(Photo by Rustin Parr)
Not officially, no. But the Four Hoursemen have made one. According to the Horsemen (as reported on He-Man.org):
That’s ours. We created that to present to Mattel just to see what the possibilities of doing a vehicle might be. Like it? Let Mattel know & you may get it!
After the Talon Fighter, the Battle Ram is my most-wanted vehicle. The Horsemen’s design looks great. So yes, Mattel, I will put up more of my hard-earned money in a desperate bid to buy these before they sell out. We got MOTUC after the Horsemen designed the one-off prototype He-Man and showed it at SDCC in 2007; perhaps the trick will work again?
On a related note, there was also an item shown near the end of the Matty panel–a weapons rack like the one that came with the original Castle Grayskull. As far as I’ve been able to find out (not that I’ve tried that hard), an official release date for this thing hasn’t been announced, but it seems to be the first “environment” concept (no idea whether the weapons are included either).
Oh, and as announced on Mattel’s Facebook page, with 64% of the vote, Swift Wind will be white. Bullet dodged!
UPDATE: I watched the Matty Fan Panel (you can see it here, courtesy of AFI), and learned two tidbits:
- BA Skeletor with come with a purple axe
- The Grayskull rack is most likely the “diorama” that will be released in Q2
And there will be a vehicle for Q4, though what that vehicle will be is unknown. Mattel recently registered for the trademark to the Battle Ram Chariot–not the Battle Ram above, but that thing Skeletor always used to escape at the end of 75% of the Millennium cartoon episodes (always accompanied by a didgeridoo on the soundtrack, for some reason).
Of course, it’s possible they meant to apply for the Battle Ram trademark and accidentally renewed the Chariot one instead. In any event, we’ll find out for sure at next year’s SDCC. Which I’m going to be at. Period.