A few months ago, I entered a contest to win a Series 1 Masters of the Universe Eternia Mini figure. I ended up winning and a few weeks later I received my prize from Infinity Toyz OKC! I loved the Masters of the Universe line back when I was a kid in the 80's and I was excited to see which figure I would receive.
This may be old news to most of you, but each Eternia Mini figure from series one is housed in this really detailed Castle Grayskull capsule. Yes, these are "blind bag" toys and I usually don't go for these kinds of toys, but come on..it's MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!!!
I cracked open the secrets of Castle Grayskull and was very pleased to find the most powerful man in the universe staring back at me! Yes, I got He-Man!!! I actually like the "deformed" sculpting of this figure. If you can get past the short legs on this guy, the sculpt is really very good. The details in the armor, belt and wrist braclets are extremely similar to the original 80's Mattel release.
You can also mount your figures to the top of Castle Grayskull for some cool posing opportunities. Series 2 figures come packaged in a Snake Mountain capsule. I definitely need to get one of those to put on the shelf next to this little guy!
The Sword Of Power easily slips in and out of He-Man's mighty grip and once again the amount of detail in the accessory is excellent!
There are a total of 8 figures in series one of the Eternia Minis and I will be on the hunt for some of these guys. Skeletor is a must, but I also would really like to add Buzz-Off too. He was one of the first Masters of the Universe figures I owned back in the day and I have fond memories of playing with him with my brother in the back of my Mom's station wagon. Thanks for this great prize Infinity Toyz OKC!!!!
Update: After posting this article, Infinity Toyz OKC came through in the clutch again and sent me the fantastic BuzzOff and Skeletor Eternia Minis! Love these guys! Thanks again!