As we covered back on May 18, 2022, yo_tengo_el_poder posted on card shots of the upcoming deluxe Masters of the Universe Origins figures Leech and Snout Spout! Axel Gimenez is hot on the heels of those reveals with some amazing news of his own as he has posted the card art for these highly anticipated deluxe figures on his Instagram page. Also, Snout Spout and Leech have been discovered by a lucky collector (see images below) and Axel decided to post his card art!
Thank you to Plaityme (pronounced Play Time) for posting photos on his Instagram page of the card back art in real life! Also, Axel has gone the extra mile and provided shots he is calling ‘Then and Now,’ with his vintage card back inspiration.
Snout Spout Card Art
The deluxe Snout Spout card art inspiration draws heavily on the vintage card back as you can see Snout Spout fending off an attack from the dreaded Snake Men. In the vintage art, Snout Spout is actively hosing down Tung Lashor and King Hiss in an action shot that was ahead of its time. In the new card art, however, it looks like Snout Spout is just starting his altercation with King Hiss and Kobra Kahn as Hiss looks like he is on the ready to use his Snake Staff as a baseball bat and swat the water away! If we know anything about the physics of water, this is a futile move! The scene is set in a wooded forest and we are gussing this is taking place on Etheria as Snout Spout was featured in the She-Ra Filmation cartoon. It is great to see the Snake Men again as both King Hiss and Kobra Khan are rumored to be joining the Origins line in 2023.
Leech Card Art
Leech’s card vintage card art also provided inspiration for the latest designs on the deluxe card back with the biggest change being the replacement of Man-At-Arms with Tung Lashor, who is rumored to join the Origins line in 2023. In both scenes, we see the mood is set in a swampy bog and Leech is using his suction feature to raise his foes above his head. It is not known if Leech is simply raising them up to move them or if he sucking the life force out of them. We like to think it is the latter as we love Man-At-Arms and don’t want to see anything bad happen to Tung Lashor but Leech has to do what he has to do and what he does best is suck!
Card Art Teases
We all know what happens with the card art reveals so if you have not seen our comprehensive MOTU Origins figure and vehicle, creature, and playset teases, you should check it out as it will give you a glimpse into how these card art teases make figures, vehicles, creatures, and playsets come to fruition.
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