As we slowly regain our ability to hear and feel pain again in the aftermath of San Diego Comic-Con, we're catching up on all the amazingly awesome action that took place at the con -- and for crazy toy action, the place to be was the Mattypalooza panel, where all manner of crazy new toys were announced for the various Mattycollector.com lines, including "Ghostbusters," "DC Universe Classics" and "Masters of the Universe Classics"...which now features Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee alongside He-Man and Skeletor.
You read that correctly.
"The Man" showed up as a surprise guest late in the panel to announce a partnership between Mattel and his POW! Entertainment to collaborate on "a variety of ideas, projects and potential entertainment." This could mean anything, but we'll keep our eyes and ears open for you.
To celebrate the collaboration, Lee was presented by the panelists with "Standor" (incorrectly labeled as "Standar" on the presentation slides, a blue-skinned warrior figure in the "Masters of the Universe Classics" line that will be an exclusive at Lee's Comicaze Expo in Los Angeles this November.
"This is really terrific, whatever it is," said Lee of the figure, which he then called "probably the most impressive thing ever created." He then read the bio for the figure from Mattel, though he had a bit of trouble finishing it. Luckily, we were able to get the EXCLUSIVE full bio from Mattel's Scott Neitlich.
Real Name: Standor
Cosmic Creator of Power
Before time began, the great Gods of the multiverse convened in the Hall of Power to create all that was and all that will ever be. Head architect of this great task was Standor. A cosmic being of unlimited imagination, Standor helped lead his fellow deities by fueling their energies with raw creative force. After creation was complete, it was Standor magic that cast the aura of the Gods across the universe as a wave of power, giving rise to all forms of life and intelligence. With his infinite energy, Standor reaches out into the cosmos and across the dimensional gateways to power all who would become Masters of the Universe for good or evil.
Interestingly, Gary Goddard, director of the 1987 live-action "Masters of the Universe" film, stated that he intended that picture as a tribute to the works of Lee's longtime collaborator Jack Kirby. THE MORE YOU KNOW.
Planning to go to Comicaze to get this, or pick it up on the secondary market? How would Standor...um, stand against the likes of Hordak or King Hsss? Let us know...and keep reading MTV Geek for a LOT of pictures from Mattypalooza!