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First Look at Slush Head
& Mighty Spector in Package

Mattel gave us another double dose of Masters of the Universe Classics Bio goodness today with packaging reveals for the Mighty Spector and the scaly NA goon Slush Head. Both biographies are a decent read with Spector’s giving tidbits about MOTU in a future time. Images & Bios after the jump.

Slush head is currently scheduled in May…

Slush HeadScaly Goon Squad Thug, Real Name: Kalamarr
This grotesque, scaly, web-footed creature from Denebria’s stinking Quagmire Swamp had his head permanently encased in a plateelium dome full of the swamp’s foul waters. He carries a trident spear gun and a saber axe as well as two huge mechanical tentacles for grabbing and crushing his foes. As a petty thug and pickpocket, Kalamarr bounced in and out of Prison Starr throughout his youth. Just when he began getting his life in order, Skeletor arrived on his quest to overthrow the Horde Empire. The promise of riches and power were enough to sway this mutant moron and goon squad member to Skeletor’s evil ways.

And the Mighty Spector is similarly May-intended:

Mighty SpectorHeroic Master of Time Travel, Real Name: John Spector
After Skeletor banished King Randor to Despondos, he seized his rightful throne and dismantled the Eternian Palace Guards. Loyal to Marlena and the Royal Household, Lt. Spector was cut off from the rest of the Masters of the Universe when he was thrown into a time portal and flung into the future. In this new time, he served King He-Man and was given a special suit reverse engineered from the Cosmic Key. Using its powers, Spector could travel into time, fighting for the Royal Family as their agent throughout Eternia’s history. Spector uses his Vortex Suit to turn the tide in battle, loyally serving the King and Queen of Eternia.

Calendar Note: May is shaping up to be a three figure month: Spector, Slush Head, and Stinkor.

Here are some notes about the figures from Mattel:

  • Both Slushhead and The Mighty Spector will be available in May only on Mattycollector.com!
  • [Slush Head’s] claw arms are not bendy but are articulated at the claws.
  • Slushhead’s bio is mostly a pick up from his vintage cardback with minor needed tweaks. He will be available in May 2012 as part of the Club Eternia Subscription along with Stinkor (there is no April basic Club figure, only the A list variant of TP He-Man and 30th fig Draego Man). Additional day-of stock will be available for non sub holders.
  • [Spector’s] pack out has been adjusted slightly so his head is turned a bit more center. About a 1/3rd turn, not a 1/2 as pictured.
  • The secret origins of The Mighty Spector – at long last revealed. Spector is part of the 30th anniversary sub and will ship in May 2012 only on Mattycollector.com. Additional limited day-of stock will be available for non sub holders.

I like Slush Head’s bio more than most. Sure, it’s blocky, but it embues him with character traits that I can appreciate. I’ve barely scratched the surface with New Adventures, but this is a highly anticipated figure for me!

I also like Spector’s bio too. Though, shouldn’t it be King Adam? Does everyone know the secret by then or did they ‘stage’ a coup? “That layabout Adam is good for nothing! He can’t be King!”. I’m not sure about the random time portal, but an Orger suggested it could have something to do with Evil Lyn opening them left and right around that timeframe (to send her baby and her self to the future). Anyway, I like the bio and, yes, I’m looking forward to Spector too. I wish the design had a better color scheme, but the role he plays really appeals to me. There are a couple lingering questions from that bio though… are we talking Queen Teela? And are King He-Man & Queen Teela figures that Mattel should look into?

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!

16 comments to First Look at Slush Head
& Mighty Spector in Package

  • Nice. I’m gonna appreciate that April breather. I noticed that there is a Lt. Spector pictured on the cardback along with his alter ego. Is that a new repaint or is he one of the earlier two-pack guards?

  • Myxlplyx

    It’s probably the Toyguru head from the Palace Guards 2-Pack. I think there was such a thing anyways.

    • Brainlock

      Random Observation: Were there ever any more “Gar” people shown in the cartoon? I just assumed Skeletor’s race was like the Eternian Afro/Sino/other-non-white race, but the Palace Guard 2pk includes a black guy head. Being the only blue guy really makes Skelly stand out, more.

