As San Diego Comic-Con is perhaps the only venue big enough to contain the home bases of He-Man and Skeletor, Mattel and Icon Heroes seemed happy to display their takes on Eternia's best-known landmarks at the show. Mattel displayed its fully-stocked Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull play set in all its 25” x 26" x 28” glory while Icon Heroes laid out its own 9.75" x 9" x 11" polystone statue version. What's more, IH unveiled an accessory kit for its castle that expands the miniature kingdom substantially, plus an unpainted prototype of a polystone Snake Mountain. It was like seeing Eternia from a magic carpet, man. Dare to compare the huge MoTU toys after the jump.
San Diego Comic-Con is always a big show for Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's various Minimates lines, with exclusive sets usually available at multiple booths. DST and its retail partners didn't just move units last week, though, they also debuted upcoming Fantastic Four Marvel Minimates and gave a first look at new ThunderCats Minimates. An assortment of Fantastic Four
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