Today’s TTC was inspired by my buddy Rickey Purdin’s latest entry over on VHS Notebook where he did a two page entry on the Dolph Lundgren-as-He-Man tour de weirdness the Masters Of The Universe movie. He points out a lot of the craziness that went into the design which got me thinking about the toys that came out based specifically on the movie. They kinda sorta fit in with the main MOTU figures, but also seemed different. The only one of the batch that I had was Saurod who actually spit fire like a master MC thanks to a flint or some such thing inside. He’s a cool figure but always felt a little out of place with the others.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this movie. I’m sure it was confusing to me as a kid, though I don’t have any specific memories of seeing it. I do remember watching at least once in the last 10 years or so and it reminded me a lot of Howard the Duck. That’s not a dig as I’m a huge fan of the latter. I know it takes plenty of liberties with the source material, but that doesn’t bother me. I’ve been on quite a Dolph kick lately, so giving his Masters another looks would make sense. Maybe I’ll get my hands on that and Cyborg for a weirdly related double feature.