Monthly Archives: August 2013

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!

Thanks to everyone who made MOTUC a success for 2014! I’m excited to see what’s to come this year and I can’t wait to watch the collection grow! I’ve still got my fingers crossed for Stridor!

On a side note I’d like to offer my condolences to the DC Universe fanbase. You guys gave it a good go.

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Last Chance To Save Masters of the Universe Classics!

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See that? That’s my collection of Masters of the Universe toys. It may seem like there’s a lot there, but in truth it’s only a fraction of what I can potentially be.

I know I normally blog about Captain America, but this action figure line is worth interrupting your regularly scheduled program for. This is one of my (if not my single most) favorite toyline going these days. I’d hate to see it end, and I know many others would be upset to see it go too, so I’m asking anyone who might be interested to head over to Mattycollector.com right now and subscribe to the MOTUC Club Eternia. All the details are right there on the website, so even if you’re just curious about the line, head over and take a look, but be aware that today is the last day to sign up!

Please help keep MOTUC alive!

Marvel Minimates Wave 54- Captain America

Marvel Minimates Wave 54- Captain America

Last week I posted about new Marvel Minimates coming down the line from Diamond and Art Asylum, and yesterday Marvel.com has officially announced the wave 54 line-up with a new image! For Cap fans, this wave is going to be home run, with some highly-demanded characters and an army builder. Man, I love me a good army builder.

Comic and Specialty Shop wave 54 will include the following figures:

  • “Fighting Chance” Captain America and “Robot” Red Skull
  • Winter Soldier and The Falcon
  • Baron Strucker and HYDRA Elite
  • Madame Hydra (A.K.A. Viper) and Hydra Elite (variant)

This line-up looks like it’s about to fill quite a few holes in our collections, and I for one am excited to finally be getting some key players like The Falcon! Be on the lookout for these guys in January 2014!

And I Can’t Make Up My Mind…

You’ll have to forgive me and my indecisiveness, but I can’t seem to find a theme I’m happy with for the blog. In the highly likely event that the page looks completely different every time you come back, DO NOT FREAK OUT! You’re not having a breakdown (at least not that I know of), I just can’t make up my mind.

Cap’s New Duds

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Pictures of the new Cap costume displayed at SDCC have been circulating around the web since it was revealed, and I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in.

First I’ll start with something positive- I love the concept for this uniform! I was a big fan of Steve’s short-lived “Super Soldier” look, and this design mirrors that costume with an added helmet. The helmet itself looks great, and after seeing the mask/hood look from <em>The Avengers</em> I can definitely say I prefer the helmet.

You can’t really see from the picture here, but this is clearly Steve’s S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform given the fact that the S.H.I.E.L.D. insignia is on his shoulders (in place of where the stars were in the comic version). I think this is a great touch and really adds a cool dimension to Cap. I know he often is working with or for Nick Fury, but to me the outfit really makes it feel like he’s not just a brightly-colored superhero, he’s also a badass anti-terrorist secret agent. And I think the blue used in this design works perfectly as a mix between that “Super Soldier” look and the cinematic universe’s S.H.I.E.L.D. outfits, which I assume was the intent. Unfortunately that’s also where I think this design misses the mark.

Ok, so when we think of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent we usually go to dark blue, white, and black, right? But when we think of Captain America, there’s another color that needs representation. The suit looks great, but where’s the red? Steve’s “Super Soldier” uniform had red stripes going down the sides of the legs. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to remind you that this dude fights for the good ol’ US of A. Here we have blue, and a different shade of blue, and black and white. Would it have been that hard to add at least some crimson?

Evidently it would, since Steve’s outfit wasn’t the only thing recolored for the new movie. As you can see in the picture above, his ever-present shield has been repainted in light blue along with the standard navy and white. This change actually bugs me more than the costume change and with good reason. Steve has had several new and different looks throughout the years, but one thing has remained constant- Cap’s shield! Yes, I know he rocked the red, white and black shield during his “The Captain” days, but that was a plot point for that story arc so it worked. Maybe this is too, and it might makes sense once I see the film, but it just doesn’t look right to me. This guy is so blue he needs Prozac.

Overall I love the idea and the direction for this new design. The helmet and Super Soldier look are a very welcomed addition to the movie universe in my opinion, I just wish Ms. Johannson wasn’t the only scarlet in the movie.

Bowen Designs Action Red Skull

Statuemarvels.com has updated pics of Bowen Designs Action Red Skull statue, the follow up to their highly successful Action Cap Statue.

So if you have a Bowen Designs Action Captain America statue then you’re probably going to want to snag this guy as well- seems like they were made for each other! And if you don’t own an Action Cap, you should go out right now and get one. It’s incredible. One of the best Cap statues in my collection.

Obviously Photo credit goes to Statuemarvels.com