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Masters of the Universe
Publication information
First appearance 1982[1]
Created by Mattel
In-story information
Base(s) Eternia

Masters of the Universe (commonly abbreviated MOTU and sometimes referred to as He-Man, after the lead hero) is a media franchise created by Mattel.[2][3][4]

Although featuring a vast line-up of characters, the main premise revolves around the conflict between the heroic He-Man and the evil Skeletor on planet Eternia. Since its initial launch, the franchise has spawned a variety of products, including six lines of action figures, four animated television series, several comic series, and a feature film. Designer Roger Sweet claims to be the chief creator of He-Man and MOTU,[5] although this is not officially acknowledged by Mattel and is disputed by some other contributors. The earliest storybooks and much of the original backstory were written by Donald F. Glut.[6][7][8]

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History[edit]

Origin of the franchise[edit]

In 1976, Mattel's CEO Ray Wagner declined a request to produce a toyline of action figures based on the characters from the George Lucas film Star Wars.[9][10][note 1] Upon the commercial success of the film trilogy during the next few years and all related merchandise, Mattel attempted to launch several unsuccessful toylines, none of which captured the public's imagination or made a significant dent in the toy market.[9][note 2]

In the race to design the next hit action figure, Roger Sweet, a lead designer working for Mattel's Preliminary Design Department throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, realized simplicity was the key to success.[9][10] According to his book Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea published in 2005, Sweet knew that if he gave marketing something they could sell, he'd won 90% of the battle.[9][11][note 3]

"The only way I was going to have a chance to sell this [to Wagner] was to make three 3D models—big ones. I glued a Big Jim figure [from another Mattel toy line] into a battle action pose and I added a lot of clay to his body. I then had plaster casts made. These three prototypes, which I presented in late 1980, brought He-Man into existence."

"I simply explained that this was a powerful figure that could be taken anywhere and dropped into any context because he had a generic name: He-Man!"[note 4] [9]

—Roger Sweet[10]

In 1980, the rights-holders of Conan the Barbarian began negotiating the character's toy rights with Mattel. They entered in an agreement the following year regarding characters from the Conan movie. Upon Mattel introducing a toy line starring He-Man, the rights-holders sued the toy company claiming the character was a copy of Conan. Mattel eventually won the lawsuit.[12]

The He-Man concept was first presented by Roger Sweet in the form of three large three-dimensional plaster prototype He-Man Trio models, which had some painted formed sheet wax outfit parts. The He-Man Trio models were a barbarian, a soldier, and a spaceman. Out of the three concepts, the barbarian version He-Man was chosen to be the basis of the toyline. Taking in consideration that the Conan character was created almost 50 years prior to the development of the He-Man franchise, it is likely that the Masters of the Universe borrowed many aspects from Conan, but it appears that it was not intended to be a toyline for the film after legal agreements were dissolved.[12] Additionally, Roger Sweet has claimed also to have been "real impressed" by the paintings of fantasy artist Frank Frazetta when creating He-Man.[10] To further expand on this initial barbarian theme, Mattel hired comic book writers such as Donald F. Glut and artists like Earl Norem (who painted covers for the Marvel Comics Savage Sword of Conan since issue #16 in 1976[13]) to create additional characters and their backstory, posters, package inlays, box art and mini-comics to be distributed with the action figures.

Many of the original characters, vehicles and playsets, including Castle Grayskull, were designed by Mark Taylor & Ted Mayer.

Versions of the franchise[edit]

As with many toy franchises which have been transferred to several different media there are a number of story differences between the various versions of Masters of the Universe. Complicating matters further, several media have made implicit attempts to change details to realign with other versions, with the result that internal discontinuities arise.

The comics[edit]

All of the original action figures came with minicomics that told stories involving the characters. In the earliest comics, He-Man is a wandering barbarian on Eternia, a world dealing with the aftermath of a Great War that has devastated the civilizations that once reigned, but has left behind fantastical machinery and weapons. The events of the Great War opened a rift between dimensions, which allows the evil warlord Skeletor to travel to Eternia, and he has now set his sights on the ancient Castle Grayskull, the 'fortress of mystery and power'. Whoever attains control of Grayskull will gain the power to become Master of the Universe. To prevent Skeletor from achieving his goal, He-Man has been given special powers and weapons by The Sorceress (referred to as 'The Goddess' in early stories, except in her debut appearance in which she is shown, the one and only time, to have green skin) and sets out to defend the castle from Skeletor. He-Man is supported by several heroic allies, such as Man-At-Arms, the Eternian master of weapons, and Teela, the adopted daughter of Man-At-Arms. Skeletor manages to find one half of the Power Sword, a great weapon which is itself the key to Castle Grayskull. He-Man has been given the other half by The Sorceress, and must prevent Skeletor from linking the two halves to gain access to the castle.[14]

Eventually, He-Man and company would make an appearance in a couple of DC Comics stories, before switching labels to Marvel's younger-skewing Star Comics, with a series that ran from 1986 to 1988 bi-monthly and produced 13 issues. In some notable DC publications, Superman ends up joining with He-Man on several occasions to combat Skeletor.[15][16]

Cartoon series (1983–1985)[edit]

The animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was produced by Filmation and made its television debut in 1983.[17]

Eternia is ruled by King Randor and Queen Marlena. (The latter was born Marlena Glenn, an astronaut from Earth who married Randor after she was marooned on Eternia by the crash of her spaceship). Their son is Prince Adam, who pretends he is lazy, clumsy, careless, irresponsible and almost as cowardly as his pet tiger Cringer. (Adam's twin sister, Princess Adora, was kidnapped at birth by the evil warlord Hordak who raised her as his own daughter to become a captain in his army and was not part of the original MOTU continuity). However, Prince Adam possesses a magic sword, and when he holds it aloft and says the magic words, "By the power of Grayskull...I have the Power!!!" Prince Adam is transformed into He-Man, "The Most Powerful Man In The Universe".[2]

Despite the limited animation techniques that were used to produce the series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was notable for breaking the boundaries of censorship that had severely restricted the narrative scope of children's TV programming in the 1970s. For the first time in years, a cartoon series could feature a muscular superhero who was actually allowed to hit people (although most of the time wrestling-style moves were utilized instead of direct violence), though he still couldn't use his sword often. The cartoon was controversial in that it was produced in connection with marketing a line of toys; advertising to children was itself controversial during this period. In Britain, advertising regulations forbade commercials for He-Man toys to accompany the program itself (either before or after the episode, as there were no in-show commercials). Similar to other shows at the time (notably G.I. Joe), an attempt to mitigate the negative publicity generated by this controversy was made by including a "life lesson" or "moral of the story" at the end of each episode. This moral was usually tied to the action or central theme of the episode. In the United Kingdom, where the episodes were usually edited for timing reasons, these closing "morals" were nearly always edited out of their original broadcasts.[18][19][20]

The cartoon series was also remarkable because it was one of the first animated series produced directly for syndication, as opposed to most other syndicated cartoons of the time which were re-runs of old Saturday morning cartoons. The most notable production fact of the series was that it was the very first animated series where a bulk quantity of 65 episodes were produced so that the series could be stripped across 13 weeks.[17]

It is also noted for featuring early script-writing work from Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, and Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series fame[21] One episode, "Battle Cat," was written by Star Trek's D.C. Fontana.

FASA produced The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game in 1985.

She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985-1986)[edit]

In 1985, Mattel and Filmation decided to diversify the Masters of the Universe line beyond its traditional realm of "male action" in the hopes of bringing in a young female audience as well.[17]

Thus, Filmation created a new cartoon titled She-Ra: Princess of Power, with She-Ra as its feminine warrior-woman heroine. Mattel's toyline Princess of Power featured almost exclusively female characters, all of whom featured an emphasis on hair and clothing, with "real" hair and partially softgoods costumes. Essentially, the line attempted to fuse the appeal of Masters of the Universe with Mattel's successful line of fashion dolls, Barbie.

Filmation had the task of revealing that Prince Adam had a twin sister, Princess Adora, who was first introduced in the animated feature The Secret of the Sword. This film was a compilation of the first five episodes of the new television series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, which ran for 93 episodes from 1985 to 1986, and was produced in lieu of continuing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for a third year. He-Man often appeared in special crossover episodes of She-Ra to aid his sister, and many other characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, both heroic and evil, also had crossover episodes.

Just as Prince Adam transforms into He-Man with the use of his Sword of Power, Adora transforms into She-Ra via her Sword of Protection, a replica of He-Man's sword featuring a smooth white gem in its hilt. Adora's transformation into She-Ra is similarly triggered by holding her sword over her head, and by uttering her own unique invocation; "For the honor of Grayskull... I AM SHE-RA!" Unlike He-Man's sword, however, She-Ra's possesses the ability to transform into different weapons and accessories, such as a lasso, a shield or a flaming blade, when commanded by She-Ra.

