MOTU Wave 5 – 1986

Masters of the Universe Wave 5 – 1986


The fifth Masters of the Universe wave gave us 14 brand new figures in 1986, along with several  new vehicles, creatures, and accessories. Apparently, Eternia is full of evil, because a third group of baddies known as the Snake Men arrived for this wave, led by King Hiss. Mattel also created two new playsets, with the Slime Pit and massive Eternia Playset. The Eternia set was definitely a highlight of the wave. In total, 1986 would provide the largest number of product released for any MOTU wave.

For more information about Mattel’s Masters of the Universe line from 1986, see bottom of the page for a complete summary.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Figures

The fifth wave of figures for the Masters of the Universe line contained a series high 14 brand new figures, which included new versions of He-Man and Skeletor as well.

Dragstor

Market Value:
Carded $160 – $245
Loose $30 – $50

Dragstor: Evil Horde
Accessories: Crossbow, Ripcord, Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Dragstor was basically a MOTU Transformer. When you pulled the ripcord through the slot, he turned into the pursuit machine.

Extendar

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $225
Loose $25 – $45

Extendar: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Shield, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Extendar was a pretty wild looking figure (aren’t they all?). He had multiple body parts that would extend, such as his torso, legs, arms, and neck.

Flying Fists He-Man

Market Value:
Carded $500 – $650
Loose $75 – $125

Flying Fists He-Man
Accessories: Mace, Shield, Clip,
Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This fourth version of He-Man featured a button on his waist that would allow his arms to go back and forth in a shuffling type punching motion.

Horde Trooper

Market Value:
Carded $250 – $350
Loose $80 – $110

Horde Trooper: Evil Horde
Accessories: Spear, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Horde Trooper was the foot soldier for the Evil Horde. He would explode when you pushed the big red button on his chest.

Hurricane Hordak

Market Value:
Carded $300 – $400
Loose $50 – $75

Hurricane Hordak: Evil Horde
Accessories: Propeller, Mace, Shield, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Hordak gets his second version figure with spinning arms and lots of different weapons that can also spin, when they’re in his hands.

King Hiss

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $225
Loose $25 – $45

King Hiss: Snake Men
Accessories: Staff, Shield, Armor, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: King Hiss was the leader of the Snake Men, a new threat to He-Man’s team. He actually has a snake body underneath his armor.

Multi-Bot

Market Value:
Boxed $130 – $190
Loose $40 – $60

Multi-Bot: Evil Horde
Accessories: Laser, 2 Torsos, 2 Heads, 3 Waists, 4 Arms, 6 Legs, 5 Connector Joints, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This guy is basically another version of Modulok from the year before. With so many parts, there were many different ways to build Multi-Bot.

Rattlor

Market Value:
Carded $140 – $200
Loose $30 – $50

Rattlor: Snake Men
Accessories: Staff, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Fun fact about Rattlor, he actually rattles when shaken. His head would also shoot up when you hit a button near his tail. Also, there are two versions of Rattlor with different colored necks.

Rio Blast

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $225
Loose $40 – $60

Rio Blast: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Gun Backpack, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: MOTU gets an old school gunfighter added to the mix with Rio Blast. He had blasters that would come out in a “shooting” motion when activated, along with his backpack.

Rokkon

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $210
Loose $25 – $45

Rokkon: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Laser , Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The ultimate compliment to something is imitation, and Rokkon was a straight up Transformer. He transformed from a Meteor to a Comet Warrior.

Snout Spout

Market Value:
Carded $140 – $200
Loose $30 – $55

Snout Spout: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Axe, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Any guesses as to what Snout Spout’s special feature was? Yep, you guessed it. He shot water out of his elephant trunk and he carried a large axe.

Stonedar

Market Value:
Carded $130 – $190
Loose $25 – $45

Stonedar: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Shield Weapon, Laser, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Like Rokkon, Stonedar was basically a MOTU Transformer. He could transform from a meteor into a Heroic Comet Warrior.

