"evil beast of a thousand bodies" when you think of Modulok, the Filmation cartoons made the character much simpler by giving him a standard, symmetrical body and only one head. This figure is actually labeled as Modulok B; while this head is indeed one of the two included with the vintage toy, Modulok didn't actually "wear" it on the Filmation series (although he did pick it up one time and show it off." Still, this must have seemed like an easy chance to reuse the mold for Modulok, so Super7 went with it. I really think swappable heads would have been a cool feature here but that's not how things played out. Let's check out Modulok after the break...
Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Non-Scalper Price: $15 dollars
* Modulok's body is definitely based off of the Filmation depiction of the character, although it's still fairly different from the waist down. Modulok is a colorful character, though, and definitely reminds me of the vintage Kenner Cantina crew from Star Wars. The paint work is clean, there is some decent sculpted detail, and he's a bright red monster. Just like eating Jack in the Box tacos and drinking mango seltzer water while watching Mystery Science Theater 3000, everything goes together amazingly well!
* The head sculpt is a little goofy, but that is fitting for both the Filmaton animation design and the vintage Kenner aesthetic Super7 is going for. The teeth are definitely kind of silly though I do love the eyes.
* If you've ever picked up a retro figure like this, you know what to
expect: 5 points of articulation and all swivel joints. Modulok feels very
well made and sturdy. Super7 has been very
consistent in the quality of their ReAction lines over the past couple of years and has definitely perfected the style.
* The card art on most ReAction figures released by Super7 is beautiful
and their Masters of the Universe line is no exception. Modulok
features an awesome illustration from Jason Edmiston of the character
with a new Fright Zone background. I like how the Evil Horde got their
own unique backers. 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. I've got mine hanging on a
metal pegboard similar to what you'd see in a retail store!
* Since the Filmation character has four legs, I'm not sure why Super7 didn't attempt something similar to how they handled Mantenna. That would have definitely made Modulok feel more unique.
If you're a Modulok fan, check out my review of the MOTUC Modulok.
For more Masters of the Universe ReAction reviews check out the following:
Mer-Man (Carry Case Colors)
Orko (Cartoon Colors)
Ram Man (Mini Comic)
Skeletor (Los Amos)
Slime Pit He-Man
Trap Jaw (Cartoon Colors)
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