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.