I feel like having a new Catra figure in the Masterverse: Princess of Power subset is a fairly big deal. Yeah, it's always great to have She-Ra, and Hordak always gets made, but Catra? That's kind of a big deal. Catra was a star in the vintage Princess of Power line and she also had figures in Mattel's and Super7's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" lines, but the only other time Catra was released in a Masters of the Universe line was in MOTU Classics back in 2011. It's about time, right? Here's hoping we continue to get more of the Princess of Power cast! Catra definitely received a huge boost in popularity through the Netflix She-Ra series (where she was an actual cat person) and, while I do hope we see her and some other characters from that show in Masterverse at some point, it's very welcome to have the original Catra back in action. Let's take a look at Catra, the next figure in this Masterverse mini-marathon, after the break...
Height: 6 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, swivel waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head.
Accessories: Cape, mask, 4 interchangeable hands, wand, and shield.
Non-Scalper Price: $22-24 dollars
* Catra looks pretty good. The Masterverse line has more of an animated/ anime style to it, so she definitely differs a bit from the look of the MOTUC Catra. Her outfit isn't quite as detailed but the colors are really vibrant and pop quite nicely. She reuses a lot of parts from She-Ra, particularly the arms and legs, but the torso and dress are unique to her.
* The Magicat mask slides down on her face to cover Catra's eyes. No, she doesn't really turn into a purple panther, but the sliding effect is kind of cool and she looks pretty slick wearing the mask. It complements the masked She-Ra portrait nicely, giving both of them kind of a "powered up" look.
* Here's a look both at Catra's fabulous hair and her cape. The cape is a soft goods piece attached to a plastic collar which can be removed (just pop Catra's head off). It's not the most luxurious item but it looks good with a bold purple color and it hands nicely.
* Catra's bracers have a cool little design on them but what I really like are her scratching hands. Remember how the MOTUC Catra that weird, rubbery scratching hand? Well, this one is a normal hand. Just posed for shredding. She's got painted nails, too. Giddyup.
* Catra shares most of a body with She-Ra, so her articulation is pretty similar. Masterverse is definitely one of the best lines in terms of the quality of the figure builds and articulation scheme that Mattel has put out and Catra is a great figure from it. She moves nicely and has plenty of useful joints with a great range of motion. She's really quite fun to mess around with and pose, particularly because of those scratching hands.
* Catra comes with four swappable hands: A pair of gripping hands for using her wand and shield and the aforementioned scratching hands.
* Catra also comes a shield reminiscent of the vintage figure's accessory. It has a big cat face right on the front, a clear gem, and easy to use straps to keep it in place.
* I do think the way the Magicat mask slides down on Catra's face is pretty cool, but it's a bit odd that the MOTUC figure made the mask work as a separate piece that was just held on Catra's face while this version has slits on the sides of her head. If you want an unmasked Catra, well, you're out of luck.
* Catra has a few little odd marks on her legs. Nothing crazy but definitely weird little QC errors.
Are you a Catra person? Then check out my review of Catra from Super7's Battle for Etheria 2-Pack, Mattel's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Catra, and the M.U.S.C.L.E. Slime Catra minifigure.
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