The New Eternia Mekaneck box reveal only showed the left, right, and front illustrations, leaving us wondering what Mattel is hiding!
Back on December 21, 2023, we discovered the official images of Battle Armor He-Man, New Eternia Tri-Klops, and New Eternia Mekaneck and shared this everyone on our Instagram page! Only the front of the box was was shown but today, Roy Juarez gave us a sneak peek at the side of the box! Typically, the box video features a 360 degree view of the box but they stopped short of showing us the back of the box to reveal the 4th mystery figure! We are guessing the 4th figure on the back of the box might be a spoiler for the forthcoming Masters of the Universe Revolution Series, which drops on Netflix on January 25, 2024. Our guess is that we might not get to see the back of the Masterverse Wave 12 boxes until closer to the series airing. We also could be over thinking it but it seems like a good enough theory to go off for now.
New Eternia Mekaneck Front and Side Panel Teaser
They also released a box art teaser and just shows the front and side panel art, stopping short of revealing the back of the box with the cross sell of the figures from the Wave 12 assortment.
New Eternia Mekaneck Side Art Panel
The left side panel of art on the New Eternia Mekaneck box shows a blue version of the Road Ripper, which seems to be Mekaneck’s choice of ride for getting around in Eternia. This is a very cool easter egg that lines up with his shield design (explained blow). On the right side panel, it shows an illustration of Mekaneck’s telescoping neck and a larger image of his upper body in the background.
Blue Road Ripper Easter Egg
We love all of the nods and easter eggs that are designed into the details or accessories from the Masterverse line! I was chatting with my partner in crime, the @ToySoceress, who has very deep knowledge of MOTU, mentioned that the Mekaneck Shield has a huge easter egg on it! Like New Eternia Battle Armor He-Man’s shield was a nod to the Dragon Walker, Mekaneck’s shield is a nod to the Argentinan exclusive blue Road Ripper! The @ToySoceress is also an Argentinian exclusive herself so she should know! According to the Battle Ram Blog, “Argentinian manufacturer Top Toys produced a version of the Road Ripper in blue, although they retained the artwork on the packaging that depicted it in green.”
New Eternia Mekaneck Official Images
New Eternia Mekaneck has to be the coolest figure in the wave!
This is the first time we are seeing Mekaneck in the Masterverse line and he looks outstanding! He is heads and shoulders of the rest (pun intended).
He comes with a giant articulated neck piece, a shield, and his trusty mace! A new edition for Mekaneck is the shield and he looks amazing holding it! Like we prototyped based on the description of the figure, his neck extension can plug right into his Mace for a very cool telescoping feature!
This was the first official image we saw of New Eternia Meckaneck and you can see all of the weapons and accessories he comes with!
Where to Buy
If you have not preordered your figures yet and were waiting to see more official images, you can find them at the retailers below. You can also find all of the new Masterverse figures from Wave 11 as well!