Mer-Man Filmation Super7 2018 Masters of the Universe Figure
Mer-Man action figure from the Filmation Super7 Masters of the Universe toy line.
Mer-man, the Ocean Warlord, is by far the least-liked servant of Skeletor. Aside from being uncharismatic and a coward in the field of battle, he seeks no allies amongst his fellow Evil Warriors, and will often strike out on his own. He once even overthrew the entire city of Aquatica. He remains loyal to Skeletor in the hope that the Evil Lord of Destruction will one day grant him a leadership role. Mer-man’s ability to communicate with and control water-based creatures and monsters makes him highly useful to Skeletor.
Mer-Man as he appeared in the Masters of the Universe Cartoon
The Filmation animated series added much to Mer-Man’s characterization. He could telepathically control sea creatures, manipulate tides and waves, and occasionally carried a trident that could project blasts of energy. He was most successful when acting independently of Skeletor. Mer-Man possessed razor-sharp teeth and a tendency to leave seaweed behind in his wake. He spoke with a distinct gurgle.
According to the Wiki Grayskull, Mer-Man is a fictional character from the Masters of the Universe toy line from Mattel and accompanying animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The Mer-Man toy was part of the first series of Masters of the Universe action figures released by Mattel in 1981-1982. The character was conceived as Skeletor’s most prominent henchman after Beast Man.
Mer-Man features as a major character in almost all the various Master of the Universe media since the toyline’s inception. This includes the original mini-comics that accompany the action figures, the Filmation animated series, both the DC Comics and Marvel Comics versions and the more recent animated series produced by Mike Young Productions. He is not present in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe.
In all these different interpretations of the Masters of the Universe mythology the major aspects of Mer-Man’s character remain relatively unchanged. Mer-Man is apparently the king of a species of amphibious humanoid creatures who inhabit at least some part of the oceans of the planet Eternia. Sometimes it is stated that Mer-Man is not just the ruler of his own race but also the ruler of all that lies beneath the sea. Though a king in his own right Mer-Man is a thrall to Skeletor, the Lord of Destruction and ruler of Snake Mountain. Mer-Man’s service of Skeletor means he is constantly at odds with He-Man and the other heroic champions of Eternia. When engaging the Heroic Warriors, Mer-Man is most frequently teamed up with Beast Man.
Super7 Filmation toy line features fully articulated action figures stand 7” tall and come with a bevy of awesome accessories, presented in packaging consistent with the history of their respective lines. Sculpted by the incomparable Four Horsemen with careful attention to the finest details, these Masters of the Universe figures will stand toe-to-toe with the vilest villains and hardiest heroes on your shelf. The packaging for the Filmation toy line features both Club Grayskull packaging.
Club Grayskull Packaging and Box Art
In the Club Grayskull assortment, each figure and their accessories are packaged in a resealable die cut window box with a slipcase and an outer cardboard box. On the front of the boxes, you can see the Filmation cartoon version of Castle Grayskull, which sets each figure off within the window of the box. The logo is from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, which is featured prominently in the center of the front of the box. The back of each box contains Filmation cartoon art for each figure as well as a newly crafted bio.
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