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MotU Classics: The Map of Etheria

Just like last year's Club Eternia saw subscribers get a free map, so too does this year's. Along with Preternian Disguise He-Man, we get a map of the planet Etheria: Etheria Beautiful Planet of Despondos After the Overlords of Trolla … Continue reading

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Roboto's shoulders are on backwards

Mattel QC has done it again. I'm still trying to decide how much I care about this, but over on He-Man.org fans have discovered that Roboto's shoulders appear to be backwards, much like the first-release He-Man. It looks like the … Continue reading

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MotU Classics: the Map of Eternia

Included in the shipping box with Wun-Dar (and Evil-Lyn, since they came together) for those who subscribed to the full year of "Club Eternia" was a free bonus item, a poster featuring a map of Eternia: Eternia Ancient Planet of … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Moss Man

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. In today's review of MOTU Classics Moss Man, I briefly alluded to the Four Horsemen's plans for the Mo2K Moss Man, but … Continue reading

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Who is Preternia Disguise He-Man?

No doubt a lot of casual MOTU fans are wondering where the heck the recently announced "Preternia Disguise He-Man" comes from. The answer is the vintage minicomic "The Powers of Grayskull - The Legend Begins" (inked by Bruce "DC Animated … Continue reading

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Tri-Klops addendum: The Guardians of Grayskull

In today's new review of Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops, I (very) briefly mentioned the fact that the figure came with a human-size ring, and that the ring was an update of one from the '80s. All true, but … Continue reading

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Original MOTUC He-Man vs. reissue

While the first MOTUC He-Man took weeks to sell out, the second release - which had a much higher production run - sold out in less than a day. Evidently Masters of the Universe Classics has drawn in a significant … Continue reading

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NECA TMNT Series 2: just wind in sails?

The TMNT & Other Strangeness blog has an interview with Ninja Turtles writer Steve Murphy (who as of late has become depressingly doom-and-gloom about the world due to his belief that the environment is already screwed). Anyway, here's the relevant … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie

March 9 is officially Barbie's birthday, because that's when the doll debuted at the 1959 American International Toy Fair in New York. So in honor of Barbie Day, rock out to a classic: And now, some more OAFEry:National Barbie Day … Continue reading

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Always two there are...

In today's review of the Star Wars Sith Legacy set, yo mentioned that Darth Bane first appeared in the Phantom Menace novelization. That's an interesting fact, but is the story itself any good? Let's review it! And now, some more … Continue reading

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