We all have vices and mine is collecting toys. Being that there is so much out there on the collector market, I’ve had to narrow my wallet down to pretty much whatever MattyCollector.com is offering. If y’all don’t know, MattyCollector is an online offshoot of the Mattel corporation. They deal exclusively with monthly subscriptions for their DC Universe, Ghostbusters, WWE and Masters of the Universe lines. The latter of which is where I severely sink my cash. Masters of The Universe Classics is a homage to the original 80’s toys, with modernized detail and style. Each month a new character or two is released on Mattel’s website for sale to He-Man fans ans She-ravers. The line is now into it’s 5th year, with over 120 figures produced so far.
Having just reviewed reports from Comic Con, my bank account is in tears. Over the next few months MOTU fans like myself will get the chance to own some of the most demanded figures since the inception of the line. What with figures like Two-Bad, Glimmer, Modulok, Horde Trooper, Castaspella, Sky High, Lord Dactys, Sea Hawk, Geldor, Strong Arm, Hydron, and the Unnamed One. There’s even weird characters like the Rabbit Overlord Plundor. Oh, and even Stan Lee is even getting in on the fun. Mattel is partnering up with Lee’s POW Entertainment, and an exclusive figured will me made inspired by the man himself. The great Standor it shall be called. Weird.
Oh, and how can I forget. The biggest and best MOTU piece of them all… Castle fucking Greyskull. It’s been announced previously and seen many times online, but looking at again makes me want to scream “I have the power”. Priced at over $250.00 my wallet, however, screams “Noooooooo”!
As if Masters of the Universe wasn’t enough. Mattel is also kicking back up it’s Ghostbuster line, with a very expensive (like $265) but super must-have toy. The very first Ecto-1 vehicle in scale to 6” Ghostbuster figures, which means it’ll be HUGE! This Ecto-1 will feature amazing details, including, among others, opening doors and trunk, headlights that really flash, a beacon that lights up with blue and red lights, an authentic Ecto-1 siren and engine revving sounds! It will also feature a pull-out rack for storing the removable proton packs that come with the new 6” Peter and Ray figures , and if that’s not awesome enough, everyone who pre-orders will receive an exclusive poster of the Ecto-1 schematic! This vehicle will be produced only if the minimum pre-order goal is reached by November 5, 2013.
They’ll also be producing some awesome, full sized replica props of the nuetrino wand from the proton pack and night vision goggles. Whoa!
Lastly, Mattel revealed their latest in it’s DC Universe line. Figures show off were Doomsday, Connor Kent Superboy, Aquaman, Ra Al Ghul and Ice
Check out the image gallery below to see pictures of these awesome toys. Images courtesy of our friends at ToyArk. For a more robust gallery, check out their site. For more information about Mattel and ordering, go to MattyCollector.com