Wednesday, 15 June 2011

June 2011 Matty Release day

Mattel is putting out new product today on their online toy store... well, not the Barbie one, but the mattycollector one.  And for those who do not have a subscription, they will have to face the WSOD to get the fourth Ghostbuster, Teela with a new hair colour to match her bikini, and the not-so-aptly named Faceless One.

The Faceless One, or Nick Powers, is Evil-Lyn's father.  He was first shown in the MYP cartoon series, and has been retconned to be the guardian of the Havoc Staff and the Ram Stone.  The toy does have a face, albeit in a rather Phantom-of-the-opera type of way, but Mattel and the Four Horsemen has tried to make it better since it was first shown by doing weird paint tricks.  He's a subscription figure, and one with no links to the vintage line, so he might last around a bit.  He's basically a bone for the millennium fans.

Battleground Teela, or Golden Bikini Teela is based on her depiction in a minicomic.  In that minicomic, she had blonde hair and this golden bikini, complete with furry pants.  Mattel decided to release her in this costume with a rather weird bio about how she took over from the Sorceress by shedding her clothes and wearing just her underwear.  OK, I kid about that part.  Seriously though, they neither explain her new costume, nor the change in hair colour.  Oh well.  Battleground Teela is a bonus figure and that's part of the subscription, so agian, she shouldn't be in that great a demand, but I forsee that she'll sell out before the Faceless One.

Grizzlor is one of the two rereleases/reissues today from the MotUC line.  He sold out at a lethargic pace... well, lethargic that is, when compared to the 5 minute sell-outs for some figures, so he might stay around for a couple of days this time.  Which means I could get 10 more of him for my naked Grizzlor army!  Hooray.  Grizzlor also features parts to display him as either his vintage version or this millennium version, and of course, his face can be repainted to become the black face variant!

Whiplash is the other reissue/rerelease for the day, and this is the second time that he's being offered.  I have no idea if this is extra customer service stock or a fresh new run.  Whiplash, like Grizzlor, also contains enough parts (and in this case an extra head) to be displayed either as his vintage form or his millennium form.  No, he does not have parts to be converted into King Ceratus (or whatever the King's name is).  He'll probably last for a bit, and I think I might pick up one of him to attempt to make Ceratus.

There's also some doll with a removable green costume and the aforementioned fourth Ghostbuster for sale on the same day.  For a change, the doll might sell out before anything on this list!

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