I love Ram Man and I was really excited to learn that Mattel was putting Ram Man in the first series of the Eternia Minis as he's one of my favorites. Ram Man was supposed to be released in the second series of MattyCollector's Masters of the Universe Minis back in 2015 (he would have been packaged along with Trap Jaw, who's also in this new series) but that series never came to fruition. Ram Man is such a cool character and Mattel always does an excellent job with him. His burly, human battering ram style just translates into the aesthetics of this line oh so well, too. Let's take a quick look at Ram Man after the break...
* These are nice little minifigures with decent articulation, especially the ball jointed heads. Ram Man's head is a bit restricted due to the shame of his helmet and his big shoulder pads but you'll still get some decent movement. They're very durable little figures and would probably fit in well with lines like Imaginext and the Hasbro Heroes figures, so if you have a little one who's into MOTU these could be some decent starter toys. They're fun to play with and have a lot of shelf presence despite being so small.
* Ram Man is a simple man and he carries a simple weapon: An ax. It's not fancy but it gets the job done when his head won't do.
* Furthermore, the Castle Grayskull container functions as a really cool display stand. There are two pegs on top that plug into the figure's feet. When you connect a row of these together you can have a long display stand for multiple figures.
* Mattel definitely has toned down the paint applications on these figures from the paint applications on the MattyCollector minis but that's to be expected. What is a bit weird, though, are the paint applications on parts like Ram Man's wrist guards here. They're not painted on the side, leaving things to look a bit awkward. And don't try to pass this off as a tribute to the stickers on the wrist of the vintage figure that almost always fall off. That's not going to fly around here, hopscotch.
Are you in the market for a Castle Grayskull of your own?
I've also checked out the M.U.S.C.L.E. green
Castle Grayskull, the Masters of the Universe Minis Castle
Grayskull, the series 1 Eternia Minis Buzz-Off, Horde
Zombie He-Man, Jitsu, Man-At-Arms, and He-Man,
who each come packaged in a mini plastic Castle Grayskull, the Mega
Grayskull, the Colorforms Deluxe
Play Set which has a Castle Grayskull background, and the Masters of
the Universe Classics Castle
If you're a Ram Man fan I've also reviewed the
M.U.S.C.L.E. green Ram
Man and the traditional pink Ram
Man, the ReAction standard Ram
Man and Ram
Man (Mini Comic), the Loyal Subjects Ram
Man, the Hot Wheels Ram Man emblazoned '41 Willys Coupe 2002 #91, and the MOTUC Ram