Masters of the Universe Classics Thundarr the Barbarian by Joe Amato – even though Thundarr isn’t a Filmation property, he and He-Man go together like peanut butter and jelly – so it’s no wonder that a Thundarr custom from a He-Man body would look so good – now we just need a Princess Ariel and Ookla, Joe! – ends Jun 23, 2013 14:45:22 PDT
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
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Early Access for this Matty Tax Day sale has come and gone, and to show how little I know, it was the Masters of the Universe Classics Webstor and only Webstor who sold out of his remaining customer service stock during the subscribers’ free for all. That leaves Mosquitor and the Snake Men 2-pack to join Snake Face and the DC Universe Classics Larfleeze for the sale that just opened up. The WWE Christian was a no-show for Early Access – to make sure I wasn’t going crazy I checked, and the online announcement of the 4/15 sale made no mention of Early Access for him, but the email reminder that I got did.
In case you can’t spell MattyCollector, here’s the link to the MattyCollector 4/15 bundle page. Happy shopping!
Update @ Noon PST: MOTUC Webstor is sold out, and WWE Christian is a no-show in Early Access.
It’s 8AM, so Early Access to Mattel’s 4/15 sale is now open. Up for grabs, for however long the customer service stock lasts, are the Masters of the Universe Classics Mosquitor, Webstor, and the Snake Men 2-pack. I wonder if we’ll see a fast sell-out on the Snake Men from army builders who’ve realized just how great those figures are – but the higher $54 price tag might discourage it a bit. Also available to Early Access participants is the WWE Elite Christian Flashback figure. I wonder how much longer we’ll continue to see WWE figures on MattyCollector, because we still have some of the fan-voted figures still available from last year. Only Andre and Miss Elizabeth were quick sell-outs.
Come 4/15, Mattel will add the Masters of the Universe Classics Snake Face and the DC Universe Classics Larfleeze to the mix for the open sales date. I’ve been looking forward to Larfleeze for a while – he arrives on somewhat of a bittersweet note, as he had originally been announced as bring bound for retail shelves. That was before retailers support for DCUC waivered, resulting in the new All-Stars / Unlimited direction. But hey – Monsieur Mallah and the Brain ship to Club Infinite Earths subscribers this month! Hurray!
For your convenience, here’s the bundle page for the 4/15 MattyCollector sale. It opens up at 9AM PST on Monday. Happy shopping!
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I am visiting my parents and had a stowaway – the Masters of the Universe Classics Jitsu. The horse is a souvenir my dad has from his days working in China, and I snapped a quick picture of it with Jitsu. And before long, I had this quick series of shots. Jitsu’s victim is an old Hulk Hogan from way back when Hasbro had the WWF license. I had a bunch of wrestling figures back in the 90s, and my dad asked if he could have one. And wouldn’t you know, he’s kept it in better shape than I have done with my modern day collection.
There’s a certain joy, being unburdened by camera gear and lights – I shot these with my camera phone and the sunlight coming in the window. It reminded me of my younger days, taking the original Jitsu figure out to the backyard and shooting pictures of him with an old hand-me-down 35MM. In a way, that’s what started this all.
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March Madness takes on a whole new meaning for Masters of the Universe Classics collectors with MattyCollector’s sale this month. First, Fang Man, the Club Eternia figure for March, is available only to subscribers – so for those of you cherry pickers who were looking forward to one of the big hitters from Filmation, you are out of luck.
Early Access this month proved to be a bit of a rage-generator for some as well, with Strobo selling out within a couple of minutes. I am guessing this will be hailed as a success for Mattel, who also sold all of their stock of Mekaneck and WWE Miss Elizabeths. What does that leave for sales day? MOTUC Keldor (remaining customer service stock), DC Universe Classics Elongated Man, Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan, and WWE Shawn Michaels. Although what you are looking for may already be sold out, here’s the bundle page for the March MattyCollector sale.
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GI JOE BASIC FIGURE SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES
This new assortment includes new decoes of Cobra Commander, a Cobra Trooper and Storm Shadow, along with Snake Eyes, Duke and Shipwreck. We have them listed as singles at $3.99 – $11.99 each, and as a Set of 6 at $31.99.
MASS EFFECT SSV NORMANDY SR-2 18″ SHIP REPLICA
This new 18″ version of the SSV Normandy SR-2 rests atop a specially-designed base. It is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide and is priced at $239.99, saving you $60 off of the MSRP.
WAR LORD UT-W02, UT-W03 – WAR RHINO, WAR BISON
The second figure in Unique Toys’ War Lord release line is War Rhino. He includes a pack with two independently movable cannons that becomes the foot of War Lord, and is priced at $84.99. Like War Rhino, War Bison will include a cannon backpack that becomes a foot for War Lord, and he is priced at $84.99 as well, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
MASS EFFECT ALLIANCE NORMANDY SR-1 SHIP REPLICA – REGULAR, SILVER
Dark Horse is also releasing 6″ versions of the Alliance Normandy SR-1. We have the regular version priced at $29.99, and the Antique Silver version (limited to 1500 pieces) at $49.99. Each version comes with a display base.
DIAMOND SELECT MUNSTERS SERIES 02 FIGURES
The second wave of Munsters figures includes three family members dressed up for a ride – Hot Rod Herman, Hot Rod Lily and Hot Rod Grandpa – as well as visiting family member Uncle Gilbert (the Creature from the Black Lagoon). Each figure is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP; each also comes with a part of the build-a-diorama of the Munsters’ staircase, complete with openable trapdoor and Spot.
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It’s Thanksgiving! - that special day of the year that we stuff ourselves to the gills with turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce; and then head out into the cold to await the Black Friday sales. But no, not me – I’m going to sit back and enjoy the warmth indoors, and maybe pick up a toy or two just with a few clicks of the mouse.
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I am one of the ten people who don’t use an Apple iPad, so I won’t be partaking of this deal that Mattel has on kids.woot.com, for 25% off of its Apptivity figures. The way it works is that you download a free app for your iPad, like the Apptivity Batman app, and the figure has special contacts on the bottom so the iPad knows what figure you’re using and where it is on the screen. Sounds like it could be fun!
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The Matty logistics shuffle that rendered August void of MOTUC aside from Sir Laser-Lot, but they’re back with a vengeance for the September sale on 9/17. Meckaneck, Dragon Blaster Skeletor, and the Snake Men 2-pack will put the whammy on those of us with Club Eternia subs.
DC has the Club Infinite Earths Black Mask and one of the last hurrah JLU 3-packs, with Vandal Savage, Bats, and Supes. WWE will have Tully Blanchard joining the Arn Anderson, King Kong Bundy, and Diamond Dallas Page figures that seem to be lingering on the site.
For convenience, here’s the link to the bundle page for the 9/17 sale.
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Mattel held its Collector Night event at New York Toy Fair yesterday, and Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich was on hand to share the details of all the products they had on display.
Included in the mix were Voltron, DC Universe (including Club Infinite Earths, All-Stars, Young Justice, Action League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Legacy, and The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters), Masters of the Universe Classics, WWE, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Cars. Following his presentation, Toy Guru fielded all the questions that the crowd threw his way.
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