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Masters of the Universe
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Filmation animated series logo
Created by Mattel - Roger Sweet, Mark Taylor and other contributors
Original work Masters of the Universe (original toyline) (1982–88)
Owner Mattel
Print publications
Book(s)
Comics
Comic strip(s) Daily newspaper comic strip (1985-89)
Magazine(s)
Films and television
Film(s)
Animated series
Television special(s) He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)
Games
Role-playing FASA - The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game (1985)
Video game(s)
Miscellaneous
Toys
Audio play(s)

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.[1] The main premise revolves around the conflict between the heroic He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe and the secret identity of Prince Adam), against the evil sorcerer Skeletor on the planet Eternia, with a vast line-up of supporting characters in a hybrid setting of medieval sword and sorcery and sci-fi technology. A spin-off series, with a similar premise, She-Ra, Princess Of Power, features He-Man's sister She-Ra and her struggle against the Evil Horde on the planet Etheria.[2] Since its initial launch, the franchise has spawned a variety of products, including multiple lines of action figures, five animated television series, several comic series, video games, a daily newspaper comic strip, and two feature films (one animated, one live action).[3]

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Series overview and main characters[edit]

He-Man would make his debut in 1982 with Mattel's release of the original 'Masters of the Universe' 5.5 inch action figure toyline. The minicomics that accompanied the toys through the duration of the line would begin the MOTU mythos, followed soon by several children's books and issues of DC Comics. However, the Masters of the Universe franchise would become best known, through Filmation's groundbreaking He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series.[4] Debuting in the fall of 1983, running 130 episodes through two seasons until November of 1985.[5]

The series mostly focused on the two primary characters, the blonde muscular He-Man, "the most powerful man in the Universe", and his arch-nemesis, the evil skull-faced, blue-skinned sorcerer Skeletor and their many moral-themed encounters on the planet Eternia.[6][7] Set in a hybrid world of sword and sorcery and technological sci-fi, He-Man does battle with Skeletor to prevent him from conquering Eternia and discovering the secrets of Castle Grayskull (an mysterious ancient fortress with a skull-shaped facade, that contains great power and magic).[8] 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. In most continuities from the Filmation series onward, He-Man is the secret identity of Prince Adam, the son of King Randor and Queen Marlena, the ruling royal family of Eternia.[9][10] Adam becomes He-Man by holding aloft his magic Power Sword and uttering the words "By the Power of Grayskull..." and serves as the protector of good on Eternia.[11] He is first given this ability by the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull, a powerful magic-user and mystic guardian of the castle (who in many depictions is able to transform herself into the falcon Zoar).[12][13] Upon Adam's transformation into He-Man, his cowardly green pet tiger Cringer becomes the mighty Battle Cat, a giant armored beast that He-Man often rides into battle.[14]

He-Man's most prominent allies include Man-At-Arms,[15] a wise loyal veteran soldier and inventor, and his adopted daughter Teela; a spirited and skillful female warrior, often portrayed as captain of the Eternian Royal Guard and a potential love interest of He-Man/Adam.[16] The childlike Trollan magician Orko also often features as one of He-Man's closest allies;[17] as do Stratos, a flying bird-man from the kingdom of Avion;[18] Ram-Man, a stout dimwitted warrior with spring-like legs and a large helmet that encloses his head and upper torso;[19] and Man-E-Faces, an actor with face-changing abilities.[20]

Skeletor is originally described as an evil being from another dimension and in some later MOTU lore as a disfigured and vengeful relative of the royal family, known as Keldor.[21][22] From his lair in Snake Mountain, Skeletor would assemble his "Evil Warriors" to assist in his various schemes to conquer Eternia. These core minions usually include Beast Man (an orange-furred, ape-like master of beasts),[23] Mer-Man (an aquatic fish-like ocean warlord),[24] Evil-Lyn (a powerful sorceress and one of Skeletor's most feared and competent associates),[25] Trap Jaw (an iron-jawed henchman with a mechanical arm that can be fitted by a various assortment of weapons),[26] and Tri-Klops (an evil swordsman with a rotating three-eyed visor).[27]

The series overall would feature a wide and ever expanding cast of heroic and villainous characters added to the toyline, the Filmation cartoon and other media; with the franchise far outshining prior expectations, continuing to grow through 1983 and 1984.[4] The release of the animated-cartoon movie He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword in the spring of 1985, introduced He-Man's twin sister She-Ra (with her secret alter-ego Princess Adora)[28] and the arch-villain Hordak (leader of the Evil Horde and the former master of Skeletor) on the planet Etheria.[29] Stemming from the animated movie, Filmation went on to produce 93 episodes of the series She-Ra: Princess of Power, which ran until the end of 1986, along with the He-Man & She-Ra: Christmas Special.[30] Other main characters of the She-Ra series would include Swift Wind (winged unicorn, and alter-ego of She-Ra's trusty steed Spirit),[31] Light Hope (mystical living beam of light and mentor to She-Ra),[32] and her Great Rebellion allies Glimmer (magically inclined onetime leader of the rebellion),[33] Bow (skilled archer and the main male protagonist of the series),[34] Kowl (Bow's owl-like, rainbow-eared companion),[35] Madame Razz (absent minded witch with her sarcastic sentient Broom),[36][37] and Queen Angella (Glimmer's mother and angel-winged queen of the Bright Moon);[38] along with Hordak's spellcasting witch Shadow Weaver,[39] shape-shifting spy Imp,[40] bumbling bug-eyed henchman Mantenna,[41] Force Squad captain Catra,[42] evil scientist Modulok,[43] beastly warrior Grizzlor,[44] energy draining Leech[45] and thuggish henchwoman Scorpia.[46]

Various children's books, magazines, comics, read-along records/cassette tapes and other merchandise were also released worldwide around this time, with much of the content based primarily on the Filmation He-Man and She-Ra series. The live-action film Masters of the Universe was released in 1987 by Cannon Films, starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.[47] The later 1980s minicomics, Marvel comics series and UK magazine comics continued the adventures of He-Man and She-Ra past the end of the two Filmation series.[48][49][50] However, popularity had waned by the end of 1987 and a planned continuation of the original toyline under the heading of 'The Powers of Grayskull' (set in ancient Eternia, featuring the villain King Hiss, and He-Man's ancestor He-Ro) was started, but eventually scrapped.[51][52]

He-Man would be brought back in 1989, in an entirely new, and space-based cartoon series and toy-line known as the 'New Adventures of He-Man'. Only He-Man and Skeletor would return as major characters to join the battle between Galactic Guardians and Space Mutants on the planet Primus. Jetlag Productions would go to produce 65 episodes of the New Adventures cartoon, with a few minicomics and adventure magazines also created for this new series. Ultimately though, the series would not be as successful and the entire franchise would go on a hiatus for more than a decade.[53]

After some success with a 'Commemorative Series' re-release of the classic action figures in 2000; Mattel relaunched the toyline with all new action figures, playsets and vehicles, sculpted by Four Horsemen Studios in 2002.[54][55] As part of the relaunch, a modern updated animated series was also created by Mike Young Productions, lasting for 39 episodes; featuring He-Man and his ensemble of heroic warriors, now called the 'Masters of the Universe', battling Skeletor's minions and later King Hiss, the ancient and evil lord of the Snake Men.[51] Characters such as Mekaneck (heroic warrior with a mechanical extending neck),[56] Buzz-Off (heroic insectoid flying warrior),[57] Clawful (large villainous crab-like henchman),[58] Whiplash (evil reptilian warrior with a deadly tail) and many others would gain more prominent backstories during this series.[59] Several volumes of comic books were also produced to go along with the series by Image Comics and MVCreations. Although popular with longtime fans and collectors (with mini-statue figures being released by NECA until 2007), the new series failed to catch on with a larger audience and was cancelled in 2004.[60]

From 2007 to the present, a new assortment of Masters of the Universe action figures has been released under the banner of 'Masters of the Universe Classics'. Primarily geared towards the collector's market, the series took into consideration all aspects of previous Masters of the Universe lore, with characters from all previous incarnations (and also featured a continuation of the original minicomics line). DC Comics would soon follow suit, and relaunch a new grittier, contemporary version of the Masters of the Universe franchise, releasing various new comic book series from 2012 until present; featuring crossovers with the DC Comics Universe, ThunderCats, and a new origin for She-Ra, culminating in Hordak's conquest of Eternia.[61] The most recent DC comic book series is a crossover with the DC Injustice franchise.[62]

Netflix and Dreamworks have announced a new animated series entitled She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, set for release in November, 2018.[63] A new Masters of the Universe based film has long been in development, and is currently slated for release in 2019.[64]

History and versions of the franchise[edit]

Origin of the franchise[edit]

Mattel began development of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in the late 1970s with Conan the Barbarian inspired concepts from Roger Sweet, Mark Taylor, Donald F. Glut, and several other contributors.[4] The catalyst for the creation of He-Man began in 1976, when 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, with the film's toy rights being acquired by Kenner instead.[65][66][note 1] Upon the commercial success of the film trilogy and all related merchandise during the next few years, Mattel attempted to launch several unsuccessful toylines, none of which captured the public's imagination or made a significant dent in the toy market.[65][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, according to his book Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea, was the first to conceptualize the idea of He-Man.[65][66] However, this is not officially acknowledged by Mattel, and authorship of the He-Man character has been subject to debate.[67][68][note 3] According to various former Mattel designers, Roger Sweet drew inspiration for the designs of his first He-Man prototypes from fantasy drawings of Mattel packaging designer Mark Taylor, which included a drawing of a He-Man-like character called Torak.[69][4][70]

Roger Sweet presented the He-Man concept to Ray Wagner at the Mattel Product Conference, in the form of three large three-dimensional plaster prototype models, which Sweet dubbed the "He-Man Trio". These prototypes were molded from an extensively modified Big Jim action figures (Battle Cat, would also be adapted from a tiger in the Big Jim toy-line).[71][72] The He-Man Trio models were a axe-wielding barbarian, a tank-headed soldier, and a spaceman with a Boba Fett-like helmet.[65] Out of the three concepts, the barbarian version He-Man was chosen to be the basis of the toyline (this original trio-prototype idea was released around thirty years later as the figure Vykron, and the barbarian concept on its own as Vikor, in the 'Masters of the Universe Classics' line).[73]

"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] [65]

—Roger Sweet[66]

Originally set under the working title 'Lords of Power', the name 'Masters of the Universe' came into being when it was suggested that former name of the toy-line was too religious in nature.[74] The roster of characters would soon expand past the main hero, He-Man, and Mark Taylor would draw inspiration for the series main villain, Skeletor, from his 1971 sketch entitled 'The King of Styx', along with early renderings of his characters Demo-Man and D-Man.[7] Taylor would create preliminary designs for several other original characters as well, but the premise behind the toy-line had not yet been established.[4] The backstory of He-Man was first proposed for special mini-comic books that Mattel marketing director Mark Ellis promised to distributors would accompany the toys.[71] Mattel had DC Comics mock up a comic book, with the earliest storybooks written by Donald F. Glut.[75][76][77] With major distributor Toys 'R' Us concerned that "five-year-olds don't read", Mark Ellis then first proposed the idea of an animated TV Special. This would eventually lead to a meeting with Filmation head Lou Scheimer and the creation of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series.[71]

Earlier in 1980, the rights-holders of Conan the Barbarian had been negotiating the character's toy rights with Mattel and they entered in an agreement the following year regarding characters from the Conan movie. However, with Mattel introducing the Masters of the Universe toy-line in 1982, the rights-holders sued Mattel claiming the character was an infringement on the character of Conan.[78] Mattel eventually won the lawsuit and after legal agreements were dissolved, it was stated that the toy-line was never intended for the Conan film.[79] However, some Conan influence can be seen, as Roger Sweet has claimed to have drawn some inspiration from the paintings of Frank Frazetta, a fantasy artist with many works depicting Conan the Barbarian, when creating He-Man.[66]

Early action figures and comics[edit]

Original action figures and minicomics (1981-1982)[edit]

The 'Masters of the Universe' toyline was created by Mattel in 1981, and first released to stores in 1982 as 5 1/2 inch action figures (as opposed to the 3 3/4 inch size used by Kenner's Star Wars and Hasbro's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lines).[4] The two main characters, He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe)[80] and his arch-enemy Skeletor (evil lord of destruction)[81] were the first released in action figure form, along with other core characters of the series: Man-At-Arms (heroic master of weapons), Beast Man (Skeletor's savage henchman) and Battle Cat (He-Man's fighting tiger).[82][83][84]

Later on that year, the first wave of action figures in 1982 would also include Teela (heroic warrior goddess), Mer-Man (evil ocean warlord), Stratos (heroic winged warrior) and Zodac (the cosmic enforcer).[85][86][87][88] Alongside the first wave of figures were the Battle Ram (mobile launcher) and Wind Raider (assault lander) vehicles and the playset Castle Grayskull (fortress of power and mystery).[89][90][91] These first figures as well as Castle Grayskull were primarily designed by Mark Taylor[70][92][93], although the final production sculpt of the original He-Man action figure was completed by Tony Guerrero[68] and the first vehicles were designed by Ted Mayer.[69]

Brief descriptions of the characters would appear on the packaging and box art (with illustrations by Errol McCarthy, Rudy Obrero, William Garland, William George and others)[94][95]. However, the lore of Masters of the Universe would be first fully explored through the minicomics that accompanied the action figures through-out the duration line (with 49 distinct comics being issued from 1981 until 1987).[96] The original four minicomics, He-Man and the Power Sword, The King of Castle Grayskull, Battle in the Clouds and The Vengeance of Skeletor were made by Mattel in 1981 and written by Donald F. Glut, with artwork by Alfredo Alcala. He-Man is introduced in the first minicomic, He-man and the Power Sword, as a wandering barbarian, leaving behind his jungle tribe on Eternia.[21] The world of Eternia is initially depicted as dealing with the aftermath of a great war that has devastated once powerful civilizations, leaving behind their fantastical machinery and weapons. The events of the war have also opened a rift between dimensions, which has allowed the evil warlord Skeletor to travel to Eternia. This inaugural incarnation of Skeletor sets his sights on obtaining both halves of the Power Sword (originally split in two in these early stories), in order to gain entry into the ancient Castle Grayskull (depicted, in these early comics, as being inhabited by the ghostly 'Spirit of Castle Grayskull').[21] The main premise being that whomever attains control of Castle Grayskull, will gain the power to become Master of the Universe. To combat Skeletor, in the first of the minicomics, He-Man is given special powers, armour and weapons by the Sorceress (also referred to as "The Goddess" in many early comics, the Sorceress appears to have green skin in her debut appearance and is shown wearing the 'snake armor' that came with the original Teela action figure; instead of adorning her more familiar bird-like attire, as seen in the Filmation series).[12] He-Man (not yet with the dual-identity of Prince Adam)[6], is supported in these initial stories by his heroic allies, Battle Cat (without the dual form of Cringer)[14], Man-At-Arms (depicted as clean-shaven, without a moustache)[15], Teela (often drawn with long blonde hair and accompanied by a unicorn/horse in these early depictions)[16], and Stratos, the winged warrior (who erroneously cameos fighting on the side of Skeletor in the initial mini-comic).[18][21] Skeletor, in-turn, enlists the help of the brutish ape-like Beast Man and fish-like Mer-Man to battle He-Man and his heroic warriors.[97][98]

2nd wave of action figures and minicomics (1983)[edit]

Other major characters introduced the following year in these early waves of action figures included He-Man's allies, Ram Man (heroic human battering ram),[19] Man-E-Faces (heroic human… robot …monster)[20] and Zoar (the fighting falcon; whose sculpt was taken from the Big Jim toy-line's 'Eagle of Danger Peak');[13] along with Skeletor's evil warriors Tri-Klops (described on his packaging as being evil and seeing everything),[99] Trap Jaw (evil and armed for combat),[100] Panthor (Skeletor's savage cat; a fuzzy purple adaptation of Battle Cat's toy mold),[101] Screeech (Skeletor's barbarian bird; a purple recast of the orange Zoar),[102] Faker (evil robot of Skeletor; a blue-skinned clone of He-Man, seldom featured in MOTU media, without an introductory minicomic during his initial release)[103] and Evil-Lyn (evil warrior goddess; the last figure released in this wave, she would not yet feature in any MOTU media until her prominent role in the Filmation animated series).[25] The Attak-Trak vehicle and the Point Dread & Talon Fighter playset were also released in the 1983 line.[104][105]

This second series, consisting of seven new minicomics, released in 1982-83, were produced by DC Comics, written by Gary Cohn and featured artwork by Mark Texeira.[106] These minicomics would devote several issues towards introducing the new action figure characters into the line. He-man's new ally Ram Man is initially tricked into fighting on the side of Skeletor in He-Man Meets Ram-Man;[107] and Man-E-Faces is introduced in The Ordeal of Man-E-faces as an Eternian actor turned into a monster by Skeletor, freed by the Sorceress, only to be magically possessed by three multiple personalities: man, monster and robot.[108] Skeletor's evil warriors also get their own introductory minicomics, with Tri-Klops as a skilled swordsman and mercenary in The Terror of Tri-Klops,[27] and Trap Jaw, portrayed in The Menace of Trap Jaw, as a criminal from another dimension.[26] In these pre-Filmation stories, the primary characters of Prince Adam, Cringer, Orko, and Evil-Lyn did not yet feature in the series; although the Eternian Palace and Royal Court with King Randor and Queen Marlena (both yet unnamed, looking decidedly older than in the later series)[10] are featured in several of these DC minicomics, as are the mystical falcon Zoar (not yet an alternate form of the Sorceress)[13] and the Attak-Trak (battle machine, based on the toy, and not yet a robotic voiced van-like vehicle, as in the Filmation cartoon).[104] The storyline concept of Teela as the secret daughter of the Sorceress (albeit as a clone) and adopted daughter of Man-At-Arms was first introduced at this time as well in the minicomic The Tale of Teela.[109][48] A special comic and record entitled The Power of Point Dread/Danger at Castle Grayskull was also produced for the Talon Fighter and Point Dread playset.[110]

Additional waves of action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets were released every year until 1987; totaling 70 distinct figures in all (including 24 creatures, 12 vehicles, 6 playsets and 10 accessories) with the final overseas releases from the original line coming from Italy in 1988.[111] A major proponent of the 1980s action-figure boom, Masters of the Universe figures proved to be very popular and were produced & marketed all over the world.[112] Most of action figures were made in Taiwan and Malaysia, however Mattel also had production facilities in the United States, Mexico, France, Spain, and joint ventures with Leo Toys of India, Top Toys of Argentina, Estrela of Brazil and Takara of Japan.[113]

DC Comics - 1980s series (1982-1983)[edit]

In July 1982, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe would appear for the first time in the pages of DC Comics with DC Comics Presents issue #47, in the story From Eternia With Death, followed by a special insert comic in many DC's titles from November 1982, entitled Fate is the Killer.[114][115] In these first two DC MOTU stories, Superman ends up on Eternia, joining with He-Man to combat Skeletor and his minions.[97] He-Man's original DC comic run finished up with a three issue mini-series at the start of 1983 (all written by Paul Kupperberg, with artwork by Curt Swan and George Tuska).[116] These issues would introduce the Eternian Royal Family, most notably Prince Adam, and his transformation into He-Man into the series. This version of Adam, however, was originally depicted wearing a blue vest and portrayed as somewhat of a philanderer; rather than his later more wholesome pink-vest wearing character.[97] Also unique to these issues, Adam transforms inside the 'Cavern of Power', instead of his more famous 'By the Power of Grayskull!' line.[117] The Sorceress, now residing in the Cavern of Power, is still depicted wearing the Teela Snake Armour, and is often referred to as "The Goddess" throughout the series.[12] Other entries into the Masters of the Universe mythos, such as Cringer as the alter-ego of Battle Cat, Zodac as a neutral cosmic enforcer, Stratos' as leader of his home world of Avion, and Adam's mother, Queen Marlena as an astronaut hailing from Earth, were all partly introduced in these early DC issues.[14][118][119]

Filmation animated series era[edit]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Filmation animated series (1983-1984)[edit]

In 1983, Masters of the Universe would debut perhaps its' most famous incarnation, with the animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Created by Filmation, under the direction of executive producer Lou Scheimer, the cartoon made its' television debut on September 5, 1983 with the episode The Diamond Ray of Disappearance. Running through 2 seasons, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, was one of the first animated series produced directly for weekday syndication, as opposed to re-runs primarily based on Saturday mornings. Totaling 130 episodes, with each season of 65 episodes stretching across 13 weeks, the series last aired The Cold Zone, on November 21, 1985.[5][120]

Similar to the comics that came before, the series is set on Eternia, which is ruled by King Randor and Queen Marlena (visibly younger in age and with more colourful attire than their previous comic versions).[10] Their son, Prince Adam (now wearing his more familiar pink vest), pretends to be somewhat lazy, clumsy, and irresponsible, much like his pet tiger Cringer (depicted in the series as being very cowardly and with the ability to speak).[9][14] For the first time Prince Adam is shown to transform into He-Man by holding aloft his magic sword and saying the magic words, "By the power of Grayskull...I have the Power!!!".[121] It is revealed in the introduction that Prince Adam's secret identity of He-Man is known only by the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull (now with the familiar bird-like costume, who often takes the form of Zoar the falcon),[12] Man-At-Arms (now sporting a mustache, and often referred to by his first name Duncan; he is portrayed as scientific inventor as well as a warrior)[15] and Orko (making his full debut as a mainstay in the franchise, Orko is presented as a floating childlike Trollan magician, often used for comic relief and as a point-of-view character for children).[17] Rounding out the main cast of heroes is Teela (now firmly depicted with red hair, she is the Captain of the Royal Guard, the adopted daughter of Man-At-Arms and secret child of the Sorceress; who serves as a teasing and semi-antagonistic love interest of Adam and He-Man throughout the series).[16] Also featuring in the series with semi-regularity are Stratos (the flying leader of the bird-people of Avion) and Ram-Man (portrayed as a dim-witted but likeable bouncing warrior).[18][19] Appearing with much less frequency in the series are He-Man's recurring allies Zodac (less neutral and more of a omniscient cosmic peacekeeper, often assisting He-Man),[118] Man-E-Faces (presented this time as a master of disguise, once mistaken as evil but turned to good),[20] Buzz-Off (oddly voiced leader of the Bee People),[57] Fisto (debuts as powerful loner and adversary of He-Man's before joining forces),[122] Mekaneck (loyal warrior with a bionic neck, searching for his lost son),[56] Roboto (robotic alien explorer marooned on Eternia),[123] Sy-Klone (spinning tornado-like warrior, who appears without a backstory),[124] Moss Man (transforming plant being and enemy of Evilseed)[125] and several characters that would not receive action figure releases in the original line such as Lizard-Man, the Royal Archeologist Melaktha, Trollans Dree-Elle and Montork, Avion bird-people Delora and Hawke, Adam's grandfather King Miro, Squinch and the Widgets and the wise and ancient dragon, Granamyr.[119][5]

