Mattel is desperately seeking additional support for their 2014 Club Infinite Earths and Club Eternia subscription programs, and they've just revealed a pair of closer looks at some of the lines' most anticipated figures in order to boost excitement levels.
Although they're billed as "closer looks", both figures addressed in these updates from Mattel are really more like "teasers". You won't learn a lot, but there's a little something to take away for fans of both Masters of the Universe and DC Comics. Up first is a video detailing the potential Doomsday figures that will be released upon the succes of Club Infinite Earths.
It would've been great if someone had thought to zoom in on the figures. It's hard to get a great sense of what we're getting for our money when relying on distant blurry blobs, but then again, what do I know about marketing a toyline? I'm sure most of us would rather look at Soctt Neitlich anyway! The one thing we can glean from this video is the size of Doomsday. He's big. Really big, and I love big figures. It's almost hilarious how much larger he is than the previous DC Super Heroes Doomsday, and it's wonderful. I really want this figure in my collection, and I'm compelled enough to support the subscription. But since it's at only 26% of the needed supporters currently, I don't have much hope.
Mattel also released more information about the Masters of the Universe Classics Modulok and his numerous configurations. Check out that update and the accompanying photos below.
You know how we said you’ll be getting a lot of bang for your buck in the upcoming subscriptions? Well, we just got our first look at some of the artwork for the new Masters of the Universe® Classics Modulok™ figure, and we’re getting even more stoked for the 2014 lineup…
Modulok™ was a huge hit in 1985, and as we start our wrap-up of vintage characters, we knew he’d be at the top of the list. Set to ship in February, 2014, the new Modulok™ figure will come in a closed box with new artwork, and this Evil Beast of a Thousand Bodies™ can be positioned in a frightening number of wicked ways. We’ll have a lot more coming later, but here’s a little teaser for you.
Want to get your hands on Modulok™? He’ll only be shape shifting if the 2014 MOTUC sub goes forward. Subscriptions close on August 19 so sign up for a 2014 Club Eternia® subscription today!
There are some terrifying builds picture up there, which is a great sign. It means the Four Horsemen really went all out with this design, allowing him to be configured in a practically infinite number of ways. I can even imagine folks seeking out multiple sets to create even more monstrous design. I'll be sticking to the standard look for my figure, but I love that no one cut corners for this incredible looking toy.
If you haven't yet signed up for your favorite Mattel subscription, I hope these teasers helped sway you in the right direction. Although I loathe the very idea of Mattel's model, I do think it's important to keep these lines running. Call it Stockholm Syndrome if you like, but I'm not ready for these lines to end.