Terror Claws Skeletor

Market Value:
Carded $500 – $650
Loose $75 – $125

Terror Claws Skeletor: Evil Warriors
Accessories: Terror Claws, Dragon Skull Weapon, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Skeletor’s fourth version figure features shiny new armor and a massive set of claws. The claws would swing around with the traditional power punch twist feature.

Tung Lashor

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $225
Loose $40 – $60

Tung Lasher: Snake Men
Accessories: Staff, Crossbow, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The name sounds a little dirty, but this guy was not to be messed with. His special feature was a button activated tongue, that would shoot back and forth from his mouth.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Exclusive Figures

There were no exclusive figures released for the 5th wave in 1986.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Accessories

Mattel gave us four new accessories for the 5th wave of the MOTU line in 1986, including the extra slime to use with the Slime Pit.

Jet Sled

Market Value:
Carded $100 – $140
Loose $25 – $40

Jet Sled: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Rockets, Armor, Sled
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Jet Sled would strap to a character’s back for flight action. Another configuration for this pack had separate rockets and armor for battle.

MegaLaser

Market Value:
Carded $45 – $70
Loose $10 – $20

MegaLaser: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Laser, Scope, Pack
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: MegaLaser would strap onto to a character’s back for a little laser action. The barrels would go back and forth when the trigger was pushed.

Slime Vat

Market Value:
Sealed $150 – $200
Open $30 – $50

Slime Vat: Evil Horde
Accessories: Green Slime
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was basically the re-fill slime for the Evil Horde’s Slime Pit playset. The slime Mattel used for the set was your standard green slime that had been produced in past years by Mattel. This was a must if you had the Slime Pit.

Stilt Stalker

Market Value:
Carded $50 – $75
Loose $10 – $20

Stilt Stalker: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Stilts, Radar, Scanner, Laser Guns
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Stilt Walker was really handy for various Eternia parades and celebrations. Besides the stilts, it featured laser guns, Radar and a Scanner.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Creatures

Two more creature figure were released for the 1986 wave and both were for the Evil Horde.

Mantisaur

Market Value:
Boxed $150 – $200
Loose $40 – $60

Mantisaur: Evil Horde
Accessories: Saddle
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Like Monstroid, The Mantisaur was a giant creature used by the Evil Horde to fight He-Man and his team on Eternia. Mantisaur was essentially a giant Preying Mantis, and actually had a great look to him. His arms and legs would move around when a button was activated.

Monstroid

Market Value:
Boxed $350 – $450
Loose $75 – $115

Monstroid: Evil Horde
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Evil Horde was always on the lookout for giant monsters to help out their cause. Monstroid was a pretty cool looking figure. He was a giant crab like creature that would spin around to knock his enemies down. To make him spin, you had to wind him up and just watch it go.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Playsets

After already releasing some pretty amazing looking playsets such as Snake Mountain and Castle Grayskull, Mattel gave us the fun Slim Pit and the massive Eternia playset.

Eternia

Market Value:
Boxed $3,500 – $5,000
Loose $900 – $1,200

Eternia Playset: Neutral
Accessories: Central Tower, Grayskull Tower, Viper Tower, Monorail, Weapons Rack, Ladder, Grappling Hooks, Cross Bow, Sword, Wrench, Bow, Laser Guns, Ramps, Manta Ray
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare and considered a “Holy Grail” item for this line
Notes: The words ” Holy Grail Item” are often thrown around in the toy collecting world. Everyone has their own Holy Grail list, but I would almost guarantee the Eternia Playset would be on any MOTU collector’s list. This thing was huge and is the largest and most expensive MOTU playset created. It has 3 separate towers, Central, Grayskull and Viper Tower (Snake Mountain). There is a working monorail that connects the towers and the set comes with a LOT of little accessories and weapons. Due to the high price and size, it was a tough sell back in 1986, which makes it a REALLY tough set to put together nowadays. If you are lucky enough to own one of these, you have truly done something right in your life.

