoon inspired deco and an interchangeable arm/cannon Hordak also includes his sidekick Imp. For SDCC attendees who pick Hordak up at the show (either via pre-order or at the Mattel booth), they’ll also get a bonus poly-bagged “Imp as Treasure Chest”. This special bonus will not be available during the after-show sale on

Matty also reminded us that the DC Universe Classics exclusives is Doomsday, one of the figures originally slated for the 2014 Club Infinite Earths.   Standing at over 9” tall with 16 points of articulation, the Kryptonian killer arrives in his prisoner suit and is packaged in a window box that pays homage to DC Comics Superman: The Man of Steel $18 – his first full appearance.

The MattyCollector pre-order for show pick-up will take place on June 24th and the after show sale will take place August 5th. The next SDCC reveals will occur on May 6th, May 13th and then a few more surprises as we approach the show. See pics of both Hordak and Doomsday below.

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Toy Fair 2014 – MattyCollector

tf14 tnEarlier today MattyCollector had a collector’s event at Toy Fair showcasing some of the upcoming product from both MattyCollector and Mattel’s mainstream line. While there were many announcements made at the event, a few of the highlights included the announcment of a ‘Club Etheria’ mini-subscription featuring the subscription exclusive Light Hope figure as well as Madame Razz / Broom, Double Mischief, Entrapta and three other figures. This subscription will go live tomorrow and be open for thee weeks. Other MOTU reveals included new 2-pack with Cowl and Lookee as well as the debut of Rio Blast.

DC fans also got a bit of a surprise when a 6 figure collection of ‘Super Powers’ figures were debuted. Priced at ~$30 each, these 6 figures each includes a build-a-figure piece and are carded on a Super Powers inspired cardback. These figures looked really, really good.

Lots of other great product was on display, which you can see in the gallery below – and for a full rundown (or to pick up that Club Etheria sub) head to

Masters of the Universe Reveals from Comikaze!

Mattycollector TNStan Lee’s Comikaze took place this past weekend and MattyCollector had a few Masters of the Universe reveals at the show. You can see the complete report here, but the highlights are a Fluttertina as the August sub figure and a new variant of Skeletor which includes a damaged Faker head.

There were also two “accessory” teases as both Lookee and Broom were added to the case on Sunday. (All pictures from

Club Eternia In! Ecto-1 Out. Club Infinite Earths Future Uncertain.

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The numbers for the 2014 MattyCollector subscriptions are in and, well, it’s a mixed bag for fans. Club Eternia made it’s goal – reaching 115% of the subscriptions needed – another year of Masters of the Universe Classics is in the bag. Given the performance for the year, so extra non-sub items are being considered – any updates will be at Toy Fair in February.

However, both the Ecto-1 and Club Infinite Earths did not meet their subscription goals. The MattyCollector team is back to the drawing board to decide the fate of DC Universe Classics, some (but certainly not all) of the options available are quarterly releases, release of the figures outside the subscription model (at higher prices) and the end of the line.

If you didn’t sub to Club Eternia – you’ll have one last chance, subs will be reopening for a short period. In the meantime, He-Man and Skeletor are putting their differences aside and celebrating.


MattyCollector Subscription Deadlines Approaching

Mattycollector TN 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.

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