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Masters of the Universe Eternia’s Choice Fan Vote Crowdfund Winner Declared

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The wait is over and Mattel has posted Eternia’s choices Fan Vote for the next large scale Crowdfund project! Last week Mattel posted a very intriguing instagram post, put up an image of “Eternia’s Choice” which is giving fans the power to shape the next MOTU Crowdfund project! And we speculated on all sorts of options, some of which, we hit the mail right on the head! It’s very exciting that Mattel is giving the fans the power to shape the next project! You get to vote on the top 2 choices, so let’s take a look at the Masters of the Universe Eternia’s Choice Fan Vote Crowdfund project options! Now Mattel has not specified if these are for Masterverse or Origins, but perhaps the scale will work for both figures?

October 12, 2023: Snake Lair Declared the Winner!

Turns out our unofficial Fan Vote predicted the winner as the Mattel team just announced the winner and it’s the Snake Lair. Coming Spring 2024 as the next Crowdfund project, Lady Slither and her crew will have a place to do their dirty deeds! No other mentions were made as to who took second place but stay tuned for more info!

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Here is the announcement from Mattel:

October 11, 2023 UPDATE: Toy Habits Unofficial Fan Vote Results

Thank you to the nearly 3500 fans who voted in our Toy Habits Unofficial Fan Vote! If you still want to participate in our unofficial poll, or read more about it, you can go here: Masters of the Universe Eternia’s Choice Fan Vote Crowdfund.

Based on the nearly 3500 votes, we are calling the Attak Trak and Snake Lair the unofficial winners of Mattel’s Eternia’s Fan Vote!

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Attak Trak Concept

The Mattel’s Eternia’s Choice Fan Vote to pick the next crowdfunding project has been a godsend to collectors who though Mattel would never make projects like the Horde’s Doom Tower (concept by yerco_ub) or the Snake Lair (concept by m.t.dioart). The next project we are featuring is yerco_ub‘s Filmation Attak Trak! If you are not familiar with Yerco’s work, he has created accurate and scaled 3D blueprints for many Filmation vehcles, playsets, and accessories that you’ll find in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Filmation cartoon. The last project we featured was his Eternos Palace MOTU Origins 3D blueprints and the result is not only outstanding, but the palace is massive in all of the right ways. Taking inspiration directly from the source, Yerco has recreated the Filmation Attak Trak and pays homage to the Filmation based on the original animated illustrations but on a much larger scale! As he says, “it’s a massive project, so it requires work and patience, remember that the assembled vehicle measures more than 40 cm x 30cm (11.8 X 15.7 in” ) wide (as big as the Grayskull castle).”

Filmation Attack Trak

Long before Mattel conceived of their Eternia’s Choice Fan Vote, Yerco had these plans 3D designed and printer ready back in September 2022. Looking at the vintage illustrations, Yerco has designed the perfect Filmation Attak Trak complete with a twin gun turret, pink/red treads, and and the yellow markings we all know and love. The Toy Sorceress affectionally call this version He-Man’s version of the Mystery Machine.

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Looking at the interior, it looks like there is ample room for a Small Trak vehicle to stow in the body of the Attak Trak, compelte with treads on the floor and door so the Small Trak has easy access and can move about the cabin if need be as the rear door folds down to become a ramp.

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Speaking of the Small Trak, here are the vintage illustrations in case Yerco gets inspired and makes this little guy as an add on to the Filmation Attak Trak.

Here are some more illustrations and, according to the Battle Ram Blog (best resource for MOTU history but you already knew that), there was a MOTU vintage toy accruate version called the Small Trak that made a cameo in the Evilseed episode.

Interior has the look and feel of one of Duncan’s great inventions, from the piping running along the length of the interior to the futuristic looking dashboard.

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Yerco even designed the seats to move back and forth on their own trak (or track 😂), making this vehicle versatile and fun!

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Speaking of fun, not only is this big boi huge but it also rolls exactly as depicted in the Filmation cartoon.

To get a sense of the scale, Yerco has positioned some of Skeletor’s and King Hiss’ henchman to thwart He-Man and Man-At-Arms plans!

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In another scene, Webstor and Scoprpia (MOTU custom) have disrupted Prince Adam, Man-At-Arms, and Adora (MOTU custom) joy ride through Eternia.

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Where to Buy

You can purchase the 3D plans for this amazing Filmation Attak Trak here!

