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Stratos Masterverse New Eternia Box Reveal & Figure Coming in 2023

Revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2023, the New Eternia Masterverse Stratos will be hitting shelves in 2023 according Mattel’s MOTUesday announcement today. Mattel revealed the box design and pack out and, as you can see, he comes with all of the weapons and accessrioes that were displayed in Mattel’s booth!

New Eternia Stratos Masterverse 2023 Teaser
New Eternia Stratos Masterverse 2023 Teaser

New Eternia Stratos

This version of Stratos has to be from the New Eternia line with the face mask that plug into this belt! It looks like this piece is removable and he also comes with his Emerald Staff of Avion, his classic red wings that go on his arms, and an extra set of hands.

Stratos New Eternia Masterverse Figure Reveal
Stratos New Eternia Masterverse Figure Reveal

September 13,2022

Masters of the Universe Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4 Pack

The new Masters of the Universe Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4 Pack that was unveiled at this years San Diego Comic Com is going up for preorder on September 15,2022 at 9am PST, Limit 2 per customer. This time there was no mention of a made to order additional order window, so you will have to be quick on the draw to get this set! It is being listed at a whopping $150.00 for 4 Origins figures, which is a huge price tag, ouch! This set looks incredible, but the price tag is hard to swallow! You get a Filmation style He-Man, New Adventures He-Man, 200X He-Man and GCI He-Man all in Origins style! They come with individually styled card backs and unique card back rear art as well.

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Front Card Front

Here is the link to the Mattel Creations product page: Masters of the Universe Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack – Mattel Creations

Masters of the Universe 40th Anniversary He-Man MOTU Origins 4 pack front

Masters of the Universe 40th Anniversary He-Man MOTU Origins 4 pack back

Product Description by Mattel:

By the power of Grayskull! This MOTU Origins 4-pack celebrates He-Man over the last 40 years. From his famous bowl cut on the 1980’s figure to the futuristic galactic outfit on the most modern figure, He-Man has always looked great defending Eternia. Each figure is highly posable, comes with exclusive VUM accessories, and has true-to-character details to look like our legendary hero from TV in each decade. This collector’s set comes in premium “TV” packaging complete with programming designs from each era and an Eternia tube slipcover.

  • MOTU He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack
  • 5 inch MOTU Origins collectible figures
  • 16 points of articulation for timeless poses
  • He-Man action figures from the 80’s Filmation Series, ’90’s New Adventures, the early 200x defender, and most recent Netflix He-Man and the Master of the Universe series
  • Premium “TV” packaging with MOTU easter eggs for fanatics

HE-MAN THROUGH THE YEARS

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, we couldn’t wait to launch this epic 4-Pack of 5.5” MOTU Origins figures. Each figure comes with 16 points of articulation and multiple exclusive VUM accessories to showcase each decade’s version of the mythic hero.

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Figures Front

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Filmation New Adventures Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack 200x Animated Card Back

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Filmation Front Close
The OG He-Man
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack New Adventures Front Close
The New Adventures He-Man

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack 200x Front Close
200X He-Man
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Netflix Front Close
CGI He-Man

THE OG FILMATION HERO

Back in 1982, we got the original hero introduced into the Masters of the Universe Line. Based on his look of the 1983 Filmation Series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, He-Man is back with his fabulous secret powers and famous bowl-cut. He is packaged on the original red rock burst packaging with original new rear artwork .

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Filmation Front
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Filmation Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Filmation Card Front

THE NEW ADVENTURES HE-MAN

In the 1990s, we got a brand new galactic defender, with this newly designed space swashbuckling He-Man Galactic Protector. This version comes complete with his futuristic Power Sword and special golden colored shield. He comes on unique newly branded New Adventures style packaging with unique artwork on the rear of the cardback.

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack New Adventures Front
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack New Adventures Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack New Adventures Card Front

THE 200X DEFENDER

The next version of He-Man was again reinvented in the early 2000s, which took us back to Eternia in the 200x cartoon series by Mike Young Production. This is an upgraded version of the 200X He-Man we got in wave 9 as he is on a unique 200X MYP branded cardback and vac metalized chest piece, sword and shield.

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack 200x Front
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack 200x Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack 200x Card Front

A HERO FOR A NEW GENERATION

The latest version of He-Man brings Prince Adam into some new adventures in the CGI Netflix series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Price Adam discovers the Power of Grayskull and sets off on new adventures! This design embraces the new CGI animated style and blends it with the classic looks of an Origins figure!

