Friday, March 20, 2020

Toy Review: Evil-Lyn from POP! Pez Dispensers: Masters of the Universe by Funko

    With Emerald City Comic Con delayed until August due to Coronavirus/ Covid-19, Funko went ahead and started sending out the exclusives they originally had planned. Some of the exclusives have specific ECCC labels on them while others have the generic "Funko 2020 Spring Convention Limited Exclusive" label. Now that Funko is back to cranking out Masters of the Universe stuff it was pretty exciting to see that they had five exclusives planned for ECCC; Two POP! vinyls and three POP! Pez dispensers. The POP! Pez dispensers are shared with GameStop, who usually is pretty good about making their exclusives available. I ordered a set of their exclusives from, although I have since seen them in a store one time too. Today I'm checking out the first of the three ECCC POP! Pez dispensers: Evil-Lyn! I actually own seven other MOTU POP! Pez dispensers, but I don't think I've reviewed any of them before. They're really just like regular Pez dispensers but with a smaller POP! vinyl styled head. Let's check out Evil-Lyn after the break and decide if taking candy from a witch is really the best idea...

 The Facts:

Height: 4 3/4ths inches

Includes: 1 roll of candy

Non-Scalper Price: $8 dollars
 The Positives:

* Since the selling point of these Pez dispensers is that the heads are based on the POP! vinyls, it's no surprise that Evil-Lyn looks just like her POP! counterpart from 2017. I'm guessing this head is about 1/2 to 1/3 of the size of the original but it has all of the same details and paint applications. I still like the angular nose and the very severe eyebrows. This is a pretty cool stylized take on the Filmation Evil-Lyn.

 * Evil-Lyn's dispenser body is exactly the same as any other Pez dispenser I've ever seen. It's purple (matching the predominant color in her color scheme) and it holds a roll of candy. Seriously, it's a Pez dispenser. What more can I say about it?

 * The set includes a pack of Pez (assorted). Why does it only come with one when you usually get three? I guess because these are intended more as collectibles rather than really intending to be eaten. The nice thing is you can take these out of the box and put them back in, making them collector friendly. They do display nicely in the box, so that's how I'm keeping them.

These definitely seem to be an attempt to reach out to a wide range of collectors as you've got Pez collectors, POP! collectors, and then Masters of the Universe collectors who all might take an interest in these. They are kind of cool. At around $8 bucks they're not too pricey, although they are about 3 times the price of a regular Pez dispenser with less candy! Still, who doesn't love the idea of taking candy from Evil-Lyn? There's just something about the bad girls, right? Overall I'd give this a Good rating. It's not the greatest MOTU product of all time but it definitely still has a charm to it. Having multiple different dispensers also makes for a pretty cool looking collection!

  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, Super7's neo-vintage Evil-Lyn, the Monogram International Evil-Lyn bag clip, and the Mega Construx Evil-Lyn and Mega Construx Heroes Evil-Lyn.

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