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Tuvar & Baddrah (Two-Bad) 2-Pack and She-Ra Cartoon Collection MOTU Origins SDCC 2024 Exclusives

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An anonymous source has reported that this year’s MOTU Origins 2024 SDCC Exclusives are going to be … wait for it….. Tuvar & Baddrah (Two-Bad) 2-Pack and She-Ra Cartoon Collection! We recently reported that a list had surfaced with the MOTU Origins & Turtles of Grayskull Lineup for 2024 and that the SDCC 2024 Exclusive was going to be Two-Bad! Well, we discussed this on our YouTube live stream this past weekend, and our very own Michael, brilliant as he is, came up with a theory that the 2024 SDCC exclusive Two Bad would be a 2 pack made up of Tuvar and Badrah that you mash together to make a Two Bad figure, well he was spot on! How freakin’ exciting is that, way to go Michael! We also covered the news a while back that She-Ra & Bow are coming to MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection in 2024. Well it looks like She-Ra is going to be a 2024 SDCC exclusive! Will she have rooted hair similar to that released for the 2021 Power Con exclusive? Only time will tell, but it is super exciting news that we are getting POP figures in the Cartoon Collection line! And we will be at SDCC 2024 to cover it live and in person!

2024 SDCC Exclusive Tuvar & Baddrah (Two-Bad) 2-Pack

We have been waiting so long for Two-Bad to be released in the MOTU Origins line, and what a brilliant idea then to release him as a Tuvar & Baddrah (Two-Bad) 2-Pack to make up the Two Bad figure! As seen in these concept sketches below by the talented Joey Cruel, Two-Bad is a two-headed Evil Warrior who is basically two different beings sharing the same body. In some ways he is like Siamese twins, although both halves of his body are very different-looking creatures who appear to be from entirely different species. His right half is a blue creature, while his left half is a purple, scaly creature with an eyebrow-like yellow band on his forehead. His two heads have the habit of continuously arguing with one another.

Making this a two back with interchangeable parts is genesis as it lends itself perfectly to the swapability and modular nature of the MOTU Origins figures! You can have one figure of Tuvar and one of Baddrah, then basically a torso piece that combines the two with the two necks, and then take the heads off each figure on that torso. Then you would take the right arm off Tuvar, the left arm from Baddrah and then a left leg from Baddrah and a combined extra leg piece and the waist piece from Baddrah and that will give you a Two-Bad action figure as shown in the illustration below.

Tuvar & Baddrah (Two-Bad) 2-Pack concept
Source: Joey Cruel

Two-Bad has been teased several times on MOTU Origins card art! Two-Bad first appeared on the Battlefield Warriors box art as he looks like he is in pursuit of He-Man.

Masters of the Universe Origins Battlefield Warriors package rear Artwork
Masters of the Universe Origins Battlefield Warriors card back Artwork

We then got to see him on the MOTU Origins Deluxe Terror Claw Skeletor card back art where he was backing up Terror Claw Skeletor with Spikor by his side in a battle against Flying Fist He-Man that continued on his deluxe card back. We now know that Spikor is coming to the line, so it’s only natural that Two Bad could following not too far behind!

Masters of the Universe Origins Terror Claw Skeletor Card back Artwork

He recently appeared on the card art of Mini Comic Roboto so hopefully that means the figure is not too far off in the distant future.

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Roboto may have strength of steel, but it’s his cybernetically enhanced heart that makes him one of Eternia’s bravest (swipe to see full artwork)

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Two-Bad is introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985. Originally marketed as the “double-headed evil strategist” it is implied he is a master of strategy due to being two warriors in one, but his main trait in all story media is that his two heads have a habit of endlessly arguing with each other, meaning he has always generally been used for comic relief.

Two-Bad Masters of the Universe Vintage Figure Figure
Two-Bad Masters of the Universe
Vintage Action Figure
Masters of the Universe Two-bad filmation sktech 1
Masters of the Universe Two-bad Filmation sketch

She-Ra Princess of Power Filmation Cartoon Series

She Ra PoP Logo

The She-Ra: Princess of Power cartoon was an animated television series that aired from 1985 to 1987. It was produced by Filmation and served as a spin-off and sister show to the popular He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series. The show follows the adventures of Adora, a young woman who was raised as a member of the Evil Horde, a tyrannical force led by the villainous Hordak. However, she later discovers that she is the long-lost twin sister of Prince Adam, also known as He-Man, and is destined to become the Princess of Power, She-Ra.

Adora, after realizing the injustice and cruelty of the Horde, rebels against Hordak and embraces her true identity as the empowered She-Ra. She is granted incredible strength, agility, and a magical sword that transforms her into She-Ra. With her newfound abilities and a group of loyal friends known as the Great Rebellion, She-Ra sets out on a mission to liberate the planet of Etheria from the Horde’s oppressive rule. Throughout the series, She-Ra and her allies engage in various adventures, battling Hordak, his minions, and other villains in their quest for freedom and justice. The show often focuses on empowering young viewers through its portrayal of a strong female protagonist, highlighting themes of courage, friendship, and determination.

The She-Ra: Princess of Power cartoon was lauded for its positive representation of female characters and its notable influence on the development of strong female superheroes in children’s animation. It also featured nuanced storytelling, memorable characters, and impressive animation for its time. In recent years, the She-Ra franchise has been revitalized with a new animated series on Netflix, titled She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which premiered in 2018. The new series reimagines the characters and storyline, introducing it to a new generation while still paying homage to the original beloved cartoon.

She_Ra Princess of Power FIlmation cast

Filmation She-Ra

She-Ra is a fictional character who originated from the animated television series titled “She-Ra: Princess of Power,” which was produced by Filmation and aired from 1985 to 1986. The character was created as a counterpart and sister to He-Man, who originated from the companion series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” Both shows were based on Mattel’s toy line.

In the series, She-Ra is a heroic figure and the alter ego of Princess Adora, the twin sister of Prince Adam (He-Man). Adora was raised as a Force Captain in the evil Horde army on the planet of Etheria until she discovers the truth about her origins. She learns that she was kidnapped as a baby from her true family, the royal rulers of Eternia, and was brainwashed into serving the Horde.

After realizing the truth, Adora sides with the Great Rebellion, a group of rebels fighting against the Horde’s oppression. She gains the Sword of Protection, a magical weapon similar to He-Man’s Sword of Power. By raising the sword high and exclaiming, “For the Honor of Grayskull,” Adora transforms into She-Ra, the Princess of Power. She becomes the leader of the Great Rebellion and dedicates herself to freeing Etheria from the Horde’s control.

She-Ra Filmation Crystal Castle

She-Ra possesses superhuman strength, agility, and speed, making her a formidable warrior. She also has the ability to communicate with animals, has an empathic link with her horse Swift Wind, and can summon a protective force field called the “She-Ra shield.” She is often seen riding Swift Wind into battle and fighting for justice alongside her allies.

The character of She-Ra gained popularity and became an icon of female empowerment in the 1980s. She was notable for being a strong, independent female hero in a predominantly male-dominated superhero genre. Her character also inspired various merchandise, including action figures, comics, and even a Netflix reboot series titled “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” in 2018.

SHe Ra and Bow
She_Ra Princess of Power with Swiftwind

She-Ra was created by Mattel in 1985 as a counterpart to He-Man, and she was initially designed to appeal to a female demographic. And as such, she had to get her own line of Action Figures. She had 5 points of articulation like most of the action figures of the 1980’s at that time.

The She-Ra Vintage Action Figure featured a highly detailed sculpt and came with actual rooted hair which kids could style and comb. She-Ra stood at around 6 inches tall and came with various accessories, including her iconic sword, shield, and removable cape.

The character of She-Ra is known for her distinctive appearance, which is reflected in the action figure. She has long flowing blonde hair, a tiara, and a battle outfit consisting of a white dress with gold accents and red boots. The figure captures these features well, accurately representing the design of the character.

She-Ra Princess of Power Swiftwind vintage She- Ra standing

The She-Ra Vintage Action Figure was released in the mid-1980s and quickly became popular among fans of the Masters of the Universe franchise. While it was primarily marketed towards children, it has since gained a dedicated following among collectors. The figure is considered a classic representation of the character and is highly sought after by enthusiasts.

The value of the She-Ra Vintage Action Figure can vary depending on its condition, rarity, and packaging. Mint-condition figures still in their original packaging are usually valued higher than loose figures. Collectors often display these figures in their collections or keep them preserved as nostalgic pieces of pop culture history.

She Ra Vintage Action figure carded
She Ra Vintage Action figure

She-Ra has been released twice thus far in her Filmation Style look in action figure form both by Super7. The first was in the 2018, Super7 5.5″ vintage style action figure line. And the second was in the 7″ scale, Club Grayskull MOTU Classics line in 2019. Both figures are shown below.

She Ra Super7 Masters of the Universe Vintage Style 2018 Wave 1
She Ra (Club Grayskull) Super7 Masters of the Universe Classics 2019 Wave 3

Below is the 2018 Super7 She-Ra action figure that was part of the 5.5″ vintage style line. According to the She-Ra 2018 Vintage Super7 Masters of the Universe Figure – Grayskull Weapons Rack: “By the Power of Grayskull! Super7 is proud to present the MOTU Vintage Collection, the original Masters of the Universe action figures re-imagined to match the character designs from the animated cartoon! Each 5.5″ Vintage figure comes with accessories and most of them feature a spring-loaded mechanism: Turn the waist and the figure swings back with a punch! The packaging includes a custom character history card and has new and original art on the back of the card. The past meets the present with Super7’s MOTU Vintage Collection to create something new for the MOTU Universe!”

She-Ra was then released in Wave 3 for the MOTU Origins line, and then followed by the 2020 Power Con exclusive release that included rooted hair! It would be so wonderful to get a Cartoon Collection version of She-Ra!

She-Ra Power Con 2020 Exclusive

Card Art Teases

Appearing on the 2020 Power Con exclusive She-Ra card art, you can see She-Ra and Bow prominently featured in standing directly in front of the Crystal Castle! Along with She-Ra and Bow, we also had Frosta, Glimmer, Lookee and Kowl! Hopefully there might be hints of more Pop characters coming to the line!

Masters of the Universe Origins Power Con She-ra partial rear bow kowl Artwork
MOTU Origins Power Con She-Ra Card Art
Masters of the Universe Origins Power Con She-Ra Card front Artwork
MOTU Origins Power Con She-Ra Card Art

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