Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Black Tomahawk #145 from M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel

 When you think of Halloween, do you think of being chased through some frightening and remote location by a hulking shirtless man wielding dual axes? If your answer is "Yes!" then you are going to love today's review during "The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror. Today I'm checking out another spooky minifigure: Black Tomahawk from Mattel's 1986 M.U.S.C.L.E. line. I've always wanted to watch the original Kinnikuman series that these characters come from it seems to be very difficult to find a way to actually legally watch the show. From what I've been able to ascertain, Black Tomahawk is one of the Space Bandits or Space Samurai, a group of warriors from deep space led by the terrifying Black King. For me personally, Black Tomahawk's claim to fame is that he is one of the toys I've owned for the longest time: He was part of the first four pack of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures my parents ever bought for me. Not only is he crazy scary, but there's a sentimental quality here, too! How can you beat that? Let's take a look at this dual wielding monstrosity after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 1 7/8ths inches

M.U.S.C.L.E. #: 145

Originally Sold in: 4 and 10 packs.

Year of Release: 1986. Probably.

* Black Tomahawk is an impressive looking minifigure due to his dual tomahawks. Looking back, I'm still impressed by how crisp the details are on M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. They are still the minifigures by which I judge all others.

* Black Tomahawk has a pretty crazy face. Looking at some stills of the character from the anime, it appears that the lines are supposed to be some sort of green tattoos.
  I'm not saying that Black Tomahawk should star in his own horror movie; I'm just saying that he seems like a character with untapped potential who should definitely become a horror icon and star in a series of never ending films with at least one installment being dubbed "The Final Cut" but that film should only be like the fifth or sixth film in the series with at least nine sequels coming after that. As a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, this guy is pure Epic and definitely stands out from his peers due to his sheer menace.

If you are looking for more reviews of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, check out the following:

M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel (1986)
#009 Wakusei Barukan
#080 Paper Miira
#179 Black Buffalo
#212 Parthenon 

M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7 (2016)
Pack A: (Alien, Ash, and Ripley) 
Pack B: (Alien Egg, Kane in Spacesuit, and Parker) 
Pack C: (Attack Alien, Brett, and Kane with Facehugger)
Pack D: (Dallas, Kane with Chestburster, and Lambert)

M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe by Super7 (2015)
#1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green)
He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms
Purple Skeletor & Skeletoken
Ram Man, Buzz-Off, & Man-E-Faces
Skeletor, Beast Man, & Trap Jaw
Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Mega Man by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (Mega Man, Ice Man, and Sniper Joe)
Pack B: (Mega Man Firing, Metall, and Fire Man) 
Pack C: (Dr. Wily, Cut Man, and Guts Man) 
Pack D: (Dr. Light, Bomb Man, and Elec Man)

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Street Fighter II by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (M. Bison, Ryu, and Vega)
Pack B: (Balrog, Dhalsim, and Ken)
Pack C: (Blanka, Guile, and Sagat)
Pack D: (Chun-Li, E. Honda, and Zangief) 

For more 31 Days of Toy Terror from this year and the past, check out this link!

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