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Netflix Animated Front
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Netflix Animated Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Netflix Animated Card Front

WE’LL BE BACK AFTER THIS IMPORTANT PACKAGING

It seems that the packaging is where all the extra cha ching went into this set! By taking a look at the elaborate packaging, we can see where Mattel spent the money of this supped up set of Origins figures. The 4 pack comes with a brown outter shipping box with the huge 40th Anniversary logo sketched onto it. Mattel then designed the inner box as an Eternian display TV tube with ‘80s-style programming graphics. Inside the package, includes collectible, unique figure posters and outer cases mimicking a collection of TV guides from each decade. They even made sure to pack in easter eggs to hunt for teasers and never-before-seen art designs for each figure.

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack VHS Style Box

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Box
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Shipper Box

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Inner Box

MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack Box Back
MOTU Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack VHS Box Side

Where to buy:

You can preorder this set on September 15, 2022, 9am PST at the following link:

Masters of the Universe Origins He-Man 40th Anniversary 4-Pack – Mattel Creations

40th Anniversary MOTU Origins 4 pack

September 06,2022

Mattel Creations Grizzlor Official images and Preorder Link!

Today we got official images, preorder link and product information on the Mattel Creations exclusive Grizzlor! We have all the official information and links for you below.

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Mattel Creations MOTU Origins Grizzlor Teaser image 1

Official Product Informtion:

The Evil’s Horde’s savage man-beast returns to terrorize Eternia! Wild and untamed, Grizzlor has a full body of faux fur. He’s highly articulated and comes with a crossbow for poses to display his brute strength. Fans will love the savage details like his Horde chest plate and lighter fur, just like his vintage version. Offered for the first time as a stand-alone figure in the Origins line, Grizzlor is the perfect addition to your MOTU collection. 

  • MOTU Origins Grizzlor Collector Figure 
  • Stands 5.5 inches tall 
  • 16 points of articulation for ferocious poses and displays  
  • Savage details like a wild faux fur and removable chest plate  
  • Comes with crossbow accessory 

The exclusive Masters of the Universe Origins Grizzlor Figure will be available for purchase in limited quantities until the item sells out. On Saturday 9/10 12:01am PT we will launch the Made To Order version of the same item with NO PURCHASE LIMITS. This item will be available on a separate page that we will link here and across the website during the Made To Order sale. The Made To Order sale window will run for 48 hours until Sunday 9/11 11:59pm PT. For more details on Made To Order items click here.

Whether terrorizing the denizens of Eternia or fighting She-Ra on Etheria, fan favorite Grizzlor brings the fur and the fear. Introduced as a member of the Evil Horde in 1985, we’re excited to give the fans another opportunity to land this awesome collector’s item outside of the Horde 4-Pack.

This tribute to the vintage lighter-color fur comes with Grizzlor’s signature crossbow, battle axe and red Horde chest plate. And just like in the classic cartoons, this brutish henchman fears nothing but his own reflectiion.

SKU#: HDY25

Where to Buy:

The new Mattel Creations MOTU Origins Grizzlor will have a limited quantity go for sale on Sept 9th at 9am and then a second made to order batch will go on sale from Sept 10th 12am PST thru Sept 11th 11:59pm PST and will sell for $18.00, Limit 3 :

You can find him at the following link: Masters of the Universe Origins Grizzlor Figure – Mattel Creations

UPDATE 8/31/2022: Box Art Revealed

Thanks to Manuel Caritas for revealing the box art for the forthcoming Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie figures! Here is what he wrote in his post:

People of Eternia! As revealed yesterday on @masters #MOTUesday Masterverse welcomes in ‘87 Masters of the Universe film inspired He-Man and Skeletor! Here’s a special preview of some of the artwork the Heroic Artist Eamon O’Donoghue painted for the upcoming Masterverse packaging.

Manuel Caritas

Put the two pieces of art together can you get a really amazing cosmic scene that immortalizes the struggle between He-Man and Skeletor that was portrayed on the silver screen in 1987.

He-Man Masterverse Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie Box Art
He-Man Masterverse Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie Box Art
Skeletor Masterverse Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie Box Art
Skeletor Masterverse Masters of the Universe 1987 Movie Box Art

August 30, 2022

Today we got a second dose of MOTUesdays as Mattel dropped a New Eternia Beastman vs. He-Man stop motion animation this morning, then hit us with another big drop! This time it was the Masterverse Versions of the 1987 Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture He-Man and Skeletor Action figure reveals! These new figures are molded after Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langelia as Skeletor.

According to the Masters Instagram page:

At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark, stands… New Masterverse figures! These figures feature authentic detailing, accurate weapon accessories, and packaging art all inspired by the 1987 Masters of the Universe film.

Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos

Dressed in their Motion Picture design outfits, these new figure designs feature some new sculpts. The He Man Figure looks to share the original He-Man buck, which Skeletor looks to be an all-new design. He-Man’s head sculpt is supposed to resemble his movie counterpart, Dolph Lundgren but it’s hard to tell how well they pulled this off by the angle of his head in the image. His bronze-colored chest and shoulder armor with a brown wash, have a lot of wonderful detail and he is even wearing bicep straps and a movie styled wrist bracer on his left wrist. He looks to have several knife holsters, one on his waist and another on his ankle. Then it looks like Movie He-Man has some sword holsters as well. There looks to be a short sword in a holster on his right hip. And it looks like he has a holster for his power sword on his back. Movie He-Man is also wearing a very nice looking red soft goods cape with some nice detail pattern at the bottom.

Masters of the Universe the Move He-Man Masterverse Reveal
Masters of the Universe the Move He-Man Masterverse Reveal

Movie Skeletor is very reminiscent of Frank Langelia’s look on the Motion Picture. His face has that melted skeleton look and his is wearing a black cloak and a longer armor looking over coat. He also includes dark purple shoulder armor and a matching-colored soft goods cape as well. He is wearing burgundy chest armor with a lot of detailed patterns in it and silver colored ankle guards. He has a ton of silver accents on his fingers, wrists and waist apron. His havoc staff is also designed to look like the Motion Picture version as well. Could this be the mystery figure that was listed on BBTS this week?

Masters of the Universe the Move Skeletor Masterverse Reveal
Masters of the Universe the Move Skeletor Masterverse Reveal

Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture

Masters of the Universe the Movie came put in 1987 and instantly became a cult classic. He-Man was played by the great Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langelia as Skeletor. Somewhat of a departure from the classic He-Man story, Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture has is place in cinema history and is still a fan favorite.

According to: Masters of the Universe (film) – Wikipedia

Masters of the Universe (stylized as Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture) is a 1987 American superhero film directed by Gary Goddard, produced by Yoram Globus and by Menahem Golan and written by David Odell. The film stars Dolph LundgrenFrank LangellaJon CypherChelsea FieldBilly BartyCourteney CoxRobert Duncan McNeill, and Meg Foster. It is based on the Mattel toy line of the same name and tells the story of two teenagers who meet He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, and his friends, who arrive on Earth by chance from their home planet Eternia and go on a mission to save the universe from He-Man’s archenemy, Skeletor.

Masters of the Universe was released theatrically in the United States on August 7, 1987. It was a critical and commercial failure, grossing $17 million worldwide against a budget of $22 million, but is now regarded as a classic cult film.

Masters of the Universe (film) – Wikipedia
Masters of the Universe Motion Picture poster

Where to Buy:

All though no preorder information was released by Mattel today, we were able to track down the Amazon links for you! They are placeholders for now because there are no photographs and they say “Temporary Out of Stock” But this is normal for Amazon to do as a placeholder for the upcoming preorder page. They show a Nov. 12, 2022 release date!

Movie He Man Amazon Link:

Movie Skeletor Amazon Link:

August 30, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup: Beast Man Brawls with 40th Anniversary He-Man Stop Motion Video

This morning we got teased with another awesome but short video of New Eternia Beast Man pounding on poor Man At Arms, then attacks 40th Anniversary He-Man, and He-Man ain’t having it. He slugs Beast Man then the video ends with the 40th Anniversary Logo. What did this mean? Mattel left us with yet another cliffhanger:

According to the Masters Instagram page:

It’s a Beast Brawl! 👹 More coming soon … Special thanks to Stuntpuppets for making this awesome video! #MOTU40th

Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos

The video starts out with New Eternia Beast Man in his furry chest armor, just wailing on poor Man at Arms, he doesn’t stand a chance. Then Beast Man spots 40th Anniversary He-Man and lunges toward him with his huge club while He-Man’s back is turned. But He-Man thrwarts off Beast Man’s club and stops it with his axe! Then He-Man slugs the heck out of Beast Man’s face! And that’s how the video ends. In the last video we saw revelation hit He-Man and bait him into chasing him into a portal. We thought we were going to see what happens on the on the side of that portal and Skeletor knew he wasn’t going to do anything to He-man with his wimpy punch and he was baiting him to follow back through the portal. We think he is going to transform from his Revelation version into his classic 40th Anniversary version (we have yet to see) and kick that living daylights out of He-Man. But this video did not continue that story, so what does this all mean? Only time will tell

He-Man Beast Man Animation Masterverse screen shot 1
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August 23, 2022: Grizzlor Preorder and Wun-Dar 2nd Run!

