On July 22nd, 2021 Mattel put two items on its Mattel Creations website that were probably intended as SDCC 2021 exclusives: The Masteverse Scare Glow from Masters of the Universe: Revelations and the Hot Wheels Premium 2-pack of He-Man and the Wind Raider and Skeletor and the Land Shark. My Hot Wheels set arrived back in August (while my Scare Glow only arrived on Saturday!) and I've had it sitting here for a moment. So, what's the big deal with this set? Honestly, it's a repack of the previously released Wind Raider and Land Shark Hot Wheels Premium vehicles in new packaging with a die-cast He-Man and Skeletor in the respective vehicles. Honestly, it's not that big of a deal but since I was grabbing Scare Glow I went ahead and grabbed this set too. Let's take a look at this one after the break...
The Facts: He-Man and Wind Raider
Length: 2 5/8ths inches
Length: 2 1/2th inches
Non-Scalper Price: $35 dollars
* The packaging for this set is probably the biggest draw. It's a very vintage inspired window box with some great art on the front. It's fairly collector friendly, too, as all you need to do to open the package and remove the figures is cut a piece of tape.
* Inside the package you're getting a Wind Raider and a Land Shark that are pretty much identical to the previous releases with the exception of the new die-cast metal pilots. These are really cool vehicles and I really loved their single carded releases.
* The He-Man and Skeletor pilot figures are non-removable but they look really cool in the vehicles. They're nicely painted, especially considering how small these are, and they look to be very inspired by the vintage toyline.
* Skeletor isn't as colorful as He-Man but he still looks pretty boss behind the wheel of the Land Shark.
I've reviewed so many action figures of Prince Adam/ He-Man that he has his own review archive. Check out Fabulous Secret Powers for more He-Man and Prince Adam stuff!
I've also reviewed so many toys based on Skeletor/ Keldor that I've given him his own review archive. Check out Snake Mountain for a plethora of Skeletor reviews!
Do you also love the Land Shark? Then check out my review of the Hot Wheels Premium Land Shark and the MOTU Origins Land Shark.
If the Wind Raider is your ride I've also reviewed the M.U.S.C.L.E. Wind Raider from Series 3, pack E, and the orange Wind Raider with He-Man, the Hot Wheels Wind Raider, and the Mega Construx Wind Raider Attack set.
For more Hot Wheels Premium reviews check out the following:
Nice. MOTU Hot Wheels. Great combo.ReplyDelete
It's a cool set but the price was too darn high. They sold out, though, I guess thanks to guys like me. Haha.Delete
The box art is really good. Mattel is killing it with the box art lately.Delete