Wayback Wednesday – Air Raiders

Wayback Wednesday

“Airlandia! A distant land where air is more precious than gold! Where the cruel Tyrants of Wind have seized control of ALL THE AIR. Only the Air Raiders, a band of valiant rebels, dare defy these evil dictators! With a convoy of air vehicles, these brave heroes battle the Tyrants, struggling to restore the breath of freedom. “

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Wayback Wednesday – McDonalds Changeables

Greetings Programs.

Wayback Wednesday will (hopefully) be a weekly feature on those obscure toys and toylines of the 80’s and early 90’s.  I hope to do my small part in helping these under-appreciated toys from being lost to obscurity while also reliving a few parts of my childhood.

So to kick-start things off we have McDonalds attempt to ride the transforming-robot-bandwagon with their Happy Meal pack-in, THE CHANGEABLES!

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Mattel to Sell Limited Edition Masters of the Universe Art Book at San Diego Comic-Con – Updated

Mattel has provided an update on the MOTU art book.

We know a lot of fans are very excited about the Designed @ Mattel Vol. 1 book on MOTU being offered at SDCC. A few more details: The book will be softcover, 53 pages, with a numbered foil stamped ribbon across the cover. It will be $50.00 and limited to 2 per guest per line wait. It will have sections on all the major MOTU lines and a look at the future of the brand.

Now we know a lot of fans are asking why only 1,000 copies and will we ever reprint? The answer (at least for now) is that this was actually a number required. For a variety of legal reasons we were restricted to only create this book if we kept it as a limited edition. That was part of the bargain for getting to do the book itself. It was 1,000 editions or nothing He-Fans.

A big thank you to Toy Guru for pulling together a lot of the research and material as well as all the Mattel artists over the years for so generously giving of their imaginations to create lasting characters in the world of MOTU!

Long time fans and new comers alike will be sure to enjoy all of the surprises in store at SDCC!

See you in two weeks!

Matty

In recent Ask Matty Q&A sessions, Mattel has talked about finding Masters of the Universe collateral ranging back to before the original toy line came out in the 80’s.  They also talked about a special MOTU item for Comic-Con.  Put together, you have the extremely limited edition MOTU art book that they’ve just announced.  At just one thousand copies, this will be pretty tough to get.

Hey MOTU Fans!

Oh man, this is BIG… the design team at Mattel just announced the first book in their “Designed @ Mattel” series and it’s a MOTU art book!

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The book shows off the fantastic art of the MOTU brand from 1981 through current day. It’s packed with never-before-seen Mattel concept art, behind-the-scenes notes, posters, oil paintings, and a whole lot more from across the brand. All that MOTU art from over the years is mighty sweet, but the book also premiers concept art from new projects, like a proposed live action film!

It’s a soft-cover edition, limited to only 1,000 numbered copies. Each one comes with a numbered cover ribbon and an embossed seal. The first place they’ll be available is San Diego Comic-Con. Purchases will be limited to two per guest, per wait in line. And get this… you can even have your copy signed by the Mattel artists at the show!

If any units remain after the show they may be sold on Mattycollector.com, but honestly, we expect to sell out at SDCC. Be sure to come by the MattyCollector.com booth early for your chance to own a piece of MOTU history!

—Matty

via MattyCollector.com Online Store.

Vintage Marvel Secret Wars Figures Available on ToysRUs.com

Posters at TheFwoosh.com found some interesting items on sale at ToysRUs.comicon – vintage Marvel Secret Wars figures from 1984!

Vintage 1984 Marvel Captain America Action Figure
Vintage 1984 Marvel Captain America Action Figure

Vintage 1984 Marvel Captain America Action Figure

By: Mattel

  • Our Price: $59.99
  • Our Recommended Age: 4 years and up
  • Manufacturer’s Age: 4 years and up

In stock – usually leaves warehouse in 2 – 3 full bus. days.

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Vintage 1984 Marvel Doom Roller

Vintage 1984 Marvel Doom Roller

By: Mattel

  • Our Price: $59.99
  • Our Recommended Age: 4 years and up
  • Manufacturer’s Age: 4 years and up

In stock – usually leaves warehouse in 2 – 3 full bus. days.

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This item does not participate in the check store inventory feature. Please visit your local store to determine availability.

Secret Wars is a much-beloved toy line that was a tie-in to the Marvel Comics Secret Wars 12-issue limited series by Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and Bob Layton. The toy line was produced by Mattel in 1984 and 1985.

Captain America was part of the first of three series of figures, the last of which was released internationally.  The Doom Roller was one of three Dr. Doom-related vehicles released in the line.