Thanks to Pixel Dan, we have an up close and personal look at the Anti Eternia He-Man Mondo Designer Con Exclusive that will be going up for preorder during the con. Mondo also mentioned that a limited number of figures would be available to order after the con so stay tuned!
November 22, 2022 UPDATE: Anti Eternia He-Man Preorder Today and Official Images
According to Mondo News, AE He-Man began as a DesignerCon exclusive this past weekend, so limited remaining quantities of what did not sell out at the show will go on sale today (Tuesday, 11/22) at 12PM CT, on mondoshop.com or you can click on the image below (while supplies last).
Anti Eternia He-Man Mondo 1/6 Scale Figure
The lastest 1/6 scale figure from Mondo was revealed at Designer Con 2022 and the folks over at Mondo keep upping their game when it comes to their 1/6 scale figure line! While reusing many of the part from the Deluxe He-Man Mondo 1/6 Scale Timed Edition, there are many differences worth noting that makes this figure a must have in your Mondo collection! First off, they nailed the color palette for Anti Eternia using deep orangey reds against He-Man’s jet black skin. One difference from the previous versions of He-Man that Mondo has created, he will come with translucent accessories, which is worth the price of admission alone!
Getting an up close view of the sculpt, the red eyes really give this figure a “dead” look it! Coupled with the sneer, the overall feeling of the figure has a very menacing look to it. The chest harness is highly detailed and the pieces of the armor stand out for being painted black.
Like the previous Deluxe version of He-Man, he comes with actual furry shorts, and boots, which adds so much texture and goes very well with the aesthetic of the figure. He will also come with a gaggle of accessories, which include a translucent Power Sword, Axe, and battle armor with swappable chest plates! He will also come with two alternate heads, like the deluxe He-Man before him.
Taking a closer look at the translucent battle armor, it looks amazing and it looks even better on the figure!
Changing out the harness for the translucent battle armor adds to the displayability of the figure and the textures play very well off each other.
Origins of Anti Eternia He-Man
So where did this figure come from? Anti-Eternia He-Man comes from the German Audio Plays and if you grew up in Germany, you would have been exposed to the cassette tape that featured this storyline. Spawning from the lore in Germany, this character was made into a figure for the Masters of the Universe Classics line. According to Bleeding Cool:
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe was far too popular in the nineteen-eighties. All over the place. It even had an audio spin-off He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe dramas that were released on records and cassettes in Germany, making up 37 episodes of more than 40 minutes in length, with an additional 10 Princess of Power tapes, and six specials. These cassettes amongst other things, introduced the world of Anti-Eternia, with an evil alternate universe version of He-Man.Source: Bleeding Cool
Here is the translated transcript from a small segment of the German audio cassette and you can see that they coined the phase Hell-Grayskull, which has been shortened to Hellskull.
Anti-He-Man: He-Man! He-Man! Take up the challenge and fight me!
Skeletor: By all terrors of hell. That’s Anti-He-Man! He challenges you. He want to fight with you.
He-Man: And I will not hide from him! Quick, you have to go! Destroy the machines! I will distract the creatures of hell.
Man-At-Arms: No, He-Man. They will kill you!
He-Man: We have no choice. There’s Anti-He-Man! Move! Leave me and act! Help me by hurrying up!
Skeletor: Yes, He-Man is right. Come, Man-at-Arms, we have to move quickly!
Narrator: Skeletor, Beast Man, Trap Jaw und Man-At-Arms hastened through the dark fog to destroy the world converter. Orko on the other hand stayed with He-Man as he faced his grim adversary from Anti-Eternia.
(the sound of the power sword being unsheathed)
He-Man: By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!
(once more the sound of the power sword being unsheathed)
Anti-He-Man: By the power of Hell-Grayskull, I have the power!Source: Bleeding Cool
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