Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Skeletor as Mo-lar's Patient

In the Robot Chicken sketch Skeletor has an impacted wisdom tooth but Mo-Lar removes one of his front teeth. This figure captures that look and comes with Havoc Staff, Power Sword and Half Power Sword.

Friday, 23 September 2011


Its Mo-Lar the Eternian Dentist. Sure he was originally a joke from Robot Chicken but I intend to treat him as a regular character in my MOTU display. MOTU is just weird enough for this to work.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


He-Ro was a character that was intended for production the year after the original MOTU toyline was cancelled. I found out about him when I picked up the Powers of Grayskull mini-comic some years later.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Goddess

The Goddess is my first MOTU Classics Figure. I initially has no interest in collecting this line due to high cost and difficulty obtaining them from Matty Collector. I obtained her off ebay which I was much more comfortable with. The figure itself is nice. Very tall compared to the vintage and modern lines. My figure suffers from the "bobblehead" problem that I have seen discussed on various websites.

The origin of this figure is the very first Minicomic where He-Man saves her from a monster and is rewarded with his harness, sword and shield (Also included with this figure). To my knowledge this is her only appearance with green skin.

The Classics armour is actually compatible with the vintage figures. The axe handle is a little thicker than the vintage item but the hand is flexible enough to grip it. I had to use a paper clip to convince the shield to stay on however.

Modern Man at Arms

Man at Arms got a nice upgrade in the modern MOTU line. The classic Armour gets a makover and the new mace looks great. This version also adds a gun the goes over his right hand (not pictured).

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Modern Skeletor

Again this is a pretty solid update of the original. Lots of nice details and the Havoc Staff looks really good.

Modern He-Man

The 2002 series of Masters of the Universe figures took ages to come out in Australia. I picked this guy up from the shops in 2004. Many of the figures didn't seem to get a release over here at all as we went from the first wave straight into the Snake Men. The updating He-Man is pretty good. He does look a bit elfish to me rather than the huge Muscle Man that I expect.

Modern King Hiss

In the 2000s the Masters of the Universe line was relaunched and once again the Snake Men made an appearance just before the line came to an end. The updated King Hiss is very cool. It copies many of the elements from the original figure and adds some nice touches. I actually prefer this version of the head. Like the original figure he opens up to show the massed snakes within. This time you don't have to pry off the armour and the main snake has a sping loaded gimmick.

King Hiss

King Hiss, leader of the Snake Men. The Snake Men were a new faction introduced towards the end of the original Masters of the Universe Line. The human upper body splits into two and the arms pieces may be removed to show his true form. It's pretty darn great.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Man at Arms

Original Man at Arms. Another classic design with great armour and a cool mace. In the Filmation cartoon and subsequent media he has been depicted with a moustache but I prefer this clean shaven look.


This is original Skeletor. This was also a figure that I badly wanted as a child but was only able to get much later on. I still really like the design of the armour with the extra belt piece.


This is the first entry looking at one of my all time favourite toylines, Masters of the Universe. This is the original He-Man. I remember wanting him desperate in the 80s but was too late into MOTU for him to still be on the shelves. My first figure was Battle Armour Skeletor and I later received Thunder Punch He-Man. Much later I hunted down an original He-Man.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Batmobile (Candy)

This Batmobile is actually a container for candy that tastes like chalk. It seems to be based off the same master sculpt as the Ertl Batmobile. Despite being a candy container the wheels still roll.


This guy was the build-a-figure from the first wave of DC universe classics. His legs keep falling off despite my best efforts to trim the joints. I really like the sculpt and the clear leg. Getting all of the pieces for build a figures like this is a real pain even though this one only come in five parts.

Starbuck (DST)

Starbuck from the modern Battlestar Galactica. This whole line has gorgeous sculpts and is very articulated. Included are alternate hands holding cards and a cigar.

Device Label Ravage

Device Label Ravage is a functioning USB drive. Only available in Japan.


This guy was only available with Magnificus. Note the painted head which is very unusual for Microman figures.

G2 Sideswipe

Sideswipe from the Generation 2 line. I don't have any of the accessories.

This color scheme is pretty nice and goes well with all of the other redecos of this mold.

Warped Batmobile

Another version of the 89 Movie Batmobile, this time with warped proportions and extra paint work.

Batmobile (The Batman)

Batmobile from "The Batman".

The Tumbler

The Tumbler from Batman Begins.

BTS-03 Matrix of Leadership Upgrade Pack

Notice anything different about Prime? He has had quite a significant accessory upgrade. Notice the new fists, rifle and backpack.

New interior detail featuring removable Matrix of Leadership.

New rifle that is actually held by the handle. The end of the rifle looks more cartoon accurate too.

Sideswipe's jetpack also seen in the cartoon and previously only seen as an accessory to Hybrid Style Convoy.

It took me a while to work out what this part is for.

With the silver part attached you can stick the jetpack to the trailer also similar to Hybrid Style Convoy.

It is a tight fit but you can still attach the cab.

The set also includes an axe.

You can use the jetpack to make Rocket Roller.

The jetpack and the rile are compatible with the Classics Prime mold.

She Hulk (Lawyer)

She Hulk in Lawyer outfit. This was a SDCC exclusive that I obtained off ebay. Underneath the cloth outfit she is wearing her Fantastic Four bodysuit. The set includes a second set of hands and feet, a briefcase and glasses.

She Hulk

She Hulk from the Marvel Legends Fin Fang Foom Wave

She Hulk

She Hulk from the Marvel Legends Blob Wave.

Beast Megatron (Robot Heroes)

Megatron from Beast Wars reduced to a very cute size.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Legends Trailbreaker meets G1 Trailbreaker

Encore Trailbreaker meets Reveal the Shield Trailbreaker.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


I got this guy loose on ebay and I'm pretty sure he he the Japanese white box reissue since he has blue eyes. I was able to get a Diaclone driver for him from another web store. The green driver is the correct driver for the mold that became Inferno.

Flip Sides

Flip Sides is an ehobby exclusive repaint of the classic Eject/Rewind mold. She was included with Twincast. The character is intended to be a Decepticon double agent which is pretty interesting.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


A great repaint of what was already a pretty great toy. This guy is Japan only version of Perceptor in the colors of his original Microman release. He is an evil Microscope which I find kind of funny.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Hound (Legends)

Another entry from the modern Transformers line that updates a classic character, adds articulation and in this case shrinks them down to mini-car size.


Twincast is Blaster's rebuilt form after battling to the death with Soundwave. This is the reissue which was an eHobby exclusive.