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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 late 1981, 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]

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.

Of the three original He-Man Trio prototype models, the barbarian themed He-Man was black haired with a deeply tanned eastern European or Middle Eastern appearance. His helmet had no horns. Later, at the direction of Tom Kalinske, then in Mattel's upper management, He-Man was made more clean-cut and changed to a blond... Plus, He-Man's skin was lightened, though definitely still tanned.

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). 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.

She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985)[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, Mattel created a new line Princess of Power and invented She-Ra as its feminine warrior-woman heroine. The toyline 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 then 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 in the MOTU toyline as a second evil force who were after both He-Man and Skeletor, and debuted in Mattel's minicomics as such. However, given that the He-Man series had been ceased to allow Filmation to concentrate on She-Ra, Filmation decided to reassign Hordak and the Evil Horde as the main villains of the She-Ra series to give the characters exposure. The character of Catra, the only villain in the first wave of She-Ra toys, was therefore made a member of the Horde. Thus, the premise of the She-Ra series was the reverse of the He-Man cartoon, whereby 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 in comparison to the cartoon, when it really was an adaptation of the toys only, which initially depicted He-Man as a barbarian in the first mini-comics (no 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. He imprisons The Sorceress within an energy-draining field and her powers are being transferred to him. In an attempt to rescue The Sorceress, the heroes He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela and Gwildor are accidentally transported to Earth by the Cosmic Key. Stranded on Earth, they are faced with the task of recovering the Cosmic Key and getting back to Eternia before Skeletor can gain the power of Grayskull, but Skeletor sends his minions to Earth with the mission of beating them to the Cosmic Key, 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 Mike Cahill, Jeff Wadlow, 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]

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

The New Adventures animated series.

In 1989, two 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 produced by DiC 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 ruled by Master Sebrian. As He-Man leads the Galactic Guardians, Skeletor bases himself on the evil world of Denebria, where he forms an alliance with Flogg and the 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.[42][43]

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.[43][44]

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.[45]

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.[46]

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.[47]

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.[48]

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.[49]

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 release released as San Diago Comic Conn 2008. The first figure was King Grayskull, a character that appeared once in the 2002 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 figures of characters that have 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, the He-Man line from 1989-1992. Also included were characters that had appeared in the both 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'. As well as that, characters from other media appears too. 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, and Hawkman and Stratos, She-Ra and Super Girl and finally Zodac

As of 2014 Masters of the Universe classics equaled the original line in terms of length. Over 150 different figures have been made available since its launch in December 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.[50]

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.[51][52]

Mattel MOTU action figures, accessories & playsets listing of the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and 2010's[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 and Sy-Klone) with Moss Man and Hordak being the only characters to use entirely old body parts. Wave 5 was entirely new body parts for all but one character (Tung Lashor) while the final wave returned to the "classic" look.

Each action figure featured 5 points of articulation (possible head, arms and legs), removable armor, a weapon accessory and a spin loaded "Power punch". All 8 characters featured the spring-loaded twisting waist, but it was Wave 2 that saw additional action features unique to the character such as Tri-Klops' rotatable 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]

