Friday, October 23, 2020

Review: Masters of the Universe Origins He-Man

It's a thrilling time to be a Masters of the Universe® fan! For longtime fans and for a new generation of kids who love action and adventure, it's time to discover the thrilling action and adventures of He-Man, Skeletor, the secrets of Castle Grayskull and so much more!

The figures in this collection stand 5.5 inches tall and have 16 moveable joints so they're highly poseable for imaginative and action-oriented fun, Masters of the Universe® style! Longtime fans will appreciate both the vintage design details that honor the heritage of this beloved adventure franchise and the design updates that add an exciting look to the future. Each figure comes with a mini comic book that explores new story lines and introduces heroes, villains and allies in the timeless battle between good and evil! Aficionados will love the classically stylized retro-Packaging.

Keep an eye out for new characters to come, and curate a collection to play with and trade. Each figure sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.

Masters of the Universe

  • MOTU is back for a whole new generation of fans!
  • Collection of 5.5-in action figures includes He-Man, Skeletor, Beast Man, Teela and lots more fan favorites for storytelling fun.
  • Figures are highly posable with 16 working joints.
  • Longtime fans will appreciate the retro-style packaging and the mini comic book that comes with each figure!
  • A great gift for adult collectors and kids age 6 and older.
Masters of the Universe was big part of my life when I was I kid and I had all the first wave releases that came out in 1982, along with the vehicles, Battle Cat, and even a Castle Grayskull! When I saw these at Wal-Mart the other day I couldn't help myself and I broke down and bought them all. Today I broke open the He-Man figure. Lets take a look at him --

He-Man comes on a blister card that is made to look very much like it did back in the ’80s.

The Masters of the Universe is at the top with He-Man’s name below. He-Man himself is displayed at the bottom of the blister.

On the back, we get some artwork of He-Man at the top, below that we get the cross sell art of the action features and pictures of the rest of the figures in this 1st wave.

Taking He-Man off the card we get a good look at all the bright colors they used on him. Everything very much looks like how the figure looked in the 80s. just now standing up straight. He sports a brand new head sculpt that is supposed to look more like the comic and cartoon version... It looks ok, I guess, but I actually prefer the original sulpt of the vintage figure though.

He-Man wears his strength enhancing harness and also includes one half of the Power Sword, an ax, a shield, and a mini comic.

These figures have quite a bit of articulation, so now it feels like we will really be able to pose vintage style Masters of the Universe figures in a dynamic way for the first time ever.

Now lets take a closer look at the figure:

Are you collecting the new Masters of Universe Origins toys? What do you think of these new figures? Did you collect the vintage figures and toys? Lets hear from you in the comments section below!


  1. Though I rarely collect MOTU figures (other than Super7s ReAction line) these caught my attention and I grabbed a few of them. Very cool.

    1. When I was a kid I got in on MOTU from the very beginning. My He-Man was the one from the original 4 mini-comics (storybooks) that were originally included with the first wave of figures, not the filmation cartoon that appeared later. This line evokes that time for me. And damn it I got Battle-Cat and the sky sled the other day too!

  2. Castle Grayskull is available for preorder on Walmart's site. Only $75! Pretty cheap if you ask me.

    1. I might get it... But I'm not digging the design all that much. I wish I could get a Classics Castle Grayskull but I don't have a grand to blow on it though!

    2. I preordered that Grayskull- had the '82 version as a kid. and it really captured the spirit of it all for me.

    3. I’m going to dig out, restore, and customize my old Castle Grayskull.


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