The 80s apparent fascination with rock-based action figures was either a stroke of updated Pet Rock genius, or proof that toy designers were flat out of ideas by the ends of both the Masters of the Universe and GoBots toylines.
"Nuthin' here but us rocks. Move along."
While I admit I DID buy into the Rock Lords faction of the GoBots (and had quite a few of them I might add,) I had moved on from MOTU by the time Stonedar made his appearance. There was another character called Rokkon who was more boulder-ish, while Stonedar looks like a meteor or some type of space debris. Both transformed in the same fashion into mighty Masterrrrrrs of the Universe-erse-erse-erse!
Stonedar's "change" is actually quite inspired, and his joints all move nice and free in much the same way most MOTU figures did, so he could probably sit in some of the vehicles and certainly fit right in with the castle playsets. Unfortunately his hands can't really grip anything so they designed him to have a satellite dish type weapon that clicks into his belly (which I don't have.)
He has a rather odd space-man ish look to him, but he is still pretty neat and clever and if I were still into Masters of the Universe when he came out I would surely have wanted him. Thanks to the magic of the swap meet, I have him now. Yay swap meet!
Next up is another recent swap meet find, Magmar - Evil leader of the bad guy faction of the Rock Lords.
I didn't have Magmar as a kid, but I did have Sticks N' Stones who I previously blogged about, so now my sole Rock Lord has a leader!
Okay it's your turn; commence with the cheesy rock-based comments like "this post rocked" or "Magmar rokksors my sokxsors!"