She-Ra lives on the world of Etheria, which is dominated by the Evil Horde, and she fights to free her planet from its tyrannical ruler Hordak. Hordak and the Evil Horde were originally created by Filmation (in collaboration with Mattel) as the main villains of the She-Ra series. However, the boys toy department at Mattel chose to release the Evil Horde action figures under the Masters of the Universe branding, and so Hordak and the other male Evil Horde characters were sold as a new group of villains on Eternia, with the mini-comics debuting them as such. The character Catra was the only Evil Horde villain to be released in the first wave of the Princess of Power toyline, with the girls marketing department at Mattel downplaying her connection to the Horde. The premise of the She-Ra TV series was the reverse of the He-Man cartoon, where the heroes are actually rebels countering an evil establishment.[22]

The Powers of Grayskull[edit]

The distant past of Eternia, dubbed "Preternia",[23] forms the basis of the next incarnation of the toyline, entitled The Powers of Grayskull. However the toyline was axed very early on, with only a few toys released. The main story information originates from the final mini-comic The Powers of Grayskull—The Legend Begins!, which was intended as the first of a three-parter, however only this issue appeared. The information provided in the mini-comics is supported by snippets of information on some of the toy packaging.[24]

Ancient Eternia was populated by many creatures, including cybernetic dinosaurs and giants. When the Sorceress and He-Man arrive, followed by Skeletor, they find King Hiss leading an attack on a village in the hope of drawing out "The Elders", using some of the cybernetic dinosaurs to their advantage. Hiss serves an "unnamed one" and agrees to unite with Skeletor on the basis that he might be an emissary. Seeing Skeletor's interference, the Sorceress allows He-Man to enter the battle but, "for reasons that will be made clear to you in the future," he had to be disguised. He finds himself overwhelmed, but then a shadowy figure appears who turns the odds with a powerful wand. The stranger then sends the Snake Men back to their base and all the time travellers home. The Sorceress describes the intervener as "the Greatest Sorcerer of all" and He-Man is left asking, "But who is he?"

No further story information is given, and it remains unclear how the giants mentioned and released as toys would fit into the story. However, some marketing press releases and prototypes have shed further information.

The wizard was He-Ro, an ancestor of He-Man. Raised by his mentor Eldor and discovering special powers in a cave, He-Ro would have led the fight against the Snake Men. According to the mini-comics' writers it was intended that the central antagonist would be Keldor, a character revealed similarly late in the line to have been He-Man's uncle and also strongly hinted to have been the former identity of Skeletor. Whether or not Keldor was also supposed to be the "Unnamed One" Hiss served is not clear, although in an interview writer Steven Grant vaguely recalls that the intention was that the Unnamed One would be a greater evil who, as the Emperor was to Darth Vader, was intended to be the one who caused Keldor to become Skeletor.[25]

Live action movie (1987)[edit]

In 1987, a live action He-Man film was made by Cannon Films entitled Masters of the Universe. The release date in the USA was August 7, 1987. The film starred Dolph Lundgren in the title role of He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, with Courteney Cox and Robert Duncan McNeill in supporting roles. The other characters from the original cartoon to appear in the film are Evil-Lyn (Meg Foster), Man-At-Arms (Jon Cypher), Teela (Chelsea Field), Beast Man (Tony Carroll), and the Sorceress (Christina Pickles). The character Gwildor (Billy Barty) is included, apparently in place of Orko, because the special effects of the time would have been insufficient and too costly to create him.

Many viewers reviewed the motion picture by comparing it to the cartoon, when reality it was an adaptation of the toys only, which initially depicted He-Man as a barbarian with no secret identity (the early mini-comics story did not include Prince Adam or Orko). Ed Pressman was interested in the property before the cartoon was even aired and Filmation had no involvement whatsoever in the film.

In the movie, Skeletor has finally conquered Eternia after stealing the Cosmic Key from the locksmith Gwildor, which allows him to gain entry to Castle Grayskull. The villain imprisons the Sorceress of Grayskull within an energy-draining field which gradually transfers her powers to him. After a failed attempt to rescue the Sorceress, the heroes He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela and Gwildor escape to the planet Earth using Gwildor's prototype Cosmic Key. Stranded on Earth, they are faced with the task of retrieving their Cosmic Key (which has fallen into the hands of several unwitting humans) and getting back to Eternia before Skeletor can gain the full power of Grayskull. Skeletor sends his minions to Earth with the mission of recovering the Cosmic Key prototype, and chaos ensues as the war between good and evil is transferred to Earth.

Numerous parts of the previously accepted history of the series are omitted in the film, including all references to Prince Adam, as well as Randor and Marlena, in fact it is implied that Castle Grayskull itself is the ruling point of Eternia rather than any royal city. The story concentrates more on the science fiction elements of the franchise rather than the fantasy. Aside from The Sorceress and Skeletor there is little reference to magic powers, with most of the characters relying instead on futuristic technology. He-Man himself uses a gun in some scenes in addition to his Power Sword, and he only displays superhuman strength in one scene, when toppling a huge statue. Although He-Man twice utters his catchphrase "I Have the Power" while holding the sword aloft in the iconic manner, he does omit the prefacing clause "By the Power of Grayskull".

Although Mattel had hoped that the movie would boost sales of the toyline, it instead had no effect on the line's falling sales, and the MOTU toy line was finally discontinued in early 1988 under immense financial difficulties. A sequel to the film was written, but by 1989, Cannon Films was in such severe financial troubles that it could no longer afford to pay the license fees to Mattel. Thus the script was transformed into the action film Cyborg, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.[26][27]

New Movie[edit]

Grayskull: Masters of the Universe was an announced science fiction/fantasy film based on the toy line. According to Variety, it is produced by Joel Silver, and written by Justin Marks, and employing visual special effects to a large degree, as was done with the 2007 war film 300.[28] Warners announced that John Stevenson, director of Kung Fu Panda will direct the upcoming feature. On 12 May 2009, it was announced that the scripting duties had been handed to newcomer Evan Daugherty, with John Stevenson still attached to direct.[29] In September 2009, Sony took over the rights from Warner Bros. to produce the Masters of the Universe live action film after Mattel and Silver couldn't agree on creative direction for the film.[30] Sony and Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will now start developing the project from scratch for Columbia. In April 2010, Sony hired screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to draft a new script.[31] Deadline reports that Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct the film.[32] Original He-Man actor Dolph Lundgren did an interview with IGN about possibly appearing in the film as King Randor.[33] On October 12, 2012, Richard Wenk was hired to rewrite the script for the film.[34] On March 28, 2013, Chu said that the film is still early is in the experimentation and also it would not be campy but an origin story.[35][36] On October 7, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Terry Rossio will write the film & Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing the film and it will be set on Eternia, the site also report that Chu will not direct the film.[37]

On February 26, 2014, it was reported that directors Jeff Wadlow, Mike Cahill, Harald Zwart, and Chris McKay are on the short list to direct the film.[38][39] On April 9, 2014, Schmoes Know reported that Wadlow will direct the film, but The Hollywood Reporter announced that he was rewriting the script.[40][41] Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President, DeVon Franklin has tweeted that the film's script has been completed by Jeff Wadlow.[42][43]

The New Adventures of He-Man (1990-1991)[edit]

The New Adventures animated series.

In 1990, several years after the financially disastrous ending of the original Masters of the Universe product line, a second He-Man animated series titled The New Adventures of He-Man, was created by Jetlag Productions to promote Mattel's short-lived attempt to revive the MOTU brand with a new toyline, simply titled He-Man. The new series is radically different from the original fantasy-oriented milieu, shifting to an almost purely science fiction setting which sees He-Man transported to the futuristic planet of Primus. As He-Man leads the heroic Galactic Guardians, Skeletor bases himself on the mutant world of Denebria, forming an alliance with Flogg and his band of Evil Mutants, who are hellbent on conquering Primus for themselves. The series contains clear continuity links to the original Masters of the Universe, and was intended as a continuation of the existing mythology, although some fans see it as a separate canon from the original series due to the differences in style and character portrayal.

Other than He-Man and Skeletor, The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull is the only character from the original series to make regular appearances, acting as a guide to He-Man. Several other characters are featured in the pilot episode, including King Randor and Queen Marlena, who learn of the dual identity of Prince Adam and He-Man.[44][45]

The majority of the cartoon episodes were written by Jack Olesker, resulting in a tight continuity, which was almost entirely lacking in the earlier Filmation series. Neither the New Adventures animated series or toyline were nearly as popular as the originals, lasting only sixty-five episodes and a few poorly received waves of action figures.[45][46]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 2002 relaunch[edit]

Toyline[edit]

In 2002, Mattel launched a new Masters of the Universe toyline with sculpts designed by the Four Horsemen. The new toyline was made surprisingly faithful to the original line, with the characters gently "re-imagined" and updated in terms of sculpting detail rather than radically reinterpreted.[47]

One point of contention for many fans of the original Masters toyline was the redesign of He-Man's Power Sword. According to the Four Horsemen, this was due to their original re-sculpts being intended for a continuation of the original storyline in which Skeletor had obtained both halves of the Power Sword (hence the new Skeletor figure's dual blades with clear "good" and "evil" hilt designs), necessitating a new sword to be built by Man-At-Arms and endowed with the properties of the original by the Sorceress.[citation needed] However, Mattel decided to reboot the continuity for a new generation of children, and thus the "new" Power Sword design became the "original" version for the new continuity.[48]

The line's faithfulness to the original series made it very popular with collectors, however, suggesting it would have been better served as a collector-based line, akin to DC Direct. This theory was borne out in the wake of the discontinuation of the mass-market toyline, with NECA taking the rather unprecedented step of continuing the toyline through action figure sized mini-statues scaled and sculpted to be aesthetically compatible for display alongside the Mattel toys, thus allowing fans to fill out their collections with other Four Horsemen redesigned characters that had yet to be produced as figures when the toyline was canceled. According to a December 8, 2005 interview with a Mattel representative on he-man.org, NECA offered to produce fully articulated action figures for Mattel without taking any credit, but permission was denied. Instead, NECA was only permitted to produce nonarticulated statues.[49]

Cartoon series for a new generation[edit]

A new animated series was produced to accompany the toyline, made by Mike Young Productions and lasting for 39 episodes. This series involved much tighter continuity and a somewhat greater depth of characterization than its Filmation predecessor.[50]

Later episodes of this series were retitled Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake-Men, and sidelined Skeletor as chief villain in favor of King Hiss, leader of the reptilian Snake Men. Hordak and The Evil Horde were to be the main antagonists for the third season if the show had continued.[51]

Comic series by MVC and Image Comics

An ongoing publication that mirrored tales of the 2002 Mike Young Productions show, the comic series elaborated and added to the mythos by introducing characters that never made it in after the 39 episodes of the television series. The first issue of the comic was seen in September 2002 in the form of a white preview, the series would continue on through 2004/5 where it would see a switch to Image and several successful trade paperback volumes.

