Monday, February 18, 2019

Minifigure Review: Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe: Mega Construx by Mattel

   Today I'm checking out the first of the two series 4 Masters of the Universe figures from Mattel's Mega Construx line of single packed minifigures: Evil-Lyn! Alongside Man-at-Arms (who I'll be reviewing soon), Evil-Lyn adds another figure to the MOTU line and another Evil Warrior to Skeletor's legions. While the Battle for Eternia Collection and the Wind Raider Attack set come on Masters of the Universe specific packaging, the single packed figures are part of Mega Construx's line consisting of characters from other various properties including Aliens, Hellboy, God of War, and Star Trek. These are strongly influenced by the vintage Masters of the Universe figures and have turned out to be some really fun toys. Let's check out Evil-Lyn after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 inches

Articulation: Hinged knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/ hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Five piece staff, shoulder cuff, and three piece display stand.

Non-Scalper Price: $5-$6 dollars
 The Positives:

* As you can probably guess if you're a MOTU fan, Evil-Lyn shares her body with the Mega Construx Teela figure. That was true in the vintage line and in Masters of the Universe Classics and it's the same case here, too. The paintwork is quite sharp for this being a 2 inch figure. Most of the little deficiencies you might see on your screen here are probably invisible to the naked eye.

* If you haven't played with one of these yet, you need to. They are very, very impressive. The articulation is incredible! Seriously, these are some of the most well articulated toys you will find. They're durable, poseable, and really, really fun. Heck, you can even customize them easily, too. These are pure hand candy!

 * Evil-Lyn has nice headsculpt with solid paintwork. I love the green eye shadow!

 * Like on Teela, the bicep cuffs are removable as well. These are used on a number of the figures and serve as wrist cuffs on the male figures.

* Evil-Lyn includes a silver staff/ wand that's made out of five different pieces. The tip is a unique piece that looks like the orb atop the vintage Evil-Lyn's staff.

* To help display these, each figure includes a stand. The stands are made out of three pieces and feature a Grayskull green base and a nameplate with the character's name printed in silver.
 The Negatives:

* I've liked most of the accessories in this line but Evil Lyn's leaves me feeling a bit flat. The orb on the top is far too small while the silver color seems like a strange choice. The other figures match the colors of their vintage accessories but Evil-Lyn's is silver, not blue. Blue would have been far more fun.
     Minor complaints about her staff, Evil-Lyn is still a very cool minifigure. I love these little figures and while I'm not sure I'll end up with all of the playsets and vehicles I definitely want to keep grabbing figures. These are really fun and the articulation is exceptional! Evil-Lyn is a Great and a 1/2 figure and well worth tracking down. Lots of folks are selling these for higher prices online but keep in mind that Wal-Mart seems to be stocking these frequently, so keep checking your stores. They should turn up eventually as the line seems quite popular with solid distribution.

If you're a fan of Evil-Lyn I've also reviewed the M.U.S.C.L.E. Evil-Lyn from the Masters of the Universe green boxed set.

For more Masters of the Universe: Mega Construx, check out the following:
Battle for Eternia Collection


  1. Found Man-At-Arms, Hellboy and all the rest, but some scalper peeled all the Evil-Lyn out. Hope he don't sell a one! :P

    1. I was very tempted by Hellboy but his lack of coat definitely caused me to be less interested. Plus, I found him at the same time as I found MAA, Evil-Lyn, and the Battle for Eternia set, so I didn't want to spend any more money. Hopefully you'll run into her again soon.


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