Last year Mattel introduced the Masters of the Universe characters into the Hot Wheels Character Cars brand but I didn't find any until around mid-January. While I rarely gave these a second look when any other property got Character Cars Masters of the Universe always gets a pass from me and I was really excited by these. This set seems to be available through online retailers and it includes all five Character Cars from last year's line (Beast Man, He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, and Man-At-Arms) in one box. I only reviewed Teela and Man-At-Arms from their single packed releases so this is a nice chance to check out the other three in the set. Let's rev up our Road Rippers and check out these bizarre, oil leaking versions of our favorite Eternians after the break...
Includes: 5 cars
Non-Scalper Price: $20-$25 dollars
* The Masters of the Universe Character Cars 5-Pack comes packaged in a simple cardboard box with a really nice image of Castle Grayskull positioned behind the Masters of the Universe logo. It's not something that would probably fly on regular retail shelves (I assume it's just for e-tailers) but it does look quite cool in person, though fairly simple.
* Inside the box (which is just sealed with a bit of tape) there is a colorful cardboard insert showing the characters all five cars are based on. The idea is that you punch out the character to reveal the car underneath but you can also just lift out the cardboard tray to show the plastic tray holding the cars underneath. It's all very collector friendly and you can remove and replace the cars with no concerns.
Was Teela one of your first loves? If so, check out my reviews of many various Teela toys such as the vintage Teela, the M.U.S.C.L.E. green Teela and the standard M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E Teela, the Hot Wheels Character Cars Teela, the Mega Construx Teela from the Battle for Eternia Collection, the series 2 single packed Teela, and Teela from Battle Bones, the World's Smallest Teela, the 200x Snake Teela, the ReAction Teela (Shiva), the NECA Teela micro-bust, the Masters of the Universe Origins Teela, the neo-vintage Teela and Frozen Teela, the Tweeterhead Teela bust, an appearance in 1983's Colorforms Masters of the Universe Deluxe Play Set, and Super7's Ultimate Teela.