It’s about time! Mattel has decided to finally incorporate Filmation’s designs into the Masters of the Universe Origins action figure line. And they’re beautiful!
The Filmation Origins figures have lots of new tooling. Armor, weapons, and body parts appear less defined, matching the animation company’s simplistic style during production. Although there may be less fine detail, those faces and color palettes have a lot of character.
Sadly, She-Ra has not been added to the mix, but her earlier Origins action figure is getting a much-needed re-issue. She was impossible to find on shelves when it was first released.
Masters of the Universe Origins Core Filmation figures are $19.99 each. They can be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth. The expected release date is January 2024.
The Masterverse is also still alive and kicking. The two notable characters added to the 6″ tall series are Meg Foster’s Evil-Lyn and Billy Barty’s Gwildor from Cannon’s ’87 Masters of the Universe live-action movie.
The colors of Evil-Lyn’s armor are wrong, and that face doesn’t look much like Foster’s. Maybe Mattel couldn’t get the rights to her likeness? Come to think of it, Gwildor lacks Billy Barty’s distinct facial features, too.
Technically, the Gwildor shown here isn’t explicitly from the infamous Gary Goddard-directed film, but he does come with the classic toy version of the Cosmic Key and his staff. For whatever reason, the Revelations Orko is thrown in. Meh.
I get it; Gwildor was the budget-friendly Orko used to work within the confines of a live-action film, but the less we see from that terrible Kevin Smith cartoon, the better.
If you’re looking for more premium MotU collectibles, check out the newly announced 12″ tall Beast Man from Mondo!
What do you think of this latest batch of He-Man action figures? Let us know in the comments section below.[Source: Entertainment Earth]
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