We at Make Eternia Great Again have an appreciation for the characters that didn't get their time in the limelight.

When He-Man was getting all the love, our hearts went out to Buzz-Off. When Beast-Man was all the rave we were looking right at Whiplash. When our friends brought their Man-at-Arms figure over to play, we had our Kind Randor at the ready.

With all of that being said, one of the characters from the latter waves of MOTU that has captured our heart and imaginations is the one and only Rio Blast!

Assembled here for you, is a jam packed jamboree of ALL of our Rio Blast segments from our podcast episodes so far! We even have a word from your friendly neighborhood abomination, Modulok!

Please enjoy the Rio Blast Roundup!

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Stay tuned as we create all NEW Rio Blast segments and even MORE great Episodes of Make Eternia Great Again!!

Also, we're developing a one-of-a-kind parody comic book with the help of our amazingly talented friends from Art of Lee Bokma, Tank Zombie Studios, OMUG Comics, and The Covert Nerd Podcast! We'll keep you updated via out Twitter and Facebook pages!

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On THIS thrilling installment of "Make Eternia Great Again" Jeff and Eddie discuss one of the coolest characters "Wave 2" characters from Masters of the Universe.

He can change his face faster than your mood ring can switch colors, he has the acting chops of Sean Connery, and he's the only MOTU character to be forced to drink some nasty mystery juice Skeleton made at knifepoint.

We're talking about the one and only, Man-E-Faces!!

Part Man, part monster, part robot, and ALL around COOL GUY, we jumped at the thought of discussing this one of a kind character.

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Wait! Didn't we ALREADY discuss Ma-E Faces?!? We DID! WAAAAY back in episode two of this fabulous podcast! Check it out HERE!

But we decided it would be even more fun to revisit some of the characters that were featured in the beginning of our show and also get Jeff-at-Arm's thoughts and musings on these amazing and imaginative figures. Good Journey!!

 

So Many Man-E-Faces!! (Say that over and over 3X fast)

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Dude Bro where's the dial to change yer faces man?

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CHUG CHUG CHUG!! But seriously this is where Monster energy drinks came from.

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In this episode, join Eddie and Jeff as they discuss one of their favorite robots to ever be birthed from the 80's, the one and only, ROBOTO!

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Wait, Roboto?  Didn't MEGA already do an episode on Roboto?  Don't worry, this isn't a glitch in the Matrix!  Roboto is SO cool, that we wanted to discuss him AGAIN!  Jeff joined MEGA on Episode 29 so there were a lot of epic characters that we never got to hear his perspective, so we are going back to discuss some of them in further detail.  And let's face it, you would rather hear about Roboto than Plundor right?!  

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So sit back, poor yourself a bowl of Mr. T Cereal, grab your Hi-C Ecto-Cooler, and listen in on a MEGA discussion about one of the coolest robots that ever existed!

Good journey!!!

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In what very much seems as Mattel's last bid to attempt to cater to kids' shifting interests in the mid/late 1980's, the toy company decided to "open the gates" on the character designs and seemingly release concepts hat had since been held back.

In the world of MOTU the base foundations of swords and sorcery were apparent,  but as the toy line and cartoon grew, so did the mythos. Not only did tiger-riding barbarians fight along side sorceresses and flying monkey-men, but now they had cyborg elephant-headed warriors and space cowboys on the team too! Some strain was beginning to show.

What seemed to hint at the engine of creation starting to stall however, was the introduction of a character to seemed to almost belong to another universe all together; part Horde warrior, part GI Joe figure, and part Transformer, this character seemed to try to be everything to everyone.

Dragstor came zooming onto the scene towards the end of the MOTU run and is generally met with a fairly tepid response by most MOTU fans as his entire design and power set is confusing when compared to the other toys in the line. That, and the lack of a toy function that did what was advertised to do in the comic and commercials, the "meh" that Dragstor was met with by children was audible.

We DO realize we're saying this with full knowledge that this universe also has a cowboy who has guns hiding in his chest and thighs.

Our take away was that by trying to appeal to everyone, this character ended up appealing to very few, but (much like your crazy Cousin Eddie) he STILL has a home in the MOTU and we're talking about him NOW!

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Just when you thought you'd never need a Rebrunk Nurus in your life, along comes Mantenna to prove you wrong!

One of the villains of the Evil Horde, Mantenna was probably one of the more fun characters in that his powers and "action feature" were over the top and a straight up bonkers. His character design, and overall look were a bit scary, but still weird and cool enough to intrigue all fans of the MOTU.

Using his telescopic eyes to spy on the good guys AND using those crazy-eyes to shoot all manner of beams into their faces too?!? Hope to Procrustus that Santa is keeping an eye on you and NOT Mantenna!

Mantenna didn't play around, even if he WAS treated poorly by the other members of The Horde, he'd still give them the evil bug-eye and creep just about anyone out.

Barely featured in the mini-comics, but still loved by many, please enjoy as we discuss Mantenna on this episode of MEGA!!

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K'ull'leusshhhh is his name, but you can just call him, LEECH!  I mean, who wouldn't?  We're not even sure how you pronounce that anyways! 

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Leech is one of Hordak's henchmen from the his loyal Horde army.  He used his magically enhanced energy-draining powers to suck enemies of their strength!  Orko was probably just about as much of a meal as a Cheeze-it, right??  He was a super fun toy to play with and definitely DIDN'T suck, unless you wanted him to....to playing cards, windows, etc.  

Either way, enjoy this episode as Jeff and Eddie continue down the "path of discussion" with the Horde!

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Have you even felt like you were of two minds? One part of you wants one thing, while another part of you seems to want to do something totally different?

One part of you says to avoid that second piece of pumpkin pie, while the other half of you is saying "EAT THE WHOLE PIE YOU WIMP!!!"

Well just imagine THAT, but NOW you'd have to also buy two hats for your second head! That's these guys' whole LIFE!

On this episode we discuss the scientist, bounty hunters, who also can punch each other and feel the other guys face getting smacked, TWO BAD!!

 

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Did you know that the Masters of the Universe have their very own "Bigfoot" legend?

It's TRUE!!!  Snarling out of the forests of Eternia, comes a villain, whose every day is a bad hair day, the gnarly, the nasty, the no-good GRIZZLOR!!!

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Please enjoy as we have special guest Lee Bokma, from the Art of Lee Bokma, join us as we discuss our thoughts and share our excitement for the upcoming NEW installment of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power!she-ra-netflix-poster.jpg

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We're pleased to announce ANOTHER GIANT SIZED EPISODE!! We're featuring the final (for now?) giant in the MOTU universe!!!

Initially planned as part of "The Powers of Grayskull" toy line, he WOULD have come stomping into our hearts as children, but alas, he was only part of a VERY limited release, mostly seen in Europe.

But NOW, Jeff owns and is proud to share with us, the MOTU Classics version of... the figure so large you'd think he was in charge...TYTUS!!!!

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