Mattel | WWE Defining Moments | Hulk Hogan

You know something, brother? Back in the 80's, there was no wrestler more popular than the immortal Hulk Hogan. Love him or hate him, he was the most iconic superstar of professional wrestling that everyone, and I mean everyone, knew who he was. His name alone is as powerful as that of Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson. Finally, Mattel has released an Elite figure of the man. So what'cha gonna do when this figure comes after you?! Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | Rio Blast

Every once in awhile you get a lemon. For MOTU Classics, you can get a bunch. Rio Blast is one of the worst finished products out of the package that I've come across in a long time and I'd like to share it with you. I simply cannot understand how this item made it past through review, QC, and everything else in between. It's an insult from a company that is known for shenanigans from time to time. I give you Rio Blast. Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | Hordak (Filmation)

The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Masters of the Universe Classics exclusive was met with a rather lukewarm reception from a lot of collectors. Most felt a bit betrayed by what seemed like a lack of effort or care on Mattel's part. I didn't feel that way and was rather happy to see it was a figure you could afford to miss, or one that you'd really like to have. I actually really wanted it and since a lot of people didn't, I felt better knowing I could probably get one despite not being able to go to Comic-Con. Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | Skeletor

It's the Overlord of Evil and He-Man's arch-nemesis. He was sinister but cool and is right up there with the likes of Megatron and Cobra Commander. He always lost, but he should be commended for his undying effort in trying to take over Castle Grayskull. So it was with great excitement to see how the Classics version of Skeletor would turn out. Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | He-Man

Like many other collectors my age, Masters of the Universe was a big influence during my childhood. The sheer number of unique characters with absurd names left a lasting impression with cool toys and a fun TV show. For various reasons, the property could not continue much beyond the 80s and interest waned except by the most dedicated fans. In the early 2000s, Mattel tried a re-launch and was at first a big hit, but through management and distribution problems, it could not survive. So when Mattel announced back in 2007-08 that they were going to try again, I admit I was a bit skeptical. Continue Reading