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Slime Pit Teased on Turtles of Grayskull Mutated He-Man Card Art

The Turtles of Grayskull Slime Pit is teased on the Mutated He-Man card art, making this the first tease for the line!

Ever wonder what happened to the Most Powerful Man in the Universe in the recently revealed Turtles of Grayskull MOTU Origins TMNT crossover? It appears that Shredder is taking the helm as Hordak in this bizarre universe that blends 2 of the most iconic properties! Revealed on October 20, 2023, Roy Juarez revealed the card art for the entire first Wave of Turtles of Grayskull figures! With a brand new toy line and new card art, the MOTU Origins side of the house teases future figures, plasysets, creatures and vehicles on the card art. If you are not familiar with the MOTU Origins line and are dipping your toes into it from the Turtles of Grayskull, here is a comprehensive article that shows how the card art teases materialize into plastic goodness. As for the Turtles of Grayskull, we have out first card tease and it’s a doooooooooozey! First let’s take a look at the vintage MOTU Slime Pit from the 1980’s for some much needed context.

Vintage MOTU Slime Pit

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.

Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Box
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Box
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Box rear
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Box rear
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage playset
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage in use
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage playset
in use

Source: Men At Customs

Mattel had also sold separate containers of Horde branded slime, so that you could constantly keep your slime pit well stocked.

Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Slime
Masters of the Universe Slime Pit Vintage Slime Package
Source: The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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.

Masters of the Universe Origins Horde 4 Pack Horde Slime Pit Artwork
Masters of the Universe Origins 2021 Power Con Exclusive Horde 4 Pack Horde Slime Pit Artwork

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!!

Turtles-of-Grayskull He-Man Package artwork

You can see the Slime Pit is Technodrome Shredder inspired with a huge Shredder mask on it!

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Turtles-of-Grayskull He-Man Package artwork 3

This is a great close up of Shredder below! Can’t wait to see what his figure looks like!

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Mutated He-Man Official Images

He-Man has blue translucent skin and armor that is akin to Anti-Eternia armor! It appears like it is some form of a mutated version as the TMNT line there is Mutagen (A.K.A “The Ooze”), which is a chemical substance that comes from Dimension X, and the reason why the Ninja Turtles (and many of their friends and foes) were created into what they are today. He comes with a silver spiked club that is a reuse of Spikor’s MOTU Origins club.

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The colors on this figure are so whacky and over the top that and it looks great! He has neon green hair with a black headband and red beady eyes. He has a snarled look on his face and you can see the mutagen running down his neck and into his chest. The chest harness has the classic Masters of the Universe ‘H’ and the coloring is very anti-Eternia! The red spikes are raised and give the armor straps a very cool look that add depth to the design.

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The translucent plastic is a fansatic design choice as this reminds me of how Mattel designed the Masters of the WWE Universe figure, Faker (aka John Cena…I bet you are humming his entrance music as you are reading this…you are welcome). You can also see the mutagen green infecting the arms and, in the translucent parts, it creates a cool effect! The spiked mace reminds of the weapon that the MOTU character Spikor wields, but without the handle. The wrist cuffs also have very large spikes, which gives the figure a meaner look!

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