Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, restricted swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Mace, shield, battle clip, and minicomic (not pictured).
Year of Release: 1986
* Like Battle Armor He-Man, Flying Fists He-Man is wearing metal armor emblazoned with a stylized "H" logo. It's vac-metallized, giving it a shiny, metallic appearance. He's also sporting painted bracers, a welcome addition since the original He-Man figure didn't have these painted. He has red highlights rather than orange here which stands out nicely.
* Flying Fists He-Man is built quite differently. First, he has swivel/hinge hips rather than the traditional rubber hand hips most MOTU figures had. Secondly, he has an integrated action feature other than the spring swivel waist of the earlier figures. Spin his waist right and his left arms raises his shield; spin his waist left and his right arm goes up to attack with his giant mace accessory.
* The back of the figure has a red plastic clip that attached which can serve as a lever to aid in spinning He-Man's waist. This definitely helps make the action feature a bit cooler. It's also a fairly rare MOTU accessory and is often missing from many of the figures you'll see for sale.
* He-Man's primary weapon is this massive spinning mace with three orbs on the end. It also has a metallic look to it and it really does get spinning quite nicely when you have He-Man sling his right arm up and down!
* The clip on He-Man's back also serves as a place to store the mace when it's not in use. Cool!
* Remember that this guy also came with a minicomic: "The Flying Fists of Power!"
* This is a minor redo of the standard He-Man head, so there's nothing really wrong with that. Notice anything about his neck, though? Yeah, the colors don't match. I mean, they really don't match. It's like he had a really, really bad self tan or something. Actually, the real problem is the chest is painted awkwardly.
* He-Man is also just awkward looking. Seriously, what the heck is going on here? Is his neck to long? Is his neckline plunging way too far? What is the deal? He's really, really strange looking and just quite off putting, really.
* The tri-headed mace does look fun when spinning but it's also big, clunky, and just not very aesthetically appealing. It's a really strange accessory that just doesn't have the appeal of most other MOTU accessories.
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