Height: 1 3/4-1 7/8ths inches
Non-Scalper Price: $6
* These figures are clearly based on the vintage toyline rather than the Filmation cartoon or the Masters of the Universe Classics line. He-Man has his power sword and shield out and ready for battle! The sword is a bit odd looking but the detail on his shoes, boots, and harness are quite nice.
*Teela is decked out in her serpent battle armor and is wielding her serpent staff (AKA the staff of Ka). If you consider these official M.U.S.C.L.E. figures (since Mattel licensed them out) then, as far as I'm aware, Teela is the first female M.U.S.C.L.E. I was a bit concerned that her staff would be brittle or bent but it seems to be just fine.
*Man-At-Arms looks fantastic and very M.U.S.C.U.L.ar. The details on his armor are quite crisp and sharp for the scale. The way his arm is positioned too with his mace held high definitely works for mimicking the original little pink rubber wrestlers. I like the decision to make his "mask" higher to cover more of his face, too. It gives him a bit more of a mysterious aura.
*The color on these is a bit off. Not a complete miss, but I wish they weren't as shiny as they are. Compare He-Man to some vintage M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and you'll notice the difference. Most lines crafting pink minifigures try to adhere to the established M.U.S.C.L.E. shade as closely as possible. Hopefully Super 7 will nail it the next time around.
* One of the selling points of the vintage MOTU line (and even MOTUC) was that the figures were visibly chunkier and beefier than everything else on the market. It's odd, then, that Super 7 made the M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. figures a bit scrawnier than the standard M.U.S.C.L.E. guys. The proportions aren't the same nor is the size of their footprint. M.U.S.C.L.E.s tended to have large feet to keep them standing but these guys have small feet and tip over easily.
I've reviewed plenty of MOTU figures, including:
End of Wars Weapon Pak
The Fighting Foe Men
Galactic Protector He-Man
Galactic Protector She-Ra
Loo-Kee and Kowl
Ninja Warrior/ Ninjor
Rokkon & Stonedar
Rotar and Twistoid
Sky High with Jet Sled
Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hsss
Spirit of Hordak
The Unnamed One
These are pretty cool!ReplyDelete
I know, right? I love the concept. The execution isn't perfect but I have hope they'll improve things in the future.Delete