She-Ra 2010 MOTU Classics Figure
She-Ra action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics line.
Channeling the combined Power of the Universe and the Wisdom of the Elders of Eternia, Adora transforms into She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the Universe. Her strength comes not from brute force but from sheer will and her cunning magical powers and healing abilities. She also has the power to communicate telepathically with animals. As both She-Ra and Adora, she helped lead the Great Rebellion of Etheria against the Horde invaders. Later, when Hordak found an escape to Eternia, she followed him along with several of her friends and allies. Once there, the Princess of Power joined forces with the now renegade Masters of the Universe, who without King Randor, had becomes outcasts in their own land, fighting against Hordak’s new tyranny!
She-Ra MOTU Classics Canon
Losing his grip on Etheria, Hordak returned to Eternia through a Laser Gate, and She-Ra, with many of the Rebels at her side, followed. There, she joined the Renegade Masters of the Universe to fight Hordak and King Hssss in the Second Ultimate Battleground. Shortly after Skeletor fled into space to conquer the Horde Empire, She-Ra left with He-Man to join the Galactic Protectors to defend against Skeletor and his army of Space Mutants. Eventually, the twins allied with Skeletor to bring down Horde Prime. During their battle with the Horde emperor, He-Man and Skeletor were transported to Trolla, leaving She-Ra to face him alone. She-Ra broke the spell that had granted Horde Prime immortality for eons, and in so doing she broke her own oath to preserve all life. As a result, Horde Prime’s evil spirit seized possession of her. She-Ra disappeared, leaving the Horde Empire in ruin. While her brother searched for her after his defeat of Skeletor on Trolla, She-Ra assumed the evil warrior-queen persona of Despara that she had invented while serving as Hordak’s Force Captain. For many years, Despara remained out of view while He-Man searched for her. She claimed to have fought for her freedom in an arena for ten years, though she did not say who had kept her captive.
Despara allied with the Cosmic Enforcers to restore the balance of good and evil by resurrecting Skeletor as a mindless monster. Despara then leashed him like a pet and led an army of Skelcons back to Eternia to conquer it in Hordak’s name. During the battle, King He-Man realized who Despara truly was. When he revealed that her desire for vengeance was misplaced and that Skeletor had killed Hordak, Despara decapitated her resurrected ally.
Upon seeing Dare wielding the Sword of Power, Despara attempted to seize it for herself, but the sword’s magic stunned her and caused her own weapon to revert back to the Sword of Protection, partially restoring She-Ra’s true self. Orko seized the opportunity to cast a Trollan Soul-Catcher Spell to extract Horde Prime’s spirit and encase it in a red gem, thus setting She-Ra free and destroying Despara forever.
She-Ra later assumed the armor of the Royal Guard and took part in the Third Ultimate Battleground, where she fought alongside her family in defense of Eternia.
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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.