Friday, February 1, 2019

Super 7 Mystery Box

They say it helps to know people. Well, I say it helps to know people that know people. Way back in October of '18, I met an acquaintance of Chelsea's at our bi-annual Halloween party. We got to talking, and it turned out their sibling worked for Super 7. If you're not familiar with Super7, they're the ones putting out the Reaction line of retro styled figures, as well as taking over the Masters of the Universe Classics line. So, they're doing some pretty cool stuff. Anyhow, when I found this out, I started gushing about how much I loved the company, and what they did. I guess there was a whole other conversation going on during this time, and I was told, "make a list, and send it to me". I figured it was a half serious offer, but then again, what if it wasn't? I went through the site, made up a wish list, and emailed it.

Imagine my surprise when my wife brought home this box a couple of weeks later.





To say I was in shock when my wife plopped this box down on the couch next to me would be, accurate, actually. Never in a million years did I think it was a serious offer, so I was in awe when I opened up that box and found every single thing off the list I'd made up in there. And what was on that list? Well, why don't we go through it and see, shall we?



Scare Glow
Evil Ghost of Skeletor

I never saw the original Scare Glow on the pegs. Somehow I missed that whole series when they came out. It wasn't until I got access to the internet that I discovered the glowing warrior skeleton. Touted as the "Evil Ghost of Skeletor", I was never quite sure if that meant an evil ghost in the employ of Skeletor, or the actual spirit of a deceased Skeletor. Regardless, he's one creepy looking evil dude, with a magnificent purple cape, and a bright green pole arm. And the best part, he glows in the dark!


He glows pretty bright, too. So, if you want to own a bad ass skeleton warrior, or just need a 5 POA night light, Scare Glow is the figure for you.



Metaluna Mutant

The Metaluna Mutant has been freaking me out since I was 4 years old. I had never seen an actual movie with the mutant, but pictures of that big exposed brain of his always troubled me as a child. He's one of the most unsettling of the Universal monsters with those big dead eyes, and scary pincer hands. All the other guys, such as Frankenstein's monster and Dracula just looked like some dudes dressed in costumes. Metaluna Mutant though, that thing was inhuman. Except for his pajama pants. Apparently even aliens believe in being comfortable.



Robotech SDF-1

Robotech was my first exposure to anime. It came in the form of a VHS rental of the first two episodes in the series. It was all a little above my head at the time, but it had jets that turned into kick ass robots, so that was enough to keep my interest at the time. Interestingly enough, it wasn't until I started rewatching the series a couple years ago, that I realized my favorite mechanized battle machine from the series was the SDF-1. Comprised of a giant alien spacecraft that crash lands on Earth, the SDF-1 changes into the form of a giant robot when the time comes for it to use its ultimate weapon.

If I had one complaint, it's that this figure doesn't transform into the SDF-1's normal space faring mode. But, one can't complaint about a giant mech with aircraft carriers for arms.



Hellboy!

I have to admit, I have yet to read a single Hellboy comic and only know the character from his big screen portrayal. Still, I've always liked the look of the character, because who can turn down a big red semi-horned demon with a big as stone fist? As you can see, the figure looks nothing like his picture on the cardback, but I really dig it. He looks like the Saturday morning cartoon version of Hellboy. Though, if that's where he was from, I guess they'd call him "Heckboy", or something less offensive to the children.

Hellboy doesn't come with much in the way of accessories, just his big ass revolver, and a mean look on his face. He really doesn't need anything else to be fun. Well, except for maybe some huge evil demon to smash.



Xenomorph!

Super 7 kinda made a name for themselves with the first series of figures they released based on Ridley Scott's Alien movie. The Xenomorph has been a mainstay in their line for a while now, and now they offer them as blind box figures. I'm usually against the whole "blind box" thing, but regardless of which version I got, I figured I would be a winner. And boy was I right.

There are four different versions of Xeno, with varying degrees of rarity. This one is the Blood Moon variant, and it's one of the more common ones. But look at it. I've seen pictures of the other variants, and this is easily my favorite. It's the complete opposite color scheme of your standard Alien, but that just means the blood of its victims stands out better. Sure, the other versions might have more painted detail, but I don't care. I don't care because as soon as I saw the color scheme, I knew what this figure could do..


It can glow in the dark! And it is briiiiight! Ol' Scare Glow up there is getting mighty jealous right now. The ghost of Skeletor might make a good night light, but the Xenomorph here would work as a flashlight. I bet he's suffering from a case of glow envy. What? It's a thing.



Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E.!

Let's get this out of the way right now, I am not typing all those periods when I write out MUSCLE. You all know what I'm talking about, so there's no need. With that out of the way, I always loved those little pink rubber guys. I only had a few of the actual, legit MUSCLE figures. The rest were bootlegs I got from the vending machine at out local A&P. Interestingly enough, I remember getting a few small MUSCLE sized translucent plastic Masters of the Universe figures from those very same vending machines. I guess it's fitting then that Super 7 has released a series of MOTU figures that take after our favorite weird ass wrestlers.  As you can see, they come in a variety of different colors, with 24 different figures to collect. And, they also come in a bin with Skeletor's face on the lid. If they came covered in Mattel's Slime, I'd already own a case.




It was pretty hard to pick my favorites out of the bunch, but I was able to narrow it down to three. I went with glow in the dark Man at Arms, because I'm a sucker for anything that glows in the dark. Next I went with Whiplash, mainly because he was one of my favorite figures. He was half dude, half dinosaur, so of course I like him. And the last one I picked was Buzz Off. He was always among my favorite figures I didn't own. There was just so much going on with him, from the wings, to the fact he was actually a bee-man. I always hated that I never actually owned him.


Transformers(?) T-shirt

I actually spotted this one when my wife and I visited the Super 7 store this past October, but I foolishly left it behind. I can only hope that it actually says Transformers, but since I can't read Japanese, that all I have, hope. Regardless, it's in my favorite color, and it's just a cool looking shirt. I'll likely wear it until there's almost nothing left of it.

Well, that's it for my box full of Super 7 goodies. If my mysterious benefactor is reading this right now, thank you again for your generosity. It will not be forgotten.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats,man!Super 7 Is taking over the world!

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoy what they're doing lately. I particularly love the 3 3/4" Masters of the Universe figures. I keep hoping they'll keep making them.

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  2. So much awesomeness - the Metaluna character was always my favorite.

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    1. Next to Creature From the Black Lagoon, he was my favorite too!

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    1. Just in the right place, and happened to meet the right person!

      Sorry it took so long to approve the comment, I never got a notification. Bloggers really bugging me lately.

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