Who's up for some more Masterverse reviews? Today I'm looking at Pig-Head, another figure from the newest series of Masterverse figures and the first figure from the Masterverse "Sun-Man: Rulers of the Sun" subset that I've reviewed. Yeah, I don't actually have the Masterverse Sun-Man yet. I've had a preorder through Target since July but he's apparently not shipped yet. I didn't expect Pig-Head to beat Sun-Man out. I reviewed the Masters of the Universe Origins Pig-Head back in August and while I have the Target exclusive 3-pack with the shiny Pig-Head, I never got around to reviewing it. This guy definitely warrants a review, though, as he's incredibly cool. I'd really like to hear from someone who was a Sun-Man fan as a kid. I know many MOTU fans know the cool story behind Olmec Toys and the line and quite a few remember the figures, but I'd love to hear from someone who has been waiting for Sun-Man and the Rulers of the to get revisited. If that's you leave me a comment. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the Sun-Man revival. For now, let's check out Pig-Head after the break...
Height: 7 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, calf 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: 4 interchangeable hands, harness, 2 shoulder pads, flail, serpent, and shield.
Non-Scalper Price: $23- $25 dollars
* Pig-Head looks pretty incredible. Seriously, he's an impressive figure and Mattel put a lot of effort into giving him unique armor, a unique torso and loincloth, and those wicked looking spiked wrist guards. He reminds me of someone who could have been a Filmation villain or the boss of a late 1980s or early 90s video game. Those colors! I love them! Couldn't you see this guy showing up in Ghosts 'n Goblins or as being a take on a Moblin from The Legend of Zelda? His shoulder pads and that spiked leather harness are extra pieces, and removable, so he has a more complex look to him.
a booklet that came with the original toy, Pig-Man is really Prince Zegor of House Shadus, a wicked and cruel man transformed into a half man, half pig creature. Maybe this is the guy Kramer saw in the hospital in the Seinfeld episode "The Bris" who had him all freaked out?
* The shoulder pads look really nice and stay on his upper biceps quite securely. They are removable if you want a sleeker figure, but why take them off when they make him look so intimidating? There's a lot of nice detail in the armor, both decorative flourishes and dents and dings from battle.
* The detail on his trunks is excellent. Not only are they well sculpted but there's even a drybrush effect to give a nice textured appearance to them. Fantastic work here.
* Pig-Man moves like a Masterverse figure, so if you've played with any of these you know what to expect. He's sturdy, durable, and has a nice range of motion. He's not going to be getting any Spider-Man like poses or anything, but then again, he's not Peter Porker. He's a bulky, muscular, Pig-Man.
* Pig-Head comes with two pairs of hands: An open palmed left hand, a pair of gripping hands, and a right handed fist. They swap easily and are actually sculpted to look like they have gloves on them, not just regular skin painted blue.
* Pig-Head's shield is also more intricate than the Origins figure. Like his armor, it's sculpted with the intricate pattern around the center and lots of dents and damages from blocking previous attacks. There's also the nice set of loops on the back which allow the figure to hold the shield way better than the classic wrist clip.
* The chain is both jiggly and not jiggly feeling and it kind of freaks me out. As someone posing my figure on the shelf and not really full on playing with him, I don't think breakage is a concern, but there's something very fragile and even brittle feeling about the chain. Just be careful.
If you're looking for more of Pig-Head I've also reviewed the Masters of the Universe Origins Pig-Head.
For more Masterverse figures check out the following:
Masters of the UniverseSkelegod
He-Man vs. Skeletor: 40th Anniversary
He-Man vs. Skeletor: 40th Anniversary