MattyCollector.com sent out an e-mail notification of its next Masters of the Universe Classics figure. This version of Skeletor will come with a new armor, a removable dragon with a ball-jointed head, real metal chains and a vintage style padlock. He will also comes packaged with the final issue of the Powers of Grayskull mini-comic. Unlike the original figure this toy is based on, the dragon will not shoot water. This will be the third quarterly variant figure that Mattel will offer in its Club Eternia membership.
DC Comics will release a new mini-series based The Masters of the Universe. It sounds like it will begin in July and run six issues. Here’s a snippet from the press release MattyCollector.com posted on their website:
He-Man fans rejoice! An all-new comic book series chronicling HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE will be released starting in July, and offer an entirely new take on the storied warrior who celebrates his 30th anniversary this year. The six issue, limited series is written by James Robinson, with pencils by Phillip Tan and inks from Ruy Jose.
In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.
Does it bother you that DC will have “a new take” on the MOTU story or does it need refreshed for 2012 audiences?
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