HE-MAN VEHICLES AND PLAYSETS:
As any other “important” action figure toy-line, He-Man (MOTU-NA) had a short series of vehicles and playsets. I own the two vehicles I am showing in this entry.
Both are still in their boxes, and they have never been opened. They cannot be opened without tearing the cardboard box, since the sides of the box are glued. That’s why I will just show pictures of the boxes. I do not want to open them, although these toys are relatively inexpensive. I got mine from a friend at a “friend-price”.
Bolajet is the smallest vehicle in the 1st wave and it is a mixture between a flying motorbike and a gun. The toy has a handle and a trigger which activates the two red balls and shoots them at the same time. These ball are tied together with a string, so you can use them as “bolas” (Bolas => Bolajet) to capture enemies.
The Shuttle Pod belongs to the evil forces and is some kind of small flying object. This vehicle can be attached to the Terrapod as indicated on the back of the box. The nicest detail for me is the “trunk” that has place for several weapons. The wings also move up and down.
And to finish this article, let’s check which vehicles and playsets were released through the different waves of He-Man:
- Astrosub (ref. 1986)
- Bolajet (ref. 3534)
- Shuttle Pod / Dreadwing (ref. 3336)
- Starship Eternia (ref. 2133)
- Terrorclaw / Terrapod (ref. 2268)
- Nordor (ref. 3548)
- Battle Bird (ref. 1262)
- Doomcopter / Skull Copter (ref. 9960)
- Terrortread / Dread Tread (ref. 1887)
I leave the battle accessories (Rocket Disk Power Pack and Turbo-Tormentor) as well as the “DeLuxe” figure Sagitar /Tharkus for future entries.
The role playing accessories that were also available do not interest me, and I don’t think they will ever appear in this blog. They were He-Man’s Power Sword, Skeletor’s Skull Staff, plus two wrist accessories that made battle sounds: the Thunder Punch and the Terror Punch.
About the toys, they have sizes ranging between these two toys (which are the smallest ones) and the huge playsets Starship Eternia and Nordor.
In the first wave, the heroes had a clear advantage over the evil forces because they had one vehicle more than them (the Starship Eternia). With the second wave, the evil forces were provided with the counterpart to S. Eternia: Nordor, which is also a very big playset.
3rd Wave’s vehicles are quite rare and can be very expensive. I have never seen them as I have never seen wave 4 figures from this collection.
|Page of the traditional Christmas catalogue from Galerías Preciados|
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: BOLAJET and SHUTTLE POD / DREADWING
- Toy Line: He-Man (also New Adventures of He-Man) (Wave 1)
- Year: 1989
- Company: Mattel (U.S.A.)
- Size of the vehicles: Around 20 cms long each