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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Action Figure Review: She-Ra (Galactic Protector) from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel
I love She-Ra and I've been looking forward to Galactic Protector She-Ra since she was first announced. She-Ra didn't appear in any vintage media related to The New Adventures of He-Man meaning that this is a newly designed figure. In one of the best decisions made in the Masters of the Universe Classics story, She-Ra was depicted in her Galactic Protector outfit in the mini comic that came with The Unnamed One. I have to admit that this is one of the coolest She-Ra variants we've seen; it's an excellent blend of sci-fi and fantasy! Galactic Protector She-Ra is the November figure for the Club Etheria mini subscription and is the fifth of the six figures in the sub-line. Read all about the awesomeness that is Galactic Protector She-Ra after the break...
Height: 7 inches tall.
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, a swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Futuristic sword of protection, shield, belt with holster, pistol, removable visor, and a cape with a sheathe.
* I love the portrait on this figure! The helmet is just awesome as it nicely blends She-Ra's fantasy based tiara with a more sci-fi styled helmet. Plus, the removable goggles really look great in person. They stay on securely, are easily removed, are unnecessary if you don't like them! They helmet looks fine with the goggles removed!
*I really like the design choices made here to translate She-Ra's "look" into the New Adventures aesthetic. While she has white and silver instead of red and gold, both Glactic Protector She-Ra and Galactic Protector He-Man utilize blue and translucent green to convey the futuristic nature of their outfits. I'm really intrigued that She-Ra's outfit, while futuristic, has a more organic vibe to it than He-Man's more mechanical looking outfit. It's an interesting look for She-Ra that I'm really digging.
Seahawk have energy shields that look like birds. Coincidence? Probably.
*Nothing. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this figure. She is amazing!
I've reviewed a ton of other MOTUC figures, including:
End of Wars Weapon Pak
The Fighting Foe Men
Galactic Protector He-Man
Loo-Kee and Kowl
Rokkon & Stonedar
Sky High with Jet Sled
Spirit of Hordak
The Unnamed One