Jul 21, 2016

Oh My god! They Killed Matty! You Bastards?

Thundercats will be incomplete! Mattel's a bag of dicks!
Read me ranting Read me moan! Mattel's a bag of dicks!
Buncha Buncha Buncha  Buncha Douche!
Bucha Buncha Buncha Buncha Douche!

Ding dong the witch is dead! and all that...

But enough Rambling... Let's put the post up:
To Our Loyal Collectors,
Thank you for being the world’s most dedicated fans and passionate supporters of MattyCollector.com over the years.
We want to let you know that we have been working on something new and different for you that measures up to your loyalty and devotion.
As of December 31, 2016, we will be shutting down the website as we transition to Super7 to manufacture and deliver the Masters of the Universe and adult collector lines. Subscriptions and orders for 2016 will remain unaffected, and the site will continue to operate through the end of the year. For the past two years, Super7 has proven to be a great partner, and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow the Masters of the Universe line. They will unveil the expanded line for 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con.
To help you complete your collections before the end of the year, we’ll be opening the Vault beginning Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. PT. All 2014 and 2015 items, and select 2016 items, will be available for sale at that time. They’ll remain in the shop until the end of the year or while supplies last, whichever comes first. For our U.S.-based collectors, any Vault products you buy during San Diego Comic-Con will arrive with free domestic ground shipping.*
We thank you for your dedication and support through the years.

The only thing that helped me cope through my depression during the worst days of my Mom's conditions and the only thing that kept me distracted during the worst moments after her passing has just been yanked from under my feet. She was more excited for Snake Mountain than I was, and I was REALLY excited for it. Now that we are very likely to NOT GET Snake Mountain, I feel crushed.

I know it's silly. This are "Just toys", no big deal... No, I'm not mentioning my depression as a "woe is me" or to gain "victimhood points" kind of thing. Yes, I did talk a lot of smack about the behind the scenes shenanigans at Matty, but I LOVE the figures... I love them so much that I ended up with four more Zodacs to turn into Generic Cosmic enforcers... (Green, Yellow, Blue, Pink) I've been working on some of the Neftyverse characters. As you can see in some recent reviews, I've been catching up on the characters I missed. Only a true Wun-Dar and Goddess elude me...(though Personally I may never buy a goddess because of crackling plastic.)

So, December 31st 2016 will be the end of Mattycollector and Mattel will use Super7 as a middleman to deliver future MOTU and Adult collector lines. Does this mean that MOTUC, the Filmation sub-line and Thundercats will continue, or will all three lines be scrapped in order for Super7 to do something else. The only positive Spin I have for this is No more Digital River.

Hello Matty Collectors!
This is Brian Flynn, owner of Super7, and I just wanted to say how excited we are to expand our relationship with Mattel and Masters of the Universe this year and beyond! We’re looking forward to creating a wonderful array of exciting and unexpected Masters of the Universe products in the years to come.
As some of you may know, we’ve been working with Mattel for a few years now, creating both the retro 3.75” MOTU figures, the M.U.S.C.L.E. MOTU figures, and last year’s SDCC 2015 Skeletor’s Lair special event. Since then, we’ve announced wave 2 of the 3.75” figures, and wave 2 of the M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, which will debut at SDCC 2016.
Speaking of SDCC 2016, our biggest announcement was that while all this was going on, we’ve been working secretly on the first new Masters of the Universe animation in the classic style since 1985 – “The Curse of the Three Terrors”! In trying to be as authentic to the original series as possible, this new animation features original voice actor Alan Oppenheimer reprising his signature role as Skeletor (as well as Mer-Man and Man At Arms) on a new adventure in Eternia. Additionally, we worked with The Power and Honor Foundation to use original backgrounds from the 1984-1985 series, so this new animation is as accurate as possible. We will premiere the “The Curse of the Three Terrors” at 10pm on Wednesday July 20th, at the corner of 8th Ave. and G in downtown San Diego, directly across the street from this year’s Skeletor’s Lair pop-up shop! Afterwards, “The Curse of the Three Terrors” will be available August 1st for download on iTunes and Google Play for $1.99. 
And this second E-mail scares me.
Let's dissect it:
We’re looking forward to creating a wonderful array of exciting and unexpected Masters of the Universe products in the years to come.
So, King Hsss Snake Dildos are possible! Good to know! Clawful Pincer Oven Mitt... that kind of crap... Or, more fake Kenner style toys... Maybe rubbery MOTU figures like the old LJN wrestling figures. Now the curiously good thing is the new "Filmation styled episode" with Alan Oppenheimer as Skeletor, Mer-Man and Man-at-Arms.

The Matty e-mail is slightly more optimistic.

They will unveil the expanded line for 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con.
There MAY BE One more year for either MOTUC:CC OR The Filmation Sub-Line (and let's be honest here: Filmation is the likely one to survive one more year)  The question is: Are the FourHorsemen involved in this? Remember how Ghostbusters lost a lot of support when the Horsemen were replaced by Mattel's in-house team. If a 7 inch line were to be made by Super7, they'd better be able to match the FourHorsemen's sculpts.

Yup, That is the big question... Right after the Horsemen.

Will Mattel screw us over on Thundercats? No Tygra or Cheetara... No Mumm-Ra the Ever Living... Hell, not even Vultureman, Monkian or Ssslythe? We'll have to wait and find out.

I'm ready to receive the awful news about Snake Mountain not happening. This will hurt, because I wanted one for me and in a weird way for my mom... I'm not even sure If I have to be happy or sad about this.

Things are looking awfully bad for the Thunderians...


  1. there are plenty of sculptors who are as good as the 4hm. if super7 hired some of them, I think the line could continue without a problem, but the last thing I want to see is more of their lame retro crap or their kitschy garbage.

    1. There are. Some from NECA, and SOTA come to mind. As long as the sculpt difference between Mattel's MOTUC and Super7's MOTUC is not drastic; we'll have no issue.

      Right now the only Kitschy stuff they have that I want is the Dungeon Grate in Rug form... but yeah, I am only interested in a 7" MOTU Collector's line. No Retro figures or other WTF items (aside the aforementioned rug)