Kobra Khan Camuflado figure released by Top Toys in Argentina back in 1987. As I said in yesterday's review of the Blood-Red Beast Man, a rare foreign variant is a pretty good selection for a convention variation. Also, the organizers of Power-Con allowed any fans to pre-order these and have them delivered directly to their homes. They charged the standard entry-fee for the con to help offset some costs but they also sent out a con badge and six beautiful art prints out which I think is more than fair. The figures were a bit pricier than your average Masters of the Universe Classics figure ( and there was a bizarre no exchanges policy that didn't inspire a whole lot of confidence) but considering how limited the run was and that these were created for a fairly small convention, the price doesn't seem too unfair. Ready for a closer look at Camo Khan, the Evil Camouflaged Master of Snakes? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 3/4 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbow, swivel wrists, and a double ball-jointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $45 dollars (with convention ticket purchase)
*While many collector targeted lines have improved their articulation greatly over the eight years since MOTUC debuted it's still a pretty good articulation model. This feels like a quality figure with nice, tight joints. These guys are still really fun to play with and I have no problem with them.
* Gold claws. Camo Khan has gold Buzz-Off claws. These things are gilded, nasty looking, and probably cost quite a bit of money. They're also one of the more unique elements of the original vintage Kobra Khan Camuflado figure, so it's nice to see them here. If Auric Goldfinger and Lady Slither had a baby, it would have hands like Camo Khan.
* Camo Khan also has gold clawed feet. Again, this is done to recreate the vintage Argentinian variant, so it works. Green and gold, huh? I gotta admit, I just love the way this looks on ol' Camo Khan. It's so bizarre but almost equally incredible. It's like a standard Snake Man figure if he were an exclusive to Kirkland's.
* Not only is Camo Khan covered with dark camouflage blotches but he's also a much darker shade of green than the original Kobra Khan. It's a great look that separates him nicely from the first figure and captures the cool camouflaged theme. This guy really looks like he could hide in the woulds and be nearly invisible. If Hit & Run and Pythona from G.I. Joe had a baby, it would look like Kobra Khan.
* Camo Khan comes with the Clawful mace, which is accurate to the original vintage variant (he has also been found packaged with a brown mace and Buzz-Off's axe). Unfortunately, it feels a bit light as the only accessory. I would have loved to have received the alternate head the standard Khan was packaged with or a camouflaged Snake Men too. The mace also feels a bit flimsy and has stress marks out of the package. Not sure what the deal there was.
I haven't reviewed any other Kobra Khan figures on here but I have reviewed plenty of other Masters of the Universe Classics figures:
Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel
"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