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    The MotUC Essentials.

    I was a huge fan of the to line when I was a kid, and I'd love to take part in the new Classics line but budget restraints keep me for subscribing. So I was just wondering what would be considered the Core of the Masters Of the Universe characters / Classics.

    He Man and Skeletor are a give, as are Man at arms and Beastman. Teela and Evilyn.

    I think you can see where I'm going with this.

    Who else would you think would be the MOTUC Essentials?

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    He-Man
    Teela
    MAA
    Stratos
    Ram Man
    MEF

    Skeletor
    Beast Man
    Mer Man
    Faker
    Trap Jaw
    Tri Klops

    The only figs I own now(except Teela she's too expensive).
    Last edited by Bjjer; April 17, 2013 at 03:09am.

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    Trapjaw, Triklops, Ramman, Man-e-Faces, Merman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjjer View Post
    He-Man
    Teela
    MAA
    Stratos
    Ram Man
    MEF

    Skeletor
    Beast Man
    Mer Man
    Faker
    Trap Jaw
    Tri Klops
    Yep same list, except replace faker for evil Lynn.

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    To me the MOTUC Essentials should be the Original Eight...

    He-Man
    Man-at-Arms
    Teela
    Stratos

    Skeletor
    Beast Man
    Mer-Man
    Zodac

    Honorable mentions go to Ram Man, Sorceress, Evil Lyn, and Trap Jaw. I think those twelve would be a great sampling for new collectors to start with!
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    Chief Carnivus
    Gygor
    Vykron
    Goddess
    Vykor
    Cy-Chop
    Sir Laser-Lot
    Mighty Spector.

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    I would go a little deeper:

    Heroes
    He-Man
    Man At Arms
    Teela
    Stratos
    Ram Man
    Man E Faces
    Mekaneck
    Fisto
    Sy Clone
    Buzz Off
    Orko
    Sorceress
    Battle Cat

    Neutral?
    Zodac

    Evil Warriors
    Skeletor
    Evil Lyn
    Beast Man
    Mer Man
    Faker
    Trap Jaw
    Tri Klops
    Clawful
    Whiplash
    Two Bad
    Webstor
    Scare Glow
    Spikor
    Stinkor
    Jitsu
    Panthor

    The Evil Horde
    Hordak
    Leech
    Grizzlor
    Mosquitor
    Mantenna
    Horde Trooper

    Snakemen
    King Hssss
    Kobra Khan
    Rattlor
    Tung Lashor
    Snake Face
    Ssqueeze
    Last edited by cbomb23; April 17, 2013 at 08:10am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDWFreak53 View Post
    Chief Carnivus
    Gygor
    Vykron
    Goddess
    Vykor
    Cy-Chop
    Sir Laser-Lot
    Mighty Spector.
    ...and Snake Man-At-Arms

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    He-Man
    Man-At-Arms
    Teela
    Sorceress
    Orko
    Man-E-Faces
    Ram-Man
    Stratos
    Battle-Cat

    Skeletor
    Beast-Man
    Mer-Man
    Evil-Lyn
    Trap-Jaw
    Tri-Klops
    Faker
    Panthor
    Last edited by No-Ah; June 1, 2013 at 03:36am.

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    Essentials from MOTU CLASSICS:

    Adam
    Adora
    He-Man
    She-Ra (made from 1.0 & Bubble Power Parts)
    Battle Cat
    Swift Wind
    Skeletor
    Hordak
    King Hssss
    Catra
    Teela
    Sorceress
    Bow
    Man-At-Arms
    Battleground Evil-Lyn
    Beast Man
    Orko

    I would include Glimmer and Kowl but neither has been released yet. I might have included Shadow Weaver but she's not easy to acquire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super He-Man View Post
    Kinda think you did. The original poster was asking about essentials because he can't afford a sub. I doubt he can afford 40+ figures either.

    What's essential about Mosquitor? Name one thing done with the character in the last 30 years that makes him essential. The question isn't "Who do you like?".
    Well he probably can't afford Teela, Sorceress, Fisto, Beast Man, Tri Klops, etc. if he is just getting into the line today? And really you're going to pick out Mosquitor? What has been done with Scareglow, Faker, Zodac, Spikor, Jitsu? Just my list of characters I find essential to Masters and most of it is based off of the vintage line, and yes a few are not in figure form yet but I find them just as important, but the original poster did say "characters / Classics". So I interpreted as characters not even in figure form yet, probably not what the poster was looking for, but they'll get a few others points of views to see a list containing those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbomb23 View Post
    And really you're going to pick out Mosquitor? What has been done with Scareglow, Faker, Zodac, Spikor, Jitsu?
    To answer the second question, virtually nothing since Filmation (and in Scareglow's case, not even then). I was just picking an example.
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    As you can see from the responses it is personal preference. What one person considers essential is different from just about everyone else. If you were really into it when you were young I would say it's whoever you're most nostalgic for. For many of us it's simply the figures we actually has as children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    As you can see from the responses it is personal preference. What one person considers essential is different from just about everyone else. If you were really into it when you were young I would say it's whoever you're most nostalgic for. For many of us it's simply the figures we actually has as children.
    I agree. For me, it was a bit of that, but largely the "main"-ish" characters that would be essential to a good telling of a story.

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    It depends on what are your favorite parts of MOTU:

    Some will say the Original MOTU 8 back and call it a day, but I'm a fan of the entire universe so here's my list which has a sampling from all the branches.
    My list contains characters that have NOT BEEN RELEASED YET, but they're part of the "core characters" for that faction.


    He-Man
    Orko & Adam
    Battle Cat
    Man-at-Arms
    Teela
    Sorceress
    Stratos

    Skeletor
    Beastman
    Evil Lyn
    Trap Jaw
    Merman
    Tri-Klops
    Panthor

    She-Ra
    Adora
    Swift Wind
    Bow
    Glimmer (unreleased)
    Kowl (unreleased)

    Hordak
    Mantenna (unreleased but coming this year)
    Grizzlor
    Leech
    Catra
    Horde Troopers (unreleased)

    New Adventures is the black sheep of the entire MOTU Universe, but it still IS a part of MOTU
    NA He-Man (unreleased but coming this year)
    Icarius
    Hydron (unreleased)
    Sagitar (Unreleased)

    NA Skeletor (unreleased)
    Flogg (unreleased)
    Slush Head
    Optikk
    Staghorn (unreleased)

    As much as I love 200X there are no "essential" 200X characters
    The closest thing to Essential characters would be Count Marzo and Chief Carnivus... just to have someone from the good guys and bad guys from that era.

    I have not Forgotten the Snake Men, I just don't think they're "essential" but if you like them then here's the list of essential Snake Men.
    King Hssss
    Rattlor
    Snake face
    Squeeeeze (unreleased)
    Tung Lashor (unreleased)

    Filmation "essential" characters:
    Eternos Palace Randor
    Queen Marlena and Cringer
    Shokoti (unreleased but coming this year)
    Shadow Weaver (2012 Subscription exclusive)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjjer View Post
    Sorceress and GG are two different characters, get the one that doesn't break,
    Green Goddess is way cheaper, but she will either be broken in package or break after you move her legs out of the package

    Temple of Darkness Sorceress is a reasonable substitute for vintage colors Sorceress.
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    Evaluate my collection

    I have been trying to get my collection completed, viz 80s He-Man cartoons. So far this is what I have;

    Heroes:

    He Man
    Battlecat
    Teela
    Man at arms
    King Randor
    Queen Marleena
    Orko
    Stratos
    Zodak
    Mekanek
    Roboto
    Fisto
    Man E Faces
    Prince Adam + cringer
    Ram Man
    Wind Raider
    Sorceress TOD
    Buzz Off

    Villains
    Skeletor
    BG Evil-Lyn
    Beastman
    Tri Klops
    Trapjaw
    Faker
    Webstor
    Merman
    Whiplash
    Clawful
    Spikor
    Stinkor
    Jitsu
    Kobra Khan
    Fang Man


    Am I missing anyone significant? I may get Clamp Champ and Two bad if they ever make him but I cant think of anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerofGS View Post
    I have been trying to get my collection completed, viz 80s He-Man cartoons. So far this is what I have;

    Heroes:

    He Man
    Battlecat
    Teela
    Man at arms
    King Randor
    Queen Marleena
    Orko
    Stratos
    Zodak
    Mekanek
    Roboto
    Fisto
    Man E Faces
    Prince Adam + cringer
    Ram Man
    Wind Raider
    Sorceress TOD
    Buzz Off

    Villains
    Skeletor
    BG Evil-Lyn
    Beastman
    Tri Klops
    Trapjaw
    Faker
    Webstor
    Merman
    Whiplash
    Clawful
    Spikor
    Stinkor
    Jitsu
    Kobra Khan
    Fang Man


    Am I missing anyone significant? I may get Clamp Champ and Two bad if they ever make him but I cant think of anyone else.
    Panthor is all I can think of if you're staying core vintage ie cartoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerofGS View Post
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    How about Moss Man and Count Marzo (eventhough it is his 200x look) still a character that appeared in the vintage Filmation toon. Also the Eternian Palace Guards and Granamyr.

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    Shadow Weaver

    EDIT: Nevermind...saw that you only needed the "HE-MAN" cartoon...
    (Was wondering why you didn't have any POP hehe)

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    Update:
    Almost there. I'm down to Teela.

    So far:
    Heroes

    King Grayskull
    The Goddess
    He-man
    MAA
    Stratos
    Ram Man
    Zodak

    Villains

    Skeletor
    Beast Man
    Merman
    Triclops
    Trapjaw
    Battleground Evil Lynn

    The Horde:
    Hordak
    Keldor
    Leech
    Grizzlor
    Catra

    Wants/needs:
    Battle Cat
    Panthor
    Teela
    Sorceress (maybe, tho Goddess is a good replacement in my own personal mythos)
    Two Bad
    Mosquitor
    Mantena
    Modulok
    Horde Trooper
    Demoman
    Vikor
    Faceless One

    I'm never going to afford Teela or Sorceress unless they do a reissue. I was lucky getting Rammy, but I only got the loose figure, no ax or unhelmeted head.
    I've always loved Two Bad. I mean c'mon! You can't have an army of monsters with out a guy with 2 heads!
    The horde has always been a favorite too, just because the characters were so cool and diverse.
    Demoman, and Vikor I'd like to get because of the history behind the two.
    Faceless just looks cool.

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    I got my Ram Man!!!
    but...
    for some reason the seller popped the hands off for shipping.
    How do I get these back on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super He-Man View Post
    I agree that 7 of the 8 original figures are among the core. Zodac is not core. Being among the first does not automatically make him among the core characters.
    Zodac is core for me....He's in the Filmation show, and one of my first original figures....so yes, he's core....to me.
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    Fixed it. Hot water bath and they popped right back on.

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