He-Man's nemesis, the evil wizard Skeletor (now famously portrayed by voice actor Alan Oppenheimer as a cackling and more comedic villain), still wishes to conquer Castle Grayskull and learn of its' secrets, but also now desires to take over the royal palace and rule Eternia; often seeking ancient and mysterious beasts and artifacts to try and stop He-man and his allies.[5] Skeletor often hosts his rogues gallery inside his headquarters, Snake Mountain, gathered around his bone-filled throne, plotting and peering through a magic orb to spy on He-Man and his friends.[126] Often this group of evil minions consists of the cunning female sorcerer Evil-Lyn (making her full debut into the MOTU mythos as Skeletor's most dangerous counterpart in the Filmation series),[25] and his most frequent sidekicks: the bumbling Beast Man (who possesses the ability to control various creatures through telepathy) and the equally inept weapon-armed Trap Jaw.[23][100] Skeletor's original henchmen in the cartoon also include Mer-Man (with a distinctive gurgling voice portrayal, also by Alan Oppenheimer), Tri-Klops (with a more robotic voice and persona), and Skeletor's purple pet feline Panthor.[24][99][101] Other henchmen making a few appearances later in the series are Webstor (one of Skeletor's more intelligent henchmen, often paired with Kobra Khan),[127] Kobra Khan (menacing Repton able to spray sleeping gas from his cobra hood),[128] Two-Bad (bumbling henchman with two often arguing heads),[129] Spikor (depicted as possibly Skeletor's most dimwitted minion in all of the Filmation series),[130] Modulok (deranged and mutated scientist, once known as Galen Nycroft),[43] Clawful (a far more cunning villain in this version, than other representations of the character),[58] and Whiplash (appearing the most out of the later henchmen).[59][5] Some of Skeletor's rogues would appear only once in the Filmation cartoon, such as Faker (appearing only briefly as a magical clone of He-Man before being tossed into the bottomless abyss outside Castle Grayskull),[103] Jitsu (called 'Chopper' in the script),[131] Batros, Icer, Fang-Man, Dragoon and Strong-Arm. Other villains, not allied with Skeletor would occasionally appear as well, such as the powerful wizard Count Marzo, the plant-demon Evilseed, Kothos, Shokoti, Negator, and the rabbit-like space-pirate Plundor, to name a few.[119]

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 a cartoon series could feature a muscular superhero who engage in on-screen combat (although most of the time wrestling-style moves were utilized instead of direct violence). The cartoon was also ground-breaking in that it was produced in connection with marketing a line of toys, as advertising directly to children was controversial during this period. As an attempt to mitigate the negative publicity generated by these controversies, a "life lesson" or "moral of the story" was played at the end of each episode; which was usually tied to the action or central theme of the episode in question (although in the United Kingdom, the closing "morals" were often edited out of the original broadcasts).[132][133][134]

The series featured the voice talents of John Erwin, who starred as He-Man/Prince Adam, Beast Man, Ram Man, Webstor, Whiplash (and many other voices); the aforementioned Alan Oppenheimer, voicing Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat/Cringer, Mer-Man, Buzz-Off (and others); Linda Gary as much of the female cast with Teela, The Sorceress, Evil-Lyn and Queen Marlena; and executive producer Lou Scheimer providing the voice work for a multitude of other characters such as Orko, King Randor, Stratos, Trap Jaw, Tri-Klops, Man-E-Faces, Mekaneck, Fitso, Clawful, Spikor, Two Bad (and many others). Often produced by Gwen Wetzler or Hal Sutherland, writers on the show included Larry DiTillio, David Wise, Ron Schultz, Sam Schultz, Marc Scott Zicree, Robby London, Michael Reaves, J. Brynne Stephens, Robert White, Don Heckman, Douglas Booth, Rowby Goren, Tom Tataranowicz, Robert Lamb, Antoni Zalewski, Jeffry O'Hare, and many others.[5] The series is also noted for featuring early script-writing work from Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series fame and one episode, Battle Cat, was written by Star Trek's D.C. Fontana.[135]

The series, although still popular, would not be renewed for a third season in 1985. Instead Filmation opted to create the She-Ra: Princess of Power Series, and deliberately crossover the existing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe characters and continuity into the new series. The original He-Man series would end and She-Ra begin with animated movie The Secret of the Sword, released theatrically in the spring of 1985, featuring most of the main characters from both cartoons. The two animated series, would however, join up one last time for He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special in December 1985; in which two children from Earth end up accidentally coming to Eternia and are protected by Skeletor, who in a rare act of kindness, is overtaken by the Christmas Spirit. The very last appearance of Filmation's He-Man and Skeletor is in one of the final She-Ra episodes, entitled Assault on the Hive, airing December 13, 1986.[136][5]

Filmation era MOTU action figures and minicomics (1984-1985)[edit]

Sales of the toyline continued to increase with the exposure of the animated series, and new waves of figures and vehicles were produced during this peak of popularity.[4] First introduced into the action figure line in 1984 were new 'Battle Armor' versions of He-Man and Skeletor, who could be "battle damaged" when the mechanism on the figure's chest was pressed.[137][138] These new renditions of He-Man and Skeletor did not appear in the animated series or the minicomics, but several new featured characters in the Filmation series would find releases in these 3rd and 4th waves of action figures. Making their toyline debuts in 1984 were He-Man's allies Buzz-Off (heroic spy in the sky; bee-like insectoid warrior with wings),[57] Fisto (heroic hand-to-hand fighter; bearded warrior with a large smashing fist as an action feature)[122] and Mekaneck (heroic human periscope; featuring an extending bionic neck).[56] The first action figures for Prince Adam (heroic "secret identity" of He-Man) and Orko (heroic court magician; ultilizing a pull cord feature that would send the figure spinning around when placed on a flat surface) would also be produced in this 3rd wave.[9][17] Skeletor's evil warriors would receive new recruits as well, with Clawful (warrior with the grip of evil; crab-like creature with an oversized pincer for a hand),[58] Jitsu (evil master of martial arts; human warrior with a gold chopping hand action feature),[131] Kobra Khan (evil master of snakes; reptilian warrior able to be filled with water to spray "poison" mist on his enemies),[128] Webstor (evil master of escape; spider-faced warrior with a working grappling hook/backpack pulley system)[127] and Whiplash (evil tail-thrashing warrior; reptilian with a rubber tail) all added to the line in 1984.[59] Vehicles produced in 1984 include the Dragon Walker (sidewinding beast/vehicle), Road Ripper (warrior carrier, with a fast action pull-cord), Roton (evil assault vehicle, with a round rotating outer disk) and Stridor (heroic armored war horse, often paired with Fisto);[139]. The major playset that year was Skeletor's evil stronghold, Snake Mountain (looking quite unlike the Filmation version, with a giant ghoulish-face molded into the plastic and a voice distorting wolf-headed microphone).[126][140]

Series three of Mattel's MOTU minicomics would follow a far more similar canon to that of the Filmation animated series, with minicomics such as Dragon's Gift, Masks of Power and Double-Edge Sword adapting stories straight from the first season episodes of the same name.[141][142][143] There would be some differences from Filmation however, as can be seen in The Temple of Darkness minicomic with the Sorceress, now in her bird-like Filmation attire, but in an all white version of the costume.[12] The minicomics He-Man and the Insect People and The Clash of Arms would feature many of the new characters from the toyline such as Buzz-Off, Mekaneck, Fisto, Stridor, Webstor, Clawful and Whiplash;[144] [145] while others such as The Secret Liquid of Life, Slave City and The Siege of Avion had less to do with the toyline and would introduce new original minicomic characters instead, such as He-Man's childhood friend Prince Dakon, the evil Geldor, the Kobold master Lodar and Haramesh the demon.[146][147][148]

The 1985 wave of action figures would again feature new versions of He-Man and Skeletor with special action features: Thunder-Punch He-Man (whose backpack could be loaded with plastic ring caps to create a loud "bang" when turning He-Man's waist) and Dragon Blaster Skeletor (which included a small water squirting dragon chained to Skeletor's armour).[149][150] Heroic warriors included in the line were Moss Man (heroic spy & master of camoflage; a fuzzy pine-scented re-tooling of the Beast-Man mold),[125] Roboto (heroic mechanical warrior; featuring moving gears and multiple weapons that could be inserted into his arm socket)[151] and Sy-Klone (heroic fist-flinging tornado; with a dial on his waist allowing his torso to be spun around continuously).[124] Evil warriors in 1985 would consist of Spikor (untouchable master of evil combat; covered in purple rubber spikes with a trident for an arm),[130] Two Bad (double-headed evil strategist; whose spring action arms would allow the figure to punch himself in either face)[129] and Stinkor (evil master of odors; a foul smelling re-working of the Mer-Man mold and the only character from the 1985 line that would not make an appearance in the Filmation cartoon).[152] Vehicles produced in this 4th wave were Bashasaurus (heroic combat vehicle; with a large bashing club-arm),[153] Battle Bones (collector's carry case; brought to life in the minicomics),[154] Land Shark (evil monster/vehicle; Skeletor's tank with a purple chomping shark mouth),[155] Night Stalker (evil armored battle steed; a re-coloured Stridor toy, often associated with Jitsu)[156] and Spydor (evil stalker; Skeletor's giant mechanical Spider).[157][111]

The largest addition to the 1985 Masters of the Universe toyline would come in the form of the Evil Horde, whose characters were set to debut in the animated He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword motion picture. Although primarily villains in the soon to debut, She-Ra: Princess of Power animated series, five out of the six initial Evil Horde action figures were produced for the Masters of Universe line, instead of the Princess of Power toyline (with the Horde villainess Catra being the sole exception).[42] The main new villain Hordak (ruthless leader of the Evil Horde)[29], was followed in action figure form by his underlings, Leech (evil master of power suction)[45], Grizzlor (hairy henchman of the Evil Horde)[44], Mantenna (evil spy with the pop-out eyes)[41] and Modulok (evil beast with a thousand bodies; a unique figure with 22 segmented body parts that could be taken apart and re-assembled into over 1000 different combinations).[43] Hordak's lair, the Fright Zone, was also released as a playset in 1985, although it bore no resemblance at all to the mechanical/industrial looking Fright Zone seen in the animated She-Ra series.[158]

Series four of the minicomics in 1985, would begin to depart from some aspects of Filmation's continuity, as each member of the Evil Horde would feature in their own titular minicomic, focusing more on their attempts to attack He-Man and invade Eternia, rather than anything She-Ra/Princess of Power related.[29] Likewise, Skeletor's Dragon-blaster and He-Man's Thunder-punch powers were never seen in the animated series, but debut here in the minicomics Skeletor's Dragon and The Treachery of Modulok.[154][159] Roboto would also receive an alternate origin story in The Battle of Roboto, being a creation of Man-At-Arms, rather than a wandering alien, as in the Filmation series.[160] Stinkor and Spikor would star in their own minicomics as well, in The Stench of Evil and Spikor Strikes, which would also feature Moss Man, Sy-Klone (referred to as "Tornado") and the Spydor vehicle.[161][162] Only the minicomic, The Obelisk, would follow the established continuity more closely and did not feature any of the new characters or vehicles.[163] Michael Halperin and Christy Marx would write many of the 1984 and 1985 minicomics, while Lee Nordling often served as editor. Larry Houston, Michael Lee and Alfred Alcala would compose most of the artwork for these issues, while DC Comics' Bruce Timm was the illustrator for Grizzlor - The Legend Comes Alive!.[164][106]

