Ready for an all new He-Man review? Of course you are! I watched all five episodes of the first half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation with my family on Friday and while I am really enjoying the series so far I understand some of the reasons why it has been so divisive. It's a bold, interesting take on MOTU that draws from multiple sources and tries some new stuff. At this point I'm going to avoid spoilers as much as possible since the show hasn't even been out for a week yet. So, where to start? Well, this is He-Man from the new show. While the style is a bit different overall he looks like the He-man you remember, particularly if you're most familiar with the cartoons. There are some minor differences but overall he feels like a combination of the Filmation character design with some elements of the 200x style. I like the look of these Masterverse figures overall and am really enjoying the line. While I was watching MOTU: Revelation I kept seeing characters in the show and adding them to my mental wish list of figures I hope to see in Masterverse. Of course, who would collect this line without picking up He-Man? Let's take a look at He-Man after the break...
* He-Man has a slightly stylized appearance that is very muscular but very slender, too, with a smaller head. It matches the animation fairly well. The sculpt is pretty good with lots of detail on He-Man's muscular body and even on his furry trunks. Take off the removable harness and you'd have a pretty decent Marvel Legends Ka-Zar figure. Speaking of the harness, one of the biggest differences between this He-Man and previous He-Man figures is the emblem on the harness which is the stylized H/M from the vintage Battle Armor He-Man. That's a pretty cool design and I really love how it looks.
* I really like the articulation on this figure although I do have a problem with the left shoulder and the hinge joint in it. Sometimes it's super tough to get the hinge to come down correctly next to He-Man's body and it ends up getting stuck at a bit of an angle. I wonder if this is a one off QC issue or a problem with the articulation design for the joint?