Big thanks to our friend over at Mattel for sending us the details for the Spring 2024 Masters of the Universe Origins reveals, the HYD16 Masters of the Universe Origins: Cartoon Collection! Take a look and read below to get a lot more information on the Origins line. You can read more about the Spring 2024 Masterverse line here. Check out Jay and John’s video about the reveals over on the Geek. Dad. Life. YouTube channel!
Some of these figures will go up for pre-sale on Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET and will begin shipping to retailers on November 1, 2023. We’ll have all of the links up tomorrow when and where they go live, but here’s is where you’ll find them on our affiliate Entertainment Earth.
- Specialty Stores: Fan Favorites King Randor, Ninjor, Webstor, Trap Jaw (rereleases of previous Origins figures*)
- Walmart: Snake Men Lord Gra’sp, Terroar, Necro-Conda
- Target: Skeletor x Demogorgon 2-Pack
Most of these figures were revealed at the MOTU panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2023. The new ones that we haven’t seen yet are the Demogorgon (Stranger Things collab/Target exclusive), and figures that have been teased in box artwork this year, Lord Gr’asp, Terroar, and a brand new figure, the Necro-Conda.
*Mattel is also rereleasing older figures with a burst that says “FAN FAVORITE” to note them as such.
- 16 points of articulation in 5.5-inch scale
- Form factor and musculature updated to better reflect 1980s animation design
- Each figure comes with brand new accessory referencing specific episodes
- Includes mini comic that recreates classic moments
- Comes in refreshed Origins packaging paying homage to the 1980s TV show
Notes from the Mattel MOTU Origins Team:
With Filmation 80s cartoons as our inspiration, in 2024 we introduce the CARTOON COLLECTION and bring back MOTU characters in their original content-based looks. Character bodies have been updated to better represent their inspirations – straighter legs to stand upright and rounded shoulders/updated torso muscles so the musculature of the figure is more proportionate.
Each figure now comes with a brand new accessory straight from 80’s animated content, while the back of package artwork recreates specific scenes from those favorite episodes. Cartoon Collection figures are still compatible with existing Origins figures to continue that swappable mix & match play.
We are also updating our wave cadence in 2024, so in addition to 2 new Cartoon Collection characters in each wave, we will also have 1 Fan-Favorite reissue per wave to give everyone a second opportunity to fill those gaps in their collections. Fans can also expect more waves this year than in years previous.
In addition to mainline offerings, we are releasing several fun exclusives you can find at the below retailers. At Target we’re partnering with the Stranger Things crew to unveil a killer collaboration straight from the upside down – Skeletor and the Demogorgon! Completionists will also be able to find previous fan-desired characters we’re bringing back like Trap Jaw and King Randor. And lastly more Snake Men are joining the fray at Walmart, including a character many eagle-eyed fans may recognize from packaging – the Necro-Conda!