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MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Collector In Box Images

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MOTU March madness is on with some incredible new reveals and once again as Mattel has revealed their MOTU Origins Vintage figure and Cartoon Collection lineup for 2024! All the preorders went live tonight on Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth so be sure to place your orders! Once of the most exciting reveals of the day was the MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Collector and we have in box images for you!!

Hi Res Collector Box Art

Roy Juarez and his incredibly talented team of artists have revealed the official Hi-Res box art for the Collector and it looks stunning! We get several exciting character teases in it, so let’s take a look!

The MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Collector box art is stunning with an incredible scene featuring The Collector at the outside of Castle Grayskull as seen in the Filmation Cartoon. The Talon Fighter and a copy Jet Sleds are flying high above while Skeletor amd Mer-Man are piloting the ship! They have He-Man in their grasp and Man At Arms and Battle Cat are coming to the rescue! I just love the new “80’s Adventures” yellow burst on the front of the box, and the “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” logo on the box!

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Taking a closer look at the hi-res enlarged art images, you can see a closer look at Imp, and She-Ra on Swift Wind!

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According to Roy Juarez Instagram:

As Seen on ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ 📺
MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Collector Evil Airship used by Skeletor in his attack upon the forces of good in Eternia. Here’s a closer look at the packaging and artwork.

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Here we have the official view of the rear of the box and the art wraps all the way around and looks incredible! The rear of the box features actual action figures in a diorama scene! Cartoon Collection Clawful and Spikor are piloting the Collector ship with Stratos in their grip! There is a full on battle scene going on with various other cartoon collection figures and Snake Mountain in the background! The title on the box reads “Collector Evil Airship of Skeletor”

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A hi-res look at the rear box art reveals the figures themselves in an incredible battle scene!

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Another view of the rear of the box below.

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The top of the box features the action features of the Collector! You can fit upto 3 Origins figures inside, grasp enemies and collector them as prisoners, and unleash blast effects!

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The first side of the box gives us a tease for She-Ra on Swiftwind! We discuss She-Ra and Bow coming to the Cartoon Collection in our She-Ra & Bow Coming to MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection 2024 article. The other side of the box has an Eternian scene and you can see Imp on a tree!

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Here we can see a 360 degree view of the box and it’s glorious!

The Collector Official Images

The Collector was featured as Skeletor’s ride in many Filmation Cartoon episodes! As you can see, it looks cartoon accurate and fits Skelly and 2 more of his Evil Henchman comfortably inside! We predicted this was going to be coming to the Origins line in out The Collector Vehicle Coming to MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection article.

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Source: MOTU Origins: Fall 2024 Reveals! (geekdadlife.com)

More images of the Collector vehicle

You can also fit up to 3 figures seated inside!

Collector on Snake Mountain Box Art Tease

With the confirmation of Lord Gr’asp, Terroar, Necro-Conda, the other teases on the MOTU Origins Snake Mountain have a better chance at landing in the MOTU Origins line. With the three aforementioned characters crossed off the list, only two teases remain! The Collector and Two-Bad, who has been teased on many a card art and now box art!

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The Collector

As we examine the new card for the Cartoon Collection, we are also seeing more figure teases and a vehicle would not be too far fetched an idea to ponder! The Collector is an aircraft used by Skeletor in his attacks upon the forces of good in Eternia. It resembles a skull with large pincers on each side of the hull. According to the MOTU Character Guide and World Compendium Volume 2:

The Collector Filmation Cartoon

“The Collector was Skeletor’s personal flying ship, named for its specially designed ability to “collect” enemies by turning them into stone and harvesting their life energy. Skeletor created the ship with the intention of using its abilities to resurrect the sleeping stone giant Colossor. Skeletor also used the Collector to infuse life into statues, turning them against He-Man and his allies. The Collector resembled a large dark-blue skull, with a yellow visor-like windshield where the eyes would be and two large, pincer-like claws that acted as energy weapons. The vessel also had a spine-like line of sharp fins along the top of its hull and a single door on the side. Although He-Man seemingly caused Skeletor and the Collector to crash and plunge into the bottomless gorge around Castle Grayskull, both Skeletor and his ship later returned. He no longer employed its life-force-draining capability and used it mainly as a simple attack craft and as transportation. The Collector returned briefly as Skeletor’s transport during an attack on the Royal Palace. He-Man easily broke through the ship’s hull to thwart the villain.”

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Filmation She-Ra and Swiftwind

She-Ra is a fictional character who originated from the animated television series titled “She-Ra: Princess of Power,” which was produced by Filmation and aired from 1985 to 1986. The character was created as a counterpart and sister to He-Man, who originated from the companion series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” Both shows were based on Mattel’s toy line.

In the series, She-Ra is a heroic figure and the alter ego of Princess Adora, the twin sister of Prince Adam (He-Man). Adora was raised as a Force Captain in the evil Horde army on the planet of Etheria until she discovers the truth about her origins. She learns that she was kidnapped as a baby from her true family, the royal rulers of Eternia, and was brainwashed into serving the Horde.

After realizing the truth, Adora sides with the Great Rebellion, a group of rebels fighting against the Horde’s oppression. She gains the Sword of Protection, a magical weapon similar to He-Man’s Sword of Power. By raising the sword high and exclaiming, “For the Honor of Grayskull,” Adora transforms into She-Ra, the Princess of Power. She becomes the leader of the Great Rebellion and dedicates herself to freeing Etheria from the Horde’s control.

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She-Ra possesses superhuman strength, agility, and speed, making her a formidable warrior. She also has the ability to communicate with animals, has an empathic link with her horse Swift Wind, and can summon a protective force field called the “She-Ra shield.” She is often seen riding Swift Wind into battle and fighting for justice alongside her allies.