      • Beedo Sookcool

        Funnily enough, I was watching the Millennial episodes last week, and besides Keldor & Sy-Klone, in the “Seapration” episode where Two-Bad wants to get back to his two separate bodies, he/they visit a mystical supplies guy who appears to be an elderly, red-eyed Gar. I think his name’s Vormus, if I recal correctly.

        • Beedo Sookcool

          That should have read “Separation.” My keyboard dyslexia is getting worse, and I’m not even drunk. Yet.

  • He-Mullet

    Hoo boy! Spector’s bio has more questions than answers…

    Before I start I want to say that he’s not as bad for a “Mary Sue” character…

    -Keldor’s “Rightful throne”:
    He was Banished from Eternos and most likely forced to abdicate his status as heir.

    -Spector’s Loyalty to the Royal Family:
    If he’s Loyal to the Family of Randor and Keldor IS the rightful King, then he SHOULD be Loyal to Keldor.

    -If He-Man is KING in the Future, why is Spector needed to go to the past? Things pretty much solved themselves without the Purple Avenger messing around the timeline…

    -Why give the suit/time machine to a mere palace guard? To make things worse a Palace Guard that was believed to be dead or a deserter all those years he was MIA…

    -Working as an Agent of the Royal Family THROUGH Time:
    What does this mean?

    Also, weren’t we supposed to get an explanation on the Spade?

    • Clay

      We can probably assume ‘rightful’ is Keldor’s viewpoint, and by Royal Family they mean the family as it was under Randor, but the wording is definitely a bit odd. Interesting, but odd.

      Maybe He-Man’s only King because of Spector’s actions?

      It’s also nice to see that Spector’s got himself an 8-back like a vintage figure, rather than the 6-back most MOTUC singles get – the inclusion of the Palace Guard pack’s Spector configuration is also kinda cool. I’m starting to really warm to the guy!

      • dayraven

        i’m definitely not warming to the figure, or even really the character, but in the interest of being engaged, i would say you’re right clay, that the time paradox is, spector’s appointed by king he-man to ensure that he-man eventually gets the throne. think of it like the kyle reese/john connor paradox.

        which, btw, is precisely why i hate time travel characters.

        on a practical note, although slushhead’s tentacles aren’t aren’t bendy, is anyone else concern that they might prove brittle or easily broken? motuc hasn’t been broken to breakage yet, but those are long, and thin… and they certainly ARE prone to warpage, which weakens any structure. and i can’t help but see spector’s pre-posed arm as just asking for joint warpage and warpage on the cosmic key on his arm. color me paranoid, but that’s what i see coming.

        also, why does slushie get so much swag? they had to scale back draego and spector’s accessories, and slushie gets two accessories, the tentacles, and new head and armor? the budget allotted each fig in this line truly baffles me sometimes.

        • LV

          I could be wrong, since I don’t keep up with MOTUC beyond reading about it here, but I imagine Slush Head’s axe and speargun are the same weapon – they were in the original New Adventures toy.

  • dayraven

    oops, forgot to mention, the “king he-man” thing… unless we’re getting an all new head, and djordje is sculpting it, i don’t give a rat’s ass if we get that as a fig or not. i want all future “adults” in the motuc line through him, cuz fisto just tickles my ball hairs.

    but that said, as a character, why “king he-man” and not “king adam?” because the he-powers are apparently a blight on the boy. i would assume that, if we had competent writers at the helm, the answer would be that since adam had the he-powers as a teen and not as an adult, that he surrendered some of his own personality into the he-man persona, and as time went on during the rebellion of the masters under skeletor’s rule, he found it less and less prudent to change back and forth and just decided to be he-man all the time. now, this is kind of a crock, as he-man wouldn’t inherit the throne that miro and randor had established, but skeletor may well have ended the house of randor during his reign anyways. (yes, i’m pretending here that i’ve not peeked at the leaked mini-comic pages… the story gets harder to justify if you’ve seen those)

    it seems every other guy who’s held the mantel of he-man got to keep his name, and his personality, but they appear to have he-manned as adults (yup, i just used he-man as a verb) so that’s why i would wager adam gets kind of subsumed by the power. that said, that doesn’t speak well for the power, nor the character of adam. like admitting that he’s not the hero, he never grew into the role or developed into his own man, it’s just not cool. it minimizes adam, and as a story device, it violates the wish fulfillment aspect of the audience experience. but then, they’re doing that left and right in the writing anyways, violating the rules of the current hero rising into a position of authority… they’re writing a king arthur novel where every time arthur gets ahead, merlin shows up, saves the day, and makes arthur look like a ne’erdowell.

