New in the AFi Archive – MOTUC POP Bow
January 20, 2011

It seems only fitting that the February Club Eternia Masters of the Universe Classics figure is a mustachioed harp-playing archer with a heart on his chest. 

Mattel and the Horsemen have done a great job updating this ‘Princess of Power ‘character that might otherwise be a tough sell to some of the modern collectors.  Bow comes loaded with accessories such as his bow, an arrow, harp, removable cape and an alternate modern head.

Much like Vikor, Bow features the new hidden, internal foot pegs and also has new wrist joints, a la the DCUC Green Arrow figure that helps him hold his bow and arrows in more natural poses.  

As announced at SDCC Bow’s bow does not come with a string, but has loops at either end so that if a fan wanted to add one they could.  I used the clear rubber band that holds the figure on the bubble insert.   Using the clear rubber band gives you some tension for some dramatic poses with the figure.

One thing fans might want to look out for when they open the figure is that the quiver is glued to the cape and is not removable.  This makes it difficult to remove the figure from the inner plastic tray.  I was not able to find a way to remove the figure without first cutting the bubble.


You can see all of the pictures of Bow ere in his entry in the AFI archives.

Bow will be on sale in February on

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 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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