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Some Thoughts on Megator
& Man-E-Faces in Package

It’s been a busy week for Mattel news. We’ve gotten better images of Swamp Thing, an early look at Young Justice packaging, DC Universe Classics wave 17 in package, and the love has finally rolled around to Masters of the Universe Classics with package shots and bios for Man-E-Faces and Megator.

Megator’s up first…

MegatorEvil Giant Destroyer, Real Name: Moleb the Destroyer

An Eternian giant in service to Hordak, Megator lead Hordak’s troops in battle during the Great Wars. He was recruited to help bolster the Horde’s ranks after Tytus and several other giants from the Mountains of Perpetua allied themselves with King Grayskull. Megator was killed during the first Ultimate Battleground, caught in the iron jaws of Central Tower when the Three Towers were enchanted to sink into Sub-ternia. His remains were discovered millennia later by King Hsss who magically reanimated him into a mindless zombie. He served King Hsss and fought against Hordak and the Masters of the Universe in the Second Ultimate Battleground – once again dying on the battlefield.

And then Man-E-Faces…

Man-E-FacesHuman… Robot… Monster!, Real Name: Perkaedo
Perhaps the greatest actor on Eternia, Perkaedo, the Master of Disguise, performed before King Randor and Queen Marlena at Prince Adam’s 18th birthday celebration. It was here that he drank a magic potion, created by Skeletor, that transformed him into a terrible monster with great strength loyal only to evil. With the help of He-Man and the Sorceress, Perkaedo was cured from this transformation, but the process left him forever split between not just two but three personalities. He now uses his powers to protect justice in his greatest role, as Man-E-Faces, the man who is three warriors in one–fighting as a human, robot, or monster.

Other than these bios needing a wee bit of grammar editing, these are two bios in good standing. Megator leaves me just a tad confused – is the figure representing the mindless resurrected version of Megator or was he always green and freaky? If this is him as a zombie than he doesn’t really pair off with Tytus, but I don’t really care. If he was always green and freaky, then… well, I’d really hope that second accessory is a zombie head! That’d be sweet.

His bio has some great story bits in it. He’s trapped in the towers as they sank into the ground! That’s awesome! And thinking of him as a mindless zombie millenia later just makes me really regret not having more fiction to go along with these. Can you imagine what was going on with Hordak when Megator started whomping on Horde forces in the present day? Or He-Man when he saw this vanquished foe return in a much more savage and grotesque form!? The possibilites…

Man-E-Faces is decent enough, but I have a hard time thinking of much to say about it. This is his mini-comic origin, and it works, but it doesn’t really explain the robot face. Even the grammar inadvertantly calls attention to that as the “not two, but three” transition is awkwardly written. Anyway, I’m marking this one serviceable as I’m still excited over Megator’s bio. Oh and Perkaedo? It seems like it has to be an anagram or some piece of MOTU trivia that I’m missing. Odd.

These bios have been added to our Sortable/Searchable Bio Page at MOTUClassics.Com. That page features an organized table of all the MOTU Classics bios with a nifty search feature. For example, if you type in “Zalesia”, the page will show you just the bios that mention the fabled city specifically. Go try it out!

25 comments to Some Thoughts on Megator
& Man-E-Faces in Package

  • I just saw this on Matty’s Facebook page and it cracked me up. This was posted by Joe Amato:

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  • dayraven

    yup, they didn’t explain his robot portion at all. matty gaffed that one. since they skewed so closely to the mini-comic origin, there was really very little that would be required to get a decent bio, you’d think… maybe later, i’ll devout a nano-second of attention to this and write a better one… maybe.

    megator is not a bad bio, but as you point out, which ‘tor are we getting? i’m assuming this is the first one, pre-zombie… and then zombie one will come later? also, mentioning that tytus was only one amongst many heroic giants says i smell more giants coming. i think we need a samurai style anwat gar giant, and the three d-bags from the myp that got buzz off to reveal he was illegally juicing on giant berries, and then we’ll get some “non-tytus” guys, and finally, in 2017, we wrap up w/ a decayed “zombie moleb” that i’m sure they’ll call “Ea-tor, Evil Flesh Eating Zombie who Eats Flesh, primarily Evil Flesh.”

    the one thing i will say on megator, at LEAST he gets a weapon that a dude his size could actually use, rather than tytus’ pre-ball dyson. the great question will be, can you pose megator (since tytus is essentially a static figure)

    • I kinda don’t want any more giants. The articulation still bugs me too much. I feel like we need Megs to balance off Tytus and then I’m good.

