RATTLOR

December 4, 2012

Rattlor is an aptly-named rattlesnake warrior and a member of the Masters of the Universe collection.

He stands about six inches tall, features full articulation and comes with a staff, around which is wrapped an even snakier version of himself. If you’re a fan of the line, don’t miss this guy!


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SWIFTWIND

February 26, 2012

Get your hands on some Princess Power with SWIFTWIND!

That’s right. You can get the most awesome, 80s-est flying horse in the universe right here, direct from Unicorn Island. She-Ra’s telepathic mount has arrived on the scene and if you’re a fan of the franchise, then you pretty much have to get your hands on this.

The toy is scaled to accommodate your She-Ra figure (or any other similarly-sized figure) and features articulated legs and wings. It’s a great addition to your toy shelf and has been a hotly-anticipated figure among fans of the rebooted, reborn Masters of the Universe collection.


Masters of the Universe: Hurricane Hordak

October 11, 2011

The HURRICANE HORDAK EXCLUSIVE is the latest addition to the still-growing line of oh-so-retro MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE figures.

He-Man® and Skeletor® both had better watch their backs… there’s big trouble brewing on the horizon when Hordak® returns armed with a vicious hurricane blaster attachment that includes his bat blades, thunderball mace and fork pincher! Sculpted by the Four Horsemen and fully articulated, his armor is removable for those quieter moments when Hurricane Hordak™ plots his reinvasion of Eternia®.

Hurricane Hordak Bio

Real Name: Hec-Tor Kur™

After being released from exile in Despondos™ by Evil-Lyn®, Hordak® returned to Eternia® with his ageless army to once again claim its hidden magical properties for his own. Finding his former pupil Skeletor® on the throne following the apparent “death” of King Randor™, Hordak upgraded his armor with a Hurricane Blaster which he used to challenge the Evil Lord of Destruction™ and drive the Snake Men™ back into hibernation. After ripping through the walls of Snake Mountain™, Hurricane Hordak casts off his battle shield and advances on Skeletor whirling his thunderball mace!


TWO New Masters of the Universe Figures

August 18, 2011

TEELA and THE FACELESS ONE join the entire MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE collection and are now available at CmdStore.com! Take a look at each one right here:

Both are about 6 inches tall, fully articulated and come with great accessories. If you’re a fan of the show or just the huge amount of lore contained within the MOTU universe, you should definitely get your hands on these new figs!


Masters of the Universe: PANTHOR Exclusive

May 10, 2011

This new MattyCollector EXCLUSIVE PANTHOR figure is a sight for sore, Masters of the Universe-loving eyes.

If you were a fan of the original figure, this reissue and revamping is sure to please. PANTHOR is not only sized to perfectly accommodate any of the 6-inch figures who dare to give it a go. This version of Panthor features a newly-sculpted head, a saddle and a vintage-style removable mask–you know, just in case you wanted to disguise the fact that you’re riding into battle on the back of a gigantic panther. You never know.

Or, if you’ve already got a Panthor in your hot little hands, check out the rest of the Masters of the Universe collection!


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: BUZZ-OFF

January 11, 2011

I have to say that the Masters of the Universe might be responsible for some of the most ridiculous costumes of all time, from He-Man’s haircut to Grizzlor’s…everything. But as I went through this week’s new releases, my eyes fell upon this masterpiece.

Buzz-Off is actually more ridiculous than the Venture Bros.’ Henchmen and they’re meant to make you laugh. As with all of the Masters of the Universe characters, Buzz-Off is extremely muscular, but it’s his googly-eyes and striped shirt that truly delights me. He’s basically the best.


Masters of the Universe Pre-Order: The WEAPONS PACK

November 15, 2010

This is the best thing. The BEST THING. As I have said time and time again on this blog, I am totally uninformed on everything related to the Masters of the Universe. I don’t know the characters, the stories, the toys, the games, the show or the movies. I can kind of figure out some vague ideas about it thanks to Wikipedia descriptions, but for the most part I am completely in the dark.

