Starla Star Sisters 2012 MOTU Classics Figure
Meta DataReal Name: Gemma
Toy Type: Action Figures
Affiliation: The Great Rebellion
Series: She-Ra Princess of Power
Toy Line: MOTU Classics
Starla action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics 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.
Starla, also known as Gemma, was one of the Star Sisters who incurred the wrath of an evil sorceress. Jealous of their youth and beauty, the sorceress trapped them and their falcon, Glorybird, in a shooting star and sent them hurtling across the universe. Eventually, the sisters crashed on Etheria, and She-Ra freed them by melting their magical prison. Out of gratitude, the sisters joined the Great Rebellion. Starla could sense danger and cast spells of light against her enemies. She and her sisters left Etheria with She-Ra to fight in the Second Ultimate Battleground on Eternia.
One of the famed Star Sisters and a devoted member of the Great Rebellion, Starla can blast enemies with blinding spells of light. A natural leader with an endless reserve of determination, Starla used her light-based magic to construct the three Star Staffs, enabling her to maintain a telepathic bond with her sisters Tallstar and Jewelstar. Starla played a vital role in helping the mysterious Whisps create a powerful Starburst Cape for She-Ra. This mystical cape became a key weapon in the final confrontation between She-Ra and Hordak on Etheria. In addition to her light-based magic, Starla also possesses the superhuman ability to sense danger. In conjunction with the otherworldly clairvoyant powers of Peekablue, Starla’s “star-sense” gave the Rebels an important advantage in their conflict with the Evil Horde. Later, Starla joined her sisters on Eternia where she fought valiantly in the Second Ultimate Battleground. When she returned to Etheria, Starla continued to help the former Rebels against the rising forces of villains such as Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, and the fire goddess Volcana along with her sinister son, the Volcano Magus.
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.