Monday, January 10, 2022

Wrapping Up 2021: Metallic Faker from Masters of the Universe: Revelation Eternia Minis by Mattel


   Mattel released quite a few Eternia Minis in 2021 including two series to coincide with the release of Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The second series only had three new characters in it and I'm going to be reviewing them over the next day or two. Let's kick things off with a quick look at the Metallic Faker figure. I guess the intention was for these metallic variants to be something of a chase variant. It kind of works for Faker, though, who looks much more like a traditional robot in Revelation than most of his toy incarnations ever have. Prepare to be faked out after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 2 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Sword

Non-Scalper Price: $5-$6 dollars


* On the left is Metallic Faker while the standard Revelation Faker is on the right. What's different? Just the paint scheme. Metallic Faker is silver where the standard Faker is a mixture of flesh and bluish-gray metal. 
The Positives:

* Faker doesn't look too bad in all silver. He's actually pretty cool looking. The silver color is fairly shiny and does show off his sculpt quite well. He's got a little paint on his harness to highlight the details and it looks pretty cool. I don't like him as much as the classic blue and orange Faker but I do like this look.

* Faker's revealed head looks like a robot rather and it's kind of unusual. I like it, though, especially with the inclusion of the yellow eyes.

 * 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!


* Faker comes with the Power Sword. Well, it's obviously not the real Power Sword, but just a copy.

   You know what? I really like this Metallic Faker. He's quite different looking and just kind of neat and novel. Yeah, he's not as iconic as a traditional blue and orange Faker but he's still quite fun. Faker didn't get a massive role in Revelation but he did get some screen time so that's something. I'm not sure if Mattel plans to release any more Revelation based Eternia Minis or not (the current releases seem to be based solely on Netflix's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) but if they do you can be sure I'll review them. Metallic Faker is a Great minifigure.


 Are you a fan of the man/ machine known as Faker? Then check out my other Faker reviews:  The Masterverse: Revelation FakerMondo exclusive Faker, the MOTU Origins Faker and the Maniacal Mimics set, the M.U.S.C.L.E. Faker from the Series 3 Pack C, the Ultimates He-Man (which came with a Filmation Faker head), the Eternia Minis Faker, the Faker figural bag clip, the Mega Construx FakerFaker from the Battle for Eternia Collection and Faker from Battle Bones, the Masters of the WWE Universe Faker John Cena, the ReAction Faker and Leo Faker, the Super7 Faker mask, the Vinyl SODA Faker, and the VYNL Faker.

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1 comment:

  1. I think the idea with him being all silver is that he's a chase variant of sorts, like Metallic Whiplash in the last series. The Power Sword is just reused from the standard Eternia minis. I really think quite a few of the Revelation Minis (probably Fisto and Sorceress, at least,were probably planned for the regular Eternia Minis line and slotted into the Revelation minis line to pad things out.


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