Finally answering the calls from fans to make enough Mattel Creations exclusives, the new Mattel Creations MOTU Origins Grizzlor will have a limited quantity go for sale on Sept 9th at 9am and then a second made to order batch will go on sale from Sept 10th 12am PST thru Sept 11th 11:59pm PST. This is fantastic news for fans given the last challenges we all had ordering Wun-Dar and the fact that he sold out in 2 min! It’s so wonderful that Mattel has listened to fans and answered the call! If you want to find out more about Grizzlor, you can visit the Mattel Creations MOTU Landing page or go to the Grizzlor community forum. We don’t have a link for his pre-order page yet, but as soon as it comes up, we will be sure to update you.

According to the Masters Instagram Page:

Coming in September: Grizzlor! A limited quantity of Grizzlor figures will go on sale day one, but if you miss out we’ve got you covered — a second made-to-order batch goes on sale the very next day. Sale: Sep 9th at 9am PT

Made-to-order period: Sep 10th at 12am PT – Sept 11th 11:59pm PT

Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos

The Mattel Creations Grizzlor was revealed to us by Skelly himself last month during SDCC. His card back art looked spectacular with a view of the Fright Zone in the background and it looks like Blonde Teela facing off with Grizzlor. Fans were concerned that this sought after fan favorite was going to be hard to obtain being a Mattel Creations exclusive, well fans don’t have to worry any more because this new made to order pre-order window is going to allow anyone who wants to buy our furry little friend, to get there hands on him!

Grizzlor (Standard Release)

But we first saw Grizzlor revealed during Mattel’s Great week of reveals back in March! Grizzlor, member of the Evil Horde, nemesis to She-Ra and her band of Rebels on the planet of Etheria, the Evil Horde is an interstellar empire, bent on dominating the Universe! Grizzlor was often featured in Hordak’s throne room, where many a time, Hordak would send poor Grizzlor thru the famous trap door. Dark Face Grizzlor has been previously released in the 2021 Power Con Exclusive Origins Evil Horde 4-Pack, but now we are getting the more common version of Grizzlor in his lighter skin tone and fur color. His head has real fur rooted hair and he is wearing a “fur” body suit in 2 halfs which allows his body to retain the interchangeability as the rest of the origins figures with the removeable torso section and removeable arms! I already own the Power Con exclusive version; I don’t know about you, but I am certainly going to pick up the standard release as well! It will be so cool to see this furry guy on own individual card back! I am so excited for this one and can’t wait to get him in hand!!

Grizzlor has always been a fan favorite, but let’s take a look at where did Grizzlor come from. He was a member of the Evil Horder as seen in the 1980’s She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation Cartoon series. He was often see with Catra and Leech. Hordak was always in a bad mood whenever Grizzlor would visit him and often found himself the the victim of falling down Hordak’s trap door!

Grizzlor was first released by Mattel in 1985 as part of the Evil Horde Subline. A total departure from the rest of the Masters of the Universe figures to date, Grizzlor was a completely furr covered character and looked totally different from the rest of the figures that came before him.

According to Grizzlor | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom

Grizzlor is a fictional character from the popular toy line Masters of the Universe by Mattel.

A member of the Evil Horde, Grizzlor is a hairy man-beast creature from the wild, covered in thick brown fur and sharp claws, who attacks his opponents with the power of brute strength. Most story media have portrayed him as a mindless brute with little in the way of intelligence.

Grizzlor is introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985 among the first wave of Evil Horde figures. His figure was packaged with the mini-comic “Grizzlor: The Legend Comes Alive!” which portrays him as a kind of urban legend among the Eternians, a product of apparent “tall tales” about a wild man-beast which roams the night stalking its prey. After Buzz-Off disturbs his Heroic comrades with tales of the creature, it later transpires that Grizzlor is a real creature and has been hired by Hordak to fight against He-Man and the Heroic Warriors. Grizzlor is portrayed as a mindless, savage killing machine, who is defeated by being shown his own reflection in a mirror; he apparently fears nothing but the sight of his own gruesome visage.

Masters of the Universe Grizzlor Vintage figure
Masters of the Universe Grizzlor Vintage figure

Grizzlor also appears in several of the Masters of the Universe comic series. A notable one of these are the UK comics published by London Editions, which portray him as one of the least intelligent of all the evil characters. In this series he is frequently used for comic relief and has a childlike mentality, implying he is not actually evil and has merely been misled by Hordak into helping with his schemes. An origin story in a later issue explains that he comes from the jungle world of Jungulia “on the outer edge of the spiral arm of the N24 galaxy” and is a member of a race of man-beast creatures. Although his race was peaceful, by the age of 428 he had developed a savage anger that shocked his family, and stumbled across a range of powerful weapons in a cave. His youthful nature led him to see them as toys, and play with them as such. When detected with the weapons by Horde Prime‘s sata-spies, they mistook him for an evil warrior and reported him to Hordak, who beamed him on board his ship, erasing all memories of Jungulia from his mind so he would willingly serve him. At first, upon seeing the advanced weapons, Hordak mistakenly believed Grizzlor must possess an incredible mental genius, but subsequently Grizzlor proved to have no remote intelligence, rendering Hordak confused as to why Horde Prime wanted him in the Horde.

