Trap Jaw 2010 MOTU Classics Figure
Trap Jaw action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line.
Once a member of a nomadic tribe in the Dimension of Infinita, Kronis was trained by his father and uncles to fight and strategize against their enemies. When the terrible Mouth of Moloch consumed their home world, Kronis only narrowly escaped with the help of the opportunistic Collector, an inter-dimensional traveler building a collection of last surviving species. As the Collector’s prisoner for several years, Kronis’ mind was pulled and twisted by traumatic captivity rays. Finally Kronis and fellow captive Sychor broke free, stole much of the Collector’s technology, and partnered as criminals in the Tri-Solar System. For a time Kronis savored his wealth and plunder, but his and Sychor’s crimes drew the attention of the Galactic Protectors, driving them further into space controlled by the Evil Horde. Eventually Kronis betrayed Sychor to escape a Horde patrol, but he was himself apprehended by the Protectors and imprisoned. When the wizard Keldor offered to set him free in exchange for joining his Evil Warriors, Kronis did not even hesitate, thinking he would once again obtain his freedom through treachery and cunning.
Kronis was an insane criminal from the Dimension of Infinita. For a time he worked as a thief and mercenary alongside his friend Scychor, but Kronis betrayed him to escape from a Horde Patrol. Later Kronis was an inmate in an intergalactic prison until Keldor freed him and several other Evil Warriors to fight at his side. Kronis became Trap Jaw in a manner similar to the events in the 2002 Masters of the Universe 200x modern series canon, but as Trap Jaw he was a loyal warrior of Skeletor and fought alongside him against their enemies in the Second Ultimate Battleground.
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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.