Clamp Champ 1987 Vintage Masters of the Universe Figure
Meta DataToy Type: Action Figures
Affiliation: Heroic Warriors
Series: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Toy Line: Original Series
Clamp Champ is a warrior with the powerful clamp weapon. Not only does he possess tremendous physical strength but he also is a master of stealth with super-senses of hearing and sight. Clamp Champ was King Randor’s royal bodyguard in the minicomics. Depicted as a fearless and powerful fighter, he possessed supersenses that warned him of impending danger. His lightning-fast reflexes enabled him to snatch an arrow in the air. He expertly wielded his trademark weapon, a large metal clamp, to capture enemies in its vice-like pincer grip.
His special abilities include:
- Hand-to-hand combat
- Incredible reflexes
- Super strength
- Super senses
- Extensive knowledge of weaponry
Clamp Champ as he appeared in the MOTU Mini Comics
Grayskull Wiki Canon
According to the Grayskull Wiki, Clamp Champ was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toyline in 1986, one of the final figures to be released. He makes his first appearance in the Mattel mini-comic “The Search for Keldor”, which showcases his battle skills and fearless nature.
In the US comics produced by Marvel, Clamp Champ makes a few appearances. Perhaps his most notable is the final two-part storyline “Lifetime”, in which He-Man’s Sword of Power is lost in time and Prince Adam travels into the future to recover it. An aged Clamp Champ is one of a handful of rebels who still side with Adam’s future self. When the young Adam arrives the rebels agree to attack “Castle Skeletor”. In the process, Clamp Champ suffers a heart attack trying to retrieve the Sword of Power.The UK comic series by London Editions also features him briefly, as a warrior who gains acceptance into the Royal services after coming first in the Eternian Games. His recruitment as bodyguard for King Randor allows Randor to give his Captain of the Guard, Teela, a promotion into higher ranks.
As the accompanying cartoon by Filmation had been cancelled by the point of Clamp Champ’s introduction, he never made any animated appearances. Given his late introduction into the toy line, Clamp Champ’s appearances throughout all media have been minimal.