Filmation series

Grizzlor appears in animated form in the cartoon series She-Ra: Princess of Power, in which the Horde are the main villains. The cartoon series plays down his savagery, presumably to make his character more suitable for a children’s audience. At times it even seems as though he may be more human than animal, particularly in the early episode “Beast Island” in which he is competent enough to operate a computer console and command a series of Destructotanks. However, he is far from intelligent and is usually portrayed as a generic bumbling villain, constantly fouling up Hordak’s schemes. Although he appears frequently in the cartoon he has no spotlight roles and is mostly consigned to background

Grizzlor | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
Masters of the Universe Grizzlor filmation

Photography fun

If any of you follow our Toy Habits Instagram page and The Toy Sorceress Instagram page, you will see the Toy Sorceress loves Toy Photography, so here are some photographs for your enjoyment and inspiration! Here you will be able to see the Dark Face Power-Con exclusive version of Grizzlor with his Evil Horde friends!

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2nd Run for Wun-Dar Coming September 28, 2022

Mattel is listening to fans and they will have a second run on Wun-Dar coming September 28, 2022! Here is the official announcement:

“Coming in September: Wun-Dar! You asked for more Wun-Dar and we listened. Starting Sept 28th we will open up a made-to-order sale for a second chance to add Wun-Dar to your collection! Made-to-order period: Sep 28th at 9am PT – Sept 30th 8:59am PT”

Wun-Dar Mattel Creations 2nd Run Preorder
Wun-Dar Mattel Creations 2nd Run Preorder
Wun-Dar Mattel Creations 2nd Run Preorder MOTUesday
Wun-Dar Mattel Creations 2nd Run Preorder MOTUesday

August 16, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup

40th Anniversary Masterverse He-Man Standard Release Stop Motion

As we know, the 40th Anniversary He-Man and Skeletor two pack was released as an SDCC 2022 Exclusive but we have yet to see a produced image of the standard 40th Anniversary He-Man release up until now! This morning we got teased with a short video of 40th Anniversary He-Man battling Skeletor and then they both went into a dimensional portal. What did this mean? Mattel left us with a cliffhanger:

Really, Skeletor?? (More of this adventure to come!) Shoutout to Stuntpuppets for the animation

Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos

Since we’ve only seen official images of the standard release of the 40th Anniversary He-Man figure, it is great to see a produced version so we can take a closer look at the details. Our best guess is the standard release is the same as the version that came in the 40th Anniversary He-Man and Skeletor two pack with some differences. For example, the standard release will have plastic weapons (vs. diecast) and plastic loin cloth and boots.

40th Anniversary He-Man Stare
40th Anniversary He-Man Stare

Possible 40th Skeletor Tease Theory

We at Toy Habits are always thinking and we’ve to the conclusion that today was all a 40th Anniversary Skeletor tease. We I think we are going to see what happens on the on the side of that portal and Skeletor knew he wasn’t going to do anything to He-man with his wimpy punch and he was baiting him to follow back through the portal. He’s going to transform from his Revelation version into his classic 40th Anniversary version (we have yet to see) and kick that living daylights out of He-Man. We they used the Revelation Skeletor in this video because it would have been too confusing if they used the 40th Anniversary SDCC version and it would have looked like a promo for that set so they had to do something different. You can clearly see that this was the standard retail release of Anniversary He-Man, but Skeletor is Revelation version with some armor changes and he lost his cape.

You can also see that the intense brown washing has been removed, like in the version that came in the 40th Anniversary He-Man and Skeletor two pack. You can also get a better look at the boots as they have some nice detail to them.

