If you have any interest in Masters of the Universe, Club Infinite Earths (DC Universe) or the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 playset/vehicle, then you might want to get your subscription in now.
Okay, bottom line- there are two more days left to get in on Masters of the Universe Classics and Club Infinite Earths. MattyCollector’s Scott Neitlich has been pretty plain about it too, saying that if the subscriptions don’t at least hit the minimums then these won’t be going through.
Mattel has had a tough time over the last few years with its toy subscriptions, a fact that’s turned off a few collectors, but has actually produced some of the best action figures on the market as well. The Masters of the Universe Classics line has been nothing short of incredible in terms of characters selection and the sheer amount of figures that have seen production. For a line that gets basically no retail support, it was impressive.
As a fan myself, I don’t want to see this line disappear. I know full well that it’s had distribution issues and some bad tooling here and there, but it’s everything that a He-Man fan could possibly look for in a toy line and more. I mean, seriously- does anyone think we would have seen half of these figures if this thing had been a TV-supported, mass-market property?
Much of the same there could be said for the DCU’s Club Infinite Earths too. The DC Universe Classics line was one of the greatest superhero toy lines of all time, bar none, and Club Infinite Earths has held that banner up pretty well as the series moved from the racks to a subscription-based system. I’d hate to see it cancelled just before such awesome stuff as that massive Doomsday could make it to market.
Also on the block is that super cool Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. It is pretty expensive for something like that, but you do have to take into account that this is a pretty hefty vehicle that being produced for a very small audience. Again, if this was being sold in your local Toys R Us or Target you probably wouldn’t be seeing it at all and if you did, it’d half of what Matty is offering in terms of sculpting and size.
So if you have any interest in any of the above, head over to the MattyCollector subscription site and sign up before August 19th. You can find the site right here until it goes dark on August 19th. Hopefully, when it does, these two great lines won’t go dark with it.
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