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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Action Figure Review: Stinkor #657 from POP! Television: Masters of the Universe by Funko
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Swivel head
Year of Release: 2018
* Stinkor looks fantastic. The bright, colorful look of the vintage Masters of the Universe toys is captured perfectly in the POP! aesthetic. Interestingly, while Stinkor's head looks like his vintage head, the Mer-Man POP! vinyl is completely different (it is based on the cross-sell art on the back of the package rather than the toy).
* I love how fierce the headsculpt is. Stinko's bright yellow eyes, pointy teeth, and black and white color scheme make him look just like a... something. The colors are skunk-like but everything else just looks purely monstrous. I love him, though. He's rather frightening here!
* Funko never made a Mekaneck but if they had, here's what his armor would have looked like. The armor and furry shorts are both excellent with very solid paintwork. Orange, red, and black really go well together.
* Mattel repainted many of the Castle Grayskull Weapons Rack weapons to equip figures later in the vintage line (King Randor, Whiplash, Scare Glow, Webstor, Buzz-Off) and Stinkor included the shield from the set. Repainted in blue it made for an interesting accessory and provided some nice color contrast to the figure. It's included here, too, and it looks quite nice. Simple but effective.
* Like most Funko POP! vinyls, Stinkor stands up straight, has a swivel neck, and is quite durable. Honestly, some of these make pretty good kids toys, too.
* My favorite thing about Stinkor is that he smells! I'm not sure that it's quite the same but the scent is very strong and possibly even a bit more noxious than the vintage toy. I love weird stuff like that as it's part of what gives MOTU it's odd charm.
* Stinkor has some bright white paint applicatons on his head although there is, unfortunately, quite a bit of black paint slop on the top of the head as well. Unfortunate.
If you're a fan of Stinkor, the Evil Master of Odors, check out my review of the green Stinkor M.U.S.C.L.E. minifigure from the Series 2 pack.
For more figures from the POP! Television series, check out the following:
Buzz-Off #759 from Masters of the Universe
Crow #488 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Elvira #375 from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Ghost Charlie Brown #333 from Peanuts
Lucy Van Pelt #332 from Peanuts
Mr. Bean #592
Snoopy #330 from Peanuts
Tom Servo #489 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Twisty from American Horror Story: Freak Show