whose look changed drastically throughout the early years of MOTU, so it's interesting to have different variations of her. The Loyal Subjects seems to love the minicomic variants, so let's check out this somewhat rare variant of the Sorceress after the break...
Height: 3 inches
Articulation: Swivel ankles, hinged knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, double balljointed shoulders, swivel wrists, and a
Accessories: Staff and bio-card.
Non-Scalper Price: $13- $15 dollars
* The Sorceress looks fantastic in pink. Seriously, it's a color not seen too often in MOTU (even Princess of Power doesn't have too many characters with this much pink) and it manages to stand out. Couple the eye-catching pink color scheme with the excellent bird-like motif of the Sorceress' outfit and you've got a pretty nice looking figure. The paintwork is quite sharp here and everything looks very neat and clean.
* The headsculpt is quite lovely as well, particularly due to the very clean paint applications on the eyes and mouth. The Sorceress' headdress appears to be a separate piece permanently attached over the figure's head, giving it a more "layered" feel.
* I like the wings on the back. They're made from a somewhat pliable plastic although they're clearly not meant to move. It's simple but the work on the feathers is rather nice.
* While the joints don't have a terribly great range of motion, the fact that The Loyal Subjects puts so many joints on these little figures is impressive. You can definitely have fun picking Teela'na and messing around with her. These Acton Vinyls make excellent little desktop toys to keep you occupied during a boring conference call or when you're waiting for something to load on your computer.
* The Sorceress includes her staff. The staff was originally included with the vintage action figure of the Sorceress, which was released rather late in the line (in 1987) and has since become a key part of most action figures of the Sorceress.
* To add a bit more personalization and fun to each release The Loyal
Subjects adds a bio card in with each figure. It's a cool little extra that uses the MOTUC
bio for the Sorceress. The back features a checklist for series 2, as well.
* The Sorceress' hips are true balljoints, which is great, but unfortunately they have the tendency to pop off. Just be careful when popping it back on and you should be OK. It's still kind of annoying, though.
* Because of her wings and the back of her bird-like hood, the Sorceress tends to fall over. Actually, it's very, very difficult to keep her standing up. I kind of wish these little figures had stands or something. I don't want her to constantly topple over on my shelf!
For more of the Sorceress I've also reviewed the green Series 2 M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, the VYNL Sorceress, and the Mega Construx Sorceress included with Castle Grayskull.
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