Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Minifigure Review: Anti-Eternia He-Man from Masters of the Universe: Eternia Minis by Mattel

   Wait, isn't there already an evil He-Man repaint?

   As part of my mini Masters of the Universe: Eternia Minis marathon I'm checking out the second figure from the set I have setting around and waiting to be reviewed: Anti-Eternia He-Man! Originating from a 1980s German story on tape, Anti-Eternia He-Man (or just Anti-He-Man) has become a relatively popular variant in the modern MOTU period. He's appeared in Masters of the Universe Classics and was the primary antagonist of DC's He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse comic series. Mattel has released some other Anti-Eternia variants in Eternia Minis but this is the main guy. He's He-Man in red and black. Let's check him out after the break...


The Facts:
Height: 2 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Power Sword
Non-Scalper Price: $5 dollars

* Anti-Eternia He-Man is on the left while the original series 1 He-Man is on the right. What's different? The paintjob. This is a straight up repaint although they're very visually different.

The Positives:
* The red and black color of Anti-Eternia He-Man does look pretty cool and kind of creepy. This is definitely a very villainous looking figure and the red used here really stands out against the all black body. It's surprising how cool the Anti-Eternia color scheme looks on these little figures.

* Red eyes. gritted teeth. Maroon hair. You know you're going to be dealing with trouble when this guys strolls in the door.

* These little guys have four points of articulation which may not seem like a lot except you gotta consider they're only a little over 2 inches tall. That's not bad for that scale! 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!



* Anti-Eternia He-Man is packing a sword. It's a red version of the Power Sword, presumably used to channel the power of Hellskul.

   Need another evil He-Man for your shelf? This one's not bad at all. He's quite sharp and visually appealing, plus he's a variant we haven't seen too many times yet. I really like him! He's a Good and a 1/2 minifigure and a neat addition to the line. Yes, I'd really like to see more of the Horde or the Snake Men in this line but at least this is a new character (technically) versus just a variant. Some of these little guys are a challenge to find so I'm glad I managed to pick this guy up. 

Is Anti-Eternia He-Man basically just an alternate universe He-Man? Yeah, I think so. If you're looking for more of He-Man, good or bad, check out Fabulous Secret Powers for all of my He-Man and Prince Adam reviews. 

 For more MOTU: Eternia Minis reviews check out the following:

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