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New MOTU Masterverse And Origins Snake Men Figures Coming To MattelCreations Soon?!?


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While not yet officially confirmed by Mattel, based on info put out by Dark Horse Comic Writer Jukka Issakainen and Mattel Freelance artist Axel Giménez, it appears we are going to be getting some new Snake Men based Masterverse and Origins figures MOTU figures soon through the MattelCreations website. Here is what they have posted:

Latest MOTU Exclusive Upcoming Figure Release Information
 

HLB63 Vykron
Availability: Mattel Creations
Page Go-Live Date: 5/31/23
Pre-Sale Date: 6/6/23

This MasterverseT™ New Eternia Vykron™ is a deluxe action figure at 7-inch scale with 30 points of articulation and classic design details MOTU™ fans and collectors will love. Bringing the legendary gladiator home, this Vykron™ figure comes with three separate armor and weapons looks for storytelling – the Barbarian, the Eagle Tank and the Spaceman. The New Eternia champion, Vykron, is a collector must-have, with 3 different armor and weaponry looks with metallic details. This master of combat can strike virtually any pose for action play or display.

The Barbarian look includes a detachable fur-style softgoods cape, an armored chest harness, removable head with spiked helmet and removable leg armor. His axe accessory is ready for action poses. The Spaceman look features a space helmet head and chest and belt armor piece. A flexible, removable air hose connects them.
Swappable wrist armor, orange blaster and rocket-tipped winged jetpack complete the look. The third look features a unique tank-style helmet with posable turrets that fits over the Barbarian Vykron™ head. This Eagle Tank look for Vykron™ comes with chest, wrist and leg armor pieces and a battle ram accessory.

Notes from the Team: Before the original He-Man toy was fully realized, he started as a figure concept where you could change his outfit and turn him into different characters. The original prototype model called the ‘He-Man Trio’ had 3 outfits; a barbarian, a spaceman, and a tank-headed soldier. In the end, we know the barbarian won out and became He-Man.

By producing this Vykron figure, our aim was to pay homage to this early concept. We have reinterpreted the 3 outfits of the “He-Man Trio” and have made the armor and accessories removable
and interchangeable so you have the power to decide what your figure looks like. Careful attention was paid on the sculpt and deco details as we do on all our Masterverse figures. We hope you are as excited as we are on the release of this Deluxe Masterverse Vykron who celebrates an important part of MOTU history!

HPL11 Fang-Or
Availability: Mattel Creations
Page Go-Live Date: August
Pre-Sale Date: August

Notes from the Team: Both Lady Slither and Fang-Or are original designs created by Axel Gimenez during the Classics era. Ever since they were first revealed, they have been two of the most requested
characters, so for us to make them into Origins figures feels epic!

-"As a fan, it is a “checkbox” moment for me that I get to bring these two characters to life through directing the artwork and designing their packaging. When it’s revealed, you will see a direct connection to Preternia. We’ll focus on a lush swamp background, and in the middle of it you’ll be able to see Lady Slither’s Snake Lair."

Fang-Or will come inside our collector-friendly packaging. The blister bubble is easily removable it can slide off and on, and he will also come with an exclusive mini comic. The artwork teases potential upcoming figure reveals and a very cool easter-egg.

-"I had to include in the cardback artwork. Fans will notice that the Snake Lair is surrounded by a moat and a creature. The moat pays homage to The Castle Moat playmat that Mark Taylor originally envisioned, and the sea creature is one of the creatures illustrated in The Castle Moat."

HPL12 Lady Slither
Availability: Mattel Creations
Page Go-Live Date: September
Pre-Sale Date: September

Notes from the Team: Lady Slither will have an elegant slipcover wrapped in snake scales with a bronze patina finished medallion of Lady Slither’s face (our nod to Medusa’s head on Athena’s shield). On the top of the slipcover, we have a bronze crest of the Snake Men logo. The back has a character writeup of Lady Slither inside a bronzed serpent frame. The front of the box features Lady Slither commanding her troops Fang-Or, Vypor, Stretch Neck and Raptilax (from the vintage mini comics) into battle.

On the cardback we have Lady Slither in her human form (featuring her interchangeable human legs) sitting on her throne inside her Snake Lair. To the left of Lady Slither is High Priest Pythonus, a character also designed by Axel, and to the right of Lady Slither is the red Snake Man fans will recognize from Kol-Darr’s cardback art (*And Moss Man package art).

If true then it looks like we will see the first of these with the New Eternia Vykron go up for pre-order at the end of this month. Stay-tuned for more details as they become available.

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I'm getting all 3, the Fang-Or in particular should be awesome and can't wait to see pics of the final product. Vykron will go up first, wondering what the price will be. I'm thinking about $50, this will likely have more accessories then the average deluxe Masterverse. 

I hope that these being Mattel Creations exclusives that all 3 won't be to difficult to get.

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Oh awesome, Fang-Or and Lady Slither, those two I really want, not pleased it's more of the Mattelcreations BS, but I'm obviously going to try to make sure I get these figures, two great additions to the origins line, let's hope this isn't a painful exeperience like most Mattelcreations exclusives are.

 

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2 hours ago, Satam said:

I hope this leads to Lady Slither in Masterverse. I had been disappointed the character never showed up in MOTU Classics.

Absolutely agree. Really would have loved to see the Snake Men expanded in Classics the same way the Horde was with new and concept characters. I know we got Fang-Or, but more would be good and Masterverse is a close enough scale fudge to work with them for my tatse!

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