I’m a little late to the party on this particular update, but Mattel posted in-package pictures of Thunder Punch He-Man & Stinkor on the Mattycollector Facebook page yesterday. We saw Thunder Punch He-Man’s bio at Toy Fair, but Mattel provided some new images of him to go along with Stinkor’s bio.
Stinkor is currently scheduled in May…
Stinkor – Evil Master of Odors, Real Name: Odiphus
Originally a Pelezeean thief named Odiphus, Stinkor was banished from his village after helping a great warlord named Prahvus destroy their defensive weapons. Wandering throughout Eternia, curiosity led him to Tri-Klop’s lab deep within Snake Mountain. There, he caused an accident that infused his body with a horrid stench so powerful it drives away even Skeletor’s Evil Warriors. After demonstrating how his stench power could be used as a weapon of warfare, Odiphus was recruited back to Snake Mountain and armed with a Power Vest Gas Mask created by Tri-Klops to funnel his stench directly at foes. Armed for combat and calling himself “Stinkor”. Odiphus has the ability to stink and destroy with his odor of evil.
And Thunderpunch He-Man is currently slated for April:
Thunder Punch He-Man – Heroic leader with a Power Punch, Real Name: Adam of the House of Randor
When Skeletor banished Randor to Despondos, he used Faker to convince the royal court that He-Man was not only a Gar, but also responsible for the King’s “death.” This ruse turned the people of Eternia against He-Man and the Masters soon became renegades in their own land. Driving to the underground caves of Tundoria, the Masters reformed as an elite attack squad. They returned to the surface and found not only Skeletor ruling Eternia, but King Hssss and a newly returned Hordak also challenging for control. To enhance his strength for these new battles ahead, He-Man used the Powers of Grayskull to energize his weapons, giving them a new Thunder Punch to combat evil
Here are some notes about the figures from Mattel:
- Check out mini comic # 1 in the back just like in the vintage days. Pretty cool huh? Thunderpunch He-Man’s bio is one we waited a long time to get to. We knew this one was a reason we say “keep reading the bios!”.
- The colors of the sword and punch effect were altered to be as close to the vintage color as possible.(although I don’t think it is as “white” as it looks in this photo due to the lighting). He will go on sale in April on Mattycollector.com!
- Note the vintage burst on the front [of Stinkor’s package]! He comes with interchangable parts for 200X armor and vintage armor! He will be available in May on Mattycollector.com.
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!
14 thoughts on “First Look at Thunder Punch
He-Man & Stinkor in Package”
Finally Faker’s blue skin works in his favor!
But seriously, that’s an interesting use for He-Man’s doppelganger as the distrust of Gars has been implied in the past.
That random guy at Mattel who made him blue all those years back can finally rest easy. 😀
you know, we often critique the bios, as they deserve, but in this case, my only real critique is… isn’t this an awful lot of info in one bio? there are at least three major events listed in TP he-man’s bio, and they span what could easily be several years (how long does is take the masters to “reform” after all? that implies a scattering, not just a loss and retreat)
it’s also nice to see that stinkor got a 100% 200x origin… so it sucks as a visual style, but boy, the story content just can’t be beaten, eh?
i like the look of tp he-man as an update to the vintage fig, but talk about having nothing new to bring to the table… the sploog isn’t enough to get me interested. and really, coming off the success of fisto, the phoned in figs become much easier to pass on.
I can’t wait for Thunderpunch He-Man! He looks great!
I’m not terribly excited for TP He-Man (though I do like calling him that), but I already got my preferred He-variant.
I am actually excited about the fist and the energy attachement though… now if we can just get a third expression for the variant heads…
I want Flying Fists and Laser Power. I also want to see how they tackle NA He-Man.
I wish they didn’t pack the mini comic behind Thunder Punch He-Man. Pack it inside the mailer box instead.
Agreed. Vintage cart before the logic horse.
you mean in those ultra-tight mailer boxes that everyone on the forum is complaining about as it is? Sorry, gotta disagree with you there.
I think the point is that some MOC collectors would like to be able to read the minicomic without sacrificing their sealed figure.
Now, I don’t understand the mentality of MOC collectors, but if Mattel can ship the maps that come with the subscription figures outside of the figure’s package, I think they could have done the same thing for the comics and made everyone happy.
That’s how they getcha to buy two. They know EXACTLY what they’re doing.
i don’t see too many folks shelling out the extra scratch just to read a comic that they know will be posted online w/in seconds of the first fig hitting CA customers.
If that’s as close as they could come to the Vintage TP He-Man sword, it only shows how vastly variable manufacturing was back in those days. The one they’ve got posted above looks almost clear pale yellow, the one I had was really yellow and slightly cloudy, and my pal Dave had one that was siwrly-pearly opaque gold, of the kind of gold plastic that crumbles to dust after a coupla decades.
Still, having said that, looking forward to these two, if only to see what they’ve done to tweak them a bit better.
When seeing Thunder Punch He-Man here, the first thing I thought of was that he was a very familiar orangy red color, and so to me he will forever be Hawaiian Punch He-Man. -)
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