The character of She-Ra gained popularity and became an icon of female empowerment in the 1980s. She was notable for being a strong, independent female hero in a predominantly male-dominated superhero genre. Her character also inspired various merchandise, including action figures, comics, and even a Netflix reboot series titled “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” in 2018.

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She-Ra was created by Mattel in 1985 as a counterpart to He-Man, and she was initially designed to appeal to a female demographic. And as such, she had to get her own line of Action Figures. She had 5 points of articulation like most of the action figures of the 1980’s at that time.

The She-Ra Vintage Action Figure featured a highly detailed sculpt and came with actual rooted hair which kids could style and comb. She-Ra stood at around 6 inches tall and came with various accessories, including her iconic sword, shield, and removable cape.

The character of She-Ra is known for her distinctive appearance, which is reflected in the action figure. She has long flowing blonde hair, a tiara, and a battle outfit consisting of a white dress with gold accents and red boots. The figure captures these features well, accurately representing the design of the character.

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The She-Ra Vintage Action Figure was released in the mid-1980s and quickly became popular among fans of the Masters of the Universe franchise. While it was primarily marketed towards children, it has since gained a dedicated following among collectors. The figure is considered a classic representation of the character and is highly sought after by enthusiasts.

The value of the She-Ra Vintage Action Figure can vary depending on its condition, rarity, and packaging. Mint-condition figures still in their original packaging are usually valued higher than loose figures. Collectors often display these figures in their collections or keep them preserved as nostalgic pieces of pop culture history.

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She Ra Vintage Action figure

She-Ra has been released twice thus far in her Filmation Style look in action figure form both by Super7. The first was in the 2018, Super7 5.5″ vintage style action figure line. And the second was in the 7″ scale, Club Grayskull MOTU Classics line in 2019. Both figures are shown below.

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Below is the 2018 Super7 She-Ra action figure that was part of the 5.5″ vintage style line. According to the She-Ra 2018 Vintage Super7 Masters of the Universe Figure – Grayskull Weapons Rack: “By the Power of Grayskull! Super7 is proud to present the MOTU Vintage Collection, the original Masters of the Universe action figures re-imagined to match the character designs from the animated cartoon! Each 5.5″ Vintage figure comes with accessories and most of them feature a spring-loaded mechanism: Turn the waist and the figure swings back with a punch! The packaging includes a custom character history card and has new and original art on the back of the card. The past meets the present with Super7’s MOTU Vintage Collection to create something new for the MOTU Universe!”

She-Ra was then released in Wave 3 for the MOTU Origins line, and then followed by the 2020 Power Con exclusive release that included rooted hair! It would be so wonderful to get a Cartoon Collection version of She-Ra!

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Swift Wind:

Swift Wind or “Swifty” as She-Ra affectionately referred to him, was the other big star of the She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation cartoon! My favorite character as a kid and now, Swifty was always there to assist She-Ra in fighting the Evil Horde and came to the rescue whenever she needed him. I loved the sound of his voice too; it just fit him so well! The animators chose to color Swifty in a beautiful color scheme, by coloring him as a white horse, his multicolored wings and pink and blue mask really stood out and gave him that signature look that everyone knows and loves! She-Ra always had her trusted friend and steed with her, Swifty Wind, or Swifty as she liked to call him! We’ve only gotten a Filmation accurate version of Swift Wind from the MOTU Classics line, and it would be amazing if we were to get a cartoon accurate one here!

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She-Ra Card Princess of Power Swift Wind as seen on the Filmation cartoon
She-Ra Card Princess of Power Swift Wind Filmation

The Mattel Princess of Power version of Swift Wind, released in 1985, also did not resemble the Swift Wind from Filmation, but rather was a shimmery pink colored horse with gold, white and pink wings, a gold mask and saddle with pink rooted hair. Just like Arrow, allowing kids to comb and style Swift Wind’s hair, which was a pivotal part of the play pattern for the Princess of Power toy line.

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Shown below is the vintage Mattel Princess of Power Swift Wind and She-Ra, from the personal collection of the none other than the Toy Sorceress! Love my horsie!!! Swifty and She-Ra sit proudly on the shelf over my desk where I am currently authoring this article!

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She-Ra Princess of Power Swiftwind vintage She- Ra Riding

Swiftwind was also released for the MOTU Classic line as seen below. This version closely resembled the Filmation version of Swift Wind and we hope we can get one for the MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection!

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Appearing on the 2020 Power Con exclusive She-Ra card art, She-Ra can be seen riding her trusted companion Swift Wind in an amazing piece of artwork by the great Axel Gimenez in his shimmering pink Mattel version! Again, to me this is a tease that we might someday get a Pop version of Swift Wind.

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Masters of the Universe Origins Power Con Exclusive She-Ra Card Back Artwork

She-Ra and Shift Wind are also illustrated on the back of the card back with the rest of the Rebellion in front of the Crystal Castle.

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Imp

Imp was Hordak’s little flying blue companion on the Filmation Cartoon Series.

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He was made into action figure form when he was packed in as a companion figure with the MOTU Classics version of Hordak. He had very little articulation but he was a cool little buddy figure and was very cartoon accurate! It would be amazing if we got Imp and perhaps a Filmation Hordak to go wit him!

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Where to Buy:

Preorders are currently live on Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth!

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Complete Your MOTU Collection

Be sure to check out our Masters of the Universe shop pages where we’ve curated figures from MOTU Origins, Masterverse, Classics, Vintage and more so you can find the figures you need easier!

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