New Masters Of The Universe Action Figures Include An Aged-Up Evil-Lyn

Mattel releases images of its new Masters Of The Universe: Revelation action figures. Kevin Smith directs the next installment in the media franchise.

Mattel's promotional photos of its new Masters of the Universe toy line reveal a slightly older Evil-Lyn based on the version of the character in Kevin Smith's upcoming series, Masters of the Universe: RevelationThe Clerks director helms the latest television installment in Mattel's fantasy media franchise from the '80s. The franchise is based on action figures produced by the company, which spawned mini-comics based on the characters, followed by animated TV shows, DC Comics, and a live-action movie. Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is the best-known property in the franchise and has become an iconic piece of fantasy pop culture since it premiered in 1983.

Masters of the Universe takes place on a fantasy planet, Eternia, populated by sorcerers of both the good and evil variety, as well as mythical fantasy beings. He-Man is the hero of the story, who uses his superhuman strength to defend Eternia from Skeletor, a power-hungry, dark sorcerer. He-Man's struggle with Skeletor lies at the center of MOTU lore, with supporting characters entering the story on either side of the battle as the franchise developed over time. Netflix announced in 2019 that it had two new MOTU projects in the works: a family-friendly reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Smith's animated sequel series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation. 

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Mattel has released the first images of its upcoming line of action figures ahead of Revelation's July 23 premiere, including an aged-up Evil-Lyn. The line also features imperceptibly older versions of He-Man and Skeletor, as well as the core characters, Moss Man and Battle Cat, He-Man's bulked-up former house pet. The Masterverse collection has six figures total and will be available for purchase on June 15. Each figure is made with 30 points of articulation or more, giving them a greater range of motion, and they come equipped with accessories from the series. Here's what Mattel's new Evil-Lyn action figure will look like with and without her helmet:

Along with the other characters in the toy line, Evil-Lyn is older than she is when she last appears in the main plotline, but only marginally. The action figure's white hair isn't a marker of old age, but rather a physical feature that's consistent with past renditions of the character. Smith's series picks up where the 1983 series left off and seeks to tie up some loose ends that still nag at fans of the old cartoon. The first episode of the new series will resemble the old series, but an unspecified "cataclysmic event" will change the course of the narrative for the rest of the show. Evil-Lyn will be voiced by a perfectly cast Lena Heady, who's joined by Chris Wood as He-Man, Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, and Justin Long as Roboto.

Smith's nostalgic sequel is by a fan, for fans, and clearly intended to capture the spirit of the original. It's only right that Mattel is releasing a new line of action figures to complement the series so that adults who watched He-Man in their youth can relive the full experience. The pitch behind Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a promising one: to wrap up the unfinished storylines and unanswered questions of the original show, while exploring the classic characters on a deeper level. Evil-Lyn is perhaps the most compelling character in the series, as she simultaneously serves as Skeletor's dedicated underling while openly admitting to her ambition to one day overtake him. Mattel's action figure is an exciting sneak peek of the character's newest form.

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Where to Find Wrex’s Family Armor in Mass Effect | Screen Rant

Wrex has a hidden personal mission that makes him loyal to Shepard on completion. Shepard must help Wrex find and retrieve his family's armor.

Several of the alien companions in Mass Effect have Personal Assignments they may request of Shepard as the Commander shows interest in getting to know them personally. Similar to the Loyalty missions in Mass Effect 2, these personal assignments helps Shepard secure the loyalty of their squad. After recruiting all three on the Citadel, Shepard can converse with Tali'Zorah, Garrus, and Wrex, asking them questions to get to know them better. Over time, they may open up about past experiences and request help from Shepard. If Shepard asks Wrex about his family and gets to know him between the main missions in Mass Effect, he will eventually talk about his family's ceremonial armor, which was stolen by pirates during the Krogan Rebellions.

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Shepard can help Wrex find and recover the armor as a side mission in Mass Effect. If they complete this mission, Shepard earns Wrex's trust and Loyalty. This becomes especially important on Virmire, as a loyal Wrex can always be persuaded to stand down and trust Shepard's judgement when it comes to destroying not only Saren's base, but also the potential genophage cure inside. Here's how to find and recover Wrex's family's armor in Mass Effect.

When Wrex tells Shepard about this assignment on the Normandy in Mass Effect, he mentions he wanted to search for the turian profiteer Tonn Actus, who he suspects has his family's armor. His best lead is the planet Tuntau, found in the Phoenix System of the Argus Rho cluster. When he talks to Shepard about it, Wrex will request to be part of the squad if and when they go to retrieve it. Shepard is not required to bring Wrex, but it is a good idea for unique dialogue and plot purposes.

It is also possible to stumble across Tuntau, the secret structure, and the armor entirely by accident while exploring, even before Wrex tells Shepard about it. In this case, Shepard should still speak to Wrex after obtaining the armor if he was not part of the squad that found it. They will still gain his Loyalty, though they may miss some special dialogue from him.

When the squad reaches Tuntau, they will need to find a hidden structure that serves as Tonn Actus' base. Players can find it directly south of where the Mako drops, built into the side of a moderate-sized crater. They will face two Pirate Snipers and a Pirate defending the base, and they can choose to use the Mako's guns to take them down or hop out and defeat these on foot for more XP.

Once inside the base, Shepard and their squad will fight through a small army of Pirates in a sort of warehouse environment. It is usually a good idea to save just before being noticed by enemies, as this fight can be as long as it is difficult. The Pirates move in and out of cover frequently, and many of them have and use the Immunity ability which will prevent Shepard's team from chipping away at their health for a short time. It also allows the Pirates to flank and rush Shepard and their squad, which makes them rather dangerous.

To be successful in combat, players should keep their squad close to cover near the door to make it more difficult for the pirates to get behind their ranks or rush them. They will need to move around the boxes for cover and to reach their targets but should always be mindful of what's behind them. They can also use Overload or Sabotage to take advantage of fuel tanks around the room. There is one near Tonn Actus' starting location, and using Override to detonate it will usually kill the pirate on the spot.

Once the room has been cleared, Shepard can find a door on the far side from the entrance that leads to some stairs. At the top of the stairs in the next room, they should go left to find a room containing tons of loot and a safe to decrypt. Shepard will need to decrypt the safe manually or using omni-gel, so it may be a good idea to bring a squadmate like Tali with a higher score in decryption to improve the chances of unlocking it.

If Wrex is in the squad when Shepard unlocks the safe, he has some unique dialogue. If not, Shepard should talk to Wrex following this mission to give him his family's armor. Either way, the mission will register as complete when players unlock the safe.

As long as players complete this mission ahead of the famous Mass Effect mission Virmire: Assault, Shepard will be able to save Wrex by convincing him to stand down. They should be able to use the dialogue options, I wouldn't do this otherwise or We are to calm him down. They may also still be able to use the Charm or Intimidate route as well, if preferred.

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition launches May 14 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with forward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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