Today I'm taking a quick look at the last figure from series 1 of Mattel's Masters of the Universe Eternia Minis and it's Trap Jaw, the warriors who is certified evil and armed for combat! Trap Jaw is a super popular character and Mattel intended for him to be released in the second series of the MOTU Minis for 2015
but that never panned out. Trap Jaw was supposed to come packaged with Ram Man
, who has also been given a delayed release in this newest series. It's nice that these figures have finally come out! Let's take a look at Trap Jaw after the break and see how he turned out...
Height: 2 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Claw attachment and 2 piece Castle Grayskull container
Non-Scalper Price: $5 dollars
ID Number: D
* It's Trap Jaw! He really does look pretty awesome with a great sculpt, lots of detail (particularly on his arms), and even small, sculpted loops on his belt. Yeah, this figure can't use them but they're still cool. His colors are excellent. They're a bit brighter than the vintage toy but not quite as bright as Filmation. He looks really cool.
* Trap Jaw has a face that's wonderfully freakish and even this tiny, stylized figure makes it stand out. The oversized jaws are a staple of this line and Trap Jaw's is just killer. Look at that massive metal maw!
* Trap Jaw's robotic arm looks spot on and he comes with a claw. The claw is an odd choice as the laser blaster and the hook seem to be a bit more iconic, but it works and it is one of his vintage tools.
* The Eternia Minis come blind packaged but it's actually not a bad
thing at all. First, there is actually a very prominent code on the
bottom of the package identifying the figure inside (Trap Jaw is "D"), so
you don't have to truly buy these without knowing what you're getting.
Second, the packaging is a very cool plastic Castle Grayskull. It
actually separates in half and you can connect them with other
Grayskulls to make a long chain of castle faces. It's a cool sculpt and
some of the best blind packaging I've ever seen.
* 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.
* Trap Jaw's robotic arm is long. Overly long, really. Combine it with his claw attachment and it's dragging on the ground. Since he doesn't come with extra attachments, maybe Mattel should have just made the claw part of the arm? The overly long arm just seems a bit silly.
* While all of the figures are stylized and hunched over Trap Jaw is truly just leaning forward. Can you tell? It's actually kind of tough to get him standing properly and, if you do, he's looking down at the ground.
Trap Jaw has a couple flaws but he's still a pretty cool little minifigure. I really enjoyed this first series of figures. They seem to be selling well and Walmart is actually stocking them, so hopefully this bodes well for the upcoming series 3 and 4 figures (series 2 is already out!
). Trap Jaw gets a Great rating and is definitely going to be a popular one since people just love the guy. He also reappears in the second series repainted in his vintage minicomic colors. Cool stuff. Who is your favorite figure from series 1?
If you're a fan of Trap Jaw/ Kronis, check out my reviews of the M.U.S.C.L.E. green Trap Jaw and the series 1 M.U.S.C.L.E. Trap Jaw, the Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls Trap Jaw (GID Edition), the 200x Mattel Trap Jaw, Super7's neo-vintage Trap Jaw, the ReAction Trap Jaw (Cartoon Colors), the MOTUC Trap Jaw, and the PowerCon 2017 set of minicomic Stratos, Trap Jaw, and Prince Adam, the Funko POP! Trap Jaw #487, the Vinyl SODA Trap Jaw, and the POP! + Pez standard Trap Jaw and Trap Jaw (Lavender Stem) dispenser.
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