Statistics, even useless ones, are awesome. Thanks!
Each month 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.*
"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 *
51 - Skeletor
47 - He-Man
39 - Man-at-Arms
35 - Hordak
29 - Beast Man
27 - Mer-Man
26 - Teela
21 - Webstor
19 - Stratos
18 - Grizzlor / Scareglow
17 - Bow / King Randor / Tri-Klops / Zodac
15 - Battle Armor He-Man / Faker / She-Ra / Trap Jaw
14 - Green Goddess, The / King Grayskull redeco / Leech / Moss Man / Princess Adora / Shadow Weaver
13 - Catra / Evil-Lyn / He-Ro
12 - Zodak
11 - King Grayskull
10 - King Hssss / Orko
9 - Buzz-Off / Hurricane Hordak / Optikk / Roboto
8 - Whiplash
7 - Frosta / Glimmer / Horde Prime / Mighty Spector, The
6 - Clawful / Eternian Palace Guards / Icarius / Keldor / Kobra Khan / Man-E-Faces / Netossa / Slush Head
5 - Battle Armor Skeletor / Bubble Power She-Ra / Chief Carnivus / Fisto / Mosquitor / Preternia Disguise He-Man / Ram Man / Snake Man-at-Arms
4 - Count Marzo / Draego-Man / He-Man: Galactic Protector / Horde Troopers / Karatti / Octavia / Snout Spout / Stinkor / Wun-Dar
3 - Battle Cat / Battleground Teela / Castaspella / Eternos Palace King Randor / Faceless One / Fang Man / Jewelstar / Jitsu / King He-Man / Mekaneck / Prince Adam / Queen Marlena / Rattlor / Sir Laser Lot / Sorceress / Snake Face / Snake Men / Spirit of Hordak / Starla / Tallstar / Thunder Punch He-Man
2 - Captain Glenn / Demo-Man / Dragon Blaster Skeletor / Fearless Photog / Flutterina / Granamyr / Gygor / Mantenna / Scorpia / Sea Hawk / Sky High / Spikor / Strobo / Sy-Klone / Temple of Darkness Sorceress / Unnamed One / Vikor
1 - Batros / Battle Lion / Battleground Evil-Lyn / Blade / Broom / Castle Grayskullman / Clamp Champ / Cy-Chop / Dawg-o-Tor / Dekker / Ditztroyer / Double Mischief / Eldor / Entrapta / Etherian Invasion (Filmation) Hordak / Extendar / Flogg / Geldor / Griffin / Goat Man / Hydron / Icer / Light Hope / Loo-Kee / Lord Dactus / Kowl (Filmation) / Madam Razz / Megator / Modulok / Nepthu / Panthor / Plundor / Procrustus / Rio Blast / Rokkon / Sea Hawk / Shadow Beast / Shield Maiden Sherrilyn / Shokoti / Skeletor: Intergalactic Overlord of Evil / Standor / Stonedar / Strong-Or / Sweet Bee / Swiftwind / Two Bad / Tytus / Vykron / Zoar (Sorceress)
0 - Cringer / Darkling / Fang / Glory Bird / Imp / Kowl / Screeech / Zoar (Teela) / Zoar (TOD)
Last edited by Zargon; August 8, 2014 at 01:48pm.
Top Ten MOTUC wants: Sagitar, Sssqueeze, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Dragstor, Peekablue, Skeletor's Skeleton Warriors, Despara, Evil Seed (all era) w/Odiphus, Illumina w/Sleetah
No it just goes to show your caption "Obsessed with MOTUC" is no joke. Interesting, to say the least though.
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I found this very interesting as well. Also u can see pics of TP He-Man's card back on TNI NYTF pics and Khan and Draego Man's card backs and bios are here on the org! I tried posting the lists of who was on them yesterday but obviously they didn't take!
