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MOTU Mystery Minis!

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I'm a big fan of "mystery mini" figures that have been gaining popularity over the past few years. Seems to be really fun ways to get your favorite characters in a smaller scale to easily display on your shelf or your desk at work! But the real thrill is not knowing who you'd get! It's like buying an empty cereal box just for the prize. It's pretty fun! Now, I've picked up quite a few from WWE to Garbage Pail Kids to Nicktoons, but none made me as excited as the ones I found today!  MOTU MYSTERY MINIS! Made by Mattel, these little guys are no bigger than an inch or two and are very colorful and delightful! Just as fun as the figures themselves, are the fun Castle Grayskull packaging they come in! Admittedly, at first, I thought they were one of those old figural Topps candy containers from the 80s. Same hollowed plastic, one colored paint job and containing a special surprise! While cheap sugary chiclets weren't awaiting me, the Power of Grayskull woul…

Feel The Hellglow of The Undertaker!

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In my last entry, I covered the new MOTU: Origins figures and gushed over just how amazing they were but if you noticed, I included a little photo of the amazing WWExMOTU figures hanging out with He-Man and Skeletor simply because I believe the amount of creativity and fun that goes into both lines should be celebrated. While I'm sure I could've saved this for SlamFest in January, I simply couldn't wait to sit back and talk about my current favorite of the bunch:


UNDERTAKER SCAREGLOW!


I applaud Mattel for bypassing an Undertaker-Hordak or an Undertaker-Skeletor mashup because that would've been my choice, but going the Scareglow route is one I wouldn't have seen coming and after seeing it with my own eyes, I'm glad they made it happen!

This particular figure showcases the super evil/quasi Satanic priest era of the Undertaker's career where he'd sacrifice people, hang them from cages and shoot lightning at his opponents. Yeah, 1999 was a wild time to be al…

VIEW: He-Man and Skeletor MOTU Origins Figures

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Well, time to eat crow...
When I first saw Mattel's new "Masters of the Universe: Origins" line, I initially wrote them off as just another set of unarticulated trash, along the lines of the Super7 figures, which were good looking figures, but other than a new headsculpt, offered almost nothing to me personally as a collector. But after seeing these Origins figures in person? I'm ready to admit I was wrong.VERY wrong.From the packaging to art on the back, we're already hitting it out of the park. Here we see old Bonehead's card and unless I'm blind, I don't see any difference between the card art and the original figures. Well, other than the "Retro Play" and "New for 20" labels. I'm fully aware those weren't on the package in 1981.

The back of the cards also feature brand new, updated art featuring the characters. Skeletor art usually swings toward the more cartoony, kid friendly Skeletor and while this maintains a touch of…