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Mattel announces new Masters of the Universe toys and games

by Sean P. Aune | August 8, 2020August 8, 2020 3:01 pm EDT

Mattel showed up at the virtual Power Con 2020, and it brought a lot of new Masters of the Universe products along with them.

With Masters of the Universe Origins hitting store shelves now, Mattel appears to be going all-in on reviving the property. From Fisher-Price toys for the younger set, to a new role-playing game coming in 2021, Mattel has something for everyone on the way.

Kicking things off are the figures for the younger set.

Imaginext Masters of the Universe XL
Action Figures (available summer 2021) and Little People (on shelves now):

Whether it’s on planet Eternia or in the living room, preschool kids can play out all Masters of the Universe stories with these super-sized Imaginext Masters of the Universe XL Action Figures from Fisher-Price – the first introduction of the franchise to the Imaginext line. Reaching approximately 10-inches tall with a fully movable neck, shoulders, legs and wrists, extra-large He-Man, Skeletor, and Beast Man let young fans act out the most epic Masters of the Universe adventures. And, toddlers can join in on the fun with the Little People Collector Masters of the Universe set which features four figures, styled to look like classic characters He-Man®, Beast ManTM, Skeletor® and Man-At-Arms®.

The Mega Construx line is expanding with a new Battle Ram set, as well as a fur-clocked Panthor. There are already great items on the shelves such as Castle Grayskull, so it’s full-speed ahead on building your own Eternia.

Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Signature Series (available November 1):
Masters of the Universe goes MEGA! Young fans can build their own adventures on the distant worlds at the center of the universe with the Masters of the Universe Mega Construx Signature Series, which includes the fully-buildable Castle Grayskull with over 3,500 pieces, which features 3 floors and 6 areas: Throne Room, Command Center, Dungeon, working Power Sword-activated Jawbridge and more. All new construction sets that will be unveiled at Power-Con include Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Skeletor Skull Assortment, with three collectible Skeltor heads, each with its own color scheme, including one that glows in the dark, as well as a new Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Skeletor and Panthor set and Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Battle Ram. All new Mega Construx sets, including the fully-buildable Panthor with flocked, velvet fur finish and Skeletor micro action figure as well as the Battle Ram with rolling wheels and working launchers will be available on shelves November 1st.

Wrapping things up is a new UNO using the classic art as well as a first look at the new role-playing game coming in 2021.

Masters of the Universe UNO (on shelves now):
The best-selling card game introduces a vintage Master of the Universe take on the classic UNO deck, with cards designed with the original MOTU franchise oil paintings by Williams George and Ruby Obero.

Legends of Grayskull (available in 2021):
At last, the secrets of Castle Grayskull and the fate of the entire universe are at player’s command with a legendary roll of the bones. Created by the team behind D&D Beyond, Mattel reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Fandom to produce Legends of Grayskull — a tabletop roleplaying game where fans have the power to become Masters of the Universe. Players can customize or create their own characters to embark on epic adventures set within the vast world of Eternia and its twin moons. The entire experience contains a core roleplaying game (including a 250-page hardcover guidebook complete with pull-out maps), digital companion and toolset, a community content creation and sharing platform, and an organized play program that gives fans the opportunity to participate in a connected, living story with other Masters of the Universe players around the world — in person, online, or on a players digital device. The game is based on Cortex Prime, the latest iteration of the award-winning rules system from Fandom Tabletop’s Adam Bradford and Lead Designer Cam Banks.

Masters of the Universe is back in a big way, and it’s about time!


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing