In what was to be one of their final 7″ scale Masters of the Universe releases, Super7 offered fans the chance to own a great assortment of figures based on William Stout’s production artwork for the Masters of the Universe film from 1987. The set offered fans three new figures, and a repaint of an existing mold. The figures included He-Man, Skeletor, Karg, and God Skeletor. Fans who have been collecting the Masters of the Universe Classics from Mattel and Super7 will be able to join these up with previous movie releases, such as Gwildor, Blade, and Saurod for a more complete movie line. The new figures began hitting inboxes last week, and I’ve put together a new photo shoot to showcase the figures. After the jump, check out my thoughts on the releases, and a full gallery.
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Super7 has sent out an email to customers who have previously purchased Masters of the Universe items from them. The email gives fans the first shot at their MOTU He-Man with Battle Cat and Skeletor with Panthor ReAction Figures. The email also includes a huge bit of news. apparently, these are the final two Masters of the universe releases from Super7.
Dear MOTU Fans and Customers –
This holiday season we’re thankful that you have been some of our best customers and most faithful MOTU fans. Therefore we want to give you MOTU faithful FIRST access to our LAST MOTU release: The Limited Edition Battle Cat and Panthor ReAction Figures!
Also available here are the final Super7 x MOTU Japanese vinyl releases (limited to less than 100 each).
Thank you again for the support you’ve given Super7 and Masters of the Universe!
All the best,
Since the link is already making the rounds, you can find these items by Clicking Here. The ReAction cats are priced at $35 each, and ship out in January. Check out photos after the jump.
Mega Construx, formerly Mega Bloks and now under the umbrella of Mattel, has been putting out higher end collector brick sets for a while. Included in the properties they cover, Masters of the Universe is now one of them. They’ve been doing great mini-figures, vehicles and more, really digging into the brand’s deep roster. Today we are taking a look at their first Pro-Builder level piece – Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull. It is a massive set of 3508 pieces, “in scale” relatively for the mini-figures. It has 3 floors, hidden rooms, opening front gate, weapons racks (with weapons), a throne, working elevator, house banners and 6 different mini figures. He-Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Sorceress, The Goddess and Beast Man all get articulated mini fig representation here.
While bricks aren’t my normal thing, it was a fun romp putting it together. Took me forever as I only had time to do a little bit each day, but once done it was impressive. If you are into MOTU and have an itch before the Origins figures drop in full, then I suggest checking this out. It’s also a great way to introduce the MOTU lore to younger fans by doing a big project like this with some toons on in the background.
Read on to check out photos of the before and after of the set courtesy of Mattel!
Mattel have released official promotional images of MOTU Origins, their 5 inch articulated upgrades of vintage He-Man figures, Battle Cat! The proud companion to He-Man will finally have some much needed leg movement. He’s due out in Fall 2019. Read on to check the pics!
Mattel has revealed two new figures for their upcoming Masters of the Universe Origins 5.5″ Scale Figure line. The new figures include Teela and Evil Lyn. A packaging preview has also been added to the display. See the photos after the jump.
Mattel has announced their new Masters of the Universe Origins action figure line (via io9) for San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The 5.5″ tall figures will be based on the classic MOTU toy line, but will come packed with updated articulations. The line originally was revealed with a SDCC 2019 Exclusive 2-Pack. The first two figures in the new line will, of course, be He-Man and Skeletor. They will be packed on vintage style card backs, and won’t hit shelves until Fall 2020. Check out a few images after the jump.
By the power of Grayskull – New He-Man in the house! Mattel surprised everyone last month with the reveal that they were doing new 5 inch Masters of the Universe figures inspired by the original molds, but with more articulation. Titled Masters of the Universe Origins, He-Man and Prince Adam come in a single boxed two pack with a comic to match. They are in similar porportions to the original MOTU figures, with updated heads and articulation. They have elbows and knees now, shoulder range, a boot cut and rocker ankles. You can see the full range they offer and how it all moves in the pics after the break. He-Man also gets a boot knife and slot to stick it in.
These are not pure for vintage collectors or Classics collectors, it’s a new thing with a mix of both. These were developed in house at Mattel, and supposedly the Four Horsemen are now involved and will tweak what’s been done as the line continues. Where and how it will continue, or when, is unknown at the moment.
Bottom line, I was more impressed with the set than I was expecting. It was a blast playing around with a really old school feeling fig, but being able to pose it in ways we never could. Having his arms straight out and being able to stand straight up just gave me a chuckle after 30+ years of not being an option. If I was offering constructive feedback – a sharper vintage head would be nice, along with tighter knees. The knees were a tad loose, while the boot cuts were a tad tight, so getting exact poses were fiddly. Nothing some fine tuning can’t fix.
These guys will be available during SDCC at the Mattel booth in limited quantities, retailing for 40 bucks. Not a bad price for 2 new figs, being a con exclusive, and a serious box setup. Read on to check out over 95 HD images of the set after the break courtesy of Mattel!
Mattel has opened up pre-orders for their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives. The pre-orders are only for those attending SDCC 2019. as of right now, they are not offering pre-orders for non-attendees. Fans must check in at the Mattel booth during San Diego Comic-Con, and their items will ship AFTER August 12th. With the listings, comes a few unannounced items. Check out the list below, and the photos and details after the jump.
- DC Comics™ The Strange Lives of Batman™ Action Figure Multipack
- Masters of the Universe® He-Man® & Prince Adam™ 2-Pack
- Mega Construx™ Masters of the Universe™ Battle Bones
- She-Ra And The Princesses of Power She-Ra™ Vs. Shadow Weaver™ 2-Pack
- Jurassic World™ Legacy Collection John Hammond
- Hot Wheels® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Party Wagon Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Armored Batmobile™ Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Mariokart™ Metal Mario Vehicle
- Hot Wheels® Marvel Spider Machine GP‑7
Mattel, via the Nerdist, has revealed their next two San Diego comic-Con 2019 Exclusives. The newest reveals are for a new Masters of the Universe 2-Pack, and a Masters of the Universe Mega Construx Set! Starting June 17th, SDCC 2019 Attendees can pre-order the items via shop.mattel.com. Sadly, it looks like this will be open to attendees only, at least for the time being.
The Masters of the Universe “By The Power of Grayskull” 2-Pack features MOTU Mini-Comic inspired version of He-Man and Prince Adam. Both figures include interchangeable portraits and hands, as well as an assortment of weapons. The packing is modeled after the mini-comic panels. This is priced at $40.
The second items is the Masters of the Universe Battle Bones Mega Construx Set. This buildign block set includes pieces to build Battle Bones. Also includes are four micro-figures; Man-At-Arms, Teela, Faker and a flocked Moss Man. There is a huge array of weapons for the figures includes. The set is priced at $30.
Check out the photos after the jump.
Today is the final day you can pre-order the Masters of the Universe Vintage Wave 4 Figures, as well as the Masters of the Universe Unused Japanese Packaging featuring He-Man and Skeletor. Each figure is priced at $20 plus shipping. They are scheduled for release this Summer. Check out the details and pre-order links below.
The pre-sale for the Masters of the Universe Vintage Wave 4 Figures. This 9 figure release includes Buzz Off, Evil Seed, Evil-Lyn, Glow-In-The-Dark He-Man (from EVERY MOTU episode’s transformation sequence), Shadow Orko (from She-Ra Episode 90 “Shades of Orko”), Shadow Weaver, and Stratos. In addition there are also 2 special Japanese Box versions of He-Man and Skeletor (based on original prototype packaging from the 1980’s).
Each figure is available individually for $20 each (plus shipping). All figures come with accessories and a custom history card. The carded figures also feature new and original art on the back of each card. We expect to ship these Vintage Figures in Summer 2019.
The pre-sale window for this release will close at end of day on TUESDAY, APRIL 30th. For details and ordering head over to: https://preorder.super7store.com/