      I mean I still want Procrustus, et al, but if they’re not going to do them “right”, it diminishes my desires a bit.

      • Beedo Sookcool

        Been a long time since I’d thought about Procrustus! He’d make a very cool figure, no doubt, but I doubt they’d do him any justice. Especially if they’re skimping on articulation for “normal” giants like Tytus and Megator, let alone one with four arms. You’d probably be better off dressing up as Procrustus for Hallowe’en and posing for a photo with your collection. };D

  • Zach

    @NoisyDvL5:
    That photo just depresses me, as I see the joy someone can have with two figures I’ll never own…

    • That is an excellent point. I didn’t even think about how much it would cost someone to replicate that photo! I certainly can’t.

  • bmnbinc

    Hmmm..Man-E has an open hand..he becomes the newest member of “I can hold only one weapon at a time” club..
    They should have done the 2 weapon hands..

  • dayraven

    what would make sense for man-e? the club seems like a no-brainer, but then, why the open eagle claw hand?

    as for megator… i bet he comes w/ a swappable horde arm band.

    • bmnbinc

      Am wondering if he gets a weapon similar to 200x whiplash one..

    • Poor Man-E is just sporting that Trap Jaw hand that’s already annoyed me on two figures so far. That’s unfortunate.

      A horde arm band for Megs would be a big letdown! I know, I shouldn’t expect too much, but this pair only has one accessory each when they should have two, so I’m hoping for something nicer to be hidden in those packages.

      • bmnbinc

        hate the high degree of re-use..hoping that his secret accessory is a weapon hand..

      • bmnbinc

        maybe the secret accessory for Man-E is another 3 head set with He-Man, Skeletor and Beast-Man on it..this would anyway be wishful thinking..

  • you_will_forget

    So what we’re seeing here is that Megator sucks.

    He’s been in two battles and died in both. No wonder Hordak didn’t bother bringing him back and left it to Hsss

    • bmnbinc

      what we got to know is Megator whooped Tytus around before getting eaten up by the awoken/activated central tower…wondering if the tower can be magically awakened like the Serpos of snake mountain..

  • He-Mullet

    I dunno. I think Megator is the Zombie and Moleb would be a Human Flesh colored Megator, with a newly sculpted head, hands and lower legs.

  • polo23

    Man-E-Faces bio is corny,Megator bio is excellent. We know now that he was a member of the Evil Horde & that Tytus did not kill him–The iron jaws from the Central Tower did & that he sink with it to Sub-ternia. He was reanimated by King Hssss as a zombie so that probably explains his green skin color. But we also know that there lived other giants on Eternia that came from the Mountains of Perpetua that were with Tytus. Hope we get see them soon!

  • dayraven

    if we ever get a zombified megator, i think he should come w/ caligar-shaped bite marks on him… i know, it’s way too much to ask, but that’s why i stopped buying motuc. cuz nibbles missing from the corpse would be totally awesome, and that’s just not logistically possible.

    i have read that some hints were dropped that mega comes w/ a sword of some kind, but then he’s getting two weapons, where tytus got one… i don’t think mattel is going to go that route. especially w/ that “expensive” real chain flail. if he comes w/ something else, it’ll be small, and most likely, something that belonged w/ someone else… in fact, as i think about it, i bet he gets the legacy stones. why? cuz it makes no sense.

  • Motorthing

    Meh.

    I’ll get Man-E because I promised myself I would and that he would be about the last MOTUC I would need to round out the roster I had as a kid, unless another wildcard like Vikor suddenly comes along of course, but I’m underwhelmed and Megator just…….meh.

    Somebody with more artistic talent than me should work up the scene where he gets chomped though….that would be worth gawking at.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    Does Mattel actually KNOW what “Ultimate” means? By their usage, they seem to think it means “Super-Mega-Ultra-Badass.” It means “last.” As in, there aren’t going to be any more. So you simply CAN’T have “First” and “Second” Ultimate Battlegrounds. You only get the one, and it’s the last one you’ll ever get. Ever.

    To quote “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” — “Look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnalls!”

  • dayraven

    well, by that same token, we have two world wars thusfar, and neither involved the whole world… i get what you’re playing at beedo, but it’s just some antics. 😉

    • Beedo Sookcool

      Well, that’s a point. And when World War II came around, they stopped calling World War I “The Great War,” and more appropriately, stopped calling it “The War to End All Wars.” ‘Cause it obviously DIDN’T. Perhaps Eternia is just in need of a little revisionist history. };D

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