Masters of the Universe Classics[edit]

In 2007 a new incarnation of Masters of the Universe was announced with the first action figure released at San Diego Comic Con 2008. The first figure was King Grayskull, a character that appeared in one episode of the 200X TV series 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'. It came housed in unique Castle Grayskull packaging and was only sold in the USA. This would be a pilot of sorts to see if fans would be interested in a new toyline, this time aimed at the adult toy collector market. Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, these toys were updated versions of previous figures as well as characters that never before had a toy. Not only did the toyline feature action figures from the originals line from the 80s, but it also included Princess of Power, and the He-Man line from 1989-1992. Eventually characters that had exclusively appeared in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV series, She-Ra: Princess of Power and the Jetlag cartoon 'The New Adventures of He-Man' were added. Characters from other media, such as comic books, are also included. In February 2010, the figures of He-Man and Skeletor are available as Toys R Us exclusives packed in two-packs with Superman and Lex Luthor respectively, from Mattel's DC Universe Classics action figure line. Both lines are designed by the Four Horsemen. This dual line expanded to include two-packs featuring Aquaman and Mer-Man, Hawkman and Stratos, Bizarro and Faker, Supergirl and She-Ra, and finally Green Lantern and Zodac.

Masters of the Universe Classics has surpassed the original 1980s toyline in terms of length, running continuously for 7 years. Over 150 different figures have been made available since its launch in August 2008.

Dark Horse Comics will be producing mini-comics to be included in Mattel's Masters of the Universe Classics line of toys, continuing the series of mini-comics first introduced in the original He-Man toys of the 1980s. The mini-comics will be written by Tim Seeley and drawn by Wellinton Alves, with covers by Eric Powell. According to Seeley, the current mini-comics will finish off the story that was supposed to be the new direction of the original action figure line, before it was cancelled. The story will deal with the The Powers of Grayskull line, which included King Hsss, Tyrantisaurus Rex and He-Ro, tying the toy continuity to the He-Man line, also known as "Preternia He-Man". Seeley also states that the current Mattel line intends to blend the different He-Man continuities and select the best stories and ideas from MOTU history.[52]

Video games[edit]

Various video game adaptations of the franchise have been released. Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man was released by Intellivision for Atari 2600 and Intellivision in 1983. Two games, Masters of the Universe: The Arcade Game and Masters of the Universe: The Super Adventure, were developed by Adventure Soft and released by U.S. Gold for Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum in 1987. A video game based on the movie, Masters of the Universe: The Movie, was released by Gremlin Graphics for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum in 1987. A game based on the 2002 series, He-Man: Power of Grayskull, was developed by Taniko and published by TDK Mediactive in October 2002. A follow up developed by Savage Entertainment and published by Midas Interactive Entertainment, He-Man: Defender of Grayskull, was released for PlayStation 2 in February 2005. An iOS game, He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe, was developed by GlitchSoft and published by Chillingo and Mattel in late 2012.[53][54]

Mattel MOTU action figures, creatures, vehicles, playsets & accessories of the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s[edit]

The action figures themselves were often repaints and head-swaps of existing characters, outfitted with different equipment; for example, Stinkor was originally a color-swap of Mer-Man wearing a re-colored version of Mekaneck's breastplate. For much of the original line, there were limited molds. Two chests, hairy and smooth, one belt/pair of shorts, and three sets of arms and legs (smooth muscular, evil 'claw' fingers/toes, and hairy). Teela had her own mold, which was later duplicated for Evil-Lyn. When the second wave appeared, several new molds were used (Ram Man, Man-E-Faces, and Trap Jaw all had new mold pieces). Wave three incorporated the same torso for Whiplash and Buzz-Off. New legs were shared with Whiplash, Buzz-Off and an early release of Clawful. Wave Four saw the introduction of more unique body parts (i.e. Leech, Mantenna, Sy-Klone and Two Bad) with Moss Man and Stinkor being the only new characters to be entirely created using old body parts. Wave 5 featured completely unique parts for almost every new character, while the final waves largely returned to the "classic" look of shared sculpts.

Each 1982 action figure featured 5 points of articulation (poseable head, arms and legs), removable armor, a weapon accessory and a spring-loaded "Power punch" at the waist. All 8 characters featured the twist waist action, but it was Wave 2 that saw the introduction of additional action features unique to the character, such as Tri-Klops' rotating visor and Ram Man's spring-loaded legs. Each figure would also come packaged with a mini-comic. The line debuted in 1982 with just four figures to begin with: He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Skeletor and Beast Man. Later that year the remaining four characters from Wave 1 were released. They were Stratos, Teela, Mer-Man and Zodac. Each figure came with removable armor, a weapon and mini-comic. The Comet Warriors, Stonedar and Rokkon, arrived in the UK a full year before the rest of their wave 5 counterparts. This may have been due to their appearance in the UK Masters of the Universe fortnightly magazine in 1986. Originally Beast Man was going to be He-Man's arch rival, Stratos was an Evil Warrior and Mer-Man and Tri-Klops were both intended to be Heroic Warriors. This changed by the time of their release.

Mattel Masters of the Universe Vintage Toys (1982–1988)[edit]

