As we covered back in May when new Masters of the Universe Mega Construx mini figures were leaked and posted on the Official Mega Construx site (then taken down), we saw the mini figs we speculated that would come with recently launched MEGA Snake Mountain plus two other He-Man and Prince Adam figures! Today Mattel confirmed the MEGA Powers of Grayskull MOTU SDCC 2022 Exclusive as part of their 12 Days of Fandom leading up to San Diego Comic Con 2022! Before we dive into the new set, here are the images that were leaked back in May that showed more of an animated cell shading versions of both Prince Adam and He-Man!
From the unboxing video below, we can see the neat diorama set that this MEGA set comes with making up the side towers of Castle Grauskull. You can also see the “transformation” action feature that works by placing Prince Adam in the Jaw Bridge and turning the lever on the left side, that then flips the platform underneath him over and reveals He-Man, therefore recreating that transformation moment. This is a pretty clever feature by MEGA.
Animated Cell Shaded Prince Adam and He-Man
Prince Adam Comparisons: Again, expect a recoloring for pretty much every aspect of this newer, cell shaded version of Prince Adam! His vest looks like a lighter and there are dark gray and purple markings all over the figure, which is a similar treatment they are giving He-Man. The face sculpt is also different as the Revelation Prince Adam has more of a scowl on his face. As we noted earlier when the mini figures were revealed, we expected this figure to also be from the Revelation line but are unsure where he fits into the grand scheme of things but now we know!
He-Man Comparisons: There have been several He-Man mini figures released for the line but expect different color boots, cuffs, loin cloth, belt, and as you can see, the Power Sword! Upon closer inspection and seeing this figure side by side with a previous version of He-Man, it looks like the newer version has been rolling around in the mud so it will be interesting to see how this turns out in actual plastic! The chest harness design of the symbol is that of the Revelation line so it will be interesting to see how deep they go!
MEGA Powers of Grayskull MOTU SDCC 2022 Exclusive
As we’ve seen in previous San Diego Comic Con’s, the Mega Construx line down to participate and make exclusives. In fact, the Battle Bones set that came out for SDCC 2019 was pretty amazing! Thanks to the Mattel Creations Instagram page, yo_tengo_el_poder and via the Mega Construx Unboxed website, we have official photos of this new set! As we know, the Mega Construx line has produced Skeletor Heads with mini figures packed with them and it looks like they are expanding into larger sets that are still compact. This looks like the transformation sequence as Prince Adam turns into He-Man dubbed ‘By the Power of Grayskull.’
Here we can take a look at the cool transformation sequence! You can see how the trap door mechanism flips that flips back Prince Adam to reveal He-Man, the most powerful man in the Universe! This looks like such a fun play feature and so creative that they were able to incorporate it.
This set appears to be a diorama as it features the front portion of Castle Grayskull as a build! It would be amazing if the set actually came with the lightning bolts that transformed Prince Adam to He-Man but don’t get your hopes up lol! At least the cool trap door feature “transforms” Prince Adam to He-Man, and that’s freakin rad!
The set has a mysterious gray circular knob on on the left side, which we are assuming will raise and lower the door on Castle Grayskull. It’s cool that the set sits on a bricks stacked 5 high to give it more of a presence.
The box looks like it is a fold out diorama to complete the look of Castle Grayskull, which gives it a very cool look and feel.
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