Thanks to our friends over at CANAL DOS ROSMINEIROS on Instagram, for sending us a leak that MOTU Origins is going to be getting a Talon Fighter and Point Dread vehicle/ playset! This is very exciting news as again this is further evidence that the MOTU Origins line is not going away! According to the leaked image from Deepdiscount.com online retailer, there is a listing for the MOTU Origins Talon Fighter and Point Dread! This should be confirmation that it is coming to the line!
We also located the actual PRE-ORDER Listing for you below!
According to CANAL DOS ROSMINEIROS:
Talon Fighter vehicle just added to Origins line gringo sales site!!! Iconic vehicle that was missing to be docked at Grayskull Castle!!!!!!CANAL DOS ROSMINEIROS on Instagram
Talon Fighter and Point Dread
The Talon Fighter and Point Dread has always been a fan favorite, and one of my personal favorites I must say! I always loved how you can seat He-man and one of his friends in the Eagle shaped plane and always loved the bright orange and blue color scheme that made it look so cool! I thought that the radar dish on top was a cool feature so that He-Man can communicate with his friends, because back then, they didn’t have cell phones! But besides looking cool, the Talon Fighter and Point Dread always had a mysterious feeling behind them, because of the mystical lore that is tied to their story.
According to the Masters of the Universe Character Compendium Volume 1:
Mysterious Point Dread was a stone structure of magical might. A mystical location appearing on the face of Eternia every twenty years. The powerful 2 man Talon Fighter, rests atop it’s outpost. Skeletor once endangered all of Eternia by tapping into Point Dread’s power, but the Goddess spirited the entire structure away to Castle Grayskull, merging it with the mystic strongholdMasters of the Universe Character Compendium Volume 1 pg 589
According to the Wiki Grayskull
The Toy was packaged as Frontier Outpost Point Dread and Flying Talon Fighter! Point Dread was a one-room base with the same gray-green, rocky exterior as Castle Grayskull and a “perch” on top for the Talon Fighter. Point Dread’s upper half could be removed and placed atop one of the towers of the Grayskull playset, allowing the Talon Fighter to rest atop Grayskull as shown in the minicomics. The Talon Fighter toy itself had a yellow-orange hull, a blue canopy and red-orange wings and “claw” landing gear. There was also a version of the toy on which a book-and record set was included, with one story on each side of a 7-inch vinyl record and a read-along storybook in comic format.Point Dread & Talon Fighter | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
Below we can see the vintage Talon Fighter and Point Dread. The Falcon shaped fighter had a gorgeous color scheme and allowed 2 characters to sit inside. It was adorned with stickers on the interior to look like controls and had landing gear shaped like a bird’s talons, how cool is that? Complete with a perch to sit your Talon Fighter, it sat atop Point Dread, a green colored craggily rock formation that matched Castle Grayskull and attached perfectly to its tower.
The Talon Fighter and Point Dread were featured in several mini comics, as well as the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Filmation cartoon. The most famous of the mini comics being “The Power of Point Dread”, which came with an accompanying record, so you can listen along to the story! That is a photo of my personal copy below and yes, I still have the vinyl record with it!
We first spotted the Talon Fighter and Point Dread on Zodak’s card back artwork. It was perched far in the distance atop a bed of clouds with the silhouette of an Eternian planet behind it. This was a subtle hint at the bird shaped fighter.
The next time we spot the Talon Fighter and Point Dread, is not so subtle, but totally in our face! It was featured ever so proudly sitting on top Castle Grayskull on the beautiful card back artwork for the 2021 Mattel Creations exclusive Mini Comic Tri-klops! Could this be a huge hint from Mattel? Oh pretty please!! I would love to get an Origins version of this regal bird fighter jet!
Where to Buy:
We have located the Pre-Order Link from Deep Discount.com, now there are no images available, but we have the preorder listing:
Looking for more MOTU?
Be sure to check out our NEW 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.