Most Wanted Crita, Veena, EvilSeed, Prahvus, Sagitar, Calix, Tuskador, Vultak, Dylamug, Masque, Sebrian, Dree Elle, Uncle Montork, King Miro, Granita, Hawke, Hunga, Kittrina, Quakke, Butthead, Hoove, Darius, Spinwit, Nocturna, Kayo, Lizzor, Artilla, Vizar, Staghorn, Lodar, Twiggets, Drissi, Lady Slither, Bubblor, Three Beast, Fang-Or, Great Black Wizard, Major Header, and Ra-Jar.
Isn't it weird that Skeletor shows up MORE than He-Man? The Cartoons are Usually called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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I love useless trivia!
The six figures on Thunder Punch He-Man's cardback are:
Thunder Punch He-Man
Thank you for this miscellaneous information that I'd be unable to share with non MOTUC fans. Who'd have thought as previously mentioned that Skells shows up
More than he-man?
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Updated with Thunder Punch He-Man, Kobra Khan, and Draego-Man. Skeletor is still the most popular!
Guess this should now be called:
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
But He-Man wins if you add He-Man, BA He-Man, PD He-Man, TP He-Man & Prince Adam (47) over Skeletor, BA Skeletor & Keldor (39)....
Last edited by Zargon; February 17, 2012 at 10:21am.
I also did a rather odd cardback statistic...
How many times each character released has been mentioned in other character's bios. (This can tell who the most "talked about" character is )
I didn't count if they were mentioned in their own bio...
Skeletor wins again
32 - Skeletor
26 - Hordak
17 - King Randor, King Grayskull
11 - He-Man
10 - Keldor
9 - King Hssss
8 - Man-At-Arms; Evil-Lyn; Sorceress, He-Ro
7 - She-Ra
5 - Princess Adora
3 - The Goddess
2 - Beast Man; Tri-Klops; Zodak; Teela; Demo-Man
1 - Faker; Zodac; Battle Armor He-Man; Tytus; Count Marzo; Whiplash; Gygor; Clawful; Megator; Man-E-Faces; Queen Marlena; Swiftwind; Kobra Khan
0 - Stratos; Mer-Man; Webstor; Scareglow; Battle Cat; Trap Jaw; Wun-Dar; Moss Man; Optikk; Orko; Roboto; Grizzlor; Mo-Larr; Royal Palace Guards; Chief Carnivus; Buzz-Off; Shadow Beast; Vikor; Bow; Battle Armor Skeletor; Preternia Disguise He-Man; Panthor; Sy-Klone; Catra; Battleground Teela; The Faceless One; Captain Glenn; Hurricane Hordak; Leech; Icarius; Bubble Power She-Ra; Snout Spout; Battleground Evil-Lyn; The Star Sisters; Temple of Darkness Sorceress; Fearless Photog; Fisto; Shadow Weaver; Draego-Man; Thunder Punch He-Man
Last edited by WDWFreak53; February 22, 2012 at 06:01am. Reason: Updated with Preternia Bio
Okay, Skeletor and the Masters of the Universe it is, then!
I find all of these statistics interesting, even if they aren't particularly useful. Its interesting to see how little He-Man is mentioned in the bios. This time next year, these statistics will be greatly different with the plethora of cardback appearances and bio mentions of:
The Mighty Spector!!
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There would be no He-man to fight evil, if evil did not exist..........
Updated through Stinkor....
Kinda shocked that Mer-Man & Moss Man are not on his cardback or even Beast Man and/or Tri-Klops....
Updated through Slush Head & The Mighty Spector....
Last edited by Zargon; March 28, 2012 at 03:59pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Updated through Griffin, Horde Prime and Snake Man-at-Arms. Has anyone seen Vykron's cardback yet?
I love this thread! good job Zargon! I always wander how they choose the figures to be displayed at the cardback Now I wander why snake MAA is surrounded by Horde members???
Has every figure appeared at least once on a cardback?
Very....Very.... Interesting INDEED !
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