Action Figures / Wave 1 / 1982
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
He-Man Most Powerful Man In The Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Man-At-Arms Heroic Master Of Weapons Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Stratos Winged Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Teela Warrior Goddess Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Skeletor Evil 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 Heroic Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Battle Ram Heroic Mobile Launcher Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Wind Raider Heroic Assault Lander Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Castle Grayskull Fortress of Mystery and Power for He-Man and His Foes Heroic Warriors Playset
Action Figures / Wave 2 / 1983
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Mekaneck Heroic Human Periscope Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Man-E-Faces Heroic Human...Robot...Monster Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Ram Man Heroic Human Battering Ram Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Evil-Lyn Evil Warrior Goddess Evil 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 Heroic Fighting Falcon Heroic Warriors Creature
Screeech Evil Barbarian Bird Evil Warriors Creature
Attak Trak Heroic Battle Machine Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Point Dread & Talon Fighter Frontier Outpost Heroic Warriors Playset/Vehicle
Action Figures / Wave 3 / 1984
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
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 Warhorse Heroic Warriors Creature
Panthor Evil Savage Cat Evil Warriors Creature
Dragon Walker Heroic Sidewinding Beast/Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Road Ripper Heroic Warrior Carrier Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Roton Evil Assault Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Snake Mountain Evil Stronghold of Skeletor Evil Warriors Playset
Weapons Pak Arms & Armor NA Accessories
Action Figures / Wave 4 / 1985
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Thunder Punch He-Man Leader Of The Heroic Warriors Now Packs A Powerful 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 Paralizing Spray Evil Warriors Action Figure
Spikor Evil Master Of Untouchable 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 Warhorse 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 Evil Trap Filled Stronghold Of Terror The Evil Horde Playset
Thunder Punch Ammo
Action Figures / Wave 5 / 1986
Character 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
Rokkon Young Heroic Comet Warrior Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Snout Spout Heroic Water Blasting Firefighter Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Stonedar Heroic Rock People Leader Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Terror Claws Skeletor Evil Leader With The Claw Swinging Action Evil Warriors Action Figure
Hurricane Hordak Ruthless Leader And His Whicked 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 The Snake Men Action Figure
Rattlor Evil Snake Men Creature with the Quick Strike Head The Snake Men Action Figure
Tung Lashor Evil Tongue Shooting Snake Men Creature The 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 & Disc Launcher Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Laser Bolt Heroic Road Rocket Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Fright Frighter Evil Dragonfly Attack Vehicle Evil Warriors Vehicle
Slime Pit Evil Pit of Gruesome Ooze The Evil Horde Playset
Jet Sled Heroic Rocket Pack & Jetback 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 Pit Ooze The Evil Horde Accessories
Action Figures / Wave 6 / 1987
Character 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 Snake Men Action Figure
Faker II Evil 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 of The Evil Horde The Evil Horde
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 Heroic Giant Warlord Heroic Warriors Creature
Megator Evil Giant Destroyer Snake Men Creature
Eternia The Ultimate Battleground Neutral Playset
Beam Blaster Heroic Warriors Accessories
Cliff Climber Motorized Mountain Battle Equipment Heroic Warriors Accessories
Scubattack Motorized Underwater Battle Pack Evil Warriors Accessories
Tower Tools Heroic Warriors Accessories
Astrolion Heroic Lion With Amazing Brute Strength Heroic Warriors Creature
Comet-Cat Heroic Panther Is The Fastest Of The Meteorbs Heroic Warriors Creature
Cometroid Heroic Meteorb with Heroic Might Heroic Warriors Creature
Tuskor Heroic Mammouth Busts- Force-Fields With Tucks Heroic Warriors Creature
Ty-Grrr Heroic Tiger Meteorb Heroic Warriors Creature
Crocobite Evil Crocodile With Crushing Jaws Evil Warriors Creature
Dinosorb Evil Dinosaur Stomps To Start Quakes Evil Warriors Creature
Gore-illa Evil Ape With Monstrous Muscle Power Evil Warriors Creature
Orbear Evil Grizzly Bashes Enemies With Claws Evil Warriors Creature
Rhinorb Evil Rhino With Horrible Ramming Horn Evil Warriors Creature
Action Figures / Wave 7 / 1988
Character 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 (1981–1988)[edit]

The following appear in toy catologues but were never released.

Action Figures / Unreleased
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Evil Robot NA The Evil Horde Action Figure
He-Ro Most Powerful Wizard In The Universe Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Eldor Heroic Guardian of the Book Of Spells Heroic Warrior Action Figure
Gygor NA Intended for Wave 1 release Creature
Gigantisaur NA Heroic Warriors Creature
Gyrattacker NA Heroic Warriors Vehicle

He-Man (1989–1992)[edit]

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

New Adventures of He-Man—Unreleased Prototypes[edit]

The following appear in toy catologues but were never released.

Action Figures / Unreleased
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Darius Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Mara Galactic Guardians Action Figure
Kayo (variant) Galactic Guardians Action Figure

Mattel Masters of the Universe The Modern Series (2002–2003)[edit]

Action Figures / Wave 1
Character 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
Eagle Fight Pak Heroic Warriors Accessories
Bat Fight Pak Evil Warriors Accessories
Battle Cat Heroic Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Panthor Evil Savage Cat Evil Warriors Creature
Bashin' Beatle Heroic Smash ‘n’ Grab Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Hawk Heroic Combat Aircraft Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Tank Heroic Attack Vehicle Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Battle Ram Chariot 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
Action Figures / Wave 2
Character 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
Action Figures / Wave 3
Character 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-Eyes Villain Evil Warriors Action Figure
Samurai Battle Cat Heroic Fighting Tiger Heroic Warriors Creature
Samurai Battle Raptor Evil Warriors Action Figure
Spit Bull Heroic Warriors Vehicle
Action Figures / Wave 4
Character 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
Action Figures / Wave 5
Character 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
Mutant Slime Pit (& Mutant Warrior) Evil Warriors Playset
Action Figures / Wave 6
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Shield Strike 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
Action Figures / Wave 7
Character Log Line Allegiance Type
Snake Armor 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
Trap 'N' Smash Orko Heroic Court Magician Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Battle-Fist (Fisto) Heroic Hand-To-Hand Fighter Heroic Warriors Action Figure
Snake Crush Skeletor Overlord of Evil Evil Warriors Action Figure
King Hssss (King Hiss) Dreadful Disguised Leader Of The Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
Venom Spitting Khan (Kobra Khan) Henchman Of The Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
The General (Rattlor) Evil Snake Creature With The Quick Strike Head Snake Men Action Figure
Battle Bones Creature
Exclusives
Character 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 Snake Men Action Figure

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

Stactions / Wave 1
Character 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
Character 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
Character 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
Character 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
Character 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
Character 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
Character 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 1st December, 2008- 15th December 2014[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
  • 30 = 30th Anniversary 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 = New Adventures of He-Man
  • POG = Powers of Grayskull
  • Galactic Protectors = Galactic Protectors (The Heroic Warriors of The New Adventures of He-Man)
  • Mutant = Space Mutants (Evil Mutants of The New Adventures of He-Man)
  • Filmation = Previously unreleased/Appears on the Filmation TV series "He-Man & The Masters of the Universe" or/and "She-Ra: Princess Of Power
  • MYP = Mike Young Productions. Originally appeared in the 2002 animated series prior to becoming a toy.
  • JL = Jet Lagg Production. Any character that appeared in the New Adventures of He-Man TV series.
  • New = Previously Unreleased
  • Proto = Used to be a prototype only
  • CA = 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 ect.
  • Character = The character released
  • Real Name = The birth name of the character
  • Log Line = in the original line each toy had a subtitled e.g. 'Most Powerful Man in the Universe'
  • Hero/Villain = Indicates whether the character is good or bad.
  • Toyline/Origin = This indicates where the character first appeared. Where MOTU 1982-1988 appears, this indicated the character appeared in the original 1982-1988 run. Other include other forms of entertainment prior to release as a figure such as characters that appeared in the Filmation television series or if the character only appeared in books, comics, computers games etc.
  • Wave = indicate which wave the character was released in its debut appearance. He-Man appeared in Wave 1 of the original line, hence the figure '1' appearing.
  • New = incidates a character that has never been previously released as an action figure.

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

Date Code Character 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 MOTUC MYP New
24 Aug, 2008 C King Grayskull (Bronze) (Not given) Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTUC MYP New
24 Aug, 2008 C Spirit of Grayskull (Not given) Ancestor Of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTUC MYP 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 Tattoo) Ro Cosmic Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Prototype POG New
2 Aug, 2009 B He-Ro Ro 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 Teela Warrior Goddess Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1
15 Oct, 2009 B Zodak Kar-Tor Mystic Enforcer Hero Cosmic Enforcers MOTU 2002–2004 MOTU 200x 6
16 Nov, 2009 M Scareglow 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 Character Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2010 M Adora Adora of the House Of Randor Leader Of the Great Rebellion Hero Great Rebellion POP Filmation 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 MOTU 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 New
25 Feb, 2010 T Superman vs. He-Man (Comic colours)
25 Feb, 2010 T Lex Luthor vs. Skeletor (Comic colours)
15 Mar, 2010 M Moss Man Kreann’ot N’Horosh Spy & Master of Camouflage Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
19 Apr, 2010 M Evil-Lyn Evelyn Morgan Powers Evil Warrior Goddess Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 2
19 Apr, 2010 B Weapons Pak Arms & armor MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
19 Apr 2010 S Wun-Dar Wun-Dar The “Savage” He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 Myth
19 May 2010 S Map of Eternia (Came with Wun-Dar) Eternia Magical Planet None None 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 MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
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 POP 1
15 Jun, 2010 A Keldor Keldor of the House of Miro Apprentice of Hordak Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 2000 MYP New
15 Jul, 2010 M Count Marzo Marzo Kalif Evil Master of Magic Villain Evil Warriors Mike Young Productions MYP New
22 Jul 2010 C Orko (color change) Orko Court Magician Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
C Prince Adam (packaged with color change Orko) Adam of the House of Randor Secret Identity Of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
22 Jul, 2010 C Mo-Larr & Skeletor Dr. Moe Larrstein & Keldor Eternian Dentist & Lord of Destruction Robot Chicken New
02 Aug, 2010 B Orko (packaged with Prince Adam) Orko Court Magician Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
C Prince Adam (packaged with Orko) Adam of the House of Randor Secret Identity Of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 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 Canivus Fervelius III Feline Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU 2000 NEW
16 Sep, 2010 O Gygor Gygor Evil Fighting Gorilla Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 Prototype 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’Rul Gu’Rrooowarrrk The Ferocious Figure With Fur Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
15 Nov, 2010 B King Grayskull (ReDeco) D’Vann Grayskull Ancestor of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU 2000 New
18 Nov, 2010 T Hawkman vs. Stratos (Blue wings) Winged Avenger & Winged Warrior Hero Heroic Warriors DC Universe Classics/MOTU 1982–88
18 Nov, 2010 T Aquaman vs. Mer-Man (Blue skin) King of Atlantis & Ocean Warlord Hero/Villain Evil Warriors DC Universe Classics/MOTU 1982–88
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 Character Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
18 Jan, 2011 M Vikor Vikor He-Man of the North Hero Heroic Warriors Concept Art POG New
18 Jan, 2011 O Eternian Palace Guards Various Heroic Guards Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation/Ladybird MOTU New
15 Feb, 2011 M Bow Kyle Reccula Special Friend Who Helps She-Ra Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 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 MOTU 1982–1988 POG New
15 Feb, 2011 S Map of Etheria (Came with Preternia Disguise He-Man) Etheria Beautiful Planet of Despondos
15 Mar, 2011 M King Hssss 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 1985–1987 Filmation New
15 Jun, 2011 M The Faceless One Nikolas Powers Ancient Lord of Zalesia Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU 2002 New
15 Jun, 2011 A Battleground Teela Teela Heir to the Sorceress Hero Heroic Warriors DC Comics MOTU 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 New
1 Aug, 2011 B Captain Glenn (& young Cringer) Marlena Glenn Heroic Space Adventurer Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 Filmation 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 MOTU 6
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 TC Icarius ‘Flipshot’ 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 A Bubble Power She-Ra (She-Ra 2.0) Adora of the House of Randor Most Powerful Woman In The Universe Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 POP 3
15 Mar, 2011 O Swift Wind Spirit Steed of She-Ra Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 Filmation 1
15 Dec, 2011 M Demo-Man Uqquz' Zekul-Mshqz 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 Re-Deco/MYP Head & Cape MOTU New
15 Dec, 2012 V Wind Raider Heroic Assault Lander Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 1

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

Date Code Character Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
17 Jan, 2012 O The Star Sisters (Jewelstar, Starla, Tallstar) 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 30th Anniversary 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 POG 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 B 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 30th Anniversary 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 MOTU 1
15 May 2012 P Snake Mountain Stands NEW
15 May 2012 30 The Mighty Spector John Spector Master of Time Travel Hero Time Agents 30th Anniversary MOTU New
15 Jun, 2012 M Horde Prime Anillis Kur Supreme Ruler of the Horde Empire Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 Jun, 2012 B Snake Man-At-Arms Duncan of the Viper Clan Transformed Master Of Weapons Villain Snake Men Mike Young Productions MOTU NEW
15 Jun 2012 O Griffin Varies Evil Flying Beasts Villain Evil Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU NEW
12 Jul, 2012 C Vykron Vykron Ultimate Eternian Champion Heroic None Prototype TBC New
16 Jul, 2012 M Spikor Kleffton Untouchable Master Of Evil Combat Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
1 Aug, 2012 B Vykron Vykron Ultimate Eternian Champion Heroic None Prototype TBC New
15 Aug, 2012 30 Sir Laser Lot Unknown Heroic Knight Of Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors 30th Anniversary POG NEW
15 Sep 2012 M Mekaneck Orius Heroic Human Periscope Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 3
15 Sep, 2012 M Dragon Blaster Skeletor Keldor of the House of Miro Evil Leader & his Dreadful Dragon with the "Paralizing 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 MOTU New
15 Oct, 2012 M Frosta Queen Mackenzie Ice Empress of Etheria Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 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 30 Cy-Chop Scychor Evil Horde Bounty Hunter Villain Horde 30th Anniversary MOTU New
15 Oct 2012 A Great Unrest Weapons Pack
15 Nov 2012 M Dekker Dekker Heroic Trainer-At-Arms Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions MOTU New
15 Nov 2012 B King Randor (Eternos Palace) Randor Of The House Of Miro Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Nov, 2012 30 Castle Grayskullman Not Applicable Heroic Embodiment Of Castle Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors 30th Anniversary MOTU New
23 Nov, 2012 B 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 Granamyr Granamyr The Wise Great Magic Wielding Dragon Hero None Filmation MOTU New

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

Date Code Character Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2013 M Netossa Vivian Redretta Heroic 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 C Strobo Gelpher Light Powered Cosmic Enforcer Neutral None Comic Book MOTU New
15 Mar, 2013 MS 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 Comic MOTU New
15 Mar, 2013 S Map of Subternia (Comes with King He-Man) Subternia Hidden Land Beneath the Horizon None None Mini-Comic/MYP 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 Spirit Of Hordak Hec-Tor Kur Spirit of the Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde Villain The Evil Horde Comic MOTU 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 B Galactic Protector He-Man Adam of the House of Randor Most Powerful Man In The Universe Heroic Galactic Protectors He-Man 1989–1992 NA 1
15 Jul, 2013 F Icer Icleeel of the Outer Stilia Clan Evil Master of Cold Villain None Filmation MOTU New
17 Jul, 2013 C Rokkon and Stonedar Rokkon and Stonedar Young Heroic Comet Warrior/Heroic Rock People Leader Heroic Warriors Rock People MOTU 82-88 MOTU 5
15 Aug, 2013 M Castaspella Esmerelda Heroic Enchantress who Hypnotizes Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987 POP 1
15 Aug, 2013 F Shokoti Shokoti Evil Witch of Eternia Villain None Filmation MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 O Sky High (with Jet Sled) Daril Heroic Airship Adventurer Hero Heroic Warriors Concept MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 F Batros Wiley Evil Master of Theft Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 Oct, 2013 M Mantenna Glieeb-Tolio Jak-Us Evil Spy With The Pop Out Eyes Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 82-88 MOTU 4
15 Oct, 2013 M 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 82-88 MOTU 5
15 Oct, 2013 P Kowl / Weapons Pack: The Final Battle Kowl Heroic Know-It-Owl Hero The Great Rebellion POP 85-87 1
15 Oct, 2013 F Nepthu Nepthu Sencri Wicked Sun Sorcerer Villain None MOTU 82-88 Filmation New
15 Nov, 2013 M Geldor Geldor III Evil Barbarian Obsessed with Immortality. Villain None Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Nov, 2013 F/S Sea Hawk Captain Jeoff Blithe Heroic Etherian Pirate Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP New
16 Dec, 2013 M Plundor Plundor The Spoiler Evil Rabbit Seeking Riches Villain None Filmation MOTU New
16 Dec, 2013 F Strongor (aka Strong-Arm) Dalmus Fu Evil Power-Punching Warrior Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New

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

Date Code Character 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 82-88 MOTU 4
17 Feb, 2013 M Glimmer Glimmer Of The House Of Brightmoon Heroic Guide Who Lights The Way Hero The Great Rebellion POP 85-87 POP 1
15 Feb, 2014 O Modulok Galen Nycoff Evil Beast of a Thousand Bodies Villain Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 4
17 Mar, 2013 M Hydron Daniel Ripper, Jnr Heroic Leader of the Galactic Protectors Hero Galactic Protectors New Adventures 89-92 NA 1
17 Mar, 2013 S Unnamed One Gorpo Evil Lord of Chaos Villain Mini-Comic MOTU New
15 Apr, 2014 M Blade Ritter Evil Master of Swords Villain Evil Warriors Movie MOTU 6
15, May 2014 M Scorpia Lynda D'ream Evil Warrioress with the Sting in her Tail Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15, May 2014 O Battle Lion Granger Heroic Stead of King Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors MYC 200x New
16, June 2014 M Extendar Doodon Heroic Master of Extension Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU MOTU 82-88 5
15 July 2014 M Flogg Brakk Evil Leader of the Space Mutants Villain Space Mutants New Adventures 89-92 NA 1
15 July 2014 M Double Mischief (Double Trouble) Rebekkah Kettle Glamourous Double Agent Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985-1987 POP 1
24 Jul, 2014 C Etheria Invasion" Hordak & Imp Hec-Tor Kur & (TBC) Evil Leader of the Horde Invasion Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP New
15 Aug, 2014 M Flutterina Abby De'Note Heroic Beautiful Flying Lookout Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985-1987 POP 2
15 Aug, 2014 M Madame Razz & Broom Regina Razz Heroic Magical Witch of Whispering Woods Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP NEW
15 Aug, 2014 B Intergalactic Skeletor Keldor of the House of Miro Intergalactic Overlord of Evil Villain Space Mutants New Adventures 89-92 NA 1
15 Sep, 2014 M Rio Blast Riolus Blast Heroic Transforming Gunslinger Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU Masters of the Universe 1982-1988 5
15 Sep, 2014 M Entrapta Tricky Golden Beauty Es'tra Vesslelak Tricky Golden Beauty Villain The Evil Horde POP 1985-1987 POP 2
15 Oct, 2014 M Eldor Heroic Guardian of the Book of Living Spells Hero Heroic Warriors Prototype Powers of Grayskull NEW
15 Oct, 2014 M Sweet Bee Honey of a Guide Hero Great Rebebelion POP Princess of Power 85-87 2
15 Oct, 2014 S Light Hope TBC Magical Protector of the Crystal Castle Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP NEW
15 Nov, 2014 M Tung Lashor TBC Evil Tongue-Shooting SNAKE MEN Creature! Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
15 Nov, 2014 M Gwildor TBC Heroic Creator of the Cosmic Key Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 Nov, 2014 M Galactic Protector She-Ra Adora of the House of Randor Most Powerful Woman in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors MOTUC Princess of Power NEW
15 Nov, 2014 O Arrow TBC Horse Flies Bow to Victory Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985-1987 POP 1
15 Dec 2014 M Mermista TBC Heroic Magical Mermaid Hero Great Rebellion POP Filmation 2
15 Dec, 2014 M Spinnerella TBC Heroic Dizzying Defender Hero Great Rebellion POP Filmation 3
15 Dec, 2014 V Battle Ram NA Mobile Launcher Heroic Warriors MOTU MOTU 82-88 1
 ? Chase Filmation Kowl & Loo Kee Kowl / Petraut Edeltran TBC Hero The Great Rebellion POP Princess of Power 1985-1987 1, 3
 ? TC Goat Man Klacky TBC Villain Evil Warriors Golden Books MOTU New

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

Date Code Character Real Name Log Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Toyline/Origin Era Wave
15 Jan, 2015 M Lizard Man TBC TBC Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU Filmation New
15 Feb, 2015 M Ninja Warrior (aka Ninjor) TBC Evil Ninjor Warrior Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 82-88 6
15 February 2015 O Snake Armor He-Man Vs. Battle Armour King Hiss Adam of the House of Randor/Hiss of the Viper Clan TBC Hero/Villain Heroic Warriors/Snake Men MOTU200x MYP 7
15 March, 2015 M Huntara TBC TBC Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP New
15 Mar 2015 S Oo-Larr TBC TBC Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU Mini-Comic New

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

The following are the characters figures left to be released possibly as part of Masters of the Universe Classics:

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, Multi-Bot, Blast-Attack, Squeeeze, Evil Robot (previously unreleased).

Princess of Power (1984-1987): Starburst She-Ra, Peekablue, Perfuma, Angella, Scratchin' Sound Catra, Shower Power Catra.

He-Man (1989–1992) (variants not included): Kayo, Nocturna, Vizar, Artilla, Spinwit, Tuskador, Sagitar, Hoove, Lizorr, Butthead, Quakke, Staghorn, Darius (previously unreleased), Mara (previously unreleased).

Masters of the Universe The Modern Series (2002–2003) (variants not included): Mutant Warrior (previously released with Mutant Slime Pit).

Other media (some notable characters): Mini-Comics - Lodar; Filmation - King Miro, other Trollans besides Orko, Melaktha, Koldar, the Starchild, Lord Masque, Dark Dream, Game Master, Slave Master, Space Pirates; Live Action Movie - Karg, Skeletor's Robot Centurions; MYP - Ceratus, Kulatuk Elder, Evilseed, Evil Giants.

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 / Wave 1 / 2003
Character 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