Shokoti, was already released as part of the Filmation series back in 2013, so it's nice to have him. Now that the vintage line is complete, every figure we get just feels like extra icing on the cake, you know? Let's take a closer look at Lord Masque after the break...
Height: 7 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories:Sword, shield, harness, and cape.
Non-Scalper Price: $24-$27 dollars
* While he's lacking ankle rockers, Lord Masque is otherwise your average MOTUC figure. That means he has good, solid articulation, nice tight joints, and excellent quality control. He's a fun figure to play around with as he just looks so cool and evil!
* While Lord Masque is definitely a very basic MOTUC figure (basic body with new harness, cape, and head), his headsculpt really stands out. It definitely has some Filmation inspiration here in terms of the way it's sculpted but I don't think it looks out of place at all in MOTUC. Lord Masque is a really cool looking villain and definitely fits in with the Sword and Sorcery vibe of the earliest MOTU character designs. This guy absolutely looks like he should have been in the vintage MOTU toyline.
* Not only does Lord Masque feature a nice removable cape but the harness he wears across his chest is removable. In fact, it's easy to remove and put back on. While it's a simple piece, the harness is really well designed. It has a great leathery texture and snaps closed perfectly. I hope the engineering on the armor for the rest of the year is as good as this.
"Thunder Punch" He-Man figure. It seems like an odd pairing but these are cool accessories and they look awesome with Masque. Heck, the logo on the shield could also be a stylized M, eh? Whether you give these to a NA He-Man or keep them with Lord Masque as magical bound weapons, you'll enjoy them.
*Other than the lack of ankle rockers, the only negative I have is that the paint lines on Lord Masque's mask are a bit messy. Not terribly noticeable, though. This guy may not be the most exciting MOTUC figure ever but he's a pretty solid toy.
Shokoti, I've reviewed plenty of other MOTUC figures as well, including:
Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel (2008)
"Buzz Saw" Hordak
End of Wars Weapon Pak
The Fighting Foe Men
Galactic Protector He-Man
Galactic Protector She-Ra
Heads of Eternia
Laser Power He-Man & Laser Light Skeletor
Loo-Kee and Kowl
Mara of Primus
Ninja Warrior/ Ninjor
Rokkon & Stonedar
Rotar and Twistoid
Sky High with Jet Sled
Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hsss
Spirit of Grayskull
Spirit of Hordak
Terror Claws Skeletor & Flying Fists He-Man
The Unnamed One