40th Anniversary He-Man Kneeling
40th Anniversary He-Man Kneeling
40th Anniversary He-Man Kneeling Gets Up
40th Anniversary He-Man Kneeling Gets Up
40th Anniversary He-Man Goes Through Portal
40th Anniversary He-Man Goes Through Portal

Update to the 40th Anniversary He-Man Figure Design

Mattel originally revealed the 40th Anniversary Masterverse He-Man figure as part of their Mid March 2022 reveal week! This version saw a brown washed version of the figure with official images accompanying it. If you recall, the only photo of the standard release of the 40th Anniversary He-Man figure was from a distorted image of the updated figure, which you can see here:

Head Sculpts

The most notable difference is in the head sculpts between the two figures. The updated version has a different hair color altogether. At first glance, it appears that this is a new hair sculpt but it looks like the lack of brown wash (which we will get to soon) is making it look like it is new but we think it is the camera angle on this updated version that making it look dramatically different. What is different is the actual face sculpt. The nose and eyebrows appear much wider. The mouth also appears to have gone through an update but, again, it is very hard to tell but the result is the same. There is a visual difference between the two that you can’t unsee! As mas_q_motu on Instragram out it: “My humble opinion that head don’t hit nothing on that body, it’s a bad but very bad attempt to combine the new with the vintage, it needs a new sculpt…. It’s a Frankenstein He-Man.” We agree lol!!!

He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Updated Head Sculpt
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Updated Head Sculpt
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Original Head Sculpt
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Original Head Sculpt

Brown Washing

When the images first surfaced of the 40th Anniversary He-Man, fans said that he looked like he was rolling around in the mud but it appears that the updated version has a clean buck without any washing to it. Although this is a cleaner look to the figure, you do lose a lot of the finer detail that is brought out in the washed version. Which style do you prefer?

He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Update No Wash
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Update No Wash
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Original with Wash
He-Man 40th Anniversary Masterverse Original with Wash

You can read the full article here:

Where to Buy

For those who enjoy buying the Entertainment Earth, they have put the Masters of the Universe 40th Anniversary Masterverse He-Man up for preorder! Also, if you go through our special Toy Habits link, you can get an extra 10% off IN STOCK items with free shipping (orders $39+) but this does not apply to preorders.

Another He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Netflix Animated Trailer

Season 3 for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Netflix animated series is coming August 18, 2022 so get ready! Mattel dropped another trailer today so check it out below!

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season 3 Trailer

August 9, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup

Little figures, big battles! Protect planet Eternia and defend the secrets of Castle Grayskull with this special edition Little People Collector Masters of the Universe figure set by Fisher-Price! Available 8/12 on MattelCreations.com! For this Mattel Creations Exclusive, the fight comes to Snake Mountain, as seen on the packaging. We love how the design team channeled an ‘80s VHS-tape-box vibe for inspiration.

Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations Box Front
Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations Loose

How can He-Man and Skeletor fight for the power of Grayskull when they seem so innocent? Don’t be fooled – these heroes and villains still have their eyes on the prize.

He-Man Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations
Little People Collector Skeletor MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations
Faker Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations
Moss Man Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations
He-Man and Skeletor Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations
Moss Man and Faker Little People Collector MOTU Set Skeletors Stronghold Mattel Creations

8/3/2022 UPDATE: Side Box Art

Hopefully this means the Two-Bad release is right around the corner but @natebaertschart and @manuel_eduardo_caritas shoed everyone the box art they did for the Masterverse Two Bad figure and it looks outstanding! Tuvar and Baddrah have never looked better and the dead eye stare Tuvar has on his face is something only a mother could love. Nate said, “I can’t wait for you all to get the figure in hand and see the rest of Two-Bad’s art, and then rip that figure out and play!!!” We can’t either as this is one of the most anticipated figures we have seen in the Masterverse line.

Two-Bad Masterverse Side Box Art
Two-Bad Masterverse Side Box Art

August 2, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup

Today, Mattel revealed a Masterverse version of Two-Bad! Now this doesn’t come too much of a surprise to us because we covered this leak in our Masterverse Leaked Figures | Zodac, Galactic Protector He-Man, Two-Bad post back in March where our friends at @canaldosrosmineiros, reported that the new Masterverse figures that would be coming in 2023 included Zodac, Two-Bad, and Galactic Protector He-Man from the New Adventures line! Well, we already got two of the three previously revealed, so that only left Two-Bad to be announced and here he is!

Accodrding to Mattel’s Masters Instagram page:

Get ready, because Skeletor has some pretty good “bad” news: We are releasing Two-Bad – Oversized for double the action! It’s Two-Bad’s first appearance in Masterverse and it comes with multiple accessories like vintage mace, armor and “two-headed” axe! #MOTUesday

Masters Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos
Two Bad Masterverse MOTU Reveal
Two-Bad Masterverse MOTU Reveal
Two Bad Masterverse MOTU Reveal Weapons and Accessories
Two-Bad Masterverse MOTU Reveal Weapons and Accessories

In this new Masterverse figure, Two-Bad sports his classic look with his signature orange armor and a very cool spiked right shoulder armor. Baddrah’s side is a an amazingly sculpted piece showing off the detailed scaled arms and legs with ridges running down the sides.  Tuvar is a bit simpler and, like Baddrah, he has a great head sculpt as well.  His boot and glove are also very interesting pieces that have an armor-plated look with lots of rivets to hold them together.  The rest of his arms and legs, are also all brand new sculpts and unlike any of the other Masterverse figures that have come before them.

