In the 1970s and 1980s, there were all sorts of excellent mini figures released as premiums with food in Spain and Portugal. One of my favorites is the Matutano Monstruos set which I previously covered here. I recently completed another of these sets, and it's an amazing one that I'm incredibly excited about--Masters of the Universe!
|You can even fit He-Man & Skeletor on top of their beasts!|
The figures are smaller than typical mini figures like MUSCLE or Monster in My Pocket, but very nicely detailed for their size. They are made of a light, hard plastic and come in many different colors. As shown above, the colors I'm aware of are red, yellow, flesh, orange, dark green, light green, dark blue, and light blue. I'm not sure if there are any others.
A full set consists of 20 different sculpts. The lineup includes two different sculpts each of He-Man and Skeletor, as well as Man-e-Faces, Beast Man, Mer-Man, Tri-Klops, Castle Grayskull, Battle Cat, Teela, Stratos, Ram-Man, Man-at-Arms, Fisto, Mekaneck, Zodac, Evil-Lyn, Trap Jaw, and Panthor.
Let's take a closer look at some of the figures...
Here's a bunch of the good guys. How fan-frickin'-tastic is that little Castle Grayskull? I think it's actually my favorite figure of the set.
And now some of the baddies. I really dig Beast Man and Trap Jaw and was happy to get them in these particular colors.
This photo shows how the Dunkin figures compare to other MOTU minis, including the newly-released MOTUSCLE figures from Super7 and the '80s vending machine bootlegs, with each set's take on Mer-Man serving as the models. How great is it that at least three different Mer-Man mini figures exist in the world?
And there we have the Panrico Dunkin MOTU minis. I was thrilled to not only find out that these were made, but to also be able to track down a set. I love 'em.
What do you think of them?