Teela has been reissued in 1983,1985 and 1986
Twist waist & power punch action.Accessories:- staff- shield- removable snake armor Versions:Red and Brown Boots -Teela was released with both red and brown boots. Related Mini Comics:Battle in the CloudsDragon's GiftThe Tale of Teela
Defend Eternia and fight evil with fully articulated, Masters of the Universe® 6'' heroic warriors figures. Articulation:- neck- shoulders- wrists- hipsAction feature:- Twist and release waist for sword slash action.Accessories: - sword- staff- shield
Attack Eternia with fully articulated, Masters of the Universe® 6'' evil enemies figures. Each figure with moving arms, legs and neck and unique battle action.- Twist and release torso for sword and staff attack.Accessories: - sword- staff- shield
Real Name: Teela
The adoptive daughter of Duncan™, the current Man-At-Arms®, Teela® grew up in the palace of King Randor™. Trained from an early age in the ways of battle, at 18 she became Captain of the Guard, leading Randor's troops and acting as a defacto member of the Masters of the Universe®. She is yet to become aware of her true heritage as the magically cloned daughter of, and heir to, the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull®. She carries the Staff of Ka which was once used by the Snake Men™ in their epic battles against the Horde and King Grayskull™ during the Great Wars. Teela® uses her magical staff to track her foes' every move!
Real Name: Teela® After being wounded by King Hssss’ venom, the Sorceress® of Grayskull™ knew her time was short. She quickly arranged a mission with Teela® to the Elder’s training citadel in the Polar Ice Cap. Here, the Sorceress® revealed Teela’s true heritage, that she was secretly her magically cloned daughter and destined to become the next guardian of the Castle Grayskull® and its secrets! Although in a state of disbelief, Teela® knew in her heart that her mother spoke the truth, and trained with the Sorceress® until the venom at last overtook her. Returning to Grayskull™ as the new guardian, Teela® uses her new magic to protect the Power of Grayskull™ and guard the safety of all Eternia®.
Photos by Eurocoin.
Originally, Mark Taylor did not envision Teela as a "Warrior Goddess", but rather as a Female Warrior, perhaps more in the vein of an Amazon.
The differences between the finished Teela and this early concept is not as big as one might think however. Even though her famous Cobra-staff and armour are nowhere to be found, she is still more or less identical to the Teela we got, without the cobra-motife. Her shield is the same as the finished toy, but a spear with two smaller prongs around the sharp point is her weapon of choice, instead of her standard Cobra-staff.
For some reason, the Teela and Goddess/Sorceress concepts where combined later on in the development, and the finished Teela is both Goddess and warrior-female at the same time.
Image courtesy of Matt Jozwiak and Mark Taylor