Mattel's 2012 Club Eternia Exclusive Figure - The Evil Horde's Shadow Weaver
It was a very tricky thing on Mattel's part to to make such an important character in the She-Ra/Princess of Power Universe such a hard-to-get figure. For those unaware, the only way to get Shadow Weaver was to join their Club Eternia subscription program wherein you essentially agree to buy any and all MOTUC products that Mattel will produce that year, sight unseen. The perks are that you're guaranteed to get every toy released and you get this awesome exclusive figure. The cons are that you're spending a LOT of money on products that haven't even been announced yet. This is my first year subscribing so I'm still testing the waters. Previous years have had interesting (but non-essential) characters as the Club Eternia Exclusive. Shadow Weaver is anything but non-essential though. She appears in almost every episode of She-Ra and was always a fan favorite and a constantly formidable foe to the Great Rebellion.
Shadow Weaver comes in standard MOTUC packaging, but considering that this is her first incarnation in toy form, the biography on the back is an important insight into her mysterious past, previously only briefly touched on in a single episode of She-Ra.
Here she is with a few more POP figures for good measure.