Roy Juarez and team have released the amazing digital card art for the Wave 2 Turtles of Grayskull Mutated Ram Man! We had obtained an early release of Mutated Ram Man so we knew what the card art looked like but it’s always great to see the amazing illustrations without the text! It was just yesterday when we published our in-hand review of the figure when Roy and team released the teaser video featuring the thick-headed mutant!
In an Instagram post, Roy said “COWABUNGA DUDES! Here’s a closer look at the artwork and packaging for the upcoming Ram Man, the mutated battering ram from the #TMNT x #MOTU Turtles of Grayskull collaboration.”
Playing in the MOTU x TMNT sandbox:
Packaging Design & Graphic Design @manuel_eduardo_caritas
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We had obtained an early release of Mutated Ram Man so here are some more photos of the card front and card back featuring the amazing art from the MOTU team! We also did an in-hand review of the figure so you can check out Mutated Ram Man in more detail.
Mutated Ram Man Digital Card Art
The colors are so vibrant in this scene where Ram Man has fully mutated into this amazing beefed up warrior! You can see Krang and Skeletor looking on as He-Man and Moss Man await their fate!
The entire illustration brings the characters to life as it provides a visual backstory to acompany the figures. The emotion that is coming through the art is captured really well as Ram Man springs into action!
Looking at Mutated Ram Man more closely, the team did an amazing job paying homage to the design of Ram Ram while eaving in TMNT elements into the illustrations.
We had also put together a short, fun, video demonstrating how Ram Man mutated!
Shredder’s Slime Pit Tease
The TMNT MOTU version of the Slime Pit has been teased quite a bit to show how our favorite MOTU characters mutate! The Slime pit itself has already been teased to us on the spectacular artwork that housed the amazing 2021 Power-Con Horde 4 pack, as we covered in our article What MOTU Vehicles and Playsets are Next in the Origins Line? If Slime Pit He-man is being Teased in this mini comic, and we have already seen the Slime Pit in a major piece of packaging artwork, you start to put the pieces together and it looks like a forgone conclusion right?!
According to the Wiki Grayskull
The Slime Pit is the name of two different Masters of the Universe locations. The original Slime Pit was released with the original Mattel storyline, with the other coinciding with the MYP/Four Horsemen MOTU series in 2003. Both locations were made as playsets for the toylines and both playsets came with sticky green slime for play value. The original Slime Pit belongs to the Evil Horde, it is a dinosaur skull-shaped device and a claw, which Hordak uses to trap Eternian Warriors inside it. The dinosaur head then tips forward to coat its unfortunate victim with slime. In the In the MOTU universe, the effect of the slime transforms everyone covered by it into a lumbering, mindless slime-monster, stripped of their own free will, and instead carrying out Hordak’s evil bidding.Slime Pit | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
The Slime Pit playset was released in 1986 and jumped on that 1980’s slime craze band wagon, like so many other toys back then! It was the Lair of the Evil Horde to torture their unsuspecting victims. It was a fairly simple playset; a dinosaur claw would come out of a pit and hold your figure in place to lay wait for the oncoming slime that fed from a dinosaur skull above.
Mattel had also sold separate containers of Horde branded slime, so that you could constantly keep your slime pit well stocked.
The Slime Pit has only been pictured once in MOTU Origins artwork. As see below, it was prominently displayed on the exterior of the Masters of the Universe Origins 2021 Power Con Exclusive Horde 4 Pack.
Shredder’s Slime Pit
Here we can see the full artwork with Mutated He-Man and Shredder in the background and it looks like a Shredder Slime pit tease!!