Slime Pit

Market Value:
Boxed $300 – $400
Loose $50 – $100

Slime Pit: Evil Horde
Accessories: Throne, Dinosaur Head, Slime
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Slime Pit was basically the MOTU version of Nickelodeon’s Double Dare. The character was strapped into the chair or throne and green slime was poured onto them from the dinosaur head above. The idea was the slime would put a mind control over the character to work for the Evil Horde. The truth is that the slime was a little messy and a nightmare for collectors who wanted a mint condition figure.

Masters of the Universe – Wave 5 (1986): Vehicles

Mattel gave us two more new Hero vehicles and one for the Evil Horde as part of their fifth wave in 1986.

Blaster Hawk

Market Value:
Boxed $150 – $225
Loose $50 – $75

Blaster Hawk: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Ground Vehicle, Air Vehicle, Radar Dish, Disks
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Blaster Hawk was a rolling launch pad with the actual Hawk ship sitting on top. The ship does actually detach from the base, Both vehicles could shoot out plastic discs from the mouth when you hit the trigger button.

Fright Fighter

Market Value:
Boxed $550 – $700
Loose $125 – $200

Fright Fighter: Evil Horde
Accessories: Cannons, Canopy, Radar Dish, Pinchers, Laser Guns
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: The Fright Fighter was a compact vehicle that fit one Evil Horde figure inside. A trigger would activate the flapping wings and control the front pinchers to grab other figures. It also included a radar scanner and laser guns for battle.

Laser Bolt

Market Value:
Boxed $110 – $1600
Loose $30 – $50

Laser Bolt: Heroic Warriors
Accessories: Two Laser Cannons
Years Released: 1986
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Laser Bolt was a small size motorcycle type vehicle for the Heroic Warriors. There was an extending wheel that would flip out, depending on which mode you wanted the vehicle in, speed mode or attack mode.

This year began on a bit of a strange note, since the hugely popular Masters of the Universe Filmation animated series previously came to an abrupt end on November 21, 1985. This meant that promoting the toy line would now be a bit more challenging for Mattel without the 24 minute long commercial they had each day with the animated series. However, one good thing that happened was that Marvel Comics decided they wanted to get into the act as they jumped on the comic book rights to the MOTU line in 1986, when the DC Comics deal expired (Better late than never). The comic was issued under the new Star Comics brand, which was essentially the kids brand of Marvel Comics. 1986 would also provide the largest number of product for any MOTU line to date. This wave had more figures, playsets or accessories than other previous wave.

The fifth wave of the MOTU line, gave us a new high of 14 brand new figures in 1986. The Heroic Warriors got six new additions with Extendar, Rio Blast, Rokkon, Snout Spout, Stonedar, and a new Flying Fists version of He-Man. The Evil Warriors only got one new addition this wave, a new Terror Claws version of Skeletor. The Evil Horde continued to build their team with Dragstor, Multi-Bot, Horde Trooper and a new Hurricane version of Hordak. Apparently Eternia is full of evil bad guys, because a brand new group of baddies arrived in Wave 5, the Snake Men. They were led by King Hiss and also included Rattlor and Tung Lashor. The MOTU world was definitely growing. We also got more several new vehicles, creatures and other cool accessories for this wave. Mattel gave us two new playsets, including the Slime Pit and the massive Eternia Playset. The Eternia set was without a doubt, a highlight of the year.

Once again, the packaging for the newest wave of the Masters of the Universe line remained virtually identical to the previous waves of the years before. The Masters of the Universe logo sat at the top of the card, just above a red rock explosion that seemed to jump out at you, along with the name of the character above the bubble. Overall, the MOTU packaging was attractive, which helped make the line even more iconic.

He-Man Halloween
Costume

Skeletor Halloween
Costume

Beast Man Halloween Costume

King Hiss Halloween Costume