  • orionpax636

    My musings on these bios:

    Slush Head: “Mutant moron”? Boy, these writers can be some harsh, hurtful mofos. I think if I actually filled Slushy’s head, it would be to simulate tears.

    Mighty Spector: Basically, his bio indicates that his tagline should really be, “Vicious Retcon Waiting To Happen.”

    That said, I actually will pick up Specs here, as I am a sucker for fully masked folks (Deadpool, random Cobra personnel, etc.). I think I’ll be renaming him, not necessarily because I have anything against TG. “Ace” or “Spades” maybe.

  • Bigbot

    I’m tired of seeing these open hands. I despise that open Trapjaw hand and open Merman hand.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    Still not a huge fan of Spector after reading all that. Maybe he’ll grow on me. Maybe he’ll end up being Clawful’s chew-toy. We shall see.

    Slushhead, though, is looking pretty cool, one of only three “New Adventures” characters I owned as a youngster (the others being Optikk and the He-Man that came with Slushhead in the 2-Pack). I know the original figure didn’t have bendy tentacles, but I reckon someone will come up with a custom recipe that will solve that problem and share the idea. As for his blaster / axe, I can’t see the barrel too well in either the cardback shot or in the package, but it looks like the “grip” part of the barrel won’t be long enough for him to properly hold it like an axe. His open left hand doesn’t bother me quite so much, since unlike Mer-Man, he only has the one weapon to hold, and I believe the original toy was sculpted like that, as well. But I would be lying if I said it didn’t miff me a little.

    And as an unrelated aside, was anyone else perturbed that the Granamyr shown in Shadow Weaver’s Preternia map was deep, vivid green?

  • I agree with dayraven in that I’m also not a big fan of time traveling characters. However, visually, Spectre does look nice so I’ll be buying him for appearance alone. As for Slushie, he also looks great and I will be buying him too. I’m so glad they improved the head sculpt from the one I thought they were gonna release but I too worry about his tentacles being warped when I remove them from the package. Overall though, I think both of these figures will prove to be worth owning especially if you’ve already got a lot of figures from this series like me. Can’t wait for May 15th! Better get to Matty Collector early because I have a feeling these guys are gonna sell out fast.

  • Also, if somebody could clear some things up for me. I’ve always liked Evil-Lynn. I have both the regular and battleground versions and I can’t bring myself to take them out of the packaging yet. Anyway, the bio on the Battle ground Evil-Lynn says she got pregnant and sent her child into the future to protect it. I’m assuming Skeletor wasn’t aware he even had a son so I’m gonna take an educated guess and say that Evil-Lynn got pregnant by Keldor. He was still somewhat mentally stable because he hadn’t been merged with Demo-Man yet. Am I right on that one? My other question is about Randor and Keldor. It said that Keldor was a prince in the royal house before he was cast out. On both Keldor and Panthor’s bio, it says Keldor was of the Gar race and so was his mother. That explains why he had blue skin. Randor and Keldor might share the same father but they obviously had different mothers. I’m thinking Keldor was a product of adultery. That maybe his father who was the king at the time had an affair with a Gar woman and Keldor was the product of that affair. But he still carried the title of “prince” so we know at one time he was accepted as a member of the royal family and acknowledged as the king’s son. I’m wondering what put the two brothers at odds with each other and what Keldor did to be “cast out” of the royal house. I remember reading on Keldor’s bio that during that time people held prejudice and distrust towards the Gar race. Could their father have possibly favored Randor over Keldor and maybe that’s why Keldor came to resent his brother and eventually go down the path that he did? I just want to know everyone’s thoughts on that.