POP!, Funko does attempt to try new things fairly often. Vynl started in 2017 and features 2-packs of stylized characters. They're not too different in size from Funko POP!s but their heads feature more unique headsculpts while the bodies seem to be a bit "flatter" than POP! figures. To be honest, I kind of dig the style a bit more than POP! but the character selection isn't nearly as expansive as POP! and it's doubtful Funko will release anything else that will ever dwarf that line. Still, I wanted these because I love Masters of the Universe and the opportunity to get both Prince Adam and Cringer in one swoop was irresistible. I mean, is there any cartoon duo as lovable as these two? Let's check this set out after the break...
Height: 4 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel head
Height: 3 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel head
Non-Scalper Price: $15-$20 dollars
* Whether you like these or not is going to depend on if you're a fan of these characters and, possibly even more importantly, whether you like this style. I do. I actually prefer these to POP! vinyls as they seem better sculpted and have a different style. It's tough to convey, but while POP! vinyls have the small black eyes, these have more exaggerated features. It works really well for MOTU, especially a character from the colorful Filmation cartoon series.
* Check out that face! Not only does Prince Adam have some insanely cool hair but he also has a great laughing expression on his face. Wait! He's laughing! Just like in the infamous viral video of Adam singing What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes. I liked this Prince Adam before. Now I love him! Can you look at this guy and just not be happy?
And I said hey, hey, hey yeah, I said hey! What's going on?
* The body is much more angular than on a POP! vinyl and I kind of dig it. I like the quality of the paint apps here. It's all very neat and clean with solid printing. The detail on the furry boot cuffs is really impressive for some reason.
* Of course, you also get Cringer! Don't you just love Cringer? Man, I love Battle Cat but Cringer is just so adorable and lovable. Who wouldn't want to hang out with this guy? Cringer is adorable and looks fantastic in this style!
* That face! The bright yellow eyes, the green nose, and the snaggletooth just perfectly capture Cringer's adorableness!
* Cringer's body is also fairly angular with some nice work on his stripes. I like the placement of the tail, too. It adds a lot of character to the figure!
He-Man/ Prince Adam is one of my favorite characters and I've reviewed quite a few toys of him: The Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1 M.U.S.C.L.E. He-Man and Prince Adam minifigures, plus the Masters of the Universe Classics Galactic Protector He-Man, the future King He-Man, Laser Power He-Man, Snake Armor He-Man, and Flying Fists He-Man.
I've only reviewed one other Battle Cat/ Cringer toy: The M.U.S.C.L.E. Battle Cat.