Roy Juarez has released the digital card art for the Teela MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection figure! This brand new line, revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2023, brings the characters we know and love from the Filmation Masters of the Universe cartoon to life in plastic form! Today, Roy revealed the card art that is featured on Teela’s card back. We got an early sample of the figure, and our very our Michael did an incredible review, which you can check our HERE: Teela MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Hands On Review + Video! W’ve seen this card art already, but it’s nice to see the digital version without any text on it! The Training Robot is giving us Luke Training on the Millenium Falcon vibes, so it’s really cool to see on the card back art!
The great thing about these new card backs besides the cool cross sell and card art, they tell you what episode specific accessory the figure comes with as well as which Filmation cartoon episode it came from. Here you can see beautiful artwork featuring Teela with using her Training Robot to take the pratice her combat skills as seen in “Pawns of the Game Master” cartoon episode! Teela comes with her sword and shield as well. The cross-sell features Trap Jaw, Stratos, and Mer-Man!
Packaging and Card Art
Teela comes packed on the MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection card back and she looks amazing with her weapons and accessories front and center! On the cross sell, we can see the next Cartoon Collection figures, Stratos and Mer-Man.
As Seen On ‘Pawns of the Game Master’ 📺
MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection Teela – here’s a close look at the Warrior Goddess’ packaging and artwork. ⚔️⚔️⚔️
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The card art is inspired by the Pawns of the Game Master MOTU Filmation episode. The illustration shows Teela fending off a blast from the Training Robot.
Pawns of the Game Master Filmation Episode
Teela’s card art and accessory pay homage to the Pawns of the Game Master MOTU Filmation episode. According to the Wiki Grayskull, they provide a very detailed synopsis of the episode:
“The Game Master comes to Eternia in search of new warriors to participate in gladiatorial combat. He dismisses Ram Man as too clumsy and Beast Man as too savage for his purposes, but He-Man piques his interest. The Game Master fakes a distress call and has his servants attack He-Man when he comes to investigate, but He-Man easily defeats them and pointedly tells the Game Master that he isn’t interested in becoming a gladiator. The Game Master calls off his servants and lets He-Man go, but sends a winged spy to collect information that he can use against He-Man.
Back at the Royal Palace, Teela is sparring with Man-At-Arms’ new Training Robot, which knocks her to the ground and shoots her sword out of her hand. He-Man arrives just in time to take her shield and throw it at the robot, switching it off and making it collapse to the ground. He tells her about his encounter with the Game Master, leading Teela to remark that it would have been terrible if he’d been taken away. The Game Master’s spy overhears them confess that they mean a lot to each other, and flies back to the Cosmic Arena to report to its master.
Later, Prince Adam is showing off Strider to a couple of female courtiers, but the horse goes wild and throws him into the fountain when he tries to activate it. Teela shows up and tells Adam that Strider only recognizes Man-At-Arms’ voice and her own, then encourages Adam to rely on his natural charm rather than showing off to impress people and trying to compete with He-Man. The Game Master then shows up with some servants, who capture Teela and subdue Adam when he tries to fight them. The Game Master takes the Power Sword as a trophy and tells Adam to send He-Man to the Cosmic Arena alone if he ever wants to see Teela again. Orko and Cringer then show up, and the three of them set out in the Wind Raider to rescue Teela on their own.
At the Cosmic Arena, Teela tries to escape from her cell and is recaptured by the Game Master, who intends to add both He-Man and her to his roster of gladiators permanently. Orko arrives soon after with Cringer, who he describes to the Game Master as “one of the fiercest, most savage creatures on this or any other planet.” Adam sneaks onto the Game Master’s ship and goes looking for Teela while Orko and Cringer have their audience with him, but he gets caught once the Game Master becomes wise to his friends’ charade.
Adam and Cringer are taken to the ship’s gladiatorial arena, where they are forced to fight Kraggox the Terrible while the Game Master, Teela, and Orko watch. Adam becomes trapped under a slab of stone that Kraggox blasts off the wall, but Orko uses his magic to untie the ropes around his and Teela’s wrists and help Adam get free. Teela takes the Power Sword from the Game Master and charges Kraggox, but is hit by his stinger and knocked unconscious. The Game Master delightedly proclaims that the match is the best one he’s seen in ages, but Orko drops a tapestry on him and blinds Kraggox with a flash of light, buying Adam and Cringer time to transform into He-Man and Battle Cat. The two of them easily defeat Kraggox, but the Game Master decides to engage He-Man personally. He uses his trident and an exploding discus even after He-Man challenges him to unarmed combat, and when he orders his servants to fight He-Man, they walk out on him. He refuses to accept his loss even as He-Man ties him up with his own trident, and when Teela regains consciousness, she is just as surprised as He-Man is that Adam showed up to help rescue her.
Later, He-Man and Teela are at Castle Grayskull, where the Sorceress tells the Game Master’s former servants that they are free to return home now that he is in the palace jail. As the creatures step through her time corridor, He-Man asks Teela whether she would prefer a man like Adam or a man like him. Teela replies that she’d prefer a man with Adam’s wit and his courage, but has no idea where she’d find him. He-Man and the Sorceress exchange knowing winks as the episode ends.”
Teela looks stunning with her gold and white paint app! The figure buck looks awesome and her eyes and her hair are beautifully sculpted.
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Cartoon Collection Reviews
You can check out our review of the Cartoon Collection Teela here: