Welcome to MEGA 2020! We're making a few changes to the show, and have a few fun surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned to this site and our Facebook Page for updates!

So with that, let's start off with a character we've only touched on in past episodes!

He's got that charm, but he'll still do you harm, better sell the farm, cuz he's got SNAKES for arms, the ONE the ONLY, KING HISS!!!

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With a face and body of writhing, knotted up snakes, this character blew our collective brains in the mid 1980's! We just weren't ready! 

As part of the never actually released "Powers of Grayskull" toy one, King Hiss was ready to STRIKE as one of the baddest of the baddies, even making Hordak look like a daisy-sniffing wimp.

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But alas, his full splendor was never fully realized. But at least we got to enjoy his completely insane action figure! So make yourself a giant plate of noodles, sit back, and let's have some fun with King Hiss!!

Imagine Dragons...NO NOT THE BAND, Imagine a WORLD with dragons!! Eternia, at one point in time, was FULL of dragons. But now now. Now there is but ONE dragon. And he hides away only seeing those who possess the courage and purity of will to seek him out. Who is this mighty and ancient dragon?

The wise and powerful Granamyr!! 

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Seen in both the comics AND the cartoon, this helmet wearing, dispenser of wisdom, is connected to some of the most exciting and insane episodes in the entire run of "Master of the Universe"!!

But don't take my word for it, put on your bucket helmets and run straight for the land of Darksmoke to find out more about the one and only, Granamyr!!

What happens when Krampus decides to break the rules and hatches a plan to take over Christmas?

Listen to the thrilling and exciting final entry in The Podcast Arcade Christmas Trilogy saga, "Countdown to Krampus" and find out NOW!!

Also, be sure to check out all the hilarious and entertaining podcasts of the Podcast Arcade, HERE!!!

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed our podcast this year! Happy Holidays!!

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We decided to take to the SKIES for this episode! Traveling at the speed of imagination, we come smashing into your podcast stuff machine with another fun packed episode where we discuss The Talon Fighter and Point Dread! Jeff-At-Arms had some business to attend to, so please enjoy this special episode with guest host, Lee Bokma, from The Art of Lee Bokma!

Initially conceived as a larger play set, Point Dread and the Talon Fighter cam out as a vehicle/play set that could attach to Castle Grayskull! This alone blew our little 80's kid brains, so you can bet Orko's hat every cool kid on the playground wanted one of these bad boys!!

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If you were super lucky, you also got the version of the Talon Fighter and Point Dread that came along with an included storybook AND record with the story completely voice acted and everything!!! With all the spills and chills of the cartoon, this story was a MUST LISTEN when you cracked open this sucker for the first time!! There was also a mini comic that had similar cover art, but the story was completely different! Continuity is for WIMPS!!

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As an added little bit of trivia, it's no secret Mattel "borrowed" from it's other toy line "Big Jim" for some of the vehicle and play set design for MOTU. The Talon fighter is no exception when you compare it's design to that of the "Big Jim Space Jet"! Behold it's almost Talon Fighter-like glory!!

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Please be sure to like, share, and subscribe! Stay tuned for more exciting news from all of here at MEGA!!

On this thrilling installment of "Make Eternia Great Again" we revisit one of the toughest Masters of the Universe this side of Snake Mountain! Leader of the Palace Guards, destined to become the Sorceress/Goddess, and adoptive daughter of Duncan, the one and only, Teela!

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This lady was NO ONE to mess around with! She'd sooner roundhouse kick you in the teeth than put up with one ounce of your tomfoolery and shenanigans. Teela was well known for laying the smack down on Prince Adam the minute she sniffed out that he was napping under a tree or shopping for a fresh pair of pink leggings. 

Teela has one of the richest back stories of almost any of the characters of "Masters of the Universe", and over the last nearly forty years, her story only gets richer. Please enjoy as E-Man and Jeff-at-Arms discuss the all the fun and fight that Teela bring the the universe!!

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Scary Salutations and Ghoulish Greetings, MEGA listeners! Halloween is just around the corner and what better to celebrate than with our good friend, Candy from Pop Culture Exchange!! If it's a retro/vintage toy you're after, they either have it or can help you get it!

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We first start off with discussing a MOTU character so potentially scary that Mattel decided to "nerf" him a little bit and sell his action feature as less scary than it actually was!

We're talking about the "so late in the line that there's no way we can joke about him being in wave 2", MOSQUITOR!!

A downright scary looking monster/hybrid mix of a villain, Mosquitor had the action feature of draining the "power" out of whomever he was attacking.

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It just so happened that when he'd drain someone of their "power", a red, viscous liquid would flow and gurgle around in his chest cavity. Yup .

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Even though he may have been late to the party, Mosquitor was not hurting in the "he looks awesome" department. He had a crazy robot needle nosed face, a cool looking insect style gun, and a pair of sick looking future boots!

Since we were hanging out with a buddy who just happened to own the most amazing toy store this side of the Mississippi, we ALSO started talking about other toys that featured some sort of blood or bodily function as an action feature!

Meet, Gre-Gory!

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A big rubber bat toy with a chest filled with "blood" that you'd mush around by pressing a spot on his back! Candy brought one in for us to check out and boy o' boy, was this a fun and weird toy! Scare your wife! Chase away those pesky solicitors! Hang out on the couch and watch vampire movies with him! Gre-Gory isn't JUST a scary bat filled with toy blood, he also wants to be your FRIEND!

