Mattel reveals MOTUC Flogg and new Ghostbusters at NYCC
Friday, October 11th, 2013 by Pixel Dan
I’m not actually at New York Comic Con this weekend. I opted to skip this convention because I’m currently doing some much needed renovations at my house, and to be honest I was a tad burned out on the whole convention thing. But I made sure to tune in this morning for the Matty updates to find out what’s to come for my beloved Masters of the Universe Classics line.
So first of all, Flogg was revealed! Yay! I know New Adventures isn’t everyone’s cup o’ tea, but I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for these characters. Especially the Space Mutants. Flogg here is basically the leader of that evil faction, and therefore much needed in the Classics line in my opinion. Honestly if they give us NA Skeletor next, I’d say they could pretty much call it a day as far as NA representation in the Classics line goes. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have characters like Sagitar, but if they stopped with New Adventures after Skeletor and Flogg here, I think I’d be ok with that.
As an added bonus, Flogg comes with a Filmation styled Power Sword to give to He-Man. I love little add-ins like that.
Here’s something else I wanted to briefly talk about. Mattel officially announced the cancellation of the Ghosbusters Ecto-1 vehicle due to poor sales. But for whatever reason they are still going to go ahead and release the four Ghostbsuters with removable proton packs in 2014.
And to that I say “What’s the point?”
Take a look at that picture. Aside from the removable packs, the sculpts look pretty much exactly the same as the figures we already have. I don’t really need these guys again. And really, I sort of feel like the original releases should have already had removable proton packs. So without an Ecto-1 coming I just don’t see the point in picking these up.
So, I’m curious what you guys think. Do you want these new Ghostbusters? Are you raging mad that Flogg is being released in the MOTUC line even though you knew he was most likely coming? Let’s hear it.