Thank you to manuel_eduardo_caritas (aka Roy Juarez) for posting more images of MOTU Origins Wave 12, especially the cardbacks so we zoomed in on the UPC’s for Snake Armor Skeletor, Mini Comic Roboto, Tung Lashor, and Hypno! This way, you can scan them into Walmart or Target apps to see where you can track them down!
Snake Armor Skeletor
Snake Armor Skeletor is the counterpart to Snake Armor He-Man from Wave 11. It’s great to see an official image posted that is clear as we can see the details on the card front and back!
Here is the UPC for Snake Armor Skeletor so you can locate the figure at your favorite retailers!
Mini Comic Roboto
Mini Comic Roboto looks amazing on card! His orange color and heart in the middle of his chest from “The Battle Of Roboto” mini comic.
Here is the UPC for Mini Comic Roboto so you can locate the figure at your favorite retailers!
Hypno from the Rulers of the Sun line is also part of this wave and it’ cool to see him on the Rise of Snake Men cardback!
Here is the UPC for Hypno so you can locate the figure at your favorite retailers!
The next Snake Men to be released is Tung Lashor as Mattel is sprinkling in these figures and stretching them across waves.
Here is the UPC for Tung Lashor so you can locate the figure at your favorite retailers!
MOTU Origins Wave 12 Reveal
Special thanks to Planet Eternia for posting an official image of MOTU Origins Wave 12 reveal. Consisting of Hypno from the Rulers of the Sun line, Tung Lashor, Snake Armor Skeletor, and Mini Comic Roboto, this wave is sure bright and colorful!
Snake Armor Skeletor
First off, let’s take a look at this brand new Origins figure that has never been made before, MOTU Origins Snake Armor Skeletor! Mostly a reuse of the 200x Skeletor, this new version of Skeletor is looking incredible is his amazing snake armor and snake headdress! The snake armor is a reddish orange color with giant green snake eyes on the chest and shaped fangs that make up the front of the chest armor. The shoulder portions of the armor are shaped like the head of a cobra snake’s hood! He has a king cobra shaped headdress on as well with what looks like sitting on the 200X skeletor head sculpt below! They also reused the 200x arm, arm bracers, loin cloth design and shin armor design, but in a darker purple color. Heck, Mattel needs to get it’s money’s worth out of the new parts they used on the 200X Skeletor figure and this was a great way to do it!
Mini Comic Roboto
If you are not familiar with this particular version of Roboto, he comes straight from the MOTU vintage mini comics. As you can see in the comics, Roboto’s translucent chest is actually solid and you can’t see through it. It also appears as Roboto’s heart is displayed on the outside. In the mini comic, there are no gears and in other pictures his heart is not displayed but only because his heart is not inside him.
Mini Comic Roboto MOTU Origins
Mini Comic looks amazing and is packed on the Rise of Snake Men card! He comes with a translucent chest and gray gears and an extra special heart in the center of his chest to pay homage to the vintage mini comic. Could he be part of the next wave with Snake Armor Skeletor and Hypno? Only time will tell!
Mini Comic Roboto on Heo.com
Heo is the first site to reveal this figure and they have set a tentative release date for February 2023!
It is now confirmed that Tung Lashor is part of Wave 12 and will not retain his action feature like the vintage Masters of the Universe figure and this seems to be the trend where Mattel is going with this figure line.
As you can see, there is no dial on his back so we get a nice clean sculpt for his MOTU Origins figure.
He looks great all geared up with his crossbow and purple snake staff!
Tung Lashor Vintage Figure
Tung Lashor, first introduced by Mattel in 1986, was the first of the Snake Men to be released. He was made of all new parts and resembled the look of a poison dart frog, more than a snake. He featured a unique 3 figured hand design that resembled a tree frog. His bright pink and purple colored body really stood out and he sported a green Snake Men logo on his chest. He come with his own distinct action feature, his signature lashing tongue! This action feature was activated by rolling the wheel on his back and it made the tongue dart in and out of Tung Lashor’s mouth. He came with a purple snake staff and teal colored dragon fly cross bow.
According to the Wiki Grayskull
Tung Lashor was introduced into the MOTU toyline in 1986. He first appears in the “King of the Snake Men” minicomic, in which he and Rattlor are called from another dimension by King Hiss. When they appear, Kobra Khan says they “are from the Evil Horde on Etheria!”, but both Snake Men swear allegiance again to their former leader King Hiss, explaining that after his banishment they felt they had nowhere to go other than to serve the Horde.
Although the Snake Men as a group never appear on the toy-line’s accompanying cartoon series Tung Lashor appears in She-Ra as a member of the Evil Horde. He is one of several newer characters from the toy line to be featured on the She-Ra’s Princess of Power cartoon series in order to promote the toy in the absence of the He-Man series, discontinued to make way for She-Ra.Tung Lashor | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
Thanks to yo_tengo_el_poder, we have what appears to be Hypno from the MOTU Origins Rulers of the Sun line leaked by Amazon! This previously unproduced Rulers of the Sun figure is the next to join the MOTU Origins Line in 2023! Hypno, just like the rest of the Ruler’s of the Sun uses shared parts from the rest of the Rulers of the Sun figures, but with different skin tones, a new head sculpt and unique armor, giving Hypno a whole new look while keeping the cost to produce the figure low. But Hypno was never produced as previously stated, so let’s take a closer look at Hypno and the story behind him
Below is the leaked image that was posted to the yo_tengo_el_poder instagram page. When trying to search for Hypno on Amazon, nothing comes up on the search, so not sure what the source of the image was, but it came from Amazon in some form.
Hypno figure for Masters of the Universe Origins, originally from Sun-Man and the Rulers of the Sun, has been leaked by Amazon.¡Yo tengo el Poder! on Instagram:
The back story to Hypno is very interesting, Hyno is a member of the Rulers of the Sun who is a Psychic Hypnotist. But little else is known of his backstory, other than a prototype image exist of him, but the figure was never produced by Olmec Toys. So, it begs the question as to why Hypno was selected as the next Rulers of the Sun character to join the Origins Line? Perhaps it’s the air of mystery that the figure was never produced, maybe it’s that he is mysterious in that he is a Psychic Hypnotist in either case, this is an exciting addition to the Origins Line! Hypno seems to come with a hypnotic staff with blue & white curvy pattern and a white bird companion. He is dressed in bright orange armor with matching orange loin cloth, orange arm gauntlets, and orange boots with yellow accents. He also seems to be wearing an orange helmet. It’s hard to tell from this image if the helmet is removeable or not.
An amazing custom of this never produced figure was made by Jevaho Creations, photographs are below of this incredible custom figure! The design is spot on! This gives a detailed look at what an official release by Mattel of this figure could look like!
Hypno, Psychic Hypnotist
Member of the Olmec Rulers of the Sun, from the illustrious 2nd wave of figures that was never released. Legend has it, only the prototype pictured on the back of the Sunman figure exists, its whereabouts unknown.
A returning customer of mine contacted me last year asking if I could recreate him the figure pictured on the backing card as accurate as I could. I accepted the challenge and here’s the result. His silver eagle still missing, but I am working on that. Soon he will be complete!
Where to Buy
You can track down the MOTU Origins Wave 12 assortment at your favorite retailers so please check the links below!
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