Tuesday 4 October 2022

Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Masters of the Universe franchise, Mattel has announced the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset goes on sale on Mattel Creations on 12th October, which marks the toy line's 40th birthday.

"Join the Battle for Eternia! Locked in an everlasting war, this Eternia playset is swarming with action-packed features and hidden surprises. The Grayskull Tower and the Viper Tower flank the Eternia Tower as the forces of good and evil wage war. March into combat and fund the playset for the ultimate centerpiece to your MOTU collection."

Whilst I was fortunate enough to own both Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain playsets as cherished Christmas and Halloween gifts respectively, I never saw the original Eternia playset, a holy grail, at my local toy store.

This Mattel Creations crowdfunded project requires a minimum of 5,000 backers for the $550.00 playset (before international shipping and import duties), which will ship on or before 29th March 2024.

The 5,000 backer threshold is lower than most HasLab crowdfunding projects. So, it's evident Mattel wants to produce the Eternia playset as the highlight of its Masters of the Universe celebrations. Early bird backers will receive King Grayskull.

Personally, I stopped collecting Masters of the Universe action figures after the Four Horsemen Studios' amazing Classics line concluded on Matty Collector. This Eternia playset looks amazing. However, I won't be backing it due to the cost of living crisis.

Will you be backing the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset? Did you own the original? Are you enjoying MOTUesday? What are your thoughts on multinational toy companies pivoting to crowdfunding? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. Jeepers.

    United Kingdom £641 + £150 shipping = £791

    Who's got £791 to spend on something like this?

    I'm seeing a few hundred pounds of value here, but I'd rather spend that much money on some ultimate collector series lego. If this came with a full set of MOTU figures, there would be more value maybe.

    I get that it's four feet wide and three feet tall - but it's still made of plastic and only comes with a couple of figures, very expensive for what it is. I had Grayskull and Snake Mountain along with *lots* of figures in my childhood. Just not seeing the value here at all.

    1. As much as I'd like to add this holy grail to my collection, it's far too expensive. I'll live vicariously via fellow MOTU fans who've backed it.

  2. As someone who didn't collect any of the original MOTU I won't be backing this one... BUT! I do remember the joy of enormous plastic toys from my youth, that excitement when you saw the BIG box by the Christmas tree.

    As a toy collector, it's great to see Mattel using the crowdfunding method to bring back some of these treasures from my youth. I can't wait to see what's coming next 😃

    1. I did back the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank on HasLab!


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