The introduction of She-Ra and "The Secret of the Sword" animated feature (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.[120] Thus, She-Ra, a feminine warrior-woman heroine, in the same vein as He-Man, was proposed with an all new line of doll/action figure for girls.[4] In conjunction with the toyline, Filmation would begin work on a new animated series titled She-Ra: Princess of Power, featuring this new main character. She-Ra, would be revealed as Princess Adora, the long lost twin sister Prince Adam/He-Man, living on Eternia's sister planet of Etheria, ruled by Hordak, the main antagonist of the new series and the tyrannical leader of the Evil Horde.[29] She-Ra would first be introduced in the animated feature He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword, released to theaters on March 22nd, 1985.[165] The film would feature most major characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and introduce many of the new characters and concepts behind the new series (with the backstory developed by Filmation writers Larry DiTillio and J. Michael Straczynski).[166]

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

Filmation's She-Ra: Princess of Power first aired "The Sword of She-Ra Part 1: Into Etheria" on September 9, 1985. The Secret of the Sword animated movie from earlier that spring was essentially a compilation of what would become the first five episodes of the She-Ra cartoon series. The series would run for 2 seasons, and 93 episodes from 1985 to 1986. She-Ra: Princess of Power was produced in lieu of continuing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for a third year; however, He-Man often appeared in episodes of She-Ra to aid his sister, and several other characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, both heroic and evil, also appeared in multiple crossovers.[167][71]

She-Ra was born as Princess Adora on Eternia, Prince Adam/He-Man's twin sister and daughter of King Randor and Queen Marlena. As an infant, Adora is kidnapped by Hordak (vampire/demon-faced sorcerer with a cowl of bones, who can transform his body into various mechanical devices) and Skeletor (Hordak's apprentice at the time), and taken to the world of Etheria (a planet ruled by the Horde, and the main setting of the She-Ra series).[168][29] Adora is raised and brainwashed by Hordak and his confidant Shadow Weaver (a red-robed witch with a hidden face, powerful in dark magic), to eventually become Force Captain of the Horde.[28][39] After encountering her brother He-Man (who is on a mission from the Sorceress to find her on Etheria), she eventually acquires the Sword of Protection and seeks to learn the true evil of the Horde. After first transforming into She-Ra and seeing the error of her ways, she becomes a member of the Great Rebellion; a secret small band of rebels, living in the Whispering Woods and fighting to free Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak.[28][5] 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 blue gem in its hilt. Unlike He-Man's sword, She-Ra's possesses the ability to transform into different weapons and accessories, such as a lasso, a shield or a flaming blade.[71] Like her brother Adam, however, Adora's transformation into She-Ra is similarly triggered by holding her sword over her head, but with her own unique invocation; "For the honor of Grayskull... I AM SHE-RA!". Also similar to He-Man and Cringer/Battle Cat, She-Ra transforms her horse Spirit into the flying unicorn Swift Wind.[31] Though strong like He-Man, She-Ra is shown to have additional powers as well, such as the ability to heal with her touch, and communicate with animals via telepathy.[169]

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 (rather than Skeletor trying to conquer Eternia).[170] The Great Rebellion is originally led by Queen Angela (winged queen of Bright Moon, freed by She-Ra from the clutches of Hunga the Harpy);[38] and her daughter Glimmer (pink-haired magic-user, with the ability to manipulate light)[33]; with the main cast of the Princess of Power cartoon also including, the skilled archer Bow (the main male heroic character of the series),[34] Bow's timid companion Kowl (a flying owl/koala-like creature with large rainbow coloured ears),[35] the absent minded magician Madame Razz and her wise-cracking sidekick, Broom.[36][37] Also appearing in many episodes are the small imp-like forest-dwelling Twiggits (mainly Sprockett, Spritina, and Spragg)[171] and the mystical Light Hope, who serves as a 'Sorceress of Grayskull-type' guide to She-Ra, residing high atop Mount Skydancer in the Crystal Castle.[32] Throughout the series recurring characters and members/allies of the Rebellion included Adora's swashbuckling love interest Sea-Hawk, the flirtatious ice queen Frosta, powerful sorcerer queen Castaspella, butterfly-like Flutterina, mermaid princess Mermista, far-seeing Peakablue, flower-loving Perfuma, net-tossing Netossa, the intergalactic scout Sweet Bee, and the MOTU toyline characters, the elephant warrior Snout Spout (referred to as "Hose Nose"), and the Comet Warriors Rokkon and Stonedar (developed too late to appear in the prior MOTU Filmation series).[119] A special character, Loo-Kee, was also introduced, hiding somewhere in the background of nearly every episode of the series; emerging at the end of the episode, revealing to viewers where he had been hiding and relating the moral of the story.[172]

The ruling antagonist faction of the series, the Evil Horde (whose members are often depicted with a bat-like insignia) is lead on Etheria by Hordak (as voiced by George DiCenzo, is portrayed with a snorting laugh and temperament slightly more fearsome than Skeletor's),[29] who rules Etheria from the industrial/technological looking monstrosity known as the Fright Zone.[158] The Horde enslaves the people of Etheria through Hordak's legions of armoured robot-like Horde Troopers, mechanized vehicles and his special task-force of henchman known as the Force Squad.[173] The Force Squad, lead originally by Adora and now by Catra (raven-haired villianess with a magic mask, giving her the ability to turn into a vicious panther),[42] consists of the bug-eyed Mantenna (whom Hordak loves to torment, often dropping him through trap-doors),[41] the fearsome Beast-Island operator Grizzlor,[44] the hulking life-force draining amphibian-like Leech,[45] the whiny shape-shifting Imp,[40] and the pincer-clawed scorpian-woman Scorpia.[46] The Horde was later joined by others including Skeletor's former scientist henchman Modulok,[43] his robotic creation Multi-Bot,[174] the future Snake Men Tung-Lashor and Rattlor,[175][176] Entrapta the evil inventor with deadly braids, the octopus-woman Octavia, the Horde zoo keeper Vultak, and the robot Horde Trooper commander Dylamug.[119] The overarching inter-planetary supreme leader of the Horde, Horde Prime, who held leadership over both Hordak and Skeletor was also introduced during the She-Ra Filmation series.[177] Some of the other popular one-off heroes and villains were Spinnerella, Huntara, General Sunder, False-Face, Colonel Blast, the Red Knight, Granita the comet warrior, Sorrowful the Dragon, the Meteorbs and the Star Sisters.[119]

She-Ra and Adora were voiced in the series by Melendy Britt (who also voiced Catra, Castaspella, Mermista and Octavia), George DiCenzo was the voice of Hordak, Bow, Sea-Hawk, Tung-Lashor (and a few others) and Diane Pershing provided the voice for Netossa and Spinnerella. Alan Oppenheimer and John Erwin would reprise their roles from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, as would Linda Gary with Teela and the Sorceress, while providing the additional voice work for Glimmer, Madame Razz, Sweet Bee, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia and Entrapta. Credited as "Erik Gunden", Lou Scheimer returned as well to provide voices for a plethora of characters including Swift Wind, Kowl, Light Hope, Broom, Mantenna, Leech, Grizzlor, Modulok, Horde Prime, Multi-Bot, Rattlor, Orko, the Horde Troopers and many of the Twiggits; while his daughter, Erika Scheimer, took a more prominent role in this series providing the voices for Loo-Kee, Queen Angella, Frosta, Imp and several of She-Ra's female associates.[5] She-Ra: Princess of Power would air its final episode 'Swifty's Baby' on December 5, 1986; with no real finale for either the She-Ra or He-Man Filmation series.[136]

Princess of Power - Mattel toyline (1985-1987)[edit]

Released in 1985, 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.

The 'Princess of Power' toyline ran from 1985 to 1987, for which Mattel would release 22 action figure/dolls (with 12 creatures, 2 playsets and 16 clothing accessories). Apart from the main Princess of Power line, the preeminent villains of the She-Ra series, Hordak and the Evil Horde (originally created by Filmation in collaboration with Mattel), were released by Mattel under the Masters of the Universe branding. The character Catra was the only villain to be released in the first wave of the Princess of Power toyline, with Mattel downplaying her connection to the Evil Horde in the toyline (although she is later joined in the toy-line by fellow Horde-Villainess Entrapta). Several major villains from the She-Ra cartoon did not receive an original action figure releases in neither the POP or MOTU toylines, such as the aforementioned evil sorceress Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, Imp, Octavia, or Hunga. She-Ra would also feature in 13 of her own minicomics (packaged with the figures), along with several children's books, comic magazines, and read-along record/cassette-tape books.

Last years of the original toyline[edit]

Final action figures and minicomics (1986-1988)[edit]

The final series of action figures and minicomics, in 1986 and 1987, would continue on the adventures past the animated series and its sequel in the She-Ra line, introducing new characters not seen in the cartoon series such as Rio Blast, Clamp Champ, Dragstor, Extendar, Blast-Attak, Ninjor, Scare-Glow, Snake-Face, Sssqueeze, Mosquitor, Rotar and Twistoid (along with live action movie characters Blade, Saurod and Gwildor). The main feature of these later minicomics was the new major villain group known as the Snake Men. Kobra Khan, Tung-Lashor and Rattlor (previously appearing in the He-Man and She-Ra cartoon series with Skeletor, and/or as members of the Horde), were now under the leadership of the ancient Eternian King Hiss, whose snake men army rose from Eternia's past, joining forces with Skeletor to once again rule Eternia.[128][176][175][51] Other notable minicomic storylines of this period included the introduction of the three-towered fortress of Eternia in The Ultimate Battleground (which was a massive final playset for the toyline), and the suggested origin of Skeletor as Keldor in The Search for Keldor. All of this was leading towards what would have been a continuation of the series in the 'Powers of Grayskull' line, before being discontinued. Issues from series 3 through 6 were often edited by Lee Nordling, included writing by Steven Grant, Michael Halperin, Tim Kilpin, Phil White, and Christy Marx; and often featured the artwork of Bruce Timm, Jim Mitchell, Chris Carlson, Alfredo Alcala or Larry Houston. The final action figures of the original toyline were "Laser Power" versions of He-Man and Skeletor (looking somewhat more like their live-action movie characters), released only in Europe in 1988.

'The Powers of Grayskull' (1987)[edit]

The proposed exploration of the distant past of Eternia, dubbed "Preternia",[178] forms the basis of what was originally to be the next incarnation of the toyline, entitled The Powers of Grayskull. However the toyline was canelled very early on, with only a few toys released (like the dinosaur-themed creatures Turbodactyl, Bionatops, Tyrantisaurus Rex and the rare Italian-only released giant figures, Tytus and Megator). The main story information originates from the final minicomic The Powers of Grayskull—The Legend Begins!, which was intended as the first of a three-part series, however only this issue appeared.[179]

The proposed storyline was to focus on Ancient Eternia, which was populated by many creatures, including the aforementioned 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 to be 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.[180]

However, when Mattel finally went about creating a definitive identity for "The Unnamed One", as part of their Masters of the Universe Classic line, the character was revealed to be an evil Trollan named "Gorpo" (a nod to the original pre-production name for Orko), who was exiled to Eternia by his race for evil and who used his dark magic to transform normal snakes into humanoid snake people such as King Hiss. Furthermore, additional figures for He-Ro and Eldor, who were made into prototypes but never officially released) were made for the Classic line.

