Click the pic to pre-order this guy. He ships in the 3rd quarter of this year!
Two follow-ups to Lex Luthor’s face-off against Skeletor have now arrived in our DC 2-Pack collection! No longer a battle between Evil and “Just as evil”, we’ve reached another level of awesome with some new faces:
AQUAMAN VERSUS MER-MAN wage a battle beneath the waves. This whole collection just screams “fan-service” and yet it does so in the greatest possible way, satisfying all the geeks who have ever wanted to play out a round of “Who would win in a fight?” between the DC Universe and the Masters of the Universe. Each figure stands about 6 or 7 inches tall and comes ready with a signature weapon!
If you want to take the war to the skies, of course, that option is also available in the HAWKMAN vs. STRATOS set!
From the Wiki:
In the 2002 remake of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, it is revealed that Castle Grayskull was once home to King Grayskull, an ancestor of Prince Adam & Princess Adora. He appears in the episode, “The Power of Grayskull”, waging battle and ultimately defeating the Snake Men led by King Hiss but lost his sword in battle. He hoped it to be sign that it signified true peace for Eternia. However, Hiss’ rival Hordak, who had defeated the Snake Men, was planning on conquering Eternia. Therefore, Grayskull went on a quest to find the power he needed to defend his kingdom. At the top of a mountain, he met the oracle who guided him on his quest, showing him his lost sword and explaining that his entire quest was to show his inner strength. Before leaving however, the Oracle informed him that he would not survive the battle. Despite knowing this, King Grayskull vowed to do whatever it took to save Eternia. He then returned to face Hordak.
Though outnumbered, Grayskull managed to channel his mystical energies through his sword, turning Hordak’s spell on himself and his army, sending them to the dark dimension called Despondos. Despite this victory however, the Oracle’s prophecy came to pass, for Hordak, whose spirit was ripped from his body, managed to mortally wound Grayskull. As he lay dying, he proclaimed that his successor will wield his sword to defend Eternia. During his lifetime, King Grayskull ruled with wisdom and compassion
We’ve also just gotten in a 6-inch scale weapons pack! Check it out here:
I won’t pretend to know anything about Masters of the Universe. I know it was a beloved show and I know that it’s experiencing something of a renaissance at the moment, but when the show itself aired, I was too young to really watch or appreciate it. Nevertheless, I do take note when new stuff arrives and I too can at least understand the appeal of what seems to be a show about monsters, giant wildcats and guys and girls in awesome armor. Plus, it had Skeletor. And even I know about him.
Still, what I’m really here to announce is our latest figure, GYGOR, an over-sized rendering of the character standing 10 inches tall and packed with armour and weaponry. He’s a big, scary gorilla and that’s something we can all get behind. I’ll let Mattel handle a real description…
Long-awaited Gygor™ is a loyal member of Skeletor’s army who lives to unleash his sizeable simian skills against those that stand for good. Designed by the Four Horsemen, this fully articulated, large-scale beast (he stands nearly 10” tall!) is based on a prototype figure from the vintage days that was never produced. In his first-ever offering, Gygor™ arrives with awesome armor and a battle axe.
Shortly after the Great Unrest, Keldor™ was driven behind the Mystic Wall and Gygor™, Lord of the Vine Jungle, led an army of beast men in a series of raids against the long forgotten Castle Grayskull®, believing the many tales of its great and mysterious power. It was only through the combined powers of Oo-larr™ — the jungle He-Man® — and The Goddess that Gygor™ was defeated and placed in a state of suspended animation. Eventually, Hordak® returned to Eternia® and the savage gorilla was freed by Evil-Lyn® in her attempt to bolster Skeletor’s forces against the new Horde army. Gygor™ uses his great strength to fight the Heroic Warriors.
The new Aquaman vs. Black Manta 2-pack is another classic DC Universe rivalry captured for the company’s 2-pck collection. The sea’s greatest defender faces off against his greatest enemy and the pair are rendered brilliantly as 6-inch figures bearing their signature weapons and clad in their classic costumes. Any fan of the Justice League, Aquaman, Black Manta or, really, just some well-made figures, should definitely check this one out. It’s a great new addition and it’s nice to see these versions of what are, really, two frequently underused characters.
But that’s not the only new 2-pack worthy of note! No, far from it. Because we’ve got a great pair that brings together two supervillains from different worlds, facing off in what might be the most epic battle to span the universes! Ready? Because here it is!
An exclusive 2-pack sees Skeletor and Lex Luthor, together at last as 6-inch figures. Packaged with a full-length comic, this is a chance to join fandoms in a way that we’re all too thrilled to see! Check it out!
Before he was a derisive word for the too-thin (or a sarcastically derisive word for the too-fat), Skeletor was the arch-nemesis of He-Man. As with the Battle Cat post, I have to admit that I am definitely not very knowledgeable about the Masters of the Universe (Is He-Man one of them? If not, who the heck are they?). Really, all I can add to this post is that Skeletor always made me wonder why calling someone Skeletor meant that they were thin, when in fact Skeletor was totally ripped:
This reissued Skeletor figure stands roughly 6 inches tall and comes with a sword I can only imagine is extremely relevant to the plot (Eventually I will have to learn more than “looks cool” about these figures and this collection as a whole). He joins a bunch of other reissues and a selection of brand-new pieces over in CmdStore.com’s Masters of the Universe section. Check it out!
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!
What kind of food goes well with Master of the Universe Action Figures? We have a pretty good selection of MOTU Exclusive Figures (from MattyCollector) and I was eating my burger thinking what kind of toy would compliment my meal.
Who is Zodac from He-Man Master of the Universe?
Zodac is a cosmic being, serving neither good nor evil. He has helped He-Man many more times than Skeletor, because so often Skeletor upsets the cosmic balance. One time, Zodac revealed the Talon Fighter to He-Man which just proves my theory. Only once has Zodac helped Skeletor. Much of the confusion regarding Zodac is based on the figure’s package, he was labeled “evil,” although his actions show that label to be inaccurate.
Yes, I feel good eating my burger with this figure by my side. It compliments the meal….it completes me!
We also have other Master of the Universe He-Man Figures. If I was eating Fish N Chips, I would whip out my Exclusive Mer-Man Figure. Hey this one is a no-brainer! Here is a list of some other Exclusive Master of the Universe MOTU figures that were released by MattyCollector…I will have to let you determine what type of food goes with each figure:
What is “Masters of the Universe”?
“Masters of the Universe” (MOTU) is a cartoon based on action figures by Mattel, Inc. and was animated by the now-defunct Filmation. The syndicated show, which featured the exploits of a super-strong hero named He-Man, debuted in Sept. 1983, and throughout the course of 2 seasons, aired 130 episodes. “Masters of the Universe” also goes down in marketing history as being the first cartoon of the ’80s to be based on an action figure line after FCC deregulation. Thank God for De-Regulation!