Today we got a double dose of MOTUesdays with the reveal of Masterverse Movie He-Man and Movie Skeletor! Let’s dive in! Also, the box has been revealed too!
October 26, 2022 UPDATE: Official Box Images and Video
Special thanks to Roy Juarez for posting these images of Movie He-Man and Skeletor for your viewing pleasure!
UPDATE October 10, 2022: Movie HE-Man Official Images
New Official images for Movie He-Man we released today along with Preorders on Entertainment Earth and BBTS. If you recall this figure was announced back on Aug 30th, and there were mixed reviews about He-Man’s face sculpt. Well, I have to say, that Mattel listened, and the new official releases include 2 new alternate head sculpts and they are vastly improved! It is great to see all of the weapons and accessories for this figure! He Man looks to share the original He-Man buck, rather than the new bulkier 40th Anniversary buck, which is a little disappointing. He-Man’s head sculpt got 2 new looks! He now comes with a new vintage style head, which looks to be an all new sculpt and new interpretation on his classic head sculpt! The alternate head is supposed to resemble his movie counterpart, Dolph Lundgren. The first images of this head were not very impressive, but now it looks like they have improved it. He comes with bronze-colored chest and shoulder armor with a brown wash, with a ton of wonderful detail He is even wearing bicep straps and a movie styled wrist bracer on his left wrist. He comes with several knife holsters, one on his waist and another on his ankle. He also has a sword holster on his back as well., but weirdly it goes thru his cape. There is also a short sword in a holster on his right hip. Movie He-Man is also wearing a very nice looking red soft goods cape with some nice gold trim detail pattern at the bottom.
WHERE TO BUY:
Entertainment Earth: MOVIE HE-MAN
BBTS: MOVIE HE-MAN
Entertainment Earth: MOVIE SKELETOR
BBTS: MOVIE: SKELETOR
UPDATE October 4, 2022: Movie Skeletor Official Images
Thanks for yo_tengo_el_poder, we now have more images of the movie Skeletor Masterverse figure! It is great to see all of the weapons and accessories for this figure! He comes with his Havoc Staff, styled after the one that appeared in the movie, a soft goods cape, an extra layer that goes under his cape, and extra set of hands and the coolest accessory, the Cosmic Key!
The Havoc Staff is highly detailed and looks just like it appeared in the movie.
He also comes with a sword and looking at the pack out, he is deserving of a deluxe figure, but not by much! We feel like he could have been packed as a standard figure but it looks like he got the same treatment as She-Ra and just made deluxe by the skin (or bone) of his teeth!
UPDATE 8/31/2022: Box Art Revealed
Thanks to Manuel Caritas for revealing the box art for the forthcoming Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie figures! Here is what he wrote in his post:
People of Eternia! As revealed yesterday on @masters #MOTUesday Masterverse welcomes in ‘87 Masters of the Universe film inspired He-Man and Skeletor! Here’s a special preview of some of the artwork the Heroic Artist Eamon O’Donoghue painted for the upcoming Masterverse packaging.Manuel Caritas
Put the two pieces of art together can you get a really amazing cosmic scene that immortalizes the struggle between He-Man and Skeletor that was portrayed on the silver screen in 1987.
August 30, 2022
Today we got a second dose of MOTUesdays as Mattel dropped a New Eternia Beastman vs. He-Man stop motion animation this morning, then hit us with another big drop! This time it was the Masterverse Versions of the 1987 Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture He-Man and Skeletor Action figure reveals! These new figures are molded after Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langelia as Skeletor.
According to the Masters Instagram page:
At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark, stands… New Masterverse figures! These figures feature authentic detailing, accurate weapon accessories, and packaging art all inspired by the 1987 Masters of the Universe film.Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
Dressed in their Motion Picture design outfits, these new figure designs feature some new sculpts. The He Man Figure looks to share the original He-Man buck, which Skeletor looks to be an all-new design. He-Man’s head sculpt is supposed to resemble his movie counterpart, Dolph Lundgren but it’s hard to tell how well they pulled this off by the angle of his head in the image. His bronze-colored chest and shoulder armor with a brown wash, have a lot of wonderful detail and he is even wearing bicep straps and a movie styled wrist bracer on his left wrist. He looks to have several knife holsters, one on his waist and another on his ankle. Then it looks like Movie He-Man has some sword holsters as well. There looks to be a short sword in a holster on his right hip. And it looks like he has a holster for his power sword on his back. Movie He-Man is also wearing a very nice looking red soft goods cape with some nice detail pattern at the bottom.
