Masters of the Universe Classics Rio Blast and DC Universe Classics Aquaman and Robin also available
Blast Attak, this month’s Club Eternia figure, may be considered a dud by many Masters of the Universe Classics fans, but Early Access this month is sure to be a madhouse – that’s because Mattycollector is making Two-Bad available. As some of you may recall, during the subscription drive for the 2014 Club Eternia, Mattel announced that Two-Bad would have no day of sales inventory, leading to much angst from the fan base and presumably to more subscriptions.
What remains to be sold during is likely the customer service stock for the figure – so be prepared for a massive rush followed by a quick sell-out. Adding to the mayhem are two of the final DC Universe Classics figures – Aquaman with his hook hand and the Damian Wayne Robin, both with their own draw. Rio Blast rounds out Early Access.
Early Access has Two-Bad, Rio Blast, Aquaman and Robin, and opens tomorrow at 8AM PST. All Access adds Blast Attak, and will open up at 9AM on Friday.
Pre-orders for Courtroom Battle Egon, Rotar vs Twistoid, and Hover Robots start 5/28
The gang at Mattycollector has started their reveals for San Diego Comic-Con. I am a little surprised that first out of the gate is the Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters – it’s been a few years since the courtroom versions of Venkman (2011) and Stantz (2012) were released with the Scoleri brothers, so it might be a tough sell except for the Ghostbuster fans who must complete that trio. I think the suit coloring is a little light, but might make for some better contrast with the other two.
From Masters of the Universe Classics comes the Rotar vs Twistoid 2-pack, which harkens back to Rokkon and Stonedar from two years ago – let’s see if there’s some price creep from the $60 those cost. And we’ll also see the return of the Hover Robots 3-pack, which is the traveling convention exclusive. Somehow I suspect that will be the toughest of the three exclusives to get.
Mattel will use the same system as last year, with pick-up at the show nearby the Convention Center. The pre-order vouchers will go up for sale May 28 for Early Access, and June 1 for All Access.
Stay tuned for more reveals. What do you think they’ll have for DC Comics exclusives this year?
Up to 20% off Battle Cat, Battle Lion, Griffin, and Arrow
Mattel is holding another one-day sale to help clear out remaining inventory. Starting tomorrow at 9AM PST, four Masters of the Universe Classics steeds will go on sale at Mattycollector. Individually, they’ll be 15% off, but if you buy three or more, the discount gets bumped up to 20% off. The scaling discount works in any combination. That means if you want to build out your flock of Griffins for Skeletor, Beast Man, and the rest of the Evil Warriors, that’s fair game. Want an army of pastel-colored horses? You have the power!
Personally, I think this opens up some options if you wanted to use Battle Lion’s armor on Battle Cat to complete a 200X style steed for He-Man, for example. It’s still a steep asking price though. Normally, Battle Cat and the Griffin are $35, while Battle Lion and Arrow are $42. The Beasts of Burden sale will go for 24 hours, ending Saturday at 9AM PST.
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First shot at exclusive Hover Robots during Early Access
Masters of the Universe Classics is the sole focus for Mattycollector’s April sale, with Princess of Power’s Angella available for day of sales beyond those set aside for Club Eternia subscribers. She-Ravers also get another crack at Glimmer (Club Eternia, April 2014), while Eldor (Club Eternia, October 2014) is back to please the Preternia / Powers of Grayskull fans.
But Club Eternia subscribers get a rare opportunity in Early Access, when the “travelling convention” exclusive Hover Robots 3-pack will be available online for the first time. Judging from previous sales of these exclusives, like Strobo and Goat Man, expect a very quick sell-out at the start. If you miss out, you’ll get more chances throughout the rest of the year.
Mattel is continuing to clear out remaining inventory at Mattycollector – on sale tomorrow for 20% off are DC Universe and Masters of the Universe Classics figures from San Diego Comic-Con and the “traveling conventions.” Most of these are from the past two years – but I’m surprised that Matty still has some of the Mo-Larr vs Skeletor 2-packs from way back in 2010 in stock. I’m a Robot Chicken fan, but maybe the Eternian Dentist was too much of a stretch for the hardcore He-Fans.
The sale at Mattycollector starts at 9AM PST tomorrow, April 2nd. It lasts for 24 hours, but judging from previous sales, your best bet is to get there at the opening bell if there’s something you really want. No April Fools, and happy shopping!