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Monday, November 11, 2019
Action Figure Review: Evil-Lyn 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 neck.
Accessories: Cape, 2 wands, Coridite crystals, and an art card.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Super7's Evil-Lyn is in the center here, and I have Super7's Teela (on the left) and Mattel's vintage Evil-Lyn (on the right) for comparison. This time around Evil-Lyn and Teela don't share a body sculpt: only their limbs. Looking at the vintage figure, you can see how different the skin tone is on this version, along with the small changes in the outfit.
* I really am glad that Super7 gave Evil-Lyn her own outfit this time around. Yeah, it's similar to Teela's, but it's not the same. Evil-Lyn looks fantastic and is a figure that I think definitely is an improvement over the vintage toy. Don't get me wrong, I love the vintage Evil-Lyn, but this one really makes her seem much more unique and even more menacing.
* The headsculpt is fantastic and the paintwork really captures the character's menacing appearance. Her headpiece is quite elaborate and her eyes are very stunning and intense!
* Evil-Lyn has a cape! That was one of the cool changes that Filmation made to the character design and Super7 has captured it here with a Super Powers styled cape. It's a simple black fabric cape with a plastic neck clip inside, but it works well. It's not as dramatic as her cartoon cape but it does feel like what we may have gotten for a Filmation based Evil-Lyn figure back in the mid 1980s.
* Most of Super7's neo-vintage figures feature spring loaded swivel waists. It's fun to have a genuine action feature in a MOTU figure again, allowing Evil-Lyn to punch, cast spells, or just beat down fools with her magic wands.
* I still like the decision to include art cards with these figures. They kind of mimic the look of the minicomics in the vintage packaging although they're still just a simple cardstock art print. On the front is a really cool image of Evil-Lyn casting a spell from Emiliano Santalucia while the back features three images of the evolution of the character from toy to cartoon star.
* Evil-Lyn comes with two magic wands, the first of which is a shorter wand that looks more similar to the wand she uses in the Filmation cartoon. The crystal ball at the top of the wand is painted a separate color which definitely doesn't seem like something we would have seen back in the 1980s, but I like it.
* Evil-Lyn's second wand is a bit longer and it's cast in light blue plastic. This wand is very similar to the wand the vintage toy wielded, making this a better choice for folks who want Evil-Lyn to look as much like a vintage Mattel release as possible. My vintage Evil-Lyn is actually missing her wand, so this might be a good substitute for the time being. It fits great in he vintage toy's hand, just FYI.
* Evil-Lyn's final accessory is a chunk of Coridite Crystals. These crystals appeared in both the Filmation series and the Mike Young productions series in the early 2000s. Mattel's Filmation inspired Evil-Lyn came with Coridite Crystals as an accessory, so maybe Super7 took some inspiration from there. Evil-Lyn definitely tried to get her hands on these in the cartoon a few times. The figure can't actually hold these, but they do make a really cool artifact for the toys.
* Like with Teela, I'm really not liking the way the egs are posed on the figure. the legs are really posed oddly in such a way that Evil-Lyn has to take a very wide stance to look like she's standing naturally. Honestly, it just ends up making her somewhat difficult to keep standing.
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, the ReAction Evil-Lyn, and the Mega Construx Evil-Lyn.
For more Masters of the Universe figures from Super7, check out the following:
Gold Statue He-Man