I love the fact that Mattel is still supporting Masters of the Universe: Revelation. While Masterverse keeps expanding and growing, it's just cool to see Mattel still support a pretty solid piece of Masters of the Universe media, and it looks like the support will continue as Mattel has shown off more Revelation figures like Horde Skeletor, Clamp Champ, and Prince Adam. It doesn't hurt that most of the Revelation designs were pretty faithful to the vintage looks, so this is also a fairly classic looking Sorceress figure. Her outfit is a bit different than previous versions simply because she is wearing a longer robe rather than a one-piece deal with exposed legs, but overall the colors and design are pretty in-line with what you'd expect from the Sorceress. Ready to see if this figure has the magic? Then keep reading after the break...
Height: 6 5/8th 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: 4 interchangeable hands, cape, and staff.
Non-Scalper Price: $22 dollars
* The Sorceress looks fantastic from the waist up and does a great job of capturing the character's look from MOTU: Revelation. The lower part of her dress (from the mid-torso joint down) is a solid piece of flexible plastic, but I'll get to that in a moment, but the colors and the work on her feathery mantle and cape is all fantastic. There are sculpted feathers on the front of the dress as well as some sculpted folds in her outfit. There's something about most of the classic MOTU color schemes that just feels so nostalgic and oh so right, and the Sorceress definitely has one of those color schemes that hits just right.
* The Sorceress seems to look a bit older in Revelation than in most other incarnations other than the 1987 film, but I think with the toy Mattel tried to split the difference. She doesn't look incredibly young but there aren't visual signs of aging like wrinkles present here. It's a good portrait, though I wouldn't have objected to an additional more aged portrait, either. The paint on her face is really good, especially her eyes.
* Teela Na's falcon hood is also really nice. It's clearly a separate piece, though it's glued on. A good, clean sculpt and great, sharp colors make it work.
* Like the SkeleSorceress version of Evil-Lyn, the Sorceress has a removable sculpted collar with an attached soft goods cape. The cape has elastic loops, two for each arm, which keep it nicely attached when she's making poses. It's really nicely done and is just executed quite nicely.
* Flip her around and you can see the orange and blue feathered fabric patterns.
* The Sorceress has pretty much the same articulation scheme as every other Masterverse female figure, which means it's pretty nicely done. She feels like a quality figure with a nice amount of joints, a good range of motion, and a sturdy build. The only issue that causes problems is the dress, which impedes her legs some.
* Teela Na comes with two sets of hands: An expressive set and a pair of standard grips. They swap out easily and feel quite sturdy.
* The Sorceress comes toting her classic staff with a large falcon headpiece. The falcon on top actually has a front and a back, so it's not the same on both sides.
* I don't object to the use of the plastic for the skirt on the Sorceress but it does seem to be a bit too thick, throwing off the shape of her silhouette. Maybe this would have turned out better if the material has been a bit thinner or if the sculpt was slightly altered?
* It's not really visible in this picture but the blue plastic the Sorceress' boots are molded in is clearly visible under her white boot cuffs. They must have needed a second coat or something.
If you want more of the Sorceress, Teela Na, I've also reviewed the NECA Stactions Sorceress (Classic Colors), the MOTU Origins Sorceress and Temple of Darkness Sorceress from Castle Grayskull, the green Series 2 M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, the VYNL Sorceress, the Funko POP! Sorceress #993, the Eternia Minis: Revelation Sorceress, the Action Vinyls Sorceress (Pink) and the standard Sorceress, the Pint Size Heroes Sorceress, and the Mega Construx Sorceress included with Castle Grayskull and Sorceress included with the Panthor at Point Dread set.
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