Wave 1 / 1982
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Man-At-Arms Master of Weapons! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Stratos Winged Warrior! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Teela Warrior Goddess! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Skeletor Lord of Destruction! Evil Warriors Action Figure
Beast Man Savage Henchman! Evil Warriors Action Figure
Mer-Man Ocean Warlord! Evil Warriors Action Figure
Zodac Cosmic Enforcer! Neutral Action Figure
Battle Cat Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Battle Ram Mobile Launcher Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Wind Raider Assault Lander Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Castle Grayskull Fortress of Mystery and Power for He-Man and his Foes Heroic Warriors Playset
Wave 2 / 1983
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Man-E-Faces Human...Robot...Monster! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Ram Man Human Battering Ram! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Faker Evil Robot of SKELETOR Evil Warriors Action Figure
Trap Jaw Evil & Armed for Combat Evil Warriors Action Figure
Tri-Klops Evil & Sees Everything Evil Warriors Action Figure
Zoar Fighting Falcon Heroic Warriors Creature
Screeech Barbarian Bird Evil Warriors Creature
Attak Trak Battle Machine Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Point Dread & Talon Fighter Frontier Outpost Heroic Warriors Playset/Vehicle
Weapons Pak Arms & Armor N/A Accessories
Wave 3 / 1984
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Mekaneck Heroic Human Periscope Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Evil-Lyn Evil Warrior Goddess Evil Warriors Action Figure
Battle Armor He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Buzz-Off Heroic Spy in the Sky Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Fisto Heroic Hand-To-Hand Fighter Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Orko Heroic Court Magician Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Prince Adam Heroic "Secret" Identity to He-Man Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle Armor Skeletor Lord of Destruction Evil Warriors Action Figure
Clawful Warrior with the Grip of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Jitsu Evil Master of Martial Arts Evil Warriors Action Figure
Kobra Khan Evil Master of Snakes Evil Warriors Action Figure
Webstor Evil Master of Escape Evil Warriors Action Figure
Whiplash Evil Tail Thrashing Warrior Evil Warriors Action Figure
Stridor Heroic Armored War Horse Heroic Warriors Creature
Panthor Savage Cat Evil Warriors Creature
Dragon Walker Sidewinding Beast/Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Road Ripper Warrior Carrier Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Roton Evil Assault Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Snake Mountain Evil Stronghold of Skeletor Evil Warriors Playset
Wave 4 / 1985
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Thunder Punch He-Man Leader of Heroic Warriors Now Packs a Loud Power Punch! Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Moss Man Heroic Spy & Master of Camouflage Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Roboto Heroic Mechanical Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Sy-Klone Heroic Fist-Flinging Tornado Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Dragon Blaster Skeletor Evil Leader and his Dreadful Dragon with the "Paralyzing" Spray! Evil Warriors Action Figure
Spikor Untouchable Master of Evil Combat Evil Warriors Action Figure
Stinkor Evil Master of Odors Evil Warriors Action Figure
Two Bad Double-Headed Evil Strategist Evil Warriors Action Figure
Hordak Ruthless Leader of The Evil Horde The Evil Horde Action Figure
Grizzlor Hairy Henchman of The Evil Horde The Evil Horde Action Figure
Leech Evil Master of Power Suction The Evil Horde Action Figure
Mantenna Evil Spy with the Pop-Out Eyes The Evil Horde Action Figure
Modulok Evil Beast of a Thousand Bodies The Evil Horde Action Figure
Battle Bones Collectors Carrying Case Neutral Creature
Night Stalker Evil Armored Battle Steed! Evil Warriors Creature
Bashasaurus Heroic Combat Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Land Shark Evil Monster/Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Spydor Evil Stalker Evil Warriors Vehicle
Fright Zone Trap-Filled Stronghold of Terror The Evil Horde Playset
Thunder Punch Ammo Rings of Caps for Thunder Punch He-Man Heroic Warriors Accessories
Wave 5 / 1986
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Flying Fists He-Man Heroic Leader with the Arm Swinging Action Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Extendar Heroic Master of Extension Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Rio Blast Heroic Transforming Gun-Slinger Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Snout Spout Heroic Water-Blasting Firefighter Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Rokkon Young Heroic Comet Warrior Comet Warriors Action Figure
Stonedar Heroic Rock People Leader Comet Warriors Action Figure
Terror Claws Skeletor Evil Leader with the Claw Swinging Action Evil Warriors Action Figure
Hurricane Hordak Ruthless Leader and his Wicked Whirling Weapons The Evil Horde Action Figure
Dragstor Evil Transforming Warrior/Vehicle The Evil Horde Action Figure
Horde Trooper Evil Collapsing Robot The Evil Horde Action Figure
Multi-Bot Evil Robot of a Thousand Bodies The Evil Horde Action Figure
King Hiss Dreadful Disguised Leader of the SNAKE MEN Snake Men Action Figure
Rattlor Evil SNAKE MEN Creature with the Quick-Strike Head Snake Men Action Figure
Tung Lashor Evil Tongue-Shooting SNAKE MEN Creature Snake Men Action Figure
Mantisaur Evil Insectoid Steed The Evil Horde Creature
Monstroid The Ultimate Battling Monster The Evil Horde Creature
Blaster Hawk Heroic Land & Sky Disc Launcher! Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Laser Bolt Heroic Road Rocket Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Fright Fighter Evil Dragonfly Attack Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Slime Pit Evil Pit of Gruesome Ooze The Evil Horde Playset
Jet Sled Heroic Rocket Sled & Jetpack Heroic Warriors Accessories
Megalaser Heroic Wind-Up Beam Blaster Heroic Warriors Accessories
Stilt Stalkers Heroic Battle Stilts Heroic Warriors Accessories
Slime Pit Vat Tub of Slime The Evil Horde Accessories
Wave 6 / 1987
Name Log Line Allegiance ! Type
Clamp Champ Heroic Master of Capture Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Gwildor Heroic Creator of the Cosmic Key Heroic Warriors Action Figure
King Randor Heroic Ruler of Eternia Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Rotar Heroic Master of Hyper-Spin Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Sorceress Heroic Guardian of Castle Grayskull Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Blade Evil Master of Swords Evil Warriors Action Figure
Blast-Attak Evil Blast-Apart Robotic Warrior Evil Warriors Action Figure
Faker (aka Faker II, reissue) Evil Robotic HE-MAN Imposter! Evil Warriors Action Figure
Ninjor Evil Ninja Warrior Evil Warriors Action Figure
Saurod Evil Spark-Shooting Reptile Evil Warriors Action Figure
Scare Glow Evil Ghost of Skeletor Evil Warriors Action Figure
Twistoid Evil Speed Twisting Robot Evil Warriors Action Figure
Buzz-Saw Hordak Ruthless Leader with Blaster Blade The Evil Horde Action Figure
Mosquitor Evil Energy-Draining Insectoid The Evil Horde Action Figure
Snake Face Most Gruesome of the Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
Sssqueeze Evil Long Armed Viper Snake Men Action Figure
Bionatops Heroic Bionic Dinosaur Heroic Warriors Creature
Turbodactyl Heroic Reptile with "Jet" Wings Heroic Warriors Creature
Tyrantisaurus Rex Most Terrifying Dinosaur in the Land of Preternia Snake Men Creature
Tytus (Only released in Italy) Heroic Giant Warlord Heroic Warriors Creature
Megator (Only released in Italy) Evil Giant Destroyer Snake Men Creature
Eternia The Ultimate Battleground Comes to Life! Neutral Playset
Beam Blaster & Artilleray Heroic Warriors/The Evil Horde Accessories
Cliff Climber Motorized Mountain Battle Equipment Heroic Warriors Accessories
Tower Tools Motorized for Castle Battle Heroic Warriors Accessories
Scubattack Motorized Underwater Battle Pack Evil Warriors Accessories
Astro Lion Heroic Lion with Amazing Brute Strength Heroic Meteorbs Creature
Comet Cat Heroic Panther is the Fastest of the Meteorbs Heroic Meteorbs Creature
Cometroid Heroic Meteorb with Heroic Might Heroic Meteorbs Creature
Tuskor Heroic Mammoth Busts Force-Fields with Tusks Heroic Meteorbs Creature
Ty-Grrr Heroic Tiger Meteorb Heroic Meteorbs Creature
Crocobite Evil Crocodile with Crushing Jaws Evil Meteorbs Creature
Dinosorb Evil Dinosaur Stomps to Start Quakes Evil Meteorbs Creature
Gore-Illa Evil Ape with Monstrous Muscle Power Evil Meteorbs Creature
Orbear Evil Grizzly Bashes Enemies with Claws Evil Meteorbs Creature
Rhinorb Evil Rhino with Horrible Ramming Horn Evil Meteorbs Creature
Wave 7/ 1988 (Europe Only)
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Laser Power He-Man Heroic Master of Light Energy Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Laser-Light Skeletor Evil Master of Light Energy Evil Warriors Action Figure

Mattel Masters of the Universe Unreleased Figures/Creatures/Vehicles (1982–1988)[edit]

The following appear in toy catalogues but were never released.

Unreleased/Prototypes
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Evil Robot Evil Robot with the Long-Range "Laser" Jet Evil Warriors Action Figure
He-Ro Most Powerful Wizard in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Eldor Heroic Guardian of the Book of Living Spells Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Gygor Unknown Evil Warriors Creature
Gigantisaur Unknown Heroic Warriors Creature
Gyrattacker Unknown Heroic Warriors Vehicle

He-Man (1989–1992)[edit]

Wave 1 / 1989
Name Alternative Name Allegiance Type
He-Man Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Flipshot Icarius Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Hydron Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Skeletor Evil Mutants Action Figure
Flogg Brakk Evil Mutants Action Figure
Slush Head Kalamarr Evil Mutants Action Figure
Astrosub Galactic Guardians Vehicle
Bolajet Galactic Guardians Vehicle
Shuttle Pod Dreadwing Evil Mutants Vehicle
Terrorclaw Terror Pod Evil Mutants Vehicle
Rocket Disk Power Pack Galactic Guardians Accessory
Turbo Tormentor Evil Mutants Accessory
Starship Eternia Galactic Guardians Playset
Wave 2 / 1990
Name Alternative Name Allegiance Type
Battle Punch He-Man Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Kayo Tatarus Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Nocturna Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Vizar Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Disks of Doom Skeletor Evil Mutants Action Figure
Hoove Evil Mutants Action Figure
Karatti Evil Mutants Action Figure
Lizorr Evil Mutants Action Figure
Nordor Evil Mutants Playset
Wave 3 / 1991
Name Alternative Name Allegiance Type
Artilla Weaponstronic Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Spinwit Tornado Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Tuskador Insyzor Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Butthead Evil Mutants Action Figure
Optikk Evil Mutants Action Figure
Quakke Earthquake Evil Mutants Action Figure
Staghorn Evil Mutants Action Figure
Sagitar Tharkus Galactic Guardians Creature
Battle Bird Galactic Guardians Vehicle
Doomcopter Skull Copter Evil Mutants Vehicle
Terrotread Dread Tread Evil Mutants Vehicle
Wave 4 / 1992
Name Alternative Name Allegiance Type
Thunder Punch He-Man Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Missile Armor Flipshot Missile Armor Icarius Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Spin Fist Hydron Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Battle Blade Skeletor Evil Mutants Action Figure
Hook `Em Flogg Hook `Em Brakk Evil Mutants Action Figure
Too Tall Hoove Evil Mutants Action Figure

New Adventures of He-Man — Unreleased Action Figures[edit]

The following appear in toy catalogues but were never released.

Unreleased/Prototypes
Name Alternative Name Allegiance Type
Darius Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Mara Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Kayo (variant) Tatarus Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Galactimytes Heroic Galactimytes Action Figures
Gleanons Evil Gleanons Action Figures
Clawber Galactic Guardians Creature
Grr Evil Mutants Creature

Mattel Masters of the Universe The Modern Series (2002–2004)[edit]

