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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Action Figure Review: Prince Adam from Masters of the Universe by Super7
Height: 5 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge hips, spring loaded swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Power sword, vest, belt, and art card.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*On the left is Prince Adam while Super7's He-Man is on the right. As you can see, Adam and He-Man use the same bodies, just like their vintage counterparts. The headsculpts are the same, too, though Adam's skin is a bit lighter and his hair is a bit more yellow.
* Prince Adam looks just like you would expect: He-Man in pink and purple with brighter yellow hair. Adam is a nice looking figure that could easily fool a more casual observer into believing he really is a vintage MOTU figure. The proportions are right, the colors are fairly close, and the figure definitely "feels" like a vintage toy.
* Super7 did a nice job in crafting Prince Adam's vest. It absolutely is made from soft goods and features a separate, removable elastic belt. You can remove everything (though it's a bit of a hassle).
* Prince Adam is articulated just like his vintage counterparts with the exception of his swivel/hinge hips (these take the place of the rubber bands of the vintage toys). He stands well, feels solid and sturdy, and you can kind of make it look like he's dancing.
* All of Super7's neo-vintage figures feature spring loaded swivel waists. I still have no idea what sorcery causes these figures to be able to punch like this but it works pretty well. It's fun to have a genuine action feature in a MOTU figure again, allowing Prince Adam to punch and slice his foes with just a turn of the waist.
* Not only does Prince Adam come with his Power Sword, but here we get it in a magenta color, just like the vintage toy. It's a cool accessory that mixes the look and color of the vintage toy accessory with the shape of the Filmation Power Sword. It's a solid weapon and the toy can hold it well.
* I really am quite fond of the art cards included with these figures. They kind of mimic the look of the minicomics in the vintage packaging but they're a simple cardstock art print. On the front is a really cool image of Prince Adam from Eamon O'Donoghue while the back features an image of the Filmation model of the character and some text.
* Prince Adam features the same headsculpt as Super7's standard He-Man figure, which is true to the vintage design of the toy, but I really would have liked a new headsculpt. Considering that these are inspired by the Filmation animated series, a friendlier or smiling face for Prince Adam would have been incredible.
* I know Adam is know for his pink vest but here I think it looks too pastel. It's really more of a magenta or hit pink in the series, whereas this vest seems to be the same color of pink as you might expect to find on a baby blanket. Had it been a bit darker or had a bit more red in it, I think it would have looked even better and more accurate.
Are you a fan of He-Man/ Prince Adam? Then check out my archive of multiple He-Man and Prince Adam reviews!
For more reviews from Super7's Masters of the Universe line, check out the following: