In a response to my earlier post about the 1983 and 1984 Power Lords toy catalogs (posted here), battlegrip.com reader Kevin zeroed in on the 1984 Power Lords Beast Machines toys and called it when he said:
“I had no idea He-Man showed up as a cyborg Beast Machine in Power Lords!”
Described as “half beast and half machine” in the 1984 Power Lords catalog, the Beast Machines are tank tread bases with humanoid torsos, heads, and arms . . . and they’re fairly easy to build when you realize that the new Power Lords action figures (available at the Four Horsemen webstore) use the Glyos System joints. That means there are several places to order parts to construct modern versions:
Pretty awesome when you stop and think about it. Now I’m waiting to see what sort of bizarre contraptions people build after looking at the Power Lords catalog and then diving into their collections of Glyos parts.
- TGB Kabuto Mushii Glyos Action Figures Available Now (battlegrip.com)
- Odds ‘n Ends > Glyos & Power Lords drops, Funko Legacy rumors (poeghostal.com)
- Power Lords Exclusives at New York Comic Con! (thefwoosh.com)