UPDATE 05/18/2022: Following up on previous article, MOTU Origins Wave 10 U.S Pre-Orders Emerge on the first U.S Retailer Big Boy Collectibles. Wave 10 Pre-Orders for Whiplash and King Randor are currently up for Pre-Order on Big Boy Collectibles for $19.99 each and are slating for release in October of 2022!
We received more product images for both King Randor and Whiplash several weeks ago, so let’s take a look at each below:
In a complete tribute to the vintage Whiplash, this new Origins figure is an amazing upgrade to the vintage figure we all know and love! The skin tone is a bright green, and the chest armor is a deeper color green. The head sculpt looks like a cross between the MOTU Classics and the vintage head sculpts. The new MOTU Origins Whiplash’s neck looks more proportional to the body and shares the same legs with Clawful and Buzz Off. His tail is removeable and looks to be a slightly hard plastic than the vintage, but we will only be able to tell, once we get him in hand! We now get a view of his back side as well where you can see the amazing detail in that removeable tail design. I am so excited for this one!!! Mattel knocked it out of the park once again!
This version of King Randor is a complete homage to the 1980’s version, with his red and gold shinny armor, gold arm bracers, crown, orange pants, and blue boots. Where Mattel diverged from the Vintage was that they decided to go with a plastic cape, rather than the soft goods cape of the original. From the rear image, you can tell the cape looks similar to that of the Origins Scare Glow and Keldor. King Randor may look like the Burger King, but I think he looks absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to get him in hand!
APRIL 20, 2022: Thank you to North Eternia for the intel coming out of Canada as it appears that some websites have pics of a Whiplash Origins Confirmed for Wave 9, cementing his slot in Masters of the Universe Origins Wave 9. Whiplash, King Randor, and Mini Comic Trap Jaw are now up for preorder on Canadian sites but no U.S. sites have them up for preorder!
MOTU Origins Whiplash
Back in February a trusted inside source confirmed that the next Masters of the Universe Origins Wave 9 assortment included Whiplash, King Randor, Mini-Comic Trap Jaw, Digitino and a creature exclusive with a mystery mate! King Randor, Digitino and Teela with Zoar were revealed during Mattel’s grand 40th anniversary reveal week last month and we also saw Trap Jaw at Power Con 2021 last September. So the only remaining character that has yet to be officially revealed in an Origins buck is Whiplash and the wait is over as a few websites in Canada have an official images of the MOTU Origins Whiplash.
Not surprising, the skin tones are brighter, and the chest armor is a deeper color green. The head sculpt looks like a cross between the MOTU Classics and the vintage head sculpts. The new MOTU Origins Whiplash’s neck looks more proportional to the body and even though we can only see the upper body, shares legs with Clawful and Buzz Off so you can imagine what he looks like.
MOTU Origins Wave 10 Preorders
Below are images of websites that have 3 out of the 4 figures rumored to be in Wave 9, which include King Randor, Mini Comic Trap Jaw and the aforementioned Whiplash. Below is an image from Zed Collectibles, a Canadian Website that has these figures up for preorder but they do not have an image of Mini Comic Trap Jaw but that figure was revealed at Power Con 2021 and there are images floating around the net.
Another site, Outrun Collectibles also has images and the preorders are just up for Whiplash and King Randor.
Finally, other site called DJ Collectibles has the figures up for preorder and the funny thing is they used our banner image from the Wave 9 leak we published back in February, and I guess copying is the best form of flattery!
With the images showing up on Canadian sites, it is only a matter of time before the Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth get these up for preorder so stay tuned and vigilant!