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Attak Trak History

Mattel, having never created a Filmation style Attak Trak before, music to collector’s ears I know o’ve joked around about this before and called it Eternia’s version of the Scooby Doo Van, but this design Mattel came up with looks incredible! There is even a regular sized vintage Attak Trak being driven out of the rear compartment by Man at Arms! So you get a vintage style Attak Trak, plus the Filmation version! The front windshield looks to lift up to place your figures inside as well! These are wonderful designs and a super exciting choice!

MOTU Eternia's Choice Fan Vote Filmation Attak Trak

The Attak Trak has been featured in the Masters of the Universe cartoons many times. Although it looked different that it’s toy version in the Filmation cartoon, that Attak Trak was a character all it’s own as it spoke and respond to He-Man and the gang in it’s robotic voice! Released in 1983, Mattel’s battery powered motorized version of the Attak Trak did not resemble the one in the cartoon. This version of the Attak Trak featured similar motorized tank treads to that of the cartoon, but that is where the similarities ended. It held only 1 figure that was strapped down with it’s rubber band like seat belt and was a bright red color and beautifu blue accented stickers! Featured in many famous Masters of the Universe Art posters, that Attak Trak is was beautiful illustrated making it a very popular vehicle! It is one of my personal favorites, (pictured below) as I still own a fully functional working version! I just love watching those treads spin around and making that thing run across the room with He-Man strapped in the seat!

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Attak Trak MOTU by Mattel in Box 1983
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Attak Trak Masters of the Universe 1983

Snake Lair Concept

m.t.dioart from Germany is actually making a version version Lady Slither’s Lair, an un-produced concept from from the MOTU Classics era and is bringing it to life! Taking the blueprint from the MOTU Classics Lady Slither’s Lair, which was just an image, m.t.dioart uses a combination of MDF, wood, and foam Styrodur to achieve his intended result. m.t.dioart has finished his Snake Lair masterpiece and shared exclusive images with us! The Snake Lair looks absolutely stunning and it’s amazing to see the final concept come to life! He was also placed MOTU Origins Snake Men in and around the Lair so we can see the scale compared to the figures.

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Getting a full view into the inside of the Lair, you can see all of the fin detail m.t.dioart pours into his work! The dungeon came out great and we love the skeleton on the wall!

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The technique that m.t.dioart used to create the stone and water effects are second to none! Another skeleton also appears in the moat outside of the castle, which makes us think that once you are thrown in the depts of the dungeon, you check in but you don’t check out!

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As Rattloe and Kobra Khan are devising a plan inside the Lair, we can see Tung Lashor guarding the entrance, which we can see a small piece of. The moat came out beatifully and it actually looks like real water, which is most likely muck around the Lair.

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Looking from the inside out, we can see the drawbridge door with the torch lighting effects. The Cobra snake head and the smaller snakes flanking the centerpiece complete the look on the outside of the Lair. All of the sculping and time and effeort m.t.dioart put into the Lair has paid off as the final result is absolutely beautiful!

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September 19, 2023 UPDATE: Eternia has spoken. Next Crowdfund project announcement

Posted on Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos today, the next MOTU Crowdfund project will be announced at a special Mattel Creations Youtube channel event on October 12th. Come back to this article for further updates, as we will continue to bring you more information as it becomes available. With over 3300 people voting in our unofficial poll below, we have the Snake Lair leading the way at 33%, followed by the Attak Trak at 25%, Doom Tower at 17%, Fright Zone at 14% and lastly the Horde Tank at 11%. If you want to participate in our unofficial poll, scroll below and cast your vote, then the current tally will display.

Eternia has spoken! Find out the next MOTU Crowdfund project in a special announcement on the @MattelCreations Youtube channel October 12th. #MOTU #MattelCreations

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EternIa's Choice Announcement Oct 12th

According to Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos:

By the power of Grayskull, it’s Eternia’s Choice!  Throughout this week, you have the chance to vote for your top TWO (2) choices for our next made-to-order, large-scale item. The voting window closes on Sunday, September 10th, at 11:59 PM PT, so make sure to weigh in now. Head to the link in our bio to cast your vote! What are you voting for? #MOTU
     
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VOTE HERE NOW on the image below for your top 2 choices and voting closes on Sunday, September 10th, at 11:59 PM PT:

VOTE HERE NOW

Unofficial Fan Vote!

After you have placed your official vote with Mattel, sound off by selecting your choices below with our Toy Habits Unofficial Fan Vote!

Select up to two choices! We want to see how close or far apart our unofficial poll is from Mattel’s official poll so cast your votes now!

