While Mattel does have a Princess of Power subset in Masterverse, thus far the Evil Horde is outnumbering the members of the Great Rebellion. For today's installment of 31 Days of Toy Terror we're checking out the letter G, and right now G is for Grizzlor! I absolutely love Grizzlor, especially how in the minicomics and such he was made out to be kind of an urban legend that tales were told about. In the Filmation She-Ra: Princess of Power series, Grizzlor was just another one of Hordak's baddies, definitely not as terrifying as the toys made him out to be. This figure definitely seems to borrow from both the vintage toyline and the Filmation design, offering up something that captures elements of both. He's a wild, hairy henchman of the Evil Horde and a pretty terrifying guy, so let's check him out on a spooky fall day. Join me after the break...
Height: 7 1/4ths 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, axe, harness, armband, and furry torso piece.
Non-Scalper Price: $22-$23 dollars
* I was curious to see how Grizzlor looked with his fur removed. You know, because it's actually a separate piece here, though it comes attached in the package. You know what? He doesn't look half bad. I know some people really don't like soft goods on their action figures, so if you don't and take Grizzlor's fur off, he still looks pretty cool. Check out all of the sculpted hair? He's just a cool looking figure and still seems pretty ferocious without all of that fur. The Horde harness is very cool, too, and still gives Grizzlor some added pizzazz.
* Here's the Grizz-meister with his fur and, wow, does he look crazy. Good crazy, though. MOTU crazy. He definitely reminds me more of the Filmation version of the character than the vintage toy, who looked kind of like a Critter. This guy is really cool and I love that fur. Maybe not as much as the MOTUC version, but they're definitely on par.
* The headsculpt is awesome. I mean, this is legitimately a very creepy looking take on Grizzlor with some insane fangs and some really impressive detail on the face, especially the little paint flourishes that enhance his features. He's also got some awesome hair. We're talking Barry Gibb or James Brolin in The Amityville Horror awesome. Like that one werewolf of London that the late, great Warren Zevon saw drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's, his hair is perfect!
* Horde boot. You gotta be there when these babies drop or you ain't getting a pair.
* Even when covered in fur, Grizzlor has the same articulation as most other Masterverse figures which is a good thing. These are some quality figures that pose well and are just a ton of fun to play with. They're really durable, too.
* Grizzlor comes with two sets of claws. A pair of grippy hands for gripping, a grabby left hand for grabbing, and fisty right hand for punching. They swap easily and really are pretty fun.
* What's a hairy wildman with massive claws and fangs need? How about a giant, Horde branded battleaxe? Grizzlor has definitely put some miles on this axe as evidenced by all of the dents in the blade, and it suits him well.
* Lastly, Grizzlor comes with an energy crossbow with a really cool headpiece at the front. I like these way better than the vintage crossbows and... about 3/4ths as much as I like the MOTUC crossbows. The paintwork on the front is really nice, though.
If you're a Grizzlor groupie then check out my reviews of the vintage Grizzlor, the MOTUC Grizzlor and the alternate 200X Grizzlor head from the Heads of Eternia pack, the MOTU Origins Grizzlor from the PowerCon exclusive The Evil Horde set, the NECA Staction Grizzlor, the ReAction Grizzlor, Grizzlor (Dark Variant), and Grizzlor (Toy Variant), the Grizzlor minifigure from the M.U.S.C.L.E. Trash Can Wave 4 (Slime), the Keshi Surprise! Grizzlor (red) and Grizzlor (blue), the POP! vinyl Grizzlor #40 and Grizzlor #40 (Flocked), and the Club Grayskull Grizzlor.
For more Masterverse reviews check out the following:
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Masters of the Universe: Revolution