Movie Skeletor is very reminiscent of Frank Langelia’s look on the Motion Picture. His face has that melted skeleton look and his is wearing a black cloak and a longer armor looking over coat. He also includes dark purple shoulder armor and a matching-colored soft goods cape as well. He is wearing burgundy chest armor with a lot of detailed patterns in it and silver colored ankle guards. He has a ton of silver accents on his fingers, wrists and waist apron. His havoc staff is also designed to look like the Motion Picture version as well. Could this be the mystery figure that was listed on BBTS this week?
Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture
Masters of the Universe the Movie came put in 1987 and instantly became a cult classic. He-Man was played by the great Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langelia as Skeletor. Somewhat of a departure from the classic He-Man story, Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture has is place in cinema history and is still a fan favorite.
According to: Masters of the Universe (film) – Wikipedia
Masters of the Universe (stylized as Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture) is a 1987 American superhero film directed by Gary Goddard, produced by Yoram Globus and by Menahem Golan and written by David Odell. The film stars Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Meg Foster. It is based on the Mattel toy line of the same name and tells the story of two teenagers who meet He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, and his friends, who arrive on Earth by chance from their home planet Eternia and go on a mission to save the universe from He-Man’s archenemy, Skeletor.
Masters of the Universe was released theatrically in the United States on August 7, 1987. It was a critical and commercial failure, grossing $17 million worldwide against a budget of $22 million, but is now regarded as a classic cult film.Masters of the Universe (film) – Wikipedia
UPDATE Where to Buy: Amazon has pulled the listings but in case they come back they are here below for your reference
All though no preorder information was released by Mattel today, we were able to track down the Amazon links for you! They are placeholders for now because there are no photographs and they say “Temporary Out of Stock” But this is normal for Amazon to do as a placeholder for the upcoming preorder page. They show a Nov. 12, 2022 release date!
August 30, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup: Beast Man Brawls with 40th Anniversary He-Man Stop Motion Video
It’s a Beast Brawl! 👹 More coming soon … Special thanks to Stuntpuppets for making this awesome video! #MOTU40thMasters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
August 23, 2022: Grizzlor Preorder and Wun-Dar 2nd Run!
Coming in September: Grizzlor! A limited quantity of Grizzlor figures will go on sale day one, but if you miss out we’ve got you covered — a second made-to-order batch goes on sale the very next day. Sale: Sep 9th at 9am PT
Made-to-order period: Sep 10th at 12am PT – Sept 11th 11:59pm PTMasters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
Grizzlor (Standard Release)
2nd Run for Wun-Dar Coming September 28, 2022
“Coming in September: Wun-Dar! You asked for more Wun-Dar and we listened. Starting Sept 28th we will open up a made-to-order sale for a second chance to add Wun-Dar to your collection! Made-to-order period: Sep 28th at 9am PT – Sept 30th 8:59am PT”
August 16, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup
40th Anniversary Masterverse He-Man Standard Release Stop Motion
Really, Skeletor?? (More of this adventure to come!) Shoutout to Stuntpuppets for the animationMasters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
Possible 40th Skeletor Tease Theory
Update to the 40th Anniversary He-Man Figure Design
Where to Buy
Another He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Netflix Animated Trailer
August 9, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup
8/3/2022 UPDATE: Side Box Art
August 2, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup
Get ready, because Skeletor has some pretty good “bad” news: We are releasing Two-Bad – Oversized for double the action! It’s Two-Bad’s first appearance in Masterverse and it comes with multiple accessories like vintage mace, armor and “two-headed” axe! #MOTUesdayMasters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
July 26, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup
Where to buy
Masters of the Universe 200x Episode 1 Drops on YouTube
New Adventures of He-Man Cartoon Series Season 1 on Peacock
SDCC 2022 Reveals Presented by Skeletor
Masters of the Universe Origins Mattel Creations Exclusives
Masters of the Universe Origins and Masterverse Panel Figure Reveals
Netflix Animated CGI Castle Grayskull and MOTU X Fall Guys
MOTU Origins Eternia: The Ultimate Battleground Playset
2022 Masters of the Universe Reveal Roundup
SDCC 2022 Coverage
March 2022 Reveals
Back in Mid Marc 2022, they revealed a weeks worth of figures (and one vehicle) from the Origins and Masterverse line. To refresh your memory, here are the reveals from Mid March 2022.
Be sure to check out our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SHOP PAGES! You can find links to your favorite retailers for all your favorite MOTU figures all in one convenient place from the vintage line all the way up to Origins and Masterverse!