UPDATE: More New Eternia Masterverse Whiplash In Hand Images by The Fwoosh
We want to thank The Fwoosh on Instagram, for posting these incredible hi-res in hand images of the New Eternia Masterverse Whiplash!
Mattel has shipped out an early batch of Masterverse New Eternia Whiplash to some lucky people so we can get a look at this upcoming figure! Unparalleled_Universe, Toy Shiz, and Action Figure Attack got their hands on this figure early and it’s great to see New Eternia Whiplash in and out of the package.
New Eternia Whiplash In Hand Images
Thanks to Toy Shiz, who posted a video on YouTube, we took screenshots and also stitched together some box shots to give you a fuller view of the figure and box art.
The box art on the back is amazing as usual! You can see Whiplash in his New Eternia garb clutching his spear and has axe! The cross sell at the bottom has the Wave 9 assortment as the cross sell so hopefully he’ll be showing up in stores or online soon!
Whiplash comes with a gaggle of accessories so you can create his classic or his New Eternia look!
His New Eternia Helmet looks like it’s a great fit and you can see some of the finer details like the denting and worn look on his waist armor.
If the classic Whiplash is what you prefer, Mattel did an amazing job capturing his vintage look in Masterverse scale. Speaking of scales, he’s got a ton of them and they look fantastic all over his body.
His tail does come apart and it looks awesome! It is slightly posable so you can manipulate it somewhat. He also has some great sculpting on this back and upper shoulders, which gives him his reptilian look.
Whiplash also looks amazing with all of your Masterverse figures!
March 20, 2023: Official Images
New Eternia Whiplash
Perhaps the most unusual of the bunch with his New Eternia look, Whiplash looks spectacular where you can also give him his classic look!
New Eternia Whiplash
Straight from German Toy Fair, thanks to updates by way of Jay from Geek Dad Life we now know that New Eternia Whiplash is coming to the Masterverse line! We want to thank our friend Jay from Geek Dad Life for going above and beyond to capture verbal details of the upcoming MOTU Origins and Masterverse figures from Toy Fair Germany, so we are in his debt and super grateful for the opportunity to share this information with you (with Jay’s permission of course). If you have not subscribed to the Geek Dad Life YouTube Channel, Jay and John are amazing, so please do so! New Eternia Whiplash was one of the new Masterverse figures to be displayed at this year’s German Toy Fair. Given that no photographs were allowed to be taken at the German Toy Fair, Jay at Geek Dad Life did an amazing job describing this figure to us in his Live Stream. Some of the incredible details he was able to give us is that Whiplash was indeed a New Eternia Version. He comes with additional armor that was inspired by original concept art. The armor is said to look very angular and aggressive…less court jestery. He also includes purple armor , and two heads. One head with a helmet. Jay said that Whiplash came packaged in the same box as New Eternia Beast Man.
The Evolution of Whiplash
During early production work of the Filmation cartoon series , Mattel sent Filmation concept artwork by Colin Bailey called “lizard man” but he didn’t look like the Whiplash we know today. He was green with purple armor and yellow legs. He was known as “lizard man” in this concept art. He was also name checked in to the Masters of the Universe bible by Michael Halperin. Filmation however wanted to work him into the series.
The vintage whiplash figure came with the mini comic “Clash of Arms” but he was colored differently then the action figure. His mini comic color way resembled that first early sketch that Mattel had send Filmation early on with the green torso, purple armor and yellow legs. That character rendition almost made it to “She Demon of Phantos” but alast we didn’t get Whiplash into the cartoon until much later.
The colors and design Mattel supplied to Filmation were a bit garish and so Filmation redesigned him into the cute and friendly Lizard Man we all know that appeared in the series. Lizard man appeared in
“She Demon of Phantos” and appeared another 2 “song of Celice” times one of which in a different color scheme. In “the rarest gift of all”
And of course the green version with the dark green torso and blue boots is the version of Whiplash that eventually made into the cartoon series and resembled the vintage figure much more closely.
Finally, Whiplash was totally transformed into a new style in the 200x Mike Young Productions Masters of the Universe animated series. He was a huge wide character that was brought into the modern age and the edgy style of this new series.