Holy crap–Gygor IS big

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Hey He-Fans!

So one of the big things we wanted to do for the MOTUC line is to introduce figures that never quite made it into the vintage line. Much like He-Ro, Gygor the gorilla made it as a prototype into the vintage line but no toy has been made…until now.

Originally based on the “Big Jim Gorilla” (much like Battlecat or Zoar) Gygor was set to be a large gorilla figure in the 1982 line. While he was cut due to logistics, we are proud to present the first ever MOTU Gygor figure in the new Classics line. Truly, this is what the MOTUC line is all about.

Gygor will be the third oversized beast in the 2010 line and will go on sale September 15th. He will not be part of the subscription (but the beasts will be added to the subs in 2011 per fan demand!)

The final oversized beast/pack for 2010 will be an army builder two pack shown off at our fan panel at SDCC on Friday July 23 at 1:00 in room 29ABC. See you all at Mattypalooza 2010~!


I don’t know whether this will silent the speculation that Gygor is a retool of the DCUC Gorilla Grodd (Mattel and the Four Horsemen say it’s a 100% new sculpt), but he sure is bigger than Grodd. The torso sculpt is definitely different.

But wait, there’s more! Read on for the bio…such as it is.

Shortly after the Great Unrest, Keldor was driven behind the Mystic Wall and Gygor, Lord of the Vine Jungle, lead an army of beast men in a series of raids against the long forgotten Castle Grayskull, believing the many tales of its great and mysterious power. It was only through the combined powers of Oo-Larr- -the jungle He-Man and The Goddess that Gygor was defeated and placed in a state of suspended animation. Eventually, Hordak returned to Eternia and the savage gorilla was freed by Evil-Lyn in her attempt to bolster Skeletor’s forces against the new Horde army. Gygor uses his great strength to fight the Heroic Warriors.

Damn–so Gygor is evil? That’s the opposite of what I thought, since he was, at one point, a potential “steed” for He-Man. Of course, all of that concept-era stuff is very vague and it’s probably dumb to assume any of that would affect the current canon, but I don’t know…the yellow and green color scheme just says “Heroic Warrior” to me. So much so I may just disregard this bio entirely, what with its Oo-Larrs and confusing beast men references and so forth. Also, what is the deal with Evil-lyn freeing all these bad guys who end up wreaking betraying her and wreaking havoc? King Hsss, Hordak, Gygor–to quote Bell Biv DeVoe, that girl is poison.

I know some people hate the bios…I’ve gone pretty easy on them so far, but this one bugs me.


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  1. Dlia

    "that is soooooo a gorilla grodd repaint. IS TOO! IS TOO!" responses are pretty funny

    gee, who would've though Mattel would use an ape mold as the base for an ape even though its a bigger mold?. —> The Cygor.jpg pic on the page is finally happy too!

  2. Heli

    @Damien: I'm pretty sure Tytus has more articulation than Gygor, but Gygor does at least appear to have BETTER arm articulation.

    However, a Tytus with no knees and v-cut hips would've been pretty lame. Then again, I guess Gygor probably has some kind of ankle articulation, but I'm not really sure, so maybe the legs are kind of a wash. (Still, v-cut hips totally suck.)

  3. Poe

    @The Flash III: It's just funny, we're going to get two figures that aren't even based on actual characters–just concepts, and in the case of Oo-Larr, a pretty abstract one at that. It's like plastic fan fiction, explaining inconsistent aspects of the mythos.

  4. The Flash III

    @Poe: Why is that crazy? Haven't there been about 10 He-Man variations? Also, the more they make, the more they will buy–they all sell out.

  5. @MldMnrdEditor:

    According to Mattel, they had all the bios and the whole story for the MOTUC line written out before even making the first figure.

    Apparently they have the entire thing planned out, and by the end of the line we'll get the entire picture of the new Eternia and the new Masters of the Universe cannon.

    That being said, this bio is still mighty confusing. Especially since I thought Gygor was a good guy.

  6. americanhyena

    @Thomas B:

    Don't get me wrong..I like Tytus.

    But agreed. Definitely.

    God I can't wait for Gygor vs. Battle Cat. These two are going to fight all over my house.

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  8. Damien

    Can we all agree that Tytus with at least as much articulation as Gygor would have been awesometastic?

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