We found this video of Attack of the Show’s coverage (watch it below) and I can’t help chuckling about the MO-LAR, DENTIST OF ETERNIA playset that Mattel’s putting out. My amusement doesn’t stem as much from the notion of there actually being a totally jacked dentist in that fantasy land and mean old Skeletor getting anxious over Mo-Lar plucking his front tooth out… my amusement stems more from this box set being labeled “adult collector.” What? Mattel doesn’t think that children watching the latest HE-MAN cartoon are ALSO familiar with Robot Chicken, a TV-MA that mostly airs at midnight on Adult Swim?
Mattel’s gotten wise to the adult collector demographic, obviously, and I reckon that’s why the MO-LAR set and all the other toys previewed in this AOTS segment will ONLY be available at Comic Con. Call it a hunch, but I figure SDCC attendees will get a kick out of the Orko set with Prince Adam accessory while the gag will go over the head of any regular, normal shopper at Toys R Us. Although, that IS a pretty cool trick to have Orko turn translucent whenever he’s dropped into hot water. I remember a BATMAN movie Joker action figure I’d play with as a kid that would similarly switch between a made-up face and regular face. I honestly can’t figure out how Mattel pulled this off.
There’s also a preview of a Starro action figure and Justice League of America #1 commemorative figurine line. I’m a little puzzled that there’s NEVER been a Starro figure, as they claim. You’d think it’d be as easy as going down to the beach, picking up a starfish and dipping it in some dye.
What other segments from Robot Chicken would you, the collectible-ComicVine community, want to see turned into toy sets by Mattel? Myself, I’d love to see that Mario Brothers in Vice City playset, with a Raccoon City variant. Anyway, Check out the video below...
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