June 27, 2015

SDCC 2015 Super7 MOTUSCLE!

After getting everything tacked down for writing this, it took a lot out of me not to name this post 'Eff you, Super7, you sons of...', and by the end of reading this, I hope you feel the same way.

Rewind the rage.

Conventions are the biggest events in the calendar, and many companies of toys, games, and everything else in geek culture, do all their big releases and news drops then.  I suppose this bit of news is no different, really.

Super7 has been teasing some product line using the He-Man property, and only until recently, it's been revealed to be sets of mini He-Man keshi called MOTUSCLE.

Rejoice, for a completely new set of awesome little Masters of the Universe can now find themselves in your hands.  Rejoice, for it too includes the fan-favorites like Skeletor and Lock Jaw.  Now, stop rejoicing, because I haven't even told you what you have to do to get them!

Only with actions fit for the more sadistic Saw movie will you be banking these minis.  Nope, don't you worry about your wrinkly bits of green paper.  Heck, even BitCoin isn't good enough.  No, what you need instead is a Skeletoken, and that's only at the Super7 and Mattel booths at SDCC.

But, hey, look, the token is cool and neat, but how in the flipping flip does that get me the MOTUSCLE?

Answer:  Leave SDCC, because reasons, and go to 701 8th Avenue, uh-huh,  and visit the Pop-Up Shop there!  Oh, good, that was only moderately as inconvenient as I expected!  But, wait, once you're there, you have to fight to the death against other keshi collectors in an underground Fight Club, just to earn admittance into the obstacle course, where you rummage through old rusty toilets, that are also full of needles, of course, for keys to doors that lead you one step closer to these minis or instant death with a 50/50 chance either way.  Those who survive the trials of doom get a set of black or flesh tone and bla bla bla bla bla...

 Eff' you, Super7, you sons of...  what's wrong with my money?!?!


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    1. Yeah, I see what they were doing. I suppose when you want a product to stand out and attach a fun event with it, you could do something like this, but I'm not sure it completely does that. In fact, I'm more worried that it artificially increases it's value, adding in the inconvenience to the price.