Monday, November 18, 2019

Action Figure Review: Man-At-Arms (Metallic) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7

   Super7's mystery boxed Masters of the Universe ReAction figures had some interesting color variants mixed in alongside of the standard figures. I don't have many of them but I did find a good deal on this Man-At-Arms (Metallic) loose and I had to have him. It's Man-At-Arms (cool) with his stache (very cool) with metallic green armor (even cooler) but his body glows in the dark (the coolest). This guy isn't based on anything so far as I'm aware: He's just an amazing looking variant. Let's give ol' Duncan a quick review after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 3 3/4ths inches

Articulation:Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.

Accessories: Club

Non-Scalper Price: $10-12 dollars

* On the left is the Metallic Man-At-Arms from the blind-boxed figures while the Man-At-Arms (Movie) variant is on the right. These guys use the same sculpt (as do all of the ReAction Men-At-Arms) so if you have one, you know what to expect.

 The Positives:

* The sculpt on Man-At-Arms is already great but this guy benefits from metallic green armor. Why metallic green? Who knows? Who cares? It looks pretty boss and I dig it. His non-armored bits are glow in the dark which makes him look quite ghostly. Remember when Clamp Champ had to kill Snake Man-At-Arms in one of the MOTUC comics? Maybe this is his ghost?

* The headsculpt features a metallic green helmet and a painted on mustache. Duncan looks pretty angry here, much more so than we ever saw him on the Filmation series. He kind of looks like Gung-Ho from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

*   If you've ever picked up a retro figure like this, you know what to expect: 5 points of articulation and all swivel joints. Man-At-Arms feels quite well made and sturdy and definitely of a better quality than some of the earlier ReAction figures that Funko put out. Super7 has been very consistent in the quality of their ReAction lines over the past couple of years and has perfected the style. 

* Man-At-Arms includes his mace, this time molded in metallic green to match his armor. I've never been a huge fan of Man-At-Arms' mace but the sculpt is good here and it is fairly faithful to the vintage toy.

* Man-At-Arms has a pretty strong glow, which I really like. Check out that! He looks quite cool standing on a shelf at night after you've turned the lights off. So spooky!

I really like this guy, even more than I thought I would. He's just a very cool, very fun looking figure. Super7 has raised the prices on these lately (they;re now $12 bucks) plus they're blind boxed, so shop around a bit. This guy comes 1 to a case of 12, so he's a bit tougher to find than the standard Man-At-Arms who comes 2 to a case. Still, if you like glow in the dark toys, metallic green armor, or mustaches, this guy is a must have. Just imagine his ghostly voice chastising Orko after a messed up magic trick! Orrkkkooooo!!!!

If you're a fan of Man-At-Arms, I've also checked out the Mega Construx Man-At-Arms, the minicomic Man-At-Arms from Castle Grayskull, and the toy Man-At-Arms from the Battle Bones set, the Dorbz Man-At-Arms, the ReAction  Man-At-Arms (Movie) variant, the Super7 Man-At-Arms and Crystal Man-At-Arms, and the  M.U.S.C.L.E. figures from the #1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green) and the original He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms set.

For more Masters of the Universe ReAction figures, check out the following:
Beast Man (Leo)
Beast Man with Weapons Pack
Faker (Leo)
Grizzlor (Dark Variant)
Grizzlor (Toy Variant)
Hordak (Grey)
Man-At-Arms (Movie)
Mantenna (Toy Variant)
Mer-Man (Carry Case Colors) 
Modulok A
Modulok B
Modulok (C)
Modulok D
Modulok (Top Toys Variant)
Orko (Cartoon Colors)
Ram Man
Ram Man (Mini Comic)
Scare Glow
Shadow Weaver
Skeletor (Leo)
Skeletor (Los Amos)
Skeletor (Midnight)
Slime Pit He-Man
Teela (Shiva)
Trap Jaw (Cartoon Colors)  

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