Today is the Last Day to Sign Up for CLUB ETHERIA! Let's Get This DONE!
As many of you know, Mattel's collector line Masters of the Universe Classics has been one of the most prolific and fan-friendly toy lines of all time. Mattel has shown a dedication to produce as many of the vintage figures as possible, and as the line wraps up in the next few years (for no other reason than that they are out of characters!), there is an extra effort to squeeze in all the remaining slots. If you do the math, producing all the remaining characters before the end of 2015 is impossible. That's why the fine folks over at Mattycollector.com have created Club Etheria, a 2014 mini-sub featuring ALL She-Ra: Princess of Power characters. The sub will consist of Seven exclusive figures. So far, five of those figures have been revealed: Double Trouble (Double Mischief), Madame Razz (with Broom), Entrapta, Light Hope (the subscription exclusive and only Male in the mini-sub), and Sweet Bee (only her helmet was shown so far).
The sign-up period for this subscription ends at 11:59PM PST tonight! (March 10th 2014). While it has been made clear that if the minimum number of subscribers fails to be met we WILL still receive the already-revealed figures in the main Club Eternia sub in 2015, but it's also clear that if the sub fails then we won't be able to see the POP line completed.
There are 25 vintage figures left from all the properties (He-Man, She-Ra, and New Adventures), but if this club fails, there will only be roughly 15 unannounced slots through 2015. Ten characters without a home, and you know a few will be POP.
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Okay, let's look at what we're DEFINITELY going to get if the sub succeeds tonight:
I always really disliked this character. I thought she was cheesy, I didn't like her color palette, and she just didn't fit in with the other Horde members. But this Four Horsemen design has made me a believer. I'm really really excited to get this figure. This photo is actually the wallpaper on my phone right now.
Double Trouble (aka Double Mischief)
The mysterious double agent. Turn the dial on top of her head and her face changes from good to evil. Apparently the name Double Trouble is copyrighted by a Skylanders character, hence the new (unrhyming) name.
The Living Embodiment of Light Hope, the guiding force within the Crystal Castle that guides She-Ra in her quest for peace. This is an original design incorporating many awesome elements from the Crystal Castle (since the original character was a disembodied voice emanating from a wall of light). This figure is the subscription exclusive and is only available by signing up. (The other figures will have limited stock available for purchase each month.)
Madame Razz and Broom
The "Orko of Etheria" makes her long awaited debut alongside her familiar, Broom.
Another character I always found pretty annoying on the show, but I'm just dying to see how the Four Horsemen work their magic. I'll bet she's going to be amazing.
Now onto some speculation... who might the last two Club Etheria Slots belong to??
I think this is the most obvious guess. There are two slots left in the club, one being a standard figure, and one being a "deluxe" figure that costs more because of her added tooling. I'm guessing it will be Angella with some amazing new wings.
Another obvious choice, but actually she's not likely to happen in this sub according to a response from Scott Neitlich (Mattel's MOTUC Brand Manager) this morning stating that the deluxe figure would not be Mermista. At the same time though, Mermista probably won't make it into the main 2015 line unless Club Etheria goes through. (i.e. If the already revealed POP figures get squeezed into the 2015 Eternia sub, the lineup will be so POP-Heavy that we'd be unlikely to see anyone else.)
I would love to see how Mattel handles this character. I always thought she was so cool. Plus green hair is actually a very unique trait in the MOTU world, so she'll totally stand out.
Another character I have trepidations over. I think she's interesting, but I really don't like cloth on my toys, and I can't imagine how they would execute her ribbons otherwise. I never noticed until right now that her bodice design is the same as Flutterina's.
A very simple and feminine design which I think the Four Horsemen will knock out of the park if given a chance.
Unlikely since she has never been made into a figure, but kind of has a decent chance as far as popularity. Plus I'm sure Eternia fans would love to add another character to the Rock People faction.
What a total cheeseball beast. I love it though. Notice how I say "it." Clawdeen's gender has always confused me. The toy looks distinctly feminine, but it's clearly a male lion. The cartoon version actually looks like a male, if you overlook the name and pink hue.
Look how lonely they are!
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