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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Minifigure Review: Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man from M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. by Super 7
Height: 1 3/4 to 1 7/8ths inches
Non-Scalper Price: $6
*Whiplash is an excellent mini. His character design and the bulkiness of the sculpt really play well with the M.U.S.C.L.E. aesthetic. The tail on the back is a great feature and his skin texture is quite detailed.
*I like Tri-Klops although I'm a bit perplexed as to why Super7 opted to not include his sword as part of the sculpt. Teela, He-Man, Man-At-Arms, and Skeletor got their weapons while everyone else didn't. Regardless, this is still a fine sculpt with some excellent details. It's incredible how well Super 7 captured the details of the vintage figures.
* I love Mer-Man! He looks so crazy! The pose is great and I love his open mouthed look. He really fits well into the M.U.S.C.L.E. aesthetic, too.
*One of the cool things in this set is that Whiplash and Mer-Man, due to their bulkier frames, look much better in the M.U.S.C.L.E. aesthetic. Some of the figures look a bit too slender but not these guys.
*I hope in the future Super 7 tries a bit harder to match the color of the plastic to the traditional M.U.S.C.L.E. standard pink. These guys are quite shiny and end up looking a bit like some of the knock-off M.U.S.C.L.E. figures we found in vending machines as kids.
*These guys are just a but too rubbery. They're not full on squishy but the texture is definitely closer to Monster in my Pocket than M.U.S.C.L.E. Hopefully future releases will correct this issue as it also affects how securely these guys can stand.
I've reviewed the other three sets of these as well as plenty of other MOTUC figures:
Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel (2008)
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