Mattel’s MOTUC Shadow Beast
December 9, 2010


Manufacturer: Mattel

Release Date: January 15th, 2011

Wave/Assortment: Figure Exclusive

Packaging: Single boxed


  • A big ass club

    Scale: 6"

    Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen

    Notes: New Head, hands, feet and accessory.  Shares the same body and limbs as the MOTUC Gygor figure.


    Mailer Box MOTUC Shadow BeastMOTUC Shadow Beast Box BackMOTUC Shadow Beast Loose

    MOTUC Shadow Beast Bio

    MOTUC Shadow Beast SDCC 2010 slide 


    MOTUC Shadow Beast Front MOTUC Shadow Beast SideMOTUC Shadow Beast Back

    MOTUC Shadow Beast FaceMOTUC Shadow Beast

    MOTUC Shadow Beast



    MOTUC Shadow Beast Club 

    MOTUC Shadow Beast Club top 







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    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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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    • Jay Bell says:

      I really like the shadow beast’s appearance much more than Gygor. The closed mouth certainly helps.

    • Derek Martin says:

      I liked Gygor’s open mouth. I thought the sculpting on the teeth was exceptional. The Shadow Beast does look cool, though. I confess, I was a bit disappointed to see the Gygor mold re-used quite so quickly, though. The different hands, feet, and head do help a lot. I don’t think there are enough Bigfoot type toys out there, so I’m glad Mattel made him. I just wish it was a little more different from Gygor.

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