New Masters of the Universe figures based mostly on the critically panned 1987 live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella are coming quickly.
Mattel has revealed that the most recent figures in its Masters of the Universe Masterverse line are based mostly on the 1987 live-action He-Man film.
Revealed on the Masters of the Universe Twitter account, the figures seize the movie’s tough likenesses of He-Man and Skeletor, who had been performed by Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella, respectively. While launch dates have but to be introduced, the figures will include weapon equipment — together with He-Man’s Power Sword and Skeletor’s Havoc Staff — and packaging impressed by the movie.
These should not the primary figures to be launched based mostly on the Masters of the Universe movie. Super7 launched their very own variations for the corporate’s Masters of the Universe Classics line in 2020, however this newest batch marks the primary time that Mattel — the creators of the Masters of the Universe line — have created plastic takes on He-Man and Skeletor as they appeared on the massive display screen.
Was The Masters Of The Universe Movie Any Good?
Masters of the Universe — often generally known as Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture — was directed by Gary Goddard. Aside from Lundgren’s He-Man and Langella’s Skeletor, the film featured quite a lot of different characters from Mattel’s toyline, together with Christina Pickles because the Sorceress, Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn, Chelsea Field as Teela and Jon Cypher as Man-At-Arms.
Leaning laborious into the science fiction elements of the Masters of the Universe franchise whereas including a touch of Star Wars, the film featured He-Man and his comrades touring to Earth from Eternia after they activated a Cosmic Key able to opening portals between universes. There, they befriended two youngsters — performed by Courteney Cox and Robert Duncan McNeill — and battled the forces of Skeletor and his cronies.
The movie was each a essential and industrial failure. In interviews since its launch, nevertheless, Langella would name Skeletor certainly one of his favourite roles, clarifying that he took the half primarily as a result of his son was a serious fan of He-Man.
Comic e-book author and artist John Bryne additionally reacted favorably to the film, writing in Issue #497 of Comic Shop News that Masters of the Universe bore a robust resemblance to Jack Kirby’s New Gods, with Langella’s Skeletor just a few steps away from Darkseid. Goddard would go on to verify Kirby’s affect, later writing: “The storyline was enormously impressed by the traditional Fantastic Four/Doctor Doom epics, the New Gods and a little bit of Thor thrown in right here and there.”