Early Look at Mattel’s MOTU Giants He-Man
September 15, 2014

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Today we take a quick look at the new MOTUC GIANTS He-Man from Mattel. This is the first in Mattel’s new jumbo line of vintage Masters of the Universe figures.

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Faithful recreations of the vintage MOTU figures in 12” scale! Each figure has a twist waist power punch, “rubber band” legs, and vintage-style accessories. They come on an oversized vintage-style blister card featuring watercolor cross-sell art from 1982. Giant He-Man® comes with a sword that snaps together just like the vintage toy, shield and axe, and removable armor.

Here is a quick video look at the carded figure:

 

The MOtU Giant He-Man is on sale today, September 15th, 2014 on Mattycollector.com or you can sign up for a subscription to all four MOTU GIANT figures through Sept 25th to either ship out monthly or all four in one shipment.

Here is a look at the bungee that is inside the figure:

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On the last day of the con Mattel swapped out the half-power swords so you could see them together in all of their vintage glory:

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Collect all four:

  • Giant He-Man® (September 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Skeletor® (October 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Stratos® (November 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Beast Man® (December 2014 Figure)

Here’s a look at the other figures from the display at SDCC 2014:

Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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4 Comments »

  • Glenn "Preacher" Whitehouse says:

    Looks awesome I was a big fan of the originals as a kid, I thankfully picked up the Commemorative series in the early Noughties, I will definately be hunting these big boys down.

  • Jason says:

    are they worth the $75 price tag? I am thinking about doing the sub to get all 4 but i was just curious if anyone knew if they are worth the price? Thanks

  • demoncat_4 says:

    looks like Mattel is keeping motu alive a little longer with this size now. for hope it lasts long enough for an evil lyne and teela that size or at least the sorceress , though the one bad part of the figures this size is mattel due to cost can never do vehicles or another castle greyskull to match them size wise.

  • Ableknight says:

    The lack of a comic book behind him like the figure it is trying to recreate has, throws off the whole look for me. All they had to do was blow up the commemorative He man’s comic. These are supposedly marketed to the ‘adult collector’ who, like me, I would imagine are a lot pickier about these sorts of things than kids would be. I’m passing on this for that reason alone. I guess if you want to open it and just display the loose figure, it’s good for that purpose. ( but really, who would actually open this thing unless they had doubles?)

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