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Be sure to also Tune in tonight at 8pm PST when we go LIVE on You Tube to discuss! 

Snake Lair Playset

First up is the Snake Lair Playset or Lady’s Slither’s Lair as we like to call it. Recently teased on Fang-Or’s card art below, we discussed this one recently as a distinct possibility as it made the most sense as a new playset to be released since Mattel was going heavy on the Rise of the Snakemen this year!

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Lady Slither’s Lair was teased recently on Fang-Or’s card back art. Along with the announcement of the Fang-Or, Mattel provide some very juicy details for us to chew and stew on. As Mattel (we think this might be Roy Juarez speaking) was describing the packaging and art direction for for Fang-Or, and said “When it’s revealed, you will see a direct connection to Preternia. We’ll focus on a lush swamp background, and in the middle of it you’ll be able to see Lady Slither’s Snake Lair…The artwork teases potential upcoming figure reveals and a very cool easter-egg I had to include in the card back artwork.” Fans will notice that the Snake Lair is surrounded by a moat and a creature. The moat pays homage to The Castle Moat playmate that Mark Taylor originally envisioned, and the sea creature is one of the creatures illustrated in The Castle Moat. This concept was held over from the MOTU Classics line but would make an amazing MOTU Origins playset!

So of course when we did get Fang-Or’s card art, the back of the card featured an amazing scene with Fang-Or pouncing on an unsuspecting He-Ro with Lady Slither (and her Lair) in the background! It’s amazing to think we could get a He-Ro figure for MOTU Origins and a scaled down Lady Slither’s Lair, which are teased quite prominently by the card art.

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Looking at the art close up, Roy brings out so much emotion and action in this illustration! The fiery oranges and greens play nicely off each to create an epic scene.

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Below is a close up of Lady Slither’s Lair on the card back and a concept that was done for the MOTU Classics line.

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History of Lady Slither

Lady Slither, Slytheena of the Serpent House is a lady Snake Men in female form, from the Masters of the Universe Classics canon. She said to be the leader of the Snake Men, and has the ability to transform the lower half of her body into a snake tail, which is very unusual. This will be very interesting to see how they treat this in Origins form! She also had a raid on Eternia, then led a Revenge Squad on Trolla, and finally returned to Eternia again to wreak havoc throughout the land.

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Thanks to Allison Troy for her insight on Lady Slither. According to Allison: There aren’t many ladies (none) so far in the Snake Men faction. And Lady Slither is one that a lot of fans have responded to. While she’s a lot of new tooling – at this point the only re-use for her is the Origins She-Ra arms. Her torso could facilitate a more generic female torso buck which would lead to many more figures. In her human form she wears fur shorts and the typical furry boots. So that piece would give us Battleground Teela’s waist piece – and if they designed the torso generic enough it would also give us Battleground Teela’s torso. Plus again– a more generic female torso that allowed for clip-on and snap-on armor would lead to more opportunities for female figures in Origins. Plus her crown could be re-used for Zilora from the Filmation cartoon.

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According to Lady Slither | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom:

Lady Slither is a vicious leader of the Snake Men, filling a similar role to the one held by King Hiss. She seemed to have attacked Eternia during He-Man’s time on Primus, but was later sent by the Unnamed One to form a villainous Revenge Squad which laid siege to Trolla in an attempt to take the Trollan Temple of Power. Upon her defeat, she returned to Eternia where she and the remaining Snake Men became a dangerous threat to the planet. Later, she joined forces with the resurrected King Hiss and his own revived Snake Men.

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Doom Tower Playset

This Filmation style Fright Zone that the Mattel team is calling a Doom Tower playset is a really cool design that comes right out of the She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation cartoon series of the 1980’s. Known for being the main headquarters for the Evil Horde, the Fright Zone was the prominent location featured for Hordak and his evil minions on the Filmation She-Ra Princess of Power Cartoon. Ah, the Fright Zone, where Hordak sat in his throne room, many a time sending poor Grizzlor thru the famous trap door, ruling over the Evil Horde!

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The Fright Zone, although one of the smaller playsets in the MOTU vintage line, is a great contender for a crowd funding project! There was also an unproduced Fright Zone concept that never made it tot he MOTU Classics line! What is cool about the MOTU Classics concept is that it is large and it looks like the Fright Zone from the Filmation cartoon!

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Here we can see how the Fright Zone appeared in the She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation Cartoon, and of course Mattel’s design comes straight from this cartoon!

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Fright Zone as seen on the She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation cartoon
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Fright Zone interior as seen on the Filmation cartoon

Fright Zone

A vintage style Fright Zone is a really cool choice in my opinion, as it brings us the Fright Zone we all know and loved as kids, but embellishes it to another level. Complete with Snake puppet coming out of the cave, dead tree with the crows and cave jail cell, this set pulls at those nostalgic heartstrings!

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The Fright Zone playset was released by Mattel in 1985. More of a diorama piece, the Fright Zone was a simple looking playset that consisted of that famous green colored craggily stone, a rustic dungeon door, a tunnel for a puppet snake to come thru and a scary looking tree complete with scarecrows. This playset was a huge departure for the vast environments that Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain brought, but I think it holds a special place in the hearts of Evil Horde fans. It didn’t resemble the techno-future location depicted in the Filmation cartoon at all, but it was still cool!

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Masters of the Universe Fright Zone Vintage Box rear
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First illustrated on the 2020 Power Con exclusive She-Ra figure card back artwork, the Fright zone was featured on both the front and rear of the card back art. Shown below, you can see Hordak attacking Adora at the fright zone. It is also pictured on the front of the fold out artwork in stunning color showing Hordak’s minions Mantenna, Grizzlor and Catra atop Clawdeen her evil pink lion at the steps of the Fright Zone near the evil tree.

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The Fright Zone shown for a second time on the Origins Hordak card back artwork. Again with a bevy of his minions by his side. This time a pair of Horde Trooper, Grizzlor, Leech, Mantenna and Modulock join him.

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Masters of the Universe Origins Hordak Card back Artwork

We see the Fright Zone for the third time featured center stage in all its 1980’s style glory on the 2021 Masters of the Universe Origins Power Con Exclusive Horde 4 Pack – lamp shade box, as I like to call it. This time depicted in stunning wrap around artwork by the great Axel Gimenez. In all 3 cases, your will notice that the Fright Zone is depicted as it was in 1985 Mattel playset release and not what the Filmation cartoon location looked like. Again, giving us a hint that perhaps Mattel in classic Origins style has its sights set for a Fright Zone Origins release?! Only time will tell…..

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Attak Trak

This option for me a huge contender because we have never had a Filmation style Attak Trak before! I know o’ve joked around about this before and called it Eternia’s version of the Scooby Doo Van, but this design Mattel came up with looks incredible! There is even a regular sized vintage Attak Trak being driven out of the rear compartment by Man at Arms! So you get a vintage style Attak Trak, plus the Filmation version! The front windshield looks to lift up to place your figures inside as well! These are wonderful designs and a super exciting choice!

MOTU Eternia's Choice Fan Vote Filmation Attak Trak

The Attak Trak has been featured in the Masters of the Universe cartoons many times. Although it looked different that it’s toy version in the Filmation cartoon, that Attak Trak was a character all it’s own as it spoke and respond to He-Man and the gang in it’s robotic voice! Released in 1983, Mattel’s battery powered motorized version of the Attak Trak did not resemble the one in the cartoon. This version of the Attak Trak featured similar motorized tank treads to that of the cartoon, but that is where the similarities ended. It held only 1 figure that was strapped down with it’s rubber band like seat belt and was a bright red color and beautifu blue accented stickers! Featured in many famous Masters of the Universe Art posters, that Attak Trak is was beautiful illustrated making it a very popular vehicle! It is one of my personal favorites, (pictured below) as I still own a fully functional working version! I just love watching those treads spin around and making that thing run across the room with He-Man strapped in the seat!

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Attak Trak MOTU by Mattel in Box 1983
Attak Trak Masters of the Universe 1982
Attak Trak Masters of the Universe 1983

Horde Command Crawler

In a whole new concept, Mattel has released as it’s final option the Horde Command Crawler! It looks like a mix between a Cobra HISS Tank and a Horde vehicle from the Filmation cartoon! This one for me personally might be at the bottom of my list as we are already getting an incredible HISS Tank from the latest GI Joe Haslab campaign, and I would just really prefer some of the other options. They did a cool job in designing it with the giant Hordak head on the front and giant gun turret. Then the cool set of stairs leading to the rear compartment to where you can store an army of Horde Troopers!

MOTU Eternia's Choice Fan Vote Hordak Tank

Be Sure to check our fun Masters of the Universe Eternia’s Choice Next Crowdfund speculation post to see how close we came to guessing these Eternia’s Choice options!

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