Mattel’s MOTUC Procrustus – Giant Guardian of Magic
December 17, 2012

 When the world starts to fall apart, Procrustus™ is happy to lend a hand… after all, he’s got four of them! This multi-armed giant keeps it all together from the core of the earth, preventing the planet from separating while protecting the Star Seed. Fan-demanded Procrustus™ appears as he does in the mini-comic “The Magic Stealer,” and is front and center on the subscription-exclusive 2013 map of Sub-ternia™! Fully articulated, he arrives with a magic Star Seed orb that fits in his hand.

Procrustus is the newest over-sized figure in the MOTUC and while at first glance he looks like  a clever re-use of the over-sized body that was used for Tytus and Megator, he actually only reuses the legs from Megator.  The stone pattern caries though the head, all four arms, his chest and his loin-cloth.  Procrustus first came to light as a character in one of the classic mini-comics and made his debut as a reveal at Comic Con back in July.  While he might not be perfectly the correct scale for an eternal guardian he works well with the standard 6″ figures and looks great filling out your MOTUC shelf.     He feels even more heavy and solid than the previous over-sized figures because of his head and extra arms.

The 4 arms are cast from the same left and right mold but use different hands.  He comes with the star-seed orb.

Procrustus will be available on 12/17 on MattyCollector.com.

 

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Procrustus™ BioReal Name: Procrustus™After the Gods created the Five dimensions, they hid their secret magic in the form of a star inside the core of a small planet in the center of the dimension of Eternia®. Naming the planet after the dimension it resided in, they assigned the immortal four-armed giant Procrustus™ to remain there and guard their magical secrets. Over the millennia, the magic began to seep out, and many wise magicians learned to tap into these powers for both good and evil. In time, the ruthless warlock Hordak® attempted to break apart Eternia® using a spell of separation in order to access the magic’s source. Although his spell was thwarted, Procrustus™ was now forced to literally hold the planet together remaining forever at the planet’s core!

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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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