Jewelstar Star Sisters 2012 MOTU Classics Figure
Meta DataReal Name: Devena
Toy Type: Action Figures
Affiliation: The Great Rebellion
Series: She-Ra Princess of Power
Toy Line: MOTU Classics
Jewelstar action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line.
An evil sorceress who was jealous of the Star Sisters’ youth and beauty imprisoned them in a shooting star and sent them hurtling through space. After arriving on Etheria, they were released from their prison by She-Ra. They joined the Great Rebellion in gratitude. Later, they fought in the Second Ultimate Battleground on Eternia left Etheria with She-Ra to stop Hordak during the Second Ultimate Battleground on Eternia. Jewelstar could conjure a protective armor of gems for herself.
Devena, known as Jewelstar, and her sisters incurred the wrath of an evil sorceress jealous of their youth and beauty. The evil sorceress trapped them and their pet Glorybird in a shooting star and sent them hurtling across the universe. Eventually, the sisters crashed on Etheria. She-Ra discovered them hidden beneath a layer of stone. When freed, the sisters joined the Great Rebellion out of gratitude. Jewelstar and her sisters eventually
The youngest Star Sister, Jewelstar has the ability to conjure magical jewel armor which protects her from harm and refracts light to blind and confuse enemies. Following the Second Ultimate Battleground, Jewelstar returned to Etheria and helped defend the Crystal Light Barrier against would-be invaders. Notably, she and her sisters joined forces with Granita, Queen Zal, and the heroic Meteorb legion to thwart assaults by Shadow Weaver, Crocobite, and other villains. During this time, Jewelstar was called upon by Queen Angella to join a band of former Rebels in defense of a nonviolent elephantine people called the Ollyfonts, of which Snout Spout had been a notable member. When Jewelstar and her allies arrived at the Ollyfont village, they were horrified to find it completely submerged in water. Survivors identified the culprits as the cutthroat pirate Admiral Scurvy and the aquatic invader Shezar, who planned to remake her own long-lost world Antar on Etheria. Pursuing the attackers to the shores of the Red Lake in the Darkmor Mountains, Jewelstar leapt at Scurvy and Shezar, knocking both villains to the ground with her unyielding jewel armor.
The Masters of the Universe Classics line, launched in 2008, is a new line of action figures based on the classic characters from all aspects of the Masters of the Universe franchise. Available solely from Mattel’s website and aimed purely at collectors, the line also includes biographical descriptions of the characters designed to tie the diverging aspects of the mythos together.
Based on the look of the original 1980s MOTU toys, this new toy line was aimed primarily at the adult toy collector market, often available only through subscriptions (from MattyCollector). Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, these toys were updated versions of previous figures as well as characters that never before had an action figure made of them; such as Filmation’s Queen Marlena, Fang-Man, Lizard-Man, Count Marzo, Granamyr, and many others. The toy line featured many redesigned and updated action figures from the original action-figure line from the 1980s, but it also included characters from She-Ra: Princess of Power (Adora, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Shadow Weaver, and others), The New Adventures of He-Man (Mara, Crita, and more), and the Mike Young Productions series from 2002 (Faceless One, Chief Carnivus, King Chooblah, Ceratus, and others). As the line progressed, characters from all versions of MOTU lore were included, from such things such as prototypes and concept art (He-Ro, Eldor, Demo-Man, Gygor, Vykor, and others), box art from vehicles and model kits (Sky High and the Fighting Foe Men), mini comics (the Goddess, Geldor, and Procrustus), and other books, comics, and media (Despara, Strobo, Goat-Man, and more). There were also newly created figures, exclusive to the Classics toy line, such as Draego-Man, Cy-Chop, Castle Grayskullman, and others. In February 2010, the figures of He-Man and Skeletor were available as Toys “R” Us exclusives packed in two-packs with Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively, from Mattel’s DC Universe Classics action figure line; with this dual line expanded to include two-packs featuring Aquaman/Mer-Man, Hawkman/Stratos, Bizarro/Faker, Supergirl/She-Ra, and Green Lantern/Zodac.
Masters of the Universe Classics surpassed the original 1980s toy line in terms of length, running continuously for seven years with more than 150 different figures produced since its launch in August 2008. Along with the Classics series, MOTU Minis and Giants figures were also released in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Mattel ended production on the MOTU Classics and MattyCollector.com’s Club Grayskull series, with the production company Super7 now taking over the Masters of the Universe license.