Other comics, books and media[edit]

Later comic series and magazines (1985-1988)[edit]

In the years after the animated series ended, generally going along with the established Filmation continuity, Marvel Comics would release a younger-skewing Star Comics Masters of the Universe series that ran from 1986 to 1988 bi-monthly and produced 13 issues.[181] Daily comics strips could also be found at this time in newspaper syndication from 1985 until 1989.[182] There was also a 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Magazine', a U.S. based fan club magazine featuring puzzles, fan letters, feature stories and comic strips (running 16 issues, 1985-1988; She-Ra also with a similar magazine, running 6 issues).[183] This magazine series featured well rendered covers and posters by artist Earl Norem and a create a character contest, with the winner, Nathan Bitner, revealed in the spring 1986 issue with his Fearless Photog character (however, an action figure was never realized or produced until the Classics line in 2012).[184][185]

International publications (1983-1990)[edit]

Various He-Man adventure magazine issues containing Masters of the Universe related comics were also released outside the United States, in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy and many other countries.[186] Egmont's London Editions in the United Kingdom, published 72 issues biweekly of their 'By The Power of Grayskull... Masters of the Universe' comic magazine from 1986 to 1988 (also publishing 14 issues of 'For the Honor of Grayskull She-Ra' and 3 specials).[187] The series is often noted for expanding the origins of many characters, and introducing the character 'Scrollos', among others.[188] Egmont also ran a monthly comic magazine entitled 'Masters of the Universe Adventure', which ran for 18 issues before turning into a 'New Adventures' themed magazine 'He-Man Adventure' for 10 more issues.[189][190] Original comic-book content was also created in Germany by Interpart/Condor for 18 issues, Ehapa for 21 issues (also appearing in their Micky Maus comics) and original content by Mattel, including two exclusive European minicomics.[191][192][193] Both the German and British comics were often translated to provide content for other countries (although Italy's Più and Magic Boy magazines and some comic books from South America, notably Estrela and Editora Abril of Brazil, provided some original material in their pages as well).[194][195][196][197]

Children's books (1983-1990)[edit]

Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power featured in many children's books in the 1980s as well. One of the main producers of these titles was Golden Books, which published several series of hard and softcover children's books from 1983 to 1986 (the earliest books are more in line with early minicomics, with the later books following the cartoon series; however, Golden Books did introduce their own character of Goat-Man in the book Secret of the Dragon's Egg in 1985)[198]. World I.P. also produced annual Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power storybooks in the U.K. from 1984 until the New Adventures line in 1990 (with the 1984 edition written pre-Filmation, notably naming Orko as 'Gorpo' and King Randor as 'King Miro').[199] Euredif France produced several Maîtres de l'Univers volumes as well.[200] Also notable in the 1980s were the various combination book/record/cassette-tape read-along/tell-a-tale adventures produced by Ladybird Books out of the U.K., by Kid Stuff Records out of the U.S., and by Mattel themselves.[201][202][203]

Games, audio plays, Power Tour and other media (1983-1987)[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.[204] Various board games were also released in the 1980s and FASA produced The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game in 1985.[205]

Throughout the 1980s a wide array of He-Man merchandise was released, including colouring books, activity books, a Panini Sticker book and many other items.[206] Several read-along audio plays were created by Kid Stuff and by Pickwick/Ladybird in the United Kingdom.[207] Notably, a complete Masters of the Universe audio-play adventure LP record was released by Kid Stuff Records in 1983; written and produced by John Braden, with a new He-Man theme song and original voice acting.[208] Also notable were a series of audio cassettes, released in Germany by Europa, consisting of 37 episodes of over 40 minutes in length, with an additional 10 Princess of Power tapes, and 5 specials (these introduced Anti-Eternia, with an evil alternate universe version of He-Man in episode 11).[209][210]

Home video releases of Filmation's animated series were produced by RCA/Columbia on VHS and Betamax for 11 volumes with red framed box art, before switching to their Magic Window brand with 'The Secret of the Sword' movie in 1985, for 12 additional He-Man and the Masters of the Universe volumes and 10 She-Ra Princess of Power VHS releases.[211][212] Golden Books, Germany's Ocean and Select and various others also released Masters of the Universe video content in the 1980s.[213][214]

There was also a Masters of the Universe 'Power Tour' live stage show, showing across the United States, with 19 consecutive performances at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Directed by Tony Christopher, husband and wife Jack and Leslie Wadsworth portrayed He-Man and She-ra, while Khalos Planchart and Eric Van Baars played lead villains Hordak and Skeletor, respectively. The production also featured lesser used characters such as Rio-Blast, Clamp-Champ, Snout-Spout, Rokkon, Ninjor, Blast-Attak and songs by an original character, Songster (performed by Doug Howard).[215]

Live action film (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 United States was August 7, 1987. The film starred Dolph Lundgren in the title role of He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, with Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill and James Tolkan in supporting roles (as Julie Winston, Kevin Corrigan, and Detective Lubic, respectively). 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. Skeletor's henchmen Blade (Anthony De Longis), Saurod (Pons Maar) and Karg (Robert Towers) were also introduced, in place of other more familiar villains from the series.

Many viewers reviewed the motion picture by comparing it to the cartoon, when in 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.[216][217]

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. Teela also makes a later appearance in the series[218][219] Other main characters introduced in this series are He-Man's new allies, the wise sage Master Sebrian, his assistant Mara, and the lead Galactic Guardians Captain Hydron and Flipshot. Other frequently appearing heroic characters included the young shepherd girl Drissi, her little brother Caz, Grot the gardener, councilman Werban, the cyclops Meliac, the Scientists (Alcon, Gepple, Krex and Meldoc) and the remaining Galactic Guardians Sagitar, Tuskador, Spinwit and Artilla, with the final members Kayo, Vizor and Nocturna rarely featuring in the show (although they did appear in the comics and series intro). Skeletor's other allies in Flogg's band of Evil Mutants consisted mainly of Flogg's incompetent second in command Slush-Head, Skeletor's new love interest Crita, and other mutants such as Quakke, Staghorn, B.H., Hoove, Karatti, Optik and Lizorr (with the last few mutants rarely appearing or featuring in the cartoon series).

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 sixty-five episodes, with a few waves of less popular action figures; totaling 28 distinct figures in all (including 7 vehicles, 2 playsets and 2 accessories).[219][220]

The New Adventures of He-Man series was also featured in its own series of 4 minicomics, and in a monthly comic magazine entitled 'He-Man Adventure' (which ran for about 6 issues before returning to adventures on Eternia), and was published by Egmont's London Editions Magazines in the U.K.; World I.P. also produced a New Adventures themed annual in 1990. These publications differed somewhat from the animated series; one change being the character Darius, who did not appear in the cartoon series at all, in a major role as leader of the Galactic Council.

Hiatus - Proposed series, pop culture and commemorative releases (1992-2001)[edit]

The Masters of the Universe franchise would not produce any new media for over a decade, although a new series was pitched by Lou Scheimer to DIC Entertainment in 1996. The series was to feature He-Ro (alter-ego Dare), now the son of He-Man, as a sequel to the original animated series; but remained unproduced.[221]

During this hiatus, Masters of the Universe also began a following on the early days of the internet, with sites developed by Kevin Herbert (one of the first), Adam Tyner (with the Scrolls of Grayskull newsletter), Busta-Toons (with focus on the Filmation animated series) and many others; eventually ending up with the expansive He-Man.org site being created.[222] Various popular internet memes were also created with Masters of the Universe being reviewed by popular YouTube channels, parodies such as Unemployed Skeletor or Wil Wheaton's "Skeletor Reads Angry Tweets" segment. Masters of the Universe would also appear many times on the Adult Swim stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken (which introduced comedic character Mo-Larr). Both He-Man and Skeletor are often mentioned in pop culture, as seen on the long running animated series, The Simpsons on a few occasions.[223]

In 2000, however, Mattel did act on the growing nostalgia for the 1980s action figures, by re-releasing replicas of many of the figures, under the banner of the Masters of the Universe Commemorative line.[224] BCI Eclipse LLC (and later Mill Creek Entertainment) would expand on this, later releasing all episodes of the Filmation He-Man and the Masters of the Universe on DVD in Region 1 in 2005/2006; followed by She-Ra Princess of Power and JetLag's New Adventures of He-Man Series. Each volume contained an extensive array of special features including original documentaries produced for the DVD set, featuring interviews from many series creators and writers such as Lou Scheimer, Larry DiTillio, Paul Dini and others.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe modern series (2002-2004)[edit]

Reboot and new Masters of the Universe 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.[225] 60 action figures were released in all, with 10 creature figures, 7 vehicles and 3 playsets (8 smaller scale figures were also produced in a McDonald's Happy Meal promotion).

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.[226] Another issue was the over-reliance on releasing alternate versions of He-Man (13 in total), Skeletor (10), Man-At-Arms (5) and a few other main characters, rather than further classic, re-imagined and original characters from the accompanying animated series (such as Randor, The Sorceress, Clawful, or Chief Carnivus, to name a few); making many of the non-He-Man or Skeletor figures hard to come by for both collectors and children. These factors likely contributed to the cancelation of the line in 2004 and ultimately not achieving the success of its 1980's counterpart.[227]

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. NECA would produce 22 'staction figures' in total, 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, which they did from 2005 to 2007.[228]

200X Animated series - Mike Young Productions[edit]

A new animated series was produced to accompany the toyline, made by Mike Young Productions and lasting for 39 episodes; with the series making its premiere on Cartoon Network's Toonami on August 16, 2002 and airing its final episode on January 10, 2004.[229] This series involved much tighter continuity and a somewhat greater depth of characterization than its Filmation predecessor.[230] A similar but slightly modified premise to the original Filmation series, this version He-Man (Prince Adam) was part of an ensemble of Eternian heroes/protectors known as officially now as 'The Masters'. Under Man-At-Arms this team originally consisted of He-man/Adam (with pet Cringer/Battle Cat, no longer able to speak), Teela, Orko, Stratos, Ram-Man, Mekaneck and Man-E-Faces, and later joined by Buzz-Off, Roboto and Sy-Klone. King Randor, was now a general (rather than king, from an Eternian royal lineage), pronounced ruler of Eternia by the Elders of the Hall of Wisdom, which have gone into hiding inside the depths of Castle Grayskull. Skeletor, now confirmed as Keldor, finally breaks through the great barrier wall (after decades of trying), and attacks the Masters with his evil forces; mainly consisting of Evil-Lynn, Beast-Man, Mer-Man, Trap-Jaw (now formerly Kronis), Tri-Klops (now a scientist), Claw-ful (now very dim-witted) and Whiplash (now of the Caligar race). Backstories of occasional characters such as Fisto, Moss-Man, Webstor, Zodak, Two-Bad (now formerly two bountry hunters known as Tuvar and Baddhra), Stinkor (finally making an appearance in cartoon continuity as Odiphus) are all expanded upon. On-and-off villains Count Marzo and Evilseed return, while new characters such as Dekker, Carnivus, Ceratus, Lord Dactys, Prahvus, the Faceless One and the giants Chadzar, Belzar and Azdar are also introduced in this series.

