Wrap Trap 2018 MOTU Classics Figure
Wrap Trap action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line.
In ancient times, the disfigured priest Sibor secretly loved Naka-Ra, daughter of the mystic ruler Kartan. When Sibor accidentally killed Naka-Ra, he attempted to resurrect her in the Temple of the Sun. Sibor was stopped before completing the ceremony, and a curse was placed upon him. Kartan read incantations from the Netherworld Scroll as Sibor was mummified alive. Eons later, Hordak and Shadow Weaver discovered the mummy. Renamed Wrap Trap and controlled by the scroll, the undead creature possessed immense strength and ensnared victims with its enchanted bandages. Wrap Trap refused to attack She-Ra, however, for she looked exactly like Naka-Ra.
The Sands of Time were once ruled by the mystic Kartan, whose disfigured priest Sibor secretly loved Kartan’s daughter, Princess Naka-Ra. When Sibor finally expressed his feelings, things did not go well. Naka-Ra rejected Sibor and threatened to tell her father. Pleading, the frightened priest grabbed Naka-Ra’s arm, but she misunderstood the gesture. A struggle ensued between the two and Naka-Ra was accidentally killed. A remorse-stricken Sibor then defiled the Temple of the Sun by attempting to raise Naka-Ra from the dead. Stopped by Kartan’s Deathless Soldiers, the priest was sentenced to an unspeakable fate. As Kartan read incantations from the Netherworld Scroll, Sibor was mummified alive. Eons later, Hordak and Shadow Weaver discovered Sibor’s tomb and used the Netherworld Scroll to awaken the cursed mummy. Renamed Wrap Trap and controlled by the scroll, the undead creature served the Horde with his inhuman strength and ability to strangle and ensnare victims in his enchanted bandages. Wrap Trap refused to attack She-Ra, however, for she was the very image of his long-lost Naka-Ra.
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.