Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Action Figure Review: Trap Jaw #90 from POP! Retro Toys: Masters of the Universe by Funko


   Sometimes you pick up a new garden variety POP! vinyl. You know, one of those little 4-inch pop culture vinyl toys that stand neatly in ever-growing clusters on your bookshelves, TV stands, and mantles. Somedays, however, you pick up a massive POP! vinyl that would win a ribbon at the county fair. The new 10-inch scaled Trap Jaw #90 from Funko's POP! Retro Toys: Masters of the Universe range is one of those giants who you'll have to dedicate some serious space too. He's quite cool, though, and part of the newest wave of Funko MOTU releases. He's been out for a month or two at this point but you can still find him. Trap Jaw was released previously when Masters of the Universe stuff was released under the POP! Television banner (Trap Jaw #487) but this new oversized POP! has an updated sculpt that's quite a bit more expressive. Ready to check out the 10-inch Trap Jaw? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 10 inches

Articulation: Swivel head

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $30 dollars


* Here's a quick comparison between the giant Trap Jaw #90 and the 2017 Trap Jaw #487. The sculpts are completely different and the giant figure has a bit brighter colors on the helmet and his face. His body is more detailed as well with the cords and wires on his arms being present.

The Positives:

* The oversized POP! figures are quite impressive. While they're just a bit under 10 inches talll, they feel so much larger due to how wide and chunky they are. They look fantastic on display and really have a lot of character. POP! vinyls aren't usually known for their sculpts but it's impressive how nice they look in this larger scale.

* Trap Jaw looks awesome. While the previous figure seemed to be a weird mix of the Filmation simplicity and the vintage toy this version of Trap Jaw is straight up based on the vintage toy. The colors are perfect and remind me of getting Trap Jaw for Christmas one year as a very young child. His colors just really stood out to me! Like standard POP! vinyls his head swivels so you can pose him a bit.
* The headsculpt is the best difference in this sculpt from the previous figure. I love that Trap Jaw looks angrier and that you can see his mouth! The previous figure had a more neutral face but this ne just has more character. of course his helmet is huge as is the loop he can use to slide down ziplines with. That's a terrible idea, by the way. Anyways, you could use a pretty thick cord and have this massively heavy Trap Jaw do some hardcore ziplining if you wanted to.

* Check out that robotic arm! Trap Jaw's laser cannon arm is my favorite of his attachments and love how it looks here. It's so cool and boxy.

* He's got all of the details tat the vintage figure has: Cool boots, wires on his arms, and the pirate inspired skull and crossbones belt. It's Trap Jaw's go to look; what more is there to say?

The Negatives:

* My only complaint is that there was a weird paint streak on Trap Jaw's helmet. It's the gray paint used on the ridge and loop from on top of his helmet so it's just some errant slop. Still, kind of frustrating.

   Trap Jaw is a pretty cool addition to the massive Funko POP! figures released for Masters of the Universe. He might not be my absolutely favorite but I do like this new headsculpt quite a bit more than the headsculpt on the previous standard sized figure. Ultimately I'm not sure how much room I have for giant MOTU Funko POP! vinyls but I don't regret picking up Trap Jaw. He's a Good and a 1/2 figure and a fun MOTU item, especially for all of you Trap Jaw aficionados out there. I'm curious if we'll see this same sculpt shrunk down to the classic POP! vinyl size at some point in the future?
  If you're a fan of Trap Jaw/ Kronis, check out my reviews of the Masters of the Universe Origins Trap Jaw and Kronis from the Rise of Evil set, 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, the MOTU Eternia Minis Trap Jaw and First Appearance 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 Mega Construx Trap Jaw & Laser Cannon set, the Funko POP! Trap Jaw #487, the Pint Size Heroes Trap Jaw, the Vinyl SODA Trap Jaw, and the POP! + Pez standard Trap Jaw and Trap Jaw (Lavender Stem) dispenser.
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