Articulation: Swivel head
Original Retail Price: $10 dollars
Year of Release: 2017
* Battle Armor He-Man is a very standard looking POP! vinyl: Oversized head, big feet, detailed body. His head swivels, just like most POP! vinyls (you know, other than Marvel and Star Wars) and he is sculpted in a bit of a battle crouch like the vintage toy.
* He-Man is decked out in his battle armor here (hence the name Battle Armor He-Man) and Funko definitely did a fantastic job of capturing the detail of the armor. He-Man looks great, the armor is nicely sculpted, and the paintwork is really neat and clean. I'm surprised they didn't try to do some variants with the different battle damage panels from the chest armor. Not that that would have been terribly interesting, but it just seems like something Funko would do.
* Funko changed the He-Man headsculpt used here from the original 2013 version and this has been the default version they used until the more vintage toy accurate version
after MOTU swapped from the POP! Television brand to the POP! Retro
Toys brand. It's a good, classic He-Man had with very Filmation styled
* The back of He-Man's armor has the really cool scale mail looking plate. I love the detail here. It's pretty gnarly looking.
* While the vintage Mattel Battle Armor He-Man didn't come with a shield, this one does. The shield looks excellent, too. I love the silver paint used here. It's a very solid looking piece.
* I'm always a fan of the vintage toy axe and it looks fabulous here. Seriously, what a cool design!
This version of He-Man turned out to be really cool. After Funko only released a few POP! vinyls in 2013 it seemed like they'd be a one and done kind of thing, not unlike so many properties Funko gets their hands on, but with relaunching the MOTU line in 2017 it turned out to be the beginning of what it is still a pretty robust line that's getting deeper and deeper. I really like this version of Battle Armor He-Man. For a Funko POP! he turned out really well and definitely warrants an Epic rating from me. I think he's one of the best released in the MOTU range so far.
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i'm no funko pop fan at all but i agree with the comment about Battle Armour. Was my fave He-Man when I was a kid too. He just looked cool and I loved the symbol on it (which I'm glad finally became a default symbol in Revelation) which I recall drawing onto one of my school books. The Masteverse Battle Armour Beardy Badass He-Man shown looks like an interesting version of that original figure too.ReplyDelete
It was a really cool design and a nice way to give He-Man a unique symbol of his own. I'm so looking forward to these new Masterverse figures. Haven't received any of the newest series yet. Hopefully soon.Delete