Two Bad Masterverse MOTU Weapons Full Figure
Two Bad Masterverse MOTU Weapons Full Figure
Two Bad Masterverse MOTU Weapons and Accessories Close

Zodac and Two-Bad have not appeared in the Masters of the Universe Revelation Netflix series and with the reveal of the 40th Anniversary He-Man figure, we could see more classic figures in the Masterverse vintage style box coming to the line! Also, with a New Adventures He-Man coming to Masterverse, this blows the doors wide open for this sub line to get built out, similarly to how they created figures in the MOTU Classics line! We’ve only seen single headed figures on the Masterverse buck and it will be amazing to see how they style Two-Bad from a tooling and sculpt perspective in hand!

July 26, 2022 MOTUesday News Roundup

Mondo News

Today, Mattel and Mondo announced they will be releasing the Masters of the Universe: Revelation – Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP – Volume 1, which was an SDCC 2022 exclusive, to the general public on August 3, 2022.

Masters of the Universe Revelation Netflix Original Series-Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1 1
MOTU Revelation Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1
MOTU Revelation Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1
MOTU Revelation Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1
MOTU Revelation Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1 Product Page
MOTU Revelation Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP Volume 1 Product Page

Mondo, in partnership with Mattel, are proud to present the first installment of Bear McCreary’s soundtrack to the Netflix Series MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION

Masters of the Universe- Revelation - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP - Volume 1 -5
Masters of the Universe- Revelation - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP - Volume 1 -2

Featuring original artwork by Florian Bertmer, and housed in a deluxe, pop-up gatefold sleeve, and pressed on 2x 180 gram colored vinyl.

Masters of the Universe- Revelation - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP - Volume 1 -4
Masters of the Universe- Revelation - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack 2XLP - Volume 1 -3

Where to buy

This limited edition pressing premiered at the 2022 edition of San Diego Comic-Con and any remaining copies will be made available on MondoRecordShop.com on August 3rd but they have not set a time yet so please check back here for more updates!

Masters of the Universe 200x Episode 1 Drops on YouTube

This might have gone unnoticed but Mattel released episode one of the Masters of the Universe 200x series on their Mattel Action Youtube Channel, which we are sure is a delight to fans as this series is loved by many!

MOTU 200x Cartoon Series Added to Mattel Action Youtube Channel
MOTU 200x Cartoon Series Added to Mattel Action Youtube Channel

New Adventures of He-Man Cartoon Series Season 1 on Peacock

Today, Mattel announceed that Season 1 (the only season) of the New Adventures of He-Man were available for Peacock subscribers to stream! The season contained 65 epsiodes, which is great because we are not sure how many people actually own the DVD’s so it is nice to have another place to watch!

The New Adventures of He-Man is an animated series released in late 1989. Mattel commissioned the new animated series to accompany their new The New Adventures of He-Man line of toys.

The story continues the adventures of He-Man from the two previous Filmation series: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) and She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985). The storyline saw He-Man removed from Eternia and into a more heavily sci-fi accented setting, where he continues his battle against Skeletor.

The New Adventures of He-Man opens during the ongoing conflict between the peaceful people of the planet Primus and the war-like Evil Mutants of Denebria. Under constant attack from the Mutants, the leader of Primus, Master Sebrian, looks to the past for a hero who can defend the planet. Sebrian sends two Galactic Guardians – Captain Hydron and Lieutenant Flipshot – to Eternia via time travel, where they are tricked into believing that Skeletor is the hero they seek. Before Skeletor can abscond to the future, He-Man arrives and engages him in battle, forcing Hydron and Flipshot to return to the future with both He-Man and Skeletor in tow.

Once they arrive on Primus, Skeletor quickly allies himself with Flogg and his Mutants, while He-Man becomes the new champion of Primus and its people.

The show was intended to be a continuation of the Filmations series which had ended several years earlier, though the change in production company from Filmation to Jetlag studios resulted in a different animation style and voice cast. The only characters from the classic series who appeared regularly in the show were He-Man, Skeletor and The Sorceress, with King Randor, Queen Marlena and Teela making cameo appearances. The significantly different character designs (to coincide with the new He-Man toyline) and shift from fantasy to sci-fi turned many fans off from the series at the time of its debut.

Despite this, the show had a strong sense of continuity and consistent character development and storytelling, with the majority of episodes and series bible being penned by Jack Olesker. The animation was of a high standard, with a much stronger anime influence. While unpopular with He-Man fans for many years, the show received a much warmer reception when it was released on DVD in 2006.