Later episodes of this series were re-titled 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 (Kobra-Kahn, General Rattlor, Tung-Lashor, Snake-Face and Sssqueeze), with He-man and many of the characters now bearing a new 'Snake-Armour' look. He-man's ancestor King Grayskull and his Sorceress wife Veena also debuted in this season against his nemesis Hordak (now an ancient sorcerer). Hordak and the Evil Horde were to be the main antagonists for the third season if the show had continued, but it was not renewed. The 40th and final episode was produced as a comic-book 'special feature' on the last DVD set of the series; which were released by BCI Eclipse in 2008 (and later Mill Creek Entertainment in 2009 and 2012).[231]

200X MOTU video games[edit]

A game based on the 2002 series, He-Man: Power of Grayskull, was developed by Taniko and published by TDK Mediactive in October 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, which also featured an introductory minicomic. 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.

Comic series by MVC and Image Comics[edit]

From 2002-2005 Image Comics and MVCreations published several series of comics and one-shots 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 issues were seen in the summer of 2002 in the form of special promotional/preview issues, with three mini-series continuing on after; 'The Shards of Darkness' in fall 2002, followed by 'Dark Reflections' and 'Rise of the Snake Men' in 2003. After delving into the back-stories of Skeletor's henchmen Beast-Man, Mer-Man, Trap-Jaw and Tri-Klops in a four issue 'Icons of Evil' series, a short-lived ongoing series, solely produced by MVC, continued on for eight issues in 2004. Along with these, a handful of special or 'pack-in' one-shots and trade paperback collected volumes were also produced.

Current Masters of the Universe properties[edit]

MOTU Classics, Super7 and other collector's toy series (2008-Present)[edit]

In 2007 a new incarnation of Masters of the Universe was announced, with the first action figure, King Grayskull, released at San Diego Comic Con 2008. Based on the look of the original 1980s MOTU toys, this new toyline was aimed primarily at the adult toy collector market, often available only through subscriptions (from MattyCollector). Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, these toys were updated versions of previous figures as well as characters that never before had an action figure made of them; such as Filmation's Queen Marlena, Fang-Man, Lizard-Man, Count Marzo, Granamyr and many others. The toyline featured many re-designed and updated action figures from the original action figure line from the 1980s; but it also included characters from She-Ra Princess of Power (Adora, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Shadow Weaver and others), the New Adventures of He-Man (Mara, Crita and more) and the Mike Young Productions series from 2002 (Faceless One, Chief Carnivus, King Chooblah, Ceratus and others). As the line progressed, characters from all versions of MOTU lore were included from such things such as prototypes and concept art (He-Ro, Eldor, Demo-Man, Gygor, Vykor and others), box art from vehicles and model kits (Sky High and the Fighting Foe Men), mini-comics (The Goddess, Geldor and Procrustus), and other books, comics and media (Despara, Strobo, Goat-Man and more). There were also newly created figures, exclusive to the Classics toyline, such as Draego-Man, Cy-Chop, Castle Grayskullman and others. In February 2010, the figures of He-Man and Skeletor were 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; with this dual line expanded to include two-packs featuring Aquaman/Mer-Man, Hawkman/Stratos, Bizarro/Faker, Supergirl/She-Ra, and finally Green Lantern/Zodac.[232]

Masters of the Universe Classics surpassed the original 1980s toyline in terms of length, running continuously for 7 years with over 150 different figures produced since its launch in August 2008. Along with the Classics series, MOTU Minis and Giants figures were also released in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Mattel ended production on the MOTU Classics and MattyCollector.com's Club Grayskull series, with the production company Super7 now taking over the Masters of the Universe license. Super7 has thus far produced several 3' 3/4" figures (in the style of the classic Kenner Star Wars action figures from the late 1970s-early 1980s) and many figures in the style of the small pink M.U.S.C.L.E./Kinkeshi also from the 1980s. Super7 releases include 1980's Mattel inspired figures from their animation special, "The Curse of the Three Terrors", the Masters of the Universe 'Ultimates' line (which consists of 'deluxe' re-releases of Classics figures), and the continuation of the previous Classics and Club Grayskull lines.[233]

New Mini-comics, books and other media (2012-Present)[edit]

Starting in 2012, Dark Horse Comics produced mini-comics 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 were written by Tim Seeley and drawn by Wellinton Alves, with covers by Eric Powell. The Dark Horse mini-comics finished off the story that was supposed to have been the direction of the original action figure line, before it was cancelled. The first three mini-comics dealt with The Powers of Grayskull/Preternia line, with He-Man going back in time to battle King Hsss, finally bringing He-ro, Eldor, Tytus and Megator into the storylines and introducing other new Classics characters such as Sir Laser-Lot and the Mighty Spector, among others. Seeley stated that these Dark Horse / Mattel line comics were intended to blend the different He-Man continuities and select the best stories and ideas from MOTU history.[234] DC took over the Masters of the Universe Classics minicomics from Dark Horse in 2012, with artwork by Wellinton Alves and Axel Gimenez. Five more minicomics were published, first delving into origin story of Keldor (Skeletor), then joining into the later New Adventures of He-Man continuity, and finally incorporating the proposed Dare, son of He-man (He-Ro II) series from the 1990s.[235] With the 8th and last minicomic published in 2015, it is uncertain if DC will continue to produce any future mini-comics in this series with Super7 taking over the Masters of the Universe Classics line in late 2016.

Dark Horse Books continues to produce various hardcover anthology books with collaborative efforts from Val Staples, James Eatock, Josh de Lioncourt, Danielle Gelehrter and others. Volumes include the 'Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe', 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection', 'He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures', 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Newspaper Comic Strips' and 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium'.[236]

An Android and iOS game, He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe, was developed by GlitchSoft and published by Chillingo and Mattel in late 2012;[237][238] later followed by He-Man™ Tappers of Grayskull for the iOs (which also includes an updated She-Ra's Adventure version).[239][240]

For many years now, fan-sites such as He-Man.org, Planet Eternia, and Wiki Grayskull, podcasts such as Masters Cast[241] and the annual Power-Con convention,[242] have all served and promoted the Masters of the Universe brand in recent years. Masters of the Universe was also featured in the 3rd episode of the first season of the well received Netflix series The Toys That Made Us in 2017.[243]

DC Comics - Current series (2012-Present)[edit]

A Masters of the Universe comic book series was relaunched by DC Comics in 2012, first appearing as a series of digital comics. This was quickly followed by a six issue mini-series and all new revised origin issues for He-Man, Skeletor and Hordak.[244] After a crossover mini-series with superheroes from the DC Comics universe in 2013, an ongoing series ran for 19 issues through 2014, before being replaced by the 'He-Man The Eternity War' 15 issue series in 2015/2016. This introduced a new back-story for He-man's sister She-ra (as Despara), Skeletor (as the half-Gar son of King Miro), Hordak, and the Snakemen; moving the storyline further along, with a new Horde invasion of Eternia and He-Man taking the Eternian throne, amongst other new developments. He-Man/ThunderCats, a crossover with another heroic 1980's action figure line, ThunderCats, was also produced for 6 issues in 2016-2017. The current DC Masters of the Universe property is a 6-part crossover series with DC Comics' Injustice Storyline.[245]

New Animated Series: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-Present)[edit]

On December 12, 2017, DreamWorks Animation SKG and Netflix announced a new reboot series based on She-Ra was announced within DreamWorks Animation Television. The series will be executive produced by award-winning author, Noelle Stevenson (creator of Nimona and Lumberjanes). It is scheduled for release on November 16th 2018.[246][247]

2019 film[edit]

Since 2007 a reboot of Masters of the Universe has been in the works but has gone through development hell with various studios, directors and writers connected to the project. Variety reported in 2007 that Grayskull: Masters of the Universe would be 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[248] With that deal to reboot the film going nowhere, Warner Bros. announced that John Stevenson, director of Kung Fu Panda, was slated to 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.[249] 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.[250] Sony and Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch were now developing the project from scratch for Columbia. In April 2010, Sony hired screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to draft a new script.[251] Deadline reported that Jon M. Chu was in talks to direct the film.[252] Original He-Man actor Dolph Lundgren did an interview with IGN about possibly appearing in the film as King Randor.[253] On October 12, 2012, Richard Wenk was hired to rewrite the script for the film.[254] On March 28, 2013, Chu said that the film was still early in its development and that it would not be campy, but rather a dramatic origin story.[255][256] On October 7, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Terry Rossio would write the film; Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch were assigned to produce it. The film would be set on Eternia. The site also reported that Chu would not direct the film.[257]

On February 26, 2014, it was reported that directors Jeff Wadlow, Mike Cahill, Harald Zwart, and Chris McKay were on the short list to direct the film.[258][259] On April 9, 2014, Schmoes Know reported that Wadlow would direct the film, but The Hollywood Reporter announced that he was merely rewriting the script.[260][261] Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President DeVon Franklin tweeted that Jeff Wadlow had completed the script.[262][263] Franklin later tweeted a photo on his Twitter page of Battle Cat.[264] On August 19, 2015, Variety reported that Christopher Yost would rewrite the script.[265] Mike O'Hearn announced on his Instagram account that he was in training to star as He-Man.[266] However, he then quashed the rumor, saying he only wanted to do the part and was not cast for the live-action movie.[267]

On January 22, 2016, Deadline reported that McG would direct the film and also oversee a rewrite of the latest script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, while Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch were now on board as producers.[268] On June 24, 2016, Kellan Lutz tweeted on his Twitter page that he had a meeting with both McG and Mary Viola about taking the role of He-Man.[269][270] McG told IGN that the role of He-Man had not been cast yet, but that Lutz was being looked at very closely for the part. This draft of the script would be set on Eternia, but not exclusively there.[271] In addition, pre-production had moved on to doing makeup testing.[272] McG commented on the film saying "“I think we want to honor the fan base, first and foremost, We also need to be cognizant of the incredible resonance of what Kevin Feige is doing with Marvel, and the balance of full-bodied entertainment. That it’s both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero’s journey. It’s the genesis of He-Man, it’s the becoming of He-Man. We want it to be clicking on all cylinders in that regard. We’re not going to stop until we get it right.” On April 26, 2017, Sony confirmed that the film would finally be released on December 18, 2019.[273] Along with the release date confirmation it was announced that McG was no longer directing the film. During the search for his replacement Entertainment Weekly reported that David S. Goyer had been brought in to write the script.[274] In December 2017, further reports said that Goyer was in talks to direct the film,[275][276] however in February 2018 Variety reported that Goyer had decided to step away as director to focus on other projects, but stated he would remain on board as an executive producer and screenwriter, and that the studio was said to be very happy with the script he turned in and is currently meeting with potential replacements.[277] In April 2018, another Variety report stated that the Nee Brothers were set to direct the film.[278][279]

Mattel toy line releases[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 archrival, Stratos was an Evil Warrior and Mer-Man and Tri-Klops were both intended to be Heroic Warriors.

Masters of the Universe vintage toys (1982-1988)[edit]

Wave 1 / 1982
Name Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 (a.k.a. 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 Tag 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
Unreleased/Prototypes: The following appear in toy catalogs but were never released
Name Tag 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

Princess of Power (1985-1987)[edit]

In 1985 Mattel attempted to broaden the success of Masters of the Universe, by releasing a line of toys aimed at girls. Many of the Princess of Power characters would eventually be incorporated into Masters of the Universe Classics.

He-Man (1989-1992)[edit]

Mattel revamped the Masters of the Universe concept for this 1989 toyline, which had more slender-looking action figures, and a storyline which featured He-Man and Skeletor taking their adventures beyond Eternia, into outer space.

