Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, boot swivels, swivel/hinge knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a double balljointed head.
Accessories: Armor, sword, shield, wings, and a minicomic.
Non-Scalper Price: $18-$19 dollars
* The standard Sun-Man is on the left while the Mattel Creations Sun-Man is on the right. While the figures share the same basic sculpt and design, the Mattel Creations version does have an alternate headsculpt, an energy beam for his short sword or ikiwa, some alternate hands, and a metallic sheen on his outfit and shield.
* Sun-Man looks pretty good and does a great job of capturing the appearance of the vintage toy but in the Masters of the Universe Origins style. It's doubtful that most MOTU fans have ever had the chance to hold a vintage Sun-Man figure (I haven't) so having this guy available is a welcome treat. His armor is a removable piece adorned with a stylized sun on the front. His bracers are new and look really cool and the colors are great, showcasing the colors of the Pan-African flag with the yellow color used for the sun and his other details.
* Apparently the vintage Sun-Man was modeled after Yla Eason's son and this one captures the look of the vintage toy fairly well. There were a few different versions released over the years, including one with a flat top that's pretty cool looking. I've heard many comments that Sun-Man looks like Kenan Thompson and, well, yeah, he kind of does, but he also looks like the vintage toy, keeping him in line with the MOTU Origins aesthetic.
* The vintage Sun-Man toy had this wing-like cape (or maybe they're just wing-like wings) that went around his neck, so we've got that here, too. It's a really odd looking piece but it's easily removable and accurate to the vintage toy, so it's tough to fault it. You just pop Sun-Man's head off to remove or add the wings and then pop it back on.
* Sun-Man has some fantastic footwear. Check out his shiny red boots with stars on them! His costume definitely borrows from both the MOTU aesthetic and traditional superhero style to make something rather unique.
* I'm really liking Sun-Man's sword or possibly short spear (ikiwa). Apparently it might not be a true sword (Sun-Man was depicted as very non-violent when he was first created) but it definitely looks like it could do some damage. It's actually intended to channel the power of the sun. That's where Sun-Man gets his power from, kind of like the Dayman. He's also a champion of the sun.
* Sun-Man has a fantastic shield with a stylized image of the sun on it. The colors are really bright and nicely match the rest of his outfit. He can also hold it easily in either hand.
I really like Sun-Man and while the Mattel Creations figure is superior, this one is still really, really nice at around 2/3rds the price of that one. There are a few minor paint issues but overall this is a great update of a significant but less known 1980s action figure. I have no idea how far Mattel will ultimately go with Sun-Man in MOTU Origins (the line itself just keeps going and going) but it is exciting to see the line expanding in a way I wouldn't have expected just a year or two ago. This is a Great 1/2 figure and a nice addition to the line as well as a cool conversation piece.
If you're looking for more of Sun-Man/ Prince Sunni, check out my review MOTU Origins Mattel Creations exclusive Sun-Man.
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