First off, we wanted to thank Planet Eternia for tagging us in a post on IG alerting us to the reveal of the Mondo Battle Cat Masters of the Universe Sixth Scale figure box art. It’s always nice to wake up to a surprise from friends so we appreciate it! The artist, Florian Bertmer, goes on to say, “There are several things that make this one extra special to me:
- I got to do the art for the best BattleCat toy (after the vintage original of course)
- It has a Frank Frazetta homage who is without a doubt the GOAT and also an homage to William George’s original artwork that I love so much.
- It’s got an army of Skelcons who are one of my all time favorite minions in MOTU lore
Illustrated by talented artist Florian Bertmer, the art features an homage to the Battle Armor He-Man and Battle Cat vintage gift set artwork, and as Planet Eternia pointed out in their post, this art was done “by William Georg but also contains Skelcons, Skeletor’s minion army from the 80’s Ladybird books.”
October 20, 2022 UPDATE: Official Images and Preorder Information
Mondo revealed official images and the latest details for the MOTU Battle Cat 1/6 Scale Timed edition today! Here are the details from Mondo:
We are officially ready to release (quite possibly) our biggest collectible to date: Masters of the Universe’s BATTLE CAT. We have been working on this figure for a long time now, making sure that we give collectors something that is truly special. This will be the first ever time that a 1/6 scale Battle Cat has been released and it is absolutely massive, at about 18 inches in length (basically the size of a house cat).Mondo – Battle Cat 1/6 Scale Timed Edition
After releasing many Masters of the Universe figures throughout the years, Battle Cat feels like the culmination of it all, the biggest moment in this line.Mondo – Battle Cat 1/6 Scale Timed Edition
The sheer magnitude of releasing a figure like this is not lost on us. An 18-inch-long, fully articulated Battle Cat … with swappable heads and completely removable armor!? Crazy! Well, yeah, it’s crazy. But sometimes it takes a little crazy to do something special, and we truly believe we have made one of the coolest Battle Cats of all time.
Once we had an approved concept, we had to find a sculptor who would be up to the task of bringing this figure to life. So, of course, we turned to Matt Black for the initial sculpting and then Tommy Hodges to handle all the articulation, engineering and additional sculpting. After sculpting was completed and 3D-printed, we turned to Mark Bristow to handle painting duties. We debuted the paint master at San Diego Comic Con 2022, this past summer, and it blew everyone one away. Once prototyped, we sent it over to Raul Barrero to work his magic with the photography. The results are stunning.Mondo – Battle Cat 1/6 Scale Timed Edition
When we started this project one thing was clear: we had to honor the history of this amazing and iconic character. This figure not only pays homage to the amazing design of the original figure from the 80s, but also celebrates Battle Cat’s rich history. This figure wouldn’t exist without the amazing work put into this character, over the decades. We are so excited to add to that history and bring you the biggest Battle Cat to date … the one we all imagined as kids, when we were playing with the original figure, leading him into battle against all the threatened Eternia. You have the Power!Mondo – Battle Cat 1/6 Scale Timed Edition
Power Con 2021 Reveal
On display at Power Con 2021, we got to see an unpanited version of Battle Cat and let’s say this kitty was looking quite impressive back then! Accompanied by the She-Ra and Kowl sculpts and other 1/6 scale Mondo figures, Battle Cat was in great company and it was great to see the scale of the figure alongside others in the display. At the time, they only had one alternate head on display and a a non-poseable prototype was featured at Mondo’s booth Battle Cat but, as we found out, will feature full articulation and accessories in his final form.
SDCC 2022 Display
Mondo Battle Cat was also on display at SDCC 2022 and it was great to see a final painted, posable version of He-Man’s trusty feline friend and battle companion. The shading and saddle detail was amazing to see in full color and we could also check out the additional bracers on the front legs. His masked head was looking fantastic and was also full of shaded detail and nice hard angles.
We also got to see the other alternate heads so you can display Battle Cat in several different ways.
Preorder Teaser Plus a Regular Edition He-Man
Mondo is known for its teasers and they took to Instagram to reveal the preorder in classic fashion. They said:
The exclusive timed edition of our @masters BATTLE CAT 1/6 Scale Figure will be released on 10/25/22. It will be $499, with free US domestic shipping and payment plans available. A regular edition of our He-Man Deluxe 1/6 figure will also be on sale. More details to come.Mondo
40th Anniversary Press and Influencer Day Images
At Mattel’s 40th Anniversary Press and Influencer event, they showed off a finished version of Battle Cat with the Deluxe He-Man and he looks amazing! You can also see the cut little Cringer sculpt that is fully painted beside him and you can get a sense of the details that Mondo pours into their figures. The saddle on Battle Cat looks so intricately detailed and it looks like it comes with a leather stirrup for He-Man’s feet. Only time will tell if this stirrup is a moveable piece.
An image also surfaced showing how Battle Cat will be packed and you can see all 3 heads plus little Cringer!
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