Slamurai 2019 MOTU Classics Figure
Slamurai action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics line. Find other figures, weapons, vehicles, and accessories using the Weapons Rack.
Slamurai was an honorable warrior who protected his home world of Bashido from Ninjor and an army of Terror-Cottas, defeating them with his Katana of Kuron which enabled him to magically outnumber his foes. He intended to live in peace until the magician Uncle Montork arrived seeking allies to help defend Trolla. Slamurai took up his Helm of Hikari, enchanted by the honor of his ancestors and able to protect him from evil spells. He then joined Uncle Montork’s reinforcements to turn the tide against the Revenge Squad after the death of Skeletor. Slamurai’s helm enabled him to free his friend Ra-Jar from the mind-controlling spells placed upon him by Lady Slither. Never one to boast, Slamurai returned home without celebration only to discover Ninjor had taken his own revenge by turning his wife Ageisha to stone with magic stolen from the Snake Men. Grief-stricken, Slamurai buried his enchanted helm at her feet, hoping its magic might restore her to life eventually. He then donned an assassins garb and searched for Ninjor as a spy and assassin-for-hire, thwarting villains across the universe by infiltrating their organizations while also gathering information on Ninjor’s whereabouts. His quest ended on Eternia’, where he thwarted Ninjor’s attempted assassination of He-Man on the day of his coronation, even though saving the Eternian cost him his chance to obtain vengeance. With skillful stealth and masterful fighting styles, Slamurai counters evils every strike!
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.