If you know who we are then you probably know about Mattel’s action figure lines – Masters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics, and you probably also know about our involvement with both of those properties. Both lines are very near and dear to our hearts as fans and we always try to remember how very blessed we are to have the opportunity to work on both of them.

So, if you know who we are and you know about MotU Classics and DCU Classics, then you probably know what this message is going to be about. Both lines are in danger of ending prematurely and they need your help to continue. We’re not going to beg you to buy multiple subscriptions or try to convince you that getting a subscription to either or both of these lines is more important than paying your rent or putting gas in your car. Those of you who have followed us for a while know that we’ve never been like that, and that if anything we’re going to do what is natural to us and come at this from a fan’s point of view.

First and foremost, there have been rumors floating about that this is some sort of scare tactic by Mattel just to sell more subscriptions than they really need and that the charts on are faked. These rumors could not be farther from the truth. What’s going on is that Mattel is being completely transparent about the subscriptions that have been sold so far and they’re letting you in on it just so you’ll be aware of the progress and consequently how much danger these lines are really facing of being ended. We’re actually floored that the MotU Classics subscription is only up to 35% at the time of this writing and the DCU subscription is only at about 20%!

From a fans perspective we see it like this…

With the DCU line there are still opportunities for all of us to finish off some hero and villain teams that we’ve all have wanted for a while and also to get characters that really need an update and an upgrade from earlier versions that were done of them, like Superman’s nemesis – Doomsday!

As for MotU Classics, there are still lots of fairly top tier characters that are from the original toy lines and cartoons that have yet to become part of the MotU Classics universe. Plus there are many fan-favorite secondary characters that may never see the light of day if the subscription campaign isn’t successful. Characters like Tongue Lashor, Rio Blast, Extendar, Squeeze, Ninjor, Dragstor, Sssqueeze, Flutterina, Angella, Blade, Entrapta, Saurod, New Adventures Skeletor, Evil Seed, Sweet Bee, Double Trouble, Flogg, Mermista, and yes – even Madame Razz and Gwildor ALL need to be made! It’s just plain and simple – without the subscriptions these figures just have no chance of ever happening.

So, it’s not a scam or a scare tactic. It’s just fact. Both of these iconic, history making toy lines are in danger of being cancelled and the only way we can all make sure this doesn’t happen is to subscribe to Club Eternia for Masters of the Universe Classics figures and to Club Infinite Earths for DC Universe figures before Monday August 19th 2013 to help ensure that these two truly classic lines stick around for a little while longer.

That’s less than two weeks before the fate of these two heroic lines will be decided. This time you truly DO have the power! To go directly to the subscriptions page, just click here:


  • you_will_forget

    I signed up for my DC sub sight unseen as soon as they were available, and I’m really excited about the few figures that have been revealed. Despite Digital River’s incompetence I’ve been very happy with each and every figure from my 2013 sub so far.

    Sadly I can’t afford to run two subscriptions next year with a baby due in a couple of months, but in usual circumstances I would do so.


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  • mark

    If the line comes to an end. Could we see a kick Start approach to the Masters line.
    Post all the proposed figures for the future with a minimum amount to be raised for production to happen. Let every one choose which figures they want to support, so as not to get stuck with 3rd and 4th level characters that people are less interested in. Everyone gets what they want. Matty gets its line continued, and the fans get the toys they truly want.Think of it as a subscription, but based on a per figure an not a entire series.

  • TheCaptain

    Of course, you guys conveniently had your own kickstarter campaign ending about the same time as the Mattycollector stuff. Believe it or not, your fans are not made out of money. Some decisions have to be made about which figures will be worth getting. With the Raven stuff, the quality and details are already known. However, those of us who have had the DC sub since it’s inception are wondering if the selection is really worth it. How many different Flash figures did they give us? Sheesh! I didn’t subscribe to the “7 Versions of Flash” club!

    Had the (obviously better) Raven stuff not come at precisely the same time that people are looking to outlay for DC stuff also, well then the DC stuff might (and I mean MIGHT) have had a better chance. But they reveal very little and past selection is not something that has made me super excited.

    BTW, I subscribed to the DC club yet again. But this might be the last year unless they start to wow me again like they did when the DC stuff was a mighty presence at retail.

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