Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Action Figure Review: Tri-Klops from Masterverse: Masters of the Universe: New Eternia by Mattel


   Today I'm looking at another Masterverse figure from the Masters of the Universe: New Eternia assortment, and this time it's a villain to add to Skeletor's Evil Warriors: Tri-Klops! Tri-Klops is evil, sees everything, and differed a little bit in his earliest minicomic appearance when compared with the vintage figure. He was also, according to Roger Sweet, originally a Heroic Warrior. Tri-Klops definitely might be the most well known character with the fewest number of unique looks, so it's quite fun to get a version of him that tries to add a bit of old and a bit of new into the mix, leaving us with a rather cool New Eternia take on Trydoor Esooniux Scope. No wonder he goes by Tri-Klops, huh? Let's hop in and check out the Masters of the Universe figure preferred by 4 out of 5 optometrists. Oh, and the other 1 out of 5? They dig Optikk. More Tri-Klops and optical humor after the break...

Height: 7 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 a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands, 2 swappable visors, armor, belt, and 2 swords.

Non-Scalper Price: $22 dollars

The Positives:

* Right out of the package Tri-Klops looks pretty close to his vintage design, though his armor and trunks are now much more ornate. The parts of his armor that were orange are now gold and detailed to look more like metal while his green armor has more unique textures. Instead of regular furry trunks he's now sporting some scaly briefs that hang down. Well, fur on the side and scales on the front and back. The lower part of his armor has an eye-like design, which is a cool visual pop for Tri-Klops to be sporting. 

* To spice him up a bit more you can add this cool belt that fits across his chest. It's inspired by the vintage minicomic design from "The Terror of Tri-Klops" and has three colorful eye-shaped gems on it. It also fits on Tri-Klops in place of his armor, but I like it better with his armor. 

* Tri-Klops' visor is removable, allowing us to see the cybernetic dome and implants over his eyes. That's a really cool detail. Not much of Trike's face is visible, but you can see that he has a sour look on his face. He's just a bit pissed off. 

* The first visor pops on Tri-Klops' head and has three different eyes. Here's the angry looking red eye.

* And here's the blue eye. This visor has a bit more of a scale-like texture to it. 

* The third eye is green and looks... half angry. Not as angry as the red eye, but angrier than the blue eye. 

* Tri-Klop's second visor looks like it's a bit more technical than the first. It also has a big red triangular eye, like the Filmation series. 

* He's also got the square orange eye...

* And a round, green eye. Tri-Klops looks pretty pissed when he's sporting this one, doesn't he?

* Tri-Klop's articulation is pretty much the same as most other Masterverse figures: Double hinged elbows and knees, a decent range of motion in most places, and overall sturdy construction. I think he's at a fine mid-point between smooth articulation and sturdy construction and you'll have plenty of fun posing him in battle with his dual swords. 

* Tri-Klops has the standard swappable hands for this line: A pair of grips for holding his swords and a pair of fists for punching the Heroic Warriors. 

* Tri-Klops is an expert swordsman and he comes packing two swords. First up is his classic sword with a green hilt. It's reused from the MOTU Revelations Tri-Klops and Fisto figures, but that makes sense, as it's what the vintage line did. 

* The second sword has a cooler hilt and looks more like Trii-Klops' minicomic sword. 

* The back of his armor has a slit for storing either of the two included swords. 

* The colorful belt from his minicomic appearances also has straps on the back, allowing him to hold a second sword. Put the belt and armor together and Trike can carry both of them.

   Tri-Klops definitely has turned out to be a really well made Masterverse figure. I love the New Eternia subset of this line and Tri-Klops really has some great extras, allowing you to give him a couple different appearances. I love the swappable visors, giving him six different eyes overall. Having him dual wield swords is pretty cool, too. I've always considered Tri-Klops to be an excellent swordsman; someone with a lot of skill and training rather than just being a strong brute. The back of the package refers to Tri-Klops as a technomancer and one of his new visors allows him to see between dimensions. I do wish he came with the Doomseeker to further hammer his techno abilities home, but it's hard to give Mattel any grief for how nice this guy turned out. He's an Epic figure and feels well worth picking up. 

   If you're a Tri-Klops fan I've also reviewed the MOTU Origins Tri-Klops and Tri-Klops ("The Terror of Tr-Klops"), the Masterverse Revelations Tri-Klops, the M.U.S.C.L.E. flesh Tri-Klops and green Tri-Klops, the POP! + Pez Tri-Klops dispenser, the Loyal Subjects Tri-Klops ("GID Edition"), the Netflix Tri-Klops, the Mega Construx single packed Tri-Klops and Tri-Klops from the Battle Ram set, the Monogram International Tri-Klops bag clip, the POP! Tri-Klops #951, and the POP! Tees Evil Warriors of Snake Mountain shirt with Tri-Klops on it.


  1. Yeah, he's another real solid Masterverse figure. I like that his minicomic sash now has distinct eyes whereas they often looked like eggs before. :P

    1. They definitely reminded me of Easter eggs, especially on the Origins Tri-Klops. They're so colorful and cheerful!


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