Thursday, July 30, 2020

Action Figure Review: Prince Adam #992 from POP! Television: Masters of the Universe by Funko

   Funko has put out a ton of Masters of the Universe POP! vinyls out lately, haven't they? Today I'm checking out the last standard figure from the most recent series of regular releases: Prince Adam! The colors of Adam's outfit definitely show that he's based on the Filmaton animated series "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" versions of the character who I have no shame in admitting is one of my favorites. I love Prince Adam and Cringer's overall goodness and silliness. I'd gladly wear an outfit like this all day every day if it meant I could hang around with Cringer, swapping witty banter. I'm allergic to cats in real life, though, so would I be allergic to Cringer? I would hope not! Let's take a look at Prince Adam, the recipient of Fabulous Secret Powers, after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 3 3/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel head

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars


* Prince Adam is on the left while the most recent standard He-Man figure, He-Man #991, is on the right. While the bodies are completely different these two do look like they share the same headsculpt. Funko has used this headsculpt for He-Man/ Prince Adam since He-Man (Battle Armor) #562 from 2017.

The Positives:

* Prince Adam is a fairly colorful POP! vinyl that should be easily recognizable to anyone with even a passing familiarity to the character. Like most POP! vinyls his head swivels easily and he's in a bit of a pose. It's not too dynamic but it does kind of look like the Filmation still where he's in a bit of a battle stance with the sword in his right hand.

* This headsculpt is the same from Battle Armor He-Man #562, He-Man #991, and He-Man (Slime Pit) #952. It's a great sculpt and a definite improvement over the original POP! He-Man.

* Lavender pants, purple boots, and a magenta vest? That's Prince Adam all right! Prince Adam's costume isn't terribly complex but it does look good and, of course, it's very, very colorful.

* Of course Prince Adam is carrying his Power Sword! Yeah, it's not the maroon Power Sword the toy version of Prince Adam came with but since this is a Filmation version of Adam the Filmation styled sword just makes sense.

The Negatives:

* I'm not sure if it's the size of Prince Adam's hair or the way his body is positioned but sometimes I have a really hard time standing this guy up. Take note!

   Prince Adam might not be the exciting POP! in the newest series of MOTU POP! vinyls but he's still a pretty fun take on a very iconic cartoon character. I love the colors on him. I do have to admit that him falling over rather easily is a bit frustrating, however. If there's one thing a POP! vinyl needs to be able to do it's stand on a shelf properly. Overall, I'm giving him a Good and a 1/2. Get him balanced right and you should be pretty happy with him.

Which incarnation of Prince Adam is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

He-Man/ Prince Adam is one of my favorite characters and I've reviewed so many toys based on him that he has his own review archive. Check out Fabulous Secret Powers for more He-Man toys!

For more reviews from Funko's POP! Television check out the following:
Buzz-Off #759 from Masters of the Universe
Crow #488 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Elvira #375 from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Ghost Charlie Brown #333 from Peanuts 
He-Man #17 from Masters of the Universe
He-Man #991 from Masters of the Universe
He-Man (Slime Pit) #952 from Masters of the Universe 
Lucy Van Pelt #332 from Peanuts
Man-At-Arms #538 from Masters of the Universe
Mosquitor #996 from Masters of the Universe
Moss Man #568 from Masters of the Universe
Mr. Bean #592
Skeletor #19 from Masters of the Universe
Skeletor #998 from Masters of the Universe
Skeletor #998 (Disco) from Masters of the Universe
Snoopy #330 from Peanuts 
Sorceress #993 from Masters of the Universe
Spikor #20 from Masters of the Universe
Stinkor #657 from Masters of the Universe
Sy-Klone #995 from Masters of the Universe 
Tom Servo #489 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Tri-Klops #951 from Masters of the Universe
Tung Lashor #994 from Masters of the Universe 
Twisty from American Horror Story: Freak Show
Webstor #997 from Masters of the Universe 


  1. My gosh I had no idea that Funko put out so many MOTU figures. Granted I only recently (6 months ago) learned from a Target sales associate who I was talking with that Funko POP figures sell like hot cakes and are a bit of scalper bait. I think it was Target’s “1 per customer” or such sign up that prompted me to ask what that was all about. Boy did I love the voice actors who did both Cringer and HeMan in the original series. Poster putty under Adam’s foot while get him to stand. I use poster putty to help all my action and non-action figures stand when they’re prone to falling over. Thank goodness Cringer isn’t around now for the pandemic. We’re all cringing and even more so after our leadership promoted a doctor last week who said don’t wear a mask, HydroxyC works and out of space “alien DNA” is being put in a vaccine to make us immune to religion. I don’t believe those but I do believe that “doctor”’s theory that our Washington leadership aren’t human beings but rather reptilian creatures in human form. Beast Man is running things! Rich

    1. Haha. Beast Man would definitely do a better job, and he's clearly Eternia's resident orange idiot. Hey, wait a minute...


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