Buzz-Saw Hordak was released in 1987 as the third and final Hordak figure released in the vintage line. While he has a cool gimmick I've always found it kind of odd that Buzz-Saw Hordak didn't really look any different from regular Hordak. At a glance he's the exact same figure. That's the direction that the Masters of the Universe Origins version of "Buzz Saw" Hordak has gone in as well: He's very similar to the standard Hordak from the fourth series of figures but with a new torso and some new heads. "Buzz Saw" Hordak is one of the deluxe MOTU Origins figures which was definitely the right way to release him. Not only have the deluxe figures included lots of extra pieces and alternate heads but the figures also mostly have functioning action features. That's pretty cool! And, yes, it means "Buzz Saw" can actually launch saw blades from his chest. Let's jump in and see what all of the....buzz...is about after the break...
* Here's a quick comparison shot! The standard MOTU Origins Hordak is on the left, the MOTU Origins "Buzz Saw" Hordak is in the middle, and the vintage Buzz-Saw Hordak is on the right. The Origins "Buzz Saw" Hordak uses most of the same limbs and the head from the Origins Hordak but with different paint apps. "Buzz Saw" Hordak's head has a much cooler paint job and the bats on his armor have a bit of a metallic look to them.
If you're a fan of Hordak then check out my reviews of the
Hordak, the Masters of the Universe Classics Hordak, "Buzz
Saw" Hordak, and the Spirit
of Hordak, NECA's Hordak staction and Hordak Mini Bust, the MOTU Origins Hordak,
the ReAction Hordak and Hordak
(Grey),the Tweeterhead exclusive Masters of the Universe Legends Hordak maquette,
the Super7 neo-vintage Hordak,
the Sonic kids meal Hordak,
and the M.U.S.C.L.E. slime Hordak.