I was flipping through some old comics books the other day, and came across some random title from 1984. As I was flipping through it, I came across a bevy of kick-ass old advertisements. These are too cool not to share, so here is the first one.
We’re starting things off with my favorite one of the batch. Up until I saw this, I never had any idea that Monogram made model kits of the MOTU vehicles. I was big into model kits back in the day, and He-Man was my hero, so how this escaped me for all this time is mind-boggling. This Talon FIghter and Attak Trak just look bad-ass, and I wonder if any of these kits could still be found on eBay?
Yep. A quick search pulled up an Attack Trak kit still sealed in its box for $225.
Digging a little deeper, I also find a Roton still in its box for $92! That seems like a steal. The box looks a little beat up, but I’d personally be looking to pick one up to put together, not leave in the box.
And with even more digging, I just found the Talon Fighter! It says it’s complete and the only thing I see missing is the plastic wrap from around the box is missing. It’s currently listed for $95. You can click on any of the links I added to go right to the auction listings for each.
So what say you? Do you even remember these things? The prices sound reasonable in today’s market? I’m going to have to think on this for a bit.
I don’t remember them from when I was a kid, but I’ve seen stuff about them since. If I’m not mistaken, I think these are actually scaled so that the action figures can pilot them, just like the Mattel versions.
These were always odd to be because they had these cockpit covers that most of the originals didn’t have. That, and the boxes featured art with unnamed characters that would eventually be realized in the Masters of the Universe Classics line — I think they were dubbed “the Fighting Foe Men”?