Wave 1 / 2002
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle Sound He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Man-At-Arms Heroic Master of Weapons Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Stratos Heroic Winged Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Battle Sound Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Beast Man Savage Henchman Evil Warriors Action Figure
Mer-Man Evil Ocean Warlord Evil Warriors Action Figure
Wolf Armor He-Man/Snake Armor Skeletor Most Powerful Man in the Universe/Overlord of Evil Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors Gift Set
He-Man Eagle Fight-Pak None Heroic Warriors Accessories
Skeletor Bat Fight-Pak None Evil Warriors Accessories
Battle Cat Heroic Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Panthor Evil Savage Cat Evil Warriors Creature
Bashin' Beetle Heroic Smash ‘n’ Grab Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Hawk Heroic Combat Aircraft Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Tank (with He-Man) Heroic Attack Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Ram Chariot (with Skeletor) Skeletor’s Demolition Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Terrodactyl Skeletor’s Attack Aircraft Evil Warriors Vehicle
Castle Grayskull Heroic Fortress of Mystery & Power Heroic Warriors Playset
Wave 2 / 2002
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Jungle Attack He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Mekaneck Heroic Human Periscope Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Ram Man Heroic Human Battering Ram Heroic Warriors Action Figure
War Whale Heroic Attack Watercraft Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Attack Squid Evil Attack Watercraft Evil Warriors Vehicle
Wave 3 / 2002
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Smash Blade He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle Armor He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Samurai He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Samurai Man-At-Arms Heroic Master of Weapons Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Orko Heroic Court Magician Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Teela Warrior Goddess Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Spin Blade Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Battle Armor Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Trap Jaw Evil Mechanical Menace Evil Warriors Action Figure
Tri-Klops Evil Three-Eyed Villain Evil Warriors Action Figure
Samurai Battle Cat Heroic Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Samurai Battle Raptor None Evil Warriors Action Figure
Spit Bull None Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Wave 4 / 2003
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Martial-Arts He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle Glove Man-At-Arms Heroic Master of Weapons Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Prince Adam Heroic Secret Identity of He-Man Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Sy-Klone Heroic Fist-Flinging Tornado Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Wave 5 / 2003
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Ice Armor He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Mega Punch He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Buzz-Off Heroic Spy in the Sky Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Man-E-Faces Heroic Human... Robot... Monster Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Fire Armor Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Evil-Lyn Evil Warrior Goddess Evil Warriors Action Figure
Two Bad Double Headed Evil Strategist Evil Warriors Action Figure
Whiplash Evil Tail Thrashing Warrior Evil Warriors Action Figure
He-Man Battle Station None Heroic Warriors Playset
Mutant Slime Pit (with Mutant Warrior) None Evil Warriors Playset
Wave 6 / 2003
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Shield Strike He-Man (aka Stealth Armor He-Man) Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Sky Strike Stratos Heroic Winged Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Roboto Heroic Mechanical Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Zodak Heroic Cosmic Enforcer Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Wave 7 / 2003
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Snake Hunter He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Mecha-Blade He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Serpent Claw Man-At-Arms Heroic Master of Weapons Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Serpent Track Mekaneck Heroic Human Periscope Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle Fist (aka Fisto) Heroic Hand-To-Hand Fighter Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Snake Crush Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
Mecha-Blade Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
King Hssss (aka King Hiss) Dreadful Disguised Leader of the Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
Venom Spitting Khan (aka Kobra Khan) Henchman of the Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
The General (aka Rattlor) Evil Snake Creature with the Quick Strike Head Snake Men Action Figure
Battle Bones Transport (aka Battle Bones) Figure Carrier Neutral Creature
Mecha-Bite Battle Cat Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Mecha-Bite Panthor Savage Cat Evil Warriors Creature
Wave 8 / 2004
Name Log Line Alliegiance Type
Snake Armour He-Man (Only released in Europe) Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Claw Attack Stratos Winged Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Trap 'N' Smash Orko Heroic Court Magician Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Ice Armor Skeletor Lord of Destruction Evil Warriors Action Figure
Exclusives
Name Log Line Allegiance Type
Faker Evil Robot of Skeletor Evil Warriors Action Figure
Keldor Apprentice of Hordak Evil Warriors Action Figure
Moss Man Heroic Master of Camouflage Heroic Warriors Action Figure
She-Ra Most Powerful Woman in the Universe The Great Rebellion Action Figure
Snake Teela Warrior Goddess Snake Men Action Figure

NECA Masters of the Universe The Modern Series — Mini-Statues ("Stactions") (2005–2007)[edit]

Stactions / Wave 1 / 2005
Name Log Line Allegiance
Snout Spout Heroic Water Blasting Fire Fighter Heroic Warriors
Clawful Warrior with the Grip of Evil Evil Warriors
Hordak Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde The Evil Horde
Stactions / Wave 2 / 2005
Name Log Line Allegiance
Clamp Champ Heroic Master of Capture Heroic Warriors
Stinkor Evil Master of Odors Evil Warriors
Grizzlor Hairy Henchman of the Evil Horde The Evil Horde
Stactions / Wave 3 / 2006
Name Log Line Allegiance
Sorceress (& Zoar) Heroic Guardian of Castle Grayskull Heroic Warriors
Mantenna Evil Spy with the Pop Out Eyes The Evil Horde
Tung Lashor Evil Tongue-Shooting Snake Men Creature Snake Men
Stactions / Wave 4 / 2006
Name Log Line Allegiance
Webstor Evil Master of Escape Evil Warriors
Leech Evil Master of Power Suction The Evil Horde
Snake Face Most Gruesome of the Snake Men Warriors Snake Men
Stactions / Wave 5 / 2006
Name Log Line Allegiance
Rio Blast Heroic Transforming Gunslinger Heroic Warriors
Evil-Lyn (& Screeech) Evil Warrior Goddess Evil Warriors
Sssqueeze Evil Long Armed Viper Snake Men
Stactions / Wave 6 / 2007
Name Log Line Allegiance
Battle Armor He-Man Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroic Warriors
Jitsu (& Odiphus) Evil Master of Martial Arts Evil Warriors
Mosquitor Evil Energy-Draining Insectoid The Evil Horde
Exclusives
Name Log Line Allegiance
King Randor Ruler of Eternia Heroic Warriors
King Randor (Classic Colors) Ruler of Eternia Heroic Warriors
Sorceress (Classic Colors) Guardian of Castle Grayskull Heroic Warriors
Evil-Lyn (Classic Colors) Evil Warrior Goddess Evil Warriors

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (24th August 2008 - 15th December 2015)[edit]

This is the legend (abbreviations) for the CODES used in the subsequent tables:

  • M = Monthly released figure
  • A = A list variant
  • B = Bonus figure variant
  • C = Convention exclusive
  • R = Charity/Raffle figures, only a few were ever made
  • 30 = 30th Anniversary figure
  • E = Extra Princess of Power figure
  • X = Extra 200X figure
  • S = Subscription exclusive
  • T = Toys 'R' Us exclusive
  • O = Oversized figure (creatures, large scale figures, multi-packs)
  • P = Playset, small diorama, weapons rack, weapons pack, figure stands
  • V = Vehicle
  • MOTU = Masters of the Universe.
  • POP = Princess of Power.
  • MOVIE = The 1987 live action movie.
  • NA = The New Adventures of He-Man.
  • POG = The Powers of Grayskull.
  • 200X = The 2000s era Masters of the Universe.
  • Galactic Protectors = Galactic Guardians of The New Adventures of He-Man.
  • Space Mutants = Evil Mutants of The New Adventures of He-Man.
  • Filmation = Filmation Productions. Appeared in the 1980s "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and/or "She-Ra: Princess of Power" TV series.
  • MYP = Mike Young Productions. Appeared in the 2002-2004 "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" TV series.
  • Jetlag = Jetlag Productions. Any character that appeared in the New Adventures of He-Man TV series.
  • Prototype = Used to be a prototype only.
  • Concept = Based on concept art.
  • Myth = Unknown figures with unknown origins.
  • Date = Date of release of action figure.
  • Code = Represented by a letter (M, C, B etc) signifying whether the toy is a monthly release, convention exclusive, bonus figure release, etc.
  • Name = The name of the toy released.
  • Real Name = The birth name of the character.
  • Log Line = In the original line each toy had a subtitle (e.g. He-Man was the 'Most Powerful Man in the Universe!').
  • Hero/Villain/Neutral = Indicates whether the character is good or evil.
  • Toyline/Origin = This indicates where the toy first appeared. For example, MOTU 1982-1988 indicates the character debuted in the original 1982-1988 toyline.
  • Wave = This indicates the wave in which the toy was released in its debut appearance. For example, He-Man first appeared in Wave 1 of the original toyline, hence the number '1' appearing.
  • New = This indicates a toy that has never been previously released.

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (August 2008 – December 2009)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
24 Aug, 2008 C King Grayskull (Not given) Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions/MOTU 200X 200X New
24 Aug, 2008 C King Grayskull (Bronze, random chase figure) (Not given) Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions/MOTU Classics 200X New
24 Aug, 2008 R King Grayskull (Spirit, translucent blue) (Not given) Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions/MOTU Classics 200X New
1 Dec, 2008 M He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Most Powerful Man in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
1 Dec, 2008 M Beast Man Raqquill Rqazz Savage Henchman Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
15 Jan, 2009 M Skeletor Keldor Evil Lord of Destruction Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
16 Feb, 2009 M Stratos Stratos of the House of Avion Winged Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
16 Mar, 2009 M Faker Faker Evil Robot of Skeletor Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 2
15 Apr, 2009 M Mer-Man Squidish Rex Ocean Warlord Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
15 May 2009 M Zodac Zodac Zur Cosmic Enforcer Neutral Cosmic Enforcers MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
15 Jun, 2009 M Hordak Hec-Tor Kur Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Jul, 2009 M Man-At-Arms Duncan Master of Weapons Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
23 Jul, 2009 C He-Ro - SDCC chest logo (with random green. red or purple spell stone) Ro Heroic Cosmic Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Prototype POG New
2 Aug, 2009 B He-Ro (with random green, red or purple spell stone) Ro Heroic Cosmic Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Prototype POG New
17 Aug, 2009 M Tri-Klops Trydor Esooniux Scope Evil & Sees Everything Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 2
15 Sep, 2009 M Webstor Araneus son of Raknus Master of Escape Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Oct, 2009 M Teela (with Zoar) Teela Warrior Goddess Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
15 Oct, 2009 B Zodak Kar-Tor Mystic Enforcer Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 2002–2004 200X 7
16 Nov, 2009 M Scareglow (aka Scare Glow) Karak Nul Evil Ghost Serving Skeletor Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Dec, 2009 M King Randor Randor of the House of Miro Ruler of Eternia Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Dec, 2009 B The Goddess Sharella Trainer of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mini-Comic MOTU New

