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Monday, January 4, 2010

Masters of The Universe Classics: Scareglow figure!



I've only got 3 Masters of The Universe (MOTU) Classic figures from www.mattycollector.com thus far, with another certain bone-head villain on his way to me somewhere in mid January. I had the intention of reviewing either He-Man or Teela first but ultimately decided to rant on the rather 'unknown' Scareglow figure since this is the figure that got collectors (of old and new alike) all excited about. What is that I hear? "Scare-who?!"....Never heard of him? Me neither...not until the figure was announced by matty-collector in Sept '09 anyway.

In the 80's, I was guilty of throwing those mini-comics as soon as I got me' grubby hands on the action-figures too....*sigh*. Thank God for today's scanning technology....and bless whoever that took the trouble of uploading these wonderful mini-comics back into the internet for us to marvel over. There were a total of 49 mini-comics available so I'm guessing that Mattel released the same number of action figures for the MOTU line back then.

Ok, let's start off his introduction. Every retro-cartoon fan knows that the MOTU TV series (by Filmation) was aired somewhere between '83-'85....but casual fans will probably not know that the MOTU universe actually started within the mini-comics in which every MOTU action-figure came with. Ahh..remember those huge-bodied/disproportioned MOTU figures? But let's face it, most of us remember Filmation's cartoon series the most rather than these 'most-probably-be-stashed-somewhere-once-I've-opened-up-the-packaging' comics anyway.....so go figure, those characters NOT portrayed in the cartoon series were forever forgotten...until now.

Scareglow, was unfortunately one of the obscure but popular character that appeared in one of the last ever mini-comics from the MOTU toyline. In fact, his original 80's toy can fetch as high as USD100 on eBay! That's how popular he is. I think it's due to the fact (at that particular point in time) that he's such a mean-looking bad-a** henchman of Skeletor who never got his fair share of screen time. Imagine if he did?

Scareglow, to most die-hard/mini-comic fans, will always be THE only henchman that dared to threaten Skeletor upon his introduction into the MOTU world. Take a look at the comic page below.....unfortunately he succumbed to Skelly's 'charm' afterwards! Click on any of these comic pages for a better/larger view....


He has the power to 'scare' the heck of unsuspecting victims...though he announced his intentions quite clearly to Prince Adam in the comic page below.....



....but eventually got his butt kicked by He-man in the end!



Nevertheless, I'm glad Mattel did his figure. He'll look superb standing with the rest of the baddies. Nevermind the fact that he missed his chance to appear in the 3rd season of He-man and the MOTU cartoon series (it was cancelled right after the 2nd season ended to pave way for She-Ra). Enjoy the pics......








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10 Comments:

Shaun said...

Nice review and excellent pix bro!

darthmental said...

nice one bro. teringat zaman comic kecik dulu. aku ada MASK ja. tu pun dah hilang mana tah, huhu.

btw, bila scareglow hang sampai?

The Rebel said...

>>Shaun....Thanks bro...re-living what childhood really meant in the good ol' 80s....all those classic cartoons :)

>>Mental....Thanks bro. MASK aku pun still ada dlm store...tapi nak cari satu2 balik kasi complete tu yg agak berat tu...hehe....Scareglow dgn He-Man aku sampai lewat kali ni.....dlm 40 hari la jugak...pasal holiday period kan....sblum ni less than a month dah sampai frm matty.

desmond said...

Bro, Great score for your childhood figure!!

Little Plastic Man said...

Wow...real nice...but they sell out real fast at matty!

saruman said...

where the heck did you get them?? Nice!

The Rebel said...

>>Thanks Des...it was a pain getting them online though!

>>Adrian...things we have to battle through to get these superb MOTU figures!

>>saruman...I bought these MOTUs through mattycollector.com...they come out every 15th each month.....but the rather terrible online buying experience really tests one's patience!

Mohamad said...

Bro kalu bbeli dari Matty collector shipping baper eh? Rasa macam nak menjebakkan diri jer huhu.

Mohamad said...

Owh bro jom exchange link, aku dah letak link hang kat site aku hehe

The Rebel said...

>>bro Mohamad....one of these MOTU cost USD20 (quite pricey if you ask me..but worth it!)...shipping is only USD 9.95 for any number of items in one order, but you have to wait at least one month fr them to arrive (my December Skeletor & Winston Zeddemore's due to arrive anytime now...)....if you choose UPS.....it'll be more expensive, only owrth if you buy a lot at one go (but definitely will arrive at your doorstep within a week.)