And yet I love this thing! Because as an action figure fan, I know that weapons packs can provide an awesome bonus to the toys you’ve already got handy, but rarely do they stand on their own. You usually end up with a handful of tiny, loose accessories that you either have to have on the toys at all time, keep in the plastic or put aside somewhere. This one, though, is a weapons pack and looks like, well…a pack of weapons! Organised neatly on a display stand that will house the weapons as a warrior would demand.

It ships in 2011 and you can pre-order it now or check out the rest of the Masters of the Universe collection!


SHE-RA Comes to DVD! Plus, PANTHOR!

November 8, 2010

The Masters of the Universe is a huge franchise and the years haven’t seen anybody forgetting it as it sees a revival in the form of action figures and collectibles hitting shelves everywhere. But what’s more, the original TV series is hitting DVD and Blu-Ray so you can enjoy seeing the heroes and villains duking it out in good old 80s animated glory! SHE-RA will soon be joining the rerelease ranks and Newsok.com has the info!

She-Ra, one of the most popular animated heroines of the 1980s, turns 25 in 2010, and the first 20 episodes of “She-Ra: Princess of Power” are available on DVD. Actress Melendy Britt, who played She-Ra and her alter ego, Adora, recently reminisced about the 93-episode series.

The fantasy series was a spinoff from “Masters of the Universe,” which featured He-Man; She-Ra was He-Man’s sister. She fought the forces of Hordak on the world of Etheria.

She-Ra was one of the premiere female heroes on television at the time, and Britt said her theater experience helped her with the dual role.

“Some things in life are just fated or meant to be,” she said. “I was trained in theater, and I did the classics. Shakespeare and Chekhov. Some of these characters were larger than life. So I was very accustomed to the stage and being larger than life.”

Adora, the secret identity of She-Ra, drew inspiration from a Shakespearean character, for example.

“Her innocence was a bit like Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’” she said. But She-Ra was perhaps more universal.

“It was a feeling that I had that I wanted to be able to express power and wisdom and kindness and love in a voice,” Britt said. “And that’s how she evolved.”

Even though She-Ra was an adventure program, it often shared a positive message and included moral lessons in the epilogue. Britt revealed one tale that had real-life heroic implications.

In one show’s epilogue, He-Man and She-Ra told young viewers to be sure to tell an adult if they were touched in an inappropriate way.
“She-Ra says to the children, ‘It’s your body. No one should touch you in a way that you feel is wrong.’ And He-Man chimed in and said, ‘It may be hard to tell someone, but do tell.’”

Britt said producers subsequently received a letter from a parent of a child who had been molested. The child had been in therapy but had until then refused to reveal the name of the perpetrator.

“But when she heard her heroine She-Ra tell her to tell, she began to open up,” Britt said. “And to have been instrumental in that kind of help and justice was just monumental to me.”

And there’s more! Because if you’re looking to add to your MOTU collection, then you can start looking forward to March 2011, when a new exclusive will be shipping out! Take a look:

At a scale made for 6-inch figures to ride, Panthor features some brilliant sculpting and a retro-styled mask. He’s yet another addition to the massive (and growing!) collection and you can pre-order him now to receive in a few short months! Or, check out the complete Masters of the Universe collection!


Masters of the Universe: Classics

October 7, 2009

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of a handful of fandoms that seems to have grown stronger with time, twenty and thirty-somethings as enamoured with the nostalgia as with the original show. But fans need not dig up all their old merchandise from their parents’ basement: the folks at Mattel have been creating new figures and reissuing old ones.

Coming soon, six new figures will join the line of “Classics”, adding to ranks that already include the likes of He-Man and She-ra, Man-at-Arms. Clamp Champ, Skeletor, Mer-Man and more. The new guys are: He-Man and Skeletor re-issues, Zodak, Teela, Scareglow and Webstor.

You can check ‘em out, along with the rest of the figures, over in our Masters of the Universe section!


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