New NYCC 09 Exclusive MOTUC Faker Images

by Jay Cochran
December 30, 2008
Mattel has released new images of their Masters of the Universe Classic Faker figure which will be available at the 2009 New York Comic Con in February. The figure will also be made available in March 2009 on Mattel's own website for those who cannot attend the convention in person.

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nevermore - 2009-01-11 @ 2:49 am

I'll probably get this. Not a big fan of the MOTUC line but I think I will get a Skeletor, Faker and probably a Triclops and Kobra Kahn as those are my favs.

Eric - 2009-01-11 @ 1:46 am

Here's the Zodac figure on He-Man.org's toy archive. He did indeed come with a big red gun.

Zodac at He-Man.org, the greatest archive for He-Man info

synch - 2009-01-10 @ 11:01 pm

hey what did the original zodak come with ?.. A big red gun right?.. I always use to have him with a big red gun and a other similar looking gun of a different color , gray or black I think ... there is one character I can not wait for my self:)

Alexx - 2009-01-06 @ 7:46 pm
I just wonder how I can get my hands on one :D

It's not really an exclusive. It's being sold at Mattycollector in March! Good news for folks like myself who love the heck outa Faker and will never be able to make it to one of those shows.

CaptainTriumph - 2009-01-06 @ 6:25 am
I just wonder how I can get my hands on one :D

I'm thinking about going to the show this year. I've never gone to this one before but I have a friend who did last year. Maybe they'll be up for a return trip?

synch - 2009-01-06 @ 1:06 am

I just wonder how I can get my hands on one :D

gojira77 - 2009-01-05 @ 11:26 pm

Man-At-Arms does seem to be rather careless with his old technology-- maybe that's how the Widgets got to be a nuclear power! :)

Also pointed out over at the 'Org, I like how Faker has taken He-Man's place on the back of the card... and none of the other 'co-sell' figures seem to notice! @loll@

Eric - 2009-01-05 @ 8:02 pm

No need for apologies. You and I and a lot of other fans could go on and on about subjects like this.

The lost soul angle is also a great idea, especially if at one time Faker thought he was the real He-Man, only

to later on find out he wasn't and feeling dejected, and angered because he feel as if he is Eternia's true

champion or even involving a story subplot which shows him trying to usurp Skeletor and showing a divide

amongst the evil warriors which results in a full scale war among the villains, which doesn't even include He-Man

or the other masters.

or how about a story that.....

Depicts Faker roaming around Eternia as a rogue as you've suggested and be sort of like an anti-hero

or opportunist, perhaps even being a merc for hire and even starting his own group of warriors.

Exactly. There are all sorts of emotions that can go with Faker being created rather than being born and growing up like everyone else. Maybe he thinks he's the true He-Man and the other is a clone of himself. Maybe he feels inadequate because he knows he's not the original. Maybe he thinks he can do a better job than the real He-Man. Maybe he's not quite right in the head because of the process by which he was created. The list goes on and on...

So yes

Mattel did take the least interesting route, which was why I was hoping that the 2002 cartoon would have taken

that opportunity to explore him and recreate him into something more. Faker is what I considered a missed

opportunity on all fronts.

Same here. He seems to be one of the most popular characters, and they had a blank slate to write a new history for him, and they totally missed the boat.

It's not that big of a deal, but I hope the trend doesn't continue. MOTU has as much potential as any of the other really popular properties, so Mattel should capitalize on the opportunity to realize that potential with MOTUC.

azrael23 - 2009-01-05 @ 5:29 am
I envisioned Skeletor creating Faker using He-Man's DNA but casting Faker out since he came out blue (he'd have no use for a He-Man lookalike that doesn't look like He-Man). I also envisioned Faker not feeling like he had a place in the world because of his creator not wanting him and thus would roam Eternia as a lost soul.

There are all sorts of things that could be done with Faker, and I feel like Mattel did the least interesting, most unimaginative thing they could think of.

The lost soul angle is also a great idea, especially if at one time Faker thought he was the real He-Man, only

to later on find out he wasn't and feeling dejected, and angered because he feel as if he is Eternia's true

champion or even involving a story subplot which shows him trying to usurp Skeletor and showing a divide

amongst the evil warriors which results in a full scale war among the villains, which doesn't even include He-Man

or the other masters.

or how about a story that.....

Depicts Faker roaming around Eternia as a rogue as you've suggested and be sort of like an anti-hero

or opportunist, perhaps even being a merc for hire and even starting his own group of warriors. So yes

Mattel did take the least interesting route, which was why I was hoping that the 2002 cartoon would have taken

that opportunity to explore him and recreate him into something more. Faker is what I considered a missed

opportunity on all fronts.

Adult story arcs on par with cartoons such as JLU. With the plethora of characters in MOTU lore

why confine it to He-Man and friends vs Skeletor and his minions? Why not expand on that world and characters?

Not saying it has to shift the focus on He-Man as the main character, but it doesn't have to be exclusively about him, it is afterall

called Masters of the universe. Should there ever be a cartoon revival I firmly believe that taking it to this level will not

only thrill us old school fans but bring in new fans too.

Anyway, sorry about the long winded response, just a simple fan that can see the vast possibilities for this sort of line and story.

Eric - 2009-01-05 @ 4:16 am
My sentiments exactly Eric. I to would have loved for a new Faker bio and perhaps give some sort

of substance to his character. During the time when the MYP MOTU series was on I always figured

that Faker would get a chance to be more than just a mere evil robotic double of He-Man.

Perhaps he could have been a cyborg created with the combined dna components of He-Man(explaining the physical resemblance) and Skeletor

(which would explain his blue skin and chosen armor) and also him being Skeletor's second in command, with him and Skeletor sharing some

warped father and son relationship. It would be an interesting parallel to He-Man being the son of Randor.

Excellent ideas, and I would have much preferred them to what Mattel has chosen to go with.

I always wanted something similar to what you've suggested, but I wanted Faker to be a clone and not robotic at all. I really like the part-He-Man, part-Skeletor aspect, as it does explain the blue skin. Perhaps Skeletor wanted He-Man's look but his own evil nature so that's why he'd add himself to the ingredient list. I also like your suggestion of Faker being second in command and having a warped relationship with Skeletor.

I envisioned Skeletor creating Faker using He-Man's DNA but casting Faker out since he came out blue (he'd have no use for a He-Man lookalike that doesn't look like He-Man). I also envisioned Faker not feeling like he had a place in the world because of his creator not wanting him and thus would roam Eternia as a lost soul.

There are all sorts of things that could be done with Faker, and I feel like Mattel did the least interesting, most unimaginative thing they could think of.

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