We were invited to Mattel to check out the incredible He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (MOTU) figures and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the franchise.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (MOTU) will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on October 12, 2022. For 40 years He-Man and his allies have taken on Skeletor and The Evil Warriors bringing action, adventure, and hope to fans all over the world. Mattel was generous enough to invite us to their base and tour the premises, as well as put on incredible presentations from the brilliant artists that work tirelessly to bring the figures of the franchise to life. With two new series, an upcoming film, as well as two hit figure lines, He-Man and MOTU are very much in their prime and are poised to continue and expand their legacy.

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While we will be sharing bits about our tour of Mattel, the amazing work their team does, and how playtime is mandatory in their work, we’ll start with the upcoming product releases. Be sure to follow us on social media as we’ll post pics and clips from our time at Mattel. Quick overview, we got to see some incredible cars, the He-Man MOTU setup, and see the process of making the figures. We also got to experience and play with their in-house recording studio and see the exclusive ETERNIA ROOM. We’ll share a few pics at the bottom of this article, but follow us to to see all the pics and clips we took.

For now, let’s jump into the upcoming He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Masterverse and Origins Figures and go deep into the Origins Eternia Playset coming to Mattel Creations on October 12, 2022.

Upcoming He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (MOTU) Figures

Masterverse Figures

  • HLB67 Masterverse Deluxe Revelation Duncan Figure
    • Release Timing: Spring 2023
    • Availability: US Target, varies internationally
    • Key Details:
      • 7″ scale figure with premium sculpt and deco from Revelation Netflix show
      • Duncan figure contains 30+ points of articulation 
      • Includes additional heads, hands, armor pieces, weapon accessories, and softgoods cape to recreate meaningful storytelling direct from content
  • HLB66 Masterverse New Adventures Skeletor Figure
    • Release Timing: Fall 2023
    • Availability: US Target, varies internationally
    • Key Details:
      • 7″ scale figure with premium sculpt and deco inspired by New Adventures series
      • Skeletor figure contains 30+ points of articulation 
      • Includes a soft goods cape, his iconic staff, as well as a removable helmet
      • Pairs with Spring 2023 release of New Adventures He-Man

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Origins Figures

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  • HKM62 Origins Ground Ripper and Mekaneck Figure and Vehicle
    • Release Timing: Spring 2023
    • Availability: Mainline retail
    • Key Details:
      • Ground Ripper & Mekaneck is a hero vehicle from the original toyline and one of the most recognizable single rider vehicles from content
      • Vehicle includes real rolling wheels and an alternate road ripper head based off one of the original He-Man designers’ concept art
      • Comes with Mekaneck figure, a character not yet released in Origins
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  • HKM85 Origins Anti-Eternia He-Skeletor Figure
    • Release Timing: Spring 2023
    • Availability: Mattel Creations
    • SRP: $18
    • Key Details:
      • 5.5” scale Anti Eternia He-Skeletor figure inspired by the DC Comics Multiverse Keldor!
      • Figure comes with 16 pts of articulation and includes the iconic power sword, battle axe, and shield accessories.
      • Package includes mini-comic for meaningful storytelling
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  • HPG40 Origins Flocked Moss Man Figure
    • Release Timing: Fall 2023
    • Availability: US Walmart, varies internationally
    • Key Details:
      • Origins Moss Man in 5.5” scale with highly authentic flocked detailing
      • Fully flocked figure will come with textured feel and authentic pine smell!
      • Moss Man features 20+ pts of articulation and comes with mace weapons, harness, and additional head  

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  • HKM82 Origins Frog Monger Figure
    • Release Timing: Spring 2023
    • Availability: Mattel Creations
    • SRP: $18
    • Key Details:
      • First introduced to MOTU in the 80s as a label sticker for Castle Grayskull, this dungeon creature eventually made its way to packaging art before fan demand spurred the creation of this figure as a never-done-before Origins character
      • In the 5.5” scale, Frog Monger comes with 16 pts of articulation and dwells in the dungeon behind the walls of Castle Grayskull
      • The figure comes with a blaster weapon and backpack accessory alongside in mini comic in package
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  • HPG41 Origins Snake Mountain Playset
    • Release Timing: Fall 2023
    • Availability: Mainline retail
    • Key Details:
      • Collector must-have iconic fortress that pays homage to vintage 80s product but makes it bigger and better!
      • Improved displayability with additional stairs/walkways proportionate to Origins figures
      • Swappable Filmation façade for multiple ways to play and display
      • Includes trap door feature, additional play areas, and multiple accessories

The Incredible Eternia Playset

  • HGW42 Origins Eternia Crowdfund Playset
    • Release Timing: October 12, 2022
    • Availability: Mattel Creations
    • SRP: $550
    • Key Details:
      • Massive 3ft x 4ft size for epic display
      • Working monorail with battery-powered battle tram, sky cage, and jet pack fighter
      • Additional features include elevator, command center with battle dummy, trap door, lunging snake head, working lion’s head gate with grabbing claws, turret, softgoods flags, and applicable labels
      • Monorail can be reconfigured to just circle the single center tower for maximum display possibilities
      • Deluxe mini-comic
      • @ 5,000 backers – You get the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset, an epic display that will bring your MOTU collection to life
      • @ 8,000 backers – You get the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset and the fully articulated Moat Creature, perfect for devouring intruders
      • Moat Creature has 7 points of articulation including a moving jaw to attack [email protected] 10,000 backers – You get the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset, the Moat Creature, and Keclar the Elder to add sorcery to your display
      • Keclar, Leader of the Elders has 16 points of articulation and brings his magic and sorcery to the final battle
      • Early Backer Bonus – When the Eternia Playset is funded, all orders received between 10/12 and 10/19 will also receive the King Grayskull figure, a key to the history and mystery of Eternia
    • ***King Grayskull has 16 points of articulation, multiple accessories, and softgoods cape with fur-covered pauldrons

ETERNIA ROOM SNEAK PEEK

Which of the latest He-Man and the Masters of the Universe figures are you getting? Will you be backing the Eternia Playset? Do you have space for it? Let us know and share your shelfies with us on Twitter!

Source: Mattel

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