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) (WHEN WE STILL HAD THEM... )
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 *
63 - Skeletor
61 - He-Man
44 - Man-at-Arms
42 - Hordak
33 - Beast Man
31 - Teela
30 - Mer-Man
22 - Bow / Grizzlor
21 - She-Ra / Stratos / Webstor
20 - King Grayskull redeco / Scareglow
19 - Tri-Klops
18 - Goddess, The / King Randor
17 - Trap Jaw / Zodac
16 - Battle Armor He-Man / Faker / Leech / Moss Man
15 - Adora / Evil-Lyn / Shadow Weaver
13 - Catra / He-Ro / Orko / Zodak
11 - Glimmer / King Grayskull / King Hssss
10 - Buzz-Off / Frosta / Horde Prime / Roboto / Whiplash
9 - Horde Troopers / Hurricane Hordak / Optikk
8 - Clawful / Kobra Khan / Mighty Spector, The / Slush Head
7 - Chief Carnivus / He-Man: Galactic Protector / Icarius / Keldor / Man-E-Faces / Snake Face
6 - Eternian Palace Guards / Mosquitor / Netossa / Ram Man / Rattlor / Sorceress / Snake Man-at-Arms / Snout Spout
5 - Battle Armor Skeletor / Battle Cat / Bubble Power She-Ra / Draego-Man / Eternos Palace King Randor / Fisto / Hydron / Jewelstar / Jitsu / Mantenna / Preternia Disguise He-Man / She-Ra: Galactic Protector / Snake Men / Starla / Stinkor / Tallstar
4 - Castaspella / Count Marzo / Flogg / Karatti / King He-Man / Mekaneck / Modulok / Octavia / Tung Lashor / Unnamed One / Wun-Dar
3 - Battle Armor King Hssss / Battleground Teela / Broom / Buzz Saw Hordak / Clamp Champ / Faceless One / Fang Man / Flutterina / Granamyr / Gygor / Lord Dactus / Madam Razz / Mermista / Multi-Bot / Prince Adam / Queen Marlena / Sir Laser Lot / Skeletor: Intergalactic Overlord of Evil / Snake Armor He-Man / Spirit of Hordak / Sweet Bee / Sy-Klone / Thunder Punch He-Man
2 - Angella / Blade / Blast Attak / Captain Glenn / Cy-Chop / Darius / Demo-Man / Double Mischief / Dragon Blaster Skeletor / Dragstor / Etherian Invasion (Filmation) Hordak / Extendar / Fearless Photog / Gwildor / Horde Troopers / King Chooblah / Light Hope / Mara of Primus / Queen Grayskull / Rio Blast / Rotar / Scorpia / Sea Hawk / Shokoti / Sky High / Spikor / Spinnerella / Spirit of Grayskull / Strobo / Temple of Darkness Sorceress / Twistoid / Vikor / Zoar (Sorceress)
1 - Anti-Eternia He-Man / Arrow / Batros / Battle Lion / Battleground Evil-Lyn / Beast Man / Callix / Camo Khan / Castle Grayskullman / Ceratus / Crita / Dawg-o-Tor / Dekker / Despara / Ditztroyer / Eldor / Entrapta / Evil Seed / Flying Fists He-Man / Geldor / General Sundar / Granamyr / Griffin / Goat Man / He-Ro II / Horde Wraith / Hover Robots / Huntara / Icer / Kowl (Filmation) / Laser Light Skeletor / Laser Power He-Man / Lizard Man / Loo-Kee / Lord Masque / Megator / Nepthu / Night Stalker / Ninja Warrior / Oo-Larr / Panthor / Peekablue / Perfuma / Plundor / Prahvus / Procrustus / Queen Grayskull / Rokkon / Saurod / Sea Hawk / Serpentine King Hssss / Shadow Beast / Shield Maiden Sherrilyn / Sssqueeze / Standor / Stonedar / Strong-Or / Swiftwind / Teela (Filmation) / Terror Claws Skeletor / Tuskador / Two Bad / Tytus / Vultak / Vykron
0 - Cringer / Darkling / Fang / Glory Bird / Imp / Kowl (toy) / Man-at-Arms (Battle Ram) / Screeech / Zoar (Teela) / Zoar (TOD)