Height: 3 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Snake staff
Non-Scalper Price: $15 dollars
* Here's a comparison of the three Teela variants I have from the MOTU ReAction line: One left is the "Shiva" Teela, in the middle is the Green Goddess/ Teela, and on the right is the standard Teela. They're fairly easy to tell apart although the skin tones on Shiva and Green Goddess are pretty similar. I really hope at some Point Super7 uses the Evil-Lyn body and a new headsculpt to release a more standard Teela.
* I haven't reviewed a ReAction Teela yet, so I will point out that it is interesting that Super7 went with the snake armor version of Teela. It did allow them to do multiple variants of Teela and, of course, it is definitely more representative of the earliest era of the MOTU line which this line derives most of it's inspiration from. The details on Teela's armor and body suit are quite nice and still are very easily discernible while still having that vintage Kenner feel to them. The colors are really nice, too.
* The card art on most ReAction figures released by Super7 is beautiful and their Masters of the Universe line is no exception. Teela features a beautiful illustration of the character recolored with the new color scheme. To preserve the card I actually made a slit in the top of the blister so I can slide the figure in and out. It work great and allows the figure to be displayed inside and outside of the card.
* The Shiva repaint of Teela includes a recolored staff of Ka. This is a pretty nice sculpt of the main weapon included with the vintage Teela figure and it does further go with the snake motif of Shiva.
* I'm not loving the headsculpt here. It really does look odd, and not in a faux-retro way, but in just an unusual "this doesn't really make me think of Teela" sort of way. The paint is also kind of messy here, especially on the teeth of the serpent hood and on the edge around the face.
* I like the sculpt of the costume but I get the impression that a lot of the detail has been obscured because of the paintwork. The paintwork seems rather thick and maybe just a bit gloppy.
While this Teela variant has a fairly interesting source of inspiration, she really isn't the most interesting figure. She's so similar to the previous Teela and the paintwork definitely seems a but messier or heavier than usual which removes a lot of the detail. Some of the variable variants were more interesting than others but I definitely think the Shiva version of Teela is the least interesting of the bunch. Not terrible, but definitely kind of an Eh and a 1/2 figure. If you're a huge fan of these figures or love Teela you might be down for this. Otherwise, this one feels fairly skippable.
If you're a Teela fan, I've reviewed a couple of Teela toys such as the M.U.S.C.L.E. green Teela and the standard M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E Teela, the Mega Construx Teela from the Battle for Eternia Collection, and Super7's Ultimate Teela.
For more Masters of the Universe ReAction figures check out the following:
Mer-Man (Carry Case Colors)
Orko (Cartoon Colors)
Ram Man (Mini Comic)
Skeletor (Los Amos)
Slime Pit He-Man