Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Origins line is available now for 2020 at Wal-Mart Stores, and everywhere else starting in 2021, and the first wave of figures includes He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Evil Lyn, Beast Man and Battle Cat, along with this 2-pack of Prince Adam with Sky Sled. We last got to see these figures at New York ToyFair, which took place back in February and we saw a great display of figures, including MOTU Mini’s, Mega Construx and more.
The Sky Sled is the front part of the Battle Ram, that you will remember form the vintage line of the 1980’s. The Sky Sled is commonly by for He-Man, Prince Adam, or one of the other Masters of the Universe and can glide through the air as seen in the classic Filmation series of the 1980’s, and the 2002 series.
Thank you to Mattel for providing their Masters Of The Universe Origins Prince Adam With Sky Sled 2-pack for review.
Availability: July 2020 – Wal-Mart Exclusive for this year, and everywhere else in 2021.
Prince Adam with Sky Sled is packaged on a vintage style window box with beautiful looking artwork that show cases the Sky Sled flying through the air, along with He-Man, Skeletor, Beast Man, Man-At-Arms, Trap Jaw, and Castle Grayskull in the frame. The sides also have additional artwork and you see Teela on one side, and the back shows additional artwork, along with instructions on how to convert the Sky Sled into the War Sled, as well as how to remove the interchangeable head, and images of other figures that are available for 2020.
The Sky Sled was part of the vintage line in the 1980’s and shown on the classic Filmation Series as well as the 2002 series. This is the front half of the Battle Ram, and used by He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to fly through the air as seen on the show. The Sky Sled pays homage to the classic toy of the 1980’s, and this particular release also has interchangeable parts to create the War Sled that Skeletor and his Evil Warriors fly around on.
The Sky Sled includes a front blaster, along with a blast effect piece, side blasters, engines in the back, a removable and interchangeable head, removable and interchangeable side panels, a computer screen with knobs, handle bars, and even pegs for a figures feet so that they can hold onto the Sky Sled and position their feet on it. The Sky Sled also comes with an acrylic flying stand and base to capture that flying appearance that it had on the cartoon, which is a nice touch.
The War Sled, shown above with the new head and panels, is very easy to swap out the pieces as specified and demonstrated in the video. The side panels are stickers rather than it being sculpted, and has a lot of great detail and design to it. The head and panels pop right off and the swappable parts slide right in, and this allows you to create epic battle scene’s for toy photography and to army build should you choose to buy more than one of these. The figure fits on perfectly and can grip onto the handle bars without any trouble getting him on there,
The acrylic stand plugs into the bottom of the Sky Sled, and also the base, to allow the Sky Sled/War Sled and allows you to create some dynamic flight poses, as it’s hinged and turns also as demonstrated in the video.
Prince Adam is inspired from the classic series and vintage toy line, and given a nice update with more articulation than he had back in the 80’s. The figure uses some shared parts with other figures in this wave and least years San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and given an update with purple pants, dark purple lion cloth and boots, white cuffs, a red vest that’s made of plastic, a black belt, and a white shirt. The head sculpt is reused and repainted from the SDCC release, and he comes with a pink power sword. His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, swivel-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Prince Adam with the Sky Sled is an excellent offering and a great way to kick off the line this year. The Sky Sled is amazingly detailed and fans are sure to love it. The interchangeable parts to create the War Sled is a great touch and gives you the option to army build to your delight. Prince Adam is a great figure and a welcome addition to the initial launch of the line. Make sure to grab this now, and if you can’t find it, don’t worry, it’s coming everywhere in 2021.
Wal-Mart – Exclusive release for 2020
Gallery update August 6, 2020: