Thursday, February 6, 2020

Minifigure Review: Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe: Mega Construx by Mattel

    Technically Masters of the Universe figures have been appearing in the Mega Construx range of building figures since 2017 when He-Man and Skeletor showed up in the Mega Construx Heroes line, a series of minifigures from different properties. It was only last year, however, that Masters of the Universe started getting their own unique branding with the Battle for Eternia Collection and the Wind Raider Attack sets. Now MOTU is getting it's own line of minifigures, too. Instead of mixing in characters from other properties, this series is straight up MOTU, baby! First up is Evil-Lyn. Evil-Lyn appeared in series 4 of the Mega Construx Heroes line in her vintage toyline appearance but here we have her in her Filmation colors. Let's check Evil-Lyn out after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 inches

Articulation: Hinged knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/ hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Five piece staff, two shoulder cuffs, and display stand.

Non-Scalper Price: $5 dollars


* On the left is the new Evil-Lyn in her Filmation inspired color scheme while on the right is Evil-Lyn in her vintage toyline color scheme from Mega Construx Heroes series 4. As you can see, the figures are largely similar with only three differences other than color: The waist pieces are different, the stands are different, and the orbs on top of the staffs are different.
 The Positives:

* Like the previous release, Evil-Lyn largely shares her body with the Mega Construx Teela figure. That was true in the vintage line and in Masters of the Universe Classics and it's the same case here, too. Her waist piece is a little different, which matches the simpler design of the Filmation character. The paintwork is quite sharp for this being a 2 inch figure and this time Evil-Lyn has the paler skin from the Filmation and MYP cartoon series.

* Evil-Lyn's bicep cuffs are removable as well. These are used on a number of the figures and serve as wrist cuffs on the male figures.They actually stay on very well for being such small pieces.

* Considering this figure is only 2 inches tall, the figure has a nice headsculpt with solid paintwork.The level of detail is quite good and it looks good in person. Remember, you're looking at a larger photo of a very small figure, so any deficiencies are magnified.

* The Mega Construx minifigures are very, very impressive. The articulation is incredible! Seriously, these are some of the most well articulated toys you will find in this scale. They're durable, poseable, and really, really fun. Heck, you can even customize them easily, too, since all of the parts can disconnect. These are pure hand candy!

 * Evil-Lyn includes a light blue staff/ wand that's made out of five different pieces. It's very similar to the wand included with the previous Evil-Lyn, although instead of a unique wand tip there's just a small black orb. Sine her staff is blue, you could actually have her swap staffs with the vintage colored Evil-Lyn if you desired.

* To help display these, each figure includes a stand. The stands are different than the ones included with the previous figures and are now just one solid piece rather than being made of three pieces. 
 The Negatives:

* Also like with the previous Evil-Lyn, the orb on the top is far too small and just looks rather odd. I kind of wish the wand was a single molded piece, like so many of the other weapons in the series.
   It's really tough to be critical of these little figures: They're $5, loaded with articulation, and they're Masters of the Universe. Seriously, how can you not love them? Evil-Lyn is a Great and a 1/2 minifigure that should really appeal to MOTU fans and minifigure fans alike. I don't like her quite as much as the vintage styled Evil-Lyn, but she still looks pretty cool and I'm sure we'll see more Filmation styled variants down the line. These are just starting to hit at Walmart stores and BBTS has the set up for preorder as well, so shop around to keep your collection going.

If you're a fan of Evil-Lyn I've also reviewed the M.U.S.C.L.E. Evil-Lyn from the Masters of the Universe green boxed set, the ReAction Evil-Lyn, Super7's neo-vintage Evil-Lyn, and the Mega Construx Heroes Evil-Lyn.

For more Masters of the Universe Mega Construx, check out the following:
Battle Beast
Battle for Eternia Collection
Castle Grayskull
Wind Raider Attack

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