Though the series was not renewed for a second season, Jack Olesker has gone on record as saying that a second season would have involved He-Man’s return to Eternia.

Wiki Grayskull: New Adventures of He-Man Cartoon
New Adventures of He-Man Cartoon Series 1989
New Adventures of He-Man Cartoon Series 1989

SDCC 2022 Reveals Presented by Skeletor

Mattel found a cute way to get everyone up to speed on the reveals they might have missed during SDCC 2022 so here are the reveals presented by the one and only Skeletor! If you were living under a rock over the last week then this section is for you! As part of the Mattel panel at SDCC, they made several announcements and reveals for the end of this year and into 2023.

Masters of the Universe Origins Mattel Creations Exclusives

Mattel revealed the last of the two Mattel Creations exclusives with Grizzlor and Camo Khan! Grizzlor is a head scratcher as to why they would save this figure for an exclusive but Camo Khan, on the other hand, is amazing! We covered Camo Khan during SDCC 2022 so be sure to check that out if you have not seen it yet! These are both due out in Fall of 2022!

Grizzlor Mattel Creations Exclusive SDCC 2022 Reveal
Grizzlor Mattel Creations Exclusive SDCC 2022 Reveal
Camo Khan Mattel Creations Exclusive SDCC 2022 Reveal
Camo Khan Mattel Creations Exclusive SDCC 2022 Reveal
Masters of the Universe Origins and Masterverse Panel Figure Reveals

To the amazement of everyone we know, Mattel finally officially announced the Rise of the Snake Men coming to the MOTU Origins line in 2023, which include Snake Armor He-Man, Rattlor, Kobra Khan, and Bolt-Man from the Rulers of the Sun! They also revealed the first set of Masterverse figures to hit shelves in the Spring of 2023 and, this was not a surprise to us as we helped leak this news back in March 2022 via CANAL DOS ROSMINEIROS! We covered both of these SDCC 2022 reveals so check out both of our articles, “Rise of the Snake Men MOTU Origins Wave 1 + Camo Khan SDCC 2022 Reveal” and “Masterverse MOTU Core 2023 Figure Reveals from SDCC 2022” to find out more!

Rise of the Snake Men Wave 1 SDCC 2022 Reveal Slide
Rise of the Snake Men Wave 1 SDCC 2022 Reveal Slide
Masterverse Wave 1 Spring 2023 SDCC 2022 Reveal
Masterverse Wave 1 Spring 2023 SDCC 2022 Reveal
Netflix Animated CGI Castle Grayskull and MOTU X Fall Guys

The MOTU X Fall Guys figures were also announced as well as the Netflix Animated CGI Castle Grayskull which has been on Amazon for quite some time now.

MOTU X Fall Guys Beans SDCC 2022 Reveal
MOTU X Fall Guys Beans SDCC 2022 Reveal
Netflix Animated CGI Castle Grayskull Playset SDCC 2022 Reveal
Netflix Animated CGI Castle Grayskull Playset SDCC 2022 Reveal
MOTU Origins Eternia: The Ultimate Battleground Playset

The mother of all reveals, the Eternia Playset is coming to MOTU Origins in the Fall of 2022! We also covered the reveal so if you want to see more photos from the Mattel Booth as well as some easter egg figures that were sprinkled in there, go check out our Eternia Playset coverage as well as images of the Skeleton Warriors (confirmed for 2023) and Mekaneck and the Road Ripper!

2022 Masters of the Universe Reveal Roundup

This year has seen the prolific expansion of the Masters of the Universe Origins, Masterverse, and the Netflix Animated CGI lines. As we saw today, there are also doing media reveals too!

MOTUesday

Each Tuesday starting today through October 12, 2022 (He-Man’s Birthday), Mattel will reveal more Masters of the Universe news. Who will be coming next to the line? Check back and find out here each week for detailed coverage and we will be adding all of the MOTUesday reveals right here! We will do all of the work for you but if you to buzz around to all of Mattel’s social channels for the news, go for it!

We also covered the news on our YouTube Channel so please check it out and subscribe if you have not!

SDCC 2022 Coverage

Mattel had an epic 4 days of reveals at San Diego Comic Con 2022 and we covered the news on the website and on our YouTube channel

March 2022 Reveals

Back in Mid Marc 2022, they revealed a weeks worth of figures (and one vehicle) from the Origins and Masterverse line. To refresh your memory, here are the reveals from Mid March 2022.

Be sure to check out our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SHOP PAGES! You can find links to your favorite retailers for all your favorite MOTU figures all in one convenient place from the vintage line all the way up to Origins and Masterverse!

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