Monday, March 23, 2020

Toy Review: She-Ra: Gold Edition from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power by Sonic/ C3

   There are two She-Ra figures in the Sonic Wacky Pack kids meal sets this month: The standard She-Ra, which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, and this gold She-Ra which I'm reviewing today! Gold variants of characters really seem to be a popular trend with toy makers, and while the Filmation cartoon literally had He-Man turned into a gold statue, this She-Ra really just seems like she's gold just for the sake of standing out.  That's OK for a fast food promo toy, though. Seriously, this is a pretty cool little line of toys, especially considering they're around a $1 each. Let's take a look at She-Ra: Gold Edition after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 3 5/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel shoulders and a balljonted head.

Accessories: Cardboard sheet with punch out cardboard sword and shield.

Non-Scalper Price: $1 something. I paid $11 bucks for 10 toys.

* On the left is the She-Ra: Gold Edition figure while the standard She-Ra is on the right. Both figures have the same sculpt but different paintjobs. I actually like the facial expression better on the gold She-Ra, as it's just quite a bit more fun.
 The Positives:

* She-Ra looks pretty cool molded in gold. She's a lot neater than your average fast food promo for sure, and the gold color is quite attractive.

* She-Ra has swivel shoulders and a balljointed head which means she's more articulated than a POP! vinyl. I kind of wish the whole set had been figures like this but some of the other items are magnets and straw buddies.

* The head is oversized (definitely part of the stylized nature of the toy) with her facial features printed on. Not everyone likes the art style of the cartoon but I really think C3 (the company who apparently designed the toy) did a good job capturing the facial features. I like She-Ra's happy, go lucky expression here. It stands out more than the standard figure's expression for sure.

* They're cardboard (again, fast food promo) but She-Ra's Sword of Protection and shield are nicely printed. The figure can hold them just fine.
 The Negatives:

* I do kind of wish the weapons had been plastic. Even unpainted plastic, or just one weapon, would have been preferable to cardboard. I'm sure mine will be just fine but I can see my daughter's getting torn up pretty quickly. This thin cardboard is fragile, especially with those thin handles.
   While the standard She-Ra is probably the more desirable of the two figures, the She-Ra: Gold Edition figure is actually really quite cool to look at. I love her expression and she definitely is very eye-catching overall. I still am not wild about the cardboard weapons but for a $1 fast food promo item, how much can I really complain, right? She-Ra is a Great little trinket and the fact that you can snag her from a fast food place for around a buck (or with a meal) is just incredible.

  If you're a She-Raver who digs She-Ra/ Princess Adora then check out the figures I've reviewed: The Masters of the Universe Classics Galactic Protector She-Ra, the Club Grayskull She-Ra, the ReAction She-Ra, the She-Ra from the Super7 Battle for Etheria 2-Pack, the 1/6th scale Starburst She-Ra, the M.U.S.C.L.E. slime She-Ra, the Sonic Wacky Pack She-Ra, and Mattel's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power She-Ra, Force Captain Adora, She-Ra vs Shadow Weaver, and Battle Armor She-Ra and Swift Wind.

For more figures from the Sonic Wacky Pack She-Ra and the Princesses of Power collection check out the following:
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