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2010)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2010 M Adora Adora of the House of Randor Leader in the Great Rebellion Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP New
15 Jan, 2010 A Battle Armor He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Most Powerful Man in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
16 Feb, 2010 M Trap Jaw Kronis Evil & Armed For Combat Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988/Mike Young Productions MOTU/200X 2
16 Feb, 2010 O Battle Cat Cringer Fighting Tiger Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
16 Feb, 2010 P Castle Grayskull Stands N/A None None Heroic Warriors MOTU Classics MOTU New
25 Feb, 2010 T Superman vs. He-Man (Comic colours) Kal-El/Adam of the House of Randor The Man of Steel/ The Most Powerful Man in the Universe Heroes Justice League/Heroic Warriors Comic Book DC/MOTU New
25 Feb, 2010 T Lex Luthor vs. Skeletor (Comic colours) Alexander Joseph Luthor/Keldor Criminal Mastermind/Evil Lord of Destruction Villains Injustice League/Evil Warriors Comic Book DC/MOTU New
15 Mar, 2010 M Moss Man Kreann’ot N’horosh Heroic Spy & Master of Camouflage Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
19 Apr, 2010 M Evil-Lyn (with Screeech) Evelyn Morgan Powers Evil Warrior Goddess Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
19 Apr, 2010 P Weapons Pak N/A Arms & Armor Neutral None MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
19 Apr, 2010 S Wun-Dar Wun-Dar The Savage He-Man Hero None Myth MOTU New
19 May, 2010 S Map of Eternia (Came with Wun-Dar) Eternia Magical Planet None None Filmation/MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU New
15 May, 2010 M Optikk Pronounced through a series of blinks Space Mutant Spy for Skeletor Villain Space Mutants He-Man 1989–1992 NA 3
15 May, 2010 O Tytus Tytus Heroic Giant Warlord Hero Heroic Warriors Powers of Grayskull/MOTU 1982–88 POG 7
15 Jun, 2010 M She-Ra Adora of the House of Randor Most Powerful Woman in the Universe Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987/Filmation POP 1
15 Jun, 2010 A Keldor Keldor of the House of Miro Apprentice of Hordak Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88/Mike Young Productions 200X C
15 Jul, 2010 M Count Marzo Marzo Kalif Evil Master of Magic Villain None Mike Young Productions/Filmation 200X New
22 Jul, 2010 C Orko - colour change (with Prince Adam) Orko/Adam of the House of Randor Court Magician/Secret Identity of He-Man Heroes Heroic Warriors Filmation/MOTU 1982–88 MOTU 3
22 Jul, 2010 B Mo-Larr & Skeletor Dr. Moe Larrstein & Keldor Eternian Dentist & Lord of Destruction Hero/Villain None/Evil Warriors Robot Chicken/MOTU 1982-88 MOTU New
22 Jul, 2010 R She-Ra (silver, cake decoration) Adora of the House of Randor Most Powerful Woman in the Universe Hero The Great Rebellion N/A POP New
02 Aug, 2010 B Orko (with Prince Adam) Orko/Adam of the House of Randor Court Magician/Secret Identity of He-Man Heroes Heroic Warriors Filmation/MOTU 1982–88 MOTU 3
16 Aug, 2010 M Whiplash Torrant Krazut Tail Thrashing Warrior Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
16 Sep, 2010 M Chief Carnivus Carnivus Fervelius III Feline Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
16 Sep, 2010 O Gygor Gygor Evil Fighting Gorilla Villain Evil Warriors Prototype MOTU New
15 Oct, 2010 M Roboto Robot Model 9041 Mechanical Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Nov, 2010 M Grizzlor Gur’rull Gu’rrooowarrrk The Ferocious Figure with Fur Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Nov, 2010 B King Grayskull (red cape, with orb) D’vann Grayskull Heroic Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU Classics/Mike Young Productions 200X New
18 Nov, 2010 T Hawkman vs. Stratos (Blue wings) Katar Hol; Carter Hall/Stratos Winged Avenger/Winged Warrior Heroes Justice League/Heroic Warriors Comic Book/MOTU 1982-88 DC/MOTU 1
18 Nov, 2010 T Aquaman vs. Mer-Man (Blue skin) Arthur Curry; Orin/Squidish Rex King of the Seven Seas/Ocean Warlord Hero/Villain Justice League/Evil Warriors Comic Book/Mini-Comic DC/MOTU New
15 Dec, 2010 M Buzz-Off Tzzzzt zzz zzTTTzz Heroic Spy in the Sky Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2011)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
18 Jan, 2011 M Vikor Vikor He-Man of the North Hero None Concept Art POG New
18 Jan, 2011 O Eternian Palace Guards Various Heroic Guards Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation/Ladybird Books MOTU New
15 Feb, 2011 M Bow Kyle Reccula Special Friend Who Helps She-Ra Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987/Filmation POP 1
15 Feb, 2011 O Shadow Beast Various Evil Creatures of Darkness Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Feb, 2011 S Preternia Disguise He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Most Powerful Man in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors Mini-Comic POG New
15 Feb, 2011 S Map of Etheria (Came with Preternia Disguise He-Man) Etheria Beautiful Planet of Despondos N/A N/A POP 1985-87/Filmation POP New
15 Mar, 2011 M King Hssss (aka King Hiss) Hssss of the Viper House Dreadful Disguised Leader of the Snake Men Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 Mar, 2011 A Battle Armor Skeletor Keldor of the House Of Miro Lord of Destruction Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Apr, 2011 M Sy-Klone Sy-Klone Son of Dy-Lex Heroic Fist-Flinging Tornado Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Apr, 2011 O Panthor Panthor Savage Cat of Skeletor Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 May 2011 M Catra C’yra of D’riluth III Jealous Beauty Villain The Evil Horde POP 1985–87/Filmation POP 1
15 Jun, 2011 M The Faceless One Nikolas Powers Ancient Lord of Zalesia Hero None Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Jun, 2011 A Battleground Teela Teela Heir to the Sorceress Hero Heroic Warriors DC Comics MOTU New
Jul, 2011 T Bizarro vs. Faker (Battle Armour) None Imperfect Duplicate/Evil Robot of Skeletor Villains Injustice League/Evil Warriors Comic Book/MOTU Classics DC/MOTU New
Jul, 2011 T Green Lantern vs. Zodac (Comic colours) Hal Jordan/Zodac Zur Cosmic Crusader/Cosmic Enforcer Hero/Neutral Justice League/None Comic Book DC/MOTU New
Jul, 2011 T Supergirl vs. She-Ra (Silver sword) Linda Danvers/Adora of the House of Randor The Maid of Might/Most Powerful Woman in the Universe Heroes Teen Titans/The Great Rebellion Comic Book/Filmation DC/POP New
15 Jul, 2011 M Clawful Pronounced through a series of claw clicks Warrior with the Grip of Evil Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
21 Jul, 2011 C Queen Marlena (& young Cringer) Marlena Glenn Queen of Eternia Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation/MOTU 1982-88/MOTU Classics MOTU New
1 Aug, 2011 B Captain Glenn (& young Cringer) Marlena Glenn Heroic Space Adventurer Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation/MOTU 1982-88/MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 Aug, 2011 M Man-E-Faces Perkaedo Human...Robot...Monster Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 2
15 Aug, 2011 O Megator Moleb The Demolisher Evil Giant Destroyer Villain Snake Men & The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 POG 7
15 Sep, 2011 M Leech K’ull’leusshhhh Master of Power Suction Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Sep, 2011 A Hurricane Hordak Hec-Tor Kur Ruthless Leader with Wicked Whirling Weapons Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
17 Oct, 2011 M Icarius (aka Flipshot) TC Icarius Kaz Daring Space Ace Hero Galactic Protectors He-Man 1989–1992 NA 1
15 Nov, 2011 M Snout Spout Jaxton Water Blasting Firefighter Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 Nov, 2011 S Princess of Power stickers (came with Snout Spout, subscribers only) POP/MOTU/POG/NA New
15 Nov, 2011 A Bubble Power She-Ra (aka She-Ra 2.0) Adora of the House of Randor Most Powerful Woman in the Universe Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–87/Filmation POP 3
15 Nov, 2011 O Swiftwind (aka Swift Wind) Spirit Beautiful Horse, Spirit, Becomes Magical Flying Unicorn! Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–87/Filmation POP 1
15 Dec, 2011 M Demo-Man Uqquz'zekul-Mshqx Evil Spirit of Despondos Villain None Concept Art MOTU New
15 Dec, 2011 A Battleground Evil-Lyn Evelyn Morgan Powers Evil Witch of Eternia Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 200X/Mike Young Productions 200X 5
15 Dec, 2012 V Wind Raider N/A Heroic Assault Lander Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2012)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
17 Jan, 2012 O The Star Sisters (Jewelstar, Starla, Tallstar) (with Glory Bird) Devena/Gemma/Cassandra Hidden Beauty/Bright and Beautiful Leader/ Lovely Lookout Hero The Great Rebellion Prototype POP New
15 Feb, 2012 M Sorceress Teela Na Guardian of Castle Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Feb, 2012 30 Fearless Photog Jey Heroic Master of Cameras Hero Heroic Warriors 1980s Contest/MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 Feb, 2012 M Fisto Malcom Hand-To-Hand Fighter Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Feb, 2012 S Shadow Weaver Beatrix Lightspinner Mistress of Dark Magic Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 Feb, 2012 S Map of Preternia (Came with Shadow Weaver) Preternia Ancient Continent of Hidden Magic None None The Powers of Grayskull POG New
15 Mar, 2012 M Kobra Khan Khan of the Clan Kobra Evil Master of Snakes Villain Evil Warriors/Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
16 Apr, 2012 A Thunder Punch He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Heroic Leader With A Power Punch Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
16 Apr, 2012 30 Draego-Man (renounced his given Dragonian name) Evil Fire-Breathing Menace Villain Evil Warriors MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 May 2012 M Stinkor Odiphus Evil Master of Odors Evil Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 May 2012 M Slush Head Kalamarr Scaly Goon Squad Thug Villain Space Mutants He-Man 1989–1992 NA 1
15 May 2012 P Snake Mountain Stands N/A None Villain Evil Warriors MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 May 2012 30 The Mighty Spector John Spector Master of Time Travel Hero Time Agents MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 Jun, 2012 M Horde Prime Anillis Kur Supreme Ruler of the Horde Empire Villain The Evil Horde MOTU Classics/Filmation/Comic Book POP/MOTU New
15 Jun, 2012 A Snake Man-At-Arms Duncan of the Viper Clan Transformed Master Of Weapons Villain Snake Men Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Jun 2012 O Griffin Varies Evil Flying Beasts Villain Evil Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
12 Jul, 2012 C/O Vykron (Packaged in barbarian outfit) Vykron Ultimate Eternian Champion Heroic None Prototype MOTU New
16 Jul, 2012 M Spikor Kleffton Untouchable Master of Evil Combat Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
1 Aug, 2012 B/O Vykron (Packaged in military or space outfits) Vykron Ultimate Eternian Champion Heroic None Prototype MOTU New
15 Aug, 2012 30 Sir Laser-Lot Unknown Heroic Knight of Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU Classics POG New
15 Sep 2012 M Mekaneck Orius Heroic Human Periscope Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Sep, 2012 A Dragon Blaster Skeletor Keldor of the House of Miro Evil Leader & his Dreadful Dragon with the "Paralyzing Spray" Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Sep 2012 O Snake Men Varies Slithering Minions of King Hssss Villain Snake Men Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Oct, 2012 M Frosta Queen Mackenzie Ice Empress of Etheria Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987/Filmation POP 1
15 Oct, 2012 M Rattlor Slltyo of the Rattlor House Evil Creature with the Quick Strike Head Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 Oct, 2012 S Time Agents/The Great Rebellion stickers (came with Rattlor, subscribers only) POP/MOTUC New
15 Oct, 2012 30 Cy-Chop Scychor Evil Horde Bounty Hunter Villain Horde MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 Oct, 2012 P Great Unrest Weapons Pack N/A None Neutral None MOTU Classics MOTU New
15 Nov 2012 M Dekker Dekker Heroic Trainer-At-Arms Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Nov 2012 A King Randor (Eternos Palace) Randor of the House of Miro Eternos Palace Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Nov, 2012 30 Castle Grayskullman Not Applicable Heroic Embodiment of Castle Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors 30th Anniversary Contest/MOTU Classics MOTU New
23 Nov, 2012 B/C Temple of Darkness Sorceress Teela Na Heroic Guardian of Castle Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors Mini-Comic MOTU New
17 Dec, 2012 M Mosquitor Bliddeon Black Evil Energy-Draining Insectoid Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
17 Dec, 2012 O Procrustus Procrustus Giant Guardian of Magic Hero None Mini-Comic MOTU New
17 Dec, 2012 O/B Granamyr Granamyr the Wise Great Magic Wielding Dragon Hero Neutral Filmation MOTU New

