Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line is coming to an end in 2015, the California toy maker confirmed, today.
Upon first glance of the poster-style art, you’d think you were staring at any one of Journey’s album covers from late ’70s or ’80s. It’s not until your eyes focus away from the wingspread Zoar that you realize the “All Toy Lines Must End” text above the illustration is an announcement of the Masters of the Universe Classics line’s impending conclusion and not an album title. The announcement comes as a surprise to many collectors who expected at least two more years from the Master’s of the Universe Classics line, and the comment’s on Mattel’s MattyCollector.com Facebook page showed the wide range of sentiment from relief to disbelief.
My wallet just exhaled.
– Gil Mikita
How depressing. On the other hand that is a pretty wicked graphic!
– Rip Hunter
Why are we giving up?
– Kevenn T Smith
I’m sad that its ending next year. The Line was amazing. One of my favorite toy line of all time
– Michael Lee
I refuse to like it because I don’t want it to end
– Alex Pinto
They have not said this line will end. They’ve said they will finish up the vintage figures next year.
– James Williams
Subscriptions for the final year of Club Eternia start June 27 at 9 a.m. on MattyCollector.com.