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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1095 on: June 15, 2014, 10:37 PM »
I dropped my pre-order when they gave us the option. Just didn't seem worth the price after I thought about it.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1096 on: July 25, 2014, 10:32 PM »
I just posted in the Joe thread about Gentle Giant doing the "Jumbo" treatment to the vintage Joe line, and now it looks like Mattel is doing the same thing with MOTU.  Sounds like this line will be kicking off later this year with He-Man and Skeletor (complete with vintage packaging) with Stratos and Beastman to follow I believe.  While it might be cool to have a couple, I wonder how this large scale stuff will catch on.  Its neat and all, but display space (or storage) isn't exactly something a lot of collectors have a ton of anyways.  The 12" stuff eats that up pretty quickly.

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1097 on: July 29, 2014, 12:09 PM »
The head sculpts seem off and the packaging is not collector friendly or an exact replica of the originals.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1098 on: February 18, 2016, 07:30 PM »
Is anyone here picking up the new "Filmation" line of MOTU figures? I had hoped to get the He-Man at least, but missed it when it went on sale Monday. I kind of dig the figures, but can't really do the whole subscription thing anymore.

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1099 on: February 22, 2016, 04:23 PM »
I didn't do the Filmation subscription. I am ready to be done with MOTUC and rehashes of less detailed figures wasn't for me.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1100 on: July 23, 2016, 02:56 PM »
I haven't had a chance to read all the details yet, but it sounds like MattyCollector is getting shut down at the end of the year, with the MOTU figures shifting to Super7. The Thundercats line appears to be cancelled, although the four or so planned out for 2016 will come out. Big changes in store for those lines. Honestly I haven't bought any He-Man figures recently, and was pretty happy with my collection. I sort of wanted the Filmation He-Man, but missed out so I just moved on.

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1101 on: July 24, 2016, 05:52 PM »
Yeah, nice that it is continuing in some form for those that are interested. But I think it bodes ill for people like me that were really into what Super7 was doing before, namely ReAction figures. MOTU was literally all they wanted to talk about in San Diego.

And man, that He-man cartoon they cooked up was just painful.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1102 on: March 15, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Not sure if this belongs best here or not, but is anyone collecting the "vintage" Masters of the Universe figures from Super 7? They are basically recreations of the original figures but in sort of an animated Filmation style. I picked up the He-Man and Skeletor, and they are pretty neat. Maybe even a little more solid than the vintage ones. They seem a little pricey at $20 each, so not sure if I will continue on or not. Just wondering if anyone else had looked at these.

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1103 on: July 17, 2019, 11:39 PM »
Probably more news to come this weekend, but if anyone has seen the Prince Adam/He-Man SDCC exclusive from Mattel, it is apparently a previews of what is to come in 2020. Pixel Dan posted a pic of a vintage inspired Skeletor in the same style that is apparently part of a RETAIL line titled MOTU origins, $14.99 each. I'm definitely interested....

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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1104 on: Today at 07:59 AM »
I bought in on Classics really really heavily, so Im really not interested in starting another line, even if it is at retail. I havent bought anything Super 7 has offered, other than He-Ro and Eldor. Im hoping I can pick up the Classics I missed for a reasonable price now, but well see. Im more interested in toys for the movie, and I know how much trouble Mattel has at retail. Just trying to avoid another cluster**** like the 200x line.
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1105 on: Today at 08:01 AM »
Is there any toy license more confusing than this one?? Theres like eight different lines going now. I thought Mattel relinquished all rights to Super 7? Now they are doing stuff in exactly the same scale?!

I dont see how you figure out what to collect if you are a fan of this stuff!
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Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Reply #1106 on: Today at 08:05 AM »
Im thinking Super 7 is done, after they deliver the last of their Filmation 5.5 dudes. The Reaction and a Classics are (probably) finished too. Super 7 has nothing MOTU at SDCC this year, so...
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