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Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2013)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2013 M Netossa Vivian Redretta Captivating Beauty Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 POP 3
15 Feb, 2013 M Jitsu Chopper Evil Master of Martial Arts Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Feb, 2013 O Ram Man Krass Heroic Human Battering Ram! Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 2
14 Mar, 2013 B/C Strobo Gelpher Light Powered Cosmic Enforcer Neutral None Comic Book MOTU New
15 Mar, 2013 M/S Fang Man Scutes Ignis Evil Fanged Minion of Skeletor Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Mar, 2013 S King He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Heroic Ruler of Future Eternia Hero Heroic Warriors MOTUC/Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Mar, 2013 S Map of Subternia (Comes with King He-Man) Subternia Hidden Land Beneath the Horizon None None MYP/Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Apr, 2013 M Snake Face Cyltho Ssstavvve Most Gruesome of the Snake Men Warriors Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 6
15 Apr, 2013 O The Fighting Foe Men Dawg-O-Tor/Ditztroyer/Shield Maiden Sherrilyn Evil Eternian Pirate Clan Villains None/The Evil Horde Concept MOTU New
8 May 2013 B Hordak (Spirit) Hec-Tor Kur Spirit Villain The Evil Horde Comic 200X New
15 May 2013 M Karatti Stickel-Vat Bone Bashing Mutant Villain Space Mutants NA 1989-1992 NA 2
17 Jun, 2012 M Octavia Polypus Rorqu Wicked Tentacle-Swinging Warrior Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 Jul, 2013 M Clamp Champ Raenius Heroic Master of Capture Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Jul, 2013 A He-Man (Galactic Protector) Adam of the House of Randor Galactic Protector Heroic Galactic Protectors He-Man 1989–1992 NA 1
15 Jul, 2013 M Icer Icleeel of the Outer Stilia Clan Evil Master of Cold Villain None Filmation MOTU New
17 Jul, 2013 O/B Rokkon and Stonedar Rokkon/Stonedar Young Heroic Comet Warrior/Heroic Rock People Leader Heroic Warriors Rock People MOTU 82-88 MOTU 5
15 Aug, 2013 M Castaspella Esmerelda Enchantress Who Hypnotizes Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987/Filmation POP 1
15 Aug, 2013 M Shokoti Shokoti Evil Witch of Eternia Villain None Filmation MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 V Sky High with Jet Sled (aka Sky Sled) Daril Heroic Airship Adventurer Hero Heroic Warriors Concept MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 M Batros Wiley Evil Master of Theft Villain None Filmation MOTU New
15 Oct, 2013 M Mantenna Glieeb-Tolio Jak-Us Evil Spy with the Pop Out Eyes Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982-88/Filmation MOTU 4
15 Oct, 2013 M Lord Dactus (aka Lord Dactys) Dactus of Spelia Heroic Bat Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU New
15 Oct, 2013 O Horde Troopers Horde Drones Serial Numbers 2549 and 3849 Evil Mechanical Enforcers of Hordak Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982-88/Filmation MOTU/POP 5
15 Oct, 2013 P Weapons Pak: End of Wars (includes Kowl) Kowl The Know-It Owl Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985-87 POP 1
15 Oct, 2013 M Nepthu Nepthu Sencri Wicked Sun Sorcerer Villain None Filmation MOTU New
15 Nov, 2013 M Geldor Geldor III Evil Barbarian Obsessed with Immortality Villain None Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Nov, 2013 S Son of He-Man stickers (came with Geldor, subscribers only) MOTU/NA/MOTUC New
15 Nov, 2013 F Sea Hawk Captain Jeoff Blithe Heroic Etherian Pirate Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP New
16 Dec, 2013 B Standor Standor Cosmic Creator of Power Neutral None MOTU Classics MOTU New
16 Dec, 2013 M Plundor Plundor the Spoiler Evil Rabbit Seeking Riches Villain None Filmation MOTU New
16 Dec, 2013 M Strong-Or (aka Strongarm) Dalmus Fu Evil Power-Punching Warrior Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
16 Dec, 2013 P Castle Grayskull Castle Grayskull Fortress of Mystery & Power Neutral Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 1
16 Dec, 2013 S Masters of the Universe Checklist (came with Castle Grayskull - preorders only) Masters of the Universe Heroic and Evil Warriors Wielding Great Power None None MOTU Classics MOTU New

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2014)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan 2014 M Two Bad Tuvar & Baddhra Double-Headed Evil Strategist Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 4
17 Feb 2013 M Glimmer Glimmer of the House of Brightmoon The Guide who Lights the Way! Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 1
15 Feb 2014 O Modulok Galen Nycoff Evil Beast of a Thousand Bodies Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
17 Mar 2013 M Hydron Daniel Ripper, Jr. Heroic Leader of the Galactic Protectors Hero Galactic Protectors New Adventures 1989-92 NA 1
17 Mar 2013 S Unnamed One Gorpo Evil Lord of Chaos Villain None MOTU Classics/Mini-Comic MOTU New
17 Mar 2013 S Map of The Horde Empire (came with Unnamed One) The Horde Empire Tyrannical Galactic Rulers None None Filmation POP/MOTU POP/MOTU New
15 Apr 2014 M Blade Ritter Evil Master of Swords Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 6
15 Apr 2014 B Kowl (Filmation) & Loo-Kee Kowl/Pedraut Edeltran The Know-It Owl/Hides and Sees All in Etheria Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP New, 3
15 Apr 2014 B/C Goat Man Klacky Horn-Headed Servant of Beast Man Villain Evil Warriors Golden Books MOTU New
15 May 2014 M Scorpia Lynda D'ream Stinging Horde Enforcer Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 May 2014 O Battle Lion Granger Heroic Steed of King Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
16 June 2014 M Extendar Doodon Heroic Master of Extension Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 5
15 July 2014 M Flogg Brakk Evil Leader of the Space Mutants Villain Space Mutants New Adventures 1989-92 NA 1
15 July 2014 M Double Mischief (aka Double Trouble) Rebekkah Kettle Glamorous Double Agent Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-1987 POP 1
24 July 2014 B Hordak (with Imp) Hec-Tor Kur Evil Leader of the Horde Invasion Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
24 July 2014 C Imp as Treasure Chest Imp Evil Shapeshifting Spy Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 Aug 2014 M Flutterina Abby De'note Beautiful "Flying" Lookout Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-1987/Filmation POP 2
15 Aug 2014 M Madame Razz (includes Broom!) Regina Razz Magical Witch of Whispering Woods Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP NEW
15 Aug 2014 A Skeletor (Intergalactic Overlord of Evil) Keldor of the House of Miro Intergalactic Overlord of Evil Villain Space Mutants New Adventures 1989-92 NA 1
15 Sep, 2014 M Rio Blast Riolus Blast Heroic Transforming Gunslinger Hero Heroic Warriors Masters of the Universe 1982-88 MOTU 5
15 Sep, 2014 M Entrapta Es'tra Vesslelak Tricky Golden Beauty Villain The Evil Horde Princess of Power 1985-1987/Filmation POP 2
15 Sep, 2014 S The Great Rebellion stickers (came with Entrapta, subscribers only) MOTUC POP New
15 Oct, 2014 M Eldor R'endril the Wise Heroic Guardian of the Book of Living Spells Hero Heroic Warriors Prototype POG New
15 Oct, 2014 S Heroic Warriors & Evil Warriors stickers (came with Eldor, subscribers only) MOTUC MOTU New
15 Oct, 2014 M Sweet Bee Beatrice Castle Honey of a Guide Hero Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 2
15 Oct 2014 S Light Hope Lord Ry'gus Hope Magical Protector of the Crystal Castle Hero The Great Rebellion MOTU Classics/Filmation POP New
15 Nov 2014 M Tung Lashor Kasssher Evil Tongue-Shooting SNAKE MEN Creature! Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 Nov 2014 M She-Ra (Galactic Protector) Adora of the House of Randor Galactic Protector Hero Galactic Guardians MOTU Classics NA New
15 Nov 2014 O Arrow Arrow True Blue Horse Flies Bow to Victory Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 1
15 Dec 2014 M Mermista Elaysia Mermaid Friend of She-Ra Hero The Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 2
15 Dec 2014 M Spinnerella Cynthia Dizzying Defender Hero Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 3
15 Dec 2014 B Gwildor G'ww'ld'rrr Wicket Will'ow Heroic Creator of the Cosmic Key Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Dec 2014 V Battle Ram (with Man-At-Arms) Duncan Mobile Launcher Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 1

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2015)[edit]

Date Code Name Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2015 M Lizard Man Gayn Heroic Cold-Blooded Ally Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Feb, 2015 M Ninja Warrior (aka Ninjor) Unknown Evil Ninja Master Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Feb, 2015 O Snake Armor He-Man Vs. Battle Armor King Hssss (aka Battle Armor King Hiss) Adam of the House of Randor/Hssss of the Viper Clan The Most Powerful Snake Hunter in the Universe/Slithering Leader of the Snake Men Hero/Villain Heroic Warriors/Snake Men Mike Young Productions/MOTU 200X 200X 8/7
15 Feb, 2015 B Spirit of Grayskull (glows in the dark) D'vann Grayskull Heroic Guardian of Power Hero Heroic Warrior Mini-Comic/Mike Young Productions MOTU New
15 Mar, 2015 M Huntara Tara Courageous Silaxian Warrior Hero None Filmation POP New
15 Mar, 2015 S Oo-Larr (aka Mini-Comic He-Man) Oo-Larr, Lord of the Jungle Tribe The Jungle He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Mar, 2015 S Map of Castle Grayskull (with Oo-Larr) Castle Grayskull Fortress of Mystery & Power None Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU New
15 Apr, 2015 M Angella TBC Angelic Winged Guide Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation/POP 1985-87 POP 1
15 Apr, 2015 B Hover Robots TBC TBC Villains Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 May 2015 M Blast-Attak TBC Evil Blast-Apart Robotic Warrior! Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 June 2015 M Sssqueeze TBC Evil Long-Armed Viper Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 June 2015 O Multi-Bot TBC Evil Robot of a Thousand Bodies Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 July, 2015 M Peekablue Penelope Watchful Feathered Friend Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation/POP 1985-87 POP 2
15 July, 2015 M Callix (aka Calix) Callix Evil Horde Rock Man Villain The Evil Horde Mike Young Productions 200X New
SDCC July, 2015 B ? TBC TBC  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
17 Aug, 2015 M Mara of Primus Mara Heroic Ambassador of Peace Hero Galactic Protectors He-Man 1989–1992/Jetlag NA New
17 Aug, 2015 M Evil Seed (aka Evilseed) Sero Malusto Evil Master of Plants Villain None Mike Young Productions 200X New
17 Aug, 2015 S Heads of Eternia (200X Buzz-Off, Roboto, Snout Spout, Sy-Klone, Clawful & Grizzlor heads) Heroes/Villains Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors/The Evil Horde MOTU 200X 200X New
15 Sep, 2015 M ? TBC TBC  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
15 Sep, 2015 M King Chooblah (aka Kulatak Elder) TBC TBC Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Oct, 2015 M ? TBC TBC  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
15 Oct, 2015 M Ceratus TBC TBC Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
16 Nov, 2015 M ? TBC TBC  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
16 Nov, 2015 M Queen Grayskull (aka Veena) Veena TBC Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Dec, 2015 M ? TBC TBC  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
15 Dec, 2015 M Prahvus TBC TBC Villain None Mike Young Productions 200X New
Dec, 2015 P Point Dread TBC Frontier Outpost Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 2

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (possible future releases)[edit]

The following are characters which could be released at some point in the near future as part of the Masters of the Universe Classics toyline:

Masters of the Universe Vintage Toys (1982–1988): Flying Fists He-Man, Laser Power He-Man, Rotar, Terror Claws Skeletor, Laser-Light Skeletor, Saurod, Twistoid, Buzz-Saw Hordak, Dragstor, Evil Robot (previously unreleased)

Masters of the Universe Vintage Concept Art (1981-1988): He-Man (viking helmet), D-Man (concept Skeletor), Sensor (concept Zodac), Multi Face (concept Man-E-Faces), Tree Man (concept Beast Man), Bird Man (concept Stratos), Teela (blonde, concept), Sorceress (concept), Mer-Man (concept), Red Beast, Horde Mummy, Gore-Tusk

Princess of Power (1985-1987): She-Ra (1985 toy version), Catra (1985 toy version), Starburst She-Ra, Perfuma, Scratchin' Sound Catra, Shower Power Catra

He-Man (1989–1992): Battle Punch He-Man, Disks of Doom Skeletor, Kayo, Nocturna, Vizar, Artilla, Spinwit, Tuskador, Sagitar, Hoove, Lizorr, Butthead, Quakke, Staghorn, Thunder Punch He-Man, Battle Blade Skeletor, Spin Fist Hydron, Missile Armor Icarius, Hook 'Em Flogg, Too Tall Hoove, Darius (previously unreleased), Grr (previously unreleased), Clawber (previously unreleased), Galactimytes (previously unreleased), Gleanons (previously unreleased)

Masters of the Universe The Modern Series (2002–2004): Mutant Warrior (came with Mutant Slime Pit playset), Prince Adam (teenage), Teela (teenage), Sorceress (battle armor), Ice Armor He-Man, Fire Armor Skeletor

Filmation MOTU/POP cartoons (1983-86) (variants not included): Dragoon, King Miro, Kittrina, Montork, Dree Elle, Melaktha, Lady Valtira, Lord Tyrin, Hawke, Delora, Kol Darr, Starchild, Masque, Darkdream, Kuduk Ungol, Game Master, King Tamusk, Slavemaster, Enchantress, General Tataran, Negator, Space Pirates (Sticky Fingers, Batty, Frogman, Hisser, Lavaman, Leo), the Twiggets (Spragg, Sprocker, Spritina), Vultak, Dylamug, Hunga the Harpy, Granita, General Sunder

Jetlag's New Adventures of He-Man cartoon (1990-91): Crita, Master Sebrian, Drissi, Caz, Gleep, the Scientists of Primus (Gepple, Krex, Alcon, Meldoc), Adam of Grayskull

Mike Young Productions MOTU cartoon (2002-2003): Captain Miro, Queen Andreeno, Evil Giants (Azdar, Belzar, Chazdar), Horde Wraiths, King Randor (battle armor), Queen Marlena (battle armor)

200X Videogame/Comic Book - Skeleton Warriors, Illumina

Vintage Mini-Comics (1981-86) - Lodar, Masks of Power Demons

MOTUC Mini-Comics (2011-2014): Fang-Or, Jet Pak, Netta, Compactor, Brainwave, Eyebeam, Raja, Bubblor, Tri-Beast, Major Header, Lady Slither, Man Crystal, RoboWoman, Hans Hammer Holder, Despara, He-Ro II, Dare, Skeleteen, Kayla, Airbag, Man-E-Faces II, Fork Lift

Other Media/Misc "MOTU Power Tour" - Songster; "Ladybird MOTU books" - the Skelcons; "UK MOTU magazines" - Scrollos

Mini-Masters 2014-2015[edit]

In 2014 Masters of the Universe Minis were released via the Mattel toy collector website, Matty Collector. The figures were packed in sets of two with a hero versus a villain. Also included was a build and connect Castle Grayskull playset.

Name
Battle Armor He-Man vs. Mer-Man (February 2014)
Battle Armor Skeletor vs. Moss Man (April 2014)
Stratos vs. Scareglow (June 2014)
Man-At-Arms vs. Faker (August 2014)
Zodac vs. Beast Man (October 2014)
King He-Man vs. Clawful (December 2014)
Mekaneck vs. Jitsu (March/April 2015)
She-Ra vs. Horde Trooper (May/June 2015)

Masters of the Universe Giants[edit]

In the fall of 2014 a brand new 12" Masters of the Universe toyline was released. This time the figures were 12" versions of the original 1980s toys.

Giant Action Figures
Name
He-Man (September 2014)
Skeletor (October 2014)
Stratos (November 2014)
Beast Man (December 2014)
Man-At-Arms (2015)
Zodac (2015)

Fuerza T[edit]

In 2003, Tops Toys, an Argentinian toy company, used the molds from the vintage Masters of the Universe figures and released eight characters in Argentina.

Action Figures / 2003
Name Allegiance
Platino Heroic
Shidoshi Heroic
Titano Heroic
Tekno Heroic
Destructo Evil
Pantano Evil
Carnivor Evil
Felinor Evil

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The rights to manufacture the Star Wars toyline were later acquired by Hasbro.
  2. ^ These included: Kid Gallant, a medieval knight; Robin and the Space Hoods, a sci-fi figure; and the daredevil Kenny Dewitt, pronounced "Can He Do It?"
  3. ^ Authorship of the He-Man character has been subject to debate, as two other designers, Mark Taylor and Jill Barad, have also taken credit for creation of the superhero.
  4. ^ Other names considered by the design team were Mighty Man, Megaton Man, Strong Man and Big Man.

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External links[edit]

The dictionary definition of Masters of the Universe at Wiktionary