Over 100 In-Hand Images For The New Masters Of The Universe Origins 2021 Products From Mattel - Panthor, Battle Armor He-Man, She-Ra, Roboto, Mer-Man And Zodac

by Jay Cochran
January 05, 2021
Today I was able to score the newest batch of Masters of the Universe Origins products from Mattel at my local Target store, well everything but the Deluxe Battle Armor Skeletor figure. The items I got included Panthor, Deluxe Battle Armor He-Man, She-Ra, Roboto, Zodac and Mer Man. The basic figures cost $14,99 each, while the Deluxe figure was $19.99 and Panthor was $24.99. Here are the DPCI#'s though the figures are currently not listed on Target's website.

Panthor DPCI# 087-16-4345
Battle Armor He-Man DPCI# 087-16-5586
Basic Figures DPCI# 087-16-7355


These of course are not exclusives and if you don't want to have to hunt around for them you can pre-order all of these and more at our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.

You can check out over 100 images for these figures below in our GALLERY. The backdrops features in many of the images were provided by our sponsor DioramaPrints.com. If you use the code ToyNews10 then you can get 10% off your next purchase with them.

So just some quick thoughts on these figures. If you have collected any of the previous Origins released last year at Walmart then you basically know what to expect as far as articulation, paint apps and overall quality. These are meant to be as much for the kids as they are adult collectors and the prices match that line of thought. They are more articulated than the original MOTU figures, but the detail and such isn't on par with say the more recent Classics line. The figures are about 5" so they aren't as tall either. You can also take the figures apart and mix and match. This is nice with like the Battle Armor He-Man figure since you can use these heads as well as the legs on the regular version if you want. The boots actually have a little more paint detail on the Deluxe one.

The chest flipping action on my He-Man works pretty good. You can have the chest look clean, have one blade cut or two. when you push the chest it flips just like on the original toy.

Panthor is not bad but it would have been nice if they had given him ankle articulation on the feet so you could more easily get all four feet to stay flat on the ground. The Battle Cat has the same issue. If you can wait, I would probably suggest you get the Walmart flocked version coming out later this year. It won't have articulated feet but I think the flocking will look better than the plastic and more in keeping with the original toy. The saddle is removable.

Out of the new basic figures, I actually think Roboto was really well done. He has the clear plastic chest and when you turn him at the waist the gears in the chest move and his mouth opens and closes. You also get a cool clicking noise. I never had the original Roboto figure but I am guessing it was very similar.

Zodac is probably the most boring of the 4. He only comes with a puny red gun and he has what looks like unpainted fur or feathers on his skin under his armor. I don't recall if this was something on the original figure but it looks odd to me.

Mer Man has his bright yellow sword and is another member of Skeletor's original crew of henchmen. I just need Tri-Klops which is coming soon to round out the crew. I will say Mer Man seems a little bigger than the others. I could be wrong but I don't think he should be taller than Trap Jaw or Beastman.

Finally there is She-Ra which I mostly like. Her sword is much smaller than He-Man's and I am not a fan of the headpiece though I know thats a nod to the original toy and it is removable. The holo pattern on the headpiece and belt do pick up the light nicely. I like the soft-good red cape but not as fond of the white material they used at her shoulders and waist. She has hard and long plastic yellow hair which I don't think looks bad, but it does limit head movement a fair amount. She can't look up at all which sucks when your trying to put her in poses where she holds her sword up in the air.

The art on Panthor is gorgeous and you get mini-comics with all the figures. The basic figures in this wave all have the same mini-comics like we've seen with the previous waves and I think the Deluxe figures will all have the same mini-comic as well. At least the two Battle Armor ones and Ram Man which has yet to be released.

So that's it. Enjoy the images below in the GALLERY and feel free to share your own thoughts on these in the COMMENTS SECTION.




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Blurr86 - 2021-01-10 @ 1:19 pm
On 1/7/2021 at 12:22 AM, Mr_Scary92 said:

I totally agree, it's sheer nostalgia, I'm still skeptical to the idea that the franchise is going to have a demand among children again, I just dont see this happening, are mostly adults who are talking about this line, old fans people getting it for themselves. I really hope that more details about the Netflix and Motuverse series will be officially revealed...or leaked by somebody. Dunno, since I couldn't collect MOTUC as I would have liked, I hope Motuverse is at least fun to collect, the action figure collecting is becoming into a frustrating hobby to me.

There was a comment on lowering the price point so it would appeal to kids (and parents who'd buy it for them).... I agree on that. Plus for this to be attractive to kids, there should be an animated series just for them, for their age--- I believe there's one being made, different from MOTU Revelations. Just hoping they air all these shows really soon. Lord Dactus knows, we all need MOTU, either new or nostalgic right now. #Masterverse has to happen, too, yeah, 'cause, that's true, it's frustrating to collect MOTUC at this point. Again #Mattel, hoping that #Masterverse is as (or more) compelling to us collectors (than) MOTUC. 

JangDangus - 2021-01-07 @ 6:29 am

they really blew it on the "BIG CAT" ankle articulation. Come on Mattel. 

iRandom - 2021-01-06 @ 4:48 pm
28 minutes ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

I totally agree, it's sheer nostalgia, I'm still skeptical to the idea that the franchise is going to have a demand among children again, I just dont see this happening, are mostly adults who are talking about this line, old fans people getting it for themselves. I really hope that more details about the Netflix and Motuverse series will be officially revealed...or leaked by somebody. Dunno, since I couldn't collect MOTUC as I would have liked, I hope Motuverse is at least fun to collect, the action figure collecting is becoming into a frustrating hobby to me.

I'm also skeptical that this will appeal to kids. The designs still have the wacky and colorful charm but I think they need to be $10 in order to succeed. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the new line that is coming this year.

Vaporman87 - 2021-01-06 @ 4:34 pm

Roboto and Zodac look great. Very pleased with those two. She-Ra on the other hand looks awful. This line has yet to put out a decent female figure... but that doesn't bother me much as I don't typically care for the female characters aside from Evil-Lyn.

EDIT: Also... I giggled when I read the bottom line on the back of the mini-comic: "Subject of availability" Haha! Pretty sure that was meant to say "Subject TO availability". Engrish.

Mr_Scary92 - 2021-01-06 @ 4:22 pm
12 minutes ago, JayC said:

I think this line is an affordable line for kids that also is meant to hit the nostalgia spot for those who collected the original figures. For those wanting MOTUC this line isn't for them and I agree I am looking more foraward to seeing the Masterverse stuff.

I totally agree, it's sheer nostalgia, I'm still skeptical to the idea that the franchise is going to have a demand among children again, I just dont see this happening, are mostly adults who are talking about this line, old fans people getting it for themselves. I really hope that more details about the Netflix and Motuverse series will be officially revealed...or leaked by somebody. Dunno, since I couldn't collect MOTUC as I would have liked, I hope Motuverse is at least fun to collect, the action figure collecting is becoming into a frustrating hobby to me.

JayC - 2021-01-06 @ 3:54 pm
10 hours ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

hmm...they look nice, however they still don't convince me to goet back with this line and think about the martyrdom that will be getting them all discourages me even more...

I think this line is an affordable line for kids that also is meant to hit the nostalgia spot for those who collected the original figures. For those wanting MOTUC this line isn't for them and I agree I am looking more foraward to seeing the Masterverse stuff.

Mr_Scary92 - 2021-01-06 @ 5:50 am

hmm...they look nice, however they still don't convince me to goet back with this line and think about the martyrdom that will be getting them all discourages me even more...

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