Along with Eldor, one of my most-wanted Masters of the Universe toys that never made it past the prototype stage was Gygor, a yellow gorilla intended to be another beast-steed for He-Man (made from a re-purposed Big Jim toy, just like Battle Cat). While Roger Sweet described the creature in Mastering the Universe, I’d never seen a photo of it–until now: He-Man.org got their hands on some phototype shots.
I don’t know about you, but I would have loved this thing when I was a kid. Click the thumbnail for the full-size pics.
Mattel recently registered the Gygor trademark, which could mean we’ll be getting a Gygor down the line. While at one point, the figure was intended to be larger than He-Man and feature a saddle for him to ride on, I’m thinking a MOTUC Gygor could be a Beast Man repaint with some new tooling. Or, of course, it could just be another trademark feint by Mattel to keep us all guessing. Which would be very disappointing.