The reasons for my enthusiasm right at the beginning:
- The quality of the stones is very good
- The packaging is great design,
- The descriptions are very easy to understand (you even get a bookmark!)
- The sets are based on the 1:12 toy line. That’s really great, you build the sets and feel like you’re back in your childhood 🙂
- The sets are very stable and suitable for playing and presenting
MASTERS OF THE UNVIERSE by MEGA CONSTRUX, I am thrilled!
If you deal with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE sooner or later the topic of decline comes up.
MOTU was more successful than Barbie but then it was over.
Until today there were many attempts to bring MOTU back on the shelves of toy stores, but without success.
The question is why?
There are many explanations for this and each one has its justification in the overall mix.
But why doesn’t Mattel succeed in making a comeback?
When I look at what Mattel is doing with MEGA, I am not surprised anymore.
The parents of today were the children of yesterday playing with MOTU. The theme of this world is also interesting for children of today. If there was a series or a film along the way, children would discover MOTU for themselves even faster.
With MEGA CONSTRUX, Mattel would have a good chance to build up a worthy and potent competitor to LEGO and at the same time give MOTU the necessary impetus again.
In 2015 we have already reported on facebook about MOTU plans with MEGA CONSTRUX.
The interest was strong but then it was quiet again.
I’m a MOTU fan but not a dedicated MOTU collector, which means I’m not actively looking for news on the subject and I’m very careful not to change that. Also my collectors budget is limited and I put my money into the further development of COLLECTORBASE.net.
But when I recently discovered the MEGA CONSTRUX Castle Grayskull at Amazon, I had to buy it immediately. It just couldn’t be otherwise and I really like the set.
But now I understand why MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE is not making a comeback.
But first to the MEGA CONSTRUX product itself
The bricks from MEGA CONSTRUX are of good quality but not free of flaws.
It’s hard to believe, but Mattel doesn’t seem to have shared his experience in making plastic parts with MEGA. On almost every stone there is a white spot, this is probably the place where the plastic is injected into the mould. But I want to believe that this is a teething problem. Because it must be possible to avoid this flaw.
There is no such thing at LEGO and everyone has to be measured against LEGO!
LEGO is the standard, not just the qualitative goal that has to be achieved in the best case. LEGO it is the minimum standard, if you are below it, you are automatically classified as inferior.
You can also find merchandise like STAR TREK, HALO, CALL OF DUTY, BARBIE at MEGA BLOKS. Of course I can’t say how the stones will behave over the years but now they look very high quality to me. But I am not sure about the yellow stones. They are a bit soft, soft plastic changes with time and with the way they are stored.
The MEGA CONSTRUX action figures are full-fledged action figures. They have joints at the shoulder, elbow, torso, hip and knee. They may take some time to get used to, if you are only familiar with the LEGO minifigures, but they do not stand out negatively.
My five-year-old daughter also accepted the figures immediately and finds them better than the LEGO minifigures.