Each month/quarter when I get my new MOTUC figures I:
1. rearrange all my figures including swapping heads, weapons, etc.
2. read (and discuss) the new bio(s)
3. play the guessing game of "Who's on the back?" with my son. Some make sense; others not so much.
I recently created a spreadsheet that tracks what figures are pictured on the back. At least once (can't remember on whom) BA He-Man was listed as He-Man (so counted as BA He-Man). If they only appear on 1 cardback it is their own (except Captain Glenn/Queen Marlena which appear on their opposite & Rattlor does not appear on his cardback). I even included the figures shown on the back of the weapons paks, the Weapon Rack & the Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor set.
* Note regarding the Castle Grayskull box - just listed the figures shown on the back, not the artwork nor the castle features pictures. So Evil-Lyn and the Sorceress do not get credit. But the Zoar shown on the back is creditting the one that comes with the Sorceress since it came with armor and a stand as pictured. Also, Castle Grayskull, the Wind Raider, the Weapons Rack and the Jet Sled are also pictured on the back, but not included in this list since they are not characters.*
**Note regarding the Point Dread & Talon Fighter box - just listed the figures shown on the back, not the artwork nor the castle features pictures. So Filmation Teela is included, but like with Castle Grayskull, the Weapons Rack, Wind Raider, Point Dread & Talon Fighter and Castle Grayskull are pictured but will not be included.
"0" - listing characters that have not appeared on the card back, but have been released.
Here are the results:
* note - I did these while looking off of the Mattycollector site and other sources *
56 - Skeletor
55 - He-Man
43 - Man-at-Arms
39 - Hordak
33 - Beast Man
30 - Mer-Man / Teela
27 - Teela
21 - Bow / Grizzlor / Stratos / Webstor
20 - Scareglow
19 - She-Ra
18 - Goddess, The / King Randor / Tri-Klops
17 - King Grayskull redeco / Zodac
16 - Battle Armor He-Man / Faker / Leech / Moss Man / Trap Jaw
15 - Adora
14 - Evil-Lyn / Shadow Weaver
13 - Catra / He-Ro
12 - Zodak
11 - King Grayskull / King Hssss / Orko
10 - Buzz-Off / Frosta / Glimmer / Horde Prime / Roboto
9 - Hurricane Hordak / Optikk / Whiplash
8 - Clawful / Kobra Khan / Mighty Spector, The
7 - Chief Carnivus / Horde Troopers / Icarius / Keldor / Man-E-Faces / Slush Head / Snake Face
6 - Eternian Palace Guards / He-Man: Galactic Protector / Mosquitor / Netossa / Ram Man / Rattlor / Snake Man-at-Arms / Snout Spout
5 - Battle Armor Skeletor / Bubble Power She-Ra / Draego-Man / Eternos Palace King Randor / Fisto /Jewelstar / Preternia Disguise He-Man / Snake Men / Sorceress / Starla / Tallstar
4 - Battle Cat / Castaspella / Count Marzo / Jitsu / Karatti / King He-Man / Mantenna / Mekaneck / Modulok / Octavia / She-Ra: Galactic Protector / Stinkor / Tung Lashor / Wun-Dar
3 - Battle Armor King Hssss / Battleground Teela / Broom / Buzz Saw Hordak / Clamp Champ / Faceless One / Fang Man / Flutterina / Granamyr / Gygor / Hydron / Lord Dactus / Madam Razz / Mermista / Multi-Bot / Prince Adam / Queen Marlena / Sir Laser Lot / Skeletor: Intergalactic Overlord of Evil / Spirit of Hordak / Sweet Bee / Sy-Klone / Thunder Punch He-Man / Unnamed One
2 - Angella / Blade / Blast Attak / Captain Glenn / Cy-Chop / Demo-Man / Double Mischief / Dragon Blaster Skeletor / Dragstor / Extendar / Fearless Photog / Flogg / Gwildor / King Chooblah / Light Hope / Rio Blast / Rotar / Scorpia / Sea Hawk / Sky High / Snake Armor He-Man / Spikor / Spinnerella / Spirit of Grayskull / Strobo / Temple of Darkness Sorceress / Twistoid / Vikor / Zoar (Sorceress)
1 - Arrow / Batros / Battle Lion / Battleground Evil-Lyn / Callix / Castle Grayskullman / Ceratus / Dawg-o-Tor / Dekker / Ditztroyer / Eldor / Entrapta / Etherian Invasion (Filmation) Hordak / Evil Seed / Flying Fists He-Man / Geldor / Griffin / Goat Man / Hover Robots / Huntara / Icer / Kowl (Filmation) / Laser Light Skeletor / Laser Power He-Man / Lizard Man / Loo-Kee / Mara of Primus / Megator / Nepthu / Ninja Warrior / Oo-Larr / Panthor / Peekablue / Perfuma / Plundor / Prahvus / Procrustus / Queen Grayskull / Rokkon / Saurod / Sea Hawk / Shadow Beast / Shield Maiden Sherrilyn / Shokoti / Sssqueeze / Standor / Stonedar / Strong-Or / Swiftwind / Teela (Filmation) / Terror Claws Skeletor / Two Bad / Tytus / Vykron
0 - Cringer / Darkling / Fang / Glory Bird / Imp / Kowl (toy) / Man-at-Arms (Battle Ram) / Screeech / Zoar (Teela) / Zoar (TOD)