And what discussion about toys that featured bodily function would be complete with out talking about...PULSAR!!

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I love the 1970's. Hey kids!! Wanna play with an action figure of a middle aged man with white hair, a track suit, and a clear chest so you can see his lungs fill with air, his veins pump with blood, AND pop open his face to touch his BRAIN?!?!?

1970's Kids: YEAH!!!!!!

Please enjoy our Halloween Special, and be sure to subscribe to our show so you don't miss an episode!! 

 

 

While reviewing MOTU characters we wanted to discuss for our next episode, we realized there exists AMAZING creations in the MOTU pantheon that weren't quite characters and that also weren't quite vehicles...WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES!!

Where else can you find THIS?!?!?! The Tower Tools!

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Is it a weapon? Construction equipment? Lawn maintenance day at Snake Mountain? NO ONE KNOWS!!!

Moving on, what piece of equipment would you envision fur loincloth wearing barbarians doing battle with? Swords? Even MORE huge battle axes? Or perhaps...this?

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The Cliff Climber!! Ward off an invading devil-faced tilt a whirl piloted by a demonic skeleton with a shoulder mounted POWER DRILL!!!

Did you also happen to know that in addition to trying to unlock the secrets of Castle Grayskull, Skeletor also enjoys deep sea diving? Scubattack helps him pursue his hobby as well as wreak havoc on the heroic warriors! Efficiently evil!

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We discuss these and the Mega Laser, Stilt Stalker, and Jet Sled in this laugh filled break down of the best (or worst) MOTU Accessories! Subscribe, review, and enjoy!! GOOD JOURNEY!!

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On this newest installment of "Make Eternia Great Again", we discuss the announcement of the upcoming "Master of the Universe: Revelations" series by power duo Netflix and Super-Nerd Kevin Smith (Snoogins)!!

Announced at Power-Con 2019, in San Diego, it blew MOTU fans' minds and set ALL the fan pages on FIRE!!! MYAHHHH!! Some fans are worried about the tone of the series since Kevin Smith is known for "blue" material, but with him promising to be true to the series and with the trust he's built up with his fans it's safe to say MOTU is in good hands.

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We've been putting this off for too long! It's about time we discussed one of the best villains of the MOTU, and we can't wait any longer!

In this thrilling installment of "MEGA", we've discuss our thoughts on the character of "Evil-Lyn" the dangerous, conniving, and gorgeously evil sorceress, who's always plotting on double-crossing Skeletor as some point in time or another!

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One of the few villains featured in the 1980's cartoon that WASN'T portrayed as a complete idiot, Evil-Lyn could bring the pain like no other, and at one point even demonstrated her badassery by turning the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull into a gosh darn tree!

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Of course it wouldn't have been Mattel in the 1980's if there wasn't zero concern about continuity in the toy line so THIS is what we got to play with fro the character you saw in the beginning of these notes:

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The official narrative from Mattel is that the toy designers felt that this color palette gave her a more sinister look, but we here at MEGA know better. They had a shipment of lemon yellow plastic show up and the cigar chomping executives told the employees to "make a toy the dumb kids would play with" and that was that. Luckily the 2002 reboot graced us with THIS version of Evil-lyn and all was wet right in the universe.

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And we'd be complete idiots if we didn't mention the delightful portrayal of Evil-Lyn by the one and only Meg Foster!! Pretty much pulled part and parcel from the cartoon, Evil-Lyn was terrifying and easy on the eyes in the MOTU movie (now cult film hit) from 1986!

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Now matter which version of Evil-Lyn is your favorite, you're still a winner in our book! She's hands down on of our favorite characters in MOTU and we hope you enjoy OUR take on her in THIS episode!

 

 

 

It's easy while talking about all the muscle-bound heroes, warriors, and monsters of MOTU to forget about the "little guys". The ones who are all too easily looked over and taken for granted, and then, before you know it...BAM!! You have either a gigantic strawberry stuck on your head, or you're being whisked away through a portal, taking you from Eternia to mid 1980's Earth!!!

It's in this spirit we felt the need...no, the DUTY to discuss the often overlooked, but never quite loved, Gwildor!!!

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Gwildor was a NEW character, the creative staff over at the "Masters of the Universe" film were basically forced to create after they realized that faithfully getting a believable Orko onscreen was impossible considering the special effects technology of the 1980's.

So we got Gwildor! A Thenurian (a race of troll like being on the planet Eternia) who is equal parts bumbling as much as a genius inventor, who in a rush to avoid capture by the evil forces of Skeletor, accidentally sends himself, He-Man, Teela, and Man-at-Arms into a portal through space and time, where they land on Earth, circa 1987! And then the hilarity ensues! Burning High Schools, shifty pawn shop owners (this baby's from JAPAAAAN), and barbecue ribs!

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Never featured in the animated series, Gwildor DID make it into one comic (the one the vintage toy came with) and frankly, seeing Orko have to interact with his cinematic replacement is sorta heartbreaking.

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Not much care seemed to go in his vintage toy as well. Hollow, and not necessarily matching the aesthetic of the original Mattel figures, Gwildor seems woefully out of place. He was re-released in the early 2000's in the "Classics" line with a much cooler looking sculpt and a "cosmic key" that looked waaaay closer to the original film version. You know, the device the aforementioned pawn shop owner believed to a funky Rick Wakeman style keyboard. Ahhhh those silly, know it all pawn shop dealers.

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Please enjoy our thoughts and take on the one and only Gwildor!

 

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