New Adventures Line - 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
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

Fuerza T (2003)[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

Masters of the Universe modern series figures & statues (2002-2004)[edit]

Masters of the Universe modern series (2002-2004)[edit]

Mattel attempted to revive the long-dormant franchise with a new toyline, which was sculpted by Four Horsemen Studios.
Wave 1 / 2002
Name Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag Line Allegiance Type
Shield Strike He-Man (a.k.a. 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 Tag 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. King Hiss) Dreadful Disguised Leader of the Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
Venom Spitting Khan (a.k.a. Kobra Khan) Henchman of the Snake Men Snake Men Action Figure
The General (a.k.a. Rattlor) Evil Snake Creature with the Quick Strike Head Snake Men Action Figure
Battle Bones Transport (a.k.a. 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 Tag Line Alliegiance Type
Snake Armor 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 Tag 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 modern series - Mini-Statues (2005-2007)[edit]

Four Horsemen Studios continued the 200X toyline in the form of non-articulated 6" scale resin statues, which were designed to fit in with the 2002-2004 action figures. They were released by NECA, under licence from Mattel.

Stactions / Wave 1 / 2005
Name Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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 Tag 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

Mini-Masters and Giants (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 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)

Masters of the Universe Classics (2008-Present)[edit]

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

  • M = Club Eternia Monthly released figure
  • A = A list variant
  • B = Bonus items (not included in Club subscriptions)
  • C = Convention exclusive
  • R = Charity/Raffle figures, only a few were ever made
  • 30 = 30th Anniversary figure
  • F = Club Filmation Monthly figure
  • E = Club Etheria Monthly figure
  • X = Club 200X Monthly 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.
  • Tag 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 (2008-2017)[edit]

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (August 2008-December 2009)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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 N/A 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 (a.k.a. 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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 Hero Galactic Protectors He-Man 1989–1992 NA 1
15 Jul, 2013 F Icer Icleeel of the Outer Stilia Clan Evil Master of Cold Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
18 Jul, 2013 O/B Rokkon and Stonedar Rokkon/Stonedar Young Heroic Comet Warrior/Heroic Rock People Leader Heroes Comet Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 5
15 Aug, 2013 M Castaspella Esmerelda Enchantress Who Hypnotizes Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985–1987/Filmation POP 1
15 Aug, 2013 F Shokoti Shokoti Evil Witch of Eternia Villain None Filmation MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 V Sky High with Jet Sled (a.k.a. Sky Sled) Daril Heroic Airship Adventurer Hero Heroic Warriors Concept MOTU New
16 Sep, 2013 F 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 (a.k.a. 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 F 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 F Strong-Or (a.k.a. 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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 E Double Mischief (a.k.a. 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 E 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 E Entrapta Es'tra Vesslelak Tricky Golden Beauty Villain The Evil Horde Princess of Power 1985-1987/Filmation POP 2
15 Sep, 2014 S/E 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 E Sweet Bee Beatrice Castle Honey of a Guide Hero Great Rebellion Princess of Power 1985-87/Filmation POP 2
15 Oct 2014 S/E 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 E 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 E 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)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. 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 (a.k.a. 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 Angella III, Queen Regent of Bright Moon Angelic Winged Guide Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation/POP 1985-87 POP 1
15 Apr, 2015 B Hover Robots None Evil Mindless Robot Goons Villains Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU New
15 May 2015 M Blast Attak (a.k.a. Blast-Attak) Program Robot Serial Number 1710 Evil Blast Apart Robot Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 June 2015 M Sssqueeze Schisszz Shazzz Evil Long Armed Viper Villain Snake Men MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 6
15 June 2015 O Multi-Bot Serial Number 2312 Evil Robot of a Thousand Bodies Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982–1988 MOTU 5
9 July 2015 B Rotar Vs. Twistoid Ronur/Gyro Robot Heroic Master of Hyper-Spin/Evil Energy Cyborg Hero/Villain Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 6
15 July 2015 M Peekablue Penelope Watchful Feathered Friend Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation/POP 1985-87 POP 2
15 July 2015 X Callix (a.k.a. Calix) Callix Evil Horde Rock Man Villain The Evil Horde Mike Young Productions 200X New
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 A Buzz-Saw Hordak Hec-Tor Kur Ruthless Leader with Blaster Blade Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 6
17 Aug, 2015 X Evil Seed (a.k.a. Evilseed) Sero Malusto Evil Master of Plants Villain None Mike Young Productions 200X New
17 Aug, 2015 S/X 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 Saurod C'Ngrel Chouluth Evil Spark-Shooting Reptile Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 6
Oct, 2015 O Flying Fists He-Man Vs. Terror Claws Skeletor Adam of the House of Randor/Keldor of the House of Miro Heroic Leader with the Arm-Swinging Action!/Evil Leader with the Claw Swinging Action Hero/Villain Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 5
15 Sep, 2015 X King Chooblah K'Rudulak Chooblah Heroic King of the Kulataks Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
15 Oct, 2015 M Perfuma Tara Scent-Sational Flower Maiden Hero The Great Rebellion POP 1985-87/Filmation POP 2
15 Oct, 2015 X Ceratus Ceratus Krazut Heroic Leader of Subternia Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
16 Nov, 2015 M Dragstor Theydon Transforming Evil Warrior/Vehicle Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 5
16 Nov, 2015 X Queen Grayskull Veena Grayskull Heroic Guardian of Power Hero Heroic Warriors Mike Young Productions 200X New
Nov, 2015 P Point Dread & Talon Fighter (with Teela) Teela Frontier Outpost Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-88/Filmation MOTU MOTU 2/New
15 Dec, 2015 M He-Ro II Dare Heroic Son of He-Man Hero Heroic Warriors MOTUC Son of He-Man New
15 Dec, 2015 X Prahvus Prahvus the Untamed Evil Master of Doom Villain None Mike Young Productions 200X New
Dec, 2015 O Laser Power He-Man Vs. Laser-Light Skeletor Adam of the House of Randor/Keldor Heroic Master of Light Energy/Evil Master of Light Energy Hero/Villain Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-88 MOTU 7

Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics (2016-2017)

Date Code Name Real Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
15 Jan 2016 M Lord Masque Masque Evil Servant of Shokoti Villain None Filmation MOTU MOTU New
15 Mar 2016 B Serpentine King Hssss Hssss of the Viper Clan Evil Disguised Leader of the Snake Men Villain Snake Men MOTUC MOTU New
Apr 2016 M Vultak Vultak Evil Flying Zookeeper Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP POP New
14 April 2016 B Anti-Eternia He-Man (a.k.a. Anti-He-Man) Prince Adam of Anti-Eternia Most Evil Man in the Universe Villain None German Audio Plays MOTU New
May 2016 M Darius Darius Leader of the Galactic Protectors Hero Galactic Guardians Prototype NA New
4 June 2016 C Beast Man (red) Raqquill Rqazz Savage Blood-Red Henchman Villain Evil Warriors Mini-Comics MOTU New
4 June 2016 C Camo Khan Khan of Clan Kobra Evil Camouflaged Master of Snakes Villain Evil Warriors/Snake Men Top Toys MOTU MOTU 5
4 June 2016 C Granamyr (green) Granamyr the Great Great Dragon Lord of Darksmoke Hero Neutral Mini-Comics MOTU New
June 2016 S Despara Adora Powerful Force Captain of the Evil Horde Villain The Evil Horde DC MOTU Comics/MOTUC Minicomics MOTU New
Jul 2016 M Crita Crita Evil Mutant Beauty Villain Space Mutants Jetlag New Adventures NA New
Sep 2016 M General Sunder Sunder Heroic Former Horde General Hero The Great Rebellion Filmation POP POP New
Sep 2016 O Night Stalker Equestron Model 4965 Evil Armored Battle Steed Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 4
Nov 2016 O Tuskador Insyzor Mighty Tusked Galactic Guardian Hero Galactic Guardians New Adventures 1989-1992 NA 3
Nov 2016 M Horde Wraith varies Sorcerer for the Evil Horde Villain The Evil Horde MYP MOTU 200X New
Dec 2016 V Roton (with Skelcon) varies Evil Assault Vehicle Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-1988/Ladybird Books MOTU 4/New
May 2017 B Horde Trooper varies Evil Mechanical Enforcers of Hordak Villain The Evil Horde MOTU 1982-1988/Filmation POP MOTU/POP 5

Super7 Masters of the Universe Classics (2017-Present)[edit]

Super7 Masters of the Universe Ultimates (2017)

Date Code Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
July 2017 S He-Man (Ultimate) Most Powerful Man in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 1
July 2017 S Teela (Ultimate) Warrior Goddess Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 1
July 2017 S Ram Man (Ultimate) Heroic Human Battering Ram Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU 1982-1988/Minicomics MOTU 2
July 2017 S Skeletor (Ultimate) Lord of Destruction Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 1
July 2017 S Faker (Ultimate) Evil Robot of Skeletor Villain Evil Warriors MOTU 1982-1988 MOTU 2

Super7 Masters of the Universe Classics (2017) (Exclusive 3 pack)

Date Code Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
9 Sep 2017 C Trap Jaw vs Stratos & Prince Adam (Minicomic versions) Cyborg Criminal with an "Iron Jaw"/Heroic Leader of the Bird People/Heroic "Secret Identity of He-Man" Villain/Heroes Evil Warriors/Heroic Warriors MOTU Minicomics MOTU New
9 Sep 2017 C Terroar & Lord Gr'Asp vs Plasmar Evil Snake Creature with a Sinister Shriek/ Venomous Viper with a Crushing Claw/Heroic Master of Plasma-Blast Power Villains/Hero Snake Men/Heroic Warriors Concept MOTU New

Super7 Masters of the Universe Classics (2018)

These toys were available to preorder in 2017.

Date Code Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
Feb/Mar 2018 Hawke (with Delora alternate head) Heroic Winged Warrior of Avion Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Lodar Evil Master of Slave City Villain None MOTU Minicomics MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Fangor Evil Weapons Master of the Snake Men Villain Snake Men MOTUC Minicomics MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Quakke Evil Meteor Smashing Mutant Villain Evil Mutants New Adventures 1989-1992 NA 3

Super7 Masters of the Universe Classics (2019)

These toys were available to preorder in 2018.

Date Code Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
2019 Granita Hero Comet Warriors Filmation POP POP New
2019 Karg Villain Evil Warriors 1987 Movie MOTU New
2019 Dylamug Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP POP New
2019 Wrap Trap Villain The Evil Horde Concept MOTU New
2019 O Stridor Hero Heroic Warriors MOTU MOTU 3

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / Club Grayskull (2016-Present)[edit]

In 2016 Masters of the Universe Classics was accompanied by an additional toyline, featuring designs and characters from the Filmation cartoon series. These were also sold on Mattel's webstore MattyCollector.com. Production of the toyline by Mattel ended in 2016, and was continued by Super7 from 2017.

Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2016)

Date Code Name Tag Line Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
Feb 2016 M He-Man The Most Powerful Man in the Universe Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Apr 2016 M Trap Jaw Evil & Armed for Combat Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Jun 2016 M Skeletor Lord of Destruction Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Aug 2016 M Beast Man Savage Henchman Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
TBA 2016 S Evilseed Evil Master of Plants Villain None Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Oct 2016 M Evil-Lyn Evil Warrior Goddess Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Dec 2016 M Clawful Warrior with the Grip of Evil Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New

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Super7 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017/2018)

Date Code Name Tagline Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
Feb/Mar 2018 Man-At-Arms Heroic Master of Weapons Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Teela Warrior Goddess Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Tri-Klops Evil & Sees Everything Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
Feb/Mar 2018 Hordak Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP POP New

Super7 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2018/2019)

Date Code Name Tagline Hero/Villain Allegiance Origin Era Wave
Aug 2018 C Dree Elle/Uncle Montork, Chopper (aka Jitsu), and Spikor Heroes/Villains Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
2019 Sorceress (with Kuduk Ungol alternate head) Heroic Guardian of Castle Grayskull Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
2019 Man-E-Faces Human...Robot...Monster! Hero Heroic Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
2019 Mer-Man Ocean Warlord Villain Evil Warriors Filmation MOTU MOTU New
2019 Tung Lashor Tongue-Shooting Snake Creature Villain The Evil Horde Filmation POP POP New

Super7 Retro Masters of the Universe (2016-Present)[edit]

In 2016, the toy company Super 7 licences the MOTU characters from Mattel to release new 3' 3/4" MOTU action figures, in the style of the toys produced in the 1980s by companies like Kenner.[284]

Wave 1 / 2016
Name Allegiance
He-Man Heroic Warriors
Skeletor Evil Warriors
Beast Man Evil Warriors
Mer-Man Evil Warriors
Wave 2 / 2016
Name Allegiance
Man-At-Arms Heroic Warriors
Sorceress Heroic Warriors
Trap Jaw Evil Warriors
Tri-Klops Evil Warriors
Wave 2.5 / 2016
Name Allegiance
He-Man v2 (recoloured) Heroic Warriors
Skeletor v2 (recoloured) Evil Warriors
Man-At-Arms v2 (no moustache) Heroic Warriors
Exclusives / 2017
Name Allegiance
Sorceress (Temple of Darkness) Heroic Warriors
Carrying Case with Mer-Man (mini-comic version) Evil Warriors
Trap Jaw (mini-comic version) Evil Warriors
Wave 3 / 2017
Name Allegiance
Battle Armor He-Man Heroic Warriors
Battle Armor Skeletor Evil Warriors
Teela Heroic Warriors
Stratos Heroic Warriors
Zodac Neutral
Kobra Khan Evil Warriors/Snake Men
Wave 4 / 2018
Name Allegiance
Ram Man Heroic Warriors
Mekaneck Heroic Warriors
Orko Heroic Warriors
Faker Evil Warriors
Evi-Lyn Evil Warriors
Scare Glow Evil Warriors

Super7 Vintage-Style Masters of the Universe (2017)[edit]

In 2017 Super7 release a new line of action figures, based on the style of the original 1982-1988 MOTU toys by Mattel.

Exclusive / 2017
Name Allegiance
The Three Terrors (Possessed Skeletor, Terror Wolf, Terror Bat & Terror Jaguar)
Wave 1 / 2018
Name Allegiance
He-Ro Heroic Warriors
Eldor Heroic Warriors
He-Man (cartoon style) Heroic Warriors
Skeletor (cartoon style) Evil Warriors
She-Ra (cartoon style) The Great Rebellion
Hordak (cartoon style) The Evil Horde
Epic Battles 2-Pack: He-Man vs Skeletor (cartoon style) Heroic Warriors/Evil Warriors
Epic Battles 2-Pack: She-Ra vs Hordak (cartoon style) The Great Rebellion /The Evil Horde

Possible future action figures releases[edit]

Mattel/Super7 intend to release as many action figures as possible as part of the current Masters of the Universe Classics/He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toylines. The following is a selection of characters that they own the rights to make toys of:

Origin Original characters Variants
Masters of the Universe (1982–1988) / Princess of Power (1985–1987) vintage toys Astro Lion, Comet Cat, Cometroid, Crocobite, Dinosorb, Evil Robot[A], Gore-Illa, Gore-Tusk[B], Gray (seen on prototype Eldor cardback)[B], Orbear, Red Beast[B], Rhinorb, Sharella (seen on the box art of Megator)[B], Slamurai (heroic ninja)[B], Snake Trooper[B], Tuskor, Ty-Grrr Bird Man (Stratos)[B], Catra, D-Man (Skeletor)[B], He-Man (Viking helmet)[B], Man-At-Arms[B], Mer-Man[B], Multi Face (Man-E-Faces)[B], Scratchin' Sound Catra, Sensor (Zodac)[B], She-Ra, Shower Power Catra, Sorceress (cobra armor)[B], Starburst She-Ra, Tree Man (Beast Man)[B]
Masters of the Universe vintage mini-comics (1981–1986) Bould-Or, Delora (Stratos' human wife), Garn, Glorm, Haramesh, Kobolds, Manticore, Masks of Power Demons, Peblass (female rock warrior), Prince Dakon King Randor (elderly), Queen Marlena (elderly), Slime Pit He-Man, Sorceress (pink outfit), Teela (pink outfit), Tri-Klops (light green & magenta)
Filmation MOTU/POP cartoons (1983–1986) Admiral Scurvy, Angast, Cambro, Chakra, Chimera, Colonel Blast, Darkdream, Dragoon, Dree Elle, Enchantress, Facet, Gaeda, Garth (insect form & humanoid form), Game Master, General Tataran, Gleedil, Hunga the Harpy, Illena, Inspector Darkney, King Ahgo, King Helios, King Micah, King Miro, King Tamusk, Kittrina, Kol Darr, Kothos, Kowla, Lady Valtira, Lohni, Lord Tyrin, Melaktha, Melog, Molkrom, Montork, Negator, Ollo, Red Eye, Red Knight, Slavemaster, Space Pirates (Batty, Frogman, Hisser, Lavaman, Leo, Sticky Fingers), Starchild, the Twiggets (Spragg, Spritina, Sprocker), Vokan, Zilora Battle Cat, Buzz-Off, Catra (cat form), Count Marzo, Cringer, Entrapta, Faker, Fisto, Grizzlor, Horde Aqua Trooper (General Sunder was packaged with three new trooper heads, including the naval version), Horde Trooper, Hose Nose (Snout Spout), King Randor, Kobra Khan, Leech, Mantenna, Mantisaur, Marlena Glenn (white spacesuit), Mekaneck, Modulok, Moss Man, Multi-Bot, Orko, Panthor, Prince Adam, Ram Man, Rattlor, Roboto, Rokkon, Screeech, Shadow Weaver, She-Ra, Stratos, Stonedar, Sy-Klone, Two-Bad, Webstor, Whiplash, Zodac
He-Man toys (1989–1992) / Jetlag's New Adventures of He-Man cartoons (1990–1991) Artilla, Besquita, Butthead, Caz, Clawber[A], Crystoll (based on prototype Karatti)[B], Detector (based on prototype Vizar)[B], Dreadator, Drissi, Galactimytes[A], Gleanons[A], Gleep, Grot, Grr[A], Hoove, Kayo, Lizorr, Master Sebrian, Mutant Troopers, Nocturna, Sagitar, the Scientists of Primus (Alcon, Gepple, Krex, Meldoc), Spinwit, Staghorn, UR, Vizar Adam of Grayskull, Battle Blade Skeletor, Battle Punch He-Man, Crita (second outfit), Disks of Doom Skeletor, Hook ’Em Flogg, Mara (original outfit), Missile Armor Icarius, Optikk (black armor)[B], Sorceress (cartoon), Sorceress (minicomics), Spin Fist Hydron, Teela, Thunder Punch He-Man (sword and shield were packaged with Lord Masque), Too Tall Hoove
Masters of the Universe The Modern Series toys (2002–2004) / NECA mini-statues (2005-2007) / Mike Young Productions MOTU cartoons (2002-2003) Evil Giants (Azdar, Belzar, Chazdar), Hawke (Stratos' sister), King/Captain Miro, Mutant Warrior (came with Mutant Slime Pit playset), Oracle, Queen Andreeno Battle Armor He-Man, Battle Armor Skeletor, Battle Glove Man-At-Arms, Battle Sound He-Man, Battle Sound Skeletor, Captain Randor, Claw Attack Stratos, Fire Armor Skeletor, He-Man, Ice Armor He-Man, Ice Armor Skeletor, Jungle Attack He-Man, Keldor (acid face), King Randor, King Randor (snake armor), Martial Arts He-Man, Marzo (old man), Mecha Blade He-Man, Mecha Blade Skeletor, Mega Punch He-Man, Odiphus (not mutated Stinkor), Prince Adam, Queen Marlena (snake armor), Queen Marlena (white dress), Samurai He-Man, Samurai Man-At-Arms, Samurai Skeletor, Serpent Claw Man-At-Arms, Serpent Track Mekaneck, Shield Strike (a.k.a. Stealth Armor) He-Man, Skeletor, Sky Strike Stratos, Smash Blade He-Man, Snake Armor Skeletor, Snake Crush Skeletor, Snake Hunter He-Man, Snake Teela, Sorceress, Spin Blade Skeletor, Teela, Trap and Smash Orko, Tuvar & Baddrah, Wolf Armor He-Man
He-Ro - Son of He-Man unreleased 1988 Mattel toy line and 1996 Lou Scheimer Productions cartoon series Air-Bag, Bug-Eye, Craven/Battle-Bird, Ever-Mean, Fork-Lift, Kay-La, Missile-Toe, Odar, Saw-Tooth, Skeleteen, Slob-Boar Evil-Lyn, He-Ro II (blonde), Man-E-Faces II, Mer-Man II, Old Beast-Man, Old Man-At-Arms, Prince Dare (brunette/blonde), Queen Teela, Ram Man II, Skeletor, Trap-Jaw II, Tung-Lashor II
MOTUC modern mini-comics (2011-2015) Bandwidth, Beast Lord, Brainwave, Bubblor, Compactor, Eyebeam, Gladiator, Goldenrod, Hans Hammer Holder, Jet Pak (Castle Grayskull spacesuit), Lady Slither, Major Header, Man Crystal, Muckman, Netta, Quik-Flik, Ra-Jar, Red Shadow, Robo Woman, Snarll the Snow Thief, Spin-Whiz, Stretch Neck, The Great Black Wizard, Three-Beast, Tufos, Tug-O'War, Vypor Sorceress-Teela, Zombie-Skeletor
Other media/miscellaneous MOTU Power Tour: Songster; Ladybird MOTU books: Delora (Stratos' wife); UK MOTU/POP Magazines: Dream Mistress, Scrollos; 200X TDK Videogame: Skeleton Warriors; MVCreations Comics: Illumina UK MOTU/POP Magazines: Force Captain Adora (blue Horde tunic), Light Spinner (pre-Shadow Weaver); MVCreations Comics: Blindfolded Tri-Klops; German MOTU audio plays: Anti-Man-At-Arms, Anti-Orko; MOTU DC Comics: Goddess Teela, Horokoth Sorceress Evil-Lyn
Masters of the Universe live action movie (1987)[C] Comtech, Eternian Soldiers, Julie, Kevin, Lubic, Pigboy, Skeletor's Soldiers (Air Centurions, Troopers, Warlords) Beast Man, Evil-Lyn, God Skeletor, He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Skeletor, Sorceress, Teela
A Unreleased prototype
B Concept art[285][286]
C Mattel currently does not own the rights to make these Masters of the Universe characters into toys

See also[edit]

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. ^ The general consensus among the fandom is that it was the collaborative efforts of many designers and artists including Mark Taylor, Roger Sweet, Anthony G. Guerrero, Ted Mayer, Tom Kalinske and others, that inspired and produced the original MOTU toys.
  4. ^ Other names considered by the design team